Positive people and places: Uplifting Faces among the Crowd

Posted by Andy Durham on May 27, 2009 at 9:59 am under Amateur, College, High School, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

So far we have:
Jason Roberts(Southwest Guilford/Charlotte
Liana Blue(Northeast Guilford/Charlotte
Tony Ferrante(High Point Wesleyan)
Trey Godette(Dudley)

This is good list to start with and let’s add to it and keep creating and recognizing some postive forces within our community.

Here are the comments that we have received on our Charter Members:(We are always looking for new members.)

Reader says: I’d like to make some positive comments about two local track athletes that compete for the Charlotte 49ers. Both had outstanding school years in competition in the Atlanitc 10 Conference.
Jason Roberts– sophomore from Southwest Guilford
A10 Indoor Championships
5th place in shot put 49′3″
6th place in 35lb weight throw
Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships
5th place in hammer throw
2nd place in discus in 164′7″
Conference Champion in shot put in 53′8″(note the improvement since indoor in this event)
A10 Men’s Outstanding Field Performer
Has an older sister, Tiffany who competed in sprints at the University of Virginia
The Charlotte men won both the A10 Indoor and Outdoor Team Titles.

Liana Blue-senior from Northeast Guilford 2005
Placed 28th in the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships and was the #5 Charlotte runner.
Named to the Atlantic 10 ACADEMIC ALL CONFERENCE TEAM for Cross Country. The team placed 2nd be hind Richmond.
Placed 8th in the A10 Indoor 5000 meters in 18:01 and also ran 10:22 in the 3000 meters.
Placed 4th in the A10 Outdoor 10,000 meters in 37:25.7. This time ranks her 4th all time on Charlotte’s top 10 list. This place was also the highest a Charlotte woman has acquired in the Atlantic 10 meet in the 10,000 meter run.
She also graduated on time with a 3.84 gpa in chemistry.
The Charlotte women also won both the Atlantic 10 Indoor and Outdoor track Championships. This was the 4th straight year the Charlotte women have won.

I hope these accomplishments by two former Guilford County high school track athletes will shed some degree of positive on this site. Both of these kids have done well in academics and have been part of Championship teams as well as their individual accomplishments.

Reader says: Congratulations to Tony Ferrante of Wesleyan Christian Academy for being selected All-State in baseball. Tony batted well over .400.

Reader says: I did some looking on the Charlotte website. Both Roberts and Blue are well represented on both the indoor and outdoor top 10 lists.
Roberts: Indoor 3rd All Time in both the shot put and 35 lb weight throw
Outdoor: School record holder in the discus @ 166′2″
2nd All Time for Charloote in both the hammer and shot put

Blue: Indoor 7th All Time for Charlotte in the 5000
Outdoor: 6th All Time in the 3000 steeplechase

Guilford County has both a male thrower and a female distance runner competing well on the division 1 level.

Reader says: I was in attendance of Dudleys Basketball banquet and learned that Trey Godette number 33 or 32 I believe for the boys basketball team is attending Winston Salem State on the Chancellors Scholarship, I believe that his academic worth ethic along with his athletics payed off in the end, and kids should know that not just a jumpshot can get you into college…


  • JayP said,

    I hear that Brendon Wyatt, Junior Point Guard (Dudley) has 4.8 GPA. Go Brendon…

    Majority of students in sports at Dudley have 3.o or better and rank among the highest GPA’ s in their class. Don’t fool yourselves about Dudley. Most students from there can attend college on academics alone.

    Here’s to ALL students around the area that give it all they have and more…
    Believe in yourself and keep rolling…

  • amf said,

    There’s a little confusion about Tony Ferrante. The player is actually Chris Ferrante of Wesleyan Christian Academy. Tony is his father. Chris did have a good season acheiving all-conference, all-state as a sophomore.