SP Soccer Opens On A High Note

August 21, 2007 at 7:03 am Leave a comment

Gastonia’s Gazette Cup results  from Monday, August 20


(Mike Hendsill-Gazette Photo)

As expected, the Red Raiders of South Point did well in their opening match against North Gaston in last night’s Gazette Cup action.

Also as expected, Forestview HS got the press from the paper that calls itself the Gaston Gazette, while we all know that it is ALL ABOUT Gastonia.

The South Point boys tallied 13 goals in a serious mismatch. Seniors Kevin Haskins(4), Will Harbin(1), Matt Crane(2), CJ Carswell(2), Ryan Anderson(1), and Tyler Martin(2) all scored. Junior Nathan Kelly also notched a goal for SP.

Senior keeper Case Gadd and sophomore Kevin Patz recorded the shutout.

Tuesday evening, the competition heats up for the boys, with a strong opponent from Ashbrook. Ashbrook is led by Hunter Huss transfer Stephen Valenzuela, seniors, Andreas’ Patino and Jared Kiser, and junior Evan Rankin. Ashbrook will be missing two stars, All-state candidate, Cody Frey, and senior Andy Rangel. Several sophomores and freshmen are expected to contribute to Ashbrook’s  2007 effort, Casey Frey, Matt Connor, and Billy Baucum.

Also on Tuesday evening a very strong Hunter Huss tosses it up with East Gaston. While Huss lost to defending the seven-time Gazette Cup champions, their effort against FV was noticed by the soccer knowledgeable crowd. East Gaston has several returning players, Austin Kennedy, Jordan Graham, and Charlie Sinclair. The match up will be exciting as both teams possess very speedy midfielders and defenders. Hector Cortes, Fernando Perez, and Jonny Elkin of HH will give EG all they can handle.

The Gazette Cup is being played at Poston Park in Lowell. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. A tournament pass good for all matches is just $10. Tuesday’s matches are set for 6 and 8 PM.

Congratulations to the Gaston County Parks and Recreation staff for keeping the soccer fields in beautiful shape through these vey dry weeks.

A great venue despite the red-headed stepchild sponsorship by the “local” newspaper.


Entry filed under: Belmont, Community, East Gaston HS, Front Porch, Gaston Gazette, Gastonia Gazette, HS Soccer, HS Sports, Mt. Holly, Small Town, Soccer, South Point, South Point HS, Sports, Youth Sports.

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