Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cox Mill basketball gets first wins

In the first annual Cox Mill High School Holiday Basketball Tournament, there were two other firsts: the first school wins for the girls' and boys' basketball teams.

The Charger boys took down the Lake Norman Charter Knights in the first round Monday night and the girls' beat Queens Grant Tuesday afternoon.

Boys' coach Brad Hinson organized the tournament this year, saying he wanted to start the tradition at a new school. He organized the Cabarrus County tournament at Jay M. Robinson last year.

He said the tournament has been a success so far and the two wins are just icing on the cake.

"Winning makes it a little better," he said.

Mount Pleasant coach gets 300th win

Mount Pleasant head wrestling coach Greg Hinson won his 300th dual team match against Cox Mill High School on Dec. 15.

Principal Edie Sayewich (left) presented him with the award.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Soccer All-Observer, all-region and all-Mecklenburg teams announced

Matt Sarett from Cannon School and Angel Rebollar from Jay M. Robinson were selected to the All-Observer and all-region first team in boys' soccer.

Click here to see the full list and all the other teams recognized.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Robinson swimmers stay undefeated

The Jay M. Robinson boys and girls stayed undefeated with commanding conference wins last night.


JM Robinson - 220 Mt. Pleasant - 61
JM Robinson - 207 Cox Mill - 76
Cox Mill - 167 Mt. Pleasant - 97


JM Robinson - 201 Mt. Pleasant - 68
JM Robinson - 183 Cox Mill - 98
Cox Mill - 156 Mt. Pleasant - 79

The Robinson Bulldogs are 7-0.

Concord runner qualifies for states.

Juanita Leto qualified for the indoor track state meet last Wednesday. Leto qualified in the 55 meter Hurdles with a time of 8.41 seconds.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wachovia Cup leaders

Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for fall sports in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2009-10 academic year.

The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

The Wachovia Conference Cup, formerly known as the Wachovia Trophy, is a companion to the Wachovia Cup. The Conference Cup is awarded to schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance in each individual athletic conference.

In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.

Here are the standings for the South Piedmont 3A: Concord is at the top of the conference after the fall season with league titles in women’s tennis and men’s cross country and second-place finishes in football and women’s golf. Hickory Ridge edged out Mount Pleasant for second place, tying for first in volleyball with Mount Pleasant, and also finishing first in men’s cross country. Concord 287.5, Hickory Ridge 235, Mount Pleasant 232.5, Northwest Cabarrus 225, A.L. Brown 222.5, Cox Mill 200, Jay Robinson 197.5, Central Cabarrus 95.

See the results from all the North Carolina conferences at the Prep Insiders blog.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Central Cabarrus softball players sign letters of intent

Two Central Cabarrus softball players signed letters of intent last week.

Lindsey Brown signed to play for Francis Marion State University in South Carolina.
Pictured with Lindsey are her parents (seated), coaches, and brother (back middle).

Chelsea Hartsell signed to play for North Carolina State University.
Pictured with Chelsea is her family and coaches.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bulldog swimmers still undefeated

Below are the scores from the swim meet held Friday night at the West Cabarrus YMCA. The Jay M. Robinson Swim Team improves their record to 5-0 with wins over both Concord and Mallard Creek. Mallard Creek beat Concord. Scores:


Robinson 193 Mallard Creek 93
Robinson 213 Concord 70
Robinson 185.50 Concord 93.50


Robinson 166 Mallard Creek 117
Robinson 196 Concord 77
Mallard Creek 177 Concord 91

In the women's events:

200 Medley Relay 1st: Robinson A team (Kirk, Masius, Gilbert, Greer) 2nd: Robinson B (Lambertsen, Koontz, Maglione, Kopelic)
200 Free: 1st: Hunter Rogers - Robinson 2nd: Addison White - Robinson
200 IM: 1st: Julia Greer - Robinson 2nd: Megan Maglione - Robinson
50 Free: 1st: Gabby Mondelli - Mallard Creek, 2nd: Alex Kirk - Robinson
100 Fly: 1st: Gabby Mondelli - Mallard Creek, 2nd: Katy Gilbert - Robinson
500 Free: 1st: Hunter Rogers - Robinson, 2nd: Maria Buck - Robinson
200 Free Relay: 1st: Robinson A (White, Kirk, Rogers, Greer) 2nd: Mallard Creek A (Ates, Foster, Hornopoulos, Mondelli)
100 Back: 1st: Alex Kirk - Robinson, 2nd: Jessica Gomez - Robinson
100 Breast: 1st: Addison White - Robinson, 2nd Meghan Masius - Robinson
400 Free Relay: 1st: Robinson A (Gilbert, Gomez, White, Rogers), 2nd: Mallard Creek A (Ates, Foster, Hajda, Mondelli)

In the men's events:

200 Medley Relay 1st: Robinson A team (Fiedler, Heiser, Brown, Cannon) 2nd: Mallard Creek A (Love, Vu, Hofmann, Tilque)
200 Free: 1st: Dillon Love - Mallard Creek, 2nd: Rene Brown - Robinson
200 IM: 1st: Hofmann - MC, 2nd: Ryan Buddendeck - Robinson
50 Free: 1st: Tilque - MC, Vu - MC,
100 Fly: 1st: Rene Brown - Robinson, 2nd: Brian Todd - Robinson
500 Free: 1st: Matt Bachner - Robinson, 2nd: Cody Keistler - MC
200 Free Relay: 1st: Mallard Creek A (Vu, Folk, Congel, Tilque), 2nd: Robinson A (Todd, Herron, Beier, Cannon)
100 Back: 1st: Dillon Love - MC, 2nd: Griffin Fiedler - Robinson
100 Breast: 1st: Chad Heiser - Robinson, 2nd: Ryan Buddendeck - Robinson
400 Free Relay: 1st: Robinson A (Brown, Todd, Fiedler, Heiser), 2nd: Mallard Creek A (Hofmann, Congel, Folk, Love)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hickory Ridge's Burdette making name for himself, team

When the 2009 football season began, Hickory Ridge and junior defensive end Dillon Burdette were under the radar.

Now, the both the Ragin' Bulls and Burdette are making names for themselves amongst the best in the Charlotte area.

Burdette, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, led his team with 87 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks and 10 hurries on the way to Hickory Ridge's first winning season at 7-6. The Ragin' Bulls also made their first playoff appearance losing in the second round to No. 1 Northern Guilford.

Burdette, who also boasts a 3.93 grade-point average, has recruiting interest from Clemson, Wofford and Gardner-Webb.

Burdette is also a key player on the Hickory Ridge basketball team.

-Jay Edwards

Robinson Dominic Parisi wrestling his way into record book

Jay M. Robinson's Dominic Parisi (112-lb.) has rewritten the record books for Jay M. Robinson. Now, the Bulldog senior is making a run the state's most accomplished feats.

Parisi, who is a perfect 17-0 this year, has now won 135 matches in a row, the 5th best streak in the state history.

Parisi, who won the Most Outstanding wrestler at last weekend's Jim Hayes tournament at East Mecklenburg High School, is being recruited by over 10 schools including Appalachian State, American and Virginia Tech.

-Jay Edwards

Monday, December 7, 2009

Swimming results

Several Cabarrus County swim teams were in action Friday. Concord and Mount Pleasant took part in the Falcon Invitational at Pfieffer University.

The results:

Girl’s Score: Concord 362, East Rowan 318, Mt. Pleasant 222,
Central Davidson 216, Gray Stone 148

Concord girls remain undefeated in 4 meets this season.

Individual Event Winners:
Lucy Suddreth – 50 Freestyle
Meridith Moore – 100 Breastroke

Winning Relay:
200 Free Relay
Kasey Rohrer, Annabeth Bethune,
Lucy Suddreth, Mary Blackwelder

Boy’s Score: Concord 376, Central Davidson 274, East Rowan 200,
Mt. Pleasant 182, Gray Stone 171

Individual Event Winners:
Greg Leeman – 100 Fly
Chris Leeman – 100 Breastroke

Winning Relay:
200 Medley Relay
Rob Suddreth, Chris Leeman,
Greg Leeman, Aaron Kuhn

Jay M. Robinson and Northwest Cabarrus also competed Friday night against West Mecklenburg.

Here are the results:

Dual Meet Scores

Northwest Cabarrus High School 299.00 -- 179.00 West Mecklenburg High School
JM Robinson 433.00 -- 113.00 West Mecklenburg High School
JM Robinson 426.00 -- 134.00 Northwest Cabarrus High School


Northwest Cabarrus High School 123.00 -- 99.00 West Mecklenburg High School
JM Robinson 205.00 -- 63.00 West Mecklenburg High School
JM Robinson 204.00 -- 74.00 Northwest Cabarrus High School


Northwest Cabarrus High School 176.00 -- 80.00 West Mecklenburg High School
JM Robinson 228.00 -- 50.00 West Mecklenburg High School
JM Robinson 222.00 -- 60.00 Northwest Cabarrus High School


Also, check out the swimming article that will be published in the Cabarrus News on Wendesday about all the county swim teams.