WAXHAW, NC – Swim regionals have wrapped up with exciting performances from Tri-W schools. Many of our athletes head to state competition on February 11, some with regional championships already under their belts. This will not be the first swimming championships that these athletes have seen, with several vying for their second, third, and even fourth individual state championship performances. Here is a look at how Tri-W schools performed this week.
Warriors girls lacrosse is undefeated with a record of 3-0, after dominant wins in the opening weeks of play. Their most recent matchup, a 19-1 victory over Cuthbertson, featured their most impressive victory margin to date, and a team-oriented playstyle, sharing the night’s goals between eight different players. Scoring efforts were led by senior captain Jordyn Case, earning seven goals and three assists. Freshman Elektra Koulouris followed with three goals of her own. Senior captain Kendal Williams led in assists with four on the night, and two goals. Goalie Charlotte Hoffman earned three saves on four attempts, bringing her save total to an impressive 17 on the year.
Mavericks boys swimming earned a landslide victory at the 2021 3A West NCHSAA Regional Championships, winning the regional title with a score of 146.5 points. Second place Charlotte Catholic finished with a score of 92. The overall victory came by way of multiple top three event finishes, and outright wins in the 50 yard freestyle, the 200 yard freestyle relay, and the 200 yard medley relay. The girls swim and dive team earned a second place overall finish, following wins in the 200 yard freestyle, the 1 meter dive, the 500 yard freestyle, and the 400 yard freestyle relay.
Three-time state champion Kaylee Hamblin earned a first place finish for Parkwood in the 100 yard breaststroke at the 2021 3A West NCHSAA Regional Championships, with a time of 1:01.72. The Parkwood senior beat second place by more than three seconds, one of the widest margins of the tournament. Junior Emilee Hamblin will advance to the state championship as well with a second place finish in the 50 yard freestyle, with a time of 23.89
Kenan Dean earned the Spartans a first place finish in the 100 yard freestyle at the 2021 3A West NCHSAA Regional Championships, with a time of 47.35. Dean, who has recently committed to study and swim at the University of Tampa, earned a second place finish in the 50 yard freestyle as well, securing his position as second overall individually.
Boys basketball has improved to 5-4 at Cuthbertson following two major conference wins. The Cavaliers defeated Marvin Ridge on Thursday by a score of 67-56. They followed on Friday with a 70-41 win over the Piedmont Panthers. Cuthbertson scored the majority of their points in the second half, racking up 24 points in the third and fourth quarters, while holding Piedmont to 15 in each. The Cavaliers will face Monroe for their next conference competition. Cuthbertson lost 52-38 to the Redhawks earlier in the season.