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Girls stay with German families, play in soccer and finish second

Several Charlotte-area girls competed on a soccer team in Europe this summer for more than two weeks.

The girls first competed in the Lion's Cup (Ratzenburg, Germany) while living with German families. They were the only non-German team in the tournament and finished second in an advanced age group.

Later the girls competed in the Dana Cup in Denmark. They won their division, going undefeated and not allowing any goals. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the single-elimination tournament. Overall, the team went 14-2-1.

The roster included Sayre Weir, Audrey Boyle, Erica Merriman, Megan Curan, Mollie Calloway, Lisa Myers, Emily Nesbitt, Shelby Dyl, Megan Sullivan, Brooke Arey, Gig Gunderdsen, Brianna Willis, Katy Leonard, Kali Harrison, Ashley Cress and Alyssa Lang.

The NCAFFL/Prime Time Sports offers adult flag football leagues for men, women and coed this fall in the University City area and Pineville. Anyone is eligible.

Details: 704-506-6179 or

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department needs volunteers to build a NASCAR-themed playground in Nevin Park (6000 Statesville Road ).

Construction shifts will be scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Volunteers also are needed for first aid, children's activities and hospitality.

To sign up and for more information, contact Lori Saylor at 704-336-5478 or

The Charlotte Tar Heels, a 12-and-under boys basketball team, placed third in the YBOA Division II national tournament in Lakeland, Fla., in August.

The Tar Heels went 19-10 overall during their season. Michael Zimmerman and Maurice Hoover received awards. The roster also included Wesley Miles, Chris Clarke, Austin Cunningham, Martese Heath, Javon Tyson, Jordan McCorey and Jalen Boyette. Edward Tyson and Wayne Boyette coached the Tar Heels.

FCCA Soccer Club has its own night at the UNCCharlotte men's soccer match against UNCGreensboro, at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

FCCA players and guests are invited to a cookout at 6 p.m., and players will get free admission to the match. Details: Tekeisha Pennington at 704-687-6203 or Shane Carew at 980-622-4703.

Compiled by staff writer Ryan Basen