High School Sports

HS Update: Chris Leak to coach HS football in Florida; high school heroes

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Cherryville baseball coach Scott Heavner: Won his 200th game in Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Shelby.

Carmel Christian: School plans to open a new gym on campus with two courts and a weight room in time for the 2017-18 season.

Chris Leak: Former Independence High All-America quarterback and one of the greatest in Florida Gators history will start coaching Edgewater (Fla.) High next fall. Leak began spring practice this week.

Charlotte Country Day girls lacrosse: Ranked No. 7 in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine South Region ranking. The Bucs (14-1-1) are undefeated against N.C. competition and have beaten Woodgroove (Va), ranked No. 5 in Virginia by MaxPreps and Kell, the reigning Georgia state champs.

Concord Robinson boys tennis, Parkwood baseball: Robinson won th South Piedmont tennis championship this week; Parkwood won the Rocky River regular-season championship, going 9-0 in league play so far. Parkwood’s regular-season finale is at Central Academy Friday.

A.L. Brown softball: Wonders (18-3, 11-0) have won their first MECKA conference championship.

Providence, Hough baseball: Since a 2-1 upset loss to Ardrey Kell April 19, Panthers have won three straight -- by a combined 40-2 score -- to win the SoMeck 8 regular-season title. Providence (21-2, 12-1) concludes regular-season play at home against Charlotte Catholic Friday. Hough (19-4, 10-1) has won nine straight to win the MECKA title. Hough ends regular-season play Friday at home with Vance.

High School Heroes

Anna Cockrell, Providence Day girls track: won 400-meter relays at prestigious Penn Relays.

Khayleb Connelly, South Mecklenburg boys basketball: signed with Pfeiffer Wednesday.

Mark Dillon, Flynn Stover, Christopher Williams, Myers Park tennis: Dillon won the Southwestern 4A tennis singles title. Williams and Stover won doubles.

Will DeMarcus, Hough baseball: 2-for-3 with five RBIs in a 13-3 win over Lake Norman Charter Wednesday. DeMarcus had a home run and Cole Maye was 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Maye also had a homer.

Kathryn Holland, Charlotte Country Day girls lacrosse: Holland, who plays club for Charlotte Ambush, was named a top 50 national player by MaxPreps. Holland has committed to North Carolina.

Cole Lippencott, Cannon baseball: 3-for-6 with two doubles in a 15-7 win over Charlotte Latin Tuesday.

Thomas McCorkle, Central Academy tennis: named Rocky River player of the year. West Stanly and Central Academy were co-champions and West Stanly’s Wallace Reed is the coach of the year. All-conference team: Thomas McCorkle (Central Academy); Nicholas Olson (Central); William Nance (Central); Tyler Mills (Forest Hills); Seth Whitley (FH); Marco Silva (Monroe); Noah Taylor (Mount Pleasant); James Metz (MP); Alex Capps (Piedmont); Trey Speight (West Stanly); Austin Eudy (West Stanly); Justin Baucom (West Stanly)

Kate Powell, Natalie Italiano, Charlotte Catholic girls lacrosse: Three goals each in a 15-0 win over South Mecklenburg Wednesday.

Carson Schuster, Myers Park baseball: 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs in a 13-5 win over East Meck Wednesday.

Allison Schimmoller, Lake Norman Charter softball: first home run of season in a 21-6 win over Hunter Huss Wednesday. She had four RBIs for the Knights (12-5, 9-3 Big South).

On Tap

Myers Park girls lacrosse at Charlotte Catholic, Friday, 5:30 p.m.: Traditional powers will meet for the Conference 11 championship. The lacrosse playoffs begin May 4.

7-on-7 football: The Blazing 7-on-7 league resumes Sunday at Providence Day. Schedule: (Providence Day vs. Parkwood; Lake Norman vs. Weddington, 6 p.m.; Sun Valley vs. Crest; Charlotte Christian vs. Lake Norman, 7 p.m.; Weddington vs. Crest; Sun Valley vs. Charlotte Christian, 8 p.m.)\

Charlotte Catholic girls soccer at Providence, Friday, 6: Providence, ranked No. 1 in the nation, has won 13 straight and is 17-0-1, 11-0 in SoMeck 8 play with four games left. Catholic (17-1-1, 10-1-1) lost 2-1 at home to Providence on April 5 and will likely need to win this game to have a shot at a league title.

Golf: The N.C. golf regionals are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The 4A West regional, involving CMS schools, is Monday at Broadmoor Golf Links in Fletcher, N.C. The state finals are May 9-10 in Pinehurst.

Hough at Mallard Creek girls soccer, Friday, 6: Hough (11-4-1, 9-0) has a one-game lead over rival Mallard Creek (13-2-1, 8-1). Mallard Creek has won seven straight but will need to avenge a 3-2 loss to Hough March 22 to stay in the league title race. Hough has three league games left.

Independence at Butler baseball Friday, 6:30: Independence (17-6, 10-1) leads the Southwestern 4A by one game heading into its regular-season finale. To win the league title it must beat arch rival Butler (16-5, 9-2) and the Bulldogs are at home and have won five straight.

NCISAA: Baseball playoffs begin May 10 in 1A and May 17 in 2A and 3A. The finals are May 20-21 (1A at Fleming Stadium, Wilson; 2A at Gaston Day School; 3A at Finch Field, Thomasville); boys golf is May 16-17 (1A at Foxfire; 2A at High Point Country Club; 3A at The Country Club of Salisbury); lacrosse begins May 14 and state finals are May 21 at higher seeds; girls soccer starts May 14 and ends May 21 (1A at Wayne Country Day; 2A at Caldwell Academy; 3A at Charlotte Latin)

Softball begins May 17 and concludes May 21 (1A at Oakwood School; 2A at Freedom Christian; 3A at Gaston Christian); Boys tennis starts May 14 or 17 and concludes May 21 (at Barton College for 1A/2A finals; at Providence Day for 3A); track is May 20-21 (1A/2A at North Raleigh Christian; 3A at Campbell).

SoMeck 8 baseball tournament: first round is Monday at the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. The semifinals are Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The finals are Thursday, May 5, at Ardrey Kell at 7 p.m.

SoMeck 8 softball tournament: first round is Monday at the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. The semifinals are Wednesday, May 4, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Providence. The championship is Friday, May 6 at Providence at 7.

Tennis: The dual team playoffs begin Monday, May 3. The N.C. Individual regionals May 6-7 and the invididual state finals are May 13-14. The dual team state final is May 21.

Track: The Dick Williams Relays are Friday at Rocky River. The MECKA conference meet is May 3-4 at North Meck. The Southwestern 4A conference meet is May 4-5 at Myers Park, and the SoMeck conference meet is May 4-5 at Ardrey Kell. The N.C. 4A West regional is at Providence May 14 and the 1A/3A state finals (May 20) and 2A and 4A state finals (May 21) are at N.C. A&T in Greensboro.

Southern Carolina Boys Golf Team Announced

Marvin Ridge was the regular season champion by winning five out of the six conference events and Cuthbertson won the SCC Conference Tournament held at Eagle Chase Golf Club. At the SCC Championships Cuthbertson shot a 303 to beat second place Marvin Ridge who shot a 317. Medalist was Michael Sardinia with a 73, 2nd place was Ray Dawood from Cuthbertson with a 74.

All SCC Men’s Golf Team

Ray Dawood; Cuthbertson; Zack Swanson, Marvin Ridge; Ethan Schwartz, Weddington; Will Frye, Marvin Ridge; Michael Sardinia, Cuthbertson; Joshua Chang, Sun Valley; Dakota Hearne, Cuthbertson; Cooper Daniel, Cuthbertson