Monday, October 31, 2011

Top five SPC teams make soccer playoffs

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its boys' soccer playoffs Monday morning and five South Piedmont Conference teams made it into the postseason.

First-round games have to be played by Wednesday. Here are the match-ups for local teams (in bold):

No. 4 Northwest Cabarrus at No. 1 Statesville
No. 3 Hickory Ridge at No. 2 Berry Academy
No. 4 North Forsyth at No. 2 Jay M. Robinson
No. 5 Morehead at No. 1 Central Cabarrus
No. 5 Cox Mill at No. 1 Charlotte Catholic

For a full 3A bracket and more, visit the NCHSAA website.

10/31 playoff update


Brackets for both the N.C. High School Athletic Association and N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association football playoffs were released during the weekend. Here are the match-ups for Cabarrus County teams (local teams in bold):

No. 8 Mount Pleasant at No. 1 West Rowan
No. 5 Cox Mill at No. 4 Statesville
No. 6 Northwest Cabarrus at No. 3 Concord

No. 8 Hickory Ridge at No. 1 Charlotte Catholic
No. 6 Ledford at No. 3 A.L. Brown

Div. II
No. 6 Cannon School at No. 3 Christ School
No. 7 North Raleigh Christian at No. 2 First Assembly

Cross country
Natalie Andrejchak led the Jay M. Robinson girls to a second-place finish in the NCHSAA 3A Midwest regionals Saturday. Robinson's Brooke Johns finished in seventh place.

Northwest Cabarrus' Maddie Lowe finished fifth in the race, advancing to states as an individual. The trojans finished sixth at regionals. A.L. Brown was fifth, Cox Mill was seventh and Hickory Ridge finished eighth.

On the boys' side, Robinson finished third behind Clifford Buck and Andrew Fried, who were sixth and seventh respectively. A.L. Brown's Jose Navarette, Northwest's Gil Gilreath and Cox Mill's Taylor Page advanced to states as individuals. Kannapolis finished seventh overall, while Cox Mill was eighth, Hickory Ridge 10th and Northwest Cabarrus was 11th.

For complete results, N.C. Runners has them compiled.

The state championships take place Saturday.

Cannon's Tim Gruber finished 26th at the NCISAA 3A state championships Saturday to lead the Cougars to a 10th-place finish at states. The girls, led by Darby West's 40th-place finish, were also 10th.

First Assembly finished 17th in the 2A boys regionals and 16th on the girls' side.

For complete results, check out the NCISAA's website.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SPC teams knocked out of volleyball playoffs

The three remaining SPC teams - Hickory Ridge, Cox Mill and Mount Pleasant -  were all eliminated in second-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A volleyball playoffs Tuesday.

Here are Tuesday's results (local teams in bold):

North Iredell def. Mount Pleasant 3-0
Marvin Ridge def. Cox Mill 3-0
West Iredell def. Hickory Ridge 3-0

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cannon wins inaugural NCISAA girls' golf title

Cannon School's girls' golf team won the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association's state championship strokes Monday in Greensboro.

The Cougars were led by sophomore Kate Collum, who shot an 18-hole score of 75, and her freshman sister Annie, who finished fourth in the field with a 78. Cannon's Anna Redding (79) and Taylor Bunten (88) were fifth and ninth for the tournament.

Cannon finished with a score of 232 - 22 strokes ahead of Raleigh's Ravenscroft.

To read more about the Collum sister, read our article on the duo from earlier in the year.

NCISAA state championship tournament standing

1- Cannon School 232
2- Ravenscroft 254
3- Saint Mary's School 266
4- Charlotte Country Day 287
5- Durham Academy 309
6- Forsyth Country Day 318
7- Charlotte Latin 319
8- Cary Christian 332
9- Providence Day 362

All-NCISAA girls' golf state team

- Evie Dole, Ravenscroft (Player of the Year)
- Jessica Kittelberger, Ravenscroft
Kate Collom, Cannon
Mary Kate Holanek, Cary Christian School
Anna Redding, Cannon
Annie Collom, Cannon
- Cameron Little, Saint Mary's School
- Katie Seymour, Saint Mary's School
- Brook Vann, Charlotte Country Day
Taylor Bunten, Cannon

Monday, October 24, 2011

10/24 playoff update

NCHSAA volleyball
South Piedmont Conference volleyball teams had mixed results in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 3A playoffs.

The top three seeds - No. 1 Hickory Ridge, No. 2 Cox Mill and No. 3 Mount Pleasant - moved on to the second round, while No. 4 Concord and No. 5 Northwest Cabarrus were eliminated. Here are Saturday's scores:

North Iredell def. Concord 3-0
Mount Pleasant def. Berry Academy 3-1
Cox Mill def. Asheboro 3-0
Hickory Ridge def. Morehead 3-0
Charlotte Catholic def. Northwest Cabarrus 3-0

Second-round play will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. Here is the schedule for the three remaining Cabarrus County teams:

Mount Pleasant at North Iredell
Cox Mill at Marvin Ridge
West Iredell at Hickory Ridge

NCISAA soccer
Both Cabarrus County soccer teams in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association boys' soccer playoffs were eliminated in first-round play Saturday. Here are the scores:

St. David's School def. First Assembly 5-1

Charlotte Country Day def. Cannon 5-1

NCISAA girls' tennis
Cannon, the No. 10 seed in the NCISAA girls' tennis dual team playoffs, dropped its opening match to No. 7 Charlotte Latin 9-0 Saturday. The Cougars finish the season with a 7-7 dual record.

Friday, October 21, 2011

NCISAA releases soccer, volleyball playoff brackets

Three Cabarrus County teams have made the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association girls' tennis and boys' soccer playoffs. Cannon School made both tournaments, while First Assembly qualified in soccer.

First round play is scheduled for today in the soccer bracket, while girls' tennis is slated for Saturday.

Girls' tennis
NCISAA 3A girls' tennis
No. 10 Cannon (7-6) at No. 7 Charlotte Latin (11-5)

No. 12 First Assembly (9-6-2) at No. 5 St. David's (14-4-1)

No. 12 Cannon (7-8-3) at No. 5 Charlotte Country Day (11-5-2)

Five SPC teams reach 3A volleyball playoffs

Five South Piedmont Conference teams were selected to play in the  N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A volleyball playoffs. 

The SPC's top five teams - No. 1 Hickory Ridge, No. 2 Cox Mill, No. 3 Mount Pleasant, No. 4 Concord and No. 5 Northwest Cabarrus - will start play in the postseason tournament Saturday.

Here are the draws for local teams, which are highlighted:

No. 4 Concord (10-11) at No. 1 North Iredell (24-0)
No. 3 Mount Pleasant (13-9) at No. 2 Berry Academy (15-4)
No. 4 Asheboro (11-13) at No. 2 Cox Mill (18-6)
No. 5 Morehead (12-10) at No. 1 Hickory Ridge (20-4)
No. 5 Northwest Cabarrus (9-11) at No. 1 Charlotte Catholic (21-5)

For links to the full brackets, visit the NCHSAA website.

A.L. Brown, Robinson win cross country championships

A.L. Brown won the South Piedmont Conference boys’ cross country championship, while Jay M. Robinson won the girls’ title.

The Wonder boys were led by senior Jose Navarette’s second place finish. Robinson junior Clifford Buck won to lead his Bulldogs to a second-place finish. Hickory Ridge wrapped up the boys’ top three.

On the girls’ side, Robinson’s Natalie Andrejchak, Alyssa Lashway and Brooke Johns finished as the top three, respectively, to lead the Bulldogs to their title. A.L. Brown finished second while Northwest Cabarrus was third.

A.L. Brown's Brian Landis and Robinson's Justin Gutierrez were named boys' and girls' SPC Coach of the Year, respectively.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Three Cabarrus teams make girls' tennis dual playoffs

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its girls' tennis dual team brackets Monday morning.

Three Cabarrus County teams - Cox Mill, Mount Pleasant and Northwest Cabarrus - made the playoff tournament.

The Chargers will host defending 3A champions Charlotte Catholic, while the Tigers and the Trojans will travel to East Rowan and Weddington, respectively.

First round of play is slated for tomorrow.

Here are the full 3A brackets. Local teams are bolded.

No. 1 Nash Central (15-0) at No. 1 Aycock (22-1)
No. 2 Jacksonville (12-3) at No. 1 South Brunswick (12-4)
No. 2 Eastern Wayne (13-4) at No. 1 Currituck (6-8)
No. 2 Rocky Mount (10-6) at No. 1 West Carteret (13-0)
No. 2 Chapel Hill (9-3) at No. 1 Walter Williams (15-1)
No. 2 Ledford (14-7) at No. 1 Union Pines (16-0)
No. 2 Northern Guilford (14-2) at No. 1 Asheboro (15-3)
No. 2 Western Harnett (11-4) at No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons (20-5)
No. 2 Mount Pleasant (15-2) at No. 1 East Rowan (14-0)
WC Northwest Cabarrus (11-6) at No. 1 Weddington (12-1)
No. 1 Charlotte Catholic (16-2) at No. 1 Cox Mill (14-2)
WC Marvin Ridge (11-3) at No. 1 Forestview (11-1)
No. 2 Jesse Carson (14-3) at No. 1 Hickory (15-2)
WC Harding (7-1) at No. 1 Patton (11-2)
No. 2 South Point (6-2) at No. 1 Asheville (15-3)
WC Hibriten (10-5) at No. 1 Franklin (12-2)