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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The Kings Mountain Herald
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Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers
went into last week with a team batting
average of .336 and eight of their nine
starters hitting over .300. -
But the bats fell silent in back-to-
_. - . ‘back losses to Forestview and South
Point on Wednesday and Thursday
nights. The results dropped the Moun-
taineers out of sole possession of third
place into a four-way tie for third with
a 2-3 conference record.
The Mountaineers were victims of a
no-hitter by Forestview’s Reilly Hovis
in a 10-0 loss Wednesday night at Lan-
caster Field. The Mountaineers had
scoring chances due to
Forestview errors and bases on balls,
but couldn’t put the ball between the
The Forestview defense pulled sev-
eral hit-saving plays to allow the soph-
omore right hander to pull off the
no-hitter. The game was called after
five innings on the 10-run mercy rule.
Forestview rolled to a 9-0 lead after
two innings. Starter Chris Allen took
the loss. Cody Austin and Wayne
Dover pitched in relief.
Kings Mountain managed only
three hits in a 6-1 loss at South Point
Thursday night. Dallas Conner’s home
run accounted for the only run. Dylan
Smith had two hits.
Kings Mountain is participating in
the Shelby Easter Tournament this
week. The Mountaineers resume Big
South Conference play at home Tues-
day against North Gaston.
Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers
stepped out of conference Monday af-
ternoon to break their recent two-game .
losing streak. :
After getting only three hits in back-
to-back losses to Forestview and South
Point in Big South 3A games Wednes-
. day and Thursday, the Mountaineers
exploded for 10 runs in the first inning
en route to a 25-0, five-inning win over
Scott High of West Virginia in the
opening game of the Shelby Easter
The win moves the Mountaineers
into a semifinal round game Wednes-
day at 4p.m. against Clover, SC, an 8-
7 winner over Shelby Monday night.
Clover is coached by former KMHS
athlete Darrell Van Dyke.
Brian Brown’s triple ignited the big
first inning rally by the Mountaineers.
Dylan Smith hit a two-run home run
and Cody Austin added a two-run dou-
The Mountaineers collected 22 2 hits :
- their ‘biggest output of the season -
with Austin and Chris Allen leading
the way with four hits each. Brown,
Smith and Dallas Conner had three-hits
apiece. Smith finished with six RBIs
and Brown had four.
Austin, Wayne Dover and Wil Sell-
ers shared pitching duties for the
Mountaineers with Dover getting the
win. Austin pitched the first inning but
was lifted after the Mountaineers put
10 runs on the board in the bottom of
Dover worked the next three in-
nings, giving up the only Scott hit.
Sellers, who was called up from the JV
team, pitched the fifth inning and
struck out the side. .
Scholar athletes, teams honored
The North Carolina High School Athletic
Association has honored eight Kings Moun-
tain High teams and 261 individual athletes
for outstanding scholastic achievement dur-
ing the fall and winter sports seasons.
To receive a team award, the team must
achieve at least a 3.1 unweighted GPA. In-
dividuals must achieve a 3.5 weighted GPA.
Teams receiving awards included:
Women’s tennis - Elizabeth Baker, Mor-
gan Burns, Casey DeVane, Katie Holland,
Kimberly Luangrath, Emily Peeler, Brandie
Penner, Diana Phanthalack, Michelle
Philavong, Awanda Rithiphong, Vina
Sananikone, Amara Sourisoud, Hunter Sum-
mitt, Jennifer Vassey, Morgan Weeks, Eliza-
beth Wells. -
Men'’s soccer - Robert Bridges, William
Bridges, Jonathan Brucker, Tony Chan-
thaphaeng, Tanner Deaton, Michael Early,
Jose Gomez Cantarero, David Hanline, Wal-
ter Harmon, Devin Hullender, Ryan Hullen-
der, Jordan Stowe, keegan Sylvester, Derrick
Thammavongsa, Carver Warren.
Volleyball - Sarah Blackburn, Jessica
Burton, Sarah Fedyschyn, Nicole Ford,
Emily Gates, Victoria Glass, Hayley Hoyle,
Megan Hoyle, Cailyn Hughes, Tiara Mc-
Clain, Kirstin Postell, Morgan Robinson,
Cross Country - Jacob Boyd, Jared Boyd,
Brian Edwards, Seth Ferrell, Adam Gardner,
Taylor Gettys, Brandon Gilbert, Tyler Hern-
don, William McGill.
Cheerleading - Wendi Belt, Heather
Black, Victoria Black, Kristen Boone, Emily
Campfield, Aaron Conner, Lakia Cooper,
Teal Curry, Ashley Frazier, Kirstin Gilbert,
Kaitlin Goodson, Ellen Hall, Samantha Has-
kett, Savannah Horne, Sarah Jackson, Sofia
Lopez, Ashton.Orders, Meshala Pender-
grass, La’Kendra Roberts, Alicia Watkins,
Kylee Wideman, Destiny Williams, Ariana
Basketball - Akua Adams, Myesha Black,
Evan Bragg, Savannah Cash, Caroline
Chambers, Trisha Davis, Rashaida Dimet-
ros, Brandi Falls, Lakita Knox, Tiara Mc-
Clain, Brittnee Roberts, Raven Thomas.
See HONORS on Page B3
wins leader at
Kings Mountain’s Morgan Childers
hurled three more victories last week to
become the all-time leader in wins for the
\ University of Seuth Carolina Upstate.
Childers, a junior right hander, now
* has 70 wins, breaking the old mark of 69
set by Upstate Hall of Famer Kristy Mid- -
And, Childers broke the record in typi-
cal Childers fashion, hurling a one-hitter
and striking out 13 batters in a 7-2 win
“I’m really excited,” Childers said
about breaking Middaugh’s win record.
“But, honestly, I can’t win these games
without the team behind me. We win
these games. Having the team behind me
makes we want to win even more.”
The game featured the top two pitchers
in the A-Sun with Childers facing off
against Amanda Lindsey of Stetson. Lind-
sey was the loser but came back in the
second game of the doubleheader to pitch
Stetson to a 1-0 victory.
Childers is now 20-3 on the season and
the Spartans are 24-7 overall and 5-3 in
the A-Sun. Childers is the team leader and
among the nation’s leaders i in all pitching
She has a 0.62 ERA and has struck out
261 batters and will soon top her school
single season record of 277 which she set
last year. She is already the school’s all-
‘ time career strikeout leader with 761.
With 20 regular season games remain-
ing - plus the post-season A-Sun tourna-
ment - it is conceivable that Childers
could flirt with 40 victories and 400
strikeouts based on her averages thus far.
To date she has appeared in 24 games,
including 19 starts and 17 complete
games, and has worked 145.2 innings.
Her opponents’ batting average is one of
the lowest in the nation-at .105.
Childers started her final push for the
win record last Tuesday at Gardner-Webb,
where many of her family members and
friends from Kings Mountain watched her
pitch a three-hit, 6-1 win for her 68th ca-
She had a shutout going into the bot-
tom of the seventh, when Gardner-Webb
got two of its three hits to score its only -
run. Childers struck out nine.
She tied the career record Friday on
the Spartans’ Cyrill Stadium field with a
3-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast. She
again gave up only three hits and struck
. Childers did not allow a base runner to
get past second - and only three to even
get that far.
Smith to sponsor
baseball camp at KM
KMHS senior Dylan Smith’s favorite
school sport is baseball so choosing a new
scoreboard as a senior project was a natu-
Smith, son of Eddie and Lisa Smith, will
* sponsor a baseball camp for students in
grades 2-6 at the high school April 17. Reg-
istration is at 8:30 a.m. and hitting and po-
sition instruction will be given by KMHS
players and area college players from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. The $20 fee will also include
Call 704-689-4997 and leave a message
for registration and more information.
‘Torrey Belcher (behind) hands the baton to Shelton Watson in relay event in
recent track meet at John Gamble Stadium.
Track teams sweep again
Kings Mountain High's track teams swept
their fifth straight meet Tuesday.
The girls compiled 114 points to easily de-
feat Burns (46) and Crest (20). The boys won
with 89 points, followed by Crest (76) and
Trey Edgerton and Cameron Harris were
double winners for Dave Minnich’s Moun-
taineers. Edgerton won the 400 and 200 meter
runs and Harris won the discus and shot put.
John Robbs won the 300 intermediate hur-
dles, Tim Hines won the long jump and Josh
Haraszkiewicz won the pole vault.
Alyssa White led the Lady Mountaineers
with wins in the 400 meter (1:05.25), 800
meter (2:45.27) and 1600 meter (6:29) runs.
Sarah Fedyschyn and Brittnee Roberts
were double winners for the KM ladies.
Fedyschyn won the 300 meters (58.43) and
triple jump (30°27). Roberts won the long
jump (14°9”) and 100 meter dash (12.61).
Rashaida Dimetros won the shot (24°10),
‘Tiara McClain won the high jump (4°8”),
Aneisy Cardon won the pole vault (6’6”) and
KM runners swept the 4x1, 4x2, 4 x4 and 4 x8
Paisley Williams and Fedyschyn finished
2-3 in the hurdles; Bell, Cooper and Gill were
2-3-4 in the 300 meters, Akua Adams was sec-
ond in the 200 meters and Holmes, Williams
and Boakye were 2-3-4 in the 400 meters.
Smith was third and Cardo fourth in the
800 meters. Cardo was second in the 3200 me-
ters and Boakye was fourth in the 1600 me-
Williams and Edwards were 2-3 in th high
jump; McClain and Teal Curry were 3-4 in the
triple jump; Destiny Williams was fourth in
the long jump and Dimetros and Dawkins
were 3-4 in the discus.
Kings Mountain’s next meet is April 13 at
Jared Boyd leads
KM in golf match
Jared Boyd shot a 90 to lead Kings Moun-
tain’s Mountaineers in a Big South 3A golf
match Thursday at Green Meadows in Stan-
The match was originally scheduled for
March 29 but was moved to Thursday because
the course was under water from heavy rains
The March 22 match at North Gaston’ was
rained out and rescheduled for April 15.
Forestview won the match with a 285, fol-
lowed by Ashbrook 303, Crest 312, South
Point 316, North Gaston 351, KM 369 and
Hunter Huss 369.
Other KM scores were Tray Sellers 91,
Timmy Moore 92 and Devin Heath 96.
Kings Mountain’s next mach is April 12 at
Gastonia Municipal. The Mountaineers will
compete in the Cleveland County meet April
22 at Pine Grove.
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