Pirate tennis wins third straight match
INDIAN TRAIL – After three straight wins, the Porter Ridge boys tennis team has solidified its spot as the second-place team behind juggernaut Myers Park in the Southwestern 4A standings.
The Pirates most recently knocked off Independence with a 6-3 win on April 1, but also have recently defeated Butler (8-1) and Hickory Ridge (6-3) on the road.
In the win over Independence, Boris Torres and Diego Rivera got the Pirates going with a pair of wins on Courts 1 and 2, but Independence rallied to win the next two lines.
Liam Rose and Aden Ennis regained the momentum for Porter Ridge with key wins on courts 5 and 6.
Torres and Rivera teamed to win the first doubles match of the night, and Ennis and Rose clinched the 6-3 win.
Rose (with a 7-1 record), Ennis (7-2), Rivera (7-3) and Torres (7-4) have been the top singles players, but the Pirates are getting contributions from Aden Joyce (5-4) and Caiden McKinnie (3-5).
Sun Valley’s Wilton honored as Heart of Champion
INDIAN TRAIL – Jack Wilton represented Union County in Chapel Hill recently as the Spartan three-sport star attended the Heart of Champion banquet.
There he joined 30 other recipients from around the state who had met the criteria set forth by the NCHSAA.
To be eligible, students had to have participated in at least one varsity sport and demonstrated outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship during the season.
The student then needed a faculty recommendation and had to fill out an essay and questionnaire.
Wilton, who stars on the Sun Valley football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, was nominated by Michael Harvey.