Published: Jun 12, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Jun 12, 2011 02:23 AM
Green Hope senior Max Povse became the first player in Falcons history to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft straight out of high school.
Povse is a UNC-Greensboro recruit, but must now decide whether to play for the Spartans or the Los Angeles Dodgers, who selected him with the 42nd round on Wednesday (1,274th overall).
Povse went 3-3 this year in 11 starts for the Falcons with a 0.89 ERA.
He struck out 93 batters in 55 1/3 innings.
Apex High graduate and current designated hitter for Mount Olive College, Michael Knox was picked in the 41st round by the Cardinals.
Knox, a two-time Division II All-American, finished second in the nation with 23 home runs in 2011.
Knox belted a school record 24 home runs in 2010, his first year at Mount Olive.Ex-RailHawk gets MLS goal:
After being out of the MLS since 2006, ex-RailHawks player Josh Gardner scored his first MLS goal for the Columbus Crew in a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.
Garnder's shot from the top of the penalty area hit the thigh of a defender on its way in.
Gardner spent the last two seasons with Carolina, where he was named team MVP last year. He scored five goals in two years for the RailHawks.Four named all-state:
Green Hope's Ashley Stokes, Panther Creek's Ashley Clark, Cary's Annie McHenry and Apex's Samantha Seelinger were all named to the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 4-A all-state girls soccer team.
The soccer coaches pick separate all-star teams for 4-A, 3-A, 2-A, 1-A and private school teams
Cardinal Gibbons' Kiki Davis, Caitlin Donovan and Christina Gibbons are on the 3-A club.