Tri-W teams have added multiple wins to their resumes this week, and even a few championships. With the potential to add even more in the coming weeks, and a football state championship game on the line, here is a look at what’s been happening in Tri-W sports.
Women’s basketball at Parkwood earned back-to-back wins this week against non-conference opponents. The Rebels picked up a win early in the week against Forest Hills by a score of 63-43. They followed with a 69-14 win over Harding University High. They will pick up this week against Weddington. Parkwood senior soccer player Jonpaul Escobal has been named as part of the NCSCA 3A all-state team as an attacking midfielder.
Junior varsity basketball stole the show at Marvin Ridge this week, with both teams winning in their matchups against Ardrey Kell. Women’s JV won 33-22, and the men’s team won 52-43. The Mavericks will return to play this week against Monroe. The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams earned wins this week against Charlotte Catholic and Sun Valley. Four Marvin Ridge wrestlers placed at the Jim Hayes individual tournament.
The Weddington football team is headed to Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh this Saturday for the 3AA state championship game. They will face off against the undefeated Lee County Yellow Jackets. Weddington’s cheer team earned first place in the state championship competition with their first entry in ten years. The men’s and women’s basketball teams earned wins this week against Stuart Cramer with scores of 87-62 and 67-23, respectively.
The women’s swim and dive team earned a first-place finish this week at the Union County Swim Championships. Women’s basketball moves to 6-1 at Cuthbertson after earning three wins this week. The Cavaliers earned a 50-41 win against Forest Hills, a 55-32 win over Union Academy and a 43-39 win over Butler. They will face Sun Valley, Central High and Charlotte Catholic for their next games.
Sun Valley’s indoor track and field team has qualified several athletes for the 3A state meet. Senior Jalen Bethune, in the 500 meter dash, qualified with a time of 1:08.32. Freshman Zachary Moore qualified in the wheelchair shot put and wheelchair 55 meter race, beating the state qualification mark by more than five seconds with a time of 17.60. TaCory Robinson, Craig Dedrick, Jalen Bethune and Kolbi Anderson qualified in the 4×200 with a time of 1:32.98.