Hough soccer wins late

CORNELIUS – Alex Denny scored the game’s lone goal with two minutes, 46 seconds left to give Hough High a 1-0 girls’ soccer victory against Myers Park on March 4.

Emmily Cowie assisted on the goal. Goalkeeper Marnie Merritt notched the shutout to help the Huskies improve to 1-0-1.

The victory was the 70th in school history. Hough is 70-7-3 since debuting in 2010.

Hough opened the season with a 2-2 tie at Providence on Feb. 26. Courtney Carroll scored both of Hough’s goals in the second half.


Knights soccer is unbeaten

HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Charter girls’ soccer team improved to 3-0-1 with a 2-0 victory against East Gaston on March 10.

Christen Venable and Riley Kane scored goals for the Knights, and goalkeeper Rachel Quest was in net for the shutout.


Cochran named State Games coach

CORNELIUS – Hough High baseball coach Jimmy Cochran will be one of the Region 6 team coaches at the Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase this summer.

The tournament will be June 18-22 at UNC Charlotte, BB&T Ballpark (the new Charlotte Knights’ stadium) and Hopewell High.

The High School Baseball Showcase pits the best 20 underclassmen from eight N.C. regions in front of more than 80 college and professional scouts for gold, silver and bronze medals. High school underclassmen (2015-17 graduates) are eligible.  

To register, view regional maps, tryout dates and locations, go to www.poweradestategames.org.


Knights’ hitting powers victory

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter rapped 11 hits, including a home run by Sinclair Runyon, in a 10-4 softball victory against Charlotte Country Day on March 4.

The Knights (1-1) took control by scoring eight runs in the second inning. Ellie Wilson was the winning pitcher.  


Southern Piedmont 1A names all-conference teams

DAVIDSON – Community School of Davidson coach Tony Brown, who passed away during the season, was named the Southern Piedmont 1A conference boys’ basketball coach of the year.

Michael Meeks (Bessemer City) was the boys’ conference player of the year. The all-conference team was Michael Daily and John McKibbon (Community School of Davidson), Jack Hayes (Pine Lake Prep), DJ Cunningham, Kenny Poston and Yung Sherrill (Cherryville), Nick Mintz and Mason Fenner (Thomas Jefferson Academy),
Ronnie Webber and Meeks (Bessemer City), Amir Davis (Lincoln Charter) and Bronson Short (Gastonia Highland).

Madison Carter (Bessemer City) was the girls’ conference player of the year. Franklin Lowery (Lincoln Charter) was named coach of the year. The girls’ all-conference team was Anna Lavella and Caroline Nageotte (Community School of Davidson), Cailyn Burby (Pine Lake Prep),Victoria Cobb, Caitlyn Miller and Madelyn Holmes (Lincoln Charter), Tierra Dameron and Carter (Bessemer City), Rachel Tevis and Alyssa Edwards (Thomas Jefferson), Madison Armstrong (Gastonia Highland) and Molly Whitworth (Cherryville). 


More fishing events slated for Lake Norman

HUNTERSVILLE – Visit Lake Norman and the Carolina Bass Challenge have signed a three-year agreement to host five fishing tournaments on Lake Norman through 2016. 

The lake will host a qualifying tournament March 22 and the Carolina Bass Challenge Classic on Nov. 7-8. 

All tournaments will launch from Blythe Landing.  


Davidson hires offensive coordinator

DAVIDSON – Davidson College hired former Boise State captain Bush Hamdan as the football team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. 

Hamdan most recently was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Arkansas State, which won the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship and the 2014 GoDaddy.com Bowl.

He also has coached at Florida, Sacramento State, Maryland and Colorado.


Lacrosse holds fundraising event

HUNTERSVILLE – Assist the Goal, a organization that serves as the charitable arm of Xtreme Lacrosse, LLC, will hold a casino night and silent auction 7-11 p.m. March 21 at Joe Gibbs Racing, 13415 Reese Blvd. W.

There will be casino games, a blackjack tournament, hors d’oeuvres and a wine grab.

The silent auction will include items from Joe Gibbs, the Carolina Panthers, Trilogy Lacrosse, spas, lacrosse camps, restaurants, Charlotte Motor Speedway and others.

Tickets cost $35 per person or $55 per couple. Each ticket will include $200 in casino chips.