Knight becomes a Crusador

Lake Norman Charter senior Maria Hoidas signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Belmont Abbey College next fall . Standing (from left) are Hoidas’ mother Sharon and father Mark. Seated next to her is brother Nick.

Hopewell High football coach resigns

HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High football coach David Johnson has resigned to become head coach at Cuthbertson High in Union County.

Johnson coached two seasons at Hopewell, his first stint as a head coach. His teams were 5-7 in 2011 and 4-7 in 2012. Despite the losing records, both Titans squads qualified for the N.C. 4A playoffs.

“We are thankful for the energy and effort Coach Johnson put into our football program and wish him the best in the next chapter of his life,” Hopewell athletic director Jamie Billings said.


Hough’s Luke Maye named to All-American team

CORNELIUS- Hough High forward Luke Maye was named to the MaxPreps sophomore All-American basketball team.

Maye, 6-foot-7, was a third-team selection, and the lone player picked from North Carolina. Last season, he averaged 18.9 points, 13.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists helping Hough to a 22-6 record. Maye was the fourth-leading vote getter in the N.C. Associated Press all-state balloting.  Hough advanced to its first N.C. 4A Western Regional before losing to eventual state champion Olympic.


Curry sets NBA season record for 3-pointers

PORTLAND, Ore. – Former Davidson College basketball star Stephen Curry on April 17 set the NBA record for 3-pointers in a season with his 270th in the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 99-88 road victory against the Portland Trailblazers.

Curry, 25,  added two more 3-pointers to finish with four in the game and 272 for the season. He broke Ray Allen’s mark of 269 set in the 2005-06 season.

Grier ranked high on ESPN’s prestigious list

DAVIDSON – Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier is No. 45 on ESPN150, the sports network’s ranking of the nation’s top 2014 seniors.

Grier, who led the nation in passing yards and touchdowns last season as a junior, is ranked third among quarterbacks on ESPN’s list. He committed to Florida last December.

Grier is North Carolina’s highest-ranked offensive player, and fourth overall behind No. 10 Lamont Gaillard (Fayetteville Pine Forest defensive tackle), No. 26 Lorenzo Featherston (Greensboro Page defensive end) and No. 34 Kentavius Street (Greenville Rose defensive end).

Grier led Davidson Day (11-2) to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship. He passed for state-record totals of 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns, with just six interceptions, completing 324 of 414 passes (78 percent). He also rushed for 813 yards and eight touchdowns on 92 carries.

Kannapolis to host “HYAA League Night”

HUNTERSVILLE – The Kannapolis Intimidators minor-league baseball team will host “HYAA League Night” at its 5:05 p.m. home game May 19 against the Hargerstown Suns.

Families participating in softball and baseball in the Huntersville Youth Athletic Association can buy tickets for $6. Contact your coach with the number of tickets you’d like to purchase. If you are not participating in baseball or softball and would like to buy tickets, call Lynn Clark at or Robert Lauro at


Alumni Night for North Mecklenburg baseball

HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg High’s baseball team will host “Alumni Night” at its 6:30 p.m. home game April 26 against Hopewell. All former Vikings baseball players will be admitted free of charge. It also will be Senior Night for the current players.


Youth football camp at Lake Norman Charter

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter will host a youth football camp from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 28-31. The camp is open to any rising fifth- thru eighth-grader, and you don’t need to attend Lake Norman Charter to come to the camp. The cost is $100.  For information, email coach Bob McKay at


– compiled by Cliff Mehrtens