NCISAA Saturday Rewind: Providence Day dominates NCISAA boys, girls track

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Providence Day swept the boys’ and girls’ team championships in the state track and field meet, held at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh.

The Chargers’ boys totaled 143.5 points, well ahead of second-place Christ School’s 119.5. Charlotte Country Day (62.5), Charlotte Christian (58) and Charlotte Latin (52) rounded out the top five. Cannon School was eighth, Metrolina Christian ninth, and Covenant Day 11th.

Providence Day won the 4-by-100, 4-by-200 and 4-by-400 relays. Makai Coleman, Theo Norris, Nathan Abraham, Bryce Scott and Brunner Williams each was a member on two of those winning teams.

Charlotte Country Day’s Spencer Mermans swept the shot put and discus, and Moise Bennett of Charlotte Christian won state titles in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles events.

In the girls’ competition, Providence Day (164) edged Charlotte Country Day (134.5). Charlotte Latin was fourth, Metrolina Christian fifth, Cannon School eighth, Covenant Day 11th, and Charlotte Christian 13th.

Providence Day’s Falon and Santana Spearman each had big days.

Falon Spearman won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles events and was third in the 100-meter dash. Santana Spearman won the long jump, was second to her sister in the 100 hurdles, was third in the triple jump, and ran on the winning 4-by-100 relay squad.

Linde Fonville of Charlotte Country Day swept the 1,600 and 3,200 meters runs, and Cannon School sprinter Teri Pridgen won the 400 meters and finished second to Greensboro Day’s Dana Wilson in the 100 and 200 dashes.

Charlotte Christian repeats in 4A softball

Charlotte Christian repeated as private schools softball state champions Sunday
Charlotte Christian repeated as private schools softball state champions Sunday

Charlotte Christian had to wait a little while to repeat as 4A softball champs after Saturday’s deciding Game 3 was postponed due to the weather. But the Knights dominated Cannon School 10-0 in the championship round to repeat as state champs.

After losing Game 1, Christian evened the best-of-3 series with an 8-0 win Saturday morning. The Cougars had won the series opener Friday night.

Game 3 was started, with Charlotte Christian taking a 2-0 lead after 1½ innings. But thunderstorms forced the game to be suspended. It was resumed at Sunday afternoon at Charlotte Christian.

In Game 2, Wynne Gore tossed a six-hit shutout, and Campbell Thompson and M.C. Eaton each had three hits. Anna Hinde slammed her 12th home run of the season, and Gore hit a pair of doubles.

Hinde’s home run total and Gore’s 19th pitching victory of the season each set a Charlotte Christian school record.

Cannon School wins boys’ lacrosse

Top-seeded Cannon School downed visiting Christ School 9-4, capturing the Division 1 boys’ lacrosse state championship.

Cannon School built a 3-1 lead after the first quarter and expanded it to 8-4 at halftime. The two teams traded goals early in the third period before Cannon School pulled away.

Cannon School finished with an 18-2 record, while Christ School finished 13-4.

Latin repeats in girls’ lacrosse

Charlotte Latin won its third consecutive Division 1 girls’ lacrosse state championship, trouncing Charlotte Country Day 18-4. The Hawks also beat the Buccaneers in the 2021 finals.

Charlotte Latin surged to an 11-3 halftime lead and was never threatened.

Gaston Day falls in tennis

Gaston Day dropped a 5-2 decision to Rocky Mount Academy in the 2A boys’ tennis finals.

The Spartans’ Neal Kirkpatrick (No. 4 singles) and Jackson Crump (No. 6) won their matches, and the No. 1 doubles team of Stefan Muntean and Payne Fulghum dropped a closely-contested 9-8 decision.

Hickory Grove falls in softball

Hickory Grove Christian forced a Game 3, but the Lions fell to High Point Christian in the 3A girls’ softball championship series, played at North Davidson High.

After losing Game 1 Friday night, Hickory Grove Christian came back with an 11-10 victory Saturday in Game 2. The Lions built a 7-0 lead after 1½ innings and led 11-3 after five.

Game 3 was tight in the early going, with the teams tied 5-5 after three innings. But High Point Christian pulled away in the final innings for a 12-7 victory and the state championship.

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