Athlete of the Week

Tristan Baker

Hopewell High baseball


Baker, a junior, pitched a five-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory against Hough. He walked one and struck out four. Baker also had two hits, walked twice, drove in a run and stole two bases. To nominate an athlete of the week, email


Locker Room Chat

Get to know Tristan ...


Your favorite school subject?

“Math, because numbers have always come easily to me.”


Two famous people you’d invite to dinner?

“Biggie Smalls, because he’s my favorite rapper and (former pitcher) Tom Glavine. He’s my idol.”


Your favorite television network?

“Nickelodeon. It has 'SpongeBob (SquarePants),' which I’ve watched for a long time.”


Games to Watch


High school baseball

• March 21, Mallard Creek at Hopewell, 6:30 p.m.

• March 25, Cannon at Comm. School of Davidson, 4 p.m.

• March 25, North Mecklenburg at Hough, 6:30 p.m.


High school soccer

• March 25, Mallard Creek at Hough, 6 p.m.

• March 26, Gastonia Huss at Lake Norman Charter, 6 p.m.


High school softball

• March 25, Hopewell at North Mecklenburg, 5:30 p.m.

• March 25, Mallard Creek at Hough, 5:30 p.m.