This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports

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Cuthbertson Cavaliers


Ben Gilkes – In 15 games the senior is batting .390, with 8 runs, 16 hits, 12 RBI’s 6 doubles, with an OBP .519, SLG .536, OPS 1.056 leading the team in most offensive categories.

Reid Viar – The senior hurler continues to perform for the Rebels pitching 36 innings facing 138 batters, allowing only 4 earned runs, 31 hits, 5 BB, 31 strikeouts, with an ERA 0.78 and a 3-1 record.

Marvin Ridge Mavericks

Men’s Lacrosse

Cam Renner – The senior midfielder has 16 goals, 20 assists for 36 points on the season.  He has taken 31 shots on goal for a .516 shooting percentage.  He also has fielded 10 GB’s for the Mavericks.

Will Canata – The junior has scored 20 goals, 7 assists for 27 points.  Will has taken 34 shots on goal for a .588 shooting percentage.  He also picked up 18 GB’s on the season.

Tucker Duplessis – The junior goalkeeper for the Mavericks accumulated 431 minutes in the net, has defended 175 shots and made 120 saves for a .685 save percentage.  His GAA is 6.1 and record in goal is a solid 9-1 on the season.

Parkwood Rebels 

Girl’s Lacrosse: 

Calla Davis – The sophomore midfielder has scored 21 goals on 36 shots for the Lady Rebels this season.  Her shooting percentage is .583 and she has 5 GB’s making a key contribution to the team.

Sun Valley Spartans


Sam Howell –  The junior infielder and pitcher leads the team in many categories.  Batting average .435, 7 runs, 20 hits, 15 RBI’s, 4 doubles and 1 home run with a 1.034 OPS.  He has pitched 19.1 innings facing 64 batters giving up 1 unearned run, ERA 0.00, 8 BB, 27 strikeouts with a 4-0 record.

Caleb Bruce – In 14 games the senior outfielder batting average is .366, 12 runs, 15 hits, 5 RBI’s including 3 doubles.  His OPS is .908 for the season.

Zack Budzik – The senior infielder in 14 games has a .341 batting average, 16 runs, 15 hits, 3 RBI’s and one extra base hit on the season with a .819 OPS.  Zach leads team with 7 stolen bases.

Josh Wartz – The senior is hitting .326, 6 runs, 15 hits, 10 RBI’s, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run with a solid .923 OPS for the Spartans.

Weddington Warriors

Girl’s Soccer: 

Kalee Van Gundy – The senior has scored 11 goals with 5 assists so far this season.

Alex Odle – The sophomore has netted 10 goals and 9 assists for the Lady Warriors.

Faith Adams – She has contributed 7 goals with 6 assists to date for Weddington.

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