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Area sports briefs: Salisbury, West soccer win

From staff reports
Madison Kennedy scored two goals as Salisbury’s soccer team beat East Davidson 4-0 for a CCC win on Monday.
Sierra Davis and Katherine Heidt also scored for the third-place Hornets. Jenna Bryan had two assists. Kennedy and Allison Lee also had helpers.
“We played very well ó no complaints whatsoever,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “We scored early and never let up. It’s a pretty big win for us. Our conference sends three to the playoffs, and this one kept things from getting crazy.”
Salisbury (7-4-1, 7-2 CCC) plays at West Davidson, one of the frontrunners, on Wednesday. The Hornets have to win that one to stay in the race for first place.
n Brittany Gibbons scored two goals, and Mary McCachren and Allison Baucom turned in strong performances in the midfield to lead West Rowan to a 4-0 NPC victory over West Iredell on Monday.
It was the sixth shutout of the season for West (7-4).
Also scoring goals for the Falcons were Jessica Gibbons and Allison Parker. Parker, Brittany Gibbons and Jennifer Rivera had assists.
Brittany Gibbons has 12 goals and 13 assists this season.
West plays at Carson Wednesday.
n Prep football
Mooresville introduced Steve McCurry as its new football coach Monday. He coached the past two seasons in Greeneville, Tenn., where his teams were 21-5.
He’s also been the head coach at A.C. Reynolds in Asheville. In his four seasons there, the Rockets were 35-13.
McCurry replaces Barclay Marsh, who coached Mooresville the last six seasons and remains as the school’s athletics director.
Mooresville starts a new athletics era this fall as it moves up to the 4A ranks. The Blue Devils will be in a conference with Lake Norman, North Meck, Hopewell, Vance, Mallard Creek and West Charlotte.
n Prep track
The Rowan County Meet will be held today at East Rowan. Field events start at 4 p.m. Running events begin with the 4×800 relay at 4:30 p.m.
n Prep baseball
Monday’s South Rowan-Northwest Cabarrus game was postponed by wet grounds. They’ll try to play Wednesday at Northwest.
n Northwest is at West Rowan and Carson is at East Rowan in key NPC games tonight. South Rowan is at Statesville for a game the Raiders just about have to win to stay in the playoff hunt. Salisbury is at first-place West Davidson. North Rowan shoots for its third straight CCC win at East Davidson.
n Prep tennis
West Rowan topped South Rowan 6-3 on Monday. Joel Brittain, Ricky Meek, Chris Holmes and Landon Locklear won singles matches for the Falcons (11-2, 6-1).
Tyler Morgan and John Davis won in singles for South.
n Prep golf
Salisbury shot 149 to win a CCC golf match played at Colonial on Monday by 15 shots.
Medalist Roy Dixon shot 35 to lead the Hornets. Clark Alcorn, Troy Beaver and Alex Nianouris all shot 38s for the Hornets and were tied for third overall.
The Hornets lead Ledford by 27 strokes in the season competition, with two matches left.
North Rowan finished sixth on Monday at 203. Miller Sokolowski (47), Kyle Collins (51), Billy Fordyce (51) and Jon Robertson (54) were the scorers for the Cavaliers.
n College baseball
First baseman Trey Holmes (East Rowan) went 6-for-13 with six RBIs and helped 15th-ranked Pitt Community College (29-6) split four games with second-ranked Spartanburg Methodist (35-5) over the weekend.n Minor leagues
Kannapolis Intimidators right-hander Greg Infante was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. He pitched 12 scoreless innings in his first two starts.
n First-place Kannapolis stayed hot and took a doubleheader 3-1 and 2-0 at Bowling Green on Monday.
Garrett Johnson, a 6-foot-10 right-hander, allowed one run and struck out eight in six innings of work in the opener for Kannapolis (9-3).
Adam Bowling, Nate Jones (1-0) and Tyson Corley combined for the Intimidators’ fifth shutout of the season in the nightcap.
n College wrestling
JohnMark Bentley, an assistant the past three seasons, will be elevated to Appalachian State’s head wrestling coach. Bentley replaces Paul Mance, who has coached the Mountaineers 33 years.
n College golf
Lauren Smith (Salisbury) shot a second-round 89 at the SoCon Golf Championship at Moss Creek and is tied for 31st heading to today’s final round.
n Pfeiffer’s Laurence Noott (third), Women’s Player of the Year Brittany Beltran (first), Charlene Reid (first) and Lina Elmsater (second) were named to All-Conference Carolinas teams.
n Catawba’s Eric Schmehl was named to the All-SAC men’s second team.
n Catawba’s Kelsey Babos was named to the All-SAC women’s first team.
n Challenger baseball
Rowan’s Challenger Baseball League will hold its organizational meeting and first practice this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Salisbury Community Park on Hurley School Road.
Challenger Baseball is modified for players (ages 5-18) who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. Challenger Baseball is sponsored by Rowan Little League.
There is no cost for Challenger League. Registration will be taken at the field. Contact Glenn Dixon at 704-637-5488 for information.

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