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Area briefs: Salisbury golfers beat North Meck

From staff reports
Salisbury’s girls golf team finished with a 126 total and beat North Meck by eight strokes at par-36 Skybrook on Tuesday.
Allison Lee led the Hornets (16-2) with a 39. Catherine Parks fired a 42, and Madison Kennedy rounded out the scoring with a 45. Amber Lyerly had a 47, and Lily Yatawara posted a 51.
Katie Kirk led North Meck with a 35. The other scorers were Katie Murphy (41) and Dee Dee Sarsozo (58).
n Prep cross country
Salisbury’s girls cross country team won a meet with CCC teams North Rowan, West Davidson and Lexington at Boone’s Cave Park.
The Hornets finished with 24 points, seven fewer than West Davidson. Katherine Shields took first overall with a time of 21 minutes, 6 seconds. Salisbury’s other finishers were Emily Shields (third, 21:59), Jenna Bryan (fourth, 22:27), Margaret Kaufman (sixth, 24:15), Laurel Loeblein (10th), Carrie Thompson (11th) and Taylor Slate (14th).
Salisbury’s boys finished second behind West Davidson. Philip Tonseth was second overall, and Nick Summers took third.
n In the Wendy’s Invitational over the weekend at McAlpine Park, East Rowan finished 10th in the 3A boys race. South Rowan was 14th, and Carson was 21st.
East’s Cole Honeycutt (21st, 17:07) was the top freshman. Ross Oden was 23rd with a time of 17:09, and Eli Walton took 53rd with a 17:36.
Dalton Johnson (38th, 17:25) and Michael York (46th, 17:31) paced South. Ethan Horne (33rd, 17:20) led Carson.
In the girls 3A race, South finished 15th and East was 17th. Emily Kinney (23rd, 20:43), Camille Craddock (62nd, 22:48) and Brenna Pruitt (75th, 23:08) led the Raiders. Taylor Arey (37th, 21:44) and Jenny Hughes (70th, 23:00) paced East.
n Prep volleyball
East Rowan’s volleyball team picked up its first NPC win with a 25-9, 25-18, 25-19 victory against West Rowan.
Nicolle Bradway and Haley Barrier had seven kills apiece. Carsen Byrd had five kills and six blocks. Whitley Barrier served for 15 points and had four kills. Haili Everhart had 17 digs, and Madelyn File had 19 assists.East’s junior varsity team won in two games. Olivia Rankin had four kills, and Lauren Goodman had three kills. Kayla Kirk and Lela Fisher had five assists apiece.
n Catawba athletics
Catawba’s men’s basketball team will open the exhibition season at N.C. State on Nov. 11. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
“It will be a great experience for our team,” Catawba coach Jim Baker said. “Playing an ACC team on its home court will be a big test for us.”
The game will be played at Reynolds Coliseum, and tickets are available through Catawba. Baker said they will be priced at $15 apiece.
The Indians will begin the regular season on Nov. 15 against Felician.
n Catawba’s women’s tennis team fell 5-4 to Meredith.
Steffi Cook and Jennifer Dameron won singles matches for the Indians. Cook-Dameron and Megan Kittel-Kim Renspie won in doubles.
n Catawba will hold a field hockey tryout in conjunction with the college’s open house on Nov. 8. The open house will run from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., with the tryout following from 2-4 p.m.
n Middle school softballWest Rowan Middle’s softball team won 12-1 against Southeast.
Michaela White gave up two hits and struck out five batters for West (6-2).
Asheton Morrison had three hits and three RBIs to lead a 14-hit attack. White, Christine Turner, Kristine South, and Stephanie Sigmon had two hits apiece. Sigmon also had three RBIs.
Sydney Grkman hit a home run for Southeast.
n North Hills sports
The North Hills volleyball team swept the Cabarrus Stallions in three games Tuesday. The Eagles are 9-2 overall and 4-1 in league play heading into this weekend’s conference tournament.
North Hills edged Hayworth Christian on Monday. Laura Butner and Catherine Ardoin were standouts.
n Sacred Heart sports
Sacred Heart’s junior varsity soccer team won 6-3 against Salisbury Academy and 5-1 against Statesville Montesori.
Fidel Flores, Erin Ansboro and Reilly Gokey led the offense. Kate Sullivan and Brieanna Owens defended well, and Christian Hester was strong in goal.n Corbin Hills golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played Tuesday.
In low gross, Becky Isenhour took first and was followed by Phyllis Durland and Mary Seaford.
Karla Swanson and Bev Cobb tied for first in low net. Faye Cline was next.
Donna Loman and Ruth Bowles tied for first in low putts. Norma Burgess and Gail Capone tied for the next spot.
n DCDS hoops
DCDS is looking for basketball players, ages 12-14, to fill the roster for its club team.
The team will play 32 games against public and private schools. Practices and home games will be at the school’s campus in Lexington.
Contact Bob Burges at 704-633-4512 or 336-885-5131, ext. 1038, for details.

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