High School Sports

Rogers, Truehart set to play in Carolinas All-Star Classic

Fort Mill center Chalmers Rogers and Lancaster's Miteka Truehart will play in Saturday's Carolinas All-Star Classic, pitting North Carolina against South Carolina at Bobcats Arena.

The day kicks off with the girls game at 12:30 p.m. with the boys game following. Tickets are $40 for courtside seating, $25 for reserve seating and $15 for general admission.

Rogers, a 6-foot-7 senior, averaged 18.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and shot 90 percent from the free throw line. He was named to the S.C. Basketball Coaches All-State team, was Region 3-AAAA Player of the Year and was a preseason top five player selection.

Rogers helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the Class AAAA state championship last year. This year's team won 23 straight games before losing to South Pointe in the regular-season finale and being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by state runner-up Spartanburg.

Truehart, a 5-10 guard, averaged 11.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 3.4 assists. She was Region AAAA's Co-Player of the Year and an all-state selection.

• ALL-AMERICAN: Fort Mill's Jonathan Miskelly finished eighth at 145 pounds in the National High School Wrestling Coaches Association's National Freshman Tournament and earned All-America status.

The tournament was held last week in Virginia Beach, Va.

Miskelly went 4-3. There were 25 wrestlers in his division.

He had a 25-13 record this season and helped the Yellow Jackets win the Region 3-AAAA title for the third straight year.

Fort Mill coach Chris Brock said Miskelly won in the first round of the championship bracket, then lost in the second round and dropped into the consolation pool.

"The highlight was the match he won that guaranteed him of being an All-American,'' Brock said. "He beat a guy from Pennsylvania (John Lambert).''

• NATIONAL RANKINGS: The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has released its second poll and several South Carolina teams made the list.

The National Boys Poll is very interesting, with Spring Valley (11-0) at No. 1 and Northwestern (11-1) at No. 2. Spring Valley is No. 1 in the South Carolina Coaches poll and Northwestern No. 2.

Those two have played in the last two Class AAAA state championships, with Northwestern winning 1-0 in 2006 and Spring Valley winning 3-2 last year.

The NSCAA also breaks teams down in regions. In that poll, which includes teams from South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, Spring Valley is No. 1, Northwestern No. 4 and Riverside (10-0) is No. 7.

Wando (10-0) is No. 19 in the NSCAA's National Girls Poll. In its region poll, Wando is No. 4 and Lexington (12-1) No. 8. The girls poll includes teams from South Carolina and Georgia.

• GOTTA SEE: There's a big track meet at Northwestern at 5 p.m. today.

The Trojans host South Pointe with the Region 3-AAAA boys title on the line.

Both teams are undefeated at 5-0 and have their share of standouts.

Northwestern's Patrick Cunningham has the best time in the state this year in the 400 hurdles at 56.68. South Pointe's boys 800-relay team is best with a time of 50.15. The runners are Garrick Mackey, Michael Gaither, Lonnie Talford and Dominique Fergerson.

Northwestern's girls have a lock on the region crown and are also best in a couple of events. Mary Kate DuBard is tops in the 3,200 at 48:03. Emily Smith is best in the high jump at 5-8.

Hall of Fame coach Bob Jenkins retired from Northwestern in 1995 after building the Trojans into a powerhouse. He un-retired three years ago at the age of 72 to start South Pointe's program.

Calvin Hudgins was the second Northwestern coach after Jenkins, and has maintained the standards Jenkins set. His girls have won two state titles.