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Bobby Lutz will be the keynote speaker for the annual men’s breakfast at St. John’s Lutheran.
The event is set for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the fellowship hall.
Lutz, currently associate head coach for N.C. State men’s basketball, will share stories about his personal successes and losses, on and off the court.
The event is free and includes a pancake breakfast. Reservations are requested. Call Tommy Carlton at 704-636-4580 to make a reservation.
Cox Mill won the first SPC girls golf match of the season at Rocky River.
The Chargers shot 141 to top East Rowan (148), West Rowan (149), Carson (152), South Rowan (164), Hickory Ridge (167) and Concord (171).
Cox Mill’s Jaime Cassel shot 37 for medalist honors.
South Rowan’s Alexandria Bare shot 39 for second place.
West Rowan was led by Kelly Boley’s 45. Savannah Lloyd shot 49.
Riley Padgett and Kathryn Marcum shot 48s to lead East Rowan.
Adison Collins shot 50 to lead Carson.
Concord High announced it will name its football field next Friday for former player and longtime coach E.Z. Smith III. It will be known as E.Z. Smith Field at Robert C Bailey Memorial Stadium.
Freshmen lifted the Catawba women’s soccer team to a 3-2 win at Armstrong Atlantic in Friday’s opener. Freshman Becky Frost scored twice, while freshman Kate Weisner scored the game-winner in the 81st minute.
It was Catawba’s first win against Armstrong.
•Erica Boles and Matthew Jordan-Steele led the way for the Catawba men’s and women’s cross country teams in the Catawba Invitational held Friday evening at Salisbury Community Park.
Mars Hill took team honors in both races.
The Catawba men finished third while the Catawba women did not participate enough runners to place as a team.
In the women’s division, Mars Hill’s Jessica Viscusi led all runners with a time of 19:47.
Boles finished 10th in 21:51.
Mars Hill’s Derek Gibson finished first in 27:40. Three Lions ran the final stretch side-by-side to the finish line.
Jordan-Steele ranked 16th overall to lead the Indians with a time of 30:59.
The Indians return to action on Saturday, Sept. 20th at in the Winthrop Invitational.
• Catawba split its opening day volleyball matches at the Queens Fall Invitational on Friday.
The Indians to fell 3-1 to Sioux Falls and came back to beat Limestone 3-1.
Alex Hopper had 12 kills in both matches.
• Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost 2-0 to Francis Marion on Saturday night at Frock Field. The Indians fell to 0-2 on the year while the Patriots improved to 2-0.
The North Hills JV/elementary soccer team defeated Our Lady of Assumption on Friday 2-0.Joseph Kolbawoski scored both goals in the second half.
Carson’s boys won the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C., beating more than 40 schools.
Carson’s Zachary Marchinko was second overall, while Carson’s Garrett Ingold placed seventh.
West Rowan’s boys placed fourth.

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