Vote for The Charlotte Observer boys’ high school athlete of the week: May 3

Below are the nominees for The Charlotte Observer boys’ high school athlete of the week.

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This week’s nominees

Cameron Bagwell, South Mecklenburg baseball: The Sabres’ senior tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits, while striking out nine as South Mecklenburg beat Myers Park 7-0 April 23.

South Mecklenburg also lost to Hough, 9-4, April 24 and fell at Myers Park, 2-1, April 26.

Bagwell, a UNC-Wilmington commit, has helped South Mecklenburg to a 17-5 record this season.

Caleb Butts, Central Cabarrus tennis: The Vikings’ senior won all four matches to claim the South Piedmont 3A conference singles’ title at Les Myers Park in Concord April 23.

Butts is 18-1 in singles’ play for Central Cabarrus (5-11) this season.

Andrew Catapano, Central Academy track: The Cougars’ won the Rocky River 2A/3A conference title in the 800-meter run (1:58.44) and 1,600-meter run (4:31.74), while helping the 3,200-meter relay to a league title at Piedmont High April 23.

Catapano, a College of Charleston commit, was also the conference runner-up in the 3,200-meter run (10:22.60).

DeShawn Coulter, Gaston Day track: The Spartans’ sophomore ran a personal-best 11.22 to win the 100-meter dash at Charlotte Latin April 25.

Coulter also ran a personal-best 23.03 to finish fourth in the 200-meter dash, while helping the 800-meter relay to victory at the same meet.

Jack DiMenna, Providence tennis: The Panthers’ junior won all three of his singles matches, 6-0, 6-0, to claim the Southwestern 4A conference singles’ title on his home court April 24.

DiMenna, the Panthers’ No. 1 singles’ player, has helped Providence to a perfect 13-0 record this season.

Kenneth Fuller, Rocky River baseball: The Ravens’ senior went 3 for 4 at the plate with two home runs, eight RBIs and two runs scored in an 18-8 win over Garinger April 26.

Fuller also went 2 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in a 24-4 victory at Garinger April 23.

Fuller is batting .358 with two home runs, five doubles, one triple and 20 RBIs for Rocky River (7-13) this season.

Maddock Griffin, Cannon School baseball: The Cougars’ sophomore went five innings on the mound with two strikeouts and one earned run, earning the win in his first career start in a 7-1 win at Charlotte Country Day April 26.

Cannon School (5-14) also lost 4-2 to Charlotte Country Day April 25.

Griffin is 1-0 with six strikeouts in 10.1 innings of work in four appearances on the mound this season (other three in relief).

Brandon McClary, Hickory Ridge track: The Ragin’ Bulls’ senior ran personal-best times to win both the 100-meter dash (10.57) and the 200-meter dash (21.42) at the Cabarrus County Championships at West Cabarrus High April 25.

McClary’s efforts also helped the Hickory Ridge boys’ track to a Cabarrus County title by 25 points over the field on the same day.

Cameron Teal, Charlotte Latin baseball: The Hawks’ junior first baseman went 2 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in a 7-5 win over Providence Day April 23.

Teal also went 1 for 2 at the plate with a run and two RBIs in a 7-6 loss to Union Academy April 25.

Teal finished off the week going 1 for 1 at the plate with a double, a run scored and two more RBIs in an 8-1 victory at Providence Day April 26.

Teal is batting .306 with two home runs, five doubles, 16 RBIs and 10 runs scored for Charlotte Latin (10-10) this season.

Romare Turner, Bradford Prep lacrosse: The Bears’ junior goalkeeper had 17 saves in an 11-2 win over South Iredell April 22.

Turner followed that up with 20 saves in a 7-4 victory over Mountain Island Charter April 25.

Turner has 149 saves for Bradford Prep (4-8-1) this season.

Cooper Tymko, Hopewell baseball: The Titans’ senior went 5.1 innings, striking out six, while allowing only one hit and one earned run in a 6-3 win over Hough to clinch the Queen City Athletic conference, regular season title April 26.

Tymko is 5-3 on the mound for Hopewell (18-6) this season.

Kyle Van Dam, Providence Day lacrosse: The Chargers’ senior defender shutout the opposing player he was covering while adding two assists in a 13-3 win over Charlotte Christian April 23.

Van Dam also shutout the opposing player again in a 10-3 victory at Christ School April 26.

Van Dam has helped Providence Day to a 15-4 record this season.

** Information published today includes statistics through April 27.

If you want to nominate an athlete: Athletes of the week highlights high school players with outstanding performances. The goal is to recognize all athletes in all sports, both the most accomplished and the underrated or underappreciated players. If you want to suggest someone to be included in the athletes of the week column, send email to Jay Edwards at Please include the athletes’ name, school, class and applicable game performance statistics. Coaches must be willing to verify information.

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