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High School Spring Sports Roundup 05.27.14

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↑  Hough girls’ soccer: Made history with Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime win against Myers Park, becoming the first Mecklenburg County girls 4A team to reach three straight state finals.

↑  Charlotte Catholic rugby: Won N.C. title this month, beating North Mecklenburg in the final

↑  Hickory Christian: Won Wells Fargo award for N.C. 1A independent schools for overall athletic excellence.

↑  Stephen Curry basketball camp: NBA star and former Davidson and Charlotte Christian star will hold a free three-hour instruction session for 50 underprivileged children in the Concord, Charlotte and Huntersville areas June 18 at Cannon School in Concord. Curry and Accelerate Basketball are looking for nominations from area schools and businesses for children who are “good in school, have their heads on the shoulders and continue to try hard” despite difficult circumstances. Information: blake@acceleratebasketball.com

Tuesday’s Top Performers

Caleb Burnham, Burns baseball: In a 1-0 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A West Regional series loss against Pied,pmt, Burnham threw seven innings, allowed five hits. He struck out 14 and had one intentional walk.

Alex Denny, Hough girls’ soccer: Header with 74 seconds left lifted her team to a 2-1 win against Myers Park in the N.C. 4A semifinals.

Lissi Gordon, Community School of Davidson girls’ soccer: Had one assist and a goal in a 2-0 win against Gray Stone Day in the N.C. 1A semifinals. Community School will play for its first state championship Saturday.

Addison Jones, Providence baseball: Relief pitcher threw six innnings in the 10-5 loss to West Forsyth in the Game 1 of their best-of-3 regional final series. He gave up one run and retired his first 10 batters. Teammate Andrew Moritz was 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Notes

• Former Butler High All-American Riley Ferguson plans to transfer from Tennessee, according to Volquest.com, a website that follows the program. Ferguson, a redshirt freshman, was expected to be one of four quarterbacks battling for the starting job.

• Charlotte Latin junior lacrosse players Jackson Monnin and Carson Song were named to the U.S. Lacrosse All-American team. To be eligible, players must be named all-state, all-county or all league and be “of outstanding character, be in good academic standing in their school and demonstrate good sportsmanship and safe play.” Monnin was all-state this season when he scored 43 goals and had 19 assists. Song, a three-year varsity player, has committed to Brown. A two-time all-state pick, Song had 58 goals and 92 assists this season.

• Nothing But Net Basketball will host the first V Foundation All-Star Classic on June 7 at Lake Norman Charter. Celebrity coaches will include former North Meck star Jamie Skeen (Virginia Commonwealth) and former Hopewell star Brandyn Curry (Harvard). The teams will include many northern Mecklenburg stars like Lake Norman Charter’s Ezinne Mbamalu and Hough’s Tucker Thompson. Player invitees come from Community School of Davidson, Davidson Day, Hopewell, Lake Norman Charter, Lake Norman, Mooresville, North Meck, Pine Lake Prep and SouthLake Christian. Proceeds will benefit the V Foundation for cancer research.

• Providence moved into MaxPreps national baseball rankings, released Tuesday. The Panhters are at No. 21, one spot ahead of Ardrey Kell, which fell 10 spots. Providence upset Ardrey Kell in the regional semifinals last week.

• The following South Mecklenburg student-athletes recently signed with colleges: Alexandra Martelle (Swimming - Arizona), Axel Rojas (Soccer - USC Lancaster), Milton Espinoza (Soccer - USC Lancaster), Melissa Guerrero (Soccer - USC Lancaster), Joseph Coss (Wrestling - Belmont Abby), Bedrick Yobo (Football - Johnson C Smith), David Lamb (Football - Coastal Carolina); Matthew Cooper (Swimming - Kenyon), Brendan Schaffer (Diving - Incarnate Word), Grant Patton (Tennis - Anderson), Chase Scott (Lacrosse - Catawba), Harris Yett (Baseball - N.C. State), Oliver Moncure (Football - Guilford), Mitch Lowery (Football - Washington & Lee), Michael Smith (Baseball - Johns Hopkins)

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