Hopewell High names lacrosse coach

HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High has hired Rob Nevitt as lacrosse coach. Nevitt founded the Lake Norman Choctaws club lacrosse team in 1992, was an assistant on two North Mecklenburg High state championship teams (2000-02) and coached all-star teams for T2Lax.

“We are extremely happy to have a coach of his talents and experience, and a man of his caliber,” Hopewell athletics director Jamie Billings said.

Nevitt’s two sons are Hopewell alums.

Nevitt, a Long Island, N.Y. native, was a high-school All-American as an attackman, and a two-time All-American at Roanoke College. He lives in Denver.

Baseball league schedules workout

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Youth Athletic Association’s fall senior baseball league will hold a workout for interested players from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Huntersville Athletic Park’s field No. 4. Play is open to anyone 18 and older. Players need to bring a glove and a wooden bat. Team managers for the 28-and-older and 38-and-older teams will be present to direct workouts and answer questions.

The league is open to anyone, including players who live outside of Huntersville. If you’re interested in playing and can’t attend the Jan. 20 workout, email Robert Lauro at rlauro25@msn.com.

Junior golf tournaments headed to N.C.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will have three 2013 tournaments in the state for golfers ages 11-18 who may want to increase their national exposure: March 2-3 at Lochmere Golf Club (Cary), April 27-28 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course (Raleigh) and Sept. 21-22 at Fox Den Country Club (Charlotte).

Playing on the nationally accredited tour will give juniors exposure through multiple ranking systems, including the National Junior Golf Scoreboard, the American Junior Golf Association, and the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index, among others.

All three tournaments will be ranked by The Tarheel Youth Golf Association, the state’s most prominent ranking system.

Golfers on the tour compete in four age divisions: boys 15-18, boys 11-14, girls 11-14 and girls 15-18.

For information go to www.HJGT.org, call the HJGT headquarters toll-free at 904-379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org.

Davidson men’s basketball signs three players

DAVIDSON – The Davidson College men’s basketball team announced three high-school players who’ve signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Wildcats in 2013-14. The signees are forward Joe Aase of Austin, Minn., guard Jack Gibbs of Westerville, Ohio, and forward Andrew McAuliffe of Northbrook, Ill.

Aase, a 6-foot-8 forward, was a preseason all-state selection at Austin (Minn.) High. As a junior, he averaged 15.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 42 percent on 3-pointers. He was all-conference following his sophomore and junior seasons. Aase earned honorable mention all-state recognition a year ago. In 2011-12, he led Austin High to a 20-5 record and its first state tournament appearance in 30 years.

Gibbs, 5-11, is rated as one of the top point guards in Ohio. He’s a four-year letter winner at Westerville North High. He was named most valuable player of the Play 4 Cancer Shootout earlier this season. Gibbs earned all-district, all-conference and all-state honors following his sophomore season.

McAuliffe, a 6-8 forward at Glenbrook North High, also is a four-year letter winner. He’s averaging 18 points and 5.8 rebounds this season and helped Glenbrook North to three straight division titles, McAuliffe was named team MVP in 2010-11 and is a two-time All-Thanksgiving Tournament selection.

– compiled by Cliff Mehrtens