Hough High clinches boys’ soccer conference championship

CORNELIUS – Hough High clinched the MECKA 4A conference boys’ soccer championship with a 1-0 overtime victory against Kannapolis Brown on Oct. 14.

Michael Basnett scored the goal, on an assist by C.J. Bradley. Hough’s Bryce Deeringer was in net for the shutout.

Hough (14-5 overall) is 11-0 in conference matches. The Huskies have won 12 of their past 13 matches.


Davidson College to hold basketball scrimmage

DAVIDSON - The Davidson College men’s basketball team will hold its annual Red/Black Scrimmage at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Belk Arena.

Admission is free.

The team will be introduced beforehand. Coach Bob McKillop and the Wildcats will hold a question-and-answer session with fans in the lobby afterward. Davidson was 26-8 last season and made its second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. It was the fifth time in the past seven seasons the Wildcats have won 25 or more games.

The Wildcats will host Lenoir-Rhyne in an exhibition Nov. 3 before opening the season Nov. 8 on the road against Duke.


Silva’s late goal helps Knights

GASTONIA – Will Silva’s second goal of the game, in the second overtime, helped Lake Norman Charter salvage a 3-3 tie against host Gastonia Huss in a Big South 2A/3A conference boys soccer match Oct. 14.

The Knights took an early 2-0 lead on goals by freshman Asa Wessler and Silva, a junior. Huss tied the game on two penalty kicks and took a 3-2 lead before Silva tied it with four minutes left. Lake Norman Charter (10-5-2) is 8-1-2 in conference and in second place. The Knights will receive the conference’s top 2A bid in the playoffs.


Spartans soccer is sizzling

DAVIDSON – The Community School of Davidson boys’ soccer team remained unbeaten and atop its conference with a 3-0 victory against Pine Lake Prep on Oct. 14.

Jason Coggins scored two goals and Francisco Prado scored one. Adam Cosgrove, Kevin Yascur and Prado had an assist apiece. Goalkeeper Cole Ban made nine saves. The Spartans’ top defenders were Graham Coggins, Dylan Timoney, Keagan Mullally and Brendon Mitchell.

The Spartans are 10-0-2 and 7-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A conference.


Davidson’s Carkhuff sets mark

DAVIDSON – Davidson College quarterback Jonathan Carkhuff  became the first Wildcat to pass for more than 10,000 yards during a 27-6 loss to Drake at Richardson Stadium on Oct. 12.

He completed 20 of 35 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown. But Davidson (0-6 overall) fell to 0-3 in Pioneer Football League games when Drake’s Gary Scott rushed for two second-half touchdowns. Carkhuff passed the 10,000-yard mark on a six-yard pass to A.J. Pignone in the second quarter.


LaKova wins gymastics event

CORNELIUS - The LaKova Gymnastics team, based won the Foothills Fall Invitational tournament Oct. 6.

The team, coached by Amanda Proschuk-Landay, includes Caroline Josephson, Carrie Griffin, Amelie Acton Yanez, Emily Mumford, Sophia Zent, Samantha Wilson, Sydney McLennan, Erika Boyle, Hannah Mierzwa, Brenlee Stewart and Emma Merritt.

The meet was the second of the season, and LaKova competitors qualified for the state meet.


Milestone soccer victory for Davidson College’s Ashton

DAVIDSON – Freshmen Ashley Finke and Kate Joss each scored their first two career goals, and coach Greg Ashton won his 100th game at Davidson College as the Wildcats won 4-3 at Francis Marion on Oct. 12 in a women’s soccer match.

Joss’ second goal, on a rebound following teammate Julia Singley’s shot, broke a 3-3 tie in the 87th minute.

Ashton’s 100 victories moved him with 18 of becoming the winningest coach in program history. His career record is 100-76-24 in 10 seasons. Davidson improved to 5-7-3.


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

Divisions are by gender and age. Financial assistance is available. Skills assessment days will be held Nov. 5-10. A birth certificate is required at registration. Volunteer coaches, timers and scorekeepers are needed.

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