Area Sports Briefs:

Singles wins by Madison Brewer, Sydnie Starnes, Cierra Hunter and Marissa Sides helped South Rowan edge North Rowan 5-4 in girls tennis on Wednesday.

Hunter and Sides won tiebreakers.


South got a key doubles win from the team of Hunter-Sides.

Veronica Leasure and Katelyn Parker won for North in singles. Leasure-Samantha Pritchard and Alexis Rice-Indya Wiggins teamed for doubles wins for the Cavaliers.

• East Rowan’s girls tennis team rolled 8-1 against Mount Pleasant.

Lizzie Weaver, Laura Agner, Rebecca Agner, Lauren Thomas and Emma Ritchie won in singles for the Mustangs. Weaver-Laura Agner, Rebecca Agner-Thomas and Drew Pethel-Ritchie won in doubles.

• Unbeaten Salisbury cruised 9-0 against West Rowan on Wednesday.

Alexandra Drye, Kayla Honeycutt, Anna Flynn, Kathryn Rusher, Grace Steinman and Kathleene Mowery won the singles matches.

Doubles winners were Honeycutt-Flynn, Rusher-Steinman and Mowery-Ruth Clement.


Prep volleyball

In South’s Rowan 14-25, 25-21, 25-5 and 25-20 win against North Rowan, Caroline Hubbard had 11 digs, Kady Samples had 10 aces, Lynsey Corriher had nine kills, and Kylie Labbe had 16 assists.

In South’s 25-14, 25-14 and 25-19 SPC win against West Rowan on Tuesday, Labbe had 25 assists for the Raiders (4-3, 2-1). Corriher and Hubbard had seven digs each. Corriher had nine kills, while Hubbard had seven. Kari Joyce had four aces.

• South’s jayvees won 25-8 and 25-7 against North and won 25-7 and 25-8 against West.

• Carson stayed unbeaten by rolling to a sweep of Maiden on Wednesday.

• It’s a busy day in the SPC today, with West Rowan at Carson; Cox Mill at South Rowan; East Rowan at Hickory Ridge, and Central Cabarrus at Concord in league games.

Hickory Ridge is 3-0 in league play, while Carson is 2-0. See Scoreboard.

Jayvee football

Jayvee games set for tonight are South Rowan at A.L. Brown, North Rowan at Carson; West Rowan at Davie, and East Rowan at Salisbury.

Carson home jayvee games start at 6:30 p.m.

Prep soccer

Carson’s varsity boys soccer team won 4-1 at West Davidson on Wednesday.

The Cougars (2-1) controlled the game and led 4-0 at halftime.

Raunel Vasquez scored twice for the Cougars. Brandon Flores and Colton Correll scored a goal each.

Flores and Khalid Myers had assists.

Garrett Owens led the defense for the Cougars.

Carson plays an SPC match at Cox Mill tonight.

• West Davidson won 3-2 in the jayvee contest.

Leswin Hernandez and Carter Love had goals for the Cougars.

College volleyball

Aimee Cloninger (Carson) continued to shine for the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team on Wednesday.

Cloninger had 15 kills, nine digs, five aces and two blocks in a 25-11, 25-11, 25-10 win against Greensboro College.

Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had two aces and a block for CVCC.

College football

Livingstone will hold its second intrasquad football scrimmage at Alumni Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Admission is free.

The Blue Bears open on Sept. 7 against traditional rival Johnson C. Smith at 4 p.m. at Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium.

Local golf

Seventy-three GARS members played at Lexington Golf Club earlier this week.

Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 66.13 was Roy Green. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 66.71 was Jim Harris. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 65.51 was Melvin McGee. John Daniels was the low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 73.19.

•The Country Club of Salisbury Senior Interclub team beat Forsyth Country 28 1/2 to 7 1/2. Salisbury’s team was Craig Rae-Burl Brady, Victory Wallace-Mark Robertson, John Kilgo-Bob Mangum, Bud Mickle-Joey Rusher, David Roeuche-Ken Reid and Bob Oswald-Bob Bailey.

• In the eGolf Tour’s Mid Pines Classic in Southern Pines, Salisbury resident Frank Adams III is t 65-70 — 135 after two rounds. He’s 7-under, tied for eighth and three shots off the pace.

Will Collins is at 67-74 — 141. He made the cut at 1-under and is tied for 35th.

College soccer

Catawba’s women’s team was picked to finish fourth in the SAC in a poll of league coaches.

Lenoir-Rhyne, Wingate and Tusculum were picked ahead of the Indians. Lenoir-Rhyne got 10 of 12 first-place votes.

Catawba defender Anna Toole, midfielder Sophie Waller and forward Juliana Conte were named to preseason All-SAC team. Other top returners include Karen Presnell (Salisbury) and Allison Baucom (West Rowan).

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