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Wednesday’s High School Roundup: Independence soccer beats rival Butler in playoffs

Independence’s soccer team beat rival Butler 2-0 in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs Wednesday
Independence’s soccer team beat rival Butler 2-0 in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs Wednesday


Myers Park, Charlotte Catholic, Salisbury girls tennis: All three teams advanced to Saturday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association dual team championship with semifinal wins Wednesday. Salisbury’s 6-0 win ended a three-year run of three state titles and a 65-1 overall record for Lake Norman Charter’s girls.

Taylor Weber, Covenant Day volleyball: junior was named CISAA player of the year. An outside hitter, Weber had 585 kills, 45 aces and 113 digs this season. She led her team to the conference championship. She is also an all-state selection. Click here for the 2017 CISAA All-Conference team.

Anna Daniels, Covenant Day girls tennis: Named CISAA player of the year. Daniels, a junior, lost one singles match and two doubles matches all season. She was 12-1 in singles; 13-2 in doubles. She has been all-conference and all-state for three seasons. Click here for the 2017 CISAA All-Conference team.

Independence soccer star Cvan Than became his school’s all-time leading scorer earlier this season Special to the Observer

Cvan Than, Independence soccer: Has 31 goals this season and broke the 15-year-old school single-season record of 22 set by Julian Peralta in 2002.

Wednesday’s Top Performers

Chase Gilley, East Lincoln soccer: Gilley had one goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Lexington in the first round of the 2A playoffs. Gilley finished with a school-record 28 goals for East (14-9).

Harrison Green, Patrick Papa, Marvin Ridge soccer: In a 5-0 win over Central Cabarrus in the 3A playoffs, Green had a pair of goals and an assist; Papa had a pair of assists and a goal.

Gaston Moise, Jim Cail, Union Academy soccer: Combined for five goals in a 7-0 win over East Surry. McCail had an assist; Moise had a hat trick.

Wednesday’s Roundup

Independence soccer 2, Butler 0: Independence got goals from David Martinez and Cvan Than. Jake Tyree had an assist for the Patriots, who play in Saturday’s second round at Hough.

Myers Park field hockey 2, Marvin Ridge 0: The Mustangs moved to the NCFHA semifinals Nov. 8 at Forsyth Country Day and will play either Northwets Guilford or Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. Against Marvin Ridge, Myers Park got a goal and an assist from Megan Frost and a goal from Riley Amory.

Cox Mill soccer 2, North Iredell 1: Wesley Souders and Josh Kendricks scored for Cox Mill in the win.

Watauga soccer 2, AL Brown 1: first-year Watauga coach Josh Honeycutt got his first career playoff win in overtime. Simon Aycock scored Watauga’s first goal, off a Gabe Highfield assist. Sam Crabbe scored the game-winner off another Highfield assist.

Region IV 4A Volleyball Team

Player of the Year - Sophie Fischer, Nation Ford

Taylor Ball, Rock Hill

Taylor Drayton, Northwestern

Brooke Farley, Fort Mill

Linzie Gregory, Clover

Emily Lammers, Nation Ford

Lily Lessmeister, Rock Hill

Maylen Mitrovich, Rock Hill

Ava Philbeck, Nation Ford

Carli Pigza, Nation Ford

Victoria Scurlock, Fort Mill

Neely Shugart, Rock Hill

Grayson Smith, Fort Mill

Victoria Wilform, Northwestern

Coach of the Year - Cindy Elder, Rock Hill

5A All-State Selections - Sophie Fischer and Brooke Farley

South Fork 2A All-Conference Boys Cross-Country

  • Brian Risse (NL)
  • Jackson Cathey (NL)
  • Derek Bole (LNC)
  • Connor Starr (LNC)
  • Jason Risse (NL)
  • Jason Thomson (NL)
  • Miles Phillips (EL)
  • Chase Starr (LNC)
  • Johnny Grant (NL)
  • Beck Classey (EL)
  • Alec Nguyen (EL)
  • Daniel Hopkins (L)
  • Matthew Adair (M)
  • Mason Hodges (NL)

Runner of the Year:

Brian Risse (North Lincoln)

Coach of the Year:

Jerry Castro (North Lincoln)

Team Order of Finish:

  • North Lincoln
  • Lake Norman Charter
  • East Lincoln
  • Maiden
  • Newton-Conover
  • West Lincoln
  • Bandys
  • Lincolnton