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Area sports briefs: Carson girls, East boys win meet

From staff reports
Carson’s girls and East Rowan’s boys won the NPC Pre-Conference Meet held on the 5K course at Dan Nicholas Park on Tuesday.
Individual winners were West Rowan’s Leslie Pence (21:41.8) and South Rowan’s Michael York (17:14.7).
Carson’s girls scored 46 to top South (71) and East (80). East’s boys scored 30 to edge South (35). West Rowan (115) was third.
Scorers for Carson’s girls were Sierra Zemanick (second, 21:56), Jordan Murdock (fifth), Alex Hunter (11th), Devan Purvis (13th) and Sarah Holman (21st).
Scorers for East’s boys were Ross Oden (second, 17:25), Cole Honeycutt (fourth), Brad Oden (fifth), Eli Walton (eighth) and Hunter Arey (11th).
See Scoreboard for top individuals and team totals.
n Prep golf
Statesville and West Rowan shot 135 and tied for first in a match involving four NPC teams at McCanless on Monday. East Rowan shot 141, while North Iredell shot 159.
West’s Katie Knepp was medalist with a 39. East’s Samantha Haviland shot 41. Also shooting 41 were Statesville’s Kathryn Vance and South Rowan’s Courtnee Barbee, who competed as an individual.
West’s Alex Mills and Ashlynn Perry shot 48s, and Micah Cottingham shot a 50.
East’s Tabitha Warren and Emily Cleveland also shot 50s.
“Conference play began on a good note with seniors playing well,” East coach Rhett Teems said. “The course was in great shape.”
– Prep volleyball
Carson’s jayvees topped South Rowan 25-11, 25-17 on Tuesday.
– Prep soccer
Carson beat Statesville 2-1 in an NPC upset on Monday.
– Prep tennis
Salisbury’s girls tennis team won 9-0 against North Rowan in a non-league match Tuesday.
Hannah Lebowitz, Joy Loeblein, Erika Nelson, Katelyn Storey, Sierra Davis and Mary Margaret Mills were singles winners for the Hornets (11-0).
Nelson-Storey, Loeblein-Anna Page and Savannah Wear-Meredith Hovis claimed doubles victories.
* North beat South Davidson 8-1 for another YVC win on Monday. See Scoreboard.
– North Hills soccer
North Hills beat visiting Christian Family 8-0 on Tuesday.
Zack Sukkasem had three goals. Logan Miller scored twice. Cameron Taylor, Brandon Lottes and Jay Wood chipped in with a goal apiece.
The Eagles shut out Christian Family with solid defense. Sam Reeder and Sukkasem shared the shutout in goal. The Eagles take on Davidson Day at home Thursday at 4 p.m.
n Middle schools
Sacred Heart’s soccer team recently defeated First Assembly 7-2.
Steven Mazur and Eric Edwards recorded hat tricks for the Dolphins. Yonathan Sorto scored one goal. Bobby Cardelle had four assists. Christian Hester and Banks Fisher were outstanding in goal. Chandler Blackwell sparked the defense.
Sacred Heart plays Thursday at Hickory Christian.
* Sacred Heart’s jayvee soccer team topped Salisbury Academy 3-2.
Matt Washko and Sam McNeely scored the goals for the Jaguars. Walker Latimer played well in goal for Salisbury Academy.
* Salisbury Academy’s varsity team stayed unbeaten with an 11-1 romp against St. John’s. Lucas Capito led the Jaguars (3-0) with a hat trick.
Tennis
Salisbury Academy beat West Rowan 9-0.
Anna Flynn, Alexandra Drye, Mackenzie Beaver, Ann Rollins Johnson, Grace Steinman, Emily Capito and Drew Pethel won their matches for the Jaguars (3-0).
Volleyball
Anna Flynn and Lindsey Bearss played well for Salisbury Academy in a 2-0 loss to First Assembly.
* Salisbury Academy’s jayvees lost 2-1 to First Assembly. Emily Capito and Grace Yatawara led the Jaguars.
– Local golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played Tuesday with a Captain’s Choice format. Cindy Carmazzi, Sharon Deal and Carolyn Reis won low gross. Bev Cobb, Sheryl Johnson and Donna Loman finished second.
– College golf
Due to a USGA rules infraction ó teams played different tees on multiple holes ó the second and final round of the 2009 Lady Falcon/McNairy Invitational did not count.
Catawba won the tournament with 310, tying the school record for one round.
Catawba’s Kelsey Babos finished second overall. She made an eagle on the par-5 11th and shot 72, one shot off the pace.

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