10-5-21 roundup: Pro football, basketball and baseball, College football, High school football, boys soccer, baseball and volleyball, Middle school football, softball and golf

By Richard Walker

Chavis won its second Gaston County Conference Middle School team golf title in school history on Monday with a one-stroke victory over Belmont for the 2021 Gaston County Conference championship.

Chavis’ Gaston County Conference 2021 middle school golf championship team (from left to right): Talon Dalton, Kenan Fowler, coach Timmy Fleming, Kameron Causby, Colton Robinson, Canon Whitesides.

Coached by Timmy Fleming, the Wolverines won their first title since 2001.

Belmont’s Will Monteath was the county individual champion with a nine-hole score of 40 on the Cherryville Country Club course.

Chavis’ scorers were Colton Robinson (43), Kevin Fowler (47), Talon Dalton (48) and Kameron Causby (50). Robinson tied for second in the individual race with Holbrook’s Luke Stephens.

Four-time defending champion Cramerton finished third in the team standings, followed by Holbrook, Mount Holly, W.C. Friday and Stanley. The coronavirus pandemic cancelled the 2020 event.

2021 Gaston County MS golf championship
At Cherryville CC

Chavis 188: Colton Robinson 43, Kevin Fowler 47, Talon Dalton 48, Kameron Causby 50
Belmont 189: Will Monteath 40, Harley Green 47, Aidan McGinnis 50, Madison Pruden 52
Cramerton 197: Sean Barnette 48, Audrey Leazer 48, Elliott Anthony 50, Tripp Stacy 51
Holbrook 215: Luke Stephens 43, Billy Brand 56, Fisher Maiers 57, Madison Borromeo 59
Mount Holly 221: Sawyer Mahin 53, Max Hamilton 54, James Odom 55, Jason Black 59
W.C. Friday 227: Blake Mitchell 46, Laney Romines 58, Mason Hayes 61, Harley Averette 62
Stanley 235: Evan Murphy 54, Paxton Lineberger 59, Olivia Horneman 61, Emma Horneman 61
Bessemer City NS: Lane Stubblefield 43
Southwest NS: Rictavious White 62, Andrew Rimmer 62, Jovani Goldamez 62



High school athletics

Local high school coach Mark Lackey was honored Tuesday as Region 6’s “Special Person Award” winner by the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

Mark Lackey

Lackey, the current president of the N.C. Golf Coaches Association, is a 1988 Appalachian State graduate who got his teaching certification at Lenoir-Rhyne. He began his coaching career at Lincolnton in 1990, then coached at East Lincoln for 12 years before finishing up his career at North Lincoln for 17 years.

Lackey coaching football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and boys and girls golf during his career.

At North Lincoln, his teams won the 2009 and 2010 state title and were state runner-up from 2011 to 2013.




High school baseball

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association announced its 2021 all-state teams by classification – and seven players from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties were honored.

From Cleveland County is Crest’s Ben Hodge and Kings Mountain’s Charlie Melton and Zane Brockman. From Gaston County is Cherryville’s Dalton Pence, Ty Heavner and Landon Hahn. And from Lincoln County is West Lincoln’s Samuel Duncan and Brett Mason.

Here are the full teams by classification:

Seth Christmas- Hopewell
Bryan Arendt-Holly Springs
Nico Herrera- Cary
Matt Kenney- Butler
Chapel Matson- McDowell
Dusty Revis- McDowell
Three Young- McDowell
Josh Hartle- Reagan
Tommy Hawke- Reagan
Nick Lundquist- Reagan
Kahlil Watson- Wake Forest
Isaac Williams- Wake Forest
Cooper Allen- Wake Forest
Alec DeMartino- Millbrook
Quinton Ely- Millbrook
Parker Byrd- Scotland
Drew Tyndall- Ashley
Tanner Collins- Ashley
Trace Baker- South Central
Alex Bouche- South Central
S’Quan Waters- South Central
Drew Browne- South Central
Ashton Ross- South Central
Daylinh Nguyen-Brown- South Central
Anthony Mitta- Leesville Road
Austin Williams- Leesville Road
Matt Pollard- Leesville Road
Michael Forret- Providence

Nick Alderfer- Cox Mill
Marty Gair- Cox Mill
Clay Clinard- Clayton
Cameron Aycock- Aycock
Davis Horton- Orange
Ryan Hench- Orange
Bryson Hogan- Southwestern Randolph
Dixon Williams- Conley
Matthew Matthijs- Conley
Justin McDonald- Conley
Evan McLean- Conley
Jake Jenkins-Cowart- Southeast Guilford
Luke Parker- Cleveland
Zack Blailock- Cleveland
James Newsome- Northern Guilford
Jackson Roberts- Northern Guilford
Walker Jenkins- South Brunswick
Cameron Burgess- South Brunswick
Charlie Melton- Kings Mountain
Zane Brockman- Kings Mountain
Adam Quintero- Piedmont
Ben Hodge- Crest
Brady Gore- Terry Sanford
Chase Waddell- Hunt
Luke Dilda- Hunt
Tyler Bonds- Rose
Ryker Galaska- Rose
Grayson Myrick- Rose
James Bulluck- Fike
Conner Welker- Cox Mill

Merritt Beeker- North Davidson
JR Lingerfelt- North Davidson
Caleb Elias- Roanoke Rapids
Braxton Coggins- Roanoke Rapids
Casey Knighton- Bunker Hill
Brandon Warren- North Pitt
Jon Howard- South Lenoir
Ethan Thomas- Currituck County
Samuel Duncan- West Lincoln
Brett Mason- West Lincoln
Trip Triplett- R-S Central
Andrei Haynes- R-S Central
Hunter Atkins- Randleman
Andrew Cox- Randleman
Ryan White- Randleman
Trey Way- Randleman
Brooks Brannon- Randleman
Braylen Hayes- Randleman
Ryan Bellamy- Croatan
Owen Bellamy- Croatan
Matthew Lasater- Croatan
Matthew McCray- Croatan
Ty Hubbard- South Rowan
Kane Kepley- South Rowan
Nathan Chrismon- South Rowan
Vance Honeycutt- Salisbury
Trevor Sears- North Lenoir
Luke Cannon- North Lenoir

Michael Moore- Chatham Central
Dylan James- North Stokes
Tanner Thach- Perquimans County
Macon Winslow- Perquimans County
Jett Winslow- Perquimans County
Gage Outlaw- North Duplin
Lawson Hicks- South Stanly
Jacob Cohen- South Stanly
Wesley Buck- South Stokes
Layton Dupree- Tarboro
Dalton Pence- Cherryville
Ty Heavner- Cherryville
Landon Hahn- Cherryville
Davis Halstead- Holmes
Folger Boaz- East Surry
Luke Brown- East Surry
Luke Bowman- East Surry
Will Harris- Rosewood
Conner Casey- Rosewood
Logan Merritt- Rosewood
Davis Albert- Rosewood
Trevor Golden- Chatham Charter
Hunter Hill- Uwharrie Charter
Colt Wilkins- Uwharrie Charter


Pro basketball

Here is the full 2021 preseason schedule as the Hornets prepare for an Oct. 20 start to the regular season:

Mon. 4 at Oklahoma City (W 113-97)
Thu. 7 MEMPHIS 7:00
Mon. 11 at Miami 7:30
Wed. 13 DALLAS 7:00



Pro football

Here is the Carolina Panthers’ 2021 schedule (with results):

Sept. 12 New York Jets (W 19-14)
Sept. 19 New Orleans (W 26-7)
Sept. 23 at Houston (W 24-9)
Oct. 3 at Dallas (L 28-36)
Oct. 10 Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Oct. 17 Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Oct. 24 at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Nov. 7 New England, 1 p.m.
Nov. 14 at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Nov. 21 Washington, 1 p.m.
Nov. 28 at Miami, 1 p.m.
Dec. 12 Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Dec. 18 or 19 at Buffalo, TBD
Dec. 26 Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Jan. 2 at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m




College football

Here’s the Carolinas Division I schedule this week:

Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State, 6:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Florida International, 7 p.m.

Wake Forest at Syracuse, TBA
Elon at Maine, noon
South Carolina at Tennessee, noon
Georgia Tech at Duke, 12:30 p.m.
Furman at Wofford, 1:30 p.m.
Florida State at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
Mercer at Western Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
The Citadel at East Tennessee State, 4:30 p.m.
East Carolina at Central Florida, 6 p.m.

Here’s the Carolinas Division II schedule this week:

Newberry at Virginia Wise, noon
Wheeling at UNC Pembroke, noon
Carson-Newman at Catawba, 1 p.m.
Fayetteville at Shaw, 1 p.m.
Tusculum at Lenoir-Rhyne, 1 p.m.
Wingate at Limestone, 1 p.m.
Winston-Salem State at Johnson C. Smith, 1 p.m.
Bowie State at Chowan, 1 p.m.
Barton at Mars Hill, 1:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s at Livingstone, 1:30 p.m.
Erskine at Savannah State, 6 p.m.
Elizabeth City State at Virginia Union, 7 p.m.
West Florida at North Greenville, 7 p.m.





High school football

Here are standings through Oct. 5 with conference record listed first followed by overall record:

Crest 4-0, 4-1
Kings Mountain 3-0, 5-1
South Point 2-1, 4-2
Forestview 2-1, 3-3
Cramer 1-2, 3-3
Ashbrook 1-2, 1-3
Huss 0-3, 0-4
North Gaston 0-4, 0-7

Statesville 3-0, 5-0
North Lincoln 2-1, 4-2
Hickory 2-1, 3-3
North Iredell 2-1, 2-3
East Lincoln 1-2, 4-2
West Iredell 1-2, 1-3
St. Stephens 1-2, 1-4
Foard 0-3, 0-5

Bunker Hill 3-0, 6-0
Maiden 3-0, 6-0
Newton-Conover 2-1, 2-3
Lincolnton 2-1, 2-4
West Lincoln 1-2, 4-2
East Burke 0-2, 1-3
Bandys 0-2, 2-2
West Caldwell 0-3, 0-5

Shelby 3-0, 5-1
Burns 2-0, 4-2
East Gaston 2-0, 4-2
Thomas Jefferson 1-2, 3-2
Bessemer City 1-2, 2-5
Cherryville 0-2, 1-5
Highland Tech 0-3, 0-6

Myers Park 2-0, 5-2
South Meck 1-0, 5-1
Olympic 1-0, 4-1
Berry Academy 1-2, 2-3
Kell 0-1, 3-2
Harding 0-2, 2-5

Catholic 3-0, 5-1
Butler 3-0, 4-2
Independence 1-1, 2-3
Rocky River 1-1, 2-4
East Meck 1-2, 1-6
Providence 0-2, 2-4
Garinger 0-3, 0-6

Hough 3-0, 6-0
West Charlotte 2-1, 5-1
Mallard Creek 2-1, 3-2
Chambers 1-1, 5-1
North Meck 1-1, 3-2
Hopewell 0-2, 1-5
West Meck 0-3, 3-4

Chase 0-1, 5-1
Clover 0-0, 1-3
Mtn Island Charter 2-1, 5-1
R-S Central 1-2, 1-4

This week’s games Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln county games:

Mountain Island Charter 41, Pine Lake Prep 12

Ashbrook at Cramer
Crest at Shelby
Huss at Forestview
Kings Mountain at South Point
Foard at East Lincoln
St. Stephens at North Lincoln
Lincolnton at West Caldwell
West Lincoln at Newton-Conover
Bessemer City at East Gaston
Cherryville at Highland Tech
Thomas Jefferson at Burns

This week’s other area games:

Providence 33, Mooresville 13

North Iredell at Hickory
West Iredell at Statesville
Bandys at Maiden
Bunker Hill at East Burke
Hopewell at Chambers
West Charlotte at Hough
West Meck at North Meck
Berry Academy at Olympic
Harding at Myers Park
South Meck at Kell
Butler at Rocky River
Catholic at Garinger
Independence at Providence
Fort Mill, S.C. at Clover, S.C.
Brevard at Chase
Patton at R-S Central








High school boys soccer

Here are the standings through Oct. 5 with conference record listed first followed by overall record:

Cramer 7-0, 13-2
Ashbrook 5-2, 7-3
Forestview 5-2, 8-4-1
South Point 5-2, 9-5
Huss 2-5, 5-5
North Gaston 2-5, 4-7-1
Kings Mountain 2-5, 3-8
Crest 0-7, 0-11

Shelby 7-0, 12-1-1
Highland Tech 5-1, 7-3
Burns 4-3, 7-3-1
Thomas Jefferson 3-3, 3-5
East Gaston 3-4, 4-11
Bessemer City 1-5, 2-8
Cherryville 0-7, 1-9-1

Gaston Christian 2-3, 4-7
Gaston Day 5-0, 11-2
East Lincoln 4-2-1, 6-5-2
North Lincoln 2-4, 6-7
Lincolnton 7-0, 9-0-2
West Lincoln 0-7, 2-12
Lincoln Charter 1-3, 5-7-1
Mtn Island Charter 0-5, 3-8
Piedmont CC 6-1, 8-2

This week’s schedule:

Ashbrook 2, Huss 0: Fidel Medina and Amari Speid scored goals and Bailey Wilcox and Duvier Gomez had assists for Ashbrook.
Kings Mountain 6, Crest 1
Cramer 4, Forestview 2
South Point 6, North Gaston 1
North Iredell 5, East Lincoln 3 (OT)
North Lincoln 6, West Iredell 0
Lincolnton 3, West Lincoln 0
Pine Lake Prep 6, Lincoln Charter 0
Christ the King 7, Mountain Island Charter 2

Burns 3, Bessemer City 0
Highland Tech 3, Cherryville 2
Shelby 5, East Gaston 0
Concord Academy 7, Gaston Christian 1
Lincolnton 1, East Lincoln 1
Piedmont Community Charter 2, Bradford Prep 1

Ashbrook at Crest
Huss at Kings Mountain
North Gaston at Forestview
South Point at Cramer
Gaston Christian at Hickory Grove Christian
Gaston Day at Asheville Christian
North Lincoln at East Lincoln
Bunker Hill at Lincolnton
West Lincoln at Bandys
Lincoln Charter at Langtree Charter
Mountain Island Charter at Pine Lake Prep

Cherryville at Bandys
East Gaston at Burns
Highland Tech at Bessemer City
Thomas Jefferson at Shelby
Carolina International at Piedmont Community Charter

Christ the King at Lincoln Charter
Mountain Island Charter at Gray Stone Day




High school volleyball

Standings through Oct. 4:

Kings Mountain 9-0, 13-2
Crest 6-1, 13-1
South Point 7-2, 8-7
Forestview 6-3, 11-4
Cramer 3-6, 7-8
North Gaston 1-6, 2-11
Ashbrook 1-7, 1-9
Huss 0-8, 1-10

East Gaston 8-0, 11-3
Highland Tech 5-0, 10-2
Cherryville 6-3, 9-11
Burns 3-4, 6-6
Thomas Jefferson 3-6, 4-9
Bessemer City 1-6, 1-12
Shelby 1-8, 1-13

Kings Mountain 3, Forestview 0 (25-13, 25-7, 25-18): The Mountaineers (14-2, 10-0) stayed unbeaten behind Meile Songaila (4 serve receptions, 11 digs, 16 kills, 11 service points), Paige Bagwell (5 kills, 25 assists, 5 digs, 3 service points), Mary Grace Hogue (3 kills, 6 digs, 15 service points), Caroline Barber (14 service points, 13 serve receptions, 8 digs). Kings Mountain also won the JV match 2-0 (25-21, 25-12) to improve to 10-3 and 5-2 behind Sara Kate Bridges (11 service points, 21 assists, 7 digs), Alexa Jones (13 kills, 3 service points, 5 serve receptions, 3 digs), London Brown (5 service points, 6 kills, 8 serve receptions, 2 digs) and Addi Peeler (9 service points, 9 digs, 3 service points, 2 assists).




Middle school football

Gaston County Conference standings through Sept. 29 with division record listed first followed by overall record:

(Division I)
Southwest 3-0, 5-0
Holbrook 2-1, 4-1
Grier 2-1, 4-1
Cramerton 1-2, 3-2
Mount Holly 0-4, 0-5-1
(Division II)
York Chester 4-0, 4-1-1
Belmont 4-0, 4-2
Bessemer City 2-2, 2-4
W.C. Friday 1-3, 2-4
Stanley 1-3, 1-4
Chavis 0-4, 0-5

Wednesday’s games
Cramerton at Holbrook
Southwest at Grier
York Chester at Belmont
W.C. Friday at Bessemer City
Chavis at Stanley

Tri-County Conference standings through Oct. 5 with division record listed first followed by overall record:

East Lincoln 4-0, 5-0
Kings Mountain 3-1, 3-2
North Lincoln 2-1, 3-1
Burns 1-2, 1-2
Lincolnton 0-3, 1-3
West Lincoln 0-3, 0-4
Crest 3-0, 3-1
Shelby 2-0, 4-0
R-S Central 1-1, 2-1
East Rutherford 1-1, 1-2
Thomas Jefferson 1-2, 1-3
Chase 0-3, 0-4

Monday’s game
Crest 38, East Rutherford 6

Tuesday’s games
Kings Mountain 33, Lincolnton 0
East Lincoln 14, West Lincoln 0

Wednesday’s games
R-S Central at East Rutherford
Shelby at Chase
Crest at Thomas Jefferson
North Lincoln at Burns





Middle school softball

Monday’s games
No. 1 Cramerton 10, No. 4 Mount Holly 0 (5 innings)
No. 2 Chavis 10, No. 3 Stanley 0 (5 innings)

Wednesday’s game
Championship – Chavis at Cramerton, 4:15 p.m.









Pro baseball

The Gastonia Honey Hunters (50-65) lost 18-2 to Lexington in the first game of a three-game homestand on Tuesday.