Charlotte Catholic running back Jaret Anderson, the SoMeck 8 offensive player of the year, has committed to William & Mary. Anderson will sign on Wednesday.
Anderson, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, rushed for 2,075 yards on 314 carries last season. He caught 14 passes for 251 yards. Anderson had 28 rushing touchdowns and three receiving. In two years at Catholic, Anderson ran for 4,142 yards and caught 30 passes for 436 yards. He had 63 total touchdowns.
Anderson was MVP of Catholic’s N.C. 4A state championship win in December. He was a first-team performer on the Charlotte Observer All-Observer team.
▪ East Gaston’s Robert Washington will announce his school choice and sign on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. He told the Observer he would choose between Alabama, Charlotte and Pittsburgh. Washington, who played at SouthLake Christian last season, had earlier committed to Syracuse.
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▪ South Mecklenburg all-conference receiver Chance Kennedy has decommitted from Army. He said he will sign with N.C. Central Wednesday.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association released sites for its basketball regionals, which be will March 5. The Western regionals will be held at Winston-Salem’s Lawrence Joel Coliseum and UNC-Greensboro.
The Eastern regionals will be in Fayetteville, at the Crown Arena and Crown Coliseum.
Last May, the NCHSAA Board of Directors approved a change in the regional basketball format—fourth round (regional semifinals) will now be played at the home of the higher seed rather than a neutral site. (If there is an expressed concern relative to seating capacity, the NCHSAA will assist in determining if the fourth round game must be moved to a neutral high school gym.) The regional finals will remain at neutral sites. A determination of which games will be played at which site, along with game times, will be announced later.
The winners from the regional finals advance to state championship games March 12.
Charlotte Catholic’s girls and South Meck’s boys won SoMeck 8 swim championships last week.
South Mecklenburg won 13 of the meet’s 14 events to win by 142 points.
South Meck was led by the SoMeck most valuable swimmer Graham Weaver, who won the 50 and 100 freestyle individually, while also anchoring the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay to titles.
Catholic girls’ swim team also won the conference title by 68.5 points. The 14-time defending state champion Cougars won six events.
Catholic was led by Julia Menkhaus, who won the 100 backstroke in a meet record (57.8) and the 100 butterfly.