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High School Sports Gameday


↑  Joshua Lancaster, Berry basketball: Committed to play at N.C. Wesleyan. Lancaster is a four-year letter-winner at Berry. He is a two-time team captain who made the all-conference team in the SoMeck 8 this season.

↑  Porter Ridge recruits: Track star Ryan Hastings signed with Appalachian State, soccer star Kelly McBride signed with Catawba, and four athletes joined colleges as preferred walk-ons: Luke Bayly (football, Western Carolina), Casey Hardison (football, Campbell), Nick Vagnone (football,Charlotte) and Jerrick Robbins (baseball, Brunswick)

↑  Northside Christian basketball: Moved up to No. 5 in MaxPreps national rankings.

↑  Covenant Day baseball: Beat Charlotte Christian 2-1 Saturday. It was the school’s first victory against the N.C. state power.

On Tap

• Myers Park vs. West Forsyth 4A girls regional basketball semifinal, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center: West Forsyth has won 15 straight and will try to pull off the upset of the nationally ranked Mustangs, who are hunting for their first state championship berth.

• Mount Tabor vs. Ardrey Kell 4A girls regional basketball semifinal, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.: Mount Tabor beat Western No. 1 seed McDowell 75-65 on Friday. That’s one of the toughest places to win in North Carolina. Ardrey Kell gets a shot at its first regional game.

•  2A Western Regionals Tuesday at UNC-Greensboro: Franklin vs. East Rutherford, 7 p.m.; East Davidson vs. Bandys, 8:30 p.m.

• No. 2 Myers Park girls soccer at No. 1 Hough, Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Two of the state’s top teams – and the top two teams in the Observer’s preseason Sweet 16 – hook up. Hough beat Myers Park in the 2013 state semifinals 1-0 in overtime.

• No. 4 Olympic softball at Independence, Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Early-season showdown between teams favored to win league titles in the SoMeck 8 (Olympic) and Southwestern 4A (Independence)

• N.C. Private School All-Star Basketball Game at Providence Day, Saturday, 1 p.m.: More than 20 Division I signees from around the state will participate in the boys and girls games. The all-stars will also do community service Friday at Promising Pages, which provides books for low income schools.

Hot Players

Rachel Camp, East Rutherford girls basketball: Scored her 3,000th point last month against Draughn.

Daishon Davis, South Point football: Belmont star signed with Winston-Salem State.

Anna Estep, Rachel Dyl, Thomas Price, Cannon School: Estep committed to play soccer at Penn; Dyl committed to play soccer at Denison; and Price committed to Grove City for football.

Sara Henderson, Lake Norman Charter lacrosse: Six goals in 13-2 victory against Hopewell.

David Kocher, Thomas Hodges, Charlotte Christian golf: Named All-American golfers at the Winternational Junior Series at Pinehurst. Nearly 200 high school golfers participated in an eight-tournament series. Kocher was named player of the year.

Desiree Newman, Charlotte United Christian girls basketball: Had seven straight double-doubles to finish the regular season, including 32 points and 27 rebounds in her final two games. A two-time all-conference star, Newman, a sophomore, will lead her team into a Christian schools’ national tournament Friday in Myrtle Beach.

Dalton Rabb, Jack Paddison, Providence Day lacrosse: Three goals each in an 11-7 victory Saturday against Greensboro Day at Guilford College.

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