Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eddie named to AP all-state basketball team

Cannon's Jarrell Eddie was named all-state by the Associated Press. Eddie, who will play basketball at Virginia Tech next season, averaged nearly 25 points for the Cougars this season. Eddie also scored over 2,500 points in his career.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Former Viking hits game-winning shot

In all the madness that was the first day of the NCAA tournament yesterday, a local player had his "one shining moment" in one of the last games of the day.

Former Central Cabarrus star Ishmael Smith hit a jumper with 1.3 seconds left in overtime to lift Wake Forest over Texas in a first round game in New Orleans last night. Smith finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the 81-80 win.

Smith and Wake Forest will now move on to face No. 1 seed Kentucky and former Raleigh Word of God star John Wall on Saturday.

Another local player will be in action on Saturday as former Concord High guard Dee Bost will try to lead Mississippi State past UNC in the second round of the NIT.

Bost will see a familiar face on the other bench, Will Graves, who he played against in the 2006 3A state championship when Dudley beat Concord.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

1st SPC golf match results

Central Cabarrus hosted the season's first South Piedmont Conference golf match of the year Wednesday at Rocky River Golf Club.

Jay M. Robinson won the match, with Trevor Cone as the top player.

The next conference match will be March 22 at The Club at Irish Creek, hosted by A.L. Brown and Northwest Cabarrus.

Team results:

Jay M. Robinson: 157
Hickory Ridge: 166
Mt Pleasant: 168
Cox Mill: 173
A.L. Brown: 176
Central Cabarrus: 181
Concord: 190
Northwest Cabarrus: 204

Top Players

1. Trevor Cone - JM Robinson score 34

2. Evan Danchnka - Hickory Ridge score 38

3. Brandon Cordell - Cox Mill score 39

Austiin Kiker - Central Cabarrus score 39

Andrew Leslie - AL Brown score 39

Mitchell Swaringer - Mt Pleasant score 39

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Track athletes make history

Jill Moore (right) from Northwest Cabarrus High and Lindsey Good from Weddington High competed in the first ever race between two wheelchair athletes in N.C. high school track and field history on March 10. Moore won the race.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Concord to play for the state championship

Concord is used to winning and winning often.

This weekend, the Spiders' boys basketball added another notch on their belt, beating West Rowan (67-61) and Hibriten (72-52) to advance to their third 3A state title game in the last five years.

Concord (25-6) will play Rocky Mount (23-3) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).

The Spiders were led by junior guard Jacquise Moore, who had 20 points, 11 rebounds, seven steals and two assists to lead five players who scored in double figures, including Xavier Stywall (13), Darren Black (11), Jalen Cannady (10) and Will Vanderburg (10).

Moore, who was named the regional MVP, also had 23 points to lead Concord past West Rowan in the regional semifinal win over West Rowan.

Concord, who lost in the 2006 state title game to Dudley, came back in 2007 beating Kinston to win it all. Since then, Concord has boasted an 81-12 record (last 3 years) under head coach Scott Brewer, but have not advanced to the state finals.

The Spiders lost in the regional final (state semifinals) last season to Forestview 70-68.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Belfield, Moore invited to Carolina Challenge.

Cannon School junior Keith Belfield is among the 80 North Carolina high school basketball players hand-picked to participate in Dave Teleps Carolina Challenge, to be held Saturday, March 27 at Cary Academy in Cary, N.C.

Junior Jacquise Moore from Concord will also take part in the event.

Now in its fourth year, the Carolina Challenge is the signature event for the state’s top players. Only the best freshmen, sophomores, and juniors have been chosen for this invitation-only, one-day academy that showcases the talent in the state and emphasizes what it means and takes to become a college basketball player.

Players will be divided into eight teams of 10 players each for scrimmages, and will also attend skill sessions conducted by Denny Kuiper, a former Michigan high school coach and academic advisor for the Marquette University basketball program.

Here is the full list of players:


1 Wykevin Bazemore Windsor NC Bertie

2 H. Keith Bellfield Concord NC Cannon School

3 Deuce Bello High Point NC Westchester Academy

4 Devince Boykins Forest City NC East Rutherford

5 Carlin Bremner Huntersville NC North Mecklenburg

6 Marcus Burton Charlotte NC Butler

7 John Cannon Burnsville NC Mountain Heritage

8 Bishop Daniels Raleigh NC Word of God

9 Jacoby Davis Charlotte NC West Charlotte

10 Chad Frazier Charlotte NC Metrolina Christian

11 Anthony Gill Charlotte NC Charlotte Christian

12 P.J. Hairston Greensboro NC Dudley

13 Tabarris Hamilton Winston Salem NC West Forsyth

14 Donta Harper Winterville NC South Central

15 Demarcus Harrison Arden NC Christ School

16 Tony Kimbro Arden NC Christ School

17 Jacob Lawson Oak Ridge NC Oak Ridge Military

18 Travion Leonard Durham NC Kestrel Heights

19 Tony Menton Charlotte NC Waddell

20 Quincy Miller Winston Salem NC Quality Education Acad.

21 James Milliken Siler City NC Jordan-Matthews

22 Jacquise Moore Concord NC Concord

23 Michael Neal Oak Ridge NC Oak Ridge Military

24 Ike Nwanu High Point NC Westchester Academy

25 Reggie Perkins Greensboro NC Western Guilford

26 Keynan Pittman Burgaw NC Pender

27 Marshall Plumlee Arden NC Christ School

28 Tyler Poole Hickory NC Hickory

29 Jervon Pressley Charlotte NC Waddell

30 Marquis Rankin Charlotte NC Vance

31 Jaleel Roberts Greensboro NC Greensboro Day

32 Tyquan Roberts Jamestown NC Ragsdale

33 Paris Roberts Charlotte NC United Faith

34 Jordan Robertson Greensboro NC Greensboro Day

35 Aaron Roundtree Wilson NC Beddingfield

36 Jerome Seagears Red Springs NC Flora McDonald

37 Jackson Simmons Smoky Mountain NC Smoky Mountain

38 Worth Smith Charlotte NC Charlotte Christian

39 Anthony Stitt Charlotte NC Butler

40 Bernard Sullivan Huntersville NC North Mecklenburg

41 Mike Thorne Fayetteville NC Trinity Christian

42 Mike Tyson Kinston NC Kinston

43 Dezmine Wells Raleigh NC Word of God

44 Terry Whisnant Cherryville NC Cherryville

45 Anthony Williams Whiteville NC Waccamaw Academy

46 Terrence Williams Charlotte NC West Mecklenburg

47 Chris Wilson Fayetteville NC Terry Sanford

Sophomores, Class of 2012

1 Montay Brandon High Point NC Wesleyan

2 Adam Coble Greensboro NC Northwest Guilford

3 Justin Cousin Graham NC Graham

4 Reggie Dillard Greensboro NC Dudley

5 Carlton Ford Fayetteville NC Westover

6 Torian Graham Durham NC Hillside

7 Rob Grey Forest City NC East Rutherford

8 Xavier Griffin Greenville NC Oakwood School

9 Montarius Hall Charlotte NC Victory Christian

10 Julius Hamilton Charlotte NC West Charlotte

11 Montrezl Harrell Tarboro NC North Edgecombe

12 Terry Henderson Raleigh NC Neuse Christian

13 Madison Jones Raleigh NC Ravenscroft

14 Shawn Lester Mooresville NC Mooresville

15 Tyler Lewis Lewisville NC Forsyth Country Day

16 John McBeth Greensboro NC Northern Guilford

17 Josh Newkirk Raleigh NC SE Raleigh

18 Braxton Ogbueze Charlotte NC Vance

19 Carlos Rankins Oak Ridge NC Oak Ridge Military

20 Joseph Uchebo Oak Ridge NC Oak Ridge Military

21 T.J. Warren Durham NC Riverside

22 Quayshad Williams Greensboro NC Greensboro Day

Freshmen, Class of 2013

1 Marcus Bryan Raleigh NC Ravenscroft

2 Tyrek Coger Raleigh NC Upper Room Christian

3 Alerick Freeman Charlotte NC United Faith

4 Anton Gill Raleigh NC Ravenscroft

5 Isaiah Hicks Oxford NC Oxford Webb

6 Greg McClinton Winston Salem NC W-S Prep

7 Kennedy Meeks Charlotte NC West Charlotte

8 Rodney Purvis Raleigh NC Upper Room Christian

9 Quinton Ray Apex NC Middle Creek

10 Donte Reynolds Kinston NC Kinston

11 Jaquel Richmond Greensboro NC Dudley

12 Deion Robinson Winston Salem NC Mount Tabor

13 Patrick Rooks Charlotte NC United Faith

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cannon, First Assembly stars named to All-NCISAA team

Cannon School senior Jarell Eddie was named to the All-NCISAA 3A team after Cannon made it to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

Eddie was joined by teammate Keith Belfield, a junior, on the All-CISAA conference team.

First Assembly's Paige Whitaker and Kyle Grisby were named to the NCISAA 2A girls' and boys' teams, respectively. The First Assembly girls' team made it to the quarterfinals of the 2A bracket, while the boys lost in the finals to Victory Christian.

The full teams:



Garland Austin—Latin
Nneka Awuruonye—PDS
Gigi Bailey—Christian
Christal Barnett—Christian
Cailan Howey—PDS
Tiffany Mitchell—PDS
Maryah Mayzak —Christian
Brittany Powell—CCDS
Janice Roberts—CCDS

2010 NCISAA 2A Girls All-State Basketball Team

Paige Whitaker - Senior - First Assembly
Dakota Dukes - Sophomore - Cary Christian School
Zoe Vernon - Sophomore - Carolina Friends School
Hillary Summers - Sophomore - Village Christian Academy
Jessica Edmonds - Sophomore - Carolina Day School
Alexis Hicks - Senior - Victory Christian
Tenika Neely - Senior - Fayetteville Christian School
Haley Laughter - Freshman - Carolina Day School

2010 NCISAA 3A Girls All-State Basketball Team

Hannah Allgood - Senior - Forsyth Country Day School
NNeka Anuruonye - Senior - Providence Day School
GiGi Bailey - Freshman - Charlotte Christian School
Erin Bratcher - Senior - Ravenscroft School
Chelsea Douglas - Senior - Hickory Grove
Tiffany Mitchell - Sophomore - Providence Day School
Janice Roberts - Senior - Charlotte Country Day School
Erica Williams - Freshman - Rabun Gap School



Keith Belfield Cannon
Richard Brown CLS
Jarell Eddie Cannon
Anthony Gill CCS
Wake Hamilton CCDS
Kevin Hickson PDS
Akil Mitchell CCS
Connor Sullivan PDS
Trent Walker CCS

2010 NCISAA 2A Boys All-State Basketball Team

Kyree Bethel - Senior - Fayetteville Christian School
Anthony Thomas - Senior - St. David's School
Michael Woods - Senior - Asheville Christian Academy
Kyle Grisby - Senior - First Assembly
Deuce Bello - Junior - Westchester Country Day School
Zack Richardson - Senior - Fayetteville Academy
Chad Frazier - Junior - Metrolina Christian Academy
Travis Liner - Senior - Northside Christian Academy
Will Saunders - Senior - Caldwell Academy

2010 NCISAA 3A Boys All-State Basketball Team

Luke Davis - Senior - Ravenscroft School
Jarrell Eddie - Senior - Cannon School
Anthony Gill - Junior - Charlotte Christian School
Damarcus Harrison - Junior - Christ School
Tony Kimbro - Junior - Christ School
Tyler Lewis - Sophomore - Forsyth Country Day School
Akil Mitchell - Senior - Charlotte Christian School
Eric Smith - Senior - Christ School

Concord advances to 3A Western Semis

The Concord Boys basketball team won their 14th straight game and 18th of the last 19th, beating Harding 73-66 to advance to the 3A Western Regional semifinals in Greensboro Tuesday night.

The Spiders (25-5), who haven't lost a game since January 20th against Hickory Ridge, won the South Piedmont Conference (SPC) regular season and tournament titles and has rolled through the playoffs beating Ledford, Carson and Harding.

Concord plays West Rowan (20-6) at UNCG's Fleming Coliseum Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play the winner of Hunter Huss and Hibriten Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center at 2 p.m.