Six make all-state golf
SOUTHERN PINES – Six youth from Charlotte made the 2017 North Carolina All-State Golf Teams by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association.
The N.C. All-State Teams honor those junior golfers who had the most success in amateur and junior golf events at the local, state, regional and national levels.
• 2017 N.C. Girls’ All-State Golf Teams – Michelle Harn made the second team. Nina Kouchi and Alexis Sudjianto made the third team.
• 2017 N.C. Boys’ All-State Golf Teams – Graham Chase, Thomas Eubanks and Narayan Mohan made the third team.
Boys and girls must have played in a minimum of five TYGA N.C. ranking events in the past year to be eligible for the honor. The awards were determined by a combination of each player’s scoring differential and the total points earned in the rankings events.
Rivera gets extension
CHARLOTTE – While the ownership of the Carolina Panthers is still up in the air, the NFL franchise has made a commitment to head coach Ron Rivera.
The team extended the south Charlotte resident’s contract through 2020. He’s coached the team for seven seasons, compiling a record of 64-47-1 with a Super Bowl appearance.
Rivera later fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterback coach Ken Dorsey, saying at a press conference that he wanted to bring in a “different perspective and different ideas” to win a Super Bowl.