Hawks take down Bucs under Friday-night lights
On Jan. 20, two south Charlotte schools took part in something special for high school wrestling: the rare nighttime, under-the-lights meet before a packed house.
Charlotte Latin hosted the Senior Night event in its main gymnasium and walked away with a 51-24 victory over rival Charlotte Country Day, much to the delight of screaming Hawks fans.
“This is the way wrestling should be done,” Charlotte Latin coach Richard Fletcher said. “We don’t do it like this all the time, but when it comes together, it’s really special. It shows the strength of the Latin community and what a great team Country Day has, and I’m just thrilled that it all came together like this.”
Latin’s sole senior, 160-pounder Luke Hedrick, wrestled his final home match in style, pinning Harlan Boyles in 5 minutes, 47 seconds.
“He’s our leader,” Fletcher said. “It was good to see him go out that way, because he’s worked so hard.”
Other Latin winners included Ken Koch (106), Billy McClellan (113), Austin Schellpfeffer (120), Bentley Dalton (132), Nick Boyd (152), Zachary Carter (195), Sam Wilson (220) and Toby Okwara (285).
Country Day’s winners were Will Plyler (126), Henry Davis (138), Jack Shell (145), Will Davis (170) and Charles Haddock (182).
Charlotte Christian baseball camp
Sports That Serve will host its third annual baseball camp on Feb. 11 at Charlotte Christian School.
The one-day camp, for kids ages 6 to 14, includes hands-on instruction from Charlotte Christian baseball coach Greg Simmons and former University of North Carolina star Reid Fronk, among others. Former major-leaguer Dave Lemonds will be the featured speaker.
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $75, which includes a camp shirt and lunch.
Proceeds from the camp will benefit Sports That Serve, a nonprofit that seeks to use athletics to develop the character of America’s youth while raising funds for people living in poverty around the world.
For more information or to sign up for the camp, visit www.sportsthatserve.org.