Jane Cline scored four goals to lead Charlotte Catholic's girls soccer team to an 8-4 road win over Weddington in the 3A state quarterfinal round. Weddington, champions of the Southern Carolina Conference, finishes with an 18-5-1 record.
Porter Ridge, the defending 4A state champions in softball, cruised into the quarterfinal round with a 12-2 win over Olympic. The Pirates host 28-1 Alexander Central in the fourth round.
Junior ace Sean Collins (5) earned the complete-game victory in Weddington's 3-2 road win over Charlotte Catholic in the third round of the 3A playoffs on Friday. The Warriors, defending 3A state champs, play at archrival Marvin Ridge in the state quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Max Wotell improved to 8-0 on the mound and Marvin Ridge pulled away with a six-run inning during an easy home win over Asheboro in the third round of the 3A baseball playoffs. The victory sets up a quarterfinal showdown at home against archrival Weddington on Tuesday.
Piedmont has reached the third round for the second straight year, and now the Panthers face conference rival West Stanly in the third round. Defending state champion Porter Ridge, SCC champion Marvin Ridge and RRC champ Cuthbertson are also alive in the postseason.
The Warriors have turned it up in the postseason, just like they did last year on the way to the 3A state championship. Weddington — one of four Union County baseball teams still alive in the third round — travels to Charlotte Catholic on Friday.