High School Sports

Wednesday’s roundup: Independence, Matthew Mangum, upsets Providence baseball

Independence High’s baseball team
Independence High’s baseball team

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Cox Mill volleyball: 3A winner for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Commissioner’s Cup. Cox Mill won the N.C. 3A state championship now.

Providence-Butler softball: The teams have moved their game, scheduled for Thursday, to Saturday at the MARA ball fields in Matthews. Many of the players from both teams grew up in the MARA youth program. Admission is free. The junior varsity game begins at 4 followed by the varsity.

Jennae Ann Jacob, Marvin Ridge, cross-country/track: named 2017 Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship winner. The scholarship is worth $1,500. Jacob, a senior Appalachian State recruit, was a four-time all-conference cross-country runner and is senior captain on the track team. She holds the school record in the girls 800 and is a member of her schools’ Robotics, Beta and Key Clubs and is in the National Honor Society.

The Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship was created in honor of Charlie Adams, former executive director of the NCHSAA, for his more than 40 years of dedication to helping the boys and girls of North Carolina by offering opportunities to participate in athletics.

Battle At The Park girls lacrosse: Myers Park will host rival Charlotte Country Day Thursday in a game to help raise money for charity. Myers Park has partnered with the Charlotte Chapter of Michael’s Way, a charity that provides financial support to families dealign with pediatric cancer. There will be a 50/50 raffle with 50 percent of the money going to Michael’s Way. The junior varsity starts at 5 followed by the varsity.

Hough Cookies vs. Cancer: Hough holds its annual fundraiser is Friday and Saturday. On Friday, West Forsyth plays Hough’s girls soccer team at 6. On Saturday, East Forsyth plays Hough at 1. West Forsyth plays Myers Park at 3.

East Mecklenburg college signees:

Football

Matthias Poku Kankam – Guilford College

TJ Elliott – Davidson College

CJ Rucker – Clifton College

Tevin Sinkler – Clifton College

Softball

Drewcilla Watson – John Wesley University

Basketball

TiReq Morrow – Catawba Valley College

Zack Payne – Randolph College

Wednesday’s #BIG5 Performers

Andrew Durden, Charlotte Christian baseball: 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a home run in a 2-1 win over Covenant Day.

Rhyne Johnson, Alexander Central baseball: 5-for-5 baatting with two RBIs and two runs scored -- plus three assists -- in a 10-0 win over Newton-Conover.

Jake Kuchmaner, Marvin Ridge baseball: improved to 5-0 for the season with a 13-strikeout, 1-hit performance in a 4-0 win over Cuthbertson.

Matthew Mangum, Independence baseball: 1-for-2 with a home run in a 3-2 win over Providence (15-7), the No. 1 team in the SoMeck 8 conference. Independence (9-12) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win.

Cole Revels, Providence baseball: 1-for-3 with two RBIs against Independence.

Wednesday’s Results

BASEBALL

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 10, NEWTON-CONOVER 0

Newton-Conover 000 000 0 -- 0 2 4

Alex Central 023 221 X -- 10 17 1

WP: Z. Brzycky. L: J. Hayman

Leading Hitters AC: Trae Starnes, 2-4, 3 RBIs, 1 run; Rhyne Johnson, 5-5, 2 RBis, 2 runs; Grayson Chapman, 2-3, 1 RBI, 2 runs

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN 2, COVENANT DAY 1

Cannon 0000001 3 1

Charlotte Christian 020000x 4 0

Leading Hitters: Covenant Day- W. Boatwright 2-4

Leading Hitters Charlotte Christian: Andrew Durden 1-3 HR 2 RBI's

WP- J.T Killen (4-1) LP E. Ellington Save Miles Gary

Charlotte Christian is 21-2 (8-0) in CISAA

INDEPENDENCE 3, PROVIDENCE 2

PROV 200 000 0 - 2 6 0

IND 001 200 X - 3 3 1

WP - Nick Melton

LP - Jack Shane

Leading Hitters Ind: Matthew Mangum 1-2 HR, Cooper Fandel 1-2, Michael Menzer 1-2 RBI

Leading Hitters Prov: Cole Revels 1-3 2 RBI

MARVIN RIDGE 4, CUTHBERTSON 0

Marvin Ridge 000 130 0 -- 4 9 0

Cuthbertson 000 000 0 -- 0 1 0

WP: J. Kuchmaner (5-0). L: Reid Viar

Leading Hitters MR: A Leshock 3-4, D Reaves 2-3

BOYS GOLF

GASTON DAY 165, GASTON CHRISTIAN 190

Gaston Christian:

Jacob Hinson 49

Bodie Arthur 49

Gaston Day:

David Efird 39

Grayson Trowbridge 44

Jack D'Amore 45

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