Area briefs: Salisbury tennis starts CCC play with shutout
From staff reports
Salisbury’s girls tennis team opened league play with a 9-0 victory against East Davidson. The Hornets (3-1, 1-0 CCC) dropped a total of two games, both in doubles.
Hannah Lebowitz, Kirstin Meyerhoeffer, Brooke Johnson, Shea Comadoll, Joy Loeblein and Erika Nelson won in singles. Lebowitz-Comadoll, Meyerhoeffer-Johnson and Loeblein-Nelson prevailed in doubles.
The Hornets are scheduled to play Central Davidson today in a match that was rained out Monday.
– Prep soccer
Carson lost to Lake Norman 2-1 in the rain on Wednesday night.
Lake Norman (3-0) is ranked No. 1 in 3A, has won two straight state championships and won its 59th straight match.
Lake Norman edged West Iredell 1-0 on Monday.
Valentin Nava scored for the Cougars, the first goal allowed by the Wildcats this season.
Carson got great play from sweeper Matt Corriher, keeper Anel Ramic and Juan Caicedo.
Carson plays at Salisbury on Thursday.
* The East Rowan-Mooresville soccer match that was postponed Wednesday will be made up tonight.
East’s match with Carson was rained out on Monday. No makeup has been announced.
– Prep cross country
The Pre-Rowan County cross country meet was postponed twice this week by rain and will not be made up.
– Prep volleyball
In the NPC, South Rowan lost 23-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-20 to West Iredell on Tuesday.
Taylor May had 19 kills for the Raiders (3-1, 2-1), while Kayla Morrow had 14 and Sam Goins six.
Krista Haywood had 38 assists and five kills.
Molly Garrett had 11 digs. Other leaders in digs were Taylor Lookabill (nine), May (eight), Taylor Smith (seven) and Morrow (six).
Morrow served for 16 points and had six blocks.
Kalan Thompson had 20 kills for the Warriors.
* East Rowan lost to Mooresville on Tuesday. Haley Barrier led the Mustangs in kills while Haili Everhart led in digs.
* Statesville beat West Rowan 26-28, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12 on Tuesday for its first win. Amanda Morrison had nine blocks for the Greyhounds.
n Lake Norman stayed undefeated with a 25-18, 25-11, 25-14 sweep of Carson.
* North Iredell stayed unbeaten with a sweep of Northwest Cabarrus.
* West Rowan swept North Rowan in a non-conference match on Monday.
* In the CCC, Ledford improved to 5-0 with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-11 victory over North Rowan on Tuesday.
– East-Salisbury parking
Reserve parking for East Rowan’s varsity football game at Salisbury on Friday can be purchased at the Salisbury school office from 8-4 through Friday. Spaces are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Questions should be directed to the school at 704-636-1221.
– South-Brown tickets
Advance tickets for South Rowan’s varsity football game at A.L. Brown on Friday will be on sale at Brown on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the main hallway. Admission is $6.
– RJR player dies
Matt Gfeller, a football player at R.J. Reynolds, died at Baptist Medical Center from injuries received in Friday’s game with Greensboro Page.
RJR coach Mike Propst said Gfeller was taken off life support at the medical center about 9 p.m. Saturday and died at approximately 2:15 a.m. Sunday.
Principal Art Paschal described the death as a “freak accident.”
“It’s the type of hit that occurs once or twice a year around the world,” he told the Winston-Salem Journal.
– Labor Day golf washed out
Playoffs to finalize the field for the annual Labor Day Four-Ball Memorial Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury were delayed again by bad weather on Wednesday.
They will not be rescheduled today at the Country Club of Salisbury. The course is too wet. Officials hope to hold the playoffs Friday, weather permitting.
One playoff will set the field for the championship flight. It will have eight players shooting for four spots.
The other will have five playing for a spot in the tourney.
The tournament, featuring 96 teams, is scheduled to be played Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Country Club.
– Crescent golf
The Crescent will host the 2nd Annual Chick-Fil-A Rowan Amateur Senior Championship on Sept. 27-28.
Last year’s field consisted of 80 men and women in 10 flights.
Eric Norris is the defending champion. The two-day, 36-hole stroke play tournament is open to all Rowan County residents over the age of 55 who have amateur status.
Call the pro shop to register.
– Tropical storm vs. ASU
Tropical Storm Gustav is not expected to impact Appalachian State’s game at LSU on Saturday.
LSU director of athletics Joe Alleva attended a meeting with Governor Bobby Jindal and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Wednesday afternoon as officials continued to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Gustav.
At this time there are no changes in plans to play LSU’s season opener beginning at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday against Appalachian State. LSU will continue to monitor the situation in cooperation with state and local officials.
LSU will update fans on any changes via the news media and LSUsports.net (as well as GoASU.com) should conditions warrant.
– Reese to Wingate
Former UNC basketball player Brian Reese has resigned as South Iredell boys hoops coach and has taken an assistant coaching job at Wingate.
– Minor leagues
Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) was the starting pitcher and was charged with the loss in a 1-0 setback against Lakeland on Wednesday.
Steedley (1-4) worked 22/3 innings and allowed three hits and one run.
Rick Porcello, one of baseball’s top pitching prospects, threw six shutout innings for Lakeland.
* David Thomas (Catawba) was 2-for-3 for Vancouver in a 4-2 loss against Everett on Tuesday. Thomas raised his batting average to .284 and drove in his 26th run.
– Las Vegas wins Series
Las Vegas (75-7) beat Pasco, Wash., 5-1 in Shelby on Wednesday to win the American Legion World Series.
Las Vegas went through the double-elimination, rain-plagued event undefeated.
– Titan inks with Yankees
Garrison Lassiter, a shortstop who played at Ledford before transferring to West Forsyth, signed with the New York Yankees and has reported to the Yankees rookie-league team in the Gulf Coast League.
Lassiter was projected as an early-round selection but lasted until the 27th round of the June draft in part because he had accepted a scholarship offer from North Carolina. Lassiter reportedly received a $650,000 bonus. The bonus had to be approved by the commissioner’s office because that’s an amount that is normally slotted for much higher picks.
– Local youth football
Rowan County Youth Football League registration continues.
Players and cheerleaders must attend Rowan County schools and be in grades 3-6.
* Today, 6-8, at South Rowan High
* Saturday, 9-12, at North Rowan Middle (final registration)
Playing sites will include the West, North and Carson high school fields.
Visit the league Web site at www.rcyfl.org for more information.
– South Y leagues
South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through Saturday for fall soccer and flag football. Leagues are for boys and girls grades K-8. Practice starts Sept. 8 and games begin Sept. 20.
Fees are $36 for members and $60 for non-members. Contact Gary Earnhardt at South Rowan YMCA at 704-857-7011.