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Area Sports Briefs: Jones leads SHS jayvees

From staff reports
Salisbury’s jayvee football team rode three touchdowns by Dejoun Jones to a 28-21 victory against Lexington at Philpott Stadium on Thursday.
Jones broke a 65-yard run in the fourth quarter to snap a 21-21 tie.
Jones had scoring runs of 5 and 4 yards as the Hornets built a 21-6 halftime lead. Dominique Dismuke had an 80-yard breakaway for Salisbury’s other touchdown.
David Simons kicked four PATs.
It was the first loss for Lexington. Salisbury is 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the CCC.
* Xavier Stanback and Damien Washington scored two TDs apiece for A.L. Brown in a 41-6 romp over Piedmont.
Demetrius Jackson and Tevin Jones also scored for the Wonders (7-0), who rolled up 341 rushing yards and 17 first downs.
– Prep tennis
Individual regional play resumes today.
South Rowan’s top singles player Stephanie Chavez will be among those competing at T.C. Roberson. Chavez was 5-4 in NPC play.
– Prep volleyball
South Rowan lost to North Iredell 25-20, 25-21, 25-11 on Wednesday and finished in a three-way tie for second place in the NPC with Lake Norman and West Iredell
South (16-5, 13-5) was seeded third after tiebreakers and coin flips and plays at Kernersville Glenn at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.
Admission is $5.
If South advances, it will play the Hickory Ridge-Ragsdale winner in the second round.
Directions to Glenn: Take Highway 52 North toward Winston-Salem. Take I-40 bypass toward Greensboro. Take exit 201 (Union Cross Road). Turn right at top of exit. Go to second stoplight and school will be on the right.
* Lake Norman was seeded second for the playoffs and West Iredell fourth. Mooresville is the No. 5 seed.
* Statesville clinched the league’s No. 6 seed with a 3-1 victory against East Rowan on Wednesday. Haili Everhart had 17 digs and eight kills for the Mustangs.
Nicolle Bradway had eight kills in a 3-2 loss to Northwest Cabarrus. Whitley Barrier had three blocks, Haley Barrier and Carsen Byrd had five kills each. Madalyn File and Taylor Honeycutt combined for 14 assists.
* Carson ended its season with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 loss to West Iredell on Wednesday and finished tied for seventh in the NPC with Northwest Cabarrus at 6-12.
* North Rowan, the No. 5 seed in the CCC, plays at Starmount Saturday in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.
If North advances, it will play the Ledford-East Lincoln winner.
– Catawba tennis
Catawba’s men closed their fall tennis season with a 9-0 victory against visiting Lenoir-Rhyne on Thursday.
Sean Soltan, Matt King, Cyle Petersen and Tom McCormick won their singles matches in straight sets for the Indians.
– Middle School football
West Rowan’s seventh-graders pounded Corriher-Lipe 52-0.
Daisean Reddick returned the opening kickoff 67 yards for a TD. Devin Parks scored on runs of 30, 37 and 40 yards. Malik Crudup, Tyler Kennedy and Najee Tucker also scored for the Bulldogs (6-0).
Michael Pinkston had a pair of two-point conversions. Parks, Ezekiel Blackwood and Derrick Fortson had one each.
Defensive leaders for West were Keyows Weeks, Teoz Mauney, Andrew Jiles, Jesse Moore and Jacob Steele. Blackwood blocked a punt and recovered a fumble.
– West’s eighth-graders nipped Knox 20-14.
Terrance Polk scored on runs of 15 and 20 yards and added a two-point conversion for the Bulldogs. Brandon Ijames had a 55-yard touchdown run.
Travis Reddick recovered a fumble. Cody Eggers led the rushing attack with 68 yards.
Max Allen scored both of Knox’s touchdowns on an 80-yard kickoff return and a 4-yard run.
– Middle school softball
West Rowan Middle defeated North Rowan Middle 2-1. West’s Michaela White, pitched a one-hitter and boosted her strikeout total for the season to 84.
White, Christine Turner, Kristine South, Catherine Whitley, and Mackenzie Dixon led West’s offense.
Turner, Whitley and Maria Taylor sparked the defense for the Bulldogs (8-2).
North’s Taylor Sells struck out 10 Bulldogs.
– Middle school tennis
North Rowan Middle won 6-3 against Corriher-Lipe, topped China Grove 5-4 and beat West Rowan Middle 6-3 in a busy week.
Catherine Crawford, Dakota Honeycutt, Lacey Jones, Erika Easley, Danielle Eagle, Anna Bullock, Katelyn Parker, Bethany Stallings, Lindsay Miller, Alli Culp and Jennifer Vargas led the Mavericks (7-5).n Sacred Heart downed First Assembly of Winston-Salem 8-1 on Thursday.
Katelyn Storey, Anna Page, Kelly Dulkoski, Lauren Gray, Jordan DeJaco, and Helen Nguyen won in singles for Sacred Heart. Storey-Page and Anna Tonseth-Lauren Roy had doubles victories.
* Salisbury Academy defeated Charlotte Prep 7-2. Winning for the Jaguars (6-1) were Madeline Hoskins, Allie Billings, Anna Flynn, Sally Fowler, Alexandra Drye, Ann Rollins Johnson, Olivia Smith and Emily Capito.

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