Area Sports Briefs: North Middle wins eighth-grade title
From staff reports
North Rowan Middle completed a perfect eighth-grade football season with a hard-fought 20-14 win against Knox.
Javin Goodine ran for two touchdowns, and Joseph Scott had a 25-yard scoring run.
Corbin Smith passed to Malik Alford for a two-point conversion.
Other members of the Mavericks (8-0) were DeAndre Gray, Keith Carroll, Jerricho Alexander, Jason Delgado, Desmond Gray, Raquen Gibson, Ronnie Bryant, Chavis Lipscomb, Sebastian Johnson, Desean Herndon, Steven Thurston, Victor Lyles, Zion Debose, Chidi Oswiki, Micah Chambers, Daniel Nunn, Taylor David, Jamal West, Spencer Bowler, Jonathon Boger, Chris Clodfelter, Terry Cathcart and Desean Hargrave.
?Southeast’s eighth-graders rolled to a 44-0 win against Corriher-Lipe.
Austin Love threw two TD passes to Brandon Westbrook, Daniel Carlton scored twice, and Lawrence Robinson had one TD. Greyson Owens added five PATs.
Westbrook and Love made interceptions.
? Southeast (6-1) finished second in Rowan County Middle School Conference and wrapped up a strong season with a 36-6 win against Erwin.
Robinson scored three touchdowns. Love and Scott Vandergriff scored one each. Owens had two extra points.
Chandler Herring recovered a fumble. Westbrook intercepted a pass.
Southeast won its last five games.
The 37th state volleyball championships will be held at Raleigh’s Reynolds Coliseum on Saturday.
The 2A final at noon pits South Granville against North Surry, which won a state title in 2009.
? The 3A championship at 2:30 is Cardinal Gibbons (20-2) against Carson (35-3).
Cardinal Gibbons has been in a state title game eight straight seasons (in two different classifications.
Cardinal Gibbons won three straight 2A titles from 2005-07 and was runner-up in 2008. After moving up to 3A for the 2009 season, Gibbons has won three straight championships.
Haleigh Nelson, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker headed to Wisconsin, leads the Crusaders.
? The 4A championship matchup at 5 p.m. features unbeaten Raleigh Leesville Road against once-beaten Charlotte Ardrey Kell.
? The 1A championship at 7:30 is a matchup of Raleigh Charter and Hendersonville. Hendersonville has won nine state championships.
Salisbury will play Surry Central (17-2-2) in the second round of the 2A playoffs at Ludwig Stadium on Saturday.
Surry Central defeated Forest Hills 3-0 on Thursday.Prep tennis
When Salisbury’s girls go for their fifth straight 2A dual team tennis title on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center, they’ll face another traditional power.
Greene Central provided the opposition in the finals when the Hornets won the title in 2009.
Greene Central beat the Hornets in state finals in 2005 and 2007.
Salisbury is playing in the 2A championship match for the eighth straight season.
? Mt. Airy beat Gray Stone 5-0 in the 1A Western final on Thursday.
It was the first loss of the season for the Knights (18-1).Prep cross country
State championships are set for Kernersville’s Beeson Park on Saturday.
The day opens with the 2A boys race at 10 a.m.
? The 4A boys race is at 10:30.
? The 2A girls race is at 11 a.m.
? The 4A girls race is at 11:30.
After a break, action resumes at 3 p.m..
? The 1A boys race is at 3.
? The 3A boys race is at 3:30.
? The 1A girls race is at 4 p.m.
?The 3A girls ace is at 4:30.
Pfeiffer baseball camp
A high school all-skills baseball clinic will be held at Pfeiffer on Nov. 17-18.
Helping with the camp will be Catawba, Appalachian State, Western Carolina, Elon, UNC Asheville, Belmont Abbey and Limestone.
It will be a great opportunity for area high school players to get exposure and quality instruction from experienced college coaches.
Contact Pfeiffer head coach Dusty Blake at email@example.com or 704-463-1360.
Hurley Y programs
J.F. Hurley YMCA is holding registration for Little Shooters (boys and girls, ages 4-6) and girls basketball (ages 7-15) until Nov. 4.
Registration for coed indoor soccer leagues for ages 3-14 will be open until Nov. 25.
Coaches are needed. Contact Phillip Hilliard for information at 704-636-0111.
Catawba Christmas camps
Catawba head men’s basketball coach Jim Baker is offering half-day (ages 5-8) and full day (ages 7-15) Christmas basketball camps at Charlotte and Salisbury locations.
Go to www.e-timeout.com for information. There’s a discount for early registration by Nov. 6.
Charlotte beat Pfeiffer 95-51 in an exhibition game on Thursday at Halton Arena.
Tayron Gibson had 13 points for the Falcons. Darion Clark scored 19 for te 49ers.Pfeiffer opens the season next Saturday in the Highway 52 Shootout at Merner Gym.
Pfeiffer opens against Virginia-Lynchburg.
? Davidson topped Belmont Abbey 121-73 at Belk Arena.
Davidson hit 15 3-pointers.
Tyshawn Good scored a game-high 25 points for the Crusaders.
Carson-Newman lost to Tennessee 104-44 in an exhibition game on Thursday.
Chante Markus scored 12 points for the Eagles.