Area sports briefs: SHS soccer rolls
From staff reports
Kate Grant was planning on going to the beach Friday morning. She stayed home and was glad she did.
The freshman scored her first career goal in Salisburyís 6-0 CCC thrashing of Central Davidson (9-2).
Catawba signee Karen Presnell scored four of the Hornetsí goals, while Madison Kennedy had the other. Kennedy also had three assists.
Jenna Bryan and Presnell also racked up assists for the Hornets (6-0-2, 2-0 CCC), who travel to Lexington on Monday.
n Catawba baseball
Lenoir-Rhyne scored a run in the ninth inning and knocked off host and 18th-ranked Catawba 4-3 in SAC action on Friday night.
Nick Verhein scored from third on Chris LaVeniaís two-out, bloop single to left to give the Bears the lead. Brian Padgett got out of the ninth after he got John Neese to hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.
Catawba (26-8, 15-4) scored twice in the first inning as Josh Hohn and Chris Dula hit consecutive doubles. Dula scored after a wild pitch and a passed ball.
Lenoir-Rhyne (11-27, 6-12) led 3-2 in the seventh when a fielderís choice by Catawbaís Julio Zubillaga plated Neese for a 3-3 tie.
Hohn and Neese each collected two hits for Catawba.
Wil Huneycutt (3-1) took the loss for the Indians. He allowed just one hit, but he hit Verhein with one out in the ninth. Nick Lomascolo went eight innings for the Indians. He surrendered five hits, walked four and struck out four.
n Prep baseball
North Rowanís baseball team will make up Fridayís postponement at South Stanly on Monday at 7 p.m. The Cavs return home to face South Davidson on Tuesday and South Rowan on Friday, both starting at 7 p.m.
The Salisbury-North game that was scheduled for Wednesday will now be played on Saturday at a time to be announced.
West Davidson beat Lexington on Friday 10-0 behind the pitching of Gary Ferguson.
n Prep softball
Chelsea Whiteís four-hitter led East Rowan to a 12-2 NPC win against West Iredell on Friday. East stayed unbeaten in the NPC.
n North Rowan lost 13-0 in five innings to South Stanly, the top-ranked team in 1A.
Taylor Sells had the only hit for the Cavaliers (5-4, 4-3 YVC). Lacey Leary pitched a one-hitter for the Rowdy Rebel Bulls.
n YMCA Church hoops
Oakland Heights beat Cornerstone 61-48.
Don Collins scored 18 for Oakland Heights, and Tim Brooks added nine.
Darryl Chambers scored nine points, and Bryan Duncan had six for Cornerstone.n Rock Hill Journey outscored First Baptist of Salisbury 73-68.
Justin Dotson scored 20 points for Rock Hill, while Paul Cuthbertson tallied 15.
Warren Williams scored 18 to lead First Baptist, and D.J. Shipp had 17.
n Hallís Chapel held off Love Christian Center 72-66. Avery Patterson poured in 33 points for Hallís, and Rob Harris had 14 for Love Christian.
n Dorsettís Chapel cracked the century mark in a 101-56 romp against First Baptist of China Grove.
Michael Cross had 22 points, and Tristan Rankin scored 20 for the winners.
Zach Simmons scored 28 for First Baptist.
n North boosters
The North Rowan High School Booster Club will meet on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the school.
The club will discuss plans for the upcoming golf tournament in May, the details for the annual sports banquet and all spring sports activities.
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you need additional information, contact Mark Jennings at 704-213-2491.
Eight Rowan Aquatic Club swimmers have qualified for the YMCA Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on April 4-8.
The swimmers are Palmer Benson (100 and 200 breast, 200 IM), Vicky Miller (100 back), Bailey Folmar (100 back), Benson, Miller, Folmar and McKenzie Stevens (200 medley relay), Benson, Miller, Stevens and Carley Drye (400 medley relay), Andrew McCollister (200 breast, 400 IM, 500 and 1650 free), Taylor Rodenhuis (400 IM) and Garrett Spake (500, 1000, 1650 free).
RAC-Y is coached by Ben Humphrey.
n Middle school tennis
Southeast defeated Erwin 6-3.
Joey Taggart, Matthew Heffner, Graham Purcell and Hunter Carlton won in singles for the Patriots.
Taggart-Heffner took No. 1 doubles, and Purcell-Daniel Winecoff won at No. 2.
n Lady Phenoms
The Lady Phenoms 11U/5th-grade girls travel team tryouts are today from 11-1 at Competitive Sports, 625 Corporate Circle.
Contact coach Jimmy Jones at (704)-278-4913.