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Area sports briefs: Smith wins college tournament

From staff reports
Appalachian State’s Lauren Smith (Salisbury) won her first college tournament over the weekend. Smith took the Winthrop Intercollegiate by one stroke with rounds of 71-78 — 149 at Rock Hill Country Club.
Appalachian State finished fourth in the event.
Allison Lee (Salisbury) shot 81-79 — 160 for second-place Winthrop and tied for 17th.
Will Collins (Salisbury) teamed with Daniel Meggs to shot 66-67-69 — 202 in the North Carolina Four-Ball Championship of the Carolinas held at River Landing in Wallace.
Collins and Meggs led after two rounds. They finished tied for third at 14-under and won $450.
Steve House made a hole-in-one at The Club at Irish Creek on Sunday.
House used a 6-iron on the 170-yard No. 3 hole. R.C. Coley and Mike Ballard witnessed the feat.
The eGolf Professional Tour’s season-ending Salisbury Classic will be held at the Country Club of Salisbury Tuesday through Thursday.
The West Rowan Basketball Golf Tournament will be held at Foxwood on Saturday, Oct. 22. A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.
The cost is $35 per player. The format is Captain’s Choice with four-man teams. Cost includes hot dogs and drinks for lunch.
Prizes for longest drive and closest to pin. Prizes for top three finishers. Contact coach Mike Gurley at 704-798-2074 or the school at 278-9233, ext. 401. Hole sponsorships are available.
Six local golfers played in the two-day Tar Heel Youth Golf Association State Championship at Sapona in Lexington.
In the boys division, Salisbury senior Alex Nianouris shot 76-68 and tied for second, seven shots off the pace, at 144.
Salisbury senior Alex Lee shot 81-78 — 159 and tied for 26th.
Michael Childress, a 7th-grader, shot 92-91 — 183 and was 51st.
In the girls division, Salisbury senior Lily Yatawara shot 75-86 — 161 and tied for 11th.
Salisbury freshman Isabella Rusher shot 82-83 — 165 for 16th.
Grace Yatawara, an 8th-grader, shot 83-99 — 182 and was 21st.
The McCanless Ladies Golf Association held a two-day fall championship tournament.
Mechelle Kuld shot 155 to win the championship flight.
Sharon Miller shot 158 for second place. Mary Seaford shot 159.
Seaford had a 76 in one round to shoot under her age.
Eillen Full’s 176 won the first flight. Susan Houston was second at 181. Robin Leslie shot 192 for third.
Prep tennis
East Rowan’s girls tennis team completed a 14-0 regular season with a 5-3 win against Gray Stone on Friday.
Singles winners for the Mustangs were Lizzie Weaver, Rebecca Agner and Lauren Thomas.
Doubles winners were Weaver-Megan Bullins and Hannah Pressley-Thomas. The third doubles match wasn’t completed due to darkness.
Prep football
Weather permitting, Carson will make up its postponed game at Hickory Ridge on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Cougars are playing three games in eight days. They’ll be home against West Iredell on Friday.
Prep golf
East Rowan is locked in a close battle with Statesville for the NPC girls golf title. NPC teams are competing at Rolling Hills today.
The County Championship is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at McCanless.
College volleyball
Catawba lost 3-1 to Newberry on Friday. Kaitlyn Whitmer had 15 kills and eight digs for the Indians.
Catawba bounced back to sweep Anderson 25-22, 26-24, 25-17 on Saturday. Whitmer had 10 kills and 12 digs, Jenny Young had 36 digs, and Jordan Raye had 37 assists.
The Indians (12-5, 6-3) are fourth in the SAC standings.
College soccer
Carson Smith’s goal lifted Catawba’s men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win against Carson-Newman on Saturday.
Junior goalkeeper Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury) started the game-winning sequence with a free kick near midfield
Catawba (5-7, 1-3) moved into a tie for sixth in the league.
Alyssa Retundie converted a penalty kick in the 49th minute to help lift Catawba to a 2-0 win against Carson-Newman on Saturday.
Erinn Wescoat also scored for Catawba (2-8, 1-3), while Lindsay Webster made six saves.
Pfeiffer’s women’s team fell 4-1 to Florida Southern on Sunday. Alyssa Wombwell scored for the Falcons (5-7).
Middle school softball
Knox’s softball team defeated North Rowan 21-20.
Caroline Forbis had 17 strikeouts for the Trojans and went 4-for-4 at the plate.
Raven Pruitt homered and scored three times for the Trojans. Imani Arnold scored four runs. Aliyah Farmer made a game-winning catch.
Knox is at West Rowan on Tuesday.
Middle school tennis
Erwin’s girls defeated North Rowan 9-0. Winners in singles were Laura Agner, Ilia Wang, Kelby Porter, Caroline Dean, Celsea Reeder and Faith Blume.
Winners in doubles were Caroline Plyler, Lana Jackson, Lydia Hartung, Kenzie Brown, Jennifer Earnhardt and Shannon Mahaffey.
Erwin won 6-3 against Southeast. Winners in singles and doubles were Agner, Wang, Hartung and Plyler.
Erwin defeated Mooresville 9-0.
Winners in singles were Agner, Wang, Lana Jackson, Hartung, Plyler and Hailee Buffett. Winners in doubles were Agner, Wang, Plyler, Jackson, Hartung and Buffett.
Local basketball
The Hoops Magicians, including Andrea Stinson and Warren Bryson, will take on the Rowan County All-Stars at North Rowan High on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Tristan Rankin, Brian Avery, Jimmy Kesler, Sophilia Hipps, Shayla Fields and Scotty Robinson, Nick Means and Jamaal Conley have committed to play for the Rowan team.
Doors open at 3 p.m. The game starts at 4.
Tickets are $7. Children 4 and under get in free. Proceeds will benefit North Rowan High and Salisbury girls basketball.
The event is presented by 7 Phases of Success, whose membership includes Tony Hillian, Christopher McNeil,, Stephanie McNeil, Mike White, Derrick Foxx, Eric Neely and Thomas McDaniel.
Their motto is community involvement through empowerment and service.
Sponsorships are welcomed.
For tickets, call Tony (704-202-7275), Mike (704-267-9472), Wayne (704-239-7920), Erick (704-310-7153) or Derrick (704-264-4061).

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