Hough win streak is 10

HUNTERSVILLE – Striker Michael Basnett scored both goals in Hough High’s 2-0 victory against Concord Robinson in a MECKA 4A conference boys’ soccer match Sept. 7.

C.J. Bradley and Ben McGonnell had assists for the Huskies, who improved to 12-4 overall and 9-0 in conference play.

Goalkeeper Bryce Deeringer was in net for the shutout. Hough is on a 10-game winning streak.


Community School of Davidson soccer is unbeaten

DAVIDSON – The Community School of Davidson boys’ soccer team is 6-0-2 and 4-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A conference. The Spartans’ ties were against Gray Stone Day (No. 1 in Class 1A at the time) and 2A West Stanly.

CSD beat Thomas Jefferson Academy 2-1 on Oct. 2, which at the time was the state’s top-ranked 1A team in the MaxPreps poll. The Spartans also have conference victories against Pine Lake Prep, Cherryville and Lincoln Charter.

 “Offensively, we are led by Francisco Prado and Jason Coggins," CSD coach Mike Yascur said. "Our midfield is led by Adam Cosgrove, Brady Koch and Kevin Yascur. Graham Coggins, Dylan Timoney and Cole Ban lead our defense that has allowed eight goals this season.” 


Softball team gets national academic nod

HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High’s softball team had a team grade-point average of 3.954 during the 2012-13 school year, which placed the Titans among the top 10 academic teams nationwide and earned honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Each player received an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete Certificate.

Lake Norman Charter wins conference title

HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Charter girls’ tennis team won the Big South 2A/3A conference championship by beating North Gaston 9-0 on Oct. 3. The Knights (15-1) won all seven conference matches.

Hannah Archer, Sravya Uppalapati, Lauren Loveless, Tiffany Onia, Emily Chrisman and Kendall Hlewicki won singles matches in the victory against North Gaston. Lake Norman Charter’s winning doubles teams were Onia/Loveless, Chrisman/Megan Thomas and Grayson Warren/Megan Potuzak.

“We wish to congratulate the entire team for their consistent play throughout the conference season as evidenced by not losing a single line in any of the seven matches,” Lake Norman Charter coach Geoff Southwell said. 


Register for youth basketball

CORNELIUS - Registration for the Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball League is open through Oct. 23. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-18.  Eighteen-year-old players must be attending high school to be eligible.  

Registration is available online at www.cornelius.org/parc or at Cornelius Town Hall or the Davidson Parks & Recreation office.

The resident fee costs $60 for the 5- and 6-year-old instructional division and $75 for other divisions. The non-resident fee costs $90 and $105, respectively.  

Divisions are by gender and age. Financial assistance is available. Skills assessment days will be held Nov. 5-10. Practices will begin after Thanksgiving and games will begin in December, with practices on weeknights and games on Saturdays. 

Participants will receive a reversible jersey and a participation award. A birth certificate is required during registration. Volunteer coaches, timers, and scorekeepers are needed. Team sponsors are also needed.

Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or Cornelius PARC Department, 704-892-6031 ext. 160, or Davidson Parks and Recreation Department, 704-892-3349.


Hall of Fame hosts book-signing

MOORESVILLE – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allison, N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame President Don Miller, photographer and artist Holly Felsen Welch, retired sportswriter Tom Higgins and award-winning racing journalist Deb Williams will sign their latest books 3-5 p.m.  Oct. 10 at the N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Holly Felsen Welch will be available noon-5 p.m.

Fans can meet the authors, purchase books and get autographs.

Admission to the book-signings is free. Adult admission to the NCARHOF museum costs $6.

The museum is in Lakeside Industrial Park, 110 Knob Hill Road, at Exit 36 off Interstate 77.

Details: 704-663-5331.


Davidson College football loses weather-shortened game

DAYTON, Ohio – A dominant running game and strong defense led Dayton to a 40-8 victory against Davidson College in a weather-shortened Pioneer Football League game Oct. 5. The game was called with seven minutes, 46 seconds remaining because of lightning.

Dayton running back Connor Kacsor rushed 26 times for 244 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Will Bardo added 69 yards on eight attempts and a touchdown. Bardo also completed 12 of 17 passes for 103 yards and a score.

Davidson slipped to 0-5 overall, and 0-2 in league games. The Wildcats will host Drake (2-3, 1-1) at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Richardson Stadium.