↑Monroe Central Academy: Girls’ soccer team entered the playoffs with a 7-11-3 record but beat West Stokes 1-0 to move to Tuesday’s Western Regional championship against either Forbush or East Lincoln. In the playoffs, Central Academy has allowed one goal in four games.
↑Marvin Ridge boys’ lacrosse: Scored first 11 goals in a decisive 16-3 win against Carrboro in the N.C. 1A/2A/3A championship game Friday in Cary. Marvin Ridge made its third straight final appearance and won its first title.
↑Covenant Day boys’ tennis: Beat Durham Academy 5-1 to reach Saturday’s N.C. Independent Schools 3A final. Covenant Day (14-2) will face Cary Academy (22-1) at 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club.
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↑Statesville Christian girls’ soccer: Shut out Grace Christian 2-0 in the NCISAA 1A semifinals. Will face Hickory Christian in Saturday’s 1 p.m. state final at Wayne Country Day.
↑Carmel Christian boys’ tennis: Beat Durham’s Trinity School 5-3 to win the N.C. Independent Schools 2A title. Carmel Christian was the No. 1 seed in the tournament
↑Statesville Christian boys’ tennis: Beat Oakwood School 5-2 to win the NCISAA 1A title.
Friday’s High School Heroes
Anna Calloway, Charlotte Latin girls’ soccer: Freshman scored with four minutes left in the second overtime to lift Latin to a 2-1 win against rival Providence Day in the NCISAA 3A semifinals. Latin (18-2-4) will host Cary Academy (16-0) in Saturday’s 1 p.m. final.
Matthew Conner, Weddington boys’ track: Won the 3,200-meter relay at the N.C. 3A track meet.
Brianne Davis, Shamila Roberts, Summer Meeks, Diamond Williams, Bessemer City girls’ track: Won the 800-meter relay at the N.C. 1A finals.
Grace Fehlman, Central Academy girls’ soccer: Scored the lone goal in 1-0 fourth-round playoff win at West Stokes. Josie Studer had the assist, and Morgan Garrett, who had 10 saves, earned the shutout.
Bailey Frederick, Marvin Ridge boys’ track: Set a state record in the pole vault, clearing 16 feet, 1 inch, which was 1 inch better than the previous record.
Michaela Gammon, Lincoln Charter girls’ track: Freshman won the 3,200 at the N.C. 1A finals.
Joy Jackson, Bria Street, Jasmine Cox, Tracey Manigault, Cox Mill girls’ track: Won 400-meter relay at N.C. 3A final.
Sarah LaTour, Alexia Noch, Morgan Allison, Alycia Higgins, Cuthbertson girls’ track: Won the N.C. 3A title in the 3,200-meter relay.
Kadarius Lotharp, Fabrice Funderburke, Daniel Thomas, Jeremiah Miller, Sun Valley boys’ track: Won the 400- and 800-meter relays at the N.C. 3A final.
Cam Renner, Marvin Ridge boys’ lacrosse: Five goals, four assists in the Mavericks’ state championship win against Carrboro. He was named championship most valuable player.
Cambria Shuford, Statesville girls’ track: Won 400 meters at N.C. 3A meet.
NCHSAA 1A/3A track championships
Jacksonville won the N.C. 3A boys’ title with 45 points, ahead of Southern Guilford (42). Weddington (39) was third, Cox Mill fifth (35), Sun Valley seventh (28) and Marvin Ridge (26) ninth. Eastern Guilford’s girls (58) won. Cuthbertson was ninth and Hickory Ridge 10th.
▪ In 1A, Mount Airy’s boys and Swain County’s girls won. Queens Grant’s girls finished eighth.
Former Marvin Ridge athletics director Tom Jamerson will join Charlotte Latin’s staff July 1 as its sports information coordinator. He replaces Ellen Kazura. Jamerson also will be an assistant basketball coach. Jamerson has 16 years experiences in athletic department administration and is an Ohio University graduate.