This Week’s Tri-W Sports Highlights

Marvin Ridge blocks a shot (Photo by D. M. Wallace)

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Tri-W schools are preparing for the postseason, as they play their last regular-season basketball games of the year. Postseason wrestling tournaments are about to begin featuring many Tri-W wrestlers, and several Tri-W schools have produced state-bound swimmers as well. The indoor track and field state competition is just around the corner, and Tri-W schools are consistently represented by some of the fastest runners in the state. Here is a look at what Tri-W schools have been up to leading into the postseason.

Marvin Ridge moves the ball down court (Photo by D. M. Wallace)


Junior Kaylee Hamblin earned a first-place finish for the Rebels in the 100-yard breaststroke, at the NCHSAA 3A West Regionals on Friday. Her state-qualifying finish time of 1:02.28 beat out 23 other competitors. Hamblin finished nearly three seconds ahead of second place. Parkwood’s 200-yard medley relay team qualified for states with a finish time of 1:56.01. The relay team features senior Alyssa Jarvis, sophomore Emilee Hamblin, junior Kaylee Hamblin, and junior Hope Koziarz.

Senior guard Eric Jackson drives down the baseline (Photo by D. M. Wallace)


With an 18-3 team record, the wrestling team at Cuthbertson has advanced to the NCHSAA 3A dual team state tournament. The Cavaliers will face the 19-15 North Gaston Wildcats for round one of the tournament. Women’s basketball at Cuthbertson is 19-2 on the year, and 10-1 in conference play, after a 51-42 win over Piedmont on Friday. The Cavaliers are tied for first place in the SCC with the Charlotte Catholic Cougars. They will continue conference play against Monroe on Tuesday, and Parkwood on Friday. Cuthbertson’s 200-yard medley relay team won the women’s division of the NCHSAA 3A West Regionals, with a time of 1:46.94


The Weddington swim and dive team earned third and fourth place in the women’s and men’s divisions at the NCHSAA 3A West Regionals on Friday, with 279 and 212 points overall. The Warriors earned a third-place finish in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay, with a time of 3:35.29. The men’s basketball team at Weddington suffered their first conference loss on Friday, in a 92-77 game against Charlotte Catholic. The Warriors are tied with the Cougars for first place in the SCC, with three conference games left to play in the regular season.

Parkwood sophomore Sam Starnes puts up a jumper (Photo by D. M. Wallace)

Marvin Ridge

Swim and dive at Marvin Ridge put on incredible performances at the NCHSAA 3A West Regionals on Friday, earning a first-place overall finish in the men’s division, and a second-place overall finish in the women’s division. The Mavericks placed second in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay, first in the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, second in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay and second in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay.

Parkwood shoots under heavy pressure (Photo by D. M. Wallace)

Sun Valley

The Sun Valley men’s basketball team currently holds third place in the SCC with a 7-4 conference record. The Spartans are 14-8 overall, following a 65-54 win over Monroe on Friday. Sun Valley will face the 16-3 Charlotte Catholic Cougars this week, followed by an away game against Marvin Ridge on Friday. Sun Valley’s women’s relay team has qualified for two events in the state championship competition on February 8. 

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