Area sports briefs: SHS golf gets impressive win
From staff reportsSalisbury’s girls golf team shot 117 to win against Greensboro Grimsley (133) and North Meck (145) at Warrior on Thursday.
The top three scores counted.
Madison Kennedy shot 38 to lead the Hornets. Other scores were Lily Yatawara (39), Catherine Parks (40), Amber Lyerly (41) and Brooke Smith (54).
Medalist Katie Kirk shot 35 for North Meck, which placed eighth in last season’s 4A state tournament. Grimsley was second last season.
n West Rowan placed first in a match at Salem Glen on Tuesday.
The Falcons shot 144 to top North Davidson, Davie and East Rowan.
Katie Knepp led West with a 42.
North Davidson’s Adrienne Whitfield was medalist with a 41.
n Intimidators clinch
Luis Sierra’s eighth-inning homer lifted the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 4-3 victory over the West Virginia Power and clinched the second-half SAL title on Thursday.
Dan Remenowsky got the last three outs, including a groundout to second baseman Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) to wrap up the title.
The Intimidators play the Lakewood BlueClaws (Phillies) in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 is Wednesday in Kannapolis.
For tickets, go online to IntimidatorsBaseball.com or call 932-3267.
n Prep volleyball
Carson beat West Rowan 25-11, 25-13, 25-16 on Thursday to improve to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the NPC. Carson’s jayvees won 25-4, 25-16.n Jayvee football
Salisbury won its ninth straight game dating back to last season when it prevailed at Carson 19-6 on Thursday. The Hornets (2-0) won without scoring on offense.
Tion McCain returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a TD, William Brown returned an interception 45 yards, and Quan Davis scooped up a fumble and ran 28 yards for a TD that made it 19-0.
Phillip Kennedy kicked a PAT.
The Little Hornets have won their last six contests against county foes.
n A.L. Brown rushed for 307 yards and crushed Thomasville 40-7. Damien Washington had three long scoring runs for the Wonders.
n East Rowan beat Concord 20-7.
Justin Kerr scored on a blocked punt. Madison Heidrick’s interception set up a 1-yard plunge by Jonathan Lowe. Dalton Moose had an interception return for a TD.
n Prep tennis
East Rowan’s girls tennis team beat Mooresville 5-4 on Thursday.
Brett Kesler-Jessica Utley earned the decisive win at No. 3 doubles. Singles winners for East (5-2) were Devan Corpening, Megan Bullins, Kayela Wilson and Katie Cassady.
n North Rowan improved to 4-1 in the YVC with a 9-0 victory against South Davidson on Thursday.
Corbin Bennett, Diamond Jackson, Kelli Berry, Kayla Morgan, Haley Ridenhour and Caitlin Crawford won in singles for North.
Winning in doubles were the pairings of Bennett-Jackson, Morgan-Ridenhour and Berry-Crawford.
n Prep soccer
East Rowan fell to Concord 2-1 in a non-conference match Thursday. Jan Garus put East ahead 1-0 by ripping a deep ball into the top of the net.
An own goal ó the ball bounced off an East defender past keeper Dillon Arey ó gave Concord the lead five minutes before halftime.
Arey made 10 saves.
“We basically got unlucky tonight,” East coach John McNeil said. “We played well, but the ball didn’t bounce our way a time or two. Give Concord credit. They played their tails off and made their opportunities count. We’ll learn from it.”
East (3-3-1) goes to Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.
n Kenny Bonilla scored 32 seconds into the match on a 30-yard shot, and Salisbury overpowered North Rowan 9-0 on Thursday.
Bonilla and Paul Kollie scored twice each for SHS (6-0-1), which led 4-0 at halftime. Senior Luke Mowery scored on a header off a cross by Bonilla for his first career goal. John Romero, Matt Cervantes, Jordy Sanchez and Gerardo Sosa also found the back of the net.
John Grant had two assists. Kollie, Bonilla, Romero, Sanchez, Matt Marshall, Scott Van der Poel and Wes McNeely had one each.
n North Hills soccer
North Hills topped Clearview 7-1 on Thursday in coach Mallory Hodge’s debut.
Logan Miller scored three goals for the Eagles. Zack Sukkasem and Brandon Lottes scored two each.
Sukkasem, Cameron Taylor and Jay Wood had assists. Keeper Sam Reeder had a strong match.