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Sports briefs: Area soccer players honored

From staff reports

Catawba midfielder Nathan Zuzga and Pfeiffer midfielder Cihan Nuhoglu are on the NCCSIA All-State Men’s College Division Soccer team.

Catawba keeper Kathleen Blake and defender Leigh Telzrow and Pfeiffer midfielder Maria Reis made the women’s team.

n East wrestlers fifth

East Rowan’s wrestling team finished fifth in Saturday’s 15-team meet at Trinity won by St. Stephens.

East’s Aaron Plyler finished first. Coleton Boone, Chase Burris and C.J. Gordy finished second. Joe Knox and Thomas Lowe tied for fifth.

n Kernodle gets GARS ace

Bill Kernodle made a hole-in-one on the 112-yard sixth hole at Warrior Golf Club in Monday’s GARS tournament.

Gary Wortman was low ‘A’ player with a net of 66.57.

Low ‘B’ player was David Schenk (61.35), Low ‘C’ player was Bill Bradley (67.52). Low ‘D’ player was Harold Hattaway (64.76).

n South jayvee basketball

South Rowan’s undefeated jayvee girls basketball team won its sixth straight game when it beat Mooresville 59-41 on Friday. Nikki Graham had 21 points. Kayla Morrow had 16 points and seven rebounds. Whitney Ashley had 11 points.

South’s boys defeated the Blue Devils 58-52. John Davis and Jabon Stark had 14 points each for South (5-1).

n Eighth-grade basketball

China Grove’s boys rallied to beat Erwin 38-30. Nick Houston (17 points) and Zack Wagner (11) paced the Red Devils (3-3). Luke Thomas had 10 points and seven boards for Erwin (1-5, 1-4)

Erwin’s girls beat China Grove 37-19. Taylor Honeycutt scored 10 points for the Eagles (3-3, 3-2). Krista Swartz scored 10 points for China Grove (1-5).

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