From staff reports
Salisbury’s boys tennis team opened the season with a 6-3 win against Carson.
The Hornets, playing without returning starters Steven Page and Austin Flynn at the top of the lineup, got singles wins from Alan Lebowitz, Seth Gentry, Wes McNeely and Grant Martz. Lebowitz-Gentry and Luke Mowery-Alex Weant won in doubles.
Carson’s wins came from fifth-seeded D.J. Safrit, sixth-seeded Garrett Thomas and the doubles pairing of Michael Wirz-Frank Thomas.
n Catawba baseball
Catawba finally got in a baseball game on Thursday, its first action in two weeks, and beat Lake Erie 12-3 in a game played at Lenoir-Rhyne.
The Indians (7-4) collected 17 hits. Chris Ahearn, Ryan Query (A.L. Brown), Brett Hatley (West Rowan) and Zeb Link (West) had three hits apiece. Query hit a two-run homer.
Craige Lyerly (East Rowan) had two hits for the Indians, and Jake Faggart (NW Cabarrus) contributed two RBIs.
Freshman Michael Trombino was credited with the win.
Catawba plays SAC foe Lincoln Memorial at home tonight.
n College baseball
Trey Holmes (East Rowan) went 3-for-4 with a double as Pitt Community College beat Lenoir CC 9-0 on Wednesday.
n Zach Glass (Salisbury) had three hits and three RBIs as Lenoir-Rhyne crushed Lake Erie 20-1 Thursday.
n Prep baseball
A.L. Brown lost its season opener at East Meck 5-1 on Thursday.
Wesley Honeycutt and Dylan May had the only hits for the Wonders, who used four sophomores on the mound, including starter Ryan Blackmon.
With the game tied 1-1 in the fifth, Brown’s Tyler Gilmore was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second on Honeycutt’s hit.
Brown has SPC games today (Anson) and Saturday (Sun Valley).
n Northwest Cabarrus lost to Mount Pleasant 13-0 on Thursday.
n East Rowan is slated to open today against West Forsyth at 5 p.m. at Staton Field.
South Rowan will play at North Rowan today at 4:30 p.m.
n Salisbury’s postponed game against West Stanly has been rescheduled for April 1.
n The Post’s annual baseball edition is scheduled for March 11.
n Prep girls basketballGastonia Forestview dominated Concord 78-64 in a 3A Western Regional final on Thursday.
Shannon Smith scored 34 points for the Jaguars, who bolted to a 19-4 lead and never looked back.
Nyshia Hammonds scored 20 points for the Spiders.
n Statesville was eliminated 68-45 by Asheville T.C. Roberson. Roberson will take on Forestview in Saturday’s regional final.
n Salisbury plays undefeated East Davidson in the 2A Western Regional final Saturday at 2 p.m. at UNC Greensboro. See Saturday’s Post for a preview.
n Catawba softballCatawba’s softball team split with Bloomsburg Thursday, losing 5-1 before rallying to win the second game against the 22nd-ranked Huskies 3-2.
Ryann Baker (East Rowan) hit a home run in the third inning for Catawba’s only run in the opener. Cassie Markham had two hits.
Catawba (7-5) was limited to one hit through five innings, but scored three runs in the last two frames to pull out the nightcap.
Carly Sabat’s bunt single and Allie Marshall’s two-run homer tied the game in the sixth. Brittany Thornburg’s squeeze bunt scored Jesse Whitesides with the winning run.
Jamie Wells was the winning pitcher in relief.
n Catawba has canceled a doubleheader with Glenville State that was to be played on March 11.
n Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart finished second in the jayvee girls division in the recent Bank of North Carolina Championships held at Davidson Country Day.
Meghan Hedgepeth scored eight points and Annie Habeeb had seven in a 25-14 semifinal victory over Greensboro Galaxy.
In a 31-27 loss to DCDS in the championship game, Erin Ansbro scored 13 points for the Dolphins, while Kate Sullivan scored nine.
Ansbro and Sullivan were named all-tournament.
n Salisbury Academy hoops
Salisbury Academy’s girls finished with a 16-14 record. They were third in the CCISAA regular season and seventh in the tournament.
Allie Billings was named all-tournament. Billings, Sally Fowler and Madeline Hoskins represented the Jaguars in the CCISAA All-Star Game.
n Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys Red team finished 22-2 and was runner-up in the CCISAA tournament. The Jaguars beat Sacred Heart and Burlington Christian before losing to First Assembly of Winston-Salem in the championship game.
Tyler Petty, Trey Bergsma and Lucas Capito made all-tournament and also represented SA in the CCISAA All-Star Game.
n Golf clinicsCarolina Golf Mart is holding a high school clinic from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday and a middle school clinic from 2:30-4 p.m. Professional lessons. Bucket included. Cost is $20.