Sanders, Milton commit to Louisburg College
LOUISBURG – Two of the area’s biggest basketball stars have committed to becoming teammates at Louisburg College.
Queen’s Grant 6-foot-5 wing Jah’Quez Sanders announced he had committed to the North Carolina junior college on April 5, one week before 6-foot Independence point guard Raja Milton made his announcement.
Sanders scored over 1,000 career points with the Stallions. He averaged 15 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists last season.
Milton averaged 10 points, 4.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. Both were all-conference performers last season.
Former Knight Kocher wins Haikou Championship
CHARLOTTE – Former Charlotte Christian star David Kocher shot a bogey-free final round of 66 to win the Haikou Championship, an event on the PGA Tour-China on April 14.
Kocher won the event one day after celebrating his 23rd birthday.
Kocher, a 2014 graduate, was a three-time all-state golfer at Charlotte Christian. After starring for the Knights, Kocher went on to a four-year career at Maryland, where he became the only Terrapin to win four NCAA individual tournament bids.
Baseball: Covenant Day sweeps Charlotte Latin
MATTHEWS – Covenant Day made a statement on the diamond with a two-game sweep of rival Charlotte Latin.
Trailing by one run, Covenant Day exploded for six runs in the bottom of the third inning and cruised to the 6-1 win on April 10.
Jon Rossi doubled and drove in two runs. Cooper Andrews went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Robert Stone scattered five hits over six innings and struck out eight to get the win.
The next day, the Lions won 9-7.
Senior outfielder Zach Brighton went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs and five RBIs. Philip Abner added a solo home run. Connor Ashley and Carson Dunlap drove in runs.
Rossi struck out six and allowed three runs over six innings. Abner got the final out to earn the save.