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Area sports briefs: North tennis earns ninth YVC win

From staff reports
North Rowan’s girls tennis team won 5-1 in a rain-shortened YVC match at Chatham Central on Monday.
Diamond Jackson, Kelli Berry, Kayla Morgan, Haley Ridenhour and Caitlin Crawford won singles matches for the third-place Cavaliers (9-4 YVC). They close out the regular season Wednesday at home against North Moore. n Prep soccer
Salisbury’s boys soccer team won 4-2 at Lexington on Monday.
n North Iredell defeated West Rowan 5-0. The Falcons are 2-10 overall and 0-5 in the NPC.n College football
Brantley Horton (West Rowan) saw action as a receiver and played on special teams for the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School over the weekend.
Horton’s teammate Marco Gupton (West) has reinjured his knee and is out of action.
n SAC football
The South Atlantic Conference announced its players of the week for football.
The honorees are Newberry running back S.J. Worrell, Newberry linebacker Andre Moyd and Lenoir-Rhyne kick returner Artis Gilmore.
n Catawba fan bus
Catawba will provide a fan bus for the Indians’ football game at Carson-Newman on Saturday. Those interested need to contact the athletics department as early as possible to reserve a seat.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m., and cost of the trip is $35. Money will be needed for a game ticket and a dinner stop after the game.
The bus leaves the Shuford Stadium parking lot at 9:15 a.m. Lunch and drinks will be provided before the game.
The bus will return to Salisbury following the game and arrive back around midnight. Call the athletics department at 704-637-4474 or e-mail Peggy Mason at pmason@catawba.edu.
Make checks payable to Catawba College.
n SAC cross country
Catawba freshman Christian Crifasi is the SAC Runner of the Week.
Crifasi won the Belmont Abbey Invitational by 51 seconds Saturday while leading Catawba to its first team and individual wins since 2004.
n Livingstone athletics
Livingstone’s volleyball team was swept at Chowan on Sunday.
The Blue Bears (10-6, 6-5 CIAA) had 11 kills in the match.
n Livingstone competed in the HBCU Cross Country Invitational in Cary on Saturday.
Winnie Chepchumba was the top Blue Bear in the women’s 5K. She placed 12th in 20:54.
Tim Handy (Salisbury) led the Livingstone men. He was 36th in 31:20 on an 8K course.
Livingstone is the host for the Blue Bear Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Salisbury Community Park.
n College golf
UNC Greensboro’s Lauren Smith (82-71ó153) is tied for 48th after two rounds of the Windy City Collegiate Championship hosted by Northwestern.
Smith, a Salisbury alum, moved up 29 spots thanks to a stellar Monday. She tied for the fifth-best round of the day among a field of 81 competitors.n North Hills athletics
North Hills cross country teams won against Covenant Classical and Clearview on Monday.
North Hills runner Natalie Whicker won the girls race in 15:20. Will Cody ran 14:05 and finished second to lead the North Hills boys.
The conference meet is next week at Statesville Montessori.

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