SCW Sports Shorts – April 25

Carson Song

In a 12-4 win over Forsyth Country Day on April 16, Charlotte Latin’s Carson Song topped the 100-goal plateau for his career. On April 22, in a 14-5 victory over Charlotte Country Day, Song added to his accomplishments by breaking the school’s all-time career scoring record.

Song, who had a goal and six assists in the win over Forsyth and four goals and two assists in the win over Country Day, now has 104 goals and 137 assists for his career, breaking the school’s scoring record which was held by Thomas Armstrong, a 2011 graduate who tallied 239 points in his career.

Behind Song’s solid play, the Hawks are 13-0 and ranked the state’s No. 1 team in Laxpower.com’s latest poll.

Still a junior, Song has committed to Brown University.

Myers Park honored by MaxPreps.com for season, national ranking

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The Myers Park girls basketball team was honored by Maxpreps.com for their state championship season.

The state champion Myers Park girls basketball team was honored by Maxpreps.com and the Army National Guard for the annual Tour of Champions ceremony which visits 10 boys and 10 girls teams from around the
country.

The Mustangs (30-1) were presented a banner to hang in their gym and were presented a national ranking trophy after the Mustangs finished the season ranked No. 6 in Maxpreps.com’s national poll.

 

Charlotte Christian golf places second at Palmetto Tournament

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The Charlotte Christian boys golf team finished second at the prestigious Palmetto Tournament.

The Charlotte Christian boys golf team placed second at the Palmetto Tournament, a three-day event against 39 teams from across the United States and Canada and one of the most prestigious high school golf events of the season.

The Knights started out the tournament on April 17 at Ocean Isle’s Panther Run course located at Ocean Ridge Plantation. All five golfers fired rounds in the 70’s, led by David Kocher’s 71. He was joined by Aaron Walker (73), Kell Graham (75), Thomas Hodges and Hunter Hughes (79) who teamed to shoot a 294, putting them five shots ahead of the field and the Championship Flight’s No. 1
seed.

On April 17, the Knights opened the tournament at Ocean Ridge’s Lion’s Paw course and finished the day in second place after combining to shoot 303, which was five shots behind defending state champion Forsyth Country Day. Kocher shot a 73 to again lead the way, but Walker (74), Graham (78), Hodges (78) and Hughes (82) all had strong rounds.

The championship round was held at Sunset Beach’s Byrd Course at Sea Trail on April 18. With a prevailing rain the day before, the course was left wet and cold and windy conditions added to the tough day. Still, the Knights went on to have another remarkably successful round as Kocher (71), Walker (76), Graham (77), Hodges (79) and Hughes (83) combined on a 303, which left Charlotte Christian in second place, just two shot’s off Forsyth Country Day’s pace.

In addition to the team success, Kocher’s two-day 144 was the second-best individual score at the tournament.

John Compton Boston 2014

John Compton

 

Providence Day’s Compton shines at Boston Marathon

Providence Day assistant track and cross-country coach John Compton ran the sixth-fastest time of any North Carolinian at the Boston Marathon on April 21, when he clocked 2 hours, 36 minutes and 4 seconds, setting a new personal-best.

Compton, who is a history teacher at the school, ran more than five minutes faster than any other Charlottean and maintained an average pace of 5:58 per mile over the 26.2 mile race, placing him 210th out of the 36,000 competitors who began the marathon.

It was Compton’s second marathon after he completed one in Quebec City last fall, where he finished in 2 hours and 44 minutes.

“It was a special event and to be out there especially with all that was going on in the city,” Compton said. “I had a feeling that I could PR but to do it there was great.

“Then when I got back to school, it was really neat. The kids were excited for me, they made a banner and decorated my door, so that made it
fun.”

Compton, a 2003 graduate of Providence Day, is a five-time all-state cross-country runner, finishing second in the state meet in 2001 and 2003, third in 2001 and 2002 and fifth in 1999. In addition, Compton holds the Chargers’ record for fastest recorded time at McAlpine Greenway, finishing a 2003 race in
15:35.

 

Ardrey Kell, Providence crack Maxpreps.com’s top 50 baseball poll

The Ardrey Kell and Providence baseball teams have cracked Maxpreps.com’s most recent Xcellent 50 baseball rankings.

The Knights (19-1) moved up 16 spots in the rankings to No. 20 after a dominating performance at the Jack Sink Invitational Spring Break tournament.

Ardrey Kell earned a 3-1 win over two-time defending private school champion Charlotte Christian and had convincing wins over Charlotte Country Day (7-1) and Providence Day (6-0). The Knights have won 13 consecutive games since falling, 5-3, to Providence on
March 14.

The Panthers (19-2) drop nine spots, but are still ranked 46th in the nation, despite suffering losses this month to Ardrey Kell and to Charlotte Christian, who they fell to 1-0 on April 17 at the Jack Sink Tournament.

Providence defeated Butler, 5-4, on April 24 behind Jack King who went 2-for-2 with a home run. Patrick Ryan and Trevor Rhyne both had two hits and Josh Hiatt earned the win, with Tommy Dejuneas coming in for the
save.

 

White, Mazyck earn Maxpreps All-American status 

Jatarie White

Jatarie White

After helping lead their teams to state championships on the basketball court this season, the awards keep coming for Providence Day’s Jatarie White and Myers Park’s Aliyah Mazyck, as both were recently named to the Maxpreps.com’s All-American team.

White, a 6-foot-4 senior center and South Carolina commit, led the Chargers to their fifth consecutive state championship and ninth in the past 10 seasons. The McDonald’s All-American and two-time N.C. Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year was named to Maxpreps.com’s fifth team after averaging 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.7 steals and 1.4 assists.

Mazyck was an honorable mention All-American after helping Myers Park to their first-ever girls basketball title and a 30-1 record and the No. 6 spot in Maxpreps’ final national poll. Mazyck, a 5-foot-9 junior who hasn’t committed to play in college but is a national recruit, led the team with 17 points per game, but also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game.

Aliyah Mazyck

Aliyah Mazyck

 

 

 

 

 

Watkins, Cockrell win All-American Athlete awards

Providence Day senior basketball standout Jordan Watkins and sophomore track and field star Anna Cockrell have been named as recipients of the 2014 All-American Athlete Award, which was presented by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Watkins helped the Chargers to a 23-4 record and the No. 1 spot in the South Charlotte Weekly’s Super 7 rankings. A Davidson commit, the 6-foot-1 guard led the team in scoring, at 15.1 points per game, and averaged 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals, earning the South Charlotte Weekly Player of the Year honors.

Jordan Watkins

Jordan Watkins

Anna Cockrell

Anna Cockrell

Cockrell owns the fastest times in the state in the 100-meter hurdles (13.79 seconds), 300 hurdles (43.18) and the 400 hurdles (1:02.92).

The award recognizes the athletic achievements and the dedication to strength and conditioning shown by Watkins and Cockrell.

“We are proud to have Anna Cockrell and Jordan Watkins join the NSCA in its mission to safely improve athletic performance,” Boyd Epley, NSCA founder, said in a press release. “Supporting our student-athletes like Anna and Jordan guarantees a stronger future for the NSCA.”

 

Andreas leads Myers Park to huge soccer win over Providence

Myers Park’s Blair Andreas provided all the scoring in Myers Park’s 5-1 win over Providence in a battle of area heavyweights on April 24.

Andreas scored five goals in the win, moving the Mustangs (13-1) to fourth in Eurosportscorecard.com’s latest Class 4A state-wide poll.

The Mustangs defense – which has allowed five goals on the season and just two in the last 11 games – held high-powered Providence to a single goal.

Jen Simons scored the lone goal for Providence (14-1-1), who suffered their first loss of the season, dropping to second in Eurosportscorecard.com’s ranking. The Panthers defense had allowed seven goals all season before Andreas’ breakout performance.

 

Charlotte Christian baseball continues to roll

The two-time defending private school state champion Charlotte Knights baseball team backed up a glowing performance at the Jack Sink Invitational with a 13-5 win over conference foe Charlotte Latin on April 24.

The Knights (21-5) dropped a hard-fought game to Ardrey Kell, who has since climbed to No. 20 in Maxpreps.com’s national poll, falling 3-1 to the Knights in the Jack Sink opener.

They bounced back with a 1-0 win over nationally-ranked Providence on April 17 as Jackson Kowar scattered four hits over seven shutout innings and struck out nine batters. Grant Hall drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh for the
win.

The Knights dismantled defending Class 4A public school state champion South Meck in the Jack Sink finale, pulling out an impressive 10-2 win. Matthew Reitz struck out nine over six scoreless inning and Josh Hall homered in the
win.

Charlotte Christian opened a three-game series with the Hawks on April 22, winning Game 1, 12-2. Nick Owens homered and drove in three runs and Hall, Garrett Bradbury, Josh Hall and John Turley each added two RBIs, while Xander Gum pitched five innings, allowing two unearned runs while striking out 10.

On April 24, Dillon Carpenter homered and joined Bailey Lewis, Grant Hall and Reece Hampton with two RBIs. Kowar had another dominating performance on the mound, striking out eight in four innings.

The series concludes on Friday, April 25.

 

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