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Carson x- country opens eyes

Carson’s boys cross country team finished first in the 46-team Eye Opener Meet in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday.
Carson’s Zachary Marchinko (16:55) placed second overall, while Garrett Ingold was seventh (17:45).
Carson also got strong runs from Nick Cox (37th, 18:38), Dylan Koontz (50th, 18:56), Jonah Evans (56th, 19:04), Graham Purcell and Jacob Higgins.
West Rowan’s boys placed fourth.
Cade Harrill (20th, 18:21) led the Falcons. Jordan Bostian (39th, 18:39), Cameron Butler (51st, 18:58), Andrew Burgess (52nd, 18:59) and Joseph Ward (69th, 19:19) rounded out West Rowan’s top five. Next were Dagan Williams and Oscar Bautista.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The winning team was Ty Cobb, Beverly Cobb, Gene Seaford and Mary Seaford.
The team of Jan Godwin, Harry Owens, Frank Foster and Don Goodnight placed second.
Goodnight won closest to the pin. Gene Seaford won longest putt.
The Catawba men’s golf team will tee it up for the first time this season at the Anderson Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The men will play the par-72 Cobb’s Glen course at 7,005 yards. This is one of five tournaments for the men this fall.
Catawba returns All-SAC performers Matt Hardman and Tyler Rutherford. Hardman wsa fourth at last year’s SAC Championship.
The Catawba women’s soccer team (2-0) won 3-2 in overtime in Florida against Palm Beach Atlantic.
Freshman Becky Frost scored twice, and freshmen Kate Weisner provided her second game-winner off an assist by Mark Kirkman.
• Catawba’s volleyball team dropped a pair of four-set matches on Saturday at the Queens Fall Invitational. The Indians (1-3) lost to GRU Augusta and to Armstrong.
Ashley Brown led against GRU Augusta with seven kills and a pair of blocks.
Bri Howard and Alex Hopper had eight kills each against Armstrong.
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 for a reservation.
Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had 11 kills and three aces as Catawba Valley Community College (11-2) swept Surry.
CVCC swept Davidson County CC with Cloninger getting six kills, four aces and 2.5 blocks. CVCC swept Brunswick. Cloninger had six kills and seven digs.
Cloninger had 14 kills, 11 digs and three aces as CVCC swept Cape Fear CC. Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had 1.5 blocks.
CVCC swept Pitt. Cloninger had 11 kills and 12 digs, while Brooks had six kills.
CVCC swept Wake Tech. Cloninger had 11 kills, while Brooks had five. Cloninger had two aces.

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