Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
West Rowan won the NPC girls golf championship on Wednesday.
The season concluded with 18 holes at McCanless.
Statesville had the best score on Wednesday with 285, but West Rowan (291) held off East Rowan (296) and the Greyhounds to win the overall title for the season. West finished 16 shots ahead of East and 19 ahead of Statesville.
Kayla Boley led West with a 93 on Wednesday, while Kelly Boley shot 96, and Neely Holloway shot 102.
East scorers were Emily Cleveland (96), Kathrine Marcum (97) and Grace Stokes (103).
Carson finished sixth Wednesday at 323 and was fifth for the season.
Katlyn Smith (106), Adison Collins (107) and Hannah Cargill (110) were Carson's scorers on Wednesday.
Statesville's Evelyn Stein was medalist with an 84.
South Rowan had two golfers. Whitney Parks shot 115, and Kolby Fisher shot 118.
? The county championship match is today at Corbin Hills.
Davie County's 6-foot-6 Martin twins, Cody and Caleb, gave verbal commitments to N.C. State basketball coach Mark Gottfried on Wednesday.
They are N.C. State's first 2014 commitments.
The skilled wings are ranked among the nation's top 40 prep juniors. They also had UNC, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Miami and VCU on their short list of schools.
The Martins likely will be attending the Wolfpack's upcoming Midnight Madness festivities.
Prep girls tennis
Qualifiers from the NPC tournament for the 3A Midwest Regional included East Rowan's Elizabeth Weaver and Rebecca Agner in singles and the doubles teams of Laura Agner-Drew Pethel and Hannah Pressley-Lauren Thomas.
East went 12-0 in the NPC.
Carson qualified a pair of doubles teams - Kelly Dulkoski-Haylee Hepler and Sara Lentz-Laura Isenhour.
Carson's Abby Cozart qualified in singles.
West Rowan's Dorothy Mauldin qualified in singles.
? The first round of the dual team playoffs is Oct. 16.
? Individual regionals are set to begin Oct. 19-20.
Carson senior outfielder Sidney Grkman has committed to UNC Greensboro.
Grkman will be playing with her Team North Carolina squad this weekend at UNC Charlotte.
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It's not often a 26-1 team is the underdog, but Carson 10-1 NPC) is in that role today when it travels to North Iredell (17-0, 11-0 NPC).
Carson's only loss this season was to North Iredell in straight sets in China Grove on Sept. 18. The Cougars have won 10 in a row since then.
North Iredell stayed unbeaten by sweeping third-place West Iredell on Tuesday.
? South Rowan plays an important NPC game today at Statesville. The Greyhounds (11-9, 5-6) are in fourth place. South (9-8, 4-7) is fifth and lost 3-2 to Statesville in their first meeting.
Four NPC teams make the playoffs.
? Salisbury (5-4 CCC) plays at East Davidson today. The teams are tied for third place.
Four CCC teams make the playoffs.
?The volleyball playoffs start on Oct. 20.
East Rowan is pre-selling tickets for $6 each for Friday's home game with South Rowan.
Tickets will be on sale in the main office today and Friday from 8-3.
Spencer Steedley, who starred for East Rowan, Rowan County American Legion and the Charlotte 49ers is offering pitching and hitting lessons.
Steedley had the rare distinction of being all-conference for the 49ers as both a pitcher and an outfielder.
Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2007, the lefty pitched in the Twins organization from 2007-2011 and was 3-1 in 44 relief appearances in the independent Atlantic League this season.
He has a 22-20 record in the minor leagues.
Steedley can give lessons at Staton Field in Granite Quarry or at the Benchwarmers Indoor Facility in Mooresville.
The best way to contact him is via email at email@example.com.
Seattle's Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) finished the season with 26 homers and 99 RBIs.
West Rowan Middle rolled 40-0 against China Grove as Devin Turner scored on touchdown runs of 2, 10 and 49 yards.
Malcolm Ingram had a 53-yard punt return for a score, and Brandon Wallace broke a 70-yard scoring run.
West was 5-for-5 on two-point conversions, with Wallace, Ingram, Cole Myers, Bryant Young and Caleb Mauldin finding the end zone.
Ethan Adkins, Dillon Simpson, Eli Walton, Dalton Pratt, Hunter Davis were offensive standouts.
Turner, Wallace, Owen White, Anthony Renegar, Zach Owen, Jacob Ollenberger and Matt Smith, who had a fumble recovery, played well on defense,
West (4-1) plays Erwin next week.
? North Rowan Middle topped Corriher-Lipe 28-0.
Xavier Haley scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion for the Mavericks.
Jaden Jones had a TD and a conversion, and Levaric Johniken had a touchdown.
North (4-1) plays Mooresville next week.
North Rowan Middle won 32-0 against Corriher-Lipe.
Joseph Scott returned the opening kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown and also scored on an 18-yard run.
Corbin Smith threw a 50-yard TD pass to DeAndre Gray on North's first play from scrimmage.
Jerricho Alexander returned an interception 25 yards for a score, and Steven Thurston had a 4-yard touchdown run. Zion Debose ran for a two-point conversion.
North (5-0) plays Mooresville at home next week.
?Southeast topped West Rowan 44-38 in two overtimes.
Lawrence Robinson scored the game-winning TD in the second overtime.
Scott Vandegriff and Austin Love scored two TDs each for the Patriots. Brandon Westbrook scored one.
Greyson Owens added four extra points.
Defensive standouts were Daniel Carlton, Ty Honeycutt and Elijah Eddie.
? Southeast(3-1) beat Mooresville 20-8.
Carlton scored two TDs, and Robinson had one.
Owens had a two-point conversion. Love and Brandon Westbrook made interceptions. Defensive standouts included Vandegriff, Bronson Knabbe and Chandler Herring.
Middle school softball
Madison Hunter struck out 12 batters and led Erwin to a 15-1 win against Southeast.
The Eagles (9-0) were led offensively by Courtney Wagners's two hits.
Middle school tennis
Erwin's girls beat Southeast 7-2.
The singles winners for the Eagles were Katie Barnes, Shannon Mahaffey, Alana Miller, Haley Loflin and Mia Graham.
Barnes, Mahaffey, Graham and Amanda Sigmon won their doubles matches.
? Erwin beat Mooresville 7-2 on Wednesday for its ninth win of the season.
Singles winners were Barnes, Mahaffey, Loflin and Graham.
Barnes, Mahaffey, Sabrina Harkey, Miller, Sigmon and Graham won in doubles.
The Corbin Hill Ladies held their annual Judy Christman Fall Championship Tournament on Oct. 4 and 10.
Susan Morris won the Championship Flight. She was followed by Kristi Laton and Becky Isenhour.
Gail Capone won the First Flight, with Joan Havil second.
Winner of the Second Flight was Louise Collins, with Margaret Meek second.
? After two rounds of the eGolf Tour's NorthStone Open in Huntersville, Salisbury's Frank Adams III is at 70-69 - 139 and is tied for 15th
The cutline fell at 141.
Will Collins (Salisbury) finished at 146.
Wingate's men's and women's tennis teams rolled to 8-1 wins at the Catawba courts on Wednesday.
College men's soccer
Corey Faughnan fed Domhnall Minogue for the go-ahead goal as Catawba upset Wingate 3-1 in SAC action on Wednesday at Frock Field.
Faughnan and Valentin Nava (Carson) also scored for the Indians.
Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury) made six saves.
The goal by Nava came on an assist by Carson Smith and was his fourth of the season.
College women's soccer
Jade Montgomery's hat trick carried Wingate to a 3-1 win against Catawba in SAC action on Wednesday at Frock Field.
Karen Presnell (Salisbury) scored the lone Catawba goal.
Angelica Pawlowski had 10 saves for the Indians.
Lenoir-Rhyne's Kayla Morrow (South Rowan) had nine kills, five digs and four blocks in a 3-2 SAC win against Tusculum.
Morrow also had six kills, six blocks and five digs in a 3-1 SAC win against Mars Hill.
L-R has won four in a row.
? Averett's Nicole Barringer (South Rowan) had 48 assists and eight digs as the Cougars won 3-2 against Southern Virginia on Wednesday.
It was Averett's 10th straight win.
? Shanna Stewart (Carson) had seven kills as Johnson & Wales beat Johnson C. Smith 3-2 on Tuesday.
J&W finished 13-7.
? Guilford's Taylor Whitley (Carson) had 22 assists and 15 digs in a 3-0 loss to Roanoke on Wednesday.
? Lela Moore (West Rowan) had 25 assists, nine digs and two kills for Hollins in a 3-1 win against Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday.
College women's golf
Appalachian State's Lauren Smith (Salisbury) shot a pair of 74s, took third place individually and helped the Mountaineers win the Winthrop Invitational.
? Winthrop's Allison Lee (Salisbury) shot 81-78 - 159 and tied for 25th.
Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is taking registrations at Hall Gym for a basketball league for boys, ages 7-15, through Oct. 26.
Cost is $35.
Practice starts in November. Games start in December.
Space is limited. Register early.
Contact Lakai Brice at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 704-638-5289.
Hurley YMCA basketball
The J.F. Hurley YMCA Senior High Church League basketball league is open for registration until Nov. 12.
Players must be high school students.
There will be a coaches meeting to discuss rules on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $350 per team for a regular season, followed by playoffs.
Games will be played Mondays and Thursdays, beginning in December.
Contact Kenno Shoaf at 704-636-0111.