Sports Shorts for July

Hopewell names Anderson new girls basketball coach

HUNTERSVILLE – Tyrelle Anderson, a Hopewell High girls basketball assistant coach the past five years, recently was promoted to head coach. He replaced Gary Richmond, who retired after last season.

Anderson, a native of Queens, N.Y., has extensive youth basketball coaching  and training experience in New York and Charlotte. He moved to North Carolina after retiring from the Fire Department of New York in 2003 and has worked with local AAU teams (Queen City Dynasty and the Charlotte Lady Warriors Elite), in addition to his duties at Hopewell.

Register for Steelers’ benefit golf tournament July 14

The Coul-Oak Steelers Pop Warner football team will host a fundraising golf tournament July 14 at Westport Country Club in Denver. The format will be four-man captain’s choice. Registration costs $60, which includes 18 holes of golf, food, beverages and awards for long-drive contests, closest-to-the-pin challenges and raffles. Space is limited to 40 teams. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. A shotgun start will begin at 9 a.m.

To register, call Bryon Fields at 704-299-8878, Kevin Hudson at 704-779-7668 or Maseo Bolin at 704-575-8141.

Warriors softball players snag

postseason awards

MOUNT HOLLY – East Gaston High’s Olivia Eudy was named the MEGA 7 3A/4A conference softball player of the year. She had a .484 batting average and was 13-5 as a pitcher.

Three other Warriors were named to the all-conference team – Shelby Winchester (.571 batting average), Mindy Roberts (.561) and Cassidy Eudy (.448).

Davidson Day wins Carolina

Panthers’ 7-on-7 tournament

CHARLOTTE – Davidson Day’s football team won the Carolina Panthers 7-on-7 passing tournament in dramatic fashion June 19 at Bank of America Stadium.

The Patriots beat reigning champion Mallard Creek High 28-24 on Mike Stevens’ 18-yard touchdown catch from Will Grier as the final horn sounded. Davidson Day, which won a state championship in its first varsity season last fall, scored the most points in the tournament. It beat N.C. 3AA champion Northern Guilford, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, S.C. and Mallard Creek after four games of pool play.

The victory earned Davidson Day a chance to represent the Panthers, July 12-15 in Indianapolis at the NFL National 7-on-7 High School Player Development Tournament.

LN Charter’s all-conference honors

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter athletes named to Southern Piedmont 1A/2A all-conference teams included Kurt Stabasefski and Carson McNamara (baseball); Rachel Gebelein, Brittany Buckstad and Sarah McIntosh (softball); Nathan Farber, Michael Westbay, Stephen Hack, Chris Hack, Erik Venderbush, Justin Austenfeld and Keaton Cooper (boys track); Blake Fiest, Sean Murphy and Jake Blum (boys golf); Davis Elkins, Blake Scherrman and Max Fairbairn (boys tennis); and John Clark, Randon Hassell, Jake Koferl, Andrew Gobble and Josh Ford (boys lacrosse).

Register for Charter football camp

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter will host a Young Knights football camp for rising fifth- through eighth-graders July 23-26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily. Lake Norman Charter’s coaching staff will host the camp, which is open to players from any school. The camp costs is $100, which includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register, email Coach Bob McKay at

Hough High wins Wells Fargo Cup

CORNELIUS – Hough High, on the strength of its spring championships in boys golf and girls soccer, won the Wells Fargo Conference Cup in the I-MECK 4A Conference.

The award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, recognizes the best overall athletic performance in each conference statewide. Points are compiled throughout the school year.

Hough’s 119 points were four more than runner-up Lake Norman High, which won conference championships in softball and boys tennis. Mallard Creek, which won baseball and boys and girls track and field, finished third with 109.5 points, followed by Mooresville (90.5), North Mecklenburg (76), Hopewell (70.5), West Charlotte (43.5), and Vance (43).

Lake Norman Charter finished third in the cup standings in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference. The Knights won spring conference championships in softball and boys tennis. North Lincoln High won the cup with 203 points, followed by East Lincoln (198), Lake Norman Charter (191), Lincolnton (186), West Lincoln (164), Gastonia Highland (154), Cherryville (146) and Bessemer City (96).

– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens

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