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HS Sports Roundup: Cannon boys win NCISAA 3A state golf title

Charlotte Catholic's Alina Limpert on left, fights for control of the ball with Mallard Creek's Jada Palmer on right, during Tuesday night's third round playoff match played at Charlotte Catholic May 17, 2016. Charlotte Catholic defeated Mallard Creek 2-0.
Charlotte Catholic's Alina Limpert on left, fights for control of the ball with Mallard Creek's Jada Palmer on right, during Tuesday night's third round playoff match played at Charlotte Catholic May 17, 2016. Charlotte Catholic defeated Mallard Creek 2-0. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

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Weddington girls soccer: Warriors, scheduled to play Asheville in a third round 3A playoff Tuesday, are No. 11 in the latest USA Today national poll (Raleigh Leesville Road, a 4A school, is No. 9).

Cannon boys golf: Won NCISAA state championship Tuesday by 21 shots of Arden Christ School. Cannon has no seniors on its team

Ashlynn Serepca, Hough girls soccer: sophomore was named N.C. Gatorade girls soccer player of the year Tuesday. She has 33 goals, 14 assists and will lead Hough (16-4-1) into Wednesday’s showdown with nationally ranked Providence. The teams play at Rocky River High at 7 p.m.

Charlotte Catholic girls soccer: beat Mallard Creek 2-0 in third round N.C. 4A playoff game behind goals from Emily Nelson and Marne Bonn. Catholic won its seventh straight game and earned its 18th shutout. The Cougars have shut out their last 10 opponents. Last team to score against the Cougars was South Meck on April 19.

Lake Norman lacrosse: boys, girls teams advance to state finals Saturday.

Butler baseball: Bulldogs, seeded No. 15 in the 4A playoffs upset No. 7 Richmond Senior 3-2 Tuesday. Butler beat No. 2 seed Skyland Roberson in the second round and is one win away from the regional series and a potential first state finals appearance in school history.

Tuesday’s Heroes

Kate Dorhman, Central Academy girls soccer: two goals in a 4-0 third round playoff win over R-S Central. Morgan Garrett had five saves and got the shutout.

Kassie Nelson, Charlotte Latin girls soccer: two goals in a 3-1 NCISAA quarterfinal win over St. Mary’s.

Michael Sanders, Cannon boys golf: shot 67 and 69 at the Country Club of Salisbury to win medalist honors in the N.C. Independent Schools 3A championship by five shots. Sanders has committed to LSU.

Basketball

▪ Garinger High boys basketball coach Rodney Hasan will not return next season, athletics director Tony Huggins said. Hasan, a former campus security officer, is no longer a CMS employee, Huggins said. Garinger is seeking an immediate replacement.

▪ Cabarrus County stars Rechon “Leaky” Black and Jairus Hamilton will attend the adidas Nations camp in Miami Friday through Sunday along with 22 of the best recruits in the 2018 and 2019 classes. Black, who played at Concord High last season, and Hamilton, who played at Cannon School, are teammates on the Team Loaded NC 17U travel team this summer, playing up an age group against rising high school seniors. They are both considered top 100 national recruits.

▪ Nate Bearden is the new girls basketball coach at Hickory Grove. Bearden was 42-2 as a middle school coach in Tennessee.

Football

Four Mecklenburg County high school football players have been nominated for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The all-star game, scheduled for Jan. 7 in San Antonio, is nationally televised on NBC and brings together a collection of the nation’s top senior talent.

Mecklenburg County nominees included three Mallard Creek players – defensive linemen Grant Gibson, T.J. Moore and wide receiver Ryan Jones – along with South Meck defensive lineman Jake Lawler. Observer-area nominees were Cuthbertson wide receiver J.T. Cauthen, and Concord linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen.

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