11-22-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker

Conference champion Forestview received the most selections on the Big South 3A all-conference soccer team with six.

Forestview’s 2022 Big South 3A Conference championship led the all-league selections.

Top individual honors went to North Gaston’s Braydon Johnson (offensive player of the year), Joan Bonilla (goalie of the year) and Jonathan Reed (coach of the year) and South Point’s Graham Williams (defensive player of the year).

Forestview’s six selections were Luke Hope, Parker Hope, Conner Heilig, Christian Tyler, Steve Camacho and Rodrigo Rosales. Tyler also was named to the Class 3A all-state team.

South Point had five selections – Jacob White, Ethan Crosby, Henry Eisenhuth, Emilio Saiz and Henry Southard.

North Gaston had four selections – Johnson, Bonilla, Joel Reyes and Nicolas Lanuza.

Cramer and Huss had three selections apiece – Drew Crotts, Eder Castillo and Luke Mingus for Cramer and Israel Peralta, Jesus Marin and Jaylen Thorne from Huss.

Ashbrook and Kings Mountain each had two selections – Hilario Aguirre and Yerimen Aguiero for Ashbrook and Anthony Anselmo and Bryce Hall.

And Crest had one selection (Logan Canipe)

In the Western Foothills 3A Conference, East Lincoln took three top honors and had eight players honored.

Blake Swanson took player of the year honors, Braxton Reeves was named defensive player of the year and Michael Arabie was chosen coach of the year for the Mustangs in voting by league coaches.

Also, Swanson, Reeves, Helmut Rojas, Landon Graden, Jackson Thrap, Jason Gonzalez, Zachary Hoyt and Aidan Morrison were named to the all-conference team.

Orlando Almanza of Hickory was the other top award winner as he was picked as the league’s offensive player of the year.

North Lincoln had two all-league selections in Camden Caldwell and Hunter Kossler.







High school volleyball

Unbeaten league champion Kings Mountain and second-place finishers Crest and Forestview took top honors on the 2022 Big South 3A all-league team as voted on by conference coaches.

Kings Mountain’s Meile Songaila and Caroline Barber were voted offensive and defensive player of the year, respectively, with Crest’s Addie Beaver selected co-defensive player of the year with Barber and Forestview’s Lauren Harris was named coach of the year.

The full all-conference team, by school, is as follows:

Ashbrook- Jamila Lewis
Cramer- Camryn Faggart, Madeline Hope
Crest- Addie Beaver, Kensley Haneline, Hannah Merritt
Forestview- Lily Harmon, Emma Thornburg, Anna Townsend
Huss- Lacey Gunter
Kings Mountain- Melie Songaila, Caroline Barber, Paige Bagwell, Myracle Davis
North Gaston- Angeline Diaz, Gracely Nicholas
South Point- Bailey McClure, Kyndall Decker, Kylie Jackson






High school basketball

(Tuesday’s games)
North Henderson 77, Cramer 50: Justin Rocquemore (15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists) and Jacob Joyner (14 points) led Cramer.

East Lincoln 81, West Lincoln 49: Jackson Fannon had 27 points, Palmer Crichton 13, Houston Hartsell 12 and Mason Simmons 10 for East Lincoln and Gideon Allen had 14 points and Lucas Howell 11 for West Lincoln.

Hough 67, North Gaston 58

Gaston Christian 86, Lincoln Charter 73

Forestview 56, Palisades 53

South Point 70, Lincolnton 39: Grayson Kines (14 points, 6 steals), Quay Harris (13 points) and Sean Gore (7 points, 6 steals, 5 assists) led South Point.

Cramer 69, North Henderson 39: Oshauna Holland (25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals), Ellia Barajas (16 points) and Hadley Womack (13 points, 4 steals) led Cramer.

East Lincoln 78, West Lincoln 27: Emma Montanari and Kiki Anderson had 13 points apiece and Madison Self 12 for East Lincoln and Chloe Norman had 21 points and Carolina Robinson 4 points and 9 rebounds for West Lincoln.

South Point 57, Lincolnton 30: Maddie Frank (15 points), Lauren French (11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists), Lexi Birtwhistle (11 points, 8 rebounds), Amya Graham (10 points, 12 rebounds) and Toney Milton (7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals) led South Point. South Point also won the JV game 25-11 behind Jossilyn Wallace (10 points, 12 rebounds), Megan Wise (7 points) and Tayler Culbertson (5 points, 5 assists).






High school football

This week’s fourth round pairings:

Northampton County at Tarboro
Rosewood at North Moore
Mount Airy at Eastern Randolph
Draughn at Andrews

Wallace-Rose Hill at Princeton
Whiteville at East Duplin
Maiden at Reidsville
Monroe at Burns

Triton at Northern Nash
Terry Sanford at 71st
East Lincoln at Kings Mountain
Eastern Guilford at South Point

Millbrook at Hillside
Rolesville at New Bern
Hough at Grimsley
A.C. Reynolds at Weddington








College football

(This weekend’s NCAA Division I Carolinas schedule:)
N.C. State at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
South Carolina at Clemson, noon
Coastal Carolina at James Madison, noon
East Carolina at Temple, 1 p.m.
Wake Forest at Duke, 3:30 p.m.
Appaalchian State at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m.
-Saturday’s NCAA Division II playoffs
Wingate at Benedict

-FCS playoffs
(Nov. 25 first round games)
Elon at Furman, noon
Davidson at Richmond, 2 p.m.
Saint Francis at Delaware, 2 p.m.
Fordham at New Hampshire, 2 p.m.
North Dakota at Weber State, 4 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at Eastern Kentucky, 5 p.m.
Idaho at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m.
Southeast Missouri at Montana, 10 p.m.

(Dec. 3 second round game)
Fordham/New Hampshire winner at Holy Cross, noon
Elon/Furman winner at Incarnate Word, 2 p.m.
Gardner-Webb/Eastern Kentucky winner at William & Mary, 2 p.m.
Idaho/Southeastern Louisiana winner at Samford, 3 p.m.
Sain Francis/Delaware winner at South Dakota State, 3 p.m.
North Dakota/Weber State winner at Montana State, 3 p.m.
Southeast Missouri/Montana winner at North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m.
Davidson/Richmond at Sacramento State, 5 p.m.






College basketball

(Men’s game)
Belmont Abbey 89, Converse 68: The Crusaders (1-4, 1-0) picked up the first win of head coach David Belfield’s tenure in their Conference Carolinas opener behind 19 points from Wade Jackson.














Pro football

Multiple reports on Tuesday indicate the Carolina Panthers will start Sam Darnold at quarterback in Sunday’s home game against the Denver Broncos.

Darnold made 11 starts last season for the Panthers with a 4-7 record but hasn’t played in a regular season game so far this season after injuring his ankle in Carolina’s final preseason game.

Here’s the full Carolina Panthers schedule for the 2022 season:

Week 1, Sept. 11, Cleveland (L 24-26)
Week 2, Sept. 18, at N.Y. Giants (L 16-19)
Week 3, Sept. 25, New Orleans (W 22-14)
Week 4, Oct. 2, Arizona (L 16-26)
Week 5, Oct. 9, San Francisco (L 15-37)
Week 6, Oct. 16, at L.A. Rams (L 10-24)
Week 7, Oct. 23, Tampa Bay (W 21-3)
Week 8, Oct. 30, at Atlanta (L 34-37, OT)
Week 9, Nov. 6, at Cincinnati (L 21-42)
Week 10, Nov. 10, Atlanta (W 25-15)
Week 11, Nov. 20, at Baltimore (L 3-13)
Week 12, Nov. 27, Denver, 1 p.m.
Week 13, Dec. 4, BYE
Week 14, Dec. 11, at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
Week 15, Dec. 18, Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Week 16, Dec. 24, Detroit, 1 p.m.
Week 17, Jan. 1, at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 18, Jan. 7 or 8, at New Orleans, TBD














Pro basketball

Here is the 2022-23 Charlotte Hornets schedule:

(4-14 record)
19 at San Antonio (W 129-102)
21 New Orleans (L 112-124)
23 at Atlanta (W 126-109)
26 at New York (L 131-134, OT)
28 at Orlando (L 93-113)
29 Golden State (W 120-113, OT)
31 Sacramento (L 108-115)
2 at Chicago (L 88-106)
4 at Memphis (L 99-130)
5 Brooklyn (L 94-98)
7 Washington (L 100-108)
9 Portland (L 95-105)
10 at Miami (L 112-117, OT)
12 at Miami (L 115-132)
14 at Orlando (W 112-105)
16 Indiana (L 113-125)
18 at Cleveland (L 122-132, 2 OT)
20 at Washington (L 102-106)
23 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
25 Minnesota, 5 p.m.s
28 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
2 Washington, 7 p.m.
3 Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
5 L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.
7 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
9 New York, 7 p.m.
11 at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
14 Detroit, 7 p.m.
16 Atlanta, 7 p.m.
18 at Denver, 8 p.m.
19 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
21 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
23 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
26 at Portland, 10 p.m.
27 at Golden State, 10 p.m.
29 Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
31 Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
2 L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m.
4 Memphis, 7 p.m.
6 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
8 at Indiana, 5 p.m.
10 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
12 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
14 Boston, 7 p.m.
16 Boston, 1 p.m.
18 at Houston, 8 p.m.
21 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
23 at Utah, 9 p.m.
24 at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
26 Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
29 Miami, 1 p.m.
31 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
2 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
3 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
5 Orlando, 1 p.m.
8 at Washington, 7 p.m.
10 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
11 Denver, 7 p.m.
13 Atlanta, 7 p.m.
15 San Antonio, 7 p.m.
24 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
25 Miami, 7 p.m.
27 Detroit, 7 p.m.
1 Phoenix, 7 p.m.
3 Orlando, 7 p.m.
5 at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
7 at New York, 7:30 p.m.
9 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
11 Utah, 7 p.m.
12 Cleveland, 5 p.m.
14 Cleveland, 7 p.m.
17 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
20 Indiana, 7 p.m.
23 at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
24 at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
26 Dallas, 1 p.m.
28 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
31 Chicago, 7 p.m.
2 Toronto, 1 p.m.
4 Toronto, 7 p.m.
7 Houston, 7 p.m.
9 at Cleveland, 1 p.m.









Middle school boys soccer

Standings through Nov. 21:

Cramerton 8-0
Belmont 7-1
Holbrook 6-2
Stanley 6-3
Mount Holly 5-2
Bessemer City 3-5
Southwest 3-6
York Chester 2-4-1
Chavis 2-5-1
Grier 1-7
W.C. Friday 0-8

(Monday’s games)
Grier def. W.C. Friday 5-2
Cramerton def. Holbrook 5-0
Mount Holly at Chavis (moved to Nov. 30)
Bessemer City def. Southwest
Belmont def. Stanley 3-0

(Nov. 28 games)
Belmont at Mount Holly, Bessemer City at Holbrook, Chavis at Grier, Cramerton at W.C. Friday, York Chester at Southwest







Middle School volleyball

Standings through Nov. 21:

Mount Holly 7-0
Belmont 7-1
Cramerton 7-1
Stanley 7-2
Chavis 5-2
Bessemer City 3-5
W.C. Friday 3-5
Holbrook 3-5
York Chester 1-7
Southwest 1-8
Grier 0-8

(Monday’s games)
W.C. Friday def. Grier 3-0
Cramerton def. Holbrook 3-0
Mount Holly at Chavis (moved to Nov. 30)
Bessemer City def. Southwest
Belmont def. Stanley 3-2

(Nov. 28 games)
Belmont at Mount Holly, Bessemer City at Holbrook, Chavis at Grier, Cramerton at W.C. Friday, York Chester at Southwest






Middle School wrestling

Standings through Nov. 21:

Stanley 7-0
Belmont 6-1
Cramerton 5-1
W.C. Friday 4-2
Grier 4-2
Chavis 3-3
Holbrook 2-4
Mount Holly 2-4
York Chester 2-5
Bessemer City 0-6
Southwest 0-7

(Monday’s match)
Stanley def. W.C. Friday 60-40

(Tuesday’s matches)
Holbrook def. Grier 64-36: Noah Lowery, Tucker Motes, Elijah Christenbury, Jaycob Perez, Rylan Barber, Khalib Huggins, David Proulx, Jayden Morris, Kennedy Harris, Brandon Olvera Medina, Zack Byers, Tyrese Cooper and Curtis Strickland led Holbrook.

Mount Holly at W.C. Friday

Cramerton def. Southwest 88-15

Stanley at Chavis

York Chester at Bessemer City