Hudson made a state-ment

West Meck High wrestler Eric Hudson Jr. won the 220-pound 4A state title Feb. 17.

CHARLOTTE – For the third time in as many years, West Meck senior wrestler Eric Hudson Jr. claimed victory in his weight class at the annual E.B. Memorial Clash at the Creek tournament held at Mallard Creek High School. 

Hudson, the defending 4A state champion in the 195-pound weight class, continued his dominance at the event with a 10-3 decision victory over Tevin Clark, a senior from Alexander Central, in the championship match. 

 

Another Brown commits to Tar Heels

CHARLOTTE – West Meck standout wide receiver Khafre Brown verbally committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels and new head coach Mack Brown Dec. 8.

Brown, a four-star prospect listed as the No. 7 player in the state of North Carolina by ESPN.com, caught 51 passes for 860 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior. The 6-foot, 180-pound speedster is also a standout track-and-field athlete, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dash as well as the long jump. 

Brown selected North Carolina over co-finalist Tennessee, while Georgia, Michigan and Oregon were also heavily involved in his recruitment. 

Brown’s brother, Dyami, is also a wide receiver for the Tar Heels, hauling in 17 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown as a freshman in 2018. 

 

Former East Gaston
standout earns SEC honors

GASTONIA – Kyndal Knight, a 2018 graduate of East Gaston High School, was named the Southeastern Conference Female Diver of the Week for her performance at the Ohio State Invitational in November. 

Knight, a freshman at Kentucky, won the 3-meter dive and finished fourth in the 1-meter springboard. 

Prior to Knight’s performance, it had been three years since a Kentucky female diver had been recognized as the SEC’s top diver in any week. 

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