↑Mallard Creek boys’ and girls’ track teams: Won N.C. 4A Western Regional championships Saturday. The boys totaled 83.5 points, well ahead of Providence (68) and Lake Norman (52). The girls had 116 points to top Skyland Roberson (77) and Providence (56). Other area winners: Monroe girls, Forest Hills boys (2A Midwest); Ashbrook girls (3A West)
↑Molly McGarry, Providence girls’ soccer: scored winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Southwest Guilford in the second round of the playoffs. Mia Thillet had the corner kick assist. Kayce Ransome had the other goal for the Panthers (21-1-1).
↑Kate Powell, Charlotte Catholic girls’ lacrosse: scored her 100th career goal during Friday’s 16-13 victory over Myers Park. Natalie Italiano and Kaitlin Coleman led the Cougars with five goals each.
↑Grayson Hickert, Lake Norman Charter baseball: Winning RBI single in Friday’s 2-1 win against R-S Central.
↑Providence Day track: boys, girls won CISAA championships Saturday. Isaac Johnson won the boys’ 200 run, both hurdle events and the high jump for the Chargers. Teammate Anna Cockrell won the girls’ 100, 200 and both hurdle events.
Providence baseball rallies to beat rival Ardrey Kell
Providence was down to its final six outs to keep its bid alive to become the first Mecklenburg County 4A team to repeat as state champion.
Ardrey Kell led 8-6 on the road in the bottom of the sixth before Logan Davidson smacked a three-run homer in a 9-8 win. It was Davidson’s second home run of the game. He hit a two-run shot to give his team a 2-0 lead in the first.
The Panthers (26-2), ranked No. 8 in USA Today’s national poll, will host Mooresville in Tuesday’s third-round game.
Ardrey Kell was ahead 8-3 before Providence started its rally, which included scoring twice on a throwing error in the fourth.
Saturday’s High School Heroes
JT Agosto, Tanner White, Northside Christian baseball: 2-for-3 with an RBI for Agosto and 3-for-3 with three RBIs for White in a 6-4 victory over Rocky Mount Academy in the N.C. Independent Schools playoffs. Alec Huffstickler got the win.
Khafre Brown, West Meck boys’ track: freshman won N.C. 4A Western regional 200-meter dash in 21.77 seconds. He also won the long jump.
Kayla Dawson, Olympic girls’ track: won shot put and discus at N.C. 4A Western regional.
Sadie Evans, Covenant Day softball: single, triple in a 4-2 loss to North Raleigh Christian in the NCISAA playoffs.
Morgan Garrett, Central Academy girls’ soccer: six saves in a 3-0 win against Newton-Conover. Grace Fehlman had two goals for Central Academy.
Daniel McArthur, Mooresville boys’ track: won shot put and discus at N.C. 4A Western regional championships.
Chad Strirling, Charlotte Catholic boys’ track: won 1,600 and 3,200 meters at N.C. 4A Western regional.
Cambrea Sturgis, A.L. Brown girls’ track: won the 100 and 200 at N.C. 4A Western regional.
NCHSAA Tennis Championships: Marvin Ridge rolls in 3A
Marvin Ridge won singles and doubles titles at the N.C. Individual tennis championships.
George Lovitt took home the singles title. John Hatala and Avanish Madhavaram won the doubles.
Lovitt won four tournament matches without dropping a set. In the final, he whipped Fayetteville Sanford’s Henry Lieberman 6-3, 6-0. Lovitt lost four games during the state tournament.
Hatala and Madhavaram won their semifinal match 6-2, 6-0 and then beat Union County rivals William Hatt and Nicholas Ulehla of Weddington 6-4, 6-3 in the final.