High School Sports

Wednesday’s Roundup: Mallard Creek stops rival Hough in volleyball

Mallard Creek’s high school volleyball team got a win Tuesday
Mallard Creek’s high school volleyball team got a win Tuesday Special to the Observer

Mallard Creek rallied on its own court Wednesday evening and beat Hough in a showdown of I-Meck 4A volleyball powers.

The Mavericks won 3-2 and finished the first half of their conference schedule with a 7-0 record. The loss was Hough’s first in six conference matches. The Huskies complete their first-half schedule Thursday against Hopewell.

Hough jumped in front, winning the opening set 25-23. Mallard Creek tied it 25-8, but the Huskies took the lead again with a 25-23 victory.

Mallard Creek won the fourth set 25-20, then took a closely-contested final set 15-12.

Featured performers

Megan Frost (Myers Park field hockey): Frost scored three goals and had three assists in the Mustangs’ 7-1 victory over Charlotte Catholic.

Camryn Harris (Belmont South Point volleyball): Harris had 10 kills, nine aces and 22 assists in her team’s 3-2 Southwestern 2A Conference victory over visiting Shelby.

Ethan McRorie (Cramerton Stuart Cramer soccer): A senior, McRorie got the hat trick, scoring three times in the Storm’s 6-1 romp at North Gaston.

Alex Seeling (Christ the King soccer): Seeling’s two goals led Christ the King to a 4-2 victory over Northwest Cabarrus.

Kennedy Smith (Southlake Christian volleyball): Smith, a senior, had 23 kills and 14 digs in her team’s 3-0 sweep of Indian Trail Metrolina Christian.

Boys’ soccer


Vance maintained the conference lead, with a 2-0 record, with Hough (3-1) and Mooresville (2-1) right behind.

Hough 2, North Mecklenburg 1: Trystan Orbe scored both Huskie goals.

Mooresville 2, Lake Norman 0

Vance 9, West Charlotte 0: Moises Carranza (two goals, two assists) and Emmanuel Muin II (two goals, one assist) led the league-leading Cougars.


East Mecklenburg 3, Rocky River 0: The Eagles got second-half goals from Richard Fun, Jesse Estrada and Luis Alanis after a scoreless first half. Fun also had an assist.

Myers Park 2, Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 1 (OT): The Ragin’ Bulls scored midway in the first half and held that 1-0 lead late into the game. But their upset bid was spoiled when Myers Park’s Sam Bass tied the contest on a free kick in the 74th minute, and Mason Wood got the game-winner with one minute left in overtime.


South Caldwell’s surprising loss left the Spartans with a 3-1 conference record. Boone Watauga, Hickory and West Caldwell are at 2-1.

Alexander Central 5, McDowell 0: The Cougars evened their conference mark at 2-2, dropping the Titans to 0-4.

Boone Watauga 5, Hickory St. Stephens 0: The Pioneers led 4-0 at halftime.

Morganton Freedom 2, South Caldwell 1: Freedom rallied from a 1-0 deficit and upset the visitors. Freedom is 1-2 in conference play.

West Caldwell 2, Hickory 1: Jorge Euceda and Frank Gonzales scored as West Caldwell handed Hickory its first conference loss.


Gastonia Ashbrook topped Kings Mountain in a first-place showdown and took sole possession of first place at 4-0. Gastonia Huss, Gastonia Forestview and Kings Mountain are 3-1.

Cramerton Stuart Cramer 6, North Gaston 1: Ethan McRorie scored three goals, and Matthews Davis added two goals and an assist for the Storm. Uli Trejo got North Gaston’s goal.

Gastonia Ashbrook 4, Kings Mountain 2: Jayden Dixon scored twice, and Rene Morales and David Hines added single tallies for the Green Wave. Josh Visoso (one goal, one assist) and Cristian Quevedo-Johns (one goal) led the Mountaineers.

Gastonia Forestview 5, Lawndale Burns 2: The visiting Jaguars are 7-1-1 overall.

Gastonia Huss 5, Boiling Springs Crest 0: Luis Echevarria scored twice, and Huss goalkeeper Anthony Perez made eight saves.


Central Davidson 4, South Rowan 0

Ledford 7, East Davidson 2

Lexington 2, West Davidson 1

Salisbury 2, North Davidson 1 (OT): Jack Fisher scored with 30 seconds left in overtime for the Hornets.

Thomasville 2, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 0


Lenoir Hibriten 8, Claremont Bunker Hill 0: Kevin Pineda and Nijat Tahirli each had three goals and two assists for the Panthers, now 4-0 in the conference.

Morganton Patton 3, Newton Fred T. Foard 2: Patton overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit and improved to 2-1 in the conference.

West Iredell 9, Valdese Draughn 0: The visitors remained a game behind Hibriten at 3-1 in the league. They led 8-0 at halftime.


East Lincoln 3, Catawba Bandys 0: Chase Gilley, Logan Gilley and Miller Towson scored for the Mustangs. Goalkeeper Matthew Kosmala made seven saves in getting the clean sheet.

Lincolnton 6, West Lincoln 0

Newton-Conover 4, Lake Norman Charter 0

North Lincoln 5, Maiden 2: This was a 2-2 match at halftime.


The day’s action left Community School of Davidson atop the conference at 4-0. Monroe Union Academy is 3-0, and Mooresville Pine Lake Prep improved to 3-1.

Monroe Union Academy 3, Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 1: Eric Parrish, Hayden Brown and Gaston Moise each scored a goal for the Cardinals. Angel Franco scored for Mountain Island Charter, which led 1-0 at intermission.

Mooresville Carolina International 5, Mooresville Langtree Charter 3: Omar Jamil (two goals) and Mark Sanders (one goal, one assist) paced the visiting Comets.

Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 9, Mooresville Bradford Prep 0: Robbie Janiczek’s three goals led the Pride. Teammate Colton Cox had two goals and an assist.


Gastonia Highland Tech 9, Cherryville 0: The visiting Rams scored seven times in the second half.

Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Academy 6, Gastonia Piedmont Community 1: Trevlyn Riggs scored three goals and added three assists for the Gryphons. Jonathan Escalara had two goals and an assist.


North Stanly 3, West Montgomery 0


Brevard 2, East Rutherford 1: The Cavaliers (5-6-1) gave powerhouse Brevard (9-1) a tough battle.

Carmel Christian 3, Winston-Salem Calvary Day 1: The Cougars outscored Calvary Day 2-0 in the second half.

Christ the King 4, Northwest Cabarrus 2: Alex Seeling scored twice, Jack Saltrick had a goal, and the victorious Crusaders got an own-goal from the Trojans. Zack Roux and Kristian Gomez scored for Northwest Cabarrus.

Concord Cox Mill 2, West Rowan 0: Andrew Crowell and Bennett McLauchlin were Cox Mill’s goal-scorers.

Concord Jay M. Robinson 3, China Grove Carson 1: Alejandro Arriaga, Luis Hernandez and Jose Arellano each scored for the Bulldogs.

East Rowan 5, Albemarle 4: Alex Kalogeromitros’ four goals led the Mustangs to victory.

Kannapolis Brown 3, Statesville 1: Moises Garcia, Brandon Sanchez and Asuncion Gonzalez scored goals for the Wonders.

Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 6, Mount Pleasant 1: The Knights broke it open by outscoring the Tigers 4-0 in the second half.

R-S Central 5, East Henderson 3: Caleb Taub scored two goals and added an assist for the Hilltoppers.

South Iredell 1, Concord 1

Girls’ field hockey

Myers Park 7, Charlotte Catholic 1: Megan Frost had a big game, with three goals and three assists. Mustang teammate Sarah Perkinson scored twice, and Flynn Cuthbertson and Carolina Wick had the other Myers Park goals.

Girls’ golf

South Fork 2A: Maiden won a five-team match at Cowans Ford Golf Club in Stanley. The Blue Devils had a team score of 133. Lake Norman Charter shot a 137, with Georgia Chapman firing a 41. Trailing were West Lincoln (155), East Lincoln (167) and North Lincoln (180).

Girls’ tennis

Alexander Central 8, McDowell 1: The Cougars won everything but No. 1 singles in this Northwest 3A-4A match. Alexander Central winners were Emma Maltba, Carlee Caskaddon, Hannah Maltba, Caeley Arney, and Rachel Bishop in singles; and the doubles teams of Emma and Hannah Maltba, Kristin Ratliff and Arney, and Caskaddon and Faith Zirkle. McDowell’s Paige Shaw beat Ratliff 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.

Newton Fred T. Foard 7, Morganton Patton 2: Alexis Wolgemuth downed Beth LeCroy 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles, leading the Tigers to a Foothills 2A Conference victory. Other Foard winners were Claire Boger, Emily Campbell and Hannah Cummings in singles, and the doubles teams of Wolgemuth and Campbell, Boger and Mackenzie Beatty, and Cummings and Maddie Gee.

Patton’s winners were Lydia Breedlove and Emma Seidel in singles.

Girls’ volleyball

(individual set scores in parentheses)


Southlake Christian 3, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-17): Abby Peck had 27 assists and Kennedy Smith totaled 23 kills and 14 digs for the Eagles.


Alexander Central 3, McDowell 1 (19-25, 25-19, 35-33, 25-20): The Cougars improved to 5-2 in the conference, winning a match that included a marathon fourth set.

Boone Watauga 3, Hickory St. Stephens 0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-21): Grace Hayes’ five aces and 31 assists led the Pioneers.

Hickory 3, West Caldwell 0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-9): The Red Tornadoes, 7-1 in the conference, are 41-6 in sets this season.


Central Davidson 3, Thomasville 0

North Davidson 3, East Davidson 0

West Davidson 3, Salisbury 0


Newton Fred T. Foard 3, Morganton Patton 0: The Tigers finished the first half of their conference schedule 6-0. They are 12-2 overall.


West Stanly 3, East Montgomery 0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-13)


Belmont South Point 3, Shelby 2 (21-25, 25-16, 25-16, 14-25, 15-12): Camryn Harris totaled 10 kills, nine aces and 22 assists for the Red Raiders. Teammate Anna Dunbar had 10 kills.

East Gaston 3, East Rutherford 1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16)


Charlotte Catholic 3, Providence 0 (25-23, 27-25, 25-14): Emma Ellis (14 kills, six blocks, 11 digs) and Lauren Hall (27 assists) paced the Cougars.

East Rowan 3, Northwest Cabarrus 1 (25-21, 25-11, 22-25, 25-19): Olivia Wright had 21 kills and six aces for the Mustangs.

Gastonia Highland Tech 3, East Gaston 0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-15): Karlie Nielson’s five aces and 26 assists led the victorious Rams. Grace Simmons had four blocks for East Gaston.

Mount Pleasant 3, Concord 0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-16): Olivia Smyly had 12 digs for the winners, and Kiki Haynes led Concord with eight kills.

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