WAXHAW, NC – With the fall sports season approaching the halfway point, Tri-W teams are placing their focus on conference play. Hoping to earn a place in postseason competition, these teams will be practicing hard and looking to bring their best to these high-stakes games. As their schedules ramp up, we will take a look at where Tri-W teams stand and who they will be facing.
For football teams, The Southern Carolina 4A Conference is tightly contested. Tri-W teams are working to dethrone the undefeated Porter Ridge Pirates, but their records are close. Marvin Ridge currently holds second place with a 3-1 record and 124 points scored. Only 46 points have been scored against the Mavericks this season. More than half of the points scored against Marvin came in a week three loss to Ardrey Kell. They improved their record to 3-1 with a 42-8 win over Alexander Central. The Mavericks will take their shot against Porter Ridge next with a home field advantage. Weddington’s loss to Ardrey Kell places them at 3-1 as well. The third place Warriors had a bye this week. They will face the undefeated Olympic Trojans for their last game prior to conference play.
Parkwood, the lone Tri-W football team competing in the Rocky River 2A/3A Conference, earned a close win in their first week back on the field. The Wolf Pack came out on top 22-21 after Piedmont missed what would have been a game winning field goal. Parkwood will play long-time rival Buford on Friday.
Marvin Ridge volleyball leads the conference with an outstanding 10-3 record. They are 2-0 in conference play. Their latest conference win was a 3-1 victory at Sun Valley. The Mavericks are scheduled to play Legion Collegiate Academy, Porter Ridge, and Piedmont this week. Sun Valley is second in the Southern Carolina 4A volleyball standings with a record of 4-3. The Spartans are 1-1 in conference play. Weddington and Cuthbertson both hold 0-1 conference records. Despite Weddington’s non-conference win advantage, Cuthbertson currently holds third place with a single conference set win. The two teams will meet this week looking for their first conference match win.
Tri-W teams have struggled in conference standings against Porter Ridge throughout the year, and soccer is no exception. Although Sun Valley has two more wins at 7-2-1, The Pirates are still out ahead at number one. Sun Valley currently has 33 goals to the Pirates’ 22. The Spartans have earned some major wins this season, their most recent being a 6-0 blowout at Parkwood. This week brings some non-conference competition for Sun Valley against Mallard Creek and the Community School of Davidson. They will return to conference play the following week against third place Weddington. The Warriors are 4-1-2 on the year, earning 25 goals across the season. Weddington will take the week off, before returning against Sun Valley, following a 2-3 home-field loss against Myers Park.