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Two doubles teams and one singles entry from Salisbury clinched regional berths by advancing to the semifinals of the CCC tennis tournament. Salisbury’s other singles participant and one North Rowan player are still alive in the consolation bracket, where a winner will emerge as the fifth and final regional qualifier.
n In doubles, Salisbury’s tandems of Hannah Lebowitz-Kirstin Meyerhoeffer and Shea Comadoll-Joy Loeblein went 2-0 on Monday. Lebowitz-Meyerhoeffer will face Central Davidson’s Sarah Bowers-Caitlin Tysinger in one semifinal today, and Comadoll-Loeblein will play Ledford‚s Kelsey Gilliam-Grace Lackey in the other one.
Lebowitz-Meyerhoeffer advanced with 8-0 wins against North Rowan’s Caitlin Crawford-Kelli Berry and Lexington’s Taryn Jenkins-Katie Thompson. Comadoll-Loeblein won 8-1 against Central’s Haley Hanes-Lydia Beck and 8-0 against Lexington’s Arsherres Jenkins-Katherine Davis.
Crawford-Berry won one consolation match but lost the second one. North teammates Kayla Morgan-Melinda Mitchell lost in the opening round and won a consolation match before being eliminated.
n In singles, Salisbury’s Brooke Johnson will face West Davidson’s Danielle Scesney in one semifinal. The other will pit Ledford’s Tiffany Vanhpraseuth against West Davidson’s Olivia Myers.
Johnson won 8-1 against Lexington’s Callie Auman and Central’s Erin Wilson.
Erika Nelson, a sixth-seeded freshman on Salisbury’s team, won 8-1 against East Davidson’s Jessica Burkhart and fell 9-8 (10-7) to Myers, West Davidson‚s top player. Nelson won 8-2 against Auman in a consolation match and will face North Rowan’s Diamond Jackson in a consolation semifinal.
Jackson won 8-1 against Providence Grove’s Hannah Armfield, then lost 8-0 against Vanhpraseuth. Jackson beat North teammate Corbin Bennett by an 8-6 score in a consolation match. Bennett lost her first match and won once in the consolation bracket before falling to Jackson.
n Salisbury soccer
Salisbury’s soccer team fought to a 1-1 tie with CCC foe East Davidson on Monday.
The Hornets (8-4-1, 7-0-1) couldn’t break the deadlock in the overtime periods and suffered their blemish in CCC play. East Davidson is 4-2-3 in the league.
Randy Almeida’s unassisted goal put the Hornets on top, but the Golden Eagles rallied.
“It’s a disturbing tie,” said SHS coach Tom Sexton. “We ruined our own opportunities and didn’t take advantage of the big field. We’ve got to tighten it up. We had no business doing it, but we’ve put ourselves in a tougher position than we should be in.”The Hornets play at second-place West Davidson on Wednesday.
n McCanless golf
The McCanless Ladies Association played a two-day event.
The winner of the Championship Flight in a sudden- death playoff was Beth Calhoun, with Liz Murphy coming in second.
Mechelle Kuld won the First Flight. Monica Green was second.
n Local golfers
Eric Edwards shot 77-68 ó 145 to win the 12-under division at the International Junior Golf Tour event held at Tradition National in Bluffton, S.C., over the weekend.
Caroline Dula shot 88-90 ó 178 to finish 12th in the 15-19 age division.
n Corbin Hills golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played in the annual, two-day Judy Christman Fall Championship.
Becky Isenhour won the Championship Flight. Wanda Sanders was second and Phyllis Durland third.
Faye Cline won the First Flight. Bev Cobb was second and Carolynn Ries third.
Gail Capone won the Second Flight. Joy Maughmer was second and Sharon Deal third.
n GARS
Seventy-four members played in a Captain’s Choice event at Corbin Hills on Monday.
The team of Bill Bradley, Cliff Cutrell, Tony LaBarbera and Gary Wortman shot minus-13 to win.
Bob Gilland, Bill Hathcock, Larry Morris and Gene Poplin shot minus-11 for second.
Ken Miller, Harold Morefield, Pete Robertson and Jeff Williams shot minus-8 for third place.
O.J. Chandler and Morefield won closest to the pin holes. Hathcock made the longest putt on No. 9.
n Rowan Athletics
The Rowan Athletics baseball team, coached by James Collins, Jeff Bowden, and Andrew Pinkston, went undefeated in the Squeeze Play NIT tournament over the weekend.
Rowan only allowed two runs in the tournament.
Pitchers were Michael Ball, Chance Bowden, Nick Collins, Hunter Brooks, Austin McNeill, Tyler Fuller and Michael Pinkston.
Brooks was the tournament MVP. He went 10-for-11 with an inside-the-park homer. Collins was the MVP in the championship game.
Other team members are Will Holshouser, Colton Laws and Ty Beck.
n East Rowan Red Sox
The East Rowan Red Sox 11-under baseball team went 4-0 in a tournament at Flowe Park over the weekend. The Red Sox hit .422 in the tournament and beat Top Gun 15-0 and 10-9 and topped the Piedmont Braves twice by 8-7 scores.
Addison Fry and Nick Lyerly had game-winning hits, and Aaron Ritchie beat a throw to first to seal Sunday’s win over the Braves. Grayson Whicker, Cody Holshouser and Aaron Ritchie hit triples.
Lyerly and John O’ Neal were 7-for-12 in the tourney while Ritchie and Jackson Justus were 5-for-11.
n SAC honorees
South Atlantic Conference football honorees this week are Wingate linebacker Ed Doughty, Tusculum quarterback Corey Russell and Newberry special teams ace Kamaal McIlwain.

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