↑Charlotte Country Day girls lacrosse: Beat Durham Academy 18-2 to win N.C. Independent Schools state title. In three playoff games, Bucs outscored opponents 58-6.
↑Statesville Christian girls soccer: beat Hickory Christian 2-0 to win N.C. Independent Schools 1A state title. Statesville Chrsitian shutout three of four postseason opponents en route to its title.
↔Chanin Scott, Myers Park girls basketball: All-conference and All-Observer star decommitted from Kentucky and committed to Georgia Tech.
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↑Marvin Ridge baseball: reigning 3A state champs beat Union County rival 4-0 behind a strong pitching performance from Jason Cornatzer to advance to next week’s N.C. 3A regional championship series. Mavericks are two wins away from returning to the championship round.
↑Weddington girls soccer: beat Hickory Ridge 2-0 in the N.C. 3A quarterfinal to win its 19th straight game.
Providence girls soccer rolls into regional final
Providence’s nationally ranked girls soccer team beat Lake Norman 2-0 Friday to move to Tuesday’s regional final at home. The Panthers will play Charlotte Catholic or West Forsyth, trying to reach their first second straight state final and the fifth in school history.
Providence beat Raleigh Broughton 2-1 in 1997. The Panthers lost to Broughton in the state finals in 2001 and ‘06. In 2015, Providence lost 2-0 to Panther Creek. Saturday, the Panthers got goals from Kendall King and Molly McGarry.
Charlotte Latin wins seventh NCISAA girls soccer title in nine years
Charlotte Latin School won the N.C. Independent Schools girls state championship for the seventh time in years Saturday, topping previously unbeaten Cary Academy 2-1.
Sophomore UNC commit Mary Elliott McCabe scored twice.
“It feels really good,” Charlotte Latin coach Lee Horton said. “Cary was very talented. They had a girl on the right flank going to Duke (junior Remi Swartz) and a girl on the left going to Chapel Hill (senior Abigail Staker) and they were real studs. We had to double-team them all day long. Both Providence Day (whom Latin beat 2-1 in overtime Friday) and Cary were so talented. We’re talented as well, but not as deep, but we’re so special in goal and that goalkeeper makes the difference.”
Latin goalie Claudia Dickey is a sophomore committed to North Carolina, and she also plays point guard for Latin’s basketball team. She finished with 18 saves, with several key ones coming after McCabe’s second goal early in the second half gave Latin at 2-1 lead.
“I’ve been doing this for 31 years and she’s the best I’ve ever seen,” Horton said. “She’s an unbelievable athlete. She reads the ball in the air so well and she’s such a good athlete with how she moves that if you put in the air she’ll get it. And she’s pretty good on the ground, too.”
NCHSAA 4A lacrosse: Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons sweeps Lake Norman
Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons boys and girls lacrosse teams beat Lake Norman’s to win 4A championships Saturday.
The Crusaders boys led 7-0 in the first quarter and eventually won 14-8. It was Cardinal Gibbons third straight state title and its first in 4A. Mark Schachte from Gibbons scored four goals on five shots. Kevin Barry and Jack Shelton had three goals each. Jakob Sawicki had three goals for Lake Norman and Jake Hogan added two.
▪ In the girls game, Erica Skowron scored two of the game’s first three goals leading Gibbons to a 18-14 win. It was Gibbons’ first state title.
Skowron ended the game with eight goals and two assists. She was named Championship MVP. Teammate Jordan Lappin had four goals and two assists. For Lake Norman, Kieran Rinaldi led the Wildcats with five goals, Carly Vaccaro scored four times adding an assist, Chironna and Vanessa Grauds had two goals each. The replay of the broadcast of the games will be available through Time Warner Cable's Local On-Demand service (Channel 1020) within the next few days.
NCHSAA Tennis: Marvin Ridge repeats as 3A dual-team champ
Marvin Ridge won five of the six singles matches to win the school’s second straight championship. No. 1 singles player George Lovitt finished his season unbeaten. All five Marvin Ridge wins were in straight sets. Avanish Madhavaram, John Hatala, Michael Kronovet and Zach Schwartz also earned singles wins.
▪ In 1A, Raleigh Charter defeated Pine Lake Prep of Mooresville 5-2. Pine Lake Prep got wins at No. 1 singles from Max Vicario and No. 1 doubles, from Vicario and Alex Wrench. Raleigh Charter won for the second straight year over Pine Lake Prep.