Area briefs: Salisbury golfers eighth after first day
From staff reports
Salisbury’s girls golf team is in eighth place after the first day of the 1A/2A/3A state championships at the Foxfire West Course near Pinehurst.
Allison Lee is tied for eighth place after shooting an 82 to lead the Hornets, who posted a team total of 277 and are only seven strokes behind second-place Ragsdale. Defending champion Union Pines is at 254 with one day remaining in the 36-hole event.
“We played good,” Salisbury coach Dale Snyder said. “We don’t have a shot for first, but we’re absolutely in the hunt for second place.”
Catherine Parks (94) and Lily Yatawara (101) also scored for Salisbury. Amber Lyerly added a 103, and West Rowan’s Katie Knepp also had a 103.
Porter Ridge’s Courtney Gunter (76), Lake Norman’s Hayley Hammond (76) and West Henderson’s Kayla Sciupider (79) were the only players to break 80.
Lee shot a 2-over 38 on the back nine, where she double-bogeyed a par-5 12th hole that’s 560 yards long. She had one birdie and one bogey on the back side.
Charlotte Catholic, Lake Norman, Southern Lee, Western Alamance and Owen are the other teams ahead of Salisbury in the team standings.
– Prep football
West Davidson held on for dear life in a 32-30 win against Lexington on Monday. The Green Dragons led 32-6 going into the fourth quarter.
Lexington (5-4, 3-2 CCC) suffered its straight league loss, and West Davidson (6-3, 4-1) has second place to itself behind unbeaten Salisbury.
West’s defense stymied the Lexington running game in the first half, holding Chris Bush to 17 yards. Lexington managed just 18 plays and one first down before halftime.
Bush finished with 93 yards.
Alex Grubb, who rushed for 142 yards and scored on a 28-yard run, led West Davidson’s offense. James McCandies was 7 of 16 passing for 122 yards, including two scoring strikes to Jon Jarvis. Patrick Phelps scored what proved to be the game-winning points on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.
Lexington recovered several onside kicks during a 24-point fourth quarter.
– Prep playoffs
Salisbury (20-1) will play host to Rocky River champion Forest Hills (12-1) this afternoon in the state quarterfinals of the 2A dual-team tennis playoffs.
The winner will face either North Lincoln or Brevard in the Western final Thursday. Salisbury or Forest Hills would have to travel to Brevard.
State championships in tennis, cross country and volleyball will be decided this weekend. The volleyball final is at Reynolds Coliseum, cross country is at Tanglewood Park and tennis is at Burlington.
– Middle school softball
Michaela White pitched a no-hitter and struck out 12 batters as West Rowan Middle defeated China Grove 12-0 in the first round of the conference tournament.
White, Christine Turner and Catherine Whitley led West’s offense. Whitley, White, Turner, and Kristine South led the West Defense.
West plays Southeast Wednesday in a semifinal at the China Grove field.
– CIAA football
Livingstone’s Robert Massey-Brice was named CIAA Linebacker of the Week.
Massey-Brice made 18 tackles ó three for loss ó forced a fumble and made an interception in Saturday’s loss against Shaw.
– SAC football
Wingate is second, Tusculum fifth, Carson-Newman seventh and Mars Hill ninth in the latest regional poll.
Delta State remained No. 1.
* SAC players of the week are Tusculum quarterback Corey Russell, Mars Hill linebacker Stan Galbraith and Mars Hill returner John Brown.
Russell threw for 267 yards and rushed for 123 in a victory against Newberry. He’s the SAC Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time.
Galbraith recovered three fumbles in a victory against Lenoir-Rhyne.
Brown returned a kickoff for a TD against L-R.
– College football
D.J. Rice (Davie County) made seven tackles for Coastal Carolina in a 28-24 loss against Stony Brook on Saturday.
Ben Erdman (West Rowan) averaged 31.0 yards on his two punts for the Chanticleers.
Ryan Boehm (Davie) started at center for Coastal.
* Wake Forest’s Tristan Dorty (West) made one tackle in a 16-10 loss against Miami.
* Cal Bacon (A.L. Brown) ran for a 9-yard TD for Greensboro in a 28-14 loss against Averett on Saturday.
Averett free safety Justin McCauley (A.L. Brown) made five tackles.
Josh Eury (East Rowan) started at left guard for Averett.
* Notre Dame’s Raeshon McNeil (Davie) started at left cornerback and broke up one pass in a rout of Washington on Saturday.
* Catawba’s Julian Samolu (West) made three tackles in a 24-14 loss against Wingate on Saturday.
Daniel Griffith (North Rowan) was 7-for-11 passing and threw his first touchdown pass for the Indians.
* Virginia Union’s Hurley Hemphill (NW Cabarrus) made nine tackles in a 14-13 loss to Bowie State on Saturday.
– College basketball
Junior Hairston (West Rowan) a 6-foot-8 senior was named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s preseason All-Conference second team.
Hairston, a third team All-CAA pick last year, returns as the Tigers’ leading scorer and top rebounder. He averaged 12.0 points and 8.9 rebounds.
– College golf
Virginia’s Will Collins (Salisbury) shot 74-72-75 and tied for 25th in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate event over the weekend.
* UNC Greensboro’s Lauren Smith (Salisbury) shot 94-82-74 ó 250 and tied for 57th in the Landfall Tradition tournament held in Wilmington over the weekend.
– Overseas hoops
Damien Argrett (South Rowan, Pfeiffer) averaged 7.5 points in his first six games for Victoria Gornik Walbrzych in Poland.
* Phillip Williams (West Rowan) averaged 6.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in his first three games for Panevezyz Techasas in Lithuania.
* Donte Minter (West) scored 18 points and had six boards in his first game for Alves Guimaraes in Portugal.
* Bryan McCullough (North Rowan) scored 13 points in his first league outing for Lami-Ved Kormend in Hnugary. McCullough has been a perennial all-star in Romania, but he’s switching venues this season.
* Carlos Dixon (South Rowan) is playing for Quilmes Mar del Plata in Argentina.
No stats were available yet.
The Cabarrus Stallions jayvee football team defeated the Lake Norman Storm 34-0.
The Stallions racked up 330 yards while holding Lake Norman to minus yardage.
Josh Rawls had 120 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards while Evan Alfred passed for more than 100 yards.
– Warrior golf
The Tough Turkey Day tournament at Warrior Golf Club will be held on Nov. 8 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members.
First 120 paid entries will be accepted.
Contact Warrior at (704) 856-0871.n GARS
Fifty GARS members participated in an outing on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Bill Hathcock with a net of 63.63.
Low ‘B’ player was Art Hattaway with a net of 63.34.
Low ‘C’ player was Julian Altman with a net of 65.07.
Low ‘D’ player was Ken Miller with a net of 67.38.
– Youth wrestling
The Rowan County Youth Wrestling League will register boys in Grades K-6 on Nov. 1 during YFL Games at North Rowan High and on Nov. 3-6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hall Gym.
Registration fee is $65.
For more information, contact Jason Hinson at (980) 521-1968 or Tim Pittman at (704) 267-4125.