Spring Sports Spotlight

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Chatham Charter Knights are in full spring swing, and this post will be updated to showcase each of our middle school and high school teams.

HS Track & Field

Congratulations to the following members of the Knights track and field teams for their results in Saturday’s NCHSAA 1A state meet:Brooke Garner came in 7th in the state for long jump. She also came in 7th in the state for triple jump. Brandon McKoy came in 5th in the state for the 3200m and 6th in the state for the 1600m. Meredith Reese came in 11th in the state in the 3200m. Ariana Rivera Roma came in 14th in the 3200m.Tamaya Walden came in 8th in the state for the 400m, 9th in the state in the 200m, and 11th in the state the 100m.

“We are a small team from a small school competing against larger schools with larger numbers, but we don’t let that deter us. We have a lot of heart and determination. During our first meet of the season, most of our athletes were able to place in the top five for their events and earn points for our team, helping us to come in second overall out of five teams. We are excited to see what the rest of the season brings.”

Coach Tina Rakes

HS Women’s Soccer

Congratulations to the women’s soccer team for making it to the NCHSAA state playoffs. They play Monday, May 16th at home at 4:30. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at GoFan.

Our team has improved so much and continue to surprise me with their determination and ability. Coming into the season almost half of our team had never played the sport, while the rest had not played since before COVID. I am extremely proud of them and can’t wait to see how much they continue to progress. 

Coach Rachel Smith

Baseball & Softball Honors

Congratulations to the varsity baseball and the varsity softball teams, both Central Tar Heel Conference tournament champions, Conference runner-up, and to Zach Cartrette, Pitcher of the Year. Both teams will play in the first round of the NCHSAA state playoffs Tuesday, May 10. Congratulations also to the women’s track and field team on its 2nd place finish in the “Last Chance Meet” at Jordan-Matthews HS. They will advance to NCHSAA regional competition on May 14.

MS Girls Soccer

This season was full laughs and hard work. We had a great group of girls who worked hard and worked together. They played every game and never gave up. 

Coach Katie Scotton

HS Softball

We look forward to a year of setting and working towards long term goals for our softball program as a whole. We have a solid lineup, with players who are versatile  both offensively and defensively. We hope to send our special group of seniors off with some great memories and a few wins. 

Coach Brittany Smith

MS Softball

Middle School softball, ready to play ball

Comprised of two 8th graders, seven 7th graders and four 6th graders, we are a true blend of speed, power and veteran leadership. Our softball program continues to improve its depth and consistency year after year as a direct feeder to high school varsity softball. Poised to repeat as conference champs again in 2022, our team is primed and ready to hit the field. We are #uKnighted.

Coach Jayme Jordan

HS Men’s Tennis

“The men’s tennis team is small and fairly young this year, but they are improving daily and will continue to build on their skills for more competitive play. We are working on consistency and aggressiveness at the net. Colton Todd leads the Knights at the #1 position and is a sophomore. Silas Christenbury is returning as a junior and currently playing at the #2 and #3 positions. Noah Hayhurst and Zane Morgan are in the top 6 as freshmen, and Ben Pickens and Cameron McMillan round out the team as juniors.”

Coach Kelly Eldridge

MS Co-ed Tennis

“The amount of growth in both skill and confidence we have seen since day one has been amazing. We are lucky to have a full co-ed team who invest their time to grow individually and as a team player.  It has been such a joy to watch the kids play together, help each other on the court, and cheer each other on. Even with not many teams to play this season, they have remained excited and determined to improve each practice.”

Coach Savannah Childress