This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports.

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Cuthbertson Cavaliers 

Girls Basketball: 

Maddie Dillinger – The young sophomore continues to lead the Lady Cavaliers by scoring 19 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks against the Rebels.  She also led with 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds for the double double along with 4 blocks in the win against Monroe.

Lauryn Hardiman – The junior who is averaging 11.4 points per game and 5 rebounds, remained a consistent contributor scoring 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals against the Lady Redhawks.

Marvin Ridge Mavericks 


Christian Peterson scored 19 points, Garrett Bonhannan 15 points, and James MonK 11 points in the Mavericks two point loss to Sun Valley.

Parkwood Rebels: 


Amber Parker – This young lady wrestler made county history by winning a State Wrestling Championship this past weekend.  She is also an accomplished athlete and has a Division 1 scholarship to play softball.  She is also our Featured Athlete of the Week.

Porter Ridge Pirates 


Cameron Stitt – The big senior scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the double-double in their loss to powerful Southwestern 4A  opponent Independence.

Isaiah Williams – The freshman had another solid game with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block for the Pirates against the Patriots.

Sun Valley Spartans


Dorian Shinhoster – The senior scored 19 points, hauled down 10 rebounds for a double-double.  He also had 1 assist, 5 steals and i blocked shot in the win over Marvin Ridge.

Honorable Mention: Michael Grovanz added 14 points and 4 rebounds, Justin Morton 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals, Raheem Howard 13 points and 6 rebounds in their conference victory.


Jack Wilton – The 182 pound senior (24-4) was one of three wrestlers from Union County to qualify for the North Carolina State Championships.  Wilton lost the match for third place in his weight class.

Weddington Warriors


Chase Lowe – The outstanding freshman continues to have double-doubles for the Warriors.  He scored 19 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals in their loss to Marvin Ridge.

Honorable Mention: Wayne Dixie scored 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and had 3 steals for the Warriors.  Jared Applegate contributed 12 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in the basketball game.


Joe Zovistoski – The Warrior scrapper who has a 33-2 record lost in the finals for 2nd place in the 182 pound class at the North Carolina State Championships.

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