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Area briefs: SHS netters get CCC win

From staff reports
Joy Loeblein, Erika Nelson, Sierra Davis, Mary Margaret Mills, Dzenita Sukurica and Mally Fisher registered singles wins as Salisbury’s girls tennis beat Providence Grove 9-0 for a CCC victory on Thursday afternoon.
Sun Dragas, Sarah Truemper, Sarah Shirley, Anna Wooten, Alex Yarbrough and Meloney Ramos participated in doubles victories for Salisbury (9-1, 6-0 CCC).
* Carson fell to Lake Norman 9-0 in NPC play.
– Prep volleyball
South Rowan beat West Rowan 3-0, and Carson lost to Statesville 3-2 in NPC volleyball on Thursday.
North Iredell (10-0) swept Lake Norman in a battle for first place in the NPC.
– Catawba volleyball wins
Catawba got 15 kills each from Melissa Powers and Melissa Griffith and won at Pfeiffer 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-23 on Thursday.
Catawba is 4-4. Pfeiffer is 6-2.
Powers had 13 of her 15 kills and seven of her eight blocks after the opening game.
Griffith added a team-high 23 digs and three blocks for Catawba, while libero Mai Zoua Lo had 22 digs and three aces. Megan Courson, a freshman setter from West Iredell, had 27 assists and four blocks.
Petra Ljubicic collected seven of her 15 kills in the first set for the Falcons. Morgan Liebert had 43 assists and 17 digs.
– Wildcats win NPC golf match
Lake Norman shot 133 to win a North Piedmont Conference nine-hole golf match at Mooresville on Thursday.
Statesville (136), South Rowan (149), West Rowan (151), Mooresville (151) and East Rowan (161) followed the Wildcats.
Statesville’s Kathryn Vance was medalist with a 40.
Lake Norman’s Hayley Hammond shot 41. Abby Shipley’s 42 paced Mooresville.
South Rowan was led by Katie Barbee’s 47. West Rowan’s Alex Mills and Katie Knepp shot 48s.
Morgan Thrift’s 49 paced East Rowan.
– Metal detectors at A.L. Brown
A.L. Brown will use metal detectors at all football games starting with Friday’s game with Sun Valley at Memorial Stadium.
School officials advise fans to come early, but no major delays are anticipated.
Anyone refusing to be detected or searched won’t be allowed to enter.
– Jayvee football
A.L. Brown rushed for 300 yards in a 28-20 victory over Sun Valley on Thursday.
Martel Campbell led the Wonders.
* Mooresville’s jayvees beat Carson 21-14.
– Rocky River golf
Deadline for entry in The Rocky River Golf Club’s annual Mayor’s Tournament is Sept. 22. The format is four-person Captain’s choice. Entry fee is $85 per person or $340 per team.
Entry forms are available at the golf course. Call (704) 455-1200.
– Pfeiffer athletics
Pfeiffer’s volleyball team beat St. Andrews 3-0 on Wednesday.
* Pfeiffer’s women’s soccer team beat Chowan 6-3 in the rain on Wednesday, and the Pfeiffer men routed Chowan 8-0.
– Gray Stone cross country
Gray Stone cross country teams swept a Rocky River Conference Meet with Mount Pleasant, North Stanly and Union Academy at Albemarle’s Morehead Park.
The boys won with a score of 36. Top finishers for Gray Stone were Patrick Martin (second), Eldon Zacek (fifth), Richard Griffin (eighth), Harrison Latimer (10th) and Richard Scott (11th).
For the girls, Gray Stone won with 36. Leading the girls were Hunter Latimer (first), Mary Bergstresser (third), Janna Featherstone (fourth), Raelynn Perry (ninth) and Brianna Reynolds (19th).
Gray Stone will compete Saturday at Cannon School.
– College football
Hurley “Tre” Hemphill (NW Cabarrus) made 17 tackles for Virginia Union in its first two games this season. Stephen Tilghman (NWC) made three tackles for the Trojans.
– Rowan Volleyball Club
The Rowan Volleyball Club will play host to clinics on Sept. 13, Sept. 27 and Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m. at Carson High.
The club is for grades 5-8.
The cost is $10 per session.
– Salisbury football parking
Reserve parking for the Salisbury-West Stanly varsity football game at Ludwig Stadium tonight is available through the school office by calling 704-636-1221 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spaces are on a first-come. first-serve basis.
Questions should be directed to the school office.

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