Thursday, January 28, 2010

Concord girls end Robinson's unbeaten streak

The Concord girls' basketball team beat Jay M. Robinson 71-68 Tuesday night at home to take the lead in the South Piedmont Conference (SPC).

The Spiders (13-5, 8-0), who have won the last two SPC crowns, were the first team this season to knock off the Bulldogs, who are now 16-1, 7-1.

Charlotte signee Nyshia Hammonds led the way for the Spiders, while Jhemelia Edwards notched her 1,000th career point for Concord.

Concord and Robinson meet again at the Bulldogs gym one week from today.

--Jay Edwards

Monday, January 25, 2010

Robinson swim teams finish regular season unbeaten

The Jay M. Robinson boys' and girls' swimming team finished the regular season a perfect 14-0 each after winning the South Piedmont Conference title (SPC) this weekend.

Robinson's girls' team won the SPC meet last Saturday by 284 over second-place Northwest Cabarrus. The Bulldogs were led by senior Julia Greer, sophomore Addison White and freshman Hunter Rogers, who all won four events - including relays.

Senior Alex Kirk added three wins as Robinson's girls claimed 10 of the 11 events in the SPC meet.

The Bulldogs boys won the SPC title as well by 81.5 points over Hickory Ridge. Junior Chad Heiser won four events, including two relays while Rene Brown won three different races (including two relays).

Both the Robinson boys and girls' swimming teams advance to the 3A Western Regional meet, February 6th at Huntersville Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jay M. Robinson girls' basketball team unbeaten

The Jay M. Robinson girls' basketball is playing for the first time in years at the 3A level.

So far, the Bulldogs are a perfect 16-0, including 7-0 in South Piedmont conference play.

Robinson is led by senior forward, Tabby Koerner, who has committed to play for Gardner Webb next year, and is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, junior Kelsee Cheek is also play big for Robinson, averaging 20 points per game. Cheek is also a Division I recruit getting interest from all over right now.

The Bulldogs may face their toughest game of the year, this Tuesday night, though when they travel to Concord, who is 11-5 overall, but also a perfect 6-0 in conference play.

The Spiders have won the last two conference titles, including the 2008 3A state championship.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bulldog swimmers remain unbeaten

The Jay M. Robinson girls' and boys' swim teams improved to a perfect 9-0 Friday night after winning a conference meet against A.L. Brown and Central Cabarrus.

The Brown boys and girls also beat Central Cabarrus.


JMR 211 Central Cabarrus 35
JMR 210 AL Brown 48
AL Brown 131 Central Cabarrus 64


JMR 197 Central Cabarrus 75
JMR 182 AL Brown 85
AL Brown 132 Central Cabarrus 111

Monday, January 4, 2010

Parisi streak ends at 5th best in state history

Jay M. Robinson's Dominic Parisi streak reached 139 of consecutive wins matches without a loss came to an end in a wrestling tournament in New York last weekend. Parisi, who went 115-0 in the last two seasons combined, now owns the fifth longest winning streak in North Carolina history.

Parisi was chasing 144 wins in a row by Appalachian State wrestling coach John Mark Bently, when he was in high school.

"I think the streak meant a lot to (Dominic), but it also put a lot of pressure on him," Robinson coach and Dominic's father, Dave Parisi said. "I think he'll be able to focus on just going out and competing his best now."

Parisi is a two-time defending state champion at the 112-lb. and 119-lb. weight classes the past two seasons.

--Jay Edwards