Area sports briefs: East still waiting
From staff reports
East Rowan’s football team won’t know its second-round opponent until Monday night.
Third-seeded Havelock had to postpone its 3A East playoff game with No. 14 seed Southern Guilford until Monday.
Three days of steady rain ó 10 inches worth ó made the Havelock field unplayable on Friday and Saturday.
No. 6 seed East plays the winner of that game. The Mustangs would be at home against Southern Guilford.
The Mustangs would face a long trip to the coast to play the once-beaten Havelock Rams. Havelock is located between New Bern and Morehead City, 250 miles from East Rowan. Estimated driving distance ó by car ó is more than four hours if the Mustangs have to go on the road.
n No. 2 seed West Rowan plays host to No. 10 R-S Central in Friday’s second round in the 3A West bracket.
n No. 9 Carson will travel to Raleigh to play No. 1 seed Cardinal Gibbons in the 3A East bracket.
n No. 8 seed Salisbury travels to No. 1 Shelby in the 2AA bracket. The Hornets and Golden Lions will tangle in football for the first time in 35 years.
n No. 3 A.L. Brown is home against No. 11 Asheville Erwin in the 3AA bracket. Erwin knocked off perennial Wonders’ nemesis Charlotte Catholic.
n CCC teams Lexington and Thomasville were among the winners in rescheduled games that were played on Saturday.
n Rowan Soccer Alliance
The U12 FCCA Rowan United won its third regional tournament of the season at the recent Fall Challenge Championship in Concord.
Forward Landon Goodman netted nine goals in the tournament, including a pair of hat tricks. Salvador Sanchez paced United in assists and netted two goals himself.
United defeated teams from Raleigh and Charlotte to advance to the semifinals.
In a semifinal, United’s Brandon Flores led a 6-1 victory against Raleigh’s CASL. Bryan Fragoso and Khalid Myers scored key goals to assure United’s place in the final.
The tournament championship game against the Huntersville Highlanders went two overtimes. Goodman and Flores scored in regulation. Keeper Max Fisher made three crucial saves in the first overtime period to maintain a tie.
In the second overtime, fullback Reilly Gokey cleared a Highlander shot over the crossbar, and midfielder Santiago Caballero kicked the winning strike from 20 yards out with only 1:30 remaining.
Christian Uribe, John Yang and Alex Yang anchored the United defense. Midfielder Ricky Maldonado also played well.
Other team members include Matt Washko and DJ Buchanan. The FCCA Rowan United is coached by Steve Fisher. For more information about FCCA Rowan Soccer Alliance, contact Frank Cardelle at (980)621-0098.
n Bench press tournament
Rowan YMCA is holding a bench press tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12.
Registration and weigh-in are from 8:30-10:30 a.m., with competition starting at 11.
There are six age classes, with weight categories in each. There will be a female division.
The entry fee is $25 per class per person. Crossover is permitted with a $20 fee for the second class.
Entry forms are available at the front desk at the Y. Contact Ester Marsh or Kenny Seagle at 704-636-0111 for information.
n College volleyball
Catawba lost 28-30, 25-22, 25-19, 31-29 to top-seeded Wingate in a SAC tournament semifinal played at Tusculum on Saturday.
Shay Meeks had a career-high 24 kills for the Indians. Mai Zoua Lo registered 34 digs,
Catawba is 17-11 and could receive a regional berth.
n Limestone beat Pfeiffer 3-2 in a Conference Carolinas semifinal that lasted more than two hours on Friday.
Limestone plays Lees-McRae for the championship on Sunday.
n Carson-Newman topped Lincoln Memorial in a five-set match in the other semifinal.
n College swimming
Catawba swim teams topped Pfeiffer on Saturday at Johnson Pool.
The women won 128-56, while the men prevailed 106-96.
Alex Walpole had three individual wins to lead the Catawba men to their close decision.
Katie Huff led Catawba’s women with wins in the 50 free and 59 breast. Julianna Prim won the 200 and 100 free for the Falcons.
n Spencer Little League
Spencer Little League will have its annual meeting on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Spencer Town Hall on 6th Street. This is an important meeting that concerns the status of the league and the upcoming season and is designed for open discussion from any parent of a child participating in one of the leagues programs or any adult that would like to become involved in the league.Topics will include building more interest in the league’s baseball and softball programs, a financial presentation and election of new members of the Board of Directors, as well as upcoming projects at the ballpark.
Contact William Noles at 704-633-0151 or Mike Mowery at 704-278-1251 for info.