Hornets make state playoffs xxxx
West Davidson’s volleyball team swept East Davidson 25-16, 25-14 and 25-14 to win the CCC tournament on Wednesday, and the Green Dragons’ biggest fans probably were the Salisbury Hornets.
West Davidson’s victory put Salisbury in the 2A state playoffs as the CCC’s No. 3 seed. A victory by No. 4 seed East Davidson would’ve knocked out the Hornets.
Salisbury will be on the road Saturday.
North Rowan will be the CCC’s No. 2 seed and will play Saturday TBA.
• SPC champ Carson completed the first perfect regular-season run in county history by beating Cox Mil on Wednesday.
The Cougars (29-0, 16-0) will be at home Saturday for the first round of the 3A playoffs.
Carson will be play a North Piedmont team in the first round. That’s a split 3A/4A league now, made up mostly of Iredell schools. The Cougars will be playing the fourth-seeded 3A team from that league. The top three are South Iredell, North Iredell and West Iredell.
• In West Rowan’s 3-0 loss to Cox Mill, Anna Messisco had 11 kills. Diamond Lovell had three blocks. Parker Williams had four digs, and Messisco had three. Ashley Wood had seven assists, while Messisco had three.
North Rowan fans attending the North-West Davidson football game in Tyro on Friday should enter through the gravel road that leads to the baseball field.
The only parking that takes place on that side is football or vehicles with a handicap tag.
All others are encouraged to park around the tennis court or around Tyro Middle School and make the short walk to the visitors side.
Ashlyn Fritz and Anna Shafer had two hits each, but Erwin lost to Mooresville 11-4.
Madison Trexler, Shafer and Caroline Johnson pitched for the Eagles (8-4).
Sacred Heart’s varsity defeated Hickory Christian 5-0 in the first round of the conference tournament.
Michael Childress scored three goals. Will Taylor and Melvin Bonilla had one each.
• Sacred Heart rolled 8-0 in a semifinal. Childress scored four goals in the first half. Eric Turnbulll, Sean Archer, Juan Salazar and Zach Robinette had a goal each.
• Sacred Heart lost to Burlington Christian on penalty kicks in the championship game. Childress scored Sacred Heart’s only goal in regulation.
Josh Faulkner stopped five penalty kicks.
Sacred Heart finished 9-2-1. Childress, Taylor and Bonilla were named to the all-tournament team.
Knox won 7-2 against West Rowan Middle.
Singles winners for Knox were Bethanie Stauffer, Skye Mowery, Saleema Sabadaka and Maleah Corpening.
The team of Roberta Moulton-Laura Bullock won in doubles for the Trojans.
Southeast 8, North 1
Winning in singles for Southeast were Tabitha Landy (8-1), Morgan Koontz (8-3), Jenny Cheng (8-3), Kelly Frye (8-1) and Emma Amos (8-1).
Winning doubles teams were Lindsay Elmore-Landy (6-3), Abby Johnson-Sydney Taylor (6-0) and Alyssa Lang-Morgan Koontz (6-0).
Mooresville is at Southeast today at 4:30 p.m. for Southeast’s final match.
Knox’s eighth-grade Trojans played stellar defense and shut out China Grove 30-0 on Wednesday.
The defense scored 12 points for the Trojans. Torry James had a pick-6, while Nick Austin forced a fumble, recovered it, and returned it for a touchdown.
Nimley Davis had six tackles for loss. Roger Chimney had five tackles for loss. Xavier Lowe had a long interception return.
Leading the blocking for the Trojans were John Pruitt, James, Jordon Wardm Fernabdi Ortiz and Rondarius Peele.
Griffin Myers completed seven passes. Scoring on offense were Jaleel Webster on a 56-yard toss play and Martavio Rankin on an option pitch.
Myers, Rankin and Will Steinman scored 2-point conversions.
Mary Kirkman’s goal four minutes into overtime lifted Catawba’s women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win against Limestone on Wednesday at Frock Field.
Allison Baucom (West Rowan) scored the first goal for the Indians (7-5-1).
Baucom scored early in the second half by lofting a shot from well outside the box that went just under the crossbar.
• Catawba’s men’s team won 3-1 against Belmont Abbey on Wednesday at Frock Field.
Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury) scored for the Indians (7-3-1), along with Corey Faughnan and Adam Kurdi. Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury) only had to make one save.
In Lenoir-Rhyne’s 3-2 loss to Queens on Tuesday, Kayla Morrow (South Rowan) had eight kills, five digs and three blocks. Emma Pope (South) had a dig.
Sixty-six GARS members played at Crescent earlier this week.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Larry Fowler with a 64.58. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 65.54 was Lou Mannning. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 66.02 was Bert Bollinger. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 64.26 was John Cress.
•The South Rowan Legion baseball program will hold a fundraising golf tournament on Oct. 19 at Corbin Hills.
Lunch is at noon. A shotgun start is set for 1:30 p.m.
Call Tommy Fulton at 704-640-6134 for information.
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