Tri-W News Fall Sports Highlights 8/20-8/27

Parkwood's Zach Bevelhymer attempts to block a punt (Credit: D. M. Wallace)

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Schools in the Tri-W area made impressive showings in each fall sport this week and football fans finally got to witness their teams in action, despite county-wide rain outs on Friday night. All but a few games were quickly rescheduled to Saturday night, because who wants to go back to school without football? Here is a look at some of the significant wins in the Tri-W area this past week.


Coach Trey Kavanaugh, in his first game as head coach for the Cuthbertson football team, put all doubts to rest this week with a decisive 34-20 victory over South Iredell. Cavalier football will resume on Friday, August 30, at home, against Metrolina Christian Academy. The Cuthbertson women’s volleyball team earned a third place finish in the McMichael High School Invitational Tournament, and women’s golf earned a third place finish in SCC tournament play at the Monroe Country Club. The Cuthbertson cross country teams earned first, second and third place finishes across multiple races at the WNC Cross Country Carnival.

Sun Valley’s goal keeper sending the ball back into play (Credit: D. M. Wallace)


The Rebels varsity football team earned a big overtime win in Saturday’s contest against North Lincoln. Tied at the end of the fourth quarter 22-22, Parkwood secured victory with an early overtime score followed by an incredible defensive stop that ended the game. The Rebels are scheduled to play at Cox Mill on Friday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. The men’s soccer team at Parkwood put on an incredible performance in their 8-0 victory over Metrolina Christian Academy in their season opening match. Rebels soccer will play at home, August 28, against Union Academy.

Sun Valley

Spartan women’s tennis earned their first conference win of the season against Parkwood with a 6-3 score. They will continue conference play into this week against Weddington, followed by a match with Monroe. The women’s volleyball team won on Wednesday, by a score of 3-1, against West Stanly. They will play at Porter Ridge, August 28.

Weddington’s faithful student section at the first football game of the 2019 season (Credit: D. M. Wallace)


Everyone in attendance at Weddington’s first football game of the year, Saturday, was reminded why the Warriors were last year’s state champions after their 28-14 win over Ardrey Kell; a game that was 28-0 until the last few minutes. Weddington will play again on August 30, at Porter Ridge. Ardrey Kell was also defeated by Weddington this week in women’s volleyball by a score of 3-2. Women’s tennis defeated Parkwood 9-0 and the women’s golf team won first place in SCC tournament play at the Monroe Country Club.

Marvin Ridge junior Jack Macker prepares to pass the ball (Credit: D. M. Wallace)

Marvin Ridge

Soccer at Marvin Ridge has started out strong this year. The men’s soccer team is currently undefeated at 2-0, after their 3-1 victory against Independence last week. Mavericks soccer will resume September 4, at Porter Ridge. The Marvin Ridge women’s volleyball team won the silver bracket this past weekend, at the North Myrtle Beach Invitational Tournament. They opened their season with a 3-1 victory over Hickory leading up to the tournament.

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