Monday’s roundup: Several NCHSAA state cross country qualifiers, Charlotte 49ers honor and prep basketball standings and schedule

By Richard Walker

These 3 senior runners have helped Lincoln Charter to 4 straight 1A West regional cross country championships after winning Saturday’s title in Bryson City.

Several local athletes have qualified for this weekend’s N.C. High School Athletic Association state cross country championships that will be held at Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville beginning at 9:30 a.m.

That includes individual champions and team champions from last week’s regional meets held all across the region.

The state championship qualifiers are as follows:

Class 3A boys individuals: Nicholas Willer (Cramer), Zachary Willer (Cramer), Austin Brotemarkle (Forestview), Oussama Ajala (Forestview)

Class 2A boys team and individuals: North Lincoln (Miles Phillips, Jacob Scott, Stephen Fernetti, Jared Campbell, Noah Carter, Joseph Quilla, Ethan Davis)

Class 2A boys individual: Emmanuel Paddyfote (South Point)

Class 2A girls team and individuals: North Lincoln (Angie Allen, Lori Glavan, Bella Wood, Cara Castro, Emily Laramie, Kelbi Pierce, Paulina Pena Boardman)

Class 2A girls individuals: Katherine Hopkins (Lincolnton)

Class 1A boys team and individuals: Lincoln Charter (Cutter Law, Patrick Rice, Brandon Wright, Mitchell Swicegood, Matthew Radin, Manix Ferreira, Tucker Caulder)

Class 1A girls team and individuals: Lincoln Charter (Katie Elliott, Lydia Guffey, Jillian Aganad, Hannah Rogers, Katie Rysdon, Amelia Aganad, Lia Zink)

Class 1A girls individuals: Lauren Tolbert (Highland Tech), Hannah Butlak (Mountain Island Charter)

Last Saturday, North Lincoln boys and girls won the 2A West regional title at Murrays Hill in Catawba and Lincoln Charter’s boys won the 1A West team title at Kituawah Mound in Bryson City.

Kings Mountain’s girls cross country team finished 9th in the West 3A regional in Hendersonville and the Mountaineers boys finished 12th

Last Saturday, Cramer’s Nicholas Willer was individual medalist in the 3A boys West regional at Jackson Park in Hendersonville and North Lincoln’s Angie Allen was individual medalist in the 2A girls West regional.


College women’s basketball
Junior Jada McMillian of the Charlotte 49ers was named Conference USA Player of the Week award after helping the 49ers win their fifth straight win to improve them to 4-0 in league play. The Raleigh native averaged 27.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.0 turnovers in leading Charlotte to pair of road victories at UAB.

High school basketball
Current area standings with conference record listed first followed by overall record and this week’s schedule:

Crest 4-0, 4-0
Kings Mountain 4-0, 4-0
North Gaston 2-2, 2-2
Huss 1-2, 2-2
Forestview 1-2, 1-3
Ashbrook 0-3, 0-4
Cramer 0-3, 0-3

Ashbrook 3-0, 4-0
Crest 3-1, 3-1
Kings Mountain 2-1, 2-1
Huss 1-2, 1-3
Forestview 1-2, 1-3
North Gaston 1-3, 1-3
Cramer 0-2, 0-2

Shelby 4-0, 4-0
South Point 3-0, 3-0
R-S Central 2-1, 2-1
Burns 2-2, 2-2
East Gaston 1-3, 1-3
Chase 0-3, 0-4
East Rutherford 0-3, 0-4

Shelby 4-0, 4-0
East Rutherford 2-0, 2-0
Burns 2-2, 2-2
East Gaston 2-2, 2-2
R-S Central 1-1, 1-1
Chase 0-3, 1-3
South Point 0-3, 0-3

East Lincoln 3-0, 3-0
North Lincoln 1-0, 1-0
Lincolnton 3-1, 3-1
Newton-Conover 3-1, 3-1
Maiden 2-1, 2-1
Lake Norman Charter 1-2, 1-2
Bandys 0-4, 0-4
West Lincoln 0-4, 0-4

Newton-Conover 4-0, 4-0
North Lincoln 1-0, 1-0
Lake Norman Charter 2-1, 2-1
West Lincoln 2-2, 2-2
East Lincoln 1-1, 1-1
Bandys 1-2, 1-2
Lincolnton 0-2, 0-2
Maiden 0-3, 0-3

Lincoln Charter 2-0, 3-0
Thomas Jefferson 2-1, 2-1
Bessemer City 2-1, 2-1
Christ the King 0-0, 0-0
Piedmont Community 0-0, 0-0
Cherryville 0-2, 1-2
Highland Tech 0-2, 0-2

Bessemer City 3-0, 3-0
Thomas Jefferson 2-1, 2-1
Christ the King 0-0, 0-0
Piedmont Community 0-0, 0-0
Lincoln Charter 0-1, 0-1
Cherryville 0-1, 0-2
Highland Tech 0-2, 0-2

This week’s schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 19
Burns at East Gaston
Cherryville at Christ the King
Cramer at Ashbrook
East Lincoln at Maiden
Forestview at Huss
Lake Norman Charter at Lincolnton
Lincoln Charter at Bessemer City
North Gaston at Crest
North Lincoln at Newton-Conover
South Point at R-S Central
Thomas Jefferson at Piedmont Charter
West Lincoln at Bandys

Wednesday, Jan. 20
Bandys at Lincolnton (girls only)
Crest at Shelby
Union Academy at Mountain Island Charter

Thursday, Jan. 21
Bessemer City at Piedmont Charter
Burns at Kings Mountain
East Lincoln at North Lincoln

Friday, Jan. 22
Ashbrook at North Gaston
Cherryville at Highland Tech
Christ the King at Lincoln Charter
East Gaston at East Rutherford
Huss at Cramer
Kings Mountain at Forestview
Lincolnton at North Lincoln
Mountain Island Charter at Queen’s Grant
Shelby at South Point
West Lincoln at East Lincoln