Athletic Results from Tuesday, March 1

  • Cannon School varsity baseball season kicked off yesterday at Dick Snyder field with a tough loss vs. Metrolina Christian Academy from the MAC conference. The visiting Warriors beat the Cougars 5-2 in the season opener for both teams. Metrolina jumped out to a 1 run lead after the 1st inning of play and added 1 more run in the 4th and 3 in the 5th inning. The Cannon Cougars put the bat on the ball early but were unable to get any runs across the plate until the bottom of the 6th inning when they scored 2. Leading the way for Cannon at the plate Justin Redfern 2-3 and Blaine McHale 2-3. The Cougars will hit the road for the next 3 games before returning home on March 10th to face Forsyth Country Day at 4:30pm.


  • The MS baseball Cougars dropped a tough one at Huntersville Athletic Complex 25-1 to a veteran LNCS team Tuesday afternoon.  Everett Craven took the loss, despite throwing strikes and doing what the coaching staff asked of him.  The defense, however, was tight and contributed to a 12-run first inning for the Crusaders of LNCS.  On offense, Craven provided the lone hit for the Cougars on the day, while Brad Schlosser added the only run scored for Cannon.  Seventh grader Justin Fromke collected the RBI on a bases loaded walk.  As a team, all 15 players saw action in the season opener, while 10 of the 15 played their first ever game on a regulation field (60 ft distance from home to mound and 90 ft bases).  The Cougars will be back in action on Thursday at home against Charlotte Latin.


  • Middle school lacrosse played hard, but lost to Lake Norman Charter, 3-2, in their season opener.  A solid defense from goalie Dante Lowe and defensemen Sam Oddo, David Ratte, William Chaiken kept the game at 0-0 going into the third before things opened up.  The Cougars had a chance to tie the game with 30 seconds, but were shut down by a great save from the Lake Norman goalie.  Danny Brenner scored both goals for the Cougars.  The team travels to Charlotte Latin on Thursday.


  • Cannon’s varsity softball team got their season off to an error-filled start on Tuesday by dropping its opening game at Southlake Christian Academy by a score of 10-9 in extra innings.  The Cougars fell behind 6-4 after 2 innings of play as Southlake came out hitting early.  Cannon fought back on home runs by Julie Harriss and Stephanie Gray, and some clutch hitting by Freshman Allie Gray.  On the mound, Kenzie Moyer would allow the game to get to extra innings by coming out of the bullpen in the 3rd inning and pitching 5 straight innings of no-hit ball for the Cougars through regulation (7 innings), before giving up her first hit in the extra frame.  For the game, only 3 of the Eagles runs would be scored by batters who earned their way on to base with hits.  On the offensive side, Stephanie Gray finished with 3 hits and 2 RBI’s for the game, Allie Gray had a double and a single and 2 RBI’s, Julie Harriss had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s, and Kenzie Moyer had a double.  Newcomers Chantal Neuwald and Hailey Foreman would contribute key RBI’s late in the game to lead a Cougar charge that would allow the game to go into extra innings.  A few less errors and some more clutch hitting by Cannon batters would have resulted in a different outcome but at least the areas in need of improvement are now clear.  The ladies will get back to work in practice and be ready for their first home game on Thursday against 3A foe Forsyth Country Day at 4:00 pm.


  • The Cannon varsity lacrosse team traveled to Weddington tonight at 7:00pm in a hard fought high scoring game.   The game started out with Cannon taking the lead with a goal by Baylor Koch.  Weddington answered three minutes later bringing the first quarter score to 1-1.   Erik Zelina recorded 6 saves and our defense led by Wes Buchanan, Will Keenan and Jackson Sipperly held the high powered Weddington Attack in check. The second quarter both teams exchanged goals back and forth.  Baylor Koch had his second goal of the game while Paul Anderson and Brendan McWilliams each posted two goals.   Weddington pulled away towards the end of the quarter bringing the halftime score to 9-6 Weddington.  The third quarter was controlled by Weddington posting 6 goals to our two goals scored by Trevor McWilliams.   The fourth quarter was more evenly matched with Weddington scoring 4 goals to our 3 goals.  Our goals were scored by Tyler Brown, and two more by Trevor McWilliams.Final Score Weddington 19 Cannon 11  Final Stats:Timmy Hennigan 1 assist,Tyler Brown 1 goal, Trevor McWilliams 4 goals,Brendan McWilliams 2 goals 2 assists,Baylor Koch 2 goals 1 assist,Connor Larkin 1 assist,Paul Anderson 2 goals, Tully Moyer 1 assist, Erik Zelina 14 saves.


  • The varsity tennis team opened their season on the road yesterday playing Southlake Christian Academy at the Hornets Nest Park in Huntersville.  The Cougars defeated Southlake Christian  with a score of 9-0 by winning all singles matches and all doubles matches for the day!


  • The MS girls’ soccer team had a great 1st game yesterday against Union Academy.  The first half was a little shaky due to first game jitters, but the girls came out ready to dominate play in the second half. The Cougars won 1-0 with a goal from Jenna Metwalli coming off a rebound shot from an offensive corner kick.  The team is looking forward to their second game of the season as we take on Charlotte Latin this Thursday away.


  • The varsity girls soccer team defeated Concord High School with a score of 6-0.