Mecklenburg County conferences decided volleyball championships Wednesday.
In the SoMeck 8, Charlotte Catholic beat Providence 3-0. The Cougars won 26-24, 25-22 and 25-23.
In the MECKA 8, Hough defeated Mallard Creek 3-1. Hough won 28-26, 25-12, 19-25 and 25-12.
In the Southwestern 4A, Porter Ridge beat Myers Park 3-1. Porter Ridge (21-5) won its fifth straight match 22-25, 25-14, 25-17, 25-21.
Myers Park won the Southwestern 4A girls cross country meet Wednesday, getting seven of the top eight finishers. Independence was second and Butler third.
Myers Park junior Story Gourley won in a time of 20:41, followed by teammate Mason Brown (21:05). Independence’s Camille Martin (21:18) was third. Four more Myers Park runners followed Martin: Sydney Farris, Katherine Rains, Sophie Shepherd and Amelia Faison.
Gurley was named runner of the year for the conference and Mustangs coach Lamont Hayes was named coach of the year.
▪ Myers Park’s boys also won the conference championship, taking eight of the top 10 spots. Butler was second in the team race, followed by Independence.
Myers Park sophomore Marshall Williamson won the race in a time of 17:41. Five of his teammates followed: Chris Smith, Koby Frank, Henry Mcdonald, Hayden Osborn and Jack Osment. East Mecklenburg’s Drew Staley was seventh. Myers Park’s Robbie Whittle and Jack Martin were eighth and ninth. Butler’s Nathan Silvestri was 10th.
Williamson was named conference runner of the year. Myers Park coach Tony Dai was named coach of the year.
South Mecklenburg 7, Olympic 1: South Meck (16-0-1, 12-0) remained unbeaten and clinched the SoMeck 8 regular-season championship behind two goals and an assist from Marco Garcia. Reed Hunnicutt added a goal and two assists. Tomas Figuieredo and Fernando Garcia also had two assists each.
Ardrey Kell 4, Berry 2: Ardrey Kell improved to 12-5-4, 9-2-1 in the SoMeck 8 behind two goals from Dallas Baker and single goals from Seamus Beecher and Kevin Oliveria. Baker has 18 goals for the season. Berry fell to 0-11-3, 0-10.
Garinger 5, East Meck 3 (OT): Camilo Benitez had two goals for Garinger (16-4, 8-2 Southwestern 4A) in a big win over East Meck (10-6, 6-4). Charles Basse, East Meck’s all-time leading scorer, had a goal for the Eagles.
Providence 9, Harding 0: Patrick Saffer had the shutout for the Panthers and Nick Aparicio had four goals to break the school’s all-time scoring mark. Aparicio has 63 career goals. Luke Sistare also had three goals for Providence.
Community School of Davidson 7, Highland Tech 0: Six players scored for Community School, led by two goals from Jason Coggins. Community School improved to 17-1-1, 10-1 in conference play.
Charlotte Latin 112, Cannon 134, Gaston Christian 136: Latin’s Anna Sybrecht shot a 36 to win medalist honors at a three-team match Wednesday. Latin’s Alexis Sudjianto was second with a 37. Latin’s Moon Cheong and Gaston Christian’s Taylor Hinson each shot 39 to finish third.