This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports

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Cuthbertson Cavaliers 


Ben Gilkes:  Ben continues to produce he is hitting .417 in 9 games, has 10 hits, 8 runs, 9 RBI’s with 2 doubles, his OBP .545,  SLG .625, OPS 1.170.  He is fielding 1.000 with 57 putouts and 5 assists to date.

Reid Viar: The senior ace has recorded 23.1 innings with a 2-1 win to loss record, has allowed 2 earned runs, with an ERA 0.61 while accumulating 19 strikeouts and 6 walks.  His OBA .230, OBP .272 to date.

Men’s Lacrosse

Ian Crane:  Ian was named “Player of the Game” against Fort Mill.  To date he has 10 goals, 1 assist for 11 points and always gives a solid effort for the Cavaliers.

Zachery Koch:  The goalkeeper in 350 minutes in the net has 117 saves on 178 shots on goal for a save percentage of .657.

Marvin Ridge Mavericks 

Girl’s Softball:

Gabby Baylog: The junior continues to shine with a BA .615, 12 runs, 16 hits, 15 RBI’s, 5 doubles, 2 home runs.  Gabby’s OBP .643, SLG 1.038, OPS 1.681 without any K’s.

Ally Bingham: Ally is hitting .577, has 16 runs, 15 hits, 11 RBI’s with 5 homers, 1 double in 26 at bats.  Her OBP .607, SLG 1.192, OPS 1.799 with only 2 K’s.

Parkwood Rebels: 


Jesse Harkey: The junior has a BA .417, 7 runs, 10 hits, 6 RBI’s, with 4 doubles, 1 triple in 24 at bats.  His OBP .562, SLG .667, OPS 1.229.

Jordan Harley: The senior in 32 at bats has 7 runs, 12 hits, 12 RBI’s with 7 doubles.  His batting average is .375, OBP .474, SLG .593, OPS 1.068 for the Rebels.

Danny Windham: Danny is hitting .379 in 29 at bats, 11 runs, 11 hits, 6 RBI’s with 1 double, 1 triple to date.  His OBP .514, SLG .482, OPS .997.

Sun Valley Spartans: 


Sam Howell: The junior is leading Sun Valley in many categories.  In 35 at bats he is hitting .429, 5 runs, 15 hits, 9 RBI’s with 4 doubles.  Sam is the ace of the staff with a 3-0 record, in 13.1 innings of work on the mound, has an ERA 0.00, giving up 5 walks, has 19 strikeouts with an OBA .111, OBP .259 for the Spartans.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Andrew Norris: The goalkeeper was named “Player of the Game” against the Butler Bulldogs when he had 18 saves for the Spartans.  His save percentage on the season is .625 to date.

Weddington Warriors

Girl’s Lacrosse: 

Jordyn Case: The freshman has 15 goals and 3 assists for a total of 18 points.  She has been averaging 4.5 points per game, with a 3.750 shooting percentage.

Meryl Johnson:  The sophomore has accumulated 11 assists and scored 9 goals for a team leading 20 points.  She has been averaging 5.0 points per game, 6 shots on goal, with a shooting percentage of 1.500.

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