NCISAA Rewind: The NCISAA Champions Have Decided

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Charlotte Latin would play Providence Day in the NCISAA Women's Soccer State Championship on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Charlotte Latin would play Providence Day in the NCISAA Women’s Soccer State Championship on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

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

The Chargers boys totaled 143.5 points, well ahead of second-placed Christ School’s 119.5. Charlotte Country Day (62.5), Charlotte Christian (58) and Charlotte Latin (52) complete 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 were each part of two of those winning teams.

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

On the girls’ side, Providence Day (164) edged out Charlotte Country Day (134.5). Charlotte Latin finished fourth, Metrolina Christian fifth, Cannon School eighth, Covenant Day 11th and Charlotte Christian 13th.

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

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

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

Tied 4A Softball Series

The NC Independent Schools Athletic Association’s 4A softball series won’t be decided until Sunday.

Top seed and host Charlotte Christian tied the best of three sets at 1-1 on Saturday morning, beating Cannon School 8-0. The Cougars won Game 1 of the series on Friday night.

Game 3 began with Charlotte Christian taking a 2-0 lead after 1½ innings. But thunderstorms forced the game to be suspended. It will resume at 1 p.m. Sunday at Charlotte Christian.

In Game 2, Wynne Gore had a six-hit shutout, and Campbell Thompson and MC Eaton each had three hits. Anna Hinde hit her 12th homer 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 men’s lacrosse

Top-seeded Cannon School was downed visiting Christ School 9-4, winning the Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse State Championship.

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

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

Latin repeats in women’s crosier

Charlotte Latin won its third straight Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse State Championship, beating Charlotte Country Day 18-4. The Hawks also beat the Buccaneers in the 2021 Finals.

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

Gaston Day falls in tennis

Gaston Day lost a 5-2 decision to Rocky Mount Academy in the Boys 2A tennis final.

Neal Kirkpatrick (#4 singles) and Jackson Crump (#6) of the Spartans won their matches, and the #1 doubles team of Stefan Muntean and Payne Fulghum lost a hotly contested 9-8 decision.

Hickory Grove fall in softball

Hickory Grove Christian forced a third game, but the Lions fell to High Point Christian in the 3A Women’s Softball Championship Series, played at North Davidson High.

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

Game 3 was close early on, with the teams tied 5-5 after three ends. But High Point Christian pulled out in the final innings for a 12-7 win and the state championship.

This story was originally published May 21, 2022 5:07 p.m.

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