Area sports briefs: Four Hornets in regional semis

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 23, 2009

From staff reports
Four Salisbury tennis players have reached the 2A Midwest Regional semifinals and qualified for next weekend’s state championships.
Hannah Lebowitz and Joy Loeblein will play in singles semifinals this morning in Salisbury. The doubles team of Erika Nelson-Katelyn Storey is also still alive.
Lebowitz had a first-round bye, won 6-0, 6-0 against Starmount’s Carla Cave and advanced to a semifinal with Surry Central’s Tara Dockery.
Loeblein won 6-0, 6-2 against Starmount’s Savannah Anthony, won 6-1, 6-1 against Central Davidson’s Sarah Bowers and reached a semifinal opposite North Stanly’s Hannah Herlocker. Nelson-Storey won 6-0, 6-0 against South Stokes’ Jenna Stevens-Annie Kate Young, won 6-0, 6-3 against Wilkes Central’s Chelsea Abernethy-Rachel Rizoti and will face Ashe County’s Courtney Bowers-Lizzie Hanes today in a semifinal.
Salisbury’s other doubles team of Anna Page-Sierra Davis won 6-1, 6-0 against Forbush’s Paige Hauser-Megan Hutchens and fell 6-0, 6-1 against the top-seeded tandem of McKenna Karas-Kalli Karas from Cuthbertson.
n North Rowan had six players in the 1A West Regional, and two of its entries won first-round matches.
The doubles team of Haley Ridenhour-Kayla Morgan lost 6-2, 6-0 to Jessica Taylor-Amy Hill of East Wilkes. Caitlin Crawford-Kelli Berry won 6-3, 6-0 over Central Academy’s May Rogers-Jodi Griffin and lost 6-0, 6-0 to YVC champions Myranda Blake-Delana Hinson of East Montgomery. Corbin Bennett lost 6-1, 6-1 to Avery’s Anna Melton. Diamond Jackson won 6-0, 6-0 over Challenger’s Anna Wang and fell 6-0, 6-0 to Mt. Airy’s Jordan Jackson.
n In the 3A Midwest Regional in Charlotte, Carson’s Kelly Dulkoski won 6-1, 6-1 over Robinson’s Liz Rossitch and lost 6-2, 6-4 to Statesville’s Ali Boggs. Carson’s Carol Brown lost 6-3, 6-4 to Logan Long of Cox Mill.
West Rowan’s Madison Rusher won 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 against Concord’s Madison Kay and fell 6-0, 6-0 to Charlotte Catholic’s Ashley Verhein.
In doubles, East Rowan’s Megan Bullins-Kayela Wilson won 6-3, 6-1 over A.L. Brown’s Kaylan Stamey-Ashlyn Doby and lost 6-1, 6-2 against Charlotte Catholic’s Mary Kathryn Ferebee-Kelly Tomlin.
Carson’s Hannah Shinn-Jada Halloway lost 6-0, 6-0 against Weddington’s Samantha Wingo-Sarah Carroll, and West Rowan’s Sarah Teel-Kate Ritchie lost 6-0, 6-3 to Weddington’s Kindell Schmitt-Casey Rowe.
n Jayvee football
North Rowan beat Chatham Central 22-6 on Thursday for its third YVC win.
Terrance Barber, Desmond Jackson and Shane Lomax scored touchdowns. Denzel Price and Desmond Jackson added two-point conversions.
n Livingstone athletics
Livingstone’s Winnie Chepchumba qualified for the Atlantic Regionals on Thursday with a second-place finish at the CIAA Women’s Cross Country Championship held in Cary.
Chepchumba covered the 5K course in 20:31.1.
Sophomore Timothy Handy (Salisbury) led Livingstone’s men. He ran the 8K course in 30:06 and finished 22nd.
n Champ Camp
The Iredell County Police Activities League is presenting Tynesha Lewis’ One Day Champ-Camp on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m.
The camp is for middle school boys and girls and will include ballhandling, shooting, defense and games.
Lewis, a recently retired WNBA standout, is a trainer and inspiration speaker as well as an athlete.
Registration for the camp is $5. The event will be held at the Christian Outreach Gym on Rickert Street in Statesville. Call 704-881-0425 for information.
n Tennis clinics
The Catawba College tennis teams are offering Tuesday and Thursday afternoon clinics that will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at a cost of $10.
There are beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.
E-mail Jeff Childress at or call 704-637-4265 to register.
n Basketball clinic
Pfeiffer will hold its 14th annual basketball clinic for girls and boys in grades K-8 on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Lunch, a T-shirt and a season pass will be included for the $40 admission price. Call 704-463-3218 or visit and click on camps.
The Falcons play Duke in an exhibition at Cameron Indoor Stadium tonight at 6:30 p.m.
n Laura Mottel scored to lift Pfeiffer’s women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win against Newberry.
n Pfeiffer’s women’s volleyball team be part of the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally when it plays host to Lees-McRae at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
n Prep lacrosse
A.L. Brown’s boys will be one of 45 teams to receive an equipment grant from the U.S. Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program.
n Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart is the host for the inaugural Tipoff Tournament at its new facility.
The basketball tournament features 16 area middle school teams, playing in four divisions. There are jayvee girls and boys divisions (ages 10-12) and varsity girls and boys divisions (12-14).
There are still a few spots for teams available. Contact Bob Burges at 336-885-5131, ext. 1038, or
n Men’s softball
The second annual Fallen Firefighters Charity Softball Tournament to benefit Adam Haynes and the Salisbury Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary will be held Nov. 7-8 at the fields at the corner of Ryan Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Team registration is $200. The event includes a Home Run Derby. Concessions will be sold.
Contact Matt Lowman at or 704-239-1125 for registration.
For tournament questions, contact Chad Moss at or 704-239-6739.
n Correction
All NPC teams will compete in the 3A Midwest Regional cross country meet on Oct. 31, not just East Rowan.