Sunday, February 28, 2010

Parisi, White take individual state championships

Jay M. Robinson's Dominic Parisi and Garrison White took home 3A individual state wrestling championships Saturday in Greensboro.

Parisi won his third straight state title, this time at 119-pounds. Parisi, who will likely wrestle at Appalachian State, American or Virginia Tech next year, has only lost two matches in the last three years of his high school career.

White won for the first time in his high school carrer at 112-pounds.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Concord AAU team holding tryouts

The Concord Red Dragons AAU boys basketball program will be holding tryouts for its 14U team on Saturday, March 13th at 2 p.m. at Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Rd. SW, Concord, N.C.

For more info on the Concord Red Dragons, please go to or call 704-970-8349.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cannon's Glen Taylor gets 300th win

Cannon School’s first-round win in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) basketball tournament was especially sweet for head coach Glen Taylor. The Cougars (16-13) defeated Durham Academy 60-42 on Feb. 23, giving Coach Taylor his 300th career win.

Virginia Tech-bound Jarell Eddie led Cannon with 26 points while teammate Keith Belfield added 11. Coach Taylor will go for win number 301 when Cannon School faces third-seed Ravenscroft School (22-5) on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Greensboro Day School.

Taylor is in his first year as Cannon’s varsity coach. He came to Cannon from Christchurch School in Christchurch, Va., where he led its varsity basketball team to four consecutive Virginia Prep League championships during his five years as coach.

Prior to coaching at Christchurch School, Taylor spent six years as head varsity and junior varsity coach at Kerr Vance Academy in Henderson, N.C., during which he was a four-time Coastal Plains Independent Conference varsity basketball coach of the year. He began his coaching career at Lawrence Academy in Merry Hill, N.C., and received the Tarheel Independent Conference varsity coach of the year award twice during his four-year tenure.

Cannon School’s varsity basketball team was co-champion of the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) during the 2008-09 season, its first in the highly-competitive conference. In the three years prior to joining the CISAA, Cannon won three consecutive Metrolina Athletics Conference titles and won the NCISAA 2A state championship in 2006.

--Cannon School press release

Concord, Hickory Ridge still alive in playoffs

The Concord boys' and girls' teams as well as the Hickory Ridge girls' team won last night to put them in the sectional finals on Friday.

The Central Cabarrus boys fell just short of the sectional finals with a close loss to Anson.

3A girls:

Hickory Ridge 59, Parkwood 51 (OT).
Hickory Ridge will travel to North Iredell on Friday night for the sectional final.

Concord 68, Statesville 49.
Concord will host Charlotte Catholic in the sectional final Friday night.

3A boys:

Anson 45, Central Cabarrus 42.

Concord 79, Carson 66.
Concord will host Harding on Friday night in the sectional final.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NCISAA first round basketball results

The private schools in the NCISAA played their first round games last night. Here's how the local schools did.

2A girls:

First Assembly 43, St. David's 36.
First Assembly will play Cary Christian in the second round Thursday.

2A boys:

First Assembly 85, Arendell Parrott Academy 61.
First Assembly will play St. David's in the second round Thursday.

3A boys:

Cannon School 60, Durham Academy 42.
Cannon will play Ravenscroft in the second round Thursday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cabarrus wrestlers fight their way to regional titles

Six wrestlers from Cabarrus County teams grabbed 3A Midwest Regional titles Saturday on their way to the state individual championships this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Jay M. Robinson boasted four of the regional champions, including Garrison White (112-lb.), Dominic Parisi (119-lb.), Caleb Swinson (130-lb.) and Jacob Eldridge (145-lb.). Robinson will also send eight wrestlers to the state individual meet

Northwest Cabarrus wrestlers grabbed two regional titles including William Johnson (125-lb.)and Lucas Dutch (135-lb.). The Trojans will send four individual wrestlers to the state meet.

Mount Pleasant, who won the SPC tournament title by 1.5 over Robinson, will also send four wrestlers to the meet, while A.L. Brown, Concord and Cox Mill will send one wrestler each to the state meet.

SPC teams have mixed results in 3A sectional quarterfinals

The Concord boys and girls' basketball teams advanced in convincing fashion Monday night in the first round of the 3A West playoffs. The Central Cabarrus boys and Hickory Ridge girls' team also advanced to the sectional semifinals Wednesday night, but the rest of the Cabarrus County teams were eliminated.

Boys Results

Concord 77, Ledford 59
**Hosts Carson Wednesday night

Central Cabarrus 67, Asheboro 62
**Plays at Anson Co. - Wednesday night

Waddell 78, A.L. Brown 59

Harding 71, Hickory Ridge 56

Girls Results

Concord 93, North Forsyth 67
**Hosts Statesville Wednesday night

Hickory Ridge 64, NE Guilford 39

Harding 59, Jay M. Robinson 57

North Iredell 63, A.L. Brown 50

Monday, February 22, 2010

Robinson's Tucker wins indoor championships

Jay M. Robinson's Erin Tucker led Cabarrus-area runners at the state indoor track championships in Chapel Hill on Saturday.

The senior won state titles in both events she competed in, the 55-meter hurdles and 55-meter run.

The rest of SPC:

A.L. Brown:
Travis Bailey finished fifth in the boys' shot put.
Keonna Artis finished third in the girls' high jump.

Juanita Leto finished third in the girls' 55-meter hurdles and ninth in the 55-meter dash.

Hickory Ridge:
Coye Still finished second in the boys' long jump and fifth in the boys' high jump.
Taryn Stern finished third in the girls' 1600-meter run.

Mount Pleasant:
Kunle Akindahunsi finished ninth and Garrett Miller finished 11th in the boys' 300-meter run.
Jocelyn Parnell finished second in the girls' shot put.
Kayleigh Norris finished eighth in the girls' pole vault.
Miranda Clark finished 15th in the girls' 300-meter dash.

Northwest Cabarrus:
Trevor Anderson finished fifth in the boys' triple jump.
Richard Cotton finished fourth in the boys' 300-meter run.
Arianna Tucker finished seventh in the girls' high jump.

Here's a story I wrote to preview the indoor championships.

Robinson's Koerner scores 1,000th point

Pictured: Tabby Koerner (right) with Jay M. Robinson head coach Lin Smithson.

Jay M. Robinson senior girls basketball player Tabby Koerner became the second girl in the school's history to score 1,000 points in her career.

The first girl to score 1,000 points was teammate Kelsey Cheek, a junior.

Koerner scored the point against Hickory Ridge High School on Feb. 12.

Robinson, a three seed out of the Southern Piedmont Conference, will play their first round state playoff game tonight against Harding University.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Concord sweeps SPC tournament

The Concord boys' and girls' teams continued their dominance against South Piedmont Conference opponents by winning the SPC tournament last Thursday.

Both Spiders team also won the regular season title this year.

The Lady Spiders faced Hickory Ridge in the final, the same team that they beat in the regular season to clinch the regular season crown.

In that earlier matchup, Concord squeaked by the Ragin' Bulls. The latest game wasn't as close. Concord controlled the game, winning 62-52.

The Concord boys faced their arch rival A.L. Brown in the final. Brown jumped out to a 12-4 lead, but the Spiders quickly came back, tying the game at 32 at the half.

The second half was back and forth until the Spiders pulled away at the end to take a 72-66 win and their fourth consecutive SPC tournament title.

All-SPC girls' team

Nyshia Hammonds (Concord), Jhemelia Edwards (Concord), Mariah Black (Concord), Jasmine DeBerry (Concord), Kelsey Cheek (Jay M. Robinson), Tabby Koerner (Robinson), Akysia Resper (Hickory Ridge), Candra Mathis (Hickory Ridge), Jasmine Parker (A.L. Brown), Kelsie Pethel (Northwest Cabarrus), Sarah Ritchie (Mount Pleasant) and Dee Polk (Central Cabarrus).

Kelsey Cheek was named SPC player of the year, while Hickory Ridge coach Jessica Kulp won coach of the year.

All-SPC boys' team

Jalan Cannady (Concord), Jacquise Moore (Concord), Griffin Templeton (Concord), LC Cooks (Central Cabarrus), Malcolm Drummer (Central Cabarrus), Bennie Deer (Central Cabarrus), Jaquese Deese (A.L. Brown), Teven Jones (A.L. Brown), Tyler Honeycutt (Northwest Cabarrus), Quentin Wimbish (Hickory Ridge), Elijah Hampton (Robinson) and Jacob Allen (Robinson).

Jaques Deese was named SPC player of the year and Concord coach Scott Brewer was named coach of the year.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Concord Robinson wins 3A state wrestling championship

The Concord Robinson wrestling team came back from a 26-3 deficit in the 3A state title game to beat two-time defending state champ Orange (Hillsborough), winning the final match to claim the victory 35-32.

Robinson didn't earn the victory until the final match when Davante Andujar, the meet's Most Outstanding Wrestler, won at the 140-pound weight class, giving the Bulldogs their first lead and the win. The state title was also the first in Robinson High School history in any sport.

"I couldn't imagine a better way to win a state championship," Parisi said, who was a high school and college All-American himself in New York. "For the final meet to come down to the final match, it was something we all will never forget."

Andujar needed every win his teammates gave him to get the victory as Hamilton Jones (103-lb), Garrison White (112-lb.), Dominic Parisi (119-lb.), Caleb Swinson (135-lb.) won in succession to complete the comeback and secure the title. Heavyweight Jordan Taylor also won his match for the Bulldogs.
"You couldn't have written a script any better than the way we had to win this (championship) tonight," Robinson wrestling coach Dave Parisi said, whose team lost in the 4A state semifinals last year to Butler. "I think it was probably one of the most exciting wrestling matches in the history of the state finals."

--Jay Edwards

SPC conference tourneys begin today

The South Piedmont Conference kicks off it's conference tournament tonight with a handful of first round games. Here are the final conference standings and a look at the tournament schedule.

Tickets to games at the Cabarrus Arena are $6.

Girls' tournament
1. Concord 14-0
2. Jay M. Robinson 11-3 (won coin flip)
3. Hickory Ridge 11-3
4. A.L. Brown 8-6
5. Northwest Cabarrus 6-8
6. Mount Pleasant 4-10
7. Central Cabarrus 2-12
8. Cox Mill 0-14

Monday games
Cox Mill at Concord 6:00
Northwest at Brown 6:00
Central Cabarrus at Robinson 7:00
Mount Pleasant at Hickory Ridge 6:30

Tuesday at the Cabarrus Arena
3/6 vs. 2/7 Winners 6:00
4/5 vs. 1/8 Winners 7:30

Thursday at the Arena
Championship 6:00

Boys' tournament
1. Concord 13-1
2. Central Cabarrus 9-5 (won head to head)
3. A.L. Brown 9-5
4. Northwest Cabarrus 8-6 (won head to head)
5. Hickory Ridge 8-6
6. Jay M. Robinson 6-8
7. Mount Pleasant 3-11
8. Cox Mill 0-14

Monday games
Cox Mill at Concord 7:30
Hickory Ridge at Northwest 6:00
Mount Pleasant at Central Cabarrus 7:00
JM Robinson at AL Brown 7:30

Wednesday at the Arena
3/6 vs. 2/7 Winners 6:00
4/5 vs. 1/8 Winners 7:30

Thursday at the Arena
Championship 7:30

Robinson swimmers finish top-10 in states

Both Jay M. Robinson swim teams recorded top-10 finishes in the 3A state swimming meet this weekend. The girls finished sixth and the boys finished fourth, giving them a sixth place finish in the combined team scores.

The Hickory Ridge and Cox Mill boys also finished strong at sixth and tied for seventh respectively. Cox Mill finished ninth and Hickory Ridge finished 10th in the combined team scores.

Cardinal Gibbons won the boys' championship and Charlotte Catholic won the girls', as well as the combined score.

Zack Lambert from Hickory Ridge won the South Piedmont Conference's only individual state championship with a win in the boys' 100-yard backstroke.

Several Robinson swimmers fell just short of state titles, including the boys' 200-yard medley relay team (Griffin Fiedler, Chad Heiser, Rene Brown and Forrest Cannon), which finished second in the finals after winning the preliminary race.

Chad Heiser finished also finished second in the boys' 200-yard freestyle.

Complete girls' standings:
1 Charlotte Catholic 432
2 Chapel Hill 246
3 Tuscola 238
4 Marvin Ridge 205
5 Cardinal Gibbons 167
6 Jay M. Robinson 134
7 Weddington 132
8 Orange 120
9 South Central 104
10 Hickory 68
11 Washington 57
12 Northern Guilford 52. 50
13 Franklin 47. 50
14 West Henderson 31
14 F.T. Foard 31
16 Concord 30
17 Cox Mill 29. 50
18 St. Stephens 23
19 R-S Central 15
20 North Iredell 13
21 Asheville 12
21 Southern Nash 12
21 Williams 12
24 C.B. Aycock 11. 50
25 South Brunswick 10
25 Hickory Ridge 10
25 Forestview 10
28 Ashbrook 9
29 D.H. Conley 7
30 East Rowan 6
30 White Oak 6
32 Hunter Huss 4
32 Northwest Cabarrus 4
34 Havelock 2
34 Rocky Mount 2
34 Ledford 2
37 Fike 1
37 Nash Central 1

Complete boys' standings:
1 Cardinal Gibbons 249
2 Charlotte Catholic 199
3 Chapel Hill 191
4 Jay M. Robinson 152
5 Marvin Ridge 147
6 Hickory Ridge 126
7 Cox Mill 116
7 Hickory 116
9 Hibriten 92
10 Tuscola 71
11 Franklin 62
12 South Rowan 56
13 Weddington 55
14 Washington 47
15 West Henderson 45
16 St. Stephens 44
17 South Brunswick 42
18 West Carteret 41
19 Mount Pleasant 40
19 A.L. Brown 40
21 Hunt 39
21 South Point 39
23 Eastern Alamance 37
24 Eastern Wayne 36
24 Asheville 36
26 Northwest Cabarrus 33
27 North Forsyth 23
28 Forestview 21
28 D.H. Conley 21
30 Northern Guilford 19
31 Nash Central 17
32 Fike 16
32 Concord 16
34 Ashbrook 11
35 Western Harnett 4
35 F.T. Foard 4
37 West Iredell 1

Combined Team Scores:
1 Charlotte Catholic 631
2 Chapel Hill 437
3 Cardinal Gibbons 416
4 Marvin Ridge 352
5 Tuscola 309
6 Jay M. Robinson 286
7 Weddington 187
8 Hickory 184
9 Cox Mill 145. 50
10 Hickory Ridge 136
11 Orange 120
12 Franklin 109. 50
13 South Central 104
13 Washington 104
15 Hibriten 92
16 West Henderson 76
17 Northern Guilford 71. 50
18 St. Stephens 67
19 South Rowan 56
20 South Brunswick 52
21 Asheville 48
22 Concord 46
23 West Carteret 41
24 Mount Pleasant 40
24 A.L. Brown 40
26 South Point 39
26 Hunt 39
28 Northwest Cabarrus 37
28 Eastern Alamance 37
30 Eastern Wayne 36
31 F.T. Foard 35
32 Forestview 31
33 D.H. Conley 28
34 North Forsyth 23
35 Ashbrook 20
36 Nash Central 18
37 Fike 17
38 R-S Central 15
39 North Iredell 13
40 Williams 12
40 Southern Nash 12
42 C.B. Aycock 11. 50
43 East Rowan 6
43 White Oak 6
45 Hunter Huss 4
45 Western Harnett 4
47 Havelock 2
47 Ledford 2
47 Rocky Mount 2
50 West Iredell 1

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Robinson hopes to wrestle to state title

For most of the last year, the Concord Robinson wrestling team has worked to get back to this point. Now, the Bulldogs will have to wait a little longer as their 3A state championship match was postponed until Monday at 6 p.m. at Orange High School.

Robinson made it all the way to the 4A state semifinals in last year's state tournament before falling to Butler. This year, the Bulldogs (23-2) hope to win it all, but will have to beat two-time defending 2A state champion Orange.

But Robinson is used to good competition as the Bulldogs have won their last three playoff matches by a total of seven points, beating Anson County (37-35), Southwest Randolph (35-33) and Enka (33-30). Robinson also won the SPC conference and 3A Western Regional title.

"On paper I feel better about this match (against Orange) than I did the last two (SW Randolph and Enka), Robinson wrestling coach Dave Parisi said. "But they (Orange) aren't in the finals for no reason."

The Bulldogs are led by Coach Parisi's son Dominic. The younger Parisi, 41-2 this year, is a two-time individual state champion at the 112-lb. and 119-lb. weight classes. Parisi, who is being recruited heavily by American, Appalachian State and Virginia Tech, won 139 consecutive matches between the beginning of his sophomore year and this year (senior year), the fifth longest streak in state history. He is 156-2 in the last three seasons combined.

But Parisi doesn't have to do it all as Garrison White (119-lb.) and Davante Andujar (135-lb.) are also strong. Coach Parisi says the match against Orange could come down to four weight classes that include: Hamilton Jones (103-lb.), Jay Singleton (125-lb.), Caleb Swinson (130-lb.) and Patrick Oakley (140-lb.)

"We are very positive about our chances to win it all," Parisi said. "We know what we are capable of any time out and we know how to win."

Note: The students at Robinson are also behind their team as the school held a pep rally for the Bulldog wrestling team this week. The wrestlers were cheered on by their fellow students with a pep band as they walked down the halls.

--Jay Edwards

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Concord clinches SPC basketball titles

The Concord Spiders boys' and girls' basketball teams clinched the South Piedmont Conference titles with victories over Hickory Ridge last night.

This is nothing new for the Spiders, both teams have won the regular season conference title three years in a row. This year's boys' team could become the first in school history to win three straight regular season and tournament titles if they roll through the SPC tourney as expected.

The girls won a close back-and-forth game against the Ragin' Bulls, finally outlasting Hickory Ridge 60-58. They are still undefeated in conference this year.

The boys lost to Hickory Ridge earlier this year, giving them their only SPC loss in the last three years. Concord made up for that loss with a dominant 84-59 win.

Two individual milestones during the game:

Senior Nyshia Hammonds became the school's all-time leading girl scorer after a 24-point performance pushed her career total to 1464.

Junior Jacquise Moore scored the 1,000th point of his career in the first half of Wednesday's game.

Both teams are in action again tonight (making up for snow days) at Central Cabarrus and will travel to A.L. Brown on Friday to finish out the season.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

McDonald's All-American nominees announced

Cannon School's Jarrell Eddie is one of 36 nominees from North Carolina for the 2010 boys' McDonald's All-American game.

The game is a showcase of the best high school players from around the country.

View the full list of nominees at

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mount Pleasant girls' basketball helps Samaritan's Feet

The Mount Pleasant girls' basketball team is helping the Samaritan's Feet organization by collecting donations of money and shoes at their Jan. 9 game against Jay M. Robinson.

During the game, Mount Pleasant coaches will also go barefoot in support of the children in need.

Samaritan's Feet raises money and collects new shoes for needy children around the world.
300 million people wake up each morning without a pair of shoes to protect their feet from injury and disease.

"The goal of Samaritan’s Feet is to provide shoes to...these individuals in the next 10 years by teaching them a biblical story of faith, hope, and love, demonstrating those truths in touching them by washing their feet, and treating them to a new pair of shoes and socks," said the orgainzation's Web site.

Contact head coach Courtney Johnson at for more information.

Observations from the pool deck: 3A Western Swimming Regionals

Darren Kataja, a junior on the Jay M. Robinson High School swim team, competed in two events at the 3A Western Regional swim meet on Saturday. He took time out of his day to share his experiences and impressions of the meet.

10:20 a.m.: Today is the day. The culmination of a full season of hard work. The spectacle beheld by throngs of interested viewers. The goal for many, a dream for some, but a competition for all. Oh, and after it’s over we can all watch the Super Bowl.

In about an hour and 40 minutes, the best swimmers of the 3A Western region will converge on Huntersville Aquatic Center to compete in one of the most important events of the season: regionals. The field is made only of those swimmers who have recorded an automatic standard or a very high consideration standard at some point throughout the season, making for a competitive meet.

The top twelve finishers in each event will proceed to the state meet, which is Friday in Raleigh. My team, the Jay M. Robinson Bulldogs, is lucky enough to have a high number of individual entries and relays seeded near the top.

My two events today are the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke. I’m the twelfth seed in the butterfly, so that’s my focus for the day.

11:15 a.m.: The pool area is crowded with parents and teams from all over the western half of North Carolina. Half of the teams are warming up now, but the rest of us are patiently and nervously waiting our turn. Almost everyone is listening to their iPods, getting pumped up.

Our coach, Beverly Kopelic, just made a speech encouraging us to “make our mark” on regionals. That is exactly what we intend to do.

11:50 a.m.: Warm-ups just ended and we are ready to swim. The pool feels fast today (yes, good swimmers can tell the difference between fast water and slow water) and my heart rate is just as fast as it should be. The purpose of warming up is to get adjusted to the pool conditions and to test out your body’s systems.

In my experience, I have felt terrible in warm-ups many times and turned out great swims, and vice versa. Every swimmer takes a different approach to warming up, and it is important to establish a routine that makes the swimmer feel the most comfortable about the coming events.

12:15 p.m.: High school meets always begin with one of the most entertaining events: the 200-yard medley relay. Four swimmers from each qualifying team compete with each swimmer doing 50 yards of a different stroke. The order is backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. The freestyle leg never fails to be nail biting.

The Bulldog girls' relay, consisting of Alex Kirk, Meghan Masius, Katy Gilbert and Julia Greer, was the fifth seed in the event. Each girl swam well and they managed to finish fourth, meaning expectations for states are high.

The boys relay, made up of Griffin Fiedler, Chad Heiser, Rene Brown, and Forrest Cannon, carried the top seed in to the event. The team from Charlotte Catholic had their targets set on the Bulldog boys, but with a powerful breaststroke leg by Heiser and a gutsy freestyle leg by Cannon, they managed to hold off Catholic and become regional champions.

“I was nervous to the point where I couldn’t even shake,” said Cannon, a senior and captain. “Compared to last year, though, when we were fighting for the eighth spot (in 4A Regionals), this race was nice.”

1:20 p.m.: There are generally two types of swimmers on high school teams: those who swim year-round on competition teams and those whose swim season is confined to high school. It takes a strong mix of both types to create a team deep enough to be successful. Our team this year was definitely able to take advantage of a perfect mixture. It certainly is a part of the reason why the boys and girls handily won the South Piedmont Conference.

2:15 p.m.: OK, so I’m a little bit mad. I just got out of the water after my 100-butterfly race, which, if you recall, I was seeded twelfth and projected to qualify for states. I swam my best time of the season so far, faster even than what I swam only two weeks ago. With limited practice time due to the recent snow, that is definitely an accomplishment.

However, everyone else swam faster, too, and I ended up finishing 15th. Such is the cruelty of swimming. Success and failure in the sport is only partially under the control of the individual swimmer. Everything depends on the ability, mind state, training regimen and adrenaline of the opposing swimmers. The race against the clock is only part of it; you also have to race against people who have spent the whole week hearing from coaches about how “that kid Darren Kataja is only such-and-such tenths of a second ahead of you….”

There is definitely something left to be desired after my best swim of the year, but for me it will be a tasty sandwich instead of states.

Maybe I can calm myself down during these long 500-freestyle races.

3:45 p.m.: Well, the spectacle has come and gone. Charlotte Catholic High School won the meet according to the points, but the real winners are definitely those whose hard work pushed them through into a qualifying spot for states. The Bulldogs will be well represented next Friday in Raleigh, and that’s what the months of practicing is all about.

I’d love to keep going on but I’ve got to get out of here and get my homework done before the Super Bowl (the other spectacle that happens to share the day with regionals). I wonder if Drew Brees could beat me in the 100-yard butterfly….

Western Regional 3A swim meet results

Charlotte Catholic School swept the 3A Western Regional swim meet on Sunday.

Several South Piedmont Conference schools also competed in the meet, with Jay M. Robinson leading the way. The Bulldog girls' team finished fourth while the boys finished, third, giving them a fourth place finish in the combined score.

Cox Mill finished eighth in the combined score, with Hickory Ridge ninth, Concord 11th, Northwest Cabarrus 15th, Mount Pleasant tied for 17th, A.L. Brown in 20th and Central Cabarrus in 29th.

Swimmers who finished in the top-12 in their event will compete in the state meet this weekend.

Representing the SPC at states are:

Girls' 200-yard medley relay:
4. Robinson (Alex Kirk, Meghan Masius, Katy Gilbert and Julia Greer).
8. Concord (Katie Barefoot, Meridith Moore, Lucy Suddreth and Annabeth Bethune).
11. Cox Mill (Erin Wells, Taylor Rothermel, Ashley MacCoy and Bethy Beard).

Boys' 200-yard medley relay:
1. Robinson (Griffin Fielder, Chad Heiser, Rene Brown and Forrest Cannon).
3. Hickory Ridge (Ryan Steigerwalt, Adam Mulchi, Zack Lambert and Matt Icard).
6. Cox Mill (Nick Cannon, Preston Roycroft, Ethan Garrison and Clay Perry).
11. A.L. Brown (Davied Sanchez, Jackson Boone, Corey Klepper and Cole Harris).
12. Mount Pleasant (Spencer Kiessling, Michael Dilks, Kody Rice and Devon Jarman).

Girls' 200-yard freestyle:
6. Hunter Rogers (Robinson).
11. Bethy Beard (Cox Mill).

Boys' 200-yard freestyle:
2. Chad Heiser (Robinson).
7. Michael Dilks (Mount Pleasant).
9. Nick Cannon (Cox Mill).
10. Rene Brown (Robinson).
12. Brian Todd (Robinson).

Girls' 200-yard IM:
5. Addison White (Robinson).

Boys' 200-yard IM:
4. Preston Roycroft (Cox Mill).
6. Cole Harris (Brown).
11. Griffin Fiedler (Robinson).

Girls' 50-yard freestyle:
6. Julia Greer (Robinson).
10. Bethy Beard (Cox Mill).
12. Annabeth Bethune (Concord).

Boys' 50-yard freestyle:
4. Matt Icard (Hickory Ridge).
6. Ethan Garrison (Cox Mill).
7. Adam Mulchi (Hickory Ridge).
9. Forrest Cannon (Robinson).
10. Devon Jarman (Mount Pleasant).

Girls' 100-yard butterfly:
9. Katy Gilbert (Robinson).
11. Taylor Greene (Northwest Cabarrus).
12. Megan Maglione (Robinson).

Boys' 100-yard butterfly:
2. Rene Brown (Robinson).
8. Austin Rohrer (Concord).
12. Greg Leeman (Concord).

Girls' 100-yard freestyle:
4. Julia Greer (Robinson).
12. Erin Wells (Cox Mill).

Boys' 100-yard freestyle:
2. Zack Lambert (Hickory Ridge).
3. Ethan Garrison (Cox Mill).
7. Matt Icard (Hickory Ridge).
8. Adam Mulchi (Hickory Ridge).

Girls' 500-yard freestyle:
4. Hunter Rogers (Robinson).

Boys' 500-yard freestyle:
5. Austin Rohrer (Concord).

Girls' 200-yard freestyle relay:
4. Robinson (Addison White, Alex Kirk, Hunter Rogers and Julia Greer).
8. Concord (Mary Blackwelder, Brianna Clark, Lucy Suddreth and Annabeth Bethune).
9. Hickory Ridge (Jesseeca Nguyen, Nora Shafer, Anna Zinkann and Kristin Mulchi).

Boys' 200-yard freestyle relay:
2. Hickory Ridge (Zack Lambert, Ben Mack, Adam Mulchi and Matt Icard).
6. Mount Pleasant (Kody Rice, Spencer Kiessling, Devon Jarman and Michael Dilks).
8. Northwest Cabarrus (Jeff Gilley, Collin Waldrop, Sam Miller and Brian Gilley).
10. Concord (Aaron Kuhn, Myers Jones, Rob Suddreth and Austin Rohrer).
12. Robinson (Ryan Buddendeck, CJ Herron, Brian Todd and Forrest Cannon).

Girls' 100-yard backstroke:
12. Alex Kirk (Robinson).

Boys' 100-yard backstroke:
1. Zack Lambert (Hickory Ridge).
2. Davied Sanchez (Brown).
3. Jeff Gilley (Northwest Cabarrus).
5. Nick Cannon (Cox Mill).
6. Griffin Fiedler (Robinson).
7. Cole Harris (Brown).
8. Ryan Steigerwalt (Hickory Ridge).

Girls' 100-yard breaststroke:
9. Addison White (Robinson).
12. Meghan Masius (Robinson).

Boys' 100-yard breaststroke:
3. Chad Heiser (Robinson).
4. Preston Roycroft (Cox Mill).
9. Michael Dilks (Mount Pleasant).

Girls' 400-yard freestyle relay:
4. Robinson (Jessica Gomez, Katy Gilbert, Hunter Rogers and Addison White).
6. Concord (Mary Blackwelder, Brianna Clark, Lucy Suddreth and Annabeth Bethune).
7. Cox Mill (Erin Wells, Ashley MacCoy, Amanda Carter and Bethy Beard).
12. Northwest Cabarrus (Leslie Oman, Hilary Overcash, Nicole Soltis and Taylor Greene).

Boys' 400-yard freestyle relay:
3. Robinson (Rene Brown, Griffin Fiedler, Brian Todd and Chad Heiser).
4. Cox Mill (Nick Cannon, Kyle Cicenia, Preston Roycroft and Ethan Garrison).
9. Northwest Cabarrus (Jeff Gilley, Collin Waldrop, Sam Miller and Brian Gilley).
11. Concord (Rob Suddreth, Myers Jones, Greg Leeman and Austin Rohrer).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More basketball scheduling changes...

This weather is seriously messing up some scheduling. Here's the latest for a couple area schools.

Central Cabarrus at Concord Robinson, moved to tonight.
Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus: Moved up to Thursday to avoid potential weather situation Friday.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Friday basketball games rescheduled

Due to early arriving snow, many of Friday's basketball games in the area were postponed. Here's a list of postponed games in the Cabarrus area and their rescheduled date.

Concord at Central Cabarrus, ppd, Feb. 10.
Hickory Ridge at Mount Pleasant (varsity only), ppd, Wednesday 4 p.m.
A.L. Brown at Cox Mill, ppd, TBD.
Cox Mill at South Rowan, which was scheduled for Monday was moved to Feb. 8.

The Brown at Cox Mill game was rescheduled for today, but with Cabarrus County Schools out today, the game will be rescheduled again. The schools have not yet announced a new date.

Northwest Cabarrus and Jay M. Robinson played a day early on Thursday. The Northwest boys won 73-56 and the Robinson girls won 60-36.

All-South Piedmont Conference swim teams

Chad Heiser and Julia Greer of Jay M. Robinson won the South Piedmont Conference swimmers of the year award after the Bulldogs swept the conference meet.

Northwest Cabarrus' Bob Ringer won the SPC coach of the year.

Jay M. Robinson, Northwest Cabarrus, Hickory Ridge, Central Cabarrus, A.L. Brown, Concord and Mount Pleasant will compete in the Western Regional meet on Saturday. The top 12 teams move on to the state meet.

Here is a full list of the all-SPC teams.

Chad Heiser (JM Robinson)
Brian Gilley (Northwest Cabarrus)
Zack Lambert (Hickory Ridge)
Jeff Gilley (Northwest Cabarrus)
Ethan Garrison (Cox Mill)
Cole Harris (AL Brown)
Rene Brown (JM Robinson)
Nick Cannon (Cox Mill)
Adam Mulchi (Hickory Ridge)
Ryan Steigerwalt (Hickory Ridge)
Davied Sanchez (AL Brown)
Kody Rice (Mount Pleasant)
Matt Icard (Hickory Ridge)
Greg Leeman (Concord)
Preston Roycroft (Cox Mill)
Darren Kataja (JM Robinson)
Austin Rohrer (Concord)
Rob Suddreth (Concord)
Griffin Fiedler (JM Robinson)
Devin Jarmon (Mount Pleasant)
Brian Todd (JM Robinson)
Michael Dalton (JM Robinson)
Michael Dilks (Mount Pleasant)
Ryan Buddendeck (JM Robinson)

Julia Greer (JM Robinson)
Haley Walker (Mount Pleasant)
Hunter Rogers (JM Robinson)
Erin Wells (Cox Mill)
Addison White (JM Robinson)
Kristen Mulchi (Hickory Ridge)
Beathy Beard (Cox Mill)
Olivia McCloskey (Hickory Ridge)
Alex Kirk (JM Robinson)
Maria Buck (JM Robinson)
Katy Gilbert (JM Robinson)
Grace Koontz (JM Robinson)
Lucy Suddreth (Concord)
Taylor Carroll (JM Robinson)
Taylor Greene (Northwest Cabarrus)
Brianna Clark (Concord)
Meghan Masius (JM Robinson)
Sydney Kopelic (JM Robinson)
Megan Maglione (JM Robinson)
Leslie Oman (Northwest Cabarrus)
Annabeth Bethune (Concord)
Nora Shafer (Hickory Ridge)
Jessica Gomez (JM Robinson)
Mary Blackwelder (Concord)