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Area sports briefs: Catawba volleyball loses in final

From staff reports
Catawba’s volleyball team lost to Wingate 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-12 in the championship match of the SAC tournament.
The match was played at Lincoln Memorial on Sunday.
Grace Krauser tied a career-high with 16 kills to lead the 14th-ranked Bulldogs (30-0) to their sixth consecutive tournament title.
Wingate setter Liz Willis had 52 assists and was named tournament MVP.
Catawba had won 11 straight matches, the program’s longest winning streak since 2002.
Catawba’s Shay Meeks and Jenny Young earned all-tournament honors.
Meeks led Catawba on Sunday with 16 kills. Kaitlyn Whitmer added 13 kills and 18 digs. Jordan Raye had 38 assists. Young piled up a match-high 42 digs.
Wingate is the top seed and host team for the Southeast Regional that starts Friday.
Catawba (23-7) is the No. 4 seed and will take on SAC rival Lincoln Memorial in the first round of the eight-team event at 5 p.m.
College cross country
Meredith freshman Ashley Kate Kesler (East Rowan) finished 139th in the D-III South/Southeast Regional held in Texas on Saturday.
Kesler ran 27:29 in the 6K event and was the No. 4 runner for the Avenging Angels.
Meredith placed 18th out of 30 teams.
Local marathoner
Salisbury High’s Katelyn Storey ran her first marathon Saturday, competing in Charlotte’s Thunder Road event.
Storey’s time was 3:41.44.
The 16-year-old placed 25th out of the 302 females in the race and was third in her division (females 24 and under).
Storey was 145th overall out of 907 runners.
Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls finished third in Sacred Heart’s Tip Off Tournament.
The Dolphins lost to Immaculate Heart of Mary 19-13. Julia Honeycutt led Sacred Heart with five points.
Sacred Heart bounced back to win the third-place game 26-6 against North Hills.
Honeycutt scored 10 points. Anne Metz had eight, and Mary Sobataka had six.
Honeycutt made the all-tournament team.
Rowan Hurricanes
The Rowan Hurricanes girls basketball club is hosting open gym Winter Skills & Drills workouts for girls in grades 3-8 on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Competitive Sports Properties, 645 Corporate Circle, Salisbury.
Grades 3-5 work out from 3-4:30, while grades 6-8 work out 4:30-6. A $5 fee is required per player. For more information please contact Matt Randolph at (704)-267-9374 or go to RowanHurricanes@yahoo.com.
Millbridge Speedway
Round 2 for the Winter Heat at Millbridge Speedway is set for Saturday, Nov. 26.
Gates open at 1 p.m., with Hot Laps at 2 and racing at 3. Tickets are $10 and include access to the pits.
Go to www.MiniOutlawSeries.com or call Jeremy at 704-701-1665 for updates.

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