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Area sports briefs: Hornets, Cougars win in soccer semis

From staff reports
Salisbury rolled past East Rowan 5-0 and Carson beat West Rowan 4-0 in semifinal games in the Rowan County Soccer Tournament on Wednesday.
Sophomores Bobby Cardelle and Lucas Capito scored their first varsity goals for the Hornets, and Jonathan Romero, Tripp Caldwell and Kenne Bonilla also found the back of the net.
Cardelle and Zachary Sukkasem had two assists each. Banks Fisher and Connor Miller shared the shutout in goal.
Salisbury coach Matt Parrish didn’t start several regulars due to practice issues, but he was pleased with the Hornets’ overall effort.
“There were a few breakdowns out there, but for a first game and for a team trying to establish a new identity (veteran assistant Parrish has taken the reins from retired coach Tom Sexton) I feel good about the way we played,” he said.
Logan Correll scored two goals to pace Carson. Alex Sales and David Garcia also scored for the Cougars (2-0).
Senior Isaias Guerrero had two assists. Other helpers were by sophomores Ivan Hernandez and Fox Correll.
Salisbury plays Carson for the championship tonight at 7 p.m. at Catawba. East Rowan plays West Rowan at 5 p.m. for third place.
Prep tennis
North Rowan’s girls tennis team got singles wins from Veronica Leasure, Catherine Crawford, Dakota Honeycutt, Taylor Love, Daisy Lemke and Lacey Jones to beat YVC opponent South Davidson 9-0 on Wednesday.
Leasure-Honeycutt, Love-Lemke and Tenesha Dickerson-Lindsey Miller combined to win in doubles. North is 2-0 in the YVC.
Correction: In the story on Salisbury’s 9-0 tennis victory over West Stanly on Tuesday, it was Savannah Ware who teamed with Alexandra Drye for an 8-0 doubles win.
Addition: Caroline Graham won at No. 6 singles for the Hornets 6-0 and 6-0.
Major leagues
The New York Mets are highly unlikely to re-sign 38-year-old Jason Isringhausen and plan to audition Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) and Pedro Beato for the 2012 closer’s role during the remainder of this season, manager Terry Collins stated on Wednesday.
Both young hurlers have struggled in setup roles during the past month. Parnell is 3-4. He pitched a scoreless inning on Wednesday.
Pro football
Wide receiver/returner Aundrae Allison is in camp with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
The former East Carolina standout played with the Minnesota Vikings in 2007-08 and had a kickoff return for a 104-yard touchdown.
Waived by the Vikings, he was signed by the New York Jets but suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game. He missed the 2009 season and was waived prior to the 2010 season.
Allison was drafted by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League, but he was picked up by Tampa Bay on Monday.
Free agent Julian Hartsell (Catawba) was credited with one tackle for the Tennessee Titans in their preseason game against Minnesota.
Local golf
Isabella Rusher of Salisbury shot 34-38 — 72 in the first round of the TYGA Tournament of Champions held at Winston-Salem’s Pine Brook Country Club. Rusher leads the girls division.
In the boys competition, China Grove’s Davis Richards shot 35-41 — 76 and is tied for third in the 14-15 age division.
In sectional qualifying for the North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship held on Wednesday at Raleigh’s Wakefield Plantation, Salisbury’s Glenn Dixon shot 37-38 — 75 to advance. The cut line fell at 76. Dixon will play in the Mid-Amateur at River Run on Sept. 7-9.
The Country Club of Salisbury is hosting the annual Labor Day Memorial Four Ball Tournament.
Qualifying rounds take place on Aug. 26-28.
Match play rounds will take place on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5.
In addition to the regular and senior divisions, there will be a women’s division. Entry fee for the tournament is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Non-members are now able to play practice rounds. Call the Pro Shop at 704-636-7070 up to seven days in advance for tee times.
Prizes and trophies will be presented at a cookout dinner on Monday, Sept. 5, at 6pm.
For more information, call the Pro Shop or email golf@ccofsalisbury.com.
Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost to West Virginia 4-2 on Wednesday.
Dan Black had a two-run double for the Intimidators, who had their lead in the Northern Division reduced to a single game over the Hagerstown Suns.
College cross country
The Catawba men were picked fifth and the women sixth in the SAC cross country polls released on Wednesday.
Christian Crifasi was a first team preseason All-SAC selection on the men’s side, while Olivia Myers and Peyton Thompson were second team picks on the women’s side.

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