Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday's N.C. Western Sectional Basketball Championship scores

Friday’s Western Sectional Final Scores

4A Boys: Greensboro Page 100, Watauga 58; West Charlotte 70, Mount Tabor 43; Ardrey Kell 57, Berry 43;
Lake Norman 86, Independence 62

Regionals March 6: Page vs. West Charlotte; Ardrey Kell vs. Lake Norman

4A Girls: Mount Tabor 75, McDowell 65; Ardrey Kell 59, SW Guilford 52; West Forsyth 53, Alexander Central 52; Myers Park 65, Hopewell 48

Regionals March 4: Myers Park vs. West Forsyth; Mount Tabor vs. Ardrey Kell

3A Boys: N. Forsyth 94, Carson 91; Pisgah 66, Concord 64; Freedom 84, N. Buncombe 66; Weddington 68, Kings Mountain 52

Regionals March 7: North Forsyth vs. Pisgah; North Buncombe vs. Weddington

3A Girls: Hickory 64, Erwin 49; Freedom 66, S. Rowan 64; Weddington 67, Crest 52; Canton Pisgah 79, SW Randolph 44

Regionals March 5: Pisgah vs. Weddington; Hickory vs. Freedom

2A Boys: Smoky Mountain 91, Lake Norman Charter 72; Hunter Huss 92, Newton-Conover 83; East Rutherford 81, Forest Hills 58; North Rowan 77, Shelby 70 (OT)

Regionals March 6: North Rowan vs. East Rutherford; Smoky Mountain vs. Hunter Huss

2A Girls: Franklin 62, Lexington 46; East Rutherford 66, Thomasville 57; East Davidson 66, Wilkes Central 47; Bandys 87, N. Wilkes 61

Regionals March 4: Bandys vs. East Davidson; Franklin vs. East Rutherford

1A Boys: Alleghany 84, Cherryville 80; Avery  60, Robbinsville 39; Albemarle 63, Mount Airy 52; East Surry at Winston-Salem Prep

Regionals March 5: Albemarle vs. W-S Prep/East Surry; Allgehany vs. Avery Country

1A Girls:  Cherokee 82, Rosman 53; Hayesville 68, Lincoln Charter 37; W-S Prep 69, Mount Airy 52; Bishop McGuinnes 45, Atkins 43

Regionals March 7: W-S Prep vs. Bishop McGuinness; Cherokee vs. Hayesville

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Charlotte Catholic coach Jim Oddo to retire

An innocuous tweet announced the retirement of one of North Carolina's most accomplished high school football coaches.

The Charlotte Catholic Twitter account (@CCHSCougarNews) tweeted that Jim Oddo would retire this year. Athletic Director Kevin Christmas said Oddo had announced he would retire, but declined to comment further.


Oddo started at Charlotte Catholic in 1973 and has coached more than 500 games with a career record of 358-145-2. He finished last season as the state's active wins leader.

Under Oddo, the Cougars won three state championships in 1977, 2004 and 2005.

Led by All-American running back Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic made it to the 3AA state championship game in 2012 and the 4A regional championship game in 2013.

--Corey Inscoe

Saturday, February 22, 2014

N.C. Independent Schools Results and all-state teams



Photos from Providence Day's celebration after the state finals win



3A Girls Final: Providence Day 45, Greensboro Day 20
3A Girls All-State Team
Rebecca Banks, Cary
Cailin Dorsey, Raleigh Ravenscroft
Meona Feather, Rabun Gap
Morgan Franklin, Charlotte Christian
Kerstie Phills, Charlotte Christian
Cha'Mia Rothwell, Durham Academy
Tamara Thorpe, Greensboro Day
Caroline Spurr, Greensboro Day
Janelle Bailey, Providence Day
Jatarie White, Providence Day
Chanin Scott, Charlotte Latin


3A Boys Final: High Point Wesleyan 53-47
3A Boys All-State Team
Colton Bishop, Forsyth Country Day
Alex Wnuk, Christ School
Trey Phills, Charlotte Christian
Jordan Watkins, Providence Day
Rusty Reigel, Charlotte Latin
Joey McLean, High Ponit Christian
Andrew Howard, SouthLake
Darius Moore, Greensboro Day
Bryan Rouse, Greensboro Day
Theo Pinson, High Point Wesleyan

1A Girls Final: Northwood Temple 58, Halifax Academy 51
1A Girls All-State Team
Madison Colbert, Hickory Cristian
Henny Larabee, Ridgecroft
Anna Murr, Grace Christian
Ese Yurdacal, Freedom Christian
Kira Williams, Oakwood School
Buse Ocal, Freedom Christian
Jenae Dupree, Trinity Christian
Kelly Willams, Halifax Academy
Haley Wood, Halifax Academy
Marta Miscenko, Northwood Temple

1A Boys Final: Trinity Christian 63, Greenfield School 62
1A Boys All-State Team
Dalen Traore, Northwood Temple
Quintin Jackson Jr., Word of God
Demetrius Troy, Word of God
Sae' Quahn Rogers, Burlington School
Lee Atkinson, Wayne Country Day
Nehemiah Mabson, United Faith
Dominique Kelman-Poto, Freedom Christian
Logan McClane, Greenfield School
Kwe Parker, Trinity Christian
Dennis Smith Jr, Trinity Christian

2A Girls Final: Carolina Day 57, Davidson Day 36
2A Girls All-State Team

Danisha Jordan, Harrells Christian Academy
Kaitlyn Holmes, First Assembly Academy
Lauren Travis, Carolina Day School
Julie Thompson, Cary Christian School
Peyton Kadlecek, Caldwell Academy
Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day School                                                          
Tess Harris, Carolina Day School
Morgan Whiteside, Gaston Day School
Taylor Robinson, Asheville Christian Academy
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian Academy
Abigail Bullock  Fayetteville Christian School

2A Boys Final: Northside Christian 87, Concord First Assembly 68
2A Boys All-State Team
KeyShawn Woods             Northside Christian Academy
                                       
Charles Mineland             Concord First Assembly Academy
                              
James Demery                    Northside Christian Academy
                                       
Desean Murray                  Northside Christian Academy
                                       
Zane Waterman                Fayetteville Academy
                                                        
Justice Cuthbertson       Weschester Country Day School
                                 
Matt Woods                         Asheville Chrisitan Academy
                                         
Kenny Hairston                  Davidson Day School
                                                           
Corbin Jackson                   Victory Christian
                                                                   
Derek McKnight                 Gaston Day School
                                                               
Christian Adams                Calvary Baptist Day School  







Friday, February 21, 2014

Charlotte Country Day lacrosse jamboree canceled

From Observer Staff Reports

CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte Country Day School has canceled Saturday's 16th annual lacrosse jamboree. School administrators determined that field conditions were unplayable due to the recent inclement weather in Charlotte.

Proceeds were to have benefitte the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University and The Crossnore School. This event has raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes over the years.

Participating teams were to include: Ardrey Kell High School, Cannon School, Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Latin School, Christ School, Davidson Day School, Hough High School, Lake Norman Charter School, Myers Park High School, Providence Day School, Providence High School, Southlake Christian School, Ravenscroft School and Weddington High School.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time Warner Cable to televise NCISAA championships this weekend, NCHSAA in March

From Observer News Services:

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will exclusively televise North Carolina’s and South Carolina’s high school basketball championships live, with coverage starting this weekend. The North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) basketball championship games will air live this Saturday, February 22 with games starting at 10 a.m. Paul Doherty will call all six games, joined by analyst Lyndsay Rowley for the first three games and Joe Simmons for the final three.

The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) Basketball Championships will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Basketball Championships will be televised live the following weekend, Saturday, March 15.

NCISAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TV SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Game Time
3A Girls 10:00 a.m.
3A Boys 12:00 p.m.
1A Girls 2:00 p.m.
1A Boys 4:00 p.m.
2A Girls 6:00 p.m.
2A Boys 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

N.C. Independent Schools state basketball playoff pairings

N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state basketball playoff pairings



1A Girls
Tuesday's first round: Kerr-Vance at Hickory Christian; Ridgecroft at Freedom Christian; Carmel Christian at Oakwood; Cape Fear at Hobgood
Thursday's quarterfinals at Calvary Baptist
Northwood vs. Kerr-Vance/Hickory, 2 p.m.; Trinity Christian vs. Ridgecroft/Freedom, 6:30 p.m.; Halifax Academy vs. Carmel/Oakwood, 5 p.m.; Grace Christian vs. Cape Fear/Hobgood, 3:30 p.m.
1A Boys
Tuesday's first round: Neuse Christian at Wayne Country Day; Pungo Christian at United Faith, 6:30 p.m.; Hickory Christian at Burlington Christian; Cresset Christian at Freedom Christian
Thursday's quarterfinals at Forsyth Country Day: Trinity Christian vs. Neuse/Wayne, 4 p.m.; Northwood Temple vs. United Faith/Pungo, 8:30 p.m.; Greenfield vs. Hickory/Burlington, 7 p.m.; Word of God vs. Freedom/Cresset, 5:30 p.m.
2A Girls
Tuesday's first round: Harrells at Fayetteville Christian; Caldwell at Concord First Assembly; Fayetteville Academy at Gaston Day; St. David's at Davidson Day
Thursday's quarterfinals at High Point Wesleyan: Carolina Day vs. Harrells/Fayetteville, 2 p.m.; Cary Christian vs. Caldwell/Concord, 6:30 p.m.; Northside vs. Fayetteville/Gaston Day, 5 p.m.; Asheville Christian vs. Davidson Day/St. David's, 3:30 p.m.
2A Boys
Tuesday's first round: Christian at Calvary Baptist; Fayetteville Christian at Davidson Day; Harrells Christian at Westchester Country Day; Cary Christian at Fayetteville Academy
Thursday's quarterfinals at Westchester Country Day: Northside vs. Victory/Calvary Baptist, 4 p.m.; Asheville Christian vs. Davidson Day/Fayetteville Christian, 8:30 p.m.; Gaston Day vs. Harrells/Westchester, 7 p.m.; Concord First Assembly vs. Cary/Fayetteville Academy, 5:30 p.m.
3A Girls
Tuesday's first round: Hickory Grove at Charlotte Latin; Covenant Day at Charlotte Christian; High Point Wesleyan at Durham Academy; SouthLake at Cannon
Thursday's quarterfinals at American Hebrew Academy: Providence Day vs. Latin/Hickory Grove, 2 p.m.; Rabun Gap vs. Christian/Covenant Day, 6:30 p.m.; Ravenscroft vs. High Point Wesleyan/Durham Academy, 5 p.m.; Greensboro Day vs. Cannon/SouthLake, 3:30 p.m.
3A Boys
Tuesday's first round: Ravenscroft at Charlotte Latin; Charlotte Christian at Village Christian; Cannon at Forsyth Country Day; SouthLake at Christ School
Thursday's quarterfinals at Greensboro Day: Greensboro Day vs. Latin/Ravenscroft, 4 p.m.; Providence Day vs. Village Christian/Charlotte Christian, 8:30 p.m.; High Point Christian vs. Cannon/Forsyth, 7 p.m.; High Point Wesleyan vs. SouthLake/Christ School, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mecklenburg County Boys Basketball Standings (as of Feb. 13)


Mecklenburg County Prep Boys Basketball Standings

Boys

MECKA 8

School
Overall
Conf.
Hough
18-4
12-1
West Charlotte
16-5
10-2
North Meck
18-4
9-4
Vance
8-14
6-7
Robinson
9-13
5-8
Mallard Creek
10-13
4-9
Hopewell
5-17
3-10
A.L. Brown
7-13
2-10

 

Southwestern 4A

School
Overall
Conf.
Independence
14-9
10-1
Butler
16-5
9-2
Myers Park
15-7
7-4
East Meck
13-11
6-5
Porter Ridge
6-15
4-8
Garinger
6-17
3-9
Rocky River
5-17
0-11

 

South Meck 8

School
Overall
Conf.
 
Berry
19-3
12-1
 
Olympic
21-2
11-2
 
 
Ardrey Kell
18-5
11-2
 
 
 
Charlotte Catholic
7-15
5-7
 
Harding
9-12       
5-7
 
South Meck
7-15
4-9
 
West Meck
5-16
2-11
 
 
 
 
 
Providence
3-20
1-12
 

CISAA

School
Overall
Conf.
Providence Day
22-3
7-0
Charlotte Latin
17-7
4-3
Charlotte Christian
9-19
3-4
Charlotte Co. Day
11-15
2-4
Cannon
16-12
1-6

 

 

NCHSAA to make special adjustments to schedule due to weather

CHAPEL HILL-- The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association met via conference call on Tuesday and approved a couple of changes that may help member schools with scheduling events during the current inclement weather.

The NCHSAA wrestling regionals are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.  If there are postponements, all regionals must make every effort to avoid Sunday competition, especially if Saturday is available and safe for travel.

However, as a last resort, regional competition may be held Sunday afternoon, February 16. Weigh-ins cannot occur any earlier than noon and wrestling cannot begin any earlier than 1:00 pm.  Additionally, the NCHSAA must approve all revised schedules.

There is no waiver of the 5-match per day limitation for an individual wrestler.

Another change was made for next week in basketball. Schools may play four games next week, with Friday being considered the “non-school” play date under the NCHSAA scheduling policies. Saturday is not an option, but this will perhaps allow for playing a make-up game or two, as well as the conference tournament, if the conference so chooses.

Seeding will be conducted on Saturday, February 22, as originally scheduled. All qualifiers will be submitted by the conference president no later than 6:00 am on February 22.
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mecklenburg County Girls Basketball Standings as of Feb. 8


Mecklenburg Co. Girls Basketball Standings as of Feb. 8

MECKA 8

School
Overall
Conf.
Hopewell
17-4
9-3
North Meck
13-8
8-3
Mallard Creek
17-5
8-4
Hough
15-6
8-4
Robinson
15-6
7-5
West Charlotte
13-9
5-7
A.L. Brown
6-14
2-10
Vance
2-16
0-11



Southwestern 4A

School
Overall
Conf.
Myers Park
20-1
10-0
Butler
16-7
8-3
Rocky River
15-5
6-3
Porter Ridge
12-6
4-5
East Meck
7-15
3-7
Garinger
4-16
3-7
Independence
0-16
0-9


South Meck 8


School
Overall
Conf.
Ardrey Kell
16-4
10-0
Charlotte Catholic
15-6
10-1
Harding
12-6
7-3
South Meck
8-13
6-6
Berry
7-10
4-5
Olympic
6-14
2-8
West Meck
5-14
2-10
Providence
4-15
2-10


CISAA

School
Overall
Conf.
Providence Day
23-3
7-0
Charlotte Christian
15-7
4-2
Charlotte Latin
8-13
3-3
Cannon
11-9
2-5
Charlotte Co. Day
1-16
0-6