Hopewell snags first soccer win of the season

Edwin Gomez, Michael Boss and Cole Tesar scored goals in Hopewell’s 3-2 boys soccer victory over Berry Academy on Aug. 29.
The Titans improved to 1-1-1. Gomez and Tesar have scored in two consecutive games.

Hough hosts cancer benefit tournament

The Hough boys soccer team will host the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer soccer benefit tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10. Proceeds will go to pediatric cancer research.
Tickets are $7. The schedule is: Ardrey Kell vs. Asheville T.C. Roberson at 3 p.m., Mallard Creek vs. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor at 4:45 p.m., Myers Park vs. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge at 6:30 p.m., and Hough vs. Charlotte Catholic at 8:15 p.m.
For information, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org

Register youth for cross country
Cross Country for Youth, a 10-week program for runners ages 9 to 14, is accepting registration through Sept. 12.
The Cross Country for Youth program is partnered with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation. The objective is to introduce elementary and middle school students to cross country training.
Participants can register at  www.crosscountryforyouth.org. The cost is $65 per person.
Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at Elon, Mallard Creek and Sugaw Creek recreation centers. A complete schedule of practice and competition locations will be available once registration is completed.

SwimMAC hires three coaches
SwimMAC hired local teachers Laura Hicks, Joshua Williams and Rachel Wrede as swimming coaches primarily based in its North Region.
Hicks, who has taught five years at Barnette Elementary and Long Creek Elementary, has coached the Latta Springs/Stephens Grove Dolphins swim team since 2009. She’ll be a junior swim league coach for SwimMAC.
Williams, who has taught at Lincoln Charter School most of the past decade, will be the lead coach for SwimMAC’s Dolphin division. He has coached swimming 12 years at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club and is the boys coach at East Lincoln High. Wrede, who teaches at Mooresville High, will be a middle school TeenFit coach for SwimMAC.

Reading FC considers Charlotte
Apparently, Charlotte’s reputation as a budding soccer hotbed precedes it, as last week the city was scheduled to host to a contingent of representatives from England’s Reading FC soccer team.
Representatives from the organization were slated to tour Charlotte Sept. 1-4 to assess the city’s ability to host the club’s 2012 preseason training camp and tour.
Former Arsenal FC player Bryan McDermott, Reading’s manager, was scheduled to head the search to take a close look at potential game facilities at Davidson College and UNC Charlotte, as well as practice sites at Providence Day School, Charlotte Country Day School and The Palisades.

PAL golf tournament
Charlotte Mecklenburg’s Police Activities League will hold its inaugural Chief’s Challenge Charity Golf Classic Sept. 26-27 at The Palisades Golf & Country Club.
The event will begin with the Chief’s Challenge Kick-off and Pairings Reception on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Executive Park Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Charlotte Mecklenburg Chief of Police Rodney Monroe is scheduled to speak at the event, which will also feature live and silent auctions.
The golf tournament begins Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., following a 7:45 a.m. breakfast.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Police Activities League, a nonprofit that strives to provide athletic and academic opportunities to children ages 5 to 18. For sponsorship opportunities, contact PAL Executive Director Jeff Hood at 704-400-6035 or send an e-mail to jhood@palcharlotte.org.

County field-goal record broken
During Charlotte Latin’s 23-0 victory at North Cross (Va.) on Aug. 27, Paul Griggs booted a 57-yard field goal that broke a 17-year-old Mecklenburg County record.
Griggs’ kick, which gave the Hawks a 9-0 lead in the second quarter, surpassed the previous county mark of 55 yards by Charlotte Christian’s Brett Speakman in 1994. It also is tied for the third-longest kick in state history, according to the N.C. High School Athletic Association website.
The longest field goal in state history is 61 yards, a feat accomplished by Cline Ingle of Lawndale’s Burns High in 2000.
Griggs has committed to Purdue University and recently was selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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