Charlotte Latin stamped itself as a team to beat in private school boys’ and girls’ cross-country, sweeping both meets Tuesday at McAlpine Greenway Park in east Charlotte.
The Hawks took four of the top five spots in winning the boys’ race, and they had the No. 3 through 5 finishers in the girls’ event. The competition covered 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).
Latin topped boys’ team scoring with 16 points, followed by Charlotte Christian (54) and Covenant Day (63). Girls’ team scoring saw Latin with 26, followed by Covenant Day (52), Providence Day (64) and Charlotte Christian (96).
Winning the boys’ race was Latin’s Rob Schleusner, in a time of 18:15. The girls’ top finisher was Covenant Day’s Kelsey Troutman, in 21:59.
Rounding out the top five in the boys’ race were Worth Hinshaw (Latin), 18:49; Robert Veros (Providence Day), 18:52; Will Zwetolitz (Latin), 18:59; and William Kresmer (Latin), 19:02.
Rounding out the top five in the girls’ race were Caroline Sicard (Providence Day), 22:56; Anna Snyder (Latin), 23:09; Ellie Bailey (Latin), 23:49; and Marion Donald (Latin), 23:57.
Providence Day (boys) and Covenant Day (girls) won the 3A private schools state championships last year.
Myers Park wins soccer showdown
A penalty kick in the final 90 seconds made the difference Tuesday as Myers Park edged Providence 2-1 in a battle of boys’ soccer unbeatens.
Daniel Watts converted the kick for the winning goal. Samuel Bass scored the earlier goal for the Mustangs, and Spencer Thomas scored for Providence.
The Mustangs are now 5-0 on the season, while the Patriots drop to 3-1-1. Both teams open conference play next week – Myers Park in the Southwestern 4A, Providence in the SoMeck 7 4A.
Sidney Bing (Gaston Day volleyball): Bing had 44 assists, 13 digs and four kills as her team beat Hickory Christian 3-1.
Liberty Harris (Lake Norman Charter volleyball): Harris had nine kills, 24 digs and a block as her team swept East Lincoln 3-0 in a South Fork 2A Conference match.
Alex Palomares (Kannapolis Brown soccer): Palomares got his second shutout of the week in goal, as the Wonders blanked host Mallard Creek 2-0.
Rob Schleusner (Charlotte Latin cross-country): Schleusner won by a margin of 34 seconds over the next-nearest finisher in a meet at McAlpine Greenway Park. He and the Hawks dominated the boys’ competition.
Alex Seeling (Christ the King soccer): Seeling had the hat trick, accounting for all his team’s scoring in a 3-1 victory over Mooresville Pine Lake Prep.
Cori Sprinkle (Harrisburg Hickory Ridge volleyball): Sprinkle’s 10 acres led her team to a 3-0 sweep of Southwestern 4A foe Independence.
Providence Day 1, Concord Cannon 0: The Chargers scored a late goal to win their conference opener.
Charlotte Latin 7, Lincoln Charter 0: Daniel Derraik had two goals and an assist, and Kaelan Amin added two goals for the Hawks. Evan Mitchell contributed a goal and two assists.
Christ the King 3, Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 1: Alex Seeling scored three times for the Crusaders, who improved to 2-4-1 and handed the Pride its first loss in four matches. August Brueggeman scored for Pine Lake Prep.
Community School of Davidson 2, Mooresville 2: The Spartans battled back for a tie with Mooresville and are 4-1-2 on the season.
Covenant Day 6, Cabarrus Stallions 0: The host Lions scored five second-half goals, breaking open a close match.
Davidson Day 2, Northside Christian 1 (OT): The visiting Patriots won with a first-overtime goal. Joseph Serra scored for Northside Christian.
High Point Wesleyan 4, Charlotte Christian 1: All the scoring came after halftime. The visiting Trojans improved to 6-0, while Charlotte Christian fell to 2-2-1.
Independence 7, Olympic 0: The Patriots (3-1-1) scored four times in the first half.
Kannapolis Brown 2, Mallard Creek 0: Wynston Johnson and Brandon Sanchez scored for the Wonders, who got a shutout in goal from Alex Palomares.
North Mecklenburg 1, Rocky River 1
South Mecklenburg 5, Waxhaw Cuthbertson 0: Tanner Rothenberger scored twice, and Malik Dialo added a goal and an assist for the Sabres.
West Charlotte 4, Harding 3: Freshman Christian Cook, who scored five goals in the Lions’ opening match last week, added three goals in the victory. Selton Lowry added a goal. Harding led 2-0 at the half.
SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A
Central Cabarrus 3, Northwest Cabarrus 1: The Vikings led 2-0 at the half and held on, winning their conference opener. They are 2-0-2 overall. Northwest Cabarrus fell to 2-1, 0-1.
Concord First Assembly 7, Hickory Grove Christian 1: The visiting Eagles built a 4-1 halftime lead and won their conference opener.
Gaston Christian 9, Southlake Christian 0: Frank Lopez and Davis McBee each scored two goals for the victors. Lopez added an assist.
Concord Covenant Classical 4, Mooresville Langtree Charter 2: Sage Rudolph scored twice, and Weston Cregger and Corey Loudermilk added single goals for the victors. Dylan Madison had both of Langtree Charter’s goals.
Concord Cox Mill 5, Monroe Central Academy 0: Connor Moll (one goal, two assists) and Zack Clements (one goal, one assist) paced Cox Mill.
Davie County 3, Alexander Central 2: The visiting Cougars suffered their first loss (2-1-1).
Gaston Day 3, Hickory Christian 0: The visiting Spartans ran their record to 5-0, as goalkeeper Corey Chambers recorded his third shutout of the season. Max Wright scored two goals, and Alonzo Edmond added a goal and an assist.
Gastonia Forestview 8, Lincolnton 2: The host Jaguars improved to 3-1.
Hickory St. Stephens 2, Catawba Bandys 0
Hickory University Christian 2, Nebo Crossing Academy 1: The visiting Barracudas overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit for the win.
Lake Norman 1, East Forsyth 1
Mooresville Woodlawn 3, Weddington Arborbrook Christian 2: Drake Bowen scored twice and Tanner Atkins added a single goal for Woodlawn.
Morganton Patton 6, Morganton Freedom 0: Patton scored four second-half goals and blanked its Morganton rival.
North Iredell 2, Wilkes Central 2
Randleman 1, East Montgomery 0
Defending state 1A champion Keegan Lisecki of United Faith Christian Academy ran to victory Monday in a meet at Statesville Christian. She finished with a time of 23:28 over a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course. Teammate Bethany Nelson (28:20) was second.
Girls’ field hockey
Charlotte Latin 6, Winston-Salem Reynolds 0: Caroline Juckett scored four goals and Myah Pease added two, as the Hawks improved to 4-2 on the season.
McDowell won a Northwest 3A-4A conference meet at Boone Golf Club. The Titans finished with a team score of 135, beating Morganton Freedom (147), Hickory (154), Alexander Central (172), Boone Watauga (174) and South Caldwell (181).
Tyler Price led McDowell with a 39. Medalist honors went to Hickory’s Anna McDonald, with a 36. Albany Bock fired a 42 and Christina Fischer a 45 for Freedom.
Fort Mill 6, Lancaster 0: Amelia Hill downed Katie McBride 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 singles, and the Yellowjackets swept from there. Other winners were Jamie Petrella, Meredith Bhend, Julia Biggers, Ruhi Patel and the team of Madison McCarty and Sophie Bennett.
Gaston Day 8, Hickory Christian 1: Alexis Ibsen, Bennett Jewell, Emily Grimm, Isabel Wallwork and Madeleine Singh won in singles for Gaston Day. Doubles winners were the teams of Ibsen-Charlotte Moore, Jewell-Grimm, and Wallwork-Singh. Hickory Christian’s Sarah Puryear won in No. 2 singles.
Hickory 9, Statesville 0: Dawson Clifford, Amy Herfurth, Nicole Kozischek, Anna Thorne, Mason Paradine, and Kristin Reynolds won in singles for the Red Tornadoes. Doubles winners were the teams of Clifford and Thorne, Herfurth and Paradine, and Kozischek and Lazo.
Marvin Ridge 9, Waxhaw Cuthbertson 0: Ella and Sophie Imhof won in singles and teamed for a No. 1 doubles victory for the Mavericks. Other winners were Avery Sager, Ainsley Zubrinsky, Shivani Kotikalapudi and Lauren Wilson in singles; and the teams of Sager-Zubrinsky and Kotikalapudi and Wilson in doubles. Marvin Ridge is 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Carolina 3A Conference.
Newton Fred T. Foard 7, Alexander Central 2: The Tigers got victories in singles from Alexis Wolgemuth, Claire Boger, Maddie Gee and Adia Livert, then swept the doubles matches with the teams of Wolgemuth-Emily Campbell, Boger-Kenzie Beatty, and Gee-Abigail Matthews.
Emma and Hannah Maltba won in singles for Alexander Central. The closest match was at No. 6 singles, where Livert edged Caroline Wills 2-6, 6-4, 10-6.
North Mecklenburg 3, Mooresville 1: The Vikings won the opener of this close match 26-24 and took the second set 25-22, but Mooresville rallied 25-22 in the third. North Meck finished with a 26-24 triumph.
SOMECK 7 4A
Ardrey Kell 3, Providence 2: The Knights took the fifth set 15-9. For Providence, Annie Leonard had 11 kills and Sarah Knofelz totaled 10 blocks.
Berry Academy 3, Olympic 1: Olympic took the first set 25-23, but the Cardinals rallied 25-17, 25-11 and 25-18.
West Mecklenburg 3, Harding 1: West Mecklenburg won 25-15, 25-7 and 25-6, dropping the second set 25-21.
Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 3, Independence 0: The Ragin’ Bulls rolled 25-8, 25-10 and 25-8. Cori Sprinkle had 10 aces and Maggie Mullen six digs for the victors.
Indian Trail Porter Ridge 3, East Mecklenburg 1: The Pirates won their conference opener behind Victoria Whitford (seven kills), Reilly Donoghue (six kills) and Tyler Anderson (11 digs).
Myers Park 3, Garinger 0: Freshman Molly Canipe had 13 acres as the Mustangs rolled 25-11, 25-5 and 25-10.
Fayetteville Britt 3, Lumberton 1
Fayetteville Seventy-First 3, Raeford Hoke County 0
Scotland County 3, Pembroke Purnell Swett 2
Southern Pines Pinecrest 3, Richmond Senior 2
Hickory Grove Christian 3, Concord First Assembly 0: Bethany McVey had seven aces and Sydney Way had six kills in leading the Lions.
Southlake Christian 3, Gaston Christian 0: Kennedy Smith led the victors with 17 kills.
BIG SOUTH 3A
Kings Mountain 3, Cramerton Stuart Cramer 0: The Mountaineers opened their conference season by winning 25-17, 25-13 and 25-15.
SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A
Charlotte Catholic 3, Unionville Piedmont 0: Emma Ellis had 10 kills and Kendall Nye had 15 digs as the Cougars won 25-14, 25-18 and 25-11.
Marvin Ridge 3, Monroe 0: The Mavericks trounced Monroe 25-3, 25-6 and 25-6.
Waxhaw Cuthbertson 3, Indian Trail Sun Valley 2: The Cavaliers won the fifth set 15-9, taking this battle of unbeatens. Cuthbertson is 5-0, 1-0, while Sun Valley dropped to 5-1, 0-1.
Weddington 3, Monroe Parkwood 0: The Warriors (2-1, 1-0) handed Parkwood its first loss (4-1, 0-1).
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A
Central Davidson 3, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 0
Ledford 3, Thomasville 0
Salisbury 3, Lexington 2
South Rowan 3, North Davidson 0: The visiting Raiders won 25-17, 25-15 and 25-22.
West Davidson 3, East Davidson 0
SOUTH FORK 2A
Lake Norman Charter 3, East Lincoln 0: The visiting Knights (4-1, 1-0) won 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19. Liberty Harris led the way, with nine kills, 24 digs and a block. Taylor Adelman added five kills and 19 digs.
Lincolnton 3, Newton-Conover 1: Ariana Bryant (14 kills) and Sharon Segura (14 digs) led the Wolves.
Maiden 3, Catawba Bandys 1: Katie Townsend had 19 digs in a losing cause.
PAC 7 1A
Monroe Union Academy 3, Mooresville Bradford Prep 0: The Cardinals won 25-18, 25-11 and 25-14 in their conference opener.
Mooresville Langtree Charter 3, Queens Grant 0: Junior Rylee Spencer (18 digs) and sophomore Hailey Gilreath (10 kills) led the victorious Lions.
Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 3, Mooresville Carolina International 0: The Raptors cruised 24-5, 25-7 and 25-6.
SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A
Cherryville 3, Gastonia Piedmont Community 2: Cherryville took the decisive set 15-13. Freshman Terayha Bess had nine kills.
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
North Stanly 3, Asheboro Uwharrie Charter 0: Merris Talbert (nine kills) and Payton Landis (eight assists) led the Comets.
South Stanly 3, South Davidson 0: South Stanly won 25-16, 25-17 and 25-13.
West Montgomery 3, Albemarle 0
Anson County 3, Concord 0: The Bearcats won 26-24, 25-16 and 25-23. Avery Miller had 10 kills for Concord.
Concord Jay M. Robinson 3, East Rowan 0: Keah Green had seven kills for the victors, and Olivia Wright total six kills for East Rowan.
Davidson Day 3, Northside Christian 0: The Patriots (10-2) won their sixth straight match, rolling 25-17, 25-5 and 25-9. Junior Carolyn Conway had five kills, 10 digs and seven aces, and junior Cierra Huntley totaled 11 kills, two aces and three digs.
Fort Mill 3, Covenant Day 1: Olivia Futch had 11 kills in a losing cause.
Gaston Day 3, Hickory Christian 1: Hickory Christian took the opening set 25-20, but Gaston Day rallied with 25-22, 25-19 and 25-14 victories. Sidney Bing (44 assists, 13 digs, four kills) and Drew Brown (15 kills, 17 digs) led the way.
Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 3, Charlotte Christian 2: The Warriors won the fifth set 15-13. Baylee Smith had three kills and 17 digs for Charlotte Christian, and Sophie Lewis had two aces, three kills and three blocks.
Lenoir Hibriten 3, Ashe County 0
Locust Carolina Christian 3, Victory Christian 1: Xiomara Moore had seven kills for Victory Christian.
R-S Central 3, East Burke 0
Weddington Arborbrook Christian 3, Mooresville Woodlawn School 1
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