Area briefs: Salisbury girls win meet

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From staff reports
Salisbury’s girls finished first and its boys took second in a CCC cross country meet at Ledford on Tuesday.
For the girls, Salisbury placed five runners in the top seven. They were Katherine Shields (second), Emily Shields (third), Jenna Bryan (fourth), Katelyn Horning (fifth) and Margaret Kaufmann (seventh). The other finishers were Carrie Thompson (12th), Laurel Loeblein (13th) and Taylor Slate (14th).
The Hornets totaled 21 points, and second-place Ledford had 40.
* In the boys race, Salisbury’s Philip Tonseth took first overall and Nick Summers was second. Tyler Downs placed 11th. Salisbury finished with 51 points, 20 more than first-place Ledford.
* Augustine Wiggins led North Rowan’s boys with a 14th-place finish in a CCC meet at West Davidson.West’s Josh Roberts won with a course-record time of 17:57.
– Prep golf
Salisbury’s girls golf team had a 132 total and finished two strokes behind Charlotte Country Day at the par-36 Raintree Country Club.
Allison Lee (41) and Madison Kennedy (43) led the Hornets (12-2). Catherine Parks and Amber Lyerly had 48s. Lily Yatawara posted a 53.
Laura Wearn (39), Laura Binkowski (42) and Liz Hill (49) scored for Country Day.
– Prep volleyball
Carson’s volleyball team topped East Rowan 25-11, 24-26, 25-22, 25-11 on Tuesday.
Breckin Settlemeyer led the Cougars (6-9, 3-8 NPC) with 13 kills. Jen Hough had seven kills, Shanna Stewart six and Amber Ingraham five. Taylor Whitley had 26 assists.
Stewart and Sarah Marshall had 20 digs each. Ingraham had 13.
Ingraham served for 13 points. Marshall and Whitley served for 11.
* East’s jayvees beat Carson 26-24, 27-25. Madeline Plummer served for nine points for Carson.
– Prep football
Thomas Lowe, who broke East Rowan’s single-season rushing record as a sophomore in 2007, has enrolled at South Rowan.
– Prep soccer
East Rowan lost 5-1 against Statesville in NPC soccer Monday.
Levi Huffman scored his first high school goal for East in the first half, and keeper Dillion Arey had a strong second half. East (0-8-1) plays host to West Iredell tonight. n Prep tennis
Salisbury’s girls tennis team beat North Rowan by a 9-0 score.
The Hornets, who dropped one singles game, got wins from Hannah Lebowitz, Kirstin Meyerhoeffer, Brooke Johnson, Shea Comadoll, Joy Loeblein and Erika Nelson.
Lebowitz-Meyerhoeffer, Comadoll-Loeblein and Sun Dragas-Dzenita Sukurica won in doubles for the Hornets (14-1, 11-0 CCC).Earlier this week, North Rowan won 9-0 against Providence Grove.
Corbin Bennett, Diamond Jackson, Caitlin Crawford, Kelli Berry, Kayla Morgan and Melinda Mitchell won singles matches for the fifth-place Cavaliers. Bennett-Jackson, Crawford-Morgan and Berry-Mitchell won in doubles.
* West Rowan fell 9-0 in an NPC match Tuesday against Statesville.
Carson moved into sixth place with a 7-2 win over North Iredell. Carol Brown, Katie Smith, Keila Marlin and Jada Holloway won singles matches. Brown-Courtney Cress, Smith-Hannah Shinn and Marlin-Holloway won in doubles.
– Jayvee football
Dinkin Miller rushed for 148 yards and three TDs, and Eric Cowan rushed for 123 yards and two TDs in West Rowan’s 42-36 overtime win against Northwest Cabarrus.
Tyler Mullis passed for 157 yards. Odell McBride caught two passes for 67 yards, including a TD, and Jarvis Morgan had four catches for 90 yards. Offensive linemen Jordan Davenport, Loisee Kraft, Cory Shue, Tim Jancic, Andre Archie and Cody Herron stood out.
Quan Cowan intercepted three passes, and John Dunlap picked off two. Troy Culbertson and Christian Hedrick also stood out defensively for the Falcons (2-1, 1-0 NPC).
– Catawba volleyball
Stormi Gale racked up 16 kills to lead Wingate to a 25-21, 31-29, 25-21 sweep of Catawba on Tuesday.
Melissa Powers (15 kills) and Melissa Griffith (12 kills, 10 digs) led Catawba (6-5, 1-1).
– Middle school softball
West Rowan Middle beat North Rowan Middle 8-5 on Tuesday.
West (3-1) had 10 hits, with Kristine South, Stephanie Sigmon and Kailey Anglin getting two each. West, which plays Erwin (4-0) on Thursday, stole 18 bases.
West’s Michaela White pitched a three-hitter and struck out 14.
– College basketball
Pfeiffer will open the men’s basketball season with a Nov. 6 exhibition at Charlotte.
The game pits Pfeiffer coach Dave Davis against Charlotte head coach Bobby Lutz. Davis was an assistant coach for five years under Lutz at Pfeiffer.
– Area baseball
The East Rowan Red Sox were 3-1 and won the CABA 11-under Fall State Championships held in Concord.
The Red Sox beat the Piedmont Braves 12-2 and 8-7. The Red Sox split two games with the Top Gun Sluggers, winning 15-5 and losing 9-8.
Team members are Seth Lillian, Chance Brown, Aaron Ritchie, Jackson Justus, Brandon Herring, Cody Holshouser, Grayson Whicker, Nick Lyerly, Addison Fry, Ike Freeman and Jacob O’Neal.
Brian Ritchie coaches the Red Sox. Alec Hamilton is the team manager.
* The Rowan Tarheels baseball team had a 3-1 record and won the 13-under Top Gun Tournament in Concord.
Bryson Prugh pitched a one-hitter in an 11-0 victory against the Stanly County Heat in the championship game.
The Tarheels beat the Carolina Yankees 8-3 and the Charlotte Titans 4-3. The Tarheels lost to the Rocky River Gators 8-3.
Chance Mazza (5-for-7), Luke Setzer (3-for-8), Cody McNeely (3-for-8), Joseph Gray (3-for-8), Bryson Shepherd (4-for-9), John Daugherty (3-for-7) and Prugh (5-for-8) led Rowan at the plate.
Gray, Daugherty, Shepherd, McNeely and Riley Myers had strong mound outings.
Other members of the Tarheels are Justin Norman, Dylan Snider and Eric Goldston.
– Sacred Heart soccer
Sacred Heart’s soccer team defeated Salisbury Academy 5-4.
The match went two overtimes before being decided on a penalty kick by Bobby Cardelle.
Scoring goals in the penalty-kick period for Sacred Heart (3-1) were Maggie Habeeb, Hector Bonilla, Alex Julian and Cardelle.
Keeper Banks Fisher shined for Sacred Heart and stopped seven of 11 penalty kicks.
Sacred Heart’s defense was led by Sam Greene and Delanie Gokey. Contributing to the offensive effort were Brian Bauk, Steven Mazur, Yonathon Sorto and Jordan Pring.
– Salisbury Academy
Salisbury Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams won a meet in Statesville on Monday.
Trey Bergsma (second) and Michael Ogden (third) led the boys team. Samantha Wright (second) and Madeline Hoskins (third) led the girls.
– Junior Bobcats
The Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department is holding registration for its Junior Bobcat boys basketball league through Oct. 17.
The league is for boys ages 7-15, and registration can be made at Hall Gym, located at 1402 W. Bank St.
The fee is $35 for city residents and $70 for non-residents. Contact Tim Pittman at or Steve Clark at Also call 704-638-5289.
Augustine Wiggins led North Rowan’s boys with a 14-place finish in a CCC cross country meet at West Davidson. West’s Josh Roberts won with a course-record time of 17:57.
Central won the girls meet with a score of 20 and West finished 2nd. Lex. and North Rowan do not have a girls team. Olivia Myers from West Davidson won the meet with a time of 21:37. L The top five was finished off with runners from Central Davidson. West Davidson will run again on Saturday in the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational.
Lynn Ludwig- Head Coach West Davidson High School Cross Country