Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
A father-son team grabbed the lead in the first day of qualifying for the annual Labor Day Four-Ball Memorial Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Glenn Dixon and son Roy posted a three-uner-par 68 to take the lead. The Dixons were four-under par going to the 18th hole. They have a two-stroke lead in the battle for the qualifying medal.
Taking second place with a one-under 70 were Ronnie Eidson and Curtis Kyles.
Trailing with a par 70 are Jay Dees and Bob Honeycutt.
Bob Steele and Frank Eason took the lead in the Senior Division qualifying.
Qualifying for the tourney will continue today and Sunday.
The regular division will be made of 96 teams. Sixteen will qualify for the Senior bracket.
The flight for older seniors will not be played. Not enough entered that group.
Mallory McDaniel and Richard Cobb are defending champions and will occupy the top seed for the tourney.
Defending champions Eric Norris and Charlie Andrews will be top seeded in that Senior Division.
n NPC volleyball
Carson evened its NPC record at 1-1 with a 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 victory over East Rowan on Thursday.
Carson came from behind in the third game.
Sarah Marshall had 29 digs and 16 service points to lead the Cougars. Marissa Sellers had 13 service points and 14 assists. Heather Ciscel had 15 service points.
Amber Ingraham and Shanna Stewart had four kills each, with Breckin Settlemeyer and Jalissa Piette had three each. Jennifer Hough and Cassie Kirk had two each.
Settlemeyer had nine blocks.
“Our girls played hard and served well,” Carson coach Trish Hester said.
n Carson’s jayvees won 25-11, 25-17 as Morgan Griffin and Madeline Plummer served 14 points each. Plummer led the team in digs. Jordan Whitley and Hannah Wise led the team in kills while Hannah Leonard led in assists.
n South Rowan stayed undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Statesville. The Raiders (3-0, 2-0) won 25-12, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17.
South also beat A.L. Brown 3-0 and Northwest Cabarrus 3-1.
Elliot Gealy (Salisbury) shot 65-74-70 ó 209 and finished sixth in the Firethorne Open, a Tarheel Tour stop.
Gealy won $2,750.
First-round draft pick Gordon Beckham singled off the glove of second baseman Nick Noonan in the bottom of the ninth to drive in Matt Inouye as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat Augsuta 3-2 on Friday.