Hough High wins MECKA 4A conference golf title

DENVER – Hough High capped an unbeaten conference season with a 33-stroke victory in the MECKA 4A conference boys’ golf championship April 28 at Verdict Ridge Country Club.

The Huskies’ 294 score was well ahead of runner-up Hopewell (327) and Concord Robinson (342).

Hough’s Patrick Cover won the individual conference championship with a 71 score on the 18-hole competition. He also was named the MECKA 4A Player of the Year.

The all-conference team is Hough’s David Yang, Matt Sharpstein, Blake Wagner, Blake Fiest and Cover; Concord Robinson’s Zach Boatwright; and Hopewell’s Logan Watts, T.J. Long, Tim Kessler and Brian Fratelli. Vance High’s Jerry Smith was the conference coach of the year.


CMS athletes can register for free health screening

HUNTERSVILLE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletes can register to receive a free sports screening during “Heart of a Champion Day” on May 31.

Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders must complete forms, including a medical history, by visiting www.carolinashealthcare.org/heart-of-a-champion.

Students will receive a free general sports screening, musculoskeletal check and a vision exam. The screenings are unique because they also include an electrocardiogram and, if needed, an echocardiogram to check for heart conditions that could potentially cause sudden death during athletic competition. Neither heart test is part of a routine athletic screening.

The screenings be at the Carolinas College of Health Sciences on CMC’s campus, 1200 Blythe Blvd.


Gymnasts qualify for AAU regional meet

CORNELIUS – Maya Hill, a gymnast who trains at Upscale Athletics in Mooresville, finished second in all-around competition (36.175 points) at the AAU state meet. Hill, who lives in Cornelius and teammate Trinity Frayer (Troutman) qualified for the AAU Regional Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. in mid-May.  


Davidson’s Rueger earns lacrosse top newcomer award

DAVIDSON – Davidson College women’s lacrosse player Katherine Rueger was named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Year.

Rueger, a midfielder from Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., also was named to the all-conference second team. She scored 18 goals and five assists in 15 games, collected 18 groundballs and pulled in five draw controls.

Davidson attacker Emma Sissman, midfielder Emily Rademacher and defender Paige Logan were named to the all-conference first team. Ann Fucigna and Emily Cooke were second-team picks.


Power surge for Davidson baseball

BOONE – Davidson College’s Forrest Brandt hit two home runs in the first two innings to lead the Wildcats to a 15-9 series-clinching victory against Appalachian State on April 27.

Davidson (25-12, 15-4 in conference) won its ninth straight Southern Conference series. The Wildcats matched a season high with four home runs, as catcher Daniel Gerow and left fielder Lee Miller homered in addition to Brandt’s pair.