Carson at home at 6
Carson’s 31-0 volleyball team plays tonight at home at 6 p.m. against South Iredell (23-2), a No. 1 seed, in what is expected to be one of the toughest matches of the season for the Cougars. Carson has lost only three games to this point while winning 93.
This is a third round 3A matchup. Carson has swept North Lincoln and Fred T. Foard in the playoffs.
Seniors Michaela White, Madison Weast, Hannah Elmore, Tori Pruett and Laura Vaughn and sophomore Morgan Hester are among the key players for the Cougars.
Kelan Rogers, in his fifth season at Carson, is the head coach.
South Iredell sophomore Julia Scoles had 22 kills in Tuesday’s second-round sweep of Hickory. Ashlyn Morris coaches the Vikings, who moved up to 3A this season after playing in the 2A ranks in recent years.
Hickory St. Stephens (25-0) also continues to march through the tough 3A West bracket. Raleigh’s Cardinal Gibbons (24-0) is still advancing in the 3A East bracket.
Cardinal Gibbons won 26-24, 25-18, 25-20 against Carson in last season’s 3A championship match.
Carson’s soccer team is playing for the SPC championship tonight when it takes on Northwest Cabarrus at 6 p.m. in a regular-season finale.
Brandon Flores had been a phenom for the surging Cougars.
Carson (14-4, 11-3) won 5-2 in its first meeting with the Trojans. A capable Northwest squad (12-5-2, 9-4-2) is tied for third with Cox Mill in the competitive league.
Second-place Concord (11-3-1) can still catch Carson if the Cougars lose and the Spiders beat West Rowan.
Carson has won five straight and nine of its last 10 matches.
There will be a meeting at Hall Gym on Sunday at 4 p.m. for anyone wanting to work middle school basketball games this season in Rowan County.
There will be a meeting at 5 p.m. for anyone wanting to work Junior Bobcats basketball.
Livingstone’s Lareecia Swiney recently was named CIAA Player of the Week.
Swiney had 29 kills in matches against Shaw and Bluefield State.
Livingstone is 15-12 and 5-9 in the CIAA.
China Grove won 28-22 against Southeast on Tuesday.
Michael Sloop had scoring runs of 56 and 3 yards for the Red Devils.
Austin Hudson and Quay Ford scored on 2-yard runs.
Jeff Bramblett kicked two PATs.
Defensive standouts for the Red Devils were Sloop, Josh McCurry, Will Mabry and Dylan Johnson.
Southeast’s Patriots rolled 50-6 against China Grove on Wednesday.
Cole Sifford threw three TD passes to Elijah Moss and also scored a rushing TD.
Jay Wilkerson rushed for three TDs. Kenny Clark had a rushing TD. Garrett Kennedy added three PATs and Moss had one.
Offensive line standouts were Jack Gardner and Zac Powers. Jaylin Williams and Zain Tucker had interceptions. Trevor Timms and AJ Banks were defensive standouts for Southeast.
Southeast plays Erwin next week.
Knox 22, Mooresville 0
Knox forced six fumbles and notched another shutout against the Imps. Nimely Davis had six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Isaac Baker had an interception and returned it 47 yards.
Other defensive leaders included Jaleel Webster, Tyress Mashore, Xavier Lowe, Martavio Rankin, Lavaric Johniken, Teven Mullinex, Roger Chimney and Raquan Mashore.
Webster scored on a 43-yard run. Davis scored from 13 yards out, and Nick Austin ran 12 yards for a score. Rankin and Davis had 2-point conversions.
Rondarius Peele, John Pruitt, Mullinex, Clarence Brownell, Fernandon Ortiz and Chimney led the blocking.
Catawba’s men’s soccer team won 1-0 against Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday on a goal by former Salisbury standout Kenny Bonilla.
Bonilla attacked through Lenoir-Rhyne defenders from the top of the box and beat the keeper to the lower left. Catawba (8-4-1, 4-4-1 SAC) got three saves from Frankie Cardelle. Also a former Salisbury standout, he recorded the shutout.
• Catawba’s women’s soccer team won 1-0 against 11th-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday at Frock Field.
Mary Kirkman scored the goal, with Karen Presnell (Salisbury) assisting.
Catawba (9-5-1, 5-3-1 SAC) goes to Lincoln Memorial Saturday. The next goal scored by the Indians will be the 1,000th for the program.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III is in second place in the first stage of Web.com qualifying at Pinewild Country Club’s Magnolia Course in Pinehurst.
Adams has shot 69-66 — 135 and is one shot back of the leader. Adams tied for the low score of the second day of qualifying. Will Collins has shot 71-78 — 149.
The North Hills varsity soccer team plays Covenant Classical in the tournament championship game at North Hills at 5 p.m. today.
• The North Hills varsity volleyball team plays at 6 p.m. in the conference tournament championship game today against Covenant Classical.