Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cannon wins singles title, player of the year

Jay M. Robinson senior Forrest Cannon claimed the South Piedmont Conference (SPC) tennis tournament Monday night losing only five games in three straight set wins in the event.

Cannon, the SPC player of the year, has only lost three matches in his career.

Robinson's teammates Josh Mosakowski and Andrew Alvarado took the SPC doubles title also losing only five games in three matches on the way to a championship win.

All three players will move onto regional play (individually) and compete for Robinson in the state duals (team tournament) beginning next week.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Video: ACC Barnstorming at Concord High

On Monday, the ACC All-Star team took on the All-South Piedmont Conference team in the ACC Barnstorming Tour event at Concord High School.

The ACC team was made up of seniors from North Carolina ACC schools such as UNC's Marcus Ginyard and Deon Thompson, Duke's Jon Scheyer, Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas, and Wake Forest's L.D. Williams and Chas McFarland.

Wake Forest guard Ish Smith, who played at Central Cabarrus High School, was supposed to be at the game, but was asked to stay an extra day at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia.

The All-SPC team was made up of Cam Mabry and Dylan McSwain of Mount Pleasant, Jacob Allen and Zach Fandl of Jay M. Robinson, Blake Wood and Jaland Burton of Hickory Ridge, Tyler Honeycutt and Justin Seager of Northwest Cabarrus, Jalen Cannady and Griffin Templeton of Concord, Malcolm Drummer and Bennie Deer or Central Cabarrus, and Jaques Deese and Spencer Falls of A.L. Brown.

At halftime, there was a three-point contest and a slam dunk competition.

Here's a video of highlights from the game and you can also see pictures from the game on our Web site.

From the student section: Cox Mill baseball wins first game

Logan Albers is a student at Cox Mill High School and a member of the cross country team. He shares his thoughts on Cox Mill athletics in "From the student section."

The Cox Mill Chargers experienced their first victory on the baseball diamond over Spring Break. Facing the Charlotte Stampede in the South Stanly Tournament, the Chargers rallied from an 8-4 deficit to come back and win, scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Travis Watkins was strong on the mound and also drove in the tying run and scored the winning run for the Chargers. This win not only helps to build confidence, but helps to build Charger pride as the season winds down with eight games remaining.

The Charger track team races at Hickory Ridge on Wednesday, and boys golf winds down their season with three matches to go.

Tuesday’s boys' golf match at Green Oaks golf course proved a struggle for the team as they placed sixth, but they look to rebound in the upcoming meet at Skybrook Golf Course and the South Piedmont Conference championship the end of April. The team was led by Brandon Cordell, Eric Boumann, Garrett Ray, and Austin Albers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Robinson seniors go out in style

The Jay M. Robinson boys' tennis seniors blanked Central Cabarrus 9-0 on 'Senior Night,' keeping their perfect record 12-0 record intact going into their final regular season match Wednesday at Cox Mill.

The Bulldogs, 11-o in South Piedmont conference (SPC) play this season, sent senior starters Forrest Cannon, Josh Mosakowski and Ben Shamanis out in style with the win.

Cannon and Mosakowski will leave Robinson as two of the best tennis players in school history. Cannon (No. 1 singles) lost only three times in his career, while Mosakowski has not lost a match in his career. Both are also unbeaten this season in singles and doubles.

"(Forrest) and (Josh) really don't see a lot of major competition on the court until the postseason," Robinson tennis coach Sarah Dabbs said, in her first season. "They really are each other's competition in practice and that keeps them going."

While Cannon and Mosakowski have led the Bulldog program to new heights including three conference titles (2 ME-CA, 1 SPC) in four years and 56-6 overall mark, they haven't won a playoff game in their time at Robinson.

After next week's SPC tournament, the Bulldogs, who have lost in the first round of the 4A playoffs the last three seasons, will try to win a 3A playoff game.

“The (Robinson) boys (team) has been to regionals and states every year, but haven’t had a lot of success,” Dabbs said, whose team moves from 4A to 3A this season. “We know the playoffs will be a huge step up in competition. But, we really want to try to win (a match) and maybe make a run.”

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

From the student section: Cox Mill

Logan Albers is a student at Cox Mill High School and a member of the cross country team. He shares his thoughts on Cox Mill athletics in "From the student section."

With Spring Break upon us, Cox Mill Sports take a break from the action as teams enjoy some time off.

In baseball, the Cox Mill Chargers have struggled, with varsity going 0-15 and JV 0-9. Despite the hard season, the Chargers look to build off each game and gain valuable experience to help establish a winning tradition at Cox Mill.

In softball, the Lady Chargers are now 4 - 5 overall and 2-2 in the conference. This came after an impressive 2-1 victory over rival Northwest Cabarrus Trojans. Led by Nikki, Katie, and Brooke, the girls look to improve their record as we near the end of the season.

In tennis news, the boys continue to give wholehearted efforts on the court. While victories are scarce at this point in the season, close games and matches, like a recent one with Carson, prove that the boys have a true potential and its only a matter of time before they gain some nice victories on the court.

Boys' and girls' track has had its share of ups and downs this season. The Chargers participated in a early scrimmage with Northwest Cabarrus and has produced some strong individual scores in many key events. The team has competed three times at Mount Pleasant and once at Carson. Now they move into conference meets with opponents including Jay M. Robinson, they look to build off of strong times and establish a name on the track. Parker, Lucas, Arrick, Tori, and Ariel have been top scorers for the team, and the 4x100 and 4x200 have produced many victories in their events. The Chargers continually look to build on their success as a home meet is upcoming.

In golf news, Garett Ray, Brandon Cordell, and Eric Boumann continue to lead the team in scoring. Austin Albers and Tyler Untz have also produced great scores on the green. The boys are currently fourth in the conference and have produced a second place finish at Rocky River Golf Course. With three matches and one post season tournament left, the boys look to finish up strong.

With Spring Break in full swing, the Chargers rest up for what will hopefully be a strong finish to an inaugural season.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cabarrus team to host AAU championships

The Cabarrus Stars 11-and-under basketball team will be hosting the North Carolina State AAU Division I basketball championships in Concord on April 10 and 11. The championship game will be Sunday, April 11, at 4:00 pm at Concord High School .

The Stars advanced to the championship round by defeating the United Stars and the Carolina Flight in last weekend’s pool play held at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail. Team members are Lavar Batts, Landon Bost, PT Childress, A. J. Gallagher, Jacob Irby, D. J. Little, Cameron Mikesh, Javonte Misenheimer, Hamsah Nasirildeen, Miles Randolph, Jo Jo Rotan, and Cameron Wimbish.

The Stars' first game is Saturday at 4 pm at Concord High School .

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stallions win East Coast basketball tournament

The Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association Stallions home-school basketball teams competed in Lynchburg, Va., on the campus of Liberty University in East Coast national basketball tournament.

The boys' team won the 4A division and girls' team won the 3A division. The boys team went 2-1 in pool play, defeating St. Johns (Virginia) 83-43 then defeated the Baltimore Chargers 72-59. The Stallions then lost to CHVAA from Richmond, Va., 72-49.

The Stallions were placed in the 4A division and defeated The Heat from Tennessee 59-56 and then faced SVHS Conquers from Virginia for championship and defeated them 61-46.

The members of the Stallions are Caleb Dietz, John Clay, Andrew Kelly, Landon Holm, Matt Godley, Sam Nelson, Jacob Nelson, Nick Weaver, Randy Hansen, Mike Phillips and Coached by Robert Bland and Gary Kelly.

The girls' team went 2-1 in pool play. Their first game was against Lighthouse from North Carolina, which they lost 56-40. Then they played Albemarle Christian out of Virginia and defeated them 65-25. The team then played the Frederick Warriors out of Maryland and defeated them 44-28.

The Stallions were placed in the 3A division and defeated Baltimore Bravehearts out of Maryland 41-32.

They played Upstate out of South Carolina for championship and beat them 42-38.

The team members are Kaitlyn Holm, Alyssa Henden, Ruthann Thomas, Helen Darden, Hannah Holm, Becca Bare, Allie Long, Jessi Harris, Alayna Long, Victoria Long and coached by Mike Thomas and Sherri Holm. Hannah Holm was named to the all tournament team.