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High School Spring Sports Roundup 05.14.14

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    • Cannon School has hired Shawn Powell as its new head strength and conditioning coach. Powell previously spent five years with Penske Racing and seven years an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Carolina Panthers. He will work with Cannon athletes in a new 3,500-square foot facility scheduled for completion in June.

    •  MAC All-Conference golf: Cullen Beasley, Gaston Christian; William Crook, SouthLake; Josh Friday, Gaston Christian; Levi Kettlehut, Gaston Christian; Jon Henry, SouthLake; Caleb Hensley, Metrolina Christian; Bailey Hurst, Metrolina Christian; Ethan Sawyers, SouthLake Christian; Aaron Shepard, Gaston Christian; Josh Wall, Covenant Day

    •  MAC All-Conference tennis: Vlad Bonar, Metrolina Christian; Spencer Daniels, Covenant Day; Hunter Harbin, Covenant Day; Caleb Keaton, Covenant Day; Pierce Ormond, Covenant Day; Davis Riggins, Covenant Day. Doubles: Jacob Wall/Pierce Ormond, Covenant Day; Spencer Daniels/Davis Riggins, Covenant Day; Hunter Harbin/Caleb Keaton, Covenant Day

    • Lake Norman girls basketball coach Rich Tinucci resigned after three seasons, the Mooresville Tribune reported. Tinucci was 37-32 in three seasons, including 15-9 in 2013-14.



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↑  Tatum Auvil, East Lincoln girls soccer: two goals in a 2-1 win against West Caldwell in a first-round playoff game Tuesday. She tied a school record with her 28th of the season. Auvil can break the record in Friday’s second-round game at Parkwood.

↑  Amy Collins, Marvin Ridge girls lacrosse: scored 10 goals in two playoff games, including five in Tuesday’s 17-5 win against East Forsyth. Marvin Ridge faces Ardrey Kell Friday in the state quarterfinals.

↑  Ellie Wilson, Lake Norman Charter softball: eight strikeouts in an 11-2 win against Salisbury.

↑  Cox Mill girls soccer: Outshot Freedom 52-4 in a 5-0 win Wednesday in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A playoffs. Cox Mill took 10 corner kicks and Freedom took one. Christine Rolfes had two goals for Cox Mill.

Wednesday’s Top Performers

Raeven McCrodden, West Lincoln softball: was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in an 11-8 win against R-S Central. West Lincoln scored nine runs in the third inning.

Quay Mills, Freedom girls soccer: had 24 saves for Freedom in a first-round loss to Cox Mill.

Tyler Price, East Gaston baseball: Threw a complete game three-hitter in an 8-4 win against Canton Pigsah.

Conlyn Zogzas, Lake Norman Charter softball: 4-for-4 in an 11-2 win against Salisbury in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs. She had two triples. Teammate Meagan Martucci was 3-for-4 with a double and Hannah Foret was 2-for-4 with a double.

Wednesday’s Roundup

Charlotte Country Day girls lacrosse 15, Charlotte Latin 9: The Bucs (12-3) beat their archrivals in the N.C. Independent Schools semifinals to advance to Saturday’s state final, which Country Day will host. Country Day finished the 2013 season 19-0 after beating Durham Academy 11-10 in overtime in the state final. Wednesday, Riley Harrison had four goals for Country Day. Caroline Mangan and Lucky Pedlow added three each. Catherine Crigler had four goals for Latin and Grayce Anderson two.

Ardrey Kell baseball 13, A.L. Brown 1: The nationally ranked Knights (26-2) won in five innings as the game was shortened by the 10-run rule. Pitcher Doug Norman allowed one hit and struck out six of the 15 batters he faced. Ardrey Kell third baseman Aaron Pilkington was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and second baseman Max Garner was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. A.L. Brown (15-12) got a hit and RBI from catcher Zach Mullinax.

Hough girls soccer 9, McDowell 0: Ranked No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association poll, Hough started the playoffs with a dominant win. Alex Denny had three goals and Ashley Johnson and Brooke Sawyer had two each. Sarah Moon had a goal and three assists. Courtney Carroll had two assists for Hough (20-0-2). Marnie Merritt and Katie Easley shared the shutout.

Indian Land girls soccer 11, Batesburg-Leesville 1: Indian Land (S.C.) won a second-round game, outshooting Batesburg-Leesville 23-6. Indian Land improved to 16-5.

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