Area Sports Briefs:

Carson’s soccer team won another big match on Thursday, beating South Iredell 2-1 in a weather-shortened game.

Raunel Vasquez scored for the second straight game on an assist by Brandon Flores.

Pedro Perez scored on a penalty kick.

South Iredell was the team that eliminated Carson in the playoffs last season in the third round.

Carson’s first home match is Tuesday against Lake Norman.

Prep volleyball

East Rowan won 3-2 against Carson in SPC volleyball on Thursday, the first loss to a county team by the Cougars in a number of years. Both teams are 1-1 in the SPC.

In other SPC contests, South Rowan beat Concord 3-0 and Cox Mill beat Hickory Ridge 3-2. West Rowan’s game with Northwest Cabarrus was postponed by transportation issues.

Prep girls tennis

Salisbury defeated Ledford 9-0 in a non-conference home match on Thursday.

Kayla Honeycutt won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Kathryn Rusher own 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2. Grace Steinman won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.

Maria Capito won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4. Emily Capito won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5. Julia Honeycutt won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.

Winning doubles were Kayla Honeycutt-Maria Capito, Rusher-Steinman and Emily Capito-Julia Honeycutt.

“The girls have done a good job progressing each day in practice and matches,” SHS coach Scott Maddox. “Ledford is a quality team and I thought the girls responded by playing their best tennis in this young season.”

College cross country

Catawba’s women’s cross country team was picked eighth in the SAC preseason poll. The Catawba men were picked eleventh. The Mars Hill men and the Wingate women were picked first in their respective polls.

Hurley YMCA

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Mighty Kickers Soccer

Open to boys and girls, ages 3-4. The Mighty Kickers league is a great introduction to the sport of soccer and teaches the fundamentals and rules of soccer along with YMCA values and principles.

Fall soccer

Open to boys and girls, Grades K – 8th (ages 5 – 14)

Fall T-Ball

Open to boys and girls, Grades Pre-K – 1st (ages 4 – 6)

Registration ends Saturday, Sept. 6

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Catawba football

After seven days of practice, Catawba held its first football scrimmage on Wednesday. Coach Curtis Walker tabbed it as a much needed scrimmage and the team was able to get in about 60 plays on a warm late afternoon.

“The scrimmage today gives us a guage on where we are in the preparation for the 2014 season,” Walker said. “We had some really well executed plays but also some plays that left me scratching my head on how we could mess them up so bad. It was good to have the officials here to help our team understand the disciplines of the game.”

Walker said QB Mike Sheehan is doing an outstanding job.

A scrimmage is scheduled Saturday morning at 11.


The Asheville Tourists completed a series sweep by beating the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-1 on Thursday.

Jayvee football

Weather issues affected jayvee football action on Thursday.

Carson led 14-0 after a half against Salisbury. It’s not clear yet if it will be counted as an official game.

Jay Wilkerson scored from 6 yards out, and Owen White threw a 22-yard TD pass to Nathan Yow.

Matt Beaver kicked two PATS. Coach Joe Pinyan praised Isaac Bell for leading Carson’s defense and White for directing the offense.

• West Rowan trailed Mooresville 7-0 when weather stopped the game at halftime. Devin Turner, Tyler Wheeler, Gavin Miller, Timmy Wilmot and Miles Poteat led West’s defense.

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