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Area briefs: Carson wrestlers fifth

From staff reports
The Carson wrestling team placed fifth in the 12-team Mt. Pleasant Invitational Tournament over the weekend.
The Cougars led the tournament for three rounds before surrendering the lead to the Trojans of Northwest Cabarrus.
Cougars Julian Blackwelder (103 pounds), Nick Golden (130) and Jacorian Brown (189), finished second.
Finishing third were Anson Phillips (152) and Micah Honeycutt (heavyweight). Tyler Starnes (160) finished fourth.
Top teams were NW Cabarrus (167), Mount Pleasant (163), Salisbury (135), South Davidson (134) and Carson (127.5).
The Rowan County tournament is Saturday at East Rowan.
– Jayvee girls basketball
Salisbury’s undefeated girls beat Concord 47-26 on Friday night.
Vashti Usry led the Hornets with 16 points. Jotophia Carby had 13 points, Carrie Thompson had 10, and Deterria Connor added nine.
– Women’s college hoops
UNC Asheville’s Katie Wise (South Rowan) had four points, four blocked shots and three assist in 18 minutes of action in a 94-63 romp against Southern Wesleyan on Friday.
– Sacred Heart basketball
Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team won 54-27 against High Point Home Educators.
Eric Edwards hit four 3s and scored 17 points to lead the Dolphins (9-4). Banks Fisher had 13 points and nine rebounds. Christian Hester had eight rebounds. Bobby Cardelle and Max Fisher scored eight points each, and Spencer Storey had seven.
– All-YVC teams
Gray Stone’s Rick Perry was Coach of the Year for boys and girls cross country. Gray Stone’s Hunter Latimer was YVC Runner of the Year.
* North Rowan’s Thomas Baker and Gray Stone’s Charlie Ambrose, Garrett Mullis, Mike Wall, Hans Honer and Colin Sullivan were voted to the All-YVC boys soccer team.
North’s Andy Hallett was Honorable Mention. Ambrose was runner-up for YVC Player of the Year.
* North Rowan’s Kelli Berry, Diamond Jackson and Corbin Bennett made the All-YVC tennis team, along with Gray Stone’s Molly Peele, Ashley Honeycutt, Kaleigh Featherstone and Molly Ward. Gray Stone’s Jeff Walter was named Coach of the Year.
* Gray Stone’s Lindsey Eudy was voted to the Al-YVC volleyball team.
– All-NPC cross country
East Rowan’s Ross Oden, Cole Honeycutt, Eli Walton, Brad Oden, Preston Dixon, Hunter Arey and Mark Almeida made the All-NPC cross country team, along with South Rowan’s Michael York, Dalton Johnson, Caleb O’Neal, Eric Delgado and Nathaniel Winslow and West Rowan’s Dillon Kluttz and Chris Holmes.
York was named Runner of the Year.
East’s Rick Roseman was voted NPC Coach of the Year.
* Carson’s Sierra Zemanick, Jordan Murdock and Devan Purvis made the All-NPC cross country team, along with South Rowan’s Camille Craddock, Emily Kinney and Hannah Houston, East Rowan’s Kristen Hatley and Cacy Honeycutt and West Rowan’s Allison Baucom and Leslie Pence.
Pence was the Runner of the Year.
Carson’s Les-Lee Efird was named NPC Coach of the Year.
– All-NPC golf
West Rowan’s Alex Mills and Katie Knepp, East Rowan’s Samantha Haviland and South Rowan’s Courtney Barbee earned spots on the All-NPC golf team.
Knepp was named NPC Player of the Year.
– First loss for Wallace
Former Catawba football star Rodney Wallace lost for the first time as a pro Mixed Martial Artist when he fell to former Marine Brian Stann recently in Las Vegas.
Wallace (9-1) won the first round but dropped the next two and lost a unanimous decision. The fight was part of the Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale . n East Y basketball
The Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, East Rowan Branch, is accepting registrations for its basketball leagues through Dec. 19. Call Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 for information.

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