High School Sports

HS Roundup: Hopewell (MECKA), Butler (Southwestern 4A) win conference baseball titles Friday

Butler players celebrate as Butler #8 Kobe Phillips (fourth from left) reaches home after hitting a three run homer during Friday's Butler at Myers Park matchup in a battle of teams tied for first place in the Southwestern 4A baseball standings.
Butler players celebrate as Butler #8 Kobe Phillips (fourth from left) reaches home after hitting a three run homer during Friday's Butler at Myers Park matchup in a battle of teams tied for first place in the Southwestern 4A baseball standings. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

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Mount Pleasant baseball: Tigers beat Parkwood 3-0 to win the Rocky River tournament Friday.

Covenant Day tennis: Won CISAA tennis title with a 5-4 win over Charlotte Country Day Friday.

Lake Norman baseball: North Piedmont 3A/4A champions after 6-1 win over North Lincoln.

Cox Mill softball: Won South Piedmont 3A title Friday.

High School Heroes

Claudia Dickey, Ruthie Jones, Charlotte Latin girls soccer: split the shutout in a 5-0 win over Rabun Gap.

Davrion Grier, Myers Park boys basketball: All-Observer star committed to Bridgewater College Friday.

Jackson Harris, Charlotte Catholic boys lacrosse: five goals, three assists in an 18-4 win over Pfafftown Reagan in the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs Friday. Catholic is the top-ranked team in North Carolina by 3drising.com

Melissa King-Pierce, Marvin Ridge swimming: won N.C. High School Athletic Association girls swimming coach of the year. In four years, her boys and girls teams have each won four straight conference titles, plus combined for seven regional titles and three state championships.

Haylee Kobziak, Cuthbertson softball: named Southern Carolina player of the year Friday.

Kyran McClure, Central Cabarrus boys basketball: named to East-West all-star team.

Damari Parris, Evelyn Mack Academy boys basketball: Fomer Olympic High star committed to Western Kentucky Friday.

Scott Peterson, Providence Day baseball: 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 8-2 win over Charlotte Country Day Friday.

Greyson Smith, Metrolina Christian baseball: 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a 10-2 win over SouthLake Christian in the MAC tournament championship Friday. Metrolina is 20-5.

Cameron Starr, Marvin Ridge girls cross-country: named NCHSAA coach of the year. Starr has led his teams to 32 conference championships in cross-country and track since 2007.

Cassidy Wise, West Lincoln softball: Struck out 14 in 8-2 win over Bunker Hill.

Girls Soccer

Porter Ridge 3, Myers Park 2: The Pirates (20-2, 12-1) ended Myers Park’s four-game win streak and won the outright Southwestern 4A championship Friday night after two overtimes. Porter Ridge goalie Hannah Whitehurst saved the last two penalty kicks to perserve the win and title. Myers Park is 15-4-2, 11-2. Porter Ridge will enter the playoffs on a 12-game win streak.

Girls Softball

Charlotte Catholic 2, Olympic 0: The Cougars (24-1) won the SoMeck 8 championship behind pitcher Carrie Ebelre (21-1), who tossed a 3-hitter. Hannah Samuelson, Paige Rivas and Sarah Anderson had two hits each for Catholic, which scored twice in the first inning. Olympic (19-7) got two hits from Jayla LeFlore.

Porter Ridge 4, Butler 1: Porter Ridge, which went 12-0 in regular-season play in the Southwestern 4A, beat Butler in the conference tournament championship at Butler Friday. Porter Ridge (19-4) has won five straight games. Butler (15-9) had its two-game win streak snapped.

AL Brown 7, Hough 5: AL Brown won its 16th straight game with a close win over Hough (15-8) in the MECKA championship game.

Baseball

Butler 12, Independence 10: Independence led 10-6 in the top of the seventh and final inning, but Butler staged a huge rally to send the game to extra innings, tied at 10. Butler (18-6) won in extra innings to win the Southwestern 4A championship. Independence, the regular-season champion, will maintain the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Butler ended the Patriots four-game win streak.

Hopewell 3, Hough 2: Hopewell ended Hough’s 11-game win streak in the championship game of the MECKA conference. Leon Davidson threw a complete game and got the win for the Titans (15-10).

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