High School Sports

Thursday’s HS Roundup: Mallard Creek coach who dresses different leads Mavs’ volleyball to historic win

Mallard Creek volleyball coach David Brooks is known for his distinct style of dress. He’s also known for his successful teams. His Mavericks are into Saturday’s state quarterfinals.
Mallard Creek volleyball coach David Brooks is known for his distinct style of dress. He’s also known for his successful teams. His Mavericks are into Saturday’s state quarterfinals.


Ardrey Kell, Providence, Myers Park, Charlotte Catholic dual team girls tennis: All four Mecklenburg County teams advanced to Monday’s state quarterfinals. Pairings below.

Providence soccer: beat rival South Meck 2-0 Thursday to win the SoMeck conference championship. Providence star Clement Akerblom entered the game with 30 goals and 20 assists. Providence is coached by Nicholas Sosa, whose brother, Fernando, was a star at Garinger High and with the Charlotte 49ers. Nicholas, who graduated from South Meck, ended up playing professionally overseas in Uruguay.

Nick Scibelli, Charlotte Catholic boys basketball: committed Thursday to Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

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Porter Ridge soccer: beat Hickory Ridge 4-1 Thursday to clinch its second straight Southwestern 4A championship

Thursday night, I-MECK 4A rivals Hough and Mallard Creek both won third round N.C. 4A volleyball playoff matches. Next up, the two rivals will play each other Saturday for a berth in a N.C. 4A Western Regional championship.

Hough beat Northwest Guilford 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-23). Erin Cooke had 13 assists and 11 kills; Linnea Meletiou had 11 digs; Lana Strejcek had nine kills, two aces; Olivia Cerick had 10 digs, three kills, three aces; and Kaelyn Mulwee had six kills, five aces.

Mallard Creek advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time, beating Lake Norman 3-0. The Mavericks are led by coach David Brooks, who has become known for his style of dress the way former NBA announcer Craig Sager was known for his.

Brooks, in his sixth season, led Mallard Creek to the Elite 8 for the first time in school history.

▪ In 3A, defending state champ Cox Mill beat Watauga 3-0 and will advance to Saturday’s third round at North Iredell.

North Iredell, which beat West Henderson 3-0 Thursday, beat Cox Mill 3-2 in August. Also advancing was Southern Carolinas champ Marvin Ridge. The Mavericks beat China Grove Carson 3-0. Marvin Ridge will host Skyland Roberson Saturday.

▪ In 2A, West Iredell, the No. 1 seed in the west, advanced to the Elite 8 with a 3-0 win over Canton Pisgah. East Lincoln, the No. 3 seed, advanced with a shutout of R-S Central.

▪ In private schools, Charlotte Country Day (24-4) faces North Raleigh Christian (26-1) in a 5 p.m. 3A semifinal Friday at High Point Wesleyan. In 1A, Statesville Christian (24-1) faces Kerr-Vance Academy (29-1) for the state championship Saturday at 10 a.m. at Wesleyan.

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Class 4A


Greensboro Page 6, Lake Norman 0

Ardrey Kell 5, Mooresville 4

Myers Park 5, Winston-Salem Reynolds 0

Providence 5, Hough 4

Raleigh Enloe (13-4) at Wilmington Hoggard (14-2), score NA

Raleigh Sanderson 6, Richmond Senior 0

Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 6, Southern Pines Pinecrest 0

Cary Green Hope 6, Apex 0

Monday’s quarterfinals

Ardrey Kell (14-3) at Greensboro Page (15-3)

Providence (17-3) at Myers Park (22-0)

Raleigh Sanderson (17-2) vs. Wilmington Hoggard-Raleigh Enloe winner

Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (22-2) at Cary Green Hope (14-0)

Class 3A


Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 6, South Iredell 1

Concord 9, Jesse Carson 0

Weddington 5, Asheville 0

Wilmington New Hanover 6, Wilson Fike 3

Rocky Mount 5, Greenville Conley 4

Cameron Union Pines 5, Fayetteville Sanford 4

East Chapel Hill 6, Northern Guilford 1


Charlotte Catholic 6, Kings Mountain 0

Monday’s quarterfinals

Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (19-3) at Concord (18-2)

Weddington (16-5) at Charlotte Catholic (19-3)

Rocky Mount (11-2) at Wilmington New Hanover (19-3)

East Chapel Hill (19-2) at Cameron Union Pines (13-1)

Class 2A


Salisbury 6, East Montgomery 0

Surry Central 5, Ashe County 4

Lake Norman Charter 6, Canton Pisgah 1

Maiden 6, Hendersonville 2

Kill Devil Hills First Flight 5, Dixon 4

Greene Central 6, Whiteville 0

Bartlett-Yancey 6, North Johnston 1

N.C. School of Science and Math 9, South Columbus 0

Monday’s quarterfinals

Salisbury (21-1) at Surry Central (16-0)

Maiden (14-4) at Lake Norman Charter (13-1)

Greene Central (19-1) at Kill Devil Hills First Flight (13-0)

Bartlett-Yancey (20-2) at N.C. School of Science and Math (14-0)

Class 1A


Winston-Salem Bishop McGuinness 5, Gray Stone Day 4

Mount Airy 5, East Wilkes 4

East Surry 6, Community School of Davidson 1

Polk County 6, Lincoln Charter 1

Edenton Holmes 9, Williamston Riverside 0

East Carteret 6, Durham Voyager Academy 1

Chatham Central 9, Princeton 0

Raleigh Charter 6, Franklin Academy 1

Monday’s quarterfinals

Mount Airy (13-1) at Winston-Salem Bishop McGuinness (16-3)

East Surry (16-3) at Polk County (15-2)

Edenton Holmes (14-4) at East Carteret (13-2)

Chatham Central (12-3) at Raleigh Charter (12-0)


Class 4A

Thursday’s second round


Pfafftown Reagan 3, Davie County 2

Hickory Ridge 3, Providence 1

Hough 3, NW Guilford 0

Mallard Creek 3, Lake Norman 0

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Hickory Ridge (25-4) at Pfafftown Reagan (27-1)

Mallard Creek (22-7) at Hough (23-5)


Cary Green Hope 3, Raleigh Broughton 1

Raleigh Leesville Road 3, Raleigh Wakefield 1

Apex 3, New Bern 0

Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 3, Panther Creek 1

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Raleigh Leesville Road (20-5) at Cary Green Hope (24-1)

Apex (19-4) at Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (20-5)

Class 3A



North Iredell 3, West Henderson 0

Cox Mill 3, Watauga 0

Skyland Roberson 3, Statesville 1

Marvin Ridge 3, Carson 0

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Cox Mill (24-3) at North Iredell (25-2)

Skyland Roberson (27-1) at Marvin Ridge (27-1)


Cameron Union Pines (21-6) at Greenville Conley (22-2)

Chapel Hill 3, West Cateret 0

Clayton Cleveland 3, Greenville Rose 1

Roxboro Person 3, Cape Fear 1

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Chapel Hill (23-6) vs. Greenville Conley/Union Pines

Clayton Cleveland (26-1) at Roxboro Person (23-0)

Class 2A



West Iredell 3, Canton Pisgah 0

Fred T. Foard (19-8) at Hendersonville (19-5)

East Lincoln 3, R-S Central 0

North Surry 3, Mount Pleasant 1

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Foard/Hendersonville at West Iredell (25-3)

East Lincoln (23-3) at North Surry (28-1)


Carrboro 3, Anson Senior 0

Ayden Grifton 3, Midway 2

Currituck County 3, North Carolina School 0

South Granville at Wheatmore

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Ayden-Grifton (21-2) at Carrboro (28-0)

Currituck County (19-2) vs. South Granville/Wheatmore

Class 1A



Community School of Davidson def. Mountain Island Charter, 3-0

Pine Lake Prep def. Hiwassee Dam, 3-0

Gray Stone Day def. Hayesville, 3-0

Murphy def. Mount Airy, 3-0

East Surry def. South Stokes, 3-0

Starmount def. West Montgomery, 3-0

Lincoln Charter def. Alleghany, 3-2

Polk County def. Robbinsville, 3-0



Pine Lake Prep (18-5) at Community School of Davidson (18-1)

Murphy (21-0) at Gray Stone Day (23-0)

East Surry 3, Starmount 0

Polk County 3, Lincoln Charter 0

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Pine Lake/Community School vs. Gray Stone Day/Murphy

East Surry at Polk County


Franklin Academy 3, Pender 1

Falls Lake Academy (17-7) at Martin Riverside (22-1)

Louisburg 3, Camden County 0

Roxboro Community 3, Bear Grass 0

Saturday’s quarterfinals

Falls Lake/Riverside at Franklin Academy (16-9)

Louisburg (26-1) at Roxboro Community (26-2)

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Class 1A

Tuesday’s semifinals

Statesville Christian 1, Wilson Greenfield School 0

Wednesday’s semifinals

Hickory Christian 2, Wayne Country Day 1

Saturday’s state finals

(at Wayne Country Day)

Statesville Christian (15-4) vs. Hickory Christian (18-0-1), 1 p.m.

Class 2A

Tuesday’s semifinals

Fayetteville Academy 4, Westchester Country Day 0

Wilmington Coastal Christian 3, Asheville Christian 0

Saturday’s state final

(at High Point Westchester Country Day)

Fayetteville Academy (17-1-1) vs. Wilmington Coastal Christian (16-7-1), noon

Class 3A

Tuesday’s semifinals

Cannon School def. Raleigh Ravenscroft on PK

High Point Wesleyan 4, Charlotte Country Day 1

Saturday’s state finals

(at Matthews Covenant Day School)

Cannon School (9-7-4) vs. High Point Wesleyan (21-0-3), 1


Class 1A

Tuesday’s semifinals

Statesville Christian def. Greenville Oakwood School, 3-0

Wednesday’s semifinals

Kerr-Vance 3, Hickory Chrisitan 0

Saturday’s state championship

(at High Point Wesleyan)

Statesville Christian (24-1) vs. Kerr Vance Academy (29-1), 10 a.m.

Class 2A

Tuesday’s semifinals

Arendell Parrott Academy def. Cary Christian, 3-0

Wednesday’s semifinals

Asheville Christian 3, Caldwell Academy 1

Saturday’s state championship

(at High Point Wesleyan)

Arendell Parrott Academy (25-0) vs. Asheville Christian (26-0), 12:30

Class 3A

Tuesday’s quarterfinals

North Raleigh Christian def. Wake Christian, 3-0

Charlotte Country Day def. Covenant Day, 3-0

Cary Academy def. Cannon School, 3-2

High Point Christian def. Southlake Christian, 3-1

Friday’s semifinals

(at High Point Wesleyan)

North Raleigh Christian (26-1) vs. Charlotte Country Day (24-4), 5

Cary Academy (15-11) vs. High Point Christian (19-9), 7


(at High Point Wesleyan)

North Raleigh Christian-Charlotte Country Day winner vs. Cary Academy-High Point Christian winner, 3



Charlotte Latin 3, Cary Academy 1

Providence Day 1, Charlotte Country Day 0


Providence Day (13-8) at Charlotte Latin (20-0), 11 a.m.