↑ Union County Knockout: Porter Ridge will host the knockout tournament Sept.28 as a fundraiser for the basketball team. The cost to play the basketball shooting game is $3. If you are knocked out, you can get back into the game for another buck. Winners will get prizes.
↑ Covenant Day volleyball: The Matthews team has beaten private school powers Charlotte Latin and Charlotte Country Day. Covenant Day is 14-2.
↑ Hares and Hounds: The third annual cross-country event will be Friday and Saturday at McAlpine Creek Park. Hosted by Metrolina Christian and Charlotte Country Day, event organizers expect more than 1,700 runners in 10 races. Middle school races will start at 5:15p.m. Friday. High school events will start at 8:30a.m. Saturday.
Wednesday’s Top Performers
Charles Basse, East Meck boys’ soccer: Four goals in 4-1 win against Sun Valley.
C.J. Bradley, Hough boys’ soccer: Had a hat trick in a 9-0 win against A.L. Brown. Michael Basnett and Blake Martin each scored twice. Basnett also had three assists. Bryce Deeringer and Parker Hoffman split the shutout.
Katherine Butler, Myers Park girls’ tennis: Sparked 9-0 win against Weddington with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles.
Moon Cheong, Megan Cullip, Ardrey Kell girls’ golf: Both Knights shot 36 over nine holes to help Ardrey Kell to a 111-137 win against Myers Park.
Katelyn Houser, St. Stephens volleyball: Twenty assists, 12 kills and 12 digs in 3-1 win against Fred T. Foard. Brianna Hall had 14 assists, Jenna Boliek had 12 digs and nine kills, and Bailey Cloninger had 23 assists for St. Stephens, which is unbeaten.
Mallory Swarts, Lake Norman volleyball: Ten digs, nine assists in 3-0 loss to rival Hough.
Joe Trenning, Myers Park boys’ soccer: Two assists for Mustangs, No. 4 in the Sweet 16, in a 2-0 win at Porter Ridge. Myers Park (5-1-2) got goals from InSu Park and Dylan Spencer.
Wednesday’s Featured Game: No. 2 Charlotte Catholic 1, No. 7 South Meck 1
In a battle of Observer Sweet 16 teams, Charlotte Catholic and South Meck fought to a 1-1 tie.
Catholic (6-0-2) remained unbeaten and in the SoMeck 8. South Meck is 6-2-2. The SoMeck 8 is shaping up to be a tough conference race. Sweet 16 No.1 Providence beat No.9 Ardrey Kell in another league game.
Charlotte Latin senior captain Kellie Williams scores 1,000th kill
Charlotte Latin senior captain Kellie Williams scored her 1,000th kill Sept. 7 during a volleyball tournament at Hillcrest High (S.C.)
Williams, a four-year starter, is just the third Hawks player to reach the 1,000-kill mark. She earned all-conference and all-state honors as a junior and has committed to play at Tennessee Tech.
She was an American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom Player to Watch as a junior and named to the Prep Volleyball Senior Aces list, which recognizes the top 250 senior recruits around the country.
Through Sept.12, Williams’ career stats stand at 1,042 kills, 873 digs and 186 aces.
Observer-area athletes named best of all time
After releasing top-100 lists for the best female athletes and top coaches, the N.C. High School Athletic Association followed up with its list of the top 100 male athletes Wednesday. It was voted on by a special committee. The list is at prepinsiders.blogspot.com
Observer-area boys’ athletes listed included: Myers Park runner Jim Beatty; Shelby football player Bobby Bell; South Caldwell baseball player Madison Bumgarner; Lincolnton football player Dennis Byrd; South Meck basketball players Walter Davis and Bobby Jones; Hunter Huss basketball player Sleepy Floyd; A.L. Brown football player Ethan Horton; Providence basketball player Antawn Jamison; Albemarle wrestler Mike Kendall; Independence football player Chris Leak; A.L. Brown football player Nick Maddox; Independence football player Hakeem Nicks; Crest basketball player David Thompson; South Iredell football player Ty Westmoreland; Shelby tennis player Tim Wilkison; and Ashbrook basketball player James Worthy.
Porter Ridge seeks girls’ lacrosse coach
Porter Ridge is seeking a coach for its girls’ lacrosse program. Information: Libby Caryl, Porter Ridge lacrosse program director, 704-909-9151; firstname.lastname@example.org
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