Area briefs: SHS, East tennis sweep
From staff reports
Salisbury beat previously undefeated Ledford 9-0 in a CCC tennis match played on Monday.
Hannah Lebowitz, Kirstin Meyerhoeffer, Brooke Johnson, Shea Comadoll, Joy Loeblein and Erika Nelson won singles matches for Salisbury (8-1, 5-0).
Lebowitz won a tough battle of unbeaten No. 1 players against Ledford’s Tiffany Vanhpraseuth.
“A quality match by both players,” Salisbury coach Chris Myers said.
* Emilee Smith, Hannah Kovach, Brittany Honeycutt, Emily Beck, Caitlyn Fry and Devan Corpening won singles matches as East Rowan beat Carson 9-0 in the NPC.
* Maggie Daniel was the only winner for West Rowan in a 6-1 NPC loss to Northwest Cabarrus. Two matches weren’t completed because of lighting.
– Salisbury soccer wins
Two goals each by Paul Kollie and Oscar Bonilla lifted Salisbury to a 5-2 victory over Central Davidson in a CCC soccer opener at Ludwig Stadium on Monday.
Salisbury had to forfeit three games after self-reporting an ineligible player and suffered an on-field loss to Carson before officially getting its first win.
“We could have come in here looking to lick our wounds, but we played well,” Salisbury coach Tom Sexton said. “Kollie is starting to show up more and more. He’ll have a big impact for us.”
Kollie opened the scoring off Michael Mazur’s corner, and Bonilla made it 2-0 when he was brought down in the box and cashed in a penalty kick.
The Hornets led 2-1 at halftime.
Bonilla scored off Mazur’s cross for a 3-1 lead, Dustin Presnell put a shot inside the right post from 25 yards out, and Kollie scored the final SHS goal unassisted.
Central Davidson scored on a PK and an own goal.
“We’ve made some good adjustments and we’ve just got to believe in what we’re doing,” Sexton said. “We started last year 0-1-4, so we’ve been here before. We’re 1-0 now where it counts.”
– Stricklin wins again
Taylor Stricklin (West Rowan) won the 30-lap Street Stocks racing event at Hickory on Saturday.
– SAC football honors
Catawba running back Jamelle Cuthbertson was named SAC Offensive Player of the Week, while end Marqus Davis was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Cuthbertson rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns. Davis had a fumble return for a touchdown to seal Saturday’s 41-29 victory over Elizabeth City State.
Wingate’s Patrick Pinchinat, who had a kickoff return for a touchdown, was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
– SoCon football honors
Appalachian State running back Robert Welton was named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 161 yards on 10 carries. He scored two TDs in a rout of Jacksonville.
– Catawba athletics
Catawba’s women’s golf team finished sixth out of 11 teams at the Bucknell Lady Bison Women’s Invitational.
The Indians shot rounds of 332 and 346 to finish at 678.
Junior Kelsey Babos led Catawba with an eighth-place finish. She opened with a round of 75 and followed with an 80 to post a score of 155.
* Catawba’s women’s soccer team got goals from seven different players in an 8-0 romp over Converse. Lena Suarez scored twice for Catawba (3-1).
– Caudle beats age
Sixty-nine members played the final round of the annual GARS tournament at Warrior on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight winner with a net of 59.27 was Butch Adams.
Low ‘B’ winner was Boyce Caudle with a net of 61.46. The 80-year-old Caudle fired a 77.
Low ‘C’ winner was Doug Anderson with a net of 64.66.
Low ‘D’ winner was Ken Miller with a net of 66.25.
– McCanless Couples
The McCanless Couples played their weekly nine-hole match on Sunday with 19 golfers participating in a Captain’s Choice format.
Matt and Liz Murphy shot 31 for first place.
David Huneycutt, James Lohr and Conner Lowman shot 34 and won a scorecard playoff with Pete and Mechelle Kuld for second.
Gene Seaford and Phyllis Myers shot 35.
– Volleyball camp
A volleyball camp will be held at Carson for girls in grades 5-8 from 9-11 this Saturday.
The cost is $10.
Contact coach Trish Hester at the school at 704-855-5026.