This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports.

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Cuthbertson Cavaliers


Ben Gilks: The senior continues to dominate at the plate hitting .562 with 8 RBI’s, and 5 extra base hits in seven games.  His OBP .682, SLG .875, OPS 1.557.  Also, on  defense his fielding is 1.000 with 47 put outs and 1 assist.

Reid Viar: The senior hurler has an ERA of 0.41 with a 2-0 record, 1 walk, 19 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched with an OBA .180 and OBP .206 for the Cavaliers.

Ethan Haislip: The junior pitcher has an ERA of 1.17, his record is 1-1, given up 5 walks, has 17 K’s with an OBA .150 and OBP .244 in 12 innings on the mound.

Marvin Ridge Mavericks

Girls Softball: 

Gabby Baylog:  The talented junior continues to shine both at the plate and on the mound for the Mavericks.  Against Piedmont she went 2-2 with 2 RBI’s and earned the win improving her season record to 5-1 with 43 strikeouts in 36 innings of work.  Gabby’s batting average is currently .652 on 15 hits, 14 RBI’s, 5 doubles, 1 home run with an OBP .680, SLG 1.000, OPS 1.680.

Ally Bigham: The senior slugger went 1-3 against Piedmont while belting her 5th home run of the season for 2 RBI’s.  Ally is hitting .609 with 15 hits, 14 RBI’s, six extra base hits 1 double, 5 homers, with a OBP .640, SLG 1.304, OPS 1.944.

Weddington Warriors

Men’s Lacrosse:

Jared Papke – The junior was selected the “Player of the Game” in the teams win over Marvin Ridge recently.  He played lock down defense on Cam Renner and added a goal providing his team with a huge momentum boost.  His outstanding defensive play had a major impact upon his fellow teammates.

Honorable Mention: Senior Michael Burns continues to produce with 19 goals, 7 assists for 26 points while averaging 5.2 goals per game.  Junior Anthony Todaro has contributed 18 goals, 11 assists for 29 points averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Sun Valley Spartans 


Sam Howell: The versatile junior went 3-4 with 1 RBI in the recent win over Parkwood.  He also pitched 2.2 innings of shut-out baseball in relief.  Sam has pitched 7.1 innings this season to date allowing no earned runs, he has given up 4 base on balls with 15 strikeouts and is 1-0 for the Spartans.

Honorable Mention: Caleb Bruce went 3-4 with 1 RBI in the 4-1 victory over Parkwood.  Senior Landon Dennis who has a 1.62 ERA this season pitched 4.1 innings giving up 4 hits, allowing 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run to gain the victory.  Senior Caleb Barwick continues to contribute with .438 batting average, 4 RBI’s, 4 stolen bases and team leading OPS 1.026 after seven games.

Parkwood Rebels


Jordan Harley: Senior slugger is hitting .381 with a team leading 5 doubles, 8 RBI’s with an OBP .500, SLG .619, OPS 1.119 for the Rebels in 7 games.

Jesse Harkey: The junior’s batting average is .400 with a double and triple, has worked 5 walks, his OBP .550, SLG .600, OPS 1.150 in 6 games.

Danny Windham: The senior has a BA .400, 4 RBI’s, BB 5, with one extra base hit a triple in 7 games.  Danny’s OBP .520, SLG .500, OPS 1.020 to date.

Grant Bartlett: The senior ace has pitched 13.1 innings giving up only 2 earned runs on 11 hits, 13 strikeouts, 5 walks in the early going.  His OBA .216, OBP .286, with an ERA 1.05 for the Rebels.

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