High School Sports

HS Sports Update: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday heroes, signees and more

Carrie Eberle, Susie Borda, Hannah Samuelson, Charlotte Catholic softball: All three players had home runs in Tuesday’s 17-0 win over Harding.
Carrie Eberle, Susie Borda, Hannah Samuelson, Charlotte Catholic softball: All three players had home runs in Tuesday’s 17-0 win over Harding.

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Forestview girls soccer: Jaguars (11-2, 7-1 Big South) beat Lake Norman Charter (10-3-1, 6-2) to gain sole possession of first place. Hannah Westerman scored the game-winner.

Providence Day’s Erin Whalen: N.C. Gatorade and N.C. Associated Press girls player of the year made MaxPreps All-American team. She was the only N.C. selection.

Alina McCue, Covenant Day girls soccer: Junior tied the school scoring record with her 105th career goal Tuesday. Covenant Day is scheduled to play Country Day Thursday.

Elite 11 QB Regional: The search for the nation’s top rising senior high school quarterbacks comes to Mallard Creek Sunday, April 24 with regional competition. QBs will receive specialized instruction at the regional which runs 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Top performers can advance to the Elite 11 finals. Regional camps are free. Information? brian@studentsports.com

Madison Pacheco, Queens Grant girls soccer: career-high 36 saves in Monday’s 5-0 loss to Union Academy. Union’s Caleigh MacKinnon had a hat trick.

High School Heroes

Samantha Bates, Olympic softball: 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs as Olympic (11-4, 6-2 SoMeck 8) beat Ardrey Kell (8-8, 4-4) in a key conference game Wednesday.

Anna Cockrell, Providence Day girls track: named most valuable female athlete at the Taco Bell Classic last weekend, breaking the 400-meter hurdle meet record. Cockrell, who also won the 100 hurdles, ran a time of 57.77 seconds in the 400, breaking the previous meet record of 58.96 set by Ryann Krais in 2008. Cockrell’s time is fastest in the U.S. this year.

Carrie Eberle, Susie Borda, Hannah Samuelson, Charlotte Catholic softball: All three players had home runs in Tuesday’s 17-0 win over Harding.

Colin Geier, Metrolina Christian baseball: 3-for-3 in a 3-0 win over SouthLake Christian. Metrolina is 12-4.

Riley Harrison, Charlotte Country Day girls lacrosse: six goals in a 22-4 win over Charlotte Latin.

Marshall Howerton, Charlotte Country Day lacrosse: five goals in a 13-6 win over Charlotte Latin.

Cole Lippincott, Cannon baseball: 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs in a game against Charlotte Country Day Tuesday.

Khristen McPherson, Lake Norman Charter softball: 4-for-4 with an RBI and 12 strikeouts in a 6-2 loss to Forestview. Lake Norman Charter fell to 9-4, 6-2 in the Big South.

Sam Russ, Providence Day softball: 3-for-3 with an RBI and four runs scored in a 9-1 win over Cannon Tuesday. Teammates Marian Gallis and Lexi Mitchell were 3-for-4.

Maddie Sims, Lake Norman Charter soccer: four goals in a 5-1 win over North Gaston Monday.

Grace Wasulko, Weddington girls lacrosse: five goals, two assists in a 19-8 win over Hough.

Notes: Tim Fields resigns as Vance girls coach

Vance girls basketball coach Tim Fields has resigned after three seasons. Vance was 13-13 last season and is expected to return two of the region’s top players in sophomore Ahlana Smith and freshman Dazia Lawrence next season.

▪ Providence Day senior Isaac Johnson has committed to Appalachian State. Johnson, a 6-8 forward, helped the Chargers win their first state championship since 1999 and finish the season ranked among the nation’s top 20 teams.

USA Today N.C. All-State Girls Basketball Team

First Team

Erin Whalen, Providence Day; Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day; Lucky Redd, Kernersville Forest Trail Academy; Eleah Parker, Northside Christian; Olivia Smith, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons

Second Team

Lexi Mercer, Goldsboro Rosewood; Kai Crutchfield, Raleigh Millbrook; Chanin Scott, Myers Park; Maria Paula Lopes Albiero, Raleigh Neuse Baptist Christian School; Janelle Bailey, Providence Day

Coach of the year: Amber Riddick, Fredom

Player of the year: Erin Whalen, Providence Day

Spring College Signees

Butler: Art Labinowicz (Coastal Carolina, basketball)

Charlotte Christian: Kell Graham (Guilford, golf); Connor Maitland (football, Liberty)

Marvin Ridge: Jake Wotell (August University – Baseball), Tyler Stapleton (Tusculum University – Lacrosse), Carter Clasper (High Point University – Track and Field), Kylie Hennessey (High Point University – Cross Country/Track and Field), Richard van Gurp (Sewanee – College of the South – Soccer), Bailey Frederick (UNC Chapel – Track and Field), and Princeton Jones (Belmont Abbey College – wrestling).

Vance: MarQuise McGee (N.C. A&T, men’s track and field)

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