2011 Serve for the Cure tournament a success
On Sept. 24, Charlotte Latin hosted the 10th annual Serve for the Cure volleyball tournament. Twenty teams from around the area took part in the event, including squads from Ardrey Kell, Charlotte Christian, Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Latin, Providence and South Mecklenburg high schools. Five JV teams also participated, including Charlotte Latin and Providence.
Founded by Charlotte Latin coach and cancer survivor Suzie Pignetti, Serve for the Cure has grown to be the largest teen-sponsored event in the area for the Susan G. Komen-Charlotte organization. Last year the event raised more than $42,000, and organizers expect that number to be surpassed by roughly 10 percent this year. In its first nine years of operation, Serve for the Cure has raised more than $200,000.
Bucs, Mustangs to Play 4 the Cure
On Monday, Oct. 3, at 4:15 p.m., the Charlotte Country Day and Myers Park High School field hockey teams will play against each other.
But in so many ways, the teams will be fighting together.
The Bucs and the Mustangs will face off in the inaugural Play 4 the Cure game to fight breast cancer at Charlotte Country Day’s Dowd Field.
The game will feature a pink ball, and players will wear pink bracelets and pink shoelaces.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Spectators also may participate in halftime activities for prizes, make donations and/or sponsor an athlete in the game.
Panthers sweep Bulldog Stampede
On Sept. 24, the Providence High School boys and girls cross country teams made themselves at home at Wingate University, sweeping the boys and girls competitions at the second-annual Bulldog Stampede.
The Providence boys placed five runners within the top 10 and won the event with 25 points, besting runner-up South Mecklenburg, which finished with 67 points. Providence’s Wyatt Maxey won the event in 16 minutes, 57 seconds. Teammate Joe Sullivan’s time of 17:58 was good for third. Fellow Panthers Umang Damani (18:04), Dylan Cohen (18:30) and Christian Efken (18:39) finished fourth, seventh and 10th, respectively. South Mecklenburg’s Will Funchess (18:37) was the only other south Charlotte runner to record a top-10 finish, finishing ninth.
Despite Madeline Talbert’s meet-winning time of 19:41, the Sabres girls team was unable to hold off the first-place Panthers, 24-48, in the team competition. Led by Bianca Bishop’s second-place effort of 20:03, the Panthers placed seven runners in the top 10. Grace Sullivan (20:04) was third, followed by fourth-place Scotti Cool (20:29), seventh-place Megan Glova (21:17), eighth-place Lauren Adamson (21:19), ninth-place Helen Griffith (21:20) and 10th-place Shannon Hagopian (21:21). South Meck’s Lily Anderson (20:39) finished fifth.
Providence tennis tops Mustangs
On Sept. 27, the Providence girls tennis team took a major step toward claiming the Southwestern 4A conference regular-season crown with a 6-3 win over Myers Park. The Panthers edged the Mustangs in singles play 4-2 and won two out of three doubles contests.
The Panthers’ singles winners included Katie Porter, who beat Emily Carpenter (7-5, 6-2); Megan McGowan, who bested Catherine Neilson (7-5, 6-1); Camie Hobson, who edged Paige Stover (6-4, 6-4) and Bridgette Hickey, who survived a scare from Poulumi Banerjee (6-0, 6-7 (5), 10-7).
In the doubles portion, Porter and McGowan teamed to beat Carpenter and Jessica Perez, 10-8. Elizabeth Matulis and Camie Hobson beat the tandem of Neilson and Stover, 10-3.
The Mustangs got singles wins from Perez, who blanked Matulis (6-0, 6-0) and Molly Kenny, who downed Chandler Hobson (6-2, 6-1). Kenny teamed with Rebecca Cann to record the Mustangs’ lone doubles win over Chandler Hobson and Hickey, 10-3.
The win improved the Panthers to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play while the Mustangs fell to 7-2, 2-1.
Country Day girls golf
The Charlotte Country Day girls golf team fell to 4-2 on the season after narrowly dropping a match to Raleigh St. Mary’s, 134-142. The nine-hole event, held at Lexington’s Sapona Country Club, featured St. Mary’s, Charlotte Country Day and Forsyth Country Day.
The Bucs’ Brook Vann finished a shot off the lead with a 45, followed by teammate Natalie Mauney’s 48 and Jessica Lee’s 49. St. Mary’s teammates Cameron Little and Katie Seymour tied for medalist honors after each shot 44.
Catholic soccer edges Country Day
Despite out-shooting the Cougars 14-11 on Sept. 24, the Charlotte Country Day boys soccer team dropped a heart-breaker to rival Charlotte Catholic, 1-0.
Catholic’s Roland Minogue scored the contest’s lone goal. Catholic’s Johnny Archer recorded the win with seven saves, while Country Day’s Joey Vitale turned away five shots.
Charlotte Catholic improved to 6-3 with the win, while Country Day fell to 8-4.
Davidson Day basketball camp
From Oct. 22-23, Davidson Day School varsity basketball coach Ron Johnson will hold the Southern Stars Basketball Mini-Camp for players in grades four through eight. The camp will feature specialized drill work, four-on-four games, one-on-one challenges and shooting competitions.
The camp, slated to be held at Davidson Day School, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22. On Oct. 23, the camp will begin at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
A $30 deposit is due at the time of registration and the total cost is $75. For more information, contact Southern Stars Basketball Camp at 704-237-5237 or 704-886-7340, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providence Day to host basketball coaches clinic
On Oct. 1, area basketball coaches will convene for the second annual Providence Day Basketball Coaches Clinic. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school’s Mosack Athletic Center.
Guest speakers for the event include Virginia Military Institute men’s coach Duggar Baucom, UNC women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, Wake Forest women’s coach Mike Petersen, Charlotte Bobcats’ assistant coach Stephen Silas, College of Charleston associate head men’s coach Mark Byington and UNC Charlotte men’s coach Alan Major.
Participants will attend several workshops, including “Implementing the Up-tempo Offense,” “Attacking the Zone Defense” and “How to Teach Rebounding,” among others.
Last year, over 120 college, high school, middle school and AAU coaches attended the clinic.
Pre-registration closes Sept. 27. The cost is $50 for the first coach and $40 for each additional coach from the same staff. The registration fee on the day of the clinic is $60 for the first coach and $50 for each additional coach from the same staff.
For more information, contact Brian Field at 704-887-7533 or email@example.com.