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South Charlotte athletes named to N.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-State team

Posted at 3:12pm on Jul. 9, 2014

Several south Charlotte players were named to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 2014 4A All-State team.

Winthrop women’s golfers named All-American Scholars

Posted at 3:53pm on Jul. 9, 2014

Four Winthrop women’s golfers were named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars Team.

Queens softball player named all-state

Posted at 11:58am on Jul. 3, 2014

Queens University of Charlotte sophomore outfielder Taylor Rosenbalm was selected to the 2014 N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association College Division All-State Softball second team.

All-South Charlotte News boys’ lacrosse: Charlotte Latin and Charlotte Catholic make championship runs

Posted at 3:04pm on Jul. 3, 2014

Charlotte Latin’s Carson Song and his coach, Dick Sipperly, and Charlotte Catholic coach Bo Turner take area honors.

Mint Hill Post 4059 has two Junior Legion title contenders

Posted at 12:05pm on Jul. 3, 2014

Mint Hill's two Junior Legion teams – named Army and Marines – tied for the Area IV regular-season title with identical 8-2 records. That earned both teams top seeds in seperate Area IV super-regional tournaments.

Ardrey Kell and Providence baseball finish season nationally ranked

Posted at 12:00pm on Jul. 1, 2014

Providence High and Ardrey Kell finished the 2014 baseball season ranked nationally by MaxPreps.com.

Tega Cay Rockets softball wins state championship, qualifies for World Series

Posted at 11:22am on Jul. 1, 2014

The Tega Cay Rockets 16U fast-pitch softball team finished first at the USSSA South Carolina State Championships and have qualified for the USSSA World Series in Orlando, Fla., July 19-26.

Charlotte Field Hockey Club is ambushing University City

Posted at 10:49am on Jul. 1, 2014

Charlotte Ambush is holding adult and youth programs at Breakaway Sports.

Providence High alumnus makes professional debut with nearby Kannapolis Intimidators

Posted at 4:09pm on Jun. 30, 2014

Providence High graduate Brett Austin, an N.C. State standout, was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft last month and made his pro debut with the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Three south Charlotte schools finish in Wells Fargo Cup top 10

Posted at 9:13am on Jun. 26, 2014

Three south Charlotte high schools finished in the top 10 of the final 2013-14 Wells Fargo Cup 4A standings.

Butler graduate Zach Bevilacqua wants to keep Porter Ridge on a winning track

Posted at 9:37am on Jun. 26, 2014

New Porter Ridge coach Zach Bevilacqua takes over a Pirates program that is 48-10 in the past four seasons.

Mint Hill seniors hope chemistry is in place for American Legion playoff run

Posted at 12:28pm on Jun. 27, 2014

After struggling through the regular season, however, Mint Hill Seniors head coach Steve Baucom said he believes the team’s chemistry is good enough now to make some noise heading into the Area IV American Legion playoffs, which begin this week.

All-South Charlotte News baseball: Danny Hignight, Aaron Pilkington headline another season to remember

Posted at 2:54pm on Jul. 7, 2014

Providence High’s Danny Hignight is South Charlotte News Coach of the Year. Ardrey Kell’s Aaron Pilkington is player of the year.

Charlotte Eagles offer private training

Posted at 5:30pm on Jun. 25, 2014

The Charlotte Eagles professional soccer team is offering private training in July and August.

Charlotte players help USA Basketball win women’s 3x3 title

Posted at 3:49pm on Jun. 24, 2014

Providence Day graduate Tiffany Mitchell and Butler graduate Cierra Burdick teamed with Jewell Loyd and Sara Hammond to win the women’s 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championships.

All-South Charlotte News softball: Coach keeps Ardrey Kell in contention year after year

Posted at 1:01pm on Jun. 20, 2014

Ardrey Kell’s Bob Bove, Independence’s Lizzy Birch earn So. Charlotte News’ softball coach, player of the year honors

Ardrey Kell and Myers Park win Conference Cups

Posted at 12:20pm on Jun. 20, 2014

Ardrey Kell and Myers Park won their respective Wells Fargo Conference Cups for the 2013-14 school year.

Royals swimmer Matthew Josa adds another national award

Posted at 10:49am on Jun. 20, 2014

Charlotte native Matthew Josa capped off a successful freshman season with Queens University of Charlotte’s men’s swim team by earning another national award.

Ardrey Kell athletic director steps down

Posted at 1:53pm on Jun. 17, 2014

Ardrey Kell Athletic Director Cheryl Feeney announced June13 she is stepping down from the position after being with the school since it opened eight years ago.

Veterans, reservists come together for ninth annual golf classic

Posted at 11:27am on Jun. 18, 2014

Military veterans and reservists will come together to play in the ninth annual Veterans and Reservists Golf Classic on June 26 at Charles T. Myers Golf Course.

Olympic softball sweeps SoMeck 8 honors

Posted at 2:57pm on Jun. 18, 2014

Olympic High softball swept SoMeck 8 conference coach and player of the year honors.

Passion for lacrosse leads Charlotte Country Day student to Uganda

Posted at 1:04pm on Jun. 17, 2014

Charlotte Country Day School freshman Max Spada, 15, embarked on an international service trip this summer. He will be in a rural village in Uganda to work with an organization called Fields of Growth that promotes international development through education and lacrosse.

Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club to host Charlotte Clay Classic June 22-29

Posted at 11:28am on Jun. 13, 2014

The Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club will host the inaugural Charlotte Clay Classic June 22-29.

All-South Charlotte News girls’ soccer: Providence Day improves on best season in school history

Posted at 10:55am on Jun. 13, 2014

Myers Park central midfielder Virginia McNeill is the South Charlotte News girls’ soccer player of the year. Providence Day’s Dan Dudley is coach of the year.

Charlotte 49ers pitcher Ryan Butler drafted in the seventh round by San Diego Padres

Posted at 11:24am on Jun. 13, 2014

Charlotte 49ers right-handed pitcher Ryan Butler’s college career took various directions before he landed at Charlotte for one season. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in June.

Winthrop’s TJ Olesczuk drafted by Orioles

Posted at 9:47am on Jun. 12, 2014

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Former Charlotte Christian baseball players named Freshmen All-American

Posted at 11:16am on Jun. 12, 2014

Two former Charlotte Christian baseball players were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team.

Queens University of Charlotte former men’s soccer coach named to Royals Hall of Fame

Posted at 10:51am on Jun. 11, 2014

Fred Norchi, who started Queens’ men’s and women’s soccer programs, will be inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.

Gary Gadsden named United Faith’s new boys’ basketball coach

Posted at 12:16pm on Jun. 6, 2014

Gary Gadsden has been named the new head boys’ basketball coach at United Faith Christian Academy.

All-South Charlotte News boys’ track and field: Linder steps up for Providence Day

Posted at 11:50am on Jun. 6, 2014

Providence Day’s Nick Linder, Ben Hovis and Chaston Raye sweep All-South Charlotte News boys’ track and field honors.

Charlotte strongmen display their strength at recent event

Posted at 4:23pm on Jun. 3, 2014

Members of Charlotte’s The Pick-up Artists rip phone books, bend steel and lift oversize weights.

Providence Day wins NCISAA 3A Wells Fargo Cup

Posted at 11:13am on Jun. 5, 2014

Providence Day School won its third straight N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A Wells Fargo Cup. Wells Fargo Cup recognizes overall athletic achievement in NCISAA schools.

Local driver will race in PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge

Posted at 11:53am on Jun. 5, 2014

Roddey Sterling Jr. is one of 18 racers who will compete in the Stock Car Dream Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway on June 9-11.

Charlotte Catholic lacrosse teams share bond, state titles

Posted at 4:03pm on Jun. 5, 2014

Charlotte Catholic made history late last month, winning both the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse state championships, the first time that’s happened in NCHSAA history.

CUFC soccer teams win at State Cup tournament

Posted at 3:39pm on May. 30, 2014

Two CUFC youth soccer teams won at the North Carolina U.S. Youth Soccer State Cup in May.

South Charlotte players selected to National Lacrosse Classic

Posted at 1:41pm on May. 30, 2014

Providence High defender Wriston Davis and Charlotte Catholic defender Daniel Crotty were selected to play in the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic on June30-July3 in Boyds, Md.

All-South Charlotte News girls’ track and field: Anna Cockrell, Providence Day run away with more state titles

Posted at 1:39pm on May. 30, 2014

Providence Day’s Anna Cockrell is South Charlotte News runner of the year and her coach Carol Lawrence is coach of the year. Myers Park’s Bryanna Hames takes field athlete of the year honors.

Four Royals named to USILA Division II All-American teams

Posted at 4:57pm on May. 29, 2014

Four Queens University of Charlotte men’s lacrosse players were named to the USILA Division II All-American teams.

Former Ardrey Kell golfer Allison Emrey learns lessons in first pro tournament

Posted at 10:22am on May. 29, 2014

Former Ardrey Kell golfer Allison Emrey missed the cut at the Symetra Classic at Raintree Country Club but said she still enjoyed her first professional tournament.

Cleveland Jackson named new Olympic boys’ basketball coach

Posted at 11:25am on May. 29, 2014

Cleveland Jackson will be the new boys’ basketball coach at Olympic High next season, athletics director Ken Konstanty told the Observer last week.