Weddington is still No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 and the N.C. Coaches 3A soccer poll. Charlotte Catholic, No. 1 in the state 4A poll, is No. 2 in the Sweet 16 again, too.
Catholic (16-1-1, 11-0 SoMeck 8) is heading toward a potential conference championship showdown against No. 3 Providence (15-2-1, 10-1). Catholic was scheduled to host West Mecklenburg on Wednesday and Providence was scheduled to play Harding. On Monday, Catholic plays at No. 11 Ardrey Kell and Providence hosts No. 12 South Mecklenburg. And on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the regular-season finale, Providence is at Catholic.
• In the Southwestern 4A Conference, No. 6 Porter Ridge (16-1-1, 8-1) and No. 7 Garinger (12-3-2, 8-1) are tied. Garinger will likely need to beat Myers Park on the road Thursday and again at home Monday to get a share of the title. Porter Ridge has games left with Butler (3-8), East Meck (9-6) and Rocky River (1-10-2).
• No. 5 Hough (15-3-1, 11-0) has already locked up the MECKA 8 Conference title with a five-game lead over second place A.L. Brown (10-8, 6-5) heading into the final week.