area sports briefs: Carson football on road
Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 4, 2011
From staff reports
Carsonís football team plays at Hickory Ridge tonight at 6 p.m. to make up a game postponed by Fridayís storms.
Both teams are 1-1. The series also stands at 1-1, with the Raginí Bulls winning in 2009 and Carson prevailing last season.
n NPC club Statesvilleís high expectations for the football season received a blow when quarterback Karlis Parker suffered a torn knee ligament. Parker accounted for more than 3,000 combined rushing and passing yards as a sophomore and already has scholarship offers from a number of schools, including North Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina.
n West Iredell fell 32-7 to South Iredell in a game that was made up on Saturday night.
n Games scheduled this Friday include South Rowan at Salisbury; Robinson at Carson; East Rowan at Hickory Ridge; Lexington at Davie, and A.L. Brown at Porter Ridge.
North Rowan and West Rowan will be part of a Saturday doubleheader in Mount Ulla.
n Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 5-3 to Greensboro on Sunday. The last game of the regular season is today at 1:05 p.m. at FCS. Kannapolis can make the playoffs if it wins and Hickory loses to Greenville.
n Prep hoops
Mooresville basketball phenom Shawn Lester recently committed to Charlotte. The 6-foot-3 guard picked the 49ers over Clemson and South Carolina.
n Catawba athletics
Catawbaís menís cross country team placed fourth among non-Division I entries and the womenís team was eighth in the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C.
Christian Crifasi led the menís team in an 8K race. He led D-II runners with a time of 27:26. Olivia Myers (West Davidson) was the top runner for Catawbaís women. She ran 21:15 on a 5K course and finished 16th among the runners who werenít from D-I schools.
n Adam Kurdiís three goals propelled Catawbaís menís soccer team to a 4-0 win against Mount Olive on Saturday at Frock Field. Domhnall Minogue made a penalty kick after Valentin Nava (Carson) was fouled in the box.
n Catawbaís womenís volleyball team opened with a 3-1 record at the Atlantic Pirate Classic over the weekend.
Kaitlyn Whitmer had 18 kills in a 3-1 win against Huntsville. Shay Meeks paced a sweep of Limestone with 10 kills. Jordan Raye had 31 assists and Alli Parrish had 12 kills in a sweep of USC Aiken. Whitmer had 15 kills in a 3-1 loss to Armstrong Atlantic.
n Salisbury Academy athletics
Salisbury Academyís soccer team, now coached by Catawba Hall of Famer Tom Sexton, opened with a 5-0 win against Hickory Concordia.
Center mid Matt Washko had three goals for the Jaguars. Andreas Kalogeromitros scored a goal, and Samantha Uliana converted a PK after Kalogeromitros was fouled in the box.
Sweeper Marcus Corry had two assists. Uliana and Kalogeromitros had one helper each.
After a scoreless first half, Washko broke the ice. Keeper Jacob Crosby had three saves and smothered 11 attacks by coming off his line with near perfection.
Harrison Smith and Robbie Bergstone were solid in the back. Amery Barton applied a lot of pressure on the Concordia defense.
n Youth football
The Salisbury 49ers swept four games from the Mooresville Warriors on Saturday.
n The team for ages 5-6 won 8-6.
n The 7-8 team won 28-0
n The 9-10 team won 6-0
n The 11-12 team won 24-0.
n Local golf
The 5th annual ěSaving Graceî Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament will be held at Corbin Hills on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m.
Team ěSaving Graceî is hosting the tournament to raise money for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The team was established in honor of 9-year-old Grace Hodge, who is one of at least 15 children in Rowan County that suffers from CF. The goal is to make CF stand for Cure Found.
All proceeds go directly to the CF Foundation; with over 90 cents of every dollar going to fund research. The event is Captainís Choice, $50 per person or $200 per team.
Lunch is included in the entry fee. Great door prizes can be won. Individual and corporate sponsorships are welcomed. Contact Susan Linza at 704-636-2530 for information.
n The McCanless Couples played with a Modified Alternate Shot format.
The team of Ricky and Treva Honeycutt finished first. Allen Drew and Kristi Laton placed second. Laton won the closest to the pin hole. Walt Kincaid won longest putt.
n Punt, Pass & Kick
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation will host a local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at Catawbaís Shuford Stadium.
The event is for boys and girls, ages 6-15. Boys and girls compete in separate divisions. Entry is free. Participants cannot wear cleats.
Local winners advance to sectional competition at Catawba on Sunday, Oct. 23.
For information or to register, contact Lakai Brice or Steve Clark at 704-638-5289.