South Charlotte is home to some of the state’s most prestigious private schools when it comes to academics and athletics. Charlotte Christian, Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Latin and Providence Day all have teams competing for state championships this weekend.
Charlotte Christian’s baseball team (30-3, 14-1 CISAA), which claims the top seed in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A state playoffs, faces No. 2-seeded Wesleyan Christian Academy (25-1) in the best of three state championship series at Ravenscroft in Raleigh. Game one is Friday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m., while game two is Saturday, May 20 at noon. If necessary, game three will take place 30 minutes after game two.
The NCISAA 3A state championship track & field meet, which includes student athletes from Charlotte Christian, Country Day, Latin and Providence Day will take place at Winthrop University Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.
Top-seeded Charlotte Country Day’s boys’ tennis team (18-0) gets the opportunity to pursue perfection and the program’s first state title in five years when the Buccaneers face No. 2-seeded Providence Day (13-5) in the state championship match at UNC-Charlotte Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.
The NCISAA girls’ lacrosse matchup will be an all Queen City clash. Top-seeded Country Day (11-7) will host No. 2-seeded Latin (12-4) Saturday, May 20 at noon.
No. 3-seeded Charlotte Country Day’s boys’ lacrosse team (17-8) will visit top-seeded Christ School (15-4) in Arden, which is near Asheville, for the NCISAA Division I state championship Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
The last nine NCISAA 3A girls’ soccer state championships have been won by Latin or Providence Day. The trend will continue Saturday, May 20 when top-seeded Providence Day (17-2-3) and No. 2-seeded Latin (17-1-2) take the pitch at Covenant Day’s Warner Park in Matthews at 7:00 p.m. Providence Day won its first meeting of the season with Latin, beating the Hawks 2-0. However, the gap was closed with a 2-2 tie in the regular finale.