High School Sports

Myers Park QB Norris commits to Georgetown

Myers Park High quarterback Clay Norris has committed to Georgetown, Mustangs coach Scott Chadwick told the Observer.

Norris, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, was an all-Southwestern 4A pick. He threw for 2,128 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.

Chadwick said Norris had offers from Stetson and Gardner-Webb and was also offered a preferred walk-on spot at Wake Forest.

Piedmont hires Hyatt: Former Anson County coach Luke Hyatt was named coach at Piedmont last week. Hyatt was 27-45 during six seasons at Anson, including 1-10 last year.

He replaces Piedmont interim coach Jamie Belk, who assumed the role after Ron Massey died of a heart attack last October.

Soccer

Three Charlotte Latin girls committed to college: defender Perry Zollicoffer (Davidson), midfielder Caroline Peters (Washington & Lee) and Abbe McCarter (Emory). All three were all-conference selections last season.

Baseball

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association, made of up of high school and college coaches, will have its annual convention Friday and Saturday at the University Hilton Charlotte. The keynote speaker is former Mississippi State coach Ron Polk. Email james.bagwell@cms.k12.nc.us for more information.

Swimming

Marvin Ridge’s boys and girls won the Queen City Swimming Invitational last week. The meet, which included public and private school teams, was the brainchild of Providence Day coach Kristina Bond and Butler coach Amanda Von Thron.

Providence Day’s girls were second followed by Myers Park and Butler. Providence Day’s boys were second and Butler and Myers Park were third and fourth, respectively.

Upcoming conference meets: MECKA 8: Friday, Jan., 23 at Huntersville Family Aquatic and Fitness Center, 5:30 p.m. SoMeck 8: Friday at Mecklenburg Aquatic Club, 6:30 p.m. Southwestern 4A: Friday, Jan. 30 at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Club, 6 p.m.

Wrestling

Upcoming conference meets: MECKA 8: Saturday, Jan. 31 at Mallard Creek, 8:30 a.m. SoMeck 8: Saturday, Jan. 31 at Providence, 8:30 a.m. Southwestern 4A: Saturday, Jan. 31 at Porter Ridge, 9 a.m.

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