This Week’s Tri-W Sports Highlights

Parkwood's Amir Joseph after a victory at the SCC tournament (Photo by: D.M. Wallace)

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Athletes across the Tri-W area are practicing and scrimmaging, in preparation for their spring sports seasons, as winter sports teams move deep into the postseason. Individual wrestling has wrapped, and Tri-W wrestlers placed well across several divisions. Conference basketball champions have been named, and the state playoffs will begin this week. Round one of the state basketball tournament will see two Tri-W powerhouses face-off, as teams bring their best in hopes of earning a state title in March. Here is a look at the winter postseason in the Tri-W area.

Weddington with a pass (Photo by: D.M. Wallace)


With overall records of 19-7 and 18-7, the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Weddington have had impressive regular seasons. The men’s team holds a first-place conference record, despite losing to the 13-12 against the Monroe Redhawks in the SCC conference tournament. The women’s team will travel to play the 21-4 Asheville Cougars for the first round of the state playoffs. The men’s team will host 16-11 Sun Valley for their first-round appearance. 


The wrestling team at Parkwood made an impressive showing at this year’s individual state tournament. Parkwood’s Amir Joseph took this year’s tournament by storm, winning the 195-pound division by 5-2 decision, over Colby Maxwell of Enka. Joseph finished his season with a record of 51-6.

Sun Valley drives to the basket (Photo by: D.M. Wallace)

Sun Valley

After defeating Marvin Ridge 62-46 in the first round of the SCC conference tournament, the Spartans fell to Charlotte Catholic in a close 69-60 match up. Despite their conference tournament loss, the Sun Valley men’s basketball team has earned a playoff spot with their 9-5 conference record. The Spartans will play at Weddington for the first round of state playoffs on Tuesday.

Marvin Ridge

The Mavericks placed several wrestlers at this year’s individual state tournament. Marvin’s Jacob Yim earned a third-place finish in the 120-pound weight class, defeating Richard Williams of Gray’s Creek by 3-2 decision. Tommy Capul, the Mavericks’ 126-pound wrestler, earned a second-place finish.

Cuthbertson with an overhead pass (Photo by: D.M. Wallace)


The Cuthbertson women’s basketball team has ended the regular season with a record of 25-2. The Cavaliers swept the conference tournament with decisive victories over Monroe, Parkwood and Charlotte Catholic. The Cavaliers’ record, and their conference tournament victory, earned the team a number three seed in this year’s state tournament. They will face off against 13-11 Northwest Cabarrus, at home, for the first round of state playoffs.  

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