Sports briefs: Hornets plan fan bus

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 11, 2008

From staff reports
Salisbury will have a fan bus going to Canton for the football playoff game against Pisgah.
The fee is $30 and includes a ride to the game and game ticket. For reservations, advanced tickets need to be purchased in the school office by Thursday at 8 a.m.
For more information, call the school at 636-1221.
– South playoff game
Pre-sale tickets for South Rowan’s football playoff game at Belmont South Point will be sold at South Rowan on Thursday and Friday from 8-3.
– A.L. Brown game
Tickets for A.L. Brown’s home playoff game with Lake Norman on Friday will be on sale at A.L. Brown Thursday and Friday from 11:30 until 1. Presale price is $6. Tickets at the gate cost $7.
Gates open at 5:30 Friday. Metal detectors will be in use.
– Prep soccer
If Salisbury wins its soccer game at Shelby Wednesday, it will play in the 2A state championships game at 10 a.m. on Saturday at N.C. State.
– Catawba soccer
Catawba’s women’s soccer team (15-4-2) is the No. 5 seed in the Southeast Region and plays No. 4 Georgia College and State University (13-2-4) at 7 p.m. on Friday at Columbus State.
– Hole-in-one
Gerald Barker made a hole-in-one on the 155-yard No. 2 hole at Corbin Hills. Barker used a 6-iron to record his third career ace. L.A. Christy, Bill Hall, Jim Cruse and Shine Sceeall witnessed the feat.
– College cross country
Pfeiffer’s men’s cross country team were 18th in the Southeast Regional on Saturday. A.J. Pearson (East Rowan) led the Falcons in 36:39.
– Abdalahs running
Marianne Abdalah and Rene Abdalah of Salisbury won silver medals at the N.C. AAU Cross Country Championships held at Frank Liske Park on Saturday.
Marianne, 9, was second in the bantam division in a 3K race.
Rene, 7, was second in the primary division in a 2K race with a personal best of 9:42.
Both Abdalahs won their divisions in the recent Jack O’ Lantern Jaunt two-mile race in Concord.
Marianne will be compete in the Foot Locker Championships in Charlotte on Nov. 29. Both girls have qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
– Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team went 3-1 and was runner-up in the Renegar Invitational Tournament in Winston Salem.
Defense by Alison Sobataka, Laney Gokey and Katelyn Storey and 3-point shooting by Kelly Dulkoski and Jordan Pring led Sacred Heart to an overtime victory over St. Leo’s in a semifinal.
Sacred Heart lost to River Mill in the championship game.
Dulkoski and Sobataka made all-tournament.
– College football
Coastal Carolina’s Ben Erdman (West Rowan) was named Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. Erdman averaged 40.3 yards on seven punts, including two inside the 5-yard line.
Erdman booted a long of 48 and also had punts of 45, 41 and 42.
– College soccer
Maryville’s Brynn Dailey (Salisbury) made the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 team. Dailey, a defender, has scored two goals this season for a 17-3-1 team. Dailey’s major is P.E. with Teacher Licensure. She has a 3.96 GPA.