↑Khayla Dawson, Olympic girls’ track: Four-year track letter winner repeated as N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state champ in the shot put Saturday. She is a two-time indoor state champ in the shot put. The Indiana signee is a two-time New Balance All-American is a founder of her own community service project (K Cares).
↑Vance QB Kingsley Ifedi: Cougars football star, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior, committed to East Carolina this week.
↑South Iredell’s Julia Scoles, Mooresville’s Mitch Jacobs: Scoles, a volleyball star, and Jacobs, a wrestler, were named Iredell County female and male athletes of the year Monday at the Iredell County Hall of Fame banquet.
↑Seth Morgan, Caleb McCrary, Northside Christian baseball: Both players were 3-for-5 in Northside’s deciding 7-6 Game 3 win over Westchester Country Day Monday. The teams played three games to decide the N.C. Independent Schools 2A state title, which Northside won for the first time in 24 years. Northside finished 21-6.
↑Providence pitcher Tim Townsend: Threw complete game in 7-2 win over North Davidson in N.C. 4A semifinal. He allowed five hits and struck out eight as the Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-3 series. Providence’s Cole Revels was 3-for-4 and scored twice.
Baseball: Defending 3A champ Marvin Ridge falls
Ledford trailed reigning state champ Marvin Ridge 4-2 in the top of the sixth inning in Tuesday’s N.C. 3A West regional championship before it made a big rally in Union County.
Ledford got a two-run double from Jamie Church to tie the game and a 3-run double from Jonathan Turner in the 6th for the game-winning margin. Ledford (25-5) can win the series Thursday at home in Game 2. Marvin Ridge (26-5) must win on the road to force a deciding Game 3 Saturday. That game would be played at Marvin Ridge.
Girls’ Soccer: Nnationally ranked Weddington advances to state final
Weddington scored on a free kick with 17 minutes left in the first half and the Warrior made the 1-0 lead stand up, winning by the same score. Weddington’s Gabby Cormier, a junior, scored the game-winning goal for the Warriors, ranked No. 6 in the Fab 50 national poll. Weddington (23-0-1) returns to the state championship for the second time in three years. The Warriors lost 2-1 to Chapel Hill in 2014. Cox Mill ended its season at 21-5. Weddington will face Jacksonville in Saturday’s state final.
▪ Community School of Davidson beat Union Academy 4-1 in the 1A Western Regional championship to return to Saturday’s state final. Community School (22-0-2), the 2014 state champ, will face Franklin Academy (22-1). Julia Grainda, Anna Lavella, Kendall Miller and Lissi Gordon scored for CSD. Caleigh MacKinnon scored for Union Academy.