Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Salisbury’s third-round 2A boys soccer match against East Lincoln at Ludwig Stadium has been tentatively rescheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. due to two days of heavy rain.
Coach Tom Sexton said that date still isn’t set in stone. The state has decided third-round matches could be pushed back to Saturday if conditions remain unplayable.
Fifth-ranked Salisbury is 22-1-1, while 10th-ranked East Lincoln is 18-6-1.
The state championships are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20-21, in Cary.
n College men’s hoops
The local college basketball season officially opens with the Highway 52 Tournament scheduled for Pfeiffer’s Merner Gym on Sunday.
Catawba plays Livingstone at 5 p.m., while Pfeiffer plays Cheyney at 7 in the first-round matchups.
The tip-off tournament concludes with a pair of games on Monday.
n College women’s hoopsNo. 5 UNC routed Carson-Newman 121-52 in Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
Krista Gross scored 16 points for the Tar Heels. Mandy Mendenhall had 11 for the Eagles.
n College cross country
St. Andrews’ Tommy Wilson (North Rowan) was 90th in 36:56 in the regional cross country meet held recently at Wingate. Wilson helped St. Andrews finish 15th.
n East baseball program
East Rowan High will be the host for a six-week Spring Training baseball program for players in grades 1-12 from Jan. 10-Feb. 14.
East head coach Brian Hightower will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.
Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. Visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com or call toll-free 866-622-4487.
n West baseball camp
West Rowan Winter Baseball Camp will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10-2 at the West field.
The camp is for ages 8-13.
Pre-registration cost is $25. Walkups the day of the camp will be accepted for $35.
Checks should be made payable to West Rowan Baseball.
Contact coach David Wright at email@example.com for information.
n College swimming
Catawba junior Katie Huff (North Stanly) has been named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week. Huff won three events in dual meets against Wingate and Rollins and swam to a pair of school marks which came in the 50 breast and 200 breast.
n Pfeiffer’s Julianna Prim broke her seventh individual school record and 10th overall as the Falcons defeated Converse and Lenoir-Rhyne in a Breast Cancer Awareness dual pink meet at the Merner Pool.
Prim’s record-breaker came in 400-yard individual medley. She was clocked in 4:39.57.
n South Y basketball
South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through Dec. 5 for its boys basketball league.
The program is for boys in grades 3-8. There will be three age divisions ó 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th.
Practice starts the week of Dec. 14 and games begin Saturday, Jan. 2.
The cost is $36 for members and $60 for non-members.
n South YMCA also is accepting registrations through Dec. 5 for the Little Shooters program, a basketball program for boys and girls in grades 1-2. Practice begins mid-December. Games start Jan. 2. The fee is $36 for members and $60 for non-members.
Contact Gary Earnhardt at South Rowan YMCA at 704-857-7011 for information.
n Salisbury football parkingSalisbury announced Wednesday that parking passes for Friday’s Salisbury-East Burke football playoff game will not be available due to scheduled construction of sidewalks.
Salisbury apologizes for any inconvenience to Hornet fans.
n South football tickets
South Rowan is pre-selling tickets for Friday’s home playoff game against R-S Central from 8-3 in the school office on Thursday and Friday.
The cost is $7.
Fans who purchased season passes can come by to pick up their tickets. They will retain their reserved seats.
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