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All-Cabarrus tennis, soccer and golf teams

Tennis

All-Cabarrus Tennis Team

For the past three seasons, the Jay M. Robinson tennis team has dominated nearly every team in their path. This year, the Bulldogs, who have won 46 of their last 49, had another banner season, going 16-1 including winning both the South Piedmont Conference regular season and tournament titles.

Two of the major reasons: Seniors Forrest Cannon and Josh Mosakowski.

Cannon, who lost only three times in his four-year career at Robinson, capped his career being named SPC player of the year and all-region. Mosakowski did not lose a match, in singles or in doubles, until regional play was an all-conference performer.

But while most things for the Bulldogs stayed the same, one major, new addition, in head coach Sarah Dabbs, changed things for the better.

All Dabbs did was lead the team to a perfect 15-0 regular season mark, adding both the regular season and tournament title to her resume.

While Robinson took most of the headlines, Hickory Ridge finished second in the SPC losing only to Robinson. Concord finished third in the SPC, but like Robinson, the Spiders advanced in the playoffs beating West Rowan before falling to Marvin Ridge.

All-Cabarrus News Player of the Year

Forrest Cannon, Jay M. Robinson: For the past four seasons, Forrest Cannon has won nearly anything and everything he has played in at Jay M. Robinson. This year, the Robinson senior added to his legend going unbeaten in regular season play to win the SPC singles' title and conference player of the year.

Cannon, all-region pick, also finished his high school career at the state meet after finishing fourth in singles at the 3A West regional meet.

All-Cabarrus News Coach of the Year

Sarah Dabbs, Jay M. Robinson: Sarah Dabbs knew what she was getting into this year. For the last three seasons, she watched the Robinson boys' tennis team dominate their competition while she coached the Bulldogs' girls tennis team.

This year, Dabbs took over the boys' program with high expectations for the team and herself.

"I knew I was coming into coach a great team with great players and a winning reputation," Robinson tennis coach Sarah Dabbs, in her first year as head coach of the boys' team. "It was intimidating at first, as a female, to be coaching guys that are so good, that have won so many championships."

Dabbs not only met expectations, guiding the Bulldogs to a SPC regular season and conference title in her first year and the team's first year in the conference, but also led the Bulldogs to their first playoff win (dual state tournament) in recent history.

Robinson beat perennial 3A power, Statesville, before falling to Charlotte Catholic in the second round.

All-Cabarrus News Team

Singles

Forrest Cannon, Jay M. Robinson: All-everything senior may be Robinson's best ever.

Josh Mosakowski, Jay M. Robinson: Cannon was always his toughest competition.

Michael Dalton, Jay M. Robinson: Lost in SPC singles tournament final to Cannon.

Andrew Alvarado, Jay M. Robinson.: Another player for the Bulldogs.

Grayson Huffman, Hickory Ridge: Ragin' Bulls No. 1 can compete with anyone.

Justin Wycoff, Concord: Future Citadel player gave Spiders some bite.

Sam Miller, Northwest Cabarrus: Solid postseason run highlighted season.

Doubles

Mosakowski/Alvarado, Jay M. Robinson: SPC doubles title.

Justin Wycoff/Colin Miller, Concord: Duo helped upset top-seed West Rowan in playoffs.

William Shelley/Ben Shamanis, Jay M. Robinson: 3rd best doubles team in SPC play.

Grayson Huffman/Taylor Huneycutt, Hickory Ridge: Beat everybody but Robinson.

Golf

All-Cabarrus Golf Team

For most of the 2010 golf season, the South Piedmont conference title was up for grabs.

In the end, Jay M. Robinson took the all headlines, claiming both the SPC regular season and conference titles. Robinson also boasted the conference's two most consistent players in Trevor Cone and Thomas Farrell, who will both be back next season for their senior campaigns.

While the Bulldogs took four of seven league meets, it wasn't all Robinson, all season, as Hickory Ridge won two events, while Mount Pleasant won one in the SPC's first year as an all-Cabarrus conference.

All-Cabarrus News Player of the Year

Trevor Cone, Jay M. Robinson: Trevor Cone has been playing golf since he was eight years old. This year was one of his best seasons on the links as the Robinson junior was named SPC golfer of the year, leading the conference with a 36.3 stroke average (per nine holes) per round.

Cone, who has verbally committed to Virginia Tech already, is also ranked the No. 23 golfer in the state of North Carolina (on the junior circuit) by golfweekley.com. Cone also played well at the 3A state tournament, which he qualified for as an individual, shooting a 77 and a 79 in the two-day event.

All-Cabarrus News Coach of the Year

Col. Richard Hefner, Jay M. Robinson: Col. Dick Hefner is used to being a leader. But this season, the former United States' Air Force Colonel, now teacher at Jay M. Robinson had one of his best seasons on a different surface. Hefner led his Robinson golf team to a SPC regular season and tournament titles in their first season in the league.

Hefner did it with consistent play from his top two golfers in Cone and Farrell, which helped lead the Bulldogs to win four of seven conference events including the SPC Tournament at Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville.

All-Cabarrus News Golf Team

Trevor Cone, Jay M. Robinson: Future Va. Tech golfer averaged a 36.3 per nine this season.

Thomas Farrell, Jay M. Robinson: Right on Cone's heels all year.

Evan Danchenka, Hickory Ridge: Finished 5th at states, when it mattered most.

Ritchie Wainwright, Concord: Spiders' top golfer was solid all season.

Garrett Ray, Cox Mill: Hole in one (April 21st) one of season best moments.

Brandon Cordell, Cox Mill: With Ray could have a shot at bigger and better finishes.

Mitchel Swaringin, Mount Pleasant: Tigers' top golfer needs to be a little more consistent.

Stewart Brown, Cannon: Cougars' top golfer represents brighter days ahead for team.

Soccer

All-Cabarrus News Girls' Soccer

For the first time in league history, the South Piedmont soccer conference was made up of eight teams from Cabarrus County. This year, was one of the best seasons in the history of SPC girls' soccer as five teams made the playoffs, with three advancing to at least the second round.

Jay M. Robinson (14-8-1, 12-1-1) won the SPC in the final game beating out Northwest Cabarrus (14-2-3, 11-1-2) by of an overtime loss to Cox Mill, which was the Trojans first loss of the regular season overall.

Meanwhile, the Chargers, playing their first year of varsity soccer, also impressed finishing third in the league behind Robinson and Northwest at 17-5 overall, 11-3 in the SPC play.

The Bulldogs made the best playoff run losing an overtime heartbreaker to Weddington in the third round. Meanwhile, Cox Mill and Northwest Cabarrus both lost second round matches to Statesville and Marvin Ridge, respectively.

All-Cabarrus News Player of the Year

Becky Darnell, Jay M. Robinson: Becky Darnell had earned just about every honor you could get as a Robinson soccer player. But this season, her senior year, Darnell had her best year to date scoring 22 goals on her way to be named 1st-team all-state.

Darnell also led the Bulldogs to an SPC conference title, there second in a row (won the ME-CA 7 last year), and advanced to the third round of 3A playoffs.

All-Cabarrus News Coach of the Year

Christa Mooney, Cox Mill: Cox Mill played its first varsity season in school history. Already, the Chargers, led by head coach Christa Mooney, have proved they will be a factor in the SPC for years to come.

Playing without any seniors, and a team that had never played together as a unit, Mooney led Cox Mill to a 17-5 mark overall, including 11-3 in SPC play with losses to only Robinson (2) and Northwest Cabarrus.

The Chargers also won a playoff game in their first season before falling to Statesville in the round of the 3A postseason.

All-Cabarrus News Girls Soccer Team

Forward - Becky Darnell, Jay M. Robinson: All-stater is a threat every time she touches the ball.

Forward - Amanda Lavook, Mount Pleasant: Goal scoring machine keeps Tigers in games.

Forward - Erica Merriman, Northwest Cabarrus: All-region forward another prolific scorer.

Forward - Vicky Bruce, Cannon: The Cougars top threat is just a sophomore.

Midfield - Rachel Eklund, Jay M. Robinson: Scores, sets up forwards with the best.

Midfield - Kaylee Akers, Cox Mill: Leader of an impressive 1st year Cox Mill team.

Midfield - Kelsie Pethel, Northwest Cabarrus: Steady senior named all-region.

Midfield - Denay Hayden, Cox Mill: Major reason Chargers were competitive right away.

Defender - Brandi Deal, Northwest Cabarrus: Helped Trojans to unbeaten regular season.

Defender - Rebecca Jackson, Northwest Cabarrus: Another big part of stout, Trojan defense.

Defender - Mikayla Shaw, Jay M. Robinson: Freshman just scratching the surface of talent.

Defender - Mollie Calloway, Cox Mill: Chargers last line of defense, was big all year.

Goalkeeper - Liz Thompson, Hickory Ridge: All-region keeper has two more years to shine.

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