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Area Sports Briefs

From staff reports
South Rowan’s boys and girls swim teams won a meet against East Rowan, West Rowan and Carson at the Corriher YMCA on Tuesday.
South Rowan’s 200 medley relay team of Bonner Buchanan, Nathan Shorter, Jeremiah Bradshaw and Dillon Parker won the first event, and the Raider boys never looked back.
South finished with 199 points. Following were East (128), Carson (89) and West (79).
South’s Bradshaw and Bradley Bettis finished 1-2 in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. Parker won the 50 free. Shorter won the 100 breaststroke.
Luke Rary won twice, taking the 100 butterfly and 200 IM.
The 200 free relay team of Buchanan, Tyler Fuller, Parker and Rary won, and South’s Bradshaw, Fuller, Bradley Bettis and Rary won the 400 free.
Breaststroker Bryan Bettis and backstroker Dylan Goodman also had strong performances for the Raiders.
East got third places from Caleb Beaver in the 200 and 500 free; Jason Troutman in the 100 fly; Danny Martin in the 200 IM; Charles Goff in the 50 free, and Robert Egloff in the 100 breast.
Carson’s John Patella was second in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. Henry Brown was second in the 100 breaststroke. Ben Wilson was second in the 50 and 100 free races.
West was led by Josh Buinicky, who was second in the 100 backstroke.
? South’s girls scored 181 points to top East (151), Carson (113) and West (35).
South’s Nicole Mauldin won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly and broke her own school record in the 200 IM.
Leslie Franks won the 50 free and 500 free.
South’s Faith Casswell and Taylor Kluttz finished 1-2 in the 200 free.
Casswell also won the 100 backstroke, while Kluttz won the 100 free.
Mauldin, Sydney Kelly, Kluttz and Franks won the 200 freestyle relay. Mauldin, Casswell, Kluttz and Franks won the 400 free relay.
East’s Hailey Bartleson, Brooke Waller, Meagan Barbetto and Anna Leigh Shuping won the 200 medley relay by nearly six seconds.
Placing second for East were Barbetto in the 200 IM; Shuping in the 50 free; Bartleson in the 500 free and 100 back; Waller in the 100 butterfly, and Melissa Fischer in the 100 breaststroke.
Carson’s Taylor Barringer won the 100 breaststroke and was third in the 50 free. Erin Marohn was third in the 100 butterfly. Anna Brown was fourth in the 100 free and 100 breaststroke. Ashlee Wagoner was fourth in the 200 IM.
Emily Brown’s fourth in the 100 backstroke was the top finish for West.
Note: Thanks to Jacob Morton for the report.The North Hills jayvee boys beat Miller’s Creek 71-35.
James Houghton scored 22 for the Eagles, Chris Norris had 19, and Will Johnson added 15.
? The North Hills varsity boys beat Miller’s Creek 99-30.
Chris Taylor scored 28 for the Eagles and the sophomore also had five assists, six rebounds and 10 steals.
Josh Gaskin scored 14 points, and Garrett Beck had 12. Gaskin and Beck had seven rebounds apiece.China Grove won 44-35 against North Rowan Middle.
Jacob Cheeseman scored 11 points for the Red Devils, and Hayden Wilson had 10.
Joseph Scott scored 12 points for the Mavericks.Wingate leads the current SAC standings for overall athletic excellence. Lenoir-Rhyne is second. Mars Hill is third.

Youth softball
The Rowan Rage won their third Top Gun championship of the fall. After falling into the losers bracket, the Rage won four straight games.
Team members are Vetta Bost, Coryn Soul, Abby Fields, Choyce Neil, Bree Medlin, Gracie Honeycutt, Reagan Perry, Sam Truesdale, Emily Brown, Sharade Daniels and Kamryn Stamey. Head coach is Mitch Medlin and assists are Todd Fields, Mike Mills and Frank Daniels.

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Youth softball
The Rowan Rage won their third Top Gun championship of the fall. After falling into the losers bracket, the Rage won four straight games.
Team members are Vetta Bost, Coryn Soul, Abby Fields, Choyce Neil, Bree Medlin, Gracie Honeycutt, Reagan Perry, Sam Truesdale, Emily Brown, Sharade Daniels and Kamryn Stamey. Head coach is Mitch Medlin and assists are Todd Fields, Mike Mills and Frank Daniels.

SAC athletics
Wingate leads the current SAC standings for overall athletic excellence. Lenoir-Rhyne is second. Mars Hill is third. Next, in order, are Lincoln Memorial, Tusculum, Catawba, Carson-Newman, Anderson, Newberry and Brevard.

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