North Meck sprinter sets Mecklenburg County record

GREENSBORO – North Mecklenburg High’s Vincent Crisp, a rising senior, set the Mecklenburg County record in the 800-meter run last weekend at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at N.C. A&T's Irwin Belk Track.

Crisp finished in one minute, 51.88 seconds to finish 12th overall. He broke a 24-year-old county mark set by Harding High's Michael James in 1990. Crisp’s time was the fastest in North Carolina this season and the 11th-fastest in state history.


Brooks works out for Hornets

CHARLOTTE – De’Mon Brooks, a four-year starter at Davidson College and the Southern Conference men’s basketball player of the year, had a pre-draft workout for the Charlotte Hornets on June 16.

Brooks, a Hopewell High alum, led Davidson in scoring last season (19 points), shot 58.6 percent from the field and averaged 7.1 rebounds per game. He’s a 6-foot-7 forward. The NBA Draft is June 26.


Six gymnasts advance to nationals

HUNTERSVILLE – Five gymnasts from the Huntersville-based Everest Gymnastics Training Center qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Championships and another gymnast advanced to the Junior Olympic National Invitation Tournament.

The Level 9 Eastern Championships were May 2-4 at the Bradenton (Fla.) Area Convention Center.  Lauren Little, of Mooresville, won the all-around title in the Junior 1 age division.  She also finished first on bars and third on vault. Cianna Coyle, of Huntersville, also competed in the Junior 1 age division, finishing 15th in all-around competition.  Haleigh Bryant, of Cornelius, finished first on vault in the Junior 2 age division.  She finished 10th in the all-around.  Lily Harsch, of Davidson, also competed in the Junior 2 age division.  She placed fourth on bars and 11th in the all-around.  Julianna Wei,l of Davidson, competed in the Junior 4 age division.

Nicole Palme,r of Denve,r qualified to the Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament held May 11 at the Jackson (Miss.) Convention Center.

• Everest Gymnastics qualified 23 gymnasts to regional meets.  Level 7 qualifiers were Emily Buffington, Lilly Neal, Isabelle Schaefer and Bria DiOrio.  Level 8 qualifiers were Sydney Bennett, Aicha Kaouss, Catie Holder and Mackenzie Shipley.  Level 9 qualifiers were Haleigh Bryant, Cianna Coyle, Lily Harsch, Lauren Little, Julianna Weil, Gabbie Gallentine, Hollie Johnson, Kyndal Knight and Alexis Olivier. Level 10 qualifiers were Mia Fowler, Nicole Palmer and Katie Becker. Xcel qualifiers were Falon Spearman, Nicole Thean and Kathryn Bolt.


Pride awards top athletes

MOORESVILLE – Pine Lake Prep awarded its top middle-school athletes at a May 27 ceremony on campus.

The honorees were Jack Long (football), Tanner Knauer (co-ed soccer), Ben Goad (co-ed golf), Nathan McCurry (boys’ basketball, cross country and baseball), Caroline Coleman (girls’ basketball and volleyball), Alana Lee Siden (girls’ cross country), Stephen Spoeneman (boys’ swimming), Olivia Thomas (softball), Amanda Richardson (cheerleading), Dana Brower (girls’ swimming) and Hunter Hollister (co-ed tennis).


Register for Rodney Monroe youth basketball camp

HUNTERSVILLE – The Rodney Monroe Basketball Camp will be held at three different times this summer, all at SouthLake Christian Academy:

• June 23-27 and July 21-25 for players ages 6-14. Players ages 6-9 will attend 9 a.m.-noon daily, and players ages 10-14 will attend 1:15-4:15 p.m.

• July 7-11 for girls ages 7-10. The camp will run 9 a.m.-noon

Registration costs $125 per camper or $225 for families with two or more children.

Monroe, a former N.C. State basketball star, is the SouthLake Christian boys’ coach.



Volleyball championsVolleyball champions

HUNTERSVILLE – The Storm won the Huntersville Youth Volleyball League spring championship. It finished with an 8-2 record, including wins against Team Fury in the semifinal and Team Chaos in the final. Team members included  Isabella Foret, Carson Sharawy, Aleya Martin, Erin Buell, Cameron Deffenbaugh, Madison Cabuco, Christina Torres and Alex Bagg. Brian Bistreich was the coach. (Photo Courtesy of Allison Pillmear-Martin)



Athletes of the year Pine Lake Athletes of the Yer

MOORESVILLE –Nathan McCurry (left) and Caroline Coleman were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year for Pine Lake Prep Middle School. (Photo Courtesy of Frances Coleman)