11-24-21 roundup: High school soccer, golf, volleyball, football and basketball, Pro basketball and football, College football and basketball, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker

Several area players made the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association all-state teams, including one player each from the state championship teams of Shelby (David Twiggs) and Gaston Day (Marco Wright).

Also honored from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties were Joseph Bravo and Jack Matz from Cramer and Zach Zagorski from Lincolnton.

Here are the complete all-state teams broken down by classification:

Matthew Allen, Mount Tabor
Ali Al-Qaq, Northwest Guilford
Braden Anghie, Green Level
Josh Bevan, Green Hope
Anthony Brown, Cuthberston
Brady Buckner, T.C. Roberson
Daniel Bustos, West Forsyth
Eric Calderon, South Mecklenburg
Sanzhar Campell, Broughton
Grant Crump, Weddington
Ryan Davis, D.H. Conley
Zack Davis, Grimsley
Eugenio de la Parra Polina, Hough
Coulson Dunning, T.C. Roberson
Ewan Gath, Providence
Sean Green, A.C. Reynolds
Landon Johnson, Grimsley
Hoslerson Joseph, Lumberton
Keaton Lane, Southwest Guilford
Jacques Lavielle, Apex
Charlie Letson, New Hanover
Andy McCague, New Hanover
Landon McMinimy, Pinecrest
Gerald Ofosu, Pinecrest
Kheynne Ona, South Mecklenburg
Nicolas Patrignani, Hough
Aidan Payne, New Hanover
Brendan Peeples, Cardinal Gibbons
Gannon Peters, Myers Park
Abdul Qurneh, Leesville Road
Jaden Reece, Jordan
Matisse Ritenis, Northwest Guilford
Trace Rogers, Southwest Guilford
Josh Rutland, Wake Forest
Tyler Scott, South Mecklenburg
Billy Soares, Cuthbertson
Grant Stewart, Cardinal Gibbons
Luis Tuttle, Lake Norman
Orlando Zinn, Chapel Hill

Ian Bacchus, Western Alamance
Garrett Boucher, Croatan
Joseph Bravo, Stuart Cramer
Carlos Contreras, Ledford
Oliver Coreas, Concord
Jose Cortes, Asheboro
Noel Diaz, Enka
Jose Dominguez, Central Academy
Will Ferry, Havelock
David Franquiz, Hibriten
Ethan Gillette, Jacksonville
Woody Greene, West Henderson
Jackson Kirila, Concord
Phillip Klem, Carrboro
Logan Jordan, Jacksonville
Irvin Martinez-Villa, Fred T. Foard
Jack Matz, Stuart Cramer
Davis Molnar, Terry Sanford
David Newsham, Jacksonville
Raul Nunez III, Southern Nash
Kevin Rivera-Rios, Hibriten
Mason Ross, Fike
Eli Simonette, Croatan
Lewis Tate, Hickory
Ty Thompson, Williams
Gael Villegas, Western Alamance
Taylor Vorbrich, North Henderson
Phoenix Wooten, First Flight

Daniel Adasiak, Clinton
Maken Augustine, James Kenan
Quinton Barrow, Franklin Academy
Axel Bernal, North Forsyth
Malcolm Bolden, East Bladen
Sutherland Fox Tran, Pine Lake Prep
Axel Garcia, Forbush
Jason Gun, Owen
Cooper King, Hendersonville
Andrew Labadorf, Community School of Davidson
Marlon Marquez, Wallace-Rose Hill
Jesus Mejia, Newton-Conover
Rigoberta Molina, Northeastern
Alex Carmona Morales, Spring Creek
Coleman Neal, Roanoke Rapids
Griffin Nixdorf, Pine Lake Prep
Zander Ocampo, Jordan-Matthews
Anthony Sosa, St. Pauls
David Twiggs, Shelby
Will Webb, Salisbury
Zach Zagorski, Lincolnton

Anthony Armas, Queen’s Grant
Desmond Bullard, Gray Stone Day
Carter Fritz, Christ the King
Reece Gery, Rosewood
Drew Hansen, Christ the King
Quentin Hippert, Gray Stone Day
Elkin Lopez, Mount Airy
Liam MacKinnon, Union Academy
Landon Matz, Swain County
Thomas McComb, Elkin
Eric Nastacio, Southern Wake Academy
Tony Riddick, Perquimans
Aaron Samora, Rosewood

Zack Andersen, Wesleyan Christian
Julian Arias, Carmel Christian
Cameron Arne, Cape Fear Academy
Christopher Glenn, Ravenscroft
Andy Harris, Cannon School
Hunter Isenhour, Calvary Day
Diego Pastor-Valverde, Durham Academy
Devin Reinhardt, Charlotte Latin
Emilio Roman, Rabun Gap
Anthony Sevilla, Fayetteville Academy
Charlie Williams, Charlotte Christian
Marco Wright, Gaston Day
Sebastian Zavala, Rabun Gap



Southern Piedmont 1A/2A all-conference teams

The league released its all-conference teams for girls golf, volleyball and boys soccer. They are as follows:

Girls golf: Highland Tech’s Gylly Tessner was named player of the year and league champion Thomas Jefferson’s Matt Griffin was named coach of the year.
Tessner and Anna Tate, Annmarie Willis, Sarah Kate Dobbins and Morgan Spears of Thomas Jefferson were named all-conference.

Volleyball: Highland Tech’s Ashlynn Stephens was named player of the year and league co-champion East Gaston’s Haley Stewart was named coach of the year.
Stephens was joined on the all-conference team by Highland Tech’s Madison Thompson and Ozi Sery, East Gaston’s Rachel Green, Sierra Soles and Claire Payne, Cherryville’s Rileigh Kiser and Terayha Bess, Burns’ Hannah Dover and Lily Hoyle, Thomas Jefferson’s Daria McGinnis, Bessemer City’s Lacey Pettry and Shelby’s Yahreia Peeler.

Boys soccer: Highland Tech’s Ryan Willman was offensive player of the year, Shelby’s David Twiggs was defensive player of the year and Burns’ Jamie Lee was coach of the year.
Willman and Twiggs were joined on the all-conference team by Shelby’s Jack Berkowitz, Dylan Steeves, Cade Ledbetter, Eli Wilbanks and Carter Bridges, Highland Tech’s Jake Hoskins, Nathan Cheatham, Luke Kelly and Sam Sullivan, Thomas Jefferson’s Ian Richards, Alden Grondahl, Tanner Richards and Cooper Wantuch, Burns’ Dalton Corson, Ansley Camacho and Jeremiah Underwood, East Gaston’s Caleb Cassada, Yahir Gonzalez and Bryson Jones, Bessemer City’s Juan Flores and Brayan Benitez and Cherryville’s Nate Bookout and Henry Gil.



College basketball

Vermont 65, Appalachian State 63: Former Piedmont Community Charter and Kings Mountain High standout Adrian Delph became the 35th player in ASU program history to score 1,000 career points in a losing effort. Delph finished with 22 points in the finale of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday.

Gardner-Webb 90, Columbia International 78: D’Maurian Williams (27 points, 9 rebounds), Kareem Reid (18 points, 7 rebounds) and Lance Terry (15 points) led the Bulldogs (2-3), who play again on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home against Western Carolina.



High school basketball

Lincoln Charter 62, North Lincoln 20 (Tuesday): Madison Lusk led Lincoln Charter with 16 points.




High school football

Here are Friday’s regional semifinal pairings:


#1 Tarboro (11-1) vs. #4 Northampton County (10-2)
#2 Northside-Pinetown (11-1) vs. #6 Pender (8-3)
#4 Robbinsville (9-3) vs. #9 Murphy (9-4)
#2 Mount Airy (13-0) vs. #3 Mitchell (11-2)


#1 Princeton (12-0) vs. #5 St. Pauls (11-0)
#3 Northeastern (12-0) vs. #10 Wallace-Rose Hill (11-2)
#1 Shelby (12-1) vs. #4 Reidsville (12-0)
#2 East Surry (12-0) vs. #3 Maiden (13-0)


#1 Eastern Alamance (10-1) vs. #13 Jacksonville (10-2)
#6 J.H. Rose (9-4) vs. #23 Scotland County (8-4)
#4 Crest (10-2) vs. #16 South Point (10-3)
#2 Statesville (12-0) vs. #3 Dudley (12-1)


#16 Leesville Road (10-2) vs. #20 Rolesville (8-5)
#6 Cardinal Gibbons (11-2) vs. #18 Panther Creek (10-3)
#1 Hough (13-0) vs. #13 East Forsyth (11-1)
#3 Weddington (12-1) vs. #10 Julius Chambers (12-1)







Pro basketball

Slow starts continue for the Charlotte Hornets, but fast finishes also are continuing as Terry Rozier (27 points, 5 assists), LaMelo Ball (22 points) and Kelly Oubre (21 points) led the team to a 108-99 road win at the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Charlotte trailed 28-24 after the first quarter, which marks the 14th time this season the Hornets have trailed in the first quarter out of 20 games.

But Charlotte has won seven of its last eight games to improve to 12-8 on the season, which marks a tie for the third-best 20-game start in franchise history entering Friday’s home game against Minnesota.

P.J. Washington returned to action for the first time since Nov. 3 due to a left elbow injury; Washington had one rebound and one blocked shot in six minutes of playing time off the bench.

Here is the Charlotte Hornets’ full regular season schedule (with results):

Wed. 20 INDIANA (W 123-122)
Fri. 22 at Cleveland (W 123-112)
Sun. 24 at Brooklyn (W 111-95)
Mon. 25 BOSTON (L 129-140, OT)
Wed. 27 at Orlando (W 120-111)
Fri. 29 at Miami (L 99-114)
Sun. 31 PORTLAND (W 125-113)
Mon. 1 CLEVELAND (L 110-113)
Wed. 3 at Golden State (L 92-114)
Fri. 5 at Sacramento (L 110-140)
Sun. 7 at LA Clippers (L 106-120)
Mon. 8 at L.A. Lakers (L 123-126, OT)
Wed. 10 at Memphis (W 118-108)
Fri. 12 NEW YORK (W 104-96)
Sun. 14 GOLDEN STATE (W 106-102)
Wed. 17 WASHINGTON (W 97-87)
Fri. 19 INDIANA (W 121-118)
Sat. 20 at Atlanta (L 105-115)
Mon. 22 at Washington (W 109-103)
Wed. 24 at Orlando (W 108-99)
Fri. 26 MINNESOTA 7:00
Sat. 27 at Houston 8:00
Mon. 29 at Chicago 8:00
Wed. 1 at Milwaukee 8:00
Sun. 5 at Atlanta 6:00
Fri. 10 SACRAMENTO 7:00
Mon. 13 at Dallas 8:30
Wed. 15 at San Antonio 8:30
Fri. 17 at Portland 10:00
Sun. 19 at Phoenix 8:00
Mon. 20 at Utah 9:00
Thu. 23 at Denver 9:00
Mon. 27 HOUSTON 7:00
Wed. 29 at Indiana 7:00
Sun. 2 PHOENIX 7:00
Mon. 3 at Washington 7:00
Wed. 5 DETROIT 7:00
Sat. 8 MILWAUKEE 7:00
Mon. 10 MILWAUKEE 7:00
Wed. 12 at Philadelphia 7:00
Fri. 14 ORLANDO 7:00
Mon. 17 at New York 1:00
Wed. 19 at Boston 7:30
Fri. 21 OKLAHOMA CITY 7:00
Sun. 23 ATLANTA 7:00
Tue. 25 at Toronto 7:00
Wed. 26 at Indiana 7:00
Fri. 28 L.A. LAKERS 7:00
Sun. 30 LA CLIPPERS 1:00
Wed. 2 at Boston 7:30
Fri. 4 CLEVELAND 7:00
Sat. 5 MIAMI 7:00
Mon. 7 TORONTO 7:00
Wed. 9 CHICAGO 7:30
Fri. 11 at Detroit 7:00
Sat. 12 MEMPHIS 7:00
Tue. 15 at Minnesota 8:00
Thu. 17 MIAMI 7:00
Fri. 25 TORONTO 7:00
Sun. 27 DETROIT 7:00
Mon. 28 at Milwaukee 8:00
Wed. 2 at Cleveland 7:00
Sat. 5 SAN ANTONIO 7:00
Tue. 8 BROOKLYN 7:00
Wed. 9 BOSTON 7:00
Fri. 11 at New Orleans 8:00
Mon. 14 at Oklahoma City 8:00
Wed. 16 ATLANTA 7:00
Sat. 19 DALLAS 7:00
Mon. 21 NEW ORLEANS 7:00
Wed. 23 NEW YORK 7:00
Fri. 25 UTAH 7:00
Sun. 27 at Brooklyn 7:30
Mon. 28 DENVER 7:00
Wed. 30 at New York 7:30
Sat. 2 at Philadelphia 12:30
Tue. 5 at Miami 7:30
Thu. 7 ORLANDO 7:00
Fri. 8 at Chicago 8:00










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 (L 18-21)
Oct. 17 Minnesota (L 28-34, OT)
Oct. 24 at New York Giants (L 3-25)
Oct. 31 at Atlanta (W 19-13)
Nov. 7 New England (L 6-24)
Nov. 14 at Arizona (W 34-10)
Nov. 21 Washington (L 21-27)
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 this week’s Carolinas Division I schedule:

Cincinnati at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama, 3:30 p.m.
North Carolina at N.C. State, 7 p.m.
Wake Forest at Boston College, noon
Miami, Fla., at Duke, 12:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Old Dominion, 2 p.m.
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, 2:30 p.m.
FCS playoffs – Davidson at Kennesaw State, 2 p.m.

Here’s this week’s Carolina Division II schedule:

Newberry at Bowie State, 3 p.m.








Middle school boys soccer

Gaston County Conference standings through Nov. 22 games:

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

(Monday, Nov. 29)
Belmont at Grier
Bessemer City at W.C. Friday
Chavis at Cramerton
York Chester at Holbrook
Stanley at Mount Holly




Middle school volleyball

Gaston County Conference standings through Nov. 22 games:

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

(Monday, Nov. 29)
Belmont at Grier
Bessemer City at W.C. Friday
Chavis at Cramerton
York Chester at Holbrook
Stanley at Mount Holly




Middle school wrestling

Gaston County Conference wrestling standings through Nov. 23:

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

(Tuesday’s matches)
Belmont 77, Stanley 27

Southwest 70, Bessemer City 36

Chavis 65, Mount Holly 35: Holden Parker, Joseph Cross, Hunter Griffin, Austin Clinton, Patrick Bowman, Kaleb Pendleton, Chase Miller, Gabriel Mcswain, Weston Bowers, Nathan Hall and Justin Harris were Chavis’ winners.

Cramerton 54, Holbrook 52

W.C. Friday 79, Grier 28

(Tuesday, Nov. 30)
Mount Holly at Belmont
Holbrook at Bessemer City
Grier at Chavis
W.C. Friday at Cramerton
Southwest at York Chester