Area sports briefs: Nava sparks Catawba soccer
From staff reports
Catawba junior Valentin Nava (Carson) scored his first two goals of the season to spark a 2-0 men’s soccer win against Belmont Abbey at Frock Field on Thursday.
The Indians (3-4) snapped a three-match losing streak.
Breckin Settlemyer (Carson) had six kills in Catawba Valley Community College’s sweep of Johnson & Wales on Thursday.
Guilford’s Taylor Whitley (Carson) had nine assists and four digs in a 3-0 loss to Randolph-Macon earlier this week.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kayla Morrow (South Rowan) had three kills, three digs and two blocks in a 3-0 loss to Tusculum on Tuesday.
Averett’s Nicole Barringer (South) had 15 assists and four digs in a sweep of Ferrum on Wednesday.
Livingstone swept Shaw on Wednesday.
Phylicia Egbuna led the Blue Bears (5-7, 4-3 CIAA) with 13 kills.
Prep cross country
East Rowan’s boys won the Statesville Invitational on Wednesday with a score of 25.
Cole Honeycutt (1st, 16:00), Conor Honeycutt (2nd, 16:32), Cal Myers (4th, 16:37), Joseph Furtado (8th, 16:59), Brad Oden (10th, 17:04) and Mark Almeida (11th, 17:07) paced the Mustangs.
Carson placed second with a score of 67. Kyle Gillis (3rd, 16:34), Jacob Fink (5th, 16:46), Chase Johnson (14th, 17:10), Nathan McMasters (16th, 17:20) and Nick Thornton (29th, 17:55) were scorers for the Cougars.
A.L. Brown placed third with a score of 106. Jose Navarette (6th, 16:49) paced the Wonders, along with Timmy Hall (17th, 17:21).
Davie was fifth. Leading the War Eagles was Davis Mossman (13th, 17:09.94).
West Rowan was ninth. Cody McNeely (23rd, 17:43) was the top Falcon.
South Rowan was 10th. Trevor Sides (24th, 17:45) led the Raiders.
A.L. Brown won the girls race with a score of 54. Natalie Tresslar (5th) set a school record in 20:11.
Hannah Bonarrigo (9th, 20:43), Erika Neese (12th, 21:07), Lexie Petty (13th, 21:11) and Aaliyah Jackson (15th, 21:15) were the other scorers for the Wonders.
Davie finished second with a score of 75. Davie’s Anna McBride (17:51) was the individual winner. Kaitlyn Hutchins (8th, 20:28) and Shelby Weatherman (10th, 20:48) were other leaders for the War Eagles.
Carson placed sixth. Katie Nichols (22nd, 21:48) paced the Cougars.
East finished 11th. Cacy Honeycutt (46th, 23:14) led the Mustangs.
South was 14th. Hannah Houston (17th, 21:29) was the top Raider.
Salisbury lost to Ledford 115-120 in a match at Warrior on Thursday.
Isabella Rusher shot 38 to lead the Hornets. Other scores were Madeline Hoskins (40), Lily Yatawara (42) and Brooke Smith (44).
Morgan Brock shot 37 to lead the Panthers.
In JV games on Thursday, A.L. Brown thumped Central Cabarrus 35-6 and East Rowan was edged 21-20 by West Iredell.
Salisbury’s varsity volleyball team defeated Thomasville 25-20, 25-13, 25-20 for a CCC win on Thursday.
Salisbury (2-2 CCC) got 13 kills from Brielle Blaire. Katie Canipe and Maddie Gentry had six digs each. Janaye Hargrave led the team with 16 service points and Olivia Smith had 14. Smith and Mary Seifert had nine assists each.
Carson’s varsity swept East Rowan 25-19, 25-22, 25-13 on Thursday in NPC action.
Carson is 15-3 overall and 5-2 in the NPC.
Davie County beat North Davidson 25-21, 25-18, 25-14 in CPC play on Thursday.
Salisbury’s jayvee volleyball team defeated Thomasville 2-0 on Thursday.
Standouts for the Hornets (7-1, 2-1) included Patreece Lattimore with eight kills and Marlaweh Cole with four digs. Ashley Blaire contributed seven service points.
Carson’s jayvee volleyball team beat East Rowan 25-14, 25-22 on Thursday.
Major League Baseball
New York’s Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched a scoreless ninth against St. Louis on Thursday for his sixth save of the season.
Jerry Sands (Catawba) extended his hitting streak to 10 games for the L.A. Dodgers late Thursday night on the West Coast.
Sands homered against San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum earlier this week.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III shot 67-68 — 135 in the first two rounds of the Cabarrus Classic being held at Cabarrus Country Club in Concord.
Livingstone has announced the launch of a new athletics website. Over the coming months, users will see an increase in athlete spotlights at www.bluebearathletics.com.
Middle school tennis
In Erwin’s 5-4 win gainst Knox, singles victors for the Eagles were Jennifer Earnhardt, Lana Jackson, Caroline Plyler and Haley Buffett. Winning in doubles was the team of Plyler-Lydia Hartung.