This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports

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Cuthbertson Cavaliers


Nick Foray – The senior hurler has a 3-1 record with a 1.69 ERA in 20.2 innings pitched.  He has accumulated 26 strikeouts, has 7 walks and has faced 86 batters to date.  His OBA .218 and OBP .291 on 349 pitches.

Reid Viar – The consistent senior workhorse has a 2-1 record with a 0.97 ERA in 29.0 innings pitched this season.  He has given up only 5 walks, has 24 strikeouts while facing 119 batters.  His OBA is .232, OBP .277 for the Cavaliers on 380 pitches.

Marvin Ridge Mavericks 


Gabby Baylog – The junior all around athlete is hitting .528 with 15 runs, 19 hits, 17 RBI’s including 8 extra base hits 6 doubles and 2 home runs in 10 games.  Her OPS is 1.425 second on the team.  On the mound she is 8-2 hurling 625 pitches in 62 innings giving up only 19 walks and has 71 strikeouts.  Her OBA .197 and OBP .259 for the Mavericks.

Ally Bigham – The Maverick slugger has a team leading batting average of .556, 21 runs, 20 hits, 12 RBI’s, 4 doubles and 5 home runs with an OBP .590, SLG 1.083, OPS 1.673 in 10 games played.

Jessica Davis – The junior infielder is hitting .457 in 10 games with 10 runs, 16 hits, 13 RBI’s, 5 doubles and 2 home runs.  She also has a solid OBP .486, SLG .771, OPS 1.257.

Parkwood Rebels: 


Caroline Ruth – Team leader has a 7-0 record on the mound with a ERA 0.31 in 45.2 innings with 85 strikeouts and only 5 walks.  Her OBA .086, OBP .126.  Also, she hitting .458 with 5 extra base hits, 4 doubles and 1 home run.  Caroline OPS is 1.286 as she leads the Rebels in many categories.

Mary Barnes – She has a batting average of .440, 6 runs, 11 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple with and OBP .423, SLG .640, OPS 1.063 for the Rebels.

Amber Parker – Amber has a batting average of .375, 8 runs, 9 hits, team leading 9 RBI’s with 3 doubles and 1 home run to date.  Her OBP .393, SLG .625, OPS 1.018 in 7 games.

Sun Valley Spartans 

Men’s Lacrosse: 

Ryan Mannarino – The senior attacker is having an outstanding season for the Spartans scoring 27 goals, 10 assists for 37 points.  Also, he has picked up 15 GB’s from the ground in a solid leadership effort.

Jack Wilton – The Junior midfielder was selected the “Player of the Game” against Porter Ridge recently by scoring 2 goals, 1 assist and picked 4 GB’s.  Overall, he has 13 goals, 8 assists for 21 points.

Anthony Meeks – The senior midfielder has been consistent all season with 11 goals, 10 assists for 21 points.  He also has a total of 19 GB’s picked up from the ground.

Andrew Norris – Goalkeeper has clocked 361 minutes protecting the net against 69 shots on goal while making 51 saves for a .739% save percentage.  He is currently averaging only 3.7 GAA keeping the Spartans in every contest.

Weddington Warriors

Men’s Lacrosse

Eamon Murphy – The junior midfielder was named “Player of the Game” when he scored the winning goal against Northwest Guilford.  He also showed leadership and played excellent defense throughout the game.  The goal was his 9th of the season.

Anthony Todaro – The sophomore attacker has a team leading 30 goals, 16 assists for a total of 46 points for the Warriors.

Michael Burns – The senior attacker has scored 24 goals, 14 assists for 38 points along with 13 GB’s picked up for the Warriors.

James Shipley –  The junior midfielder continues his consistent play with 21 goals, 16 assists for 37 points while picking up 16 GB’s.

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