With the winter regular season behind, Tri-W area schools have turned their attention to regional and state tournaments. Several Tri-W schools have returned home as track and field champions, and many Tri-W wrestlers are qualified for individual state tournament appearances. Regular season conference basketball has wrapped, and tournament seeding will follow soon. Here is a look at what Tri-W schools have been up to this week.
The Warriors have returned from Winston-Salem as men’s 3A indoor track state champions. Weddington finished with 95.5 points in the men’s division, beating out second-place Cuthbertson by more than 30 points. This year marks Weddington’s third consecutive year as men’s indoor state champions. Alec Mock of Weddington earned the state shot put championship title. Nick Callis of Weddington earned the 3A state title in the pole vault. Weddington’s Jake Toomey earned state titles in the 1000 meter run and 1600 meter run.
Women’s basketball at Parkwood has earned a 52-38 victory over Monroe in their final regular-season conference game of the year. The Rebels will begin conference tournament play on Tuesday. Parkwood has qualified a school best of four wrestlers to the state tournament in Greensboro. Qualifying wrestlers include regional champion Amir Joseph, Caleb Simpson, Cody Hardy and Daniel Morrison. Aurora Efird and Savannah Bramhall earned women’s state wrestling titles for Parkwood last week.
Sun Valley freshman Zachary Moore has returned from Winston-Salem with a 3A state championship title in the 55-meter wheelchair race. Spartan men’s basketball has finished the season with a 16-9 overall record after Friday’s 71-56 victory over Piedmont at home. Conference tournament play will begin for the Spartans this week.
Marvin Ridge junior Cara Salsberry earned a first-place finish in the women’s shot put at the 3A indoor track and field championship. The Mavericks finished third overall in the women’s division and fourth overall in the men’s. Marvin Ridge has qualified several wrestlers for the state tournament including Jacob Yim, Tommy Capul, George Lahanas, and Sam Bartholomew.
The Cavaliers have earned their fourth consecutive women’s indoor track state championship. The men’s team at Cuthbertson finished second overall. Cuthbertson sophomore Ava Studney earned a championship finish in the women’s pole vault. Junior Aidan McNally earned a first-place finish in the men’s 300-meter dash, with a finish time of 34.86 seconds. The Cavaliers dominated the relay scene at this year’s championship. They earned first-place finishes in the women’s 4×400 relay, the women’s 4×200 relay, the men’s 4×200 relay, and the men’s 4×400 relay.