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Area briefs: Salisbury golf takes third in regional

From staff reports
Salisbury’s girls golf team finished third in the 1A/2A/3A West Regional at Cedar Rock Country Club in Lenoir, and four Hornets qualified for the upcoming state championships.
Salisbury finished with a 270 total. Owen and Lake Norman tied for first at 267, and Owen won the tiebreaker.
Allison Lee led Salisbury with an 82. Lily Yatawara and Amber Lyerly each had 94s, and Catherine Parks qualified with a 95. Madison Kennedy had a 99 to tie two other players for the final qualifying spot, but Owen’s Rachel Trent won a one-hole playoff.
West Rowan’s Katie Knepp (93) was the only other county competitor to qualify. Alex Mills (106) and Ashlynn Perry (106) also represented West. East’s Samantha Haviland had a 110.
West Henderson’s Kayla Sciupider was the medalist with a 77.
n South volleyball
South Rowan’s volleyball team travels to Hickory Ridge today for a 6 p.m. match in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
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Directions to Hickory Ridge: Take I-85 south to exit 48 (I-485). Take exit 36 (Rocky River Road) off I-485 and turn left. Go 31/2 miles to Hickory Ridge Road. Turn left at the stoplight. School is on the right.
n Salisbury tennis
Salisbury’s girls tennis team (19-1) will play at Shelby (11-2) this afternoon in a second-round match of the 2A dual-team playoffs.
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Directions to Shelby: Take I-85 south to exit 10B toward Kings Mountain/Shelby. Go on U.S. 74 west for 11 miles, and the road becomes E. Dixon Blvd/U.S. 74 bypass. Continue for 3.5 more miles.n SAC football honors
Catawba quarterback Patrick Dennis has been named the SAC Offensive Player of the Week.
Newberry defensive back Kamaal McIlwain and kicker Britt Blackmon were also honored.
Dennis, a sophomore, threw for a career-high 357 yards and two scores in a 37-35 win against Tusculum. He completed 19 of 27 passes with no interceptions. The touchdown tosses came in the third quarter, covering 36 and 51 yards to erase a 21-16 halftime deficit.
n SAC hoops meeting
The college basketball season is just around the corner, and SAC coaches will discuss their teams’ prospects at a meeting in Hickory on Wednesday.
Catawba men’s coach Jim Baker expects to have another good team. The Indians return four starters from last year’s squad that took the SAC tournament title and participated in the Division II playoffs.
Catawba opens with an exhibition at N.C. State on Nov. 11.
Catawba’s women are expected to show improvement from last season’s seventh-place showing.
They open with the Tusculum Tip-Off from Nov. 15-16.
n Middle school tennis
Knox defeated China Grove 9-0 in middle school girls tennis.
Caroline Graham, Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer, Emalee Young, Athena Cook, Traci Leak and Kristen Harmon won singles matches for the Trojans.
Graham-Meyerhoeffer, Suzanne Brborvic-Emma Labovitz and Megan Harmon-Maddie Labovitz won in doubles.
n Jr. Bobcats
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is holding late registration for Jr. Bobcats at Hall Gym through Friday.
The cost is $35 for city residents and $70 for non-residents.
Contact Tim Pittman or Steve Clark at 704-638-5289.
n Hurley Y basketball
Hurley and West Rowan YMCA branches are registering for girls basketball Pre-K through eighth grade and for co-ed Little Shooters Basketball for Pre-K through first grade.
Registration is through Nov. 2. Contact John Peterson at 704-636-0111.
n GARS
Forty-four GARS members played at Crescent Golf Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Dick Hatoway with a net of 68.91.
Low ‘B’ player was Art Hattaway with a net of 73.34.
Low ‘C’ player was Don Neff with a net of 68.55.
Low ‘D’ player was Bob Gilland with a net of 75.18.

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