Carson soccer stays perfect
Carson’s top-ranked boys soccer team stayed unbeaten and in first place in the SPC with a 4-1 league win against Central Cabarrus on Thursday. A storm stopped the action at halftime.
Brandon Flores scored twice. Pedro Perez scored on a penalty kick, and Colton Correll scored on an assist by Silvestre Lopez.
Next for the Cougars is a matchup on Sept. 16 at Concord.
Cox Mill shot 130 and won another SPC golf match on Thursday at McCanless.
Following the Chargers were Carson (132), East Rowan (135), West Rowan (143), South Rowan (143), Concord (150), West Stanly (154) and Hickory Ridge (156).
Cox Mill’s Jaime Cassell was medalist with a 36. East Rowan’s Kathryn Marcum shot 37. South Rowan’s Alexandria Bare shot 37. Carson’s Micah Furr and Adison Collins shot 42s.
Leading West Rowan with a 45 was Kelly Boley.
Other scorers for West Rowan were Kristen Boley (47) and Ella Ferguson (51).
Grace Stokes shot 46 for East Rowan, while Micah Loper and Riley Padett shot 53s.
Other scorers for South Rowan were Kolby Fisher and Lea Morris with 53s.
Carson’s other scorer was Taylor McCulloh with a 48.
• In golf action at Asheboro Municipal, Salisbury shot 122 and beat West Davidson (132), Gray Stone (137) and Asheboro (162).
Isabella Rusher shot 34 for the Hornets and was the medalist. Grace Yatawara shot 39. Caroline Parrott shot 49, while Shelby Holden shot 52.
Gray Stone’s Micah Mason shot 40. West Davidson’s Olivia Sharpe shot 42.
East Rowan won 3-2 against South Rowan. East Rowan is 5-3 in the SPC, while South Rowan is 4-4.
Carson lost to unbeaten Cox Mill 3-1, while West Rowan lost 3-0 to Hickory Ridge.
• Salisbury swept Lexington in CCC action on Thursday.
Lora Withers had eight aces and seven assists. Juliana Anderson had eight kills and three aces. Abby Lee, Maddie Gentry and Makayla Dillon had four aces each.
• North Rowan lost to West Davidson 25-21, 25-17 and 25-20 in CCC action.
Brianna White had six kills and four blocks. Chevy Blaire had five kills. Aliyah Farmer had four kills.
The pre-South Piedmont Conference Meet will be Tuesday at Salisbury Community Park at 4:30 p.m.
Salisbury swept Lexington. Katie Bullock led the Hornets with nice aces and Mary McCullough had six aces. Breya Philpot led the attack with four kills.
• North Rowan’s jayvees played well in a 2-1 loss to West Davidson. Amarryia Harris had two aces and three kills. Hope Evans had four kills and two blocks. Bry Neely had three kills and two aces.
Carson defeated Central Cabarrus 29-22 on Thursday.
Owen White had scoring runs of 1 and 75 yards as Carson overcame a 14-0 deficit.
Bailey Rayfield had a TD run in the second half, and Nathan Yow scored the decisive TD from the 4-yard line with four minutes left. Matt Beaver kicked a PAT and Yow ran for a two-point conversion.
White punted to the Central Cabarrus 1-yard line, and that led to a Carson safety.
Chandler Herring and Blake Daniels had sacks for Carson’s defense. Cole Sifford ran well at fullback. Reginald Oglesby forced a fumble that was recovered by Isaac Bell, Brenden Westbrook recoverd an onside kick.
• East Rowan won a 34-28 thriller against Cox Mill.
Isaac Baker had a huge rushing game and over 300 yards of offense. Baker also forced a fumble late in the game with Cox Mill driving. Tate Houpe’s 95-yard touchdown pass to Michael Hess provided the winning points for the Mustangs.
• Lake Norman defeated Salisbury 18-0.
Kevin Mullinax and Roger Chinley led the Salisbury defense, Nimley Davis topped 100 rushing yards for the Hornets.
• South Rowan lost to Northwest Cabarrus 26-8. Marques Rhyne scored the TD for the Raiders.
Chris Smith (West Rowan) made the 53-man roster for the Jacksonville Jaguars but did not see action opening day. Smith is expected to serve as a “Leo,” in the Jaguars’ system, a pass-rusher on obvious passing downs.
K.J. Sherrill (West Rowan, GRU Augusta) signed with the Cuxhaven Bascats in the German A League.
The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Sherrill averaged 14.7 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior for GRU Augusta after transferring from Charlotte.
Legendary Appalachian State University football coach Jerry Moore will be honored in conjunction with Appalachian State’s inaugural Sun Belt Conference home game versus South Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Catawba’s women rolled 4-0 at Mount Olive on Wednesday.
Kate Weisner scored two goals, while Becky Frost and Karen Presnell (Salisbury) had one each. Bethany Davis and Angelica Pawlowski combined for the shutout.
Catawba Valley Community College won 3-1 against Spartanburg Methodist.
The Redhawks (12-2) got 13 kills, 10 digs and five aces from Aimee Cloninger (Carson). Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had four blocks.
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Catawba Valley League event earlier this week, with seven clubs participating.
In the First Flight, Phyllis Durland (Corbin) won gross and was followed by Beth Calhoun (Corbin) and Kristi Laton (Corbin).
Becky Isenhour (Corbin) won net and was followed by Kathy Mulligan (Mooresville) and Tony Iossi (Corbin).
In the Second Flight, Faye Cline (Corbin) won gross. Next were Ruth Bowles (Corbin) and Ginny Darcey (Mooresville)
Sharon Pitkin (Mooresville) won net. She was followed by Beverly Cobb (Corbin) and Susan Wydner (Corbin).
In the Third Flight, Virginia Champe (Mooresville) won gross. She was followed by Alberta Scoggins (Catawba Creek) and Monica Green (Corbin).
Norma Burgess (Corbin) won net. She was followed by Tammie Drew (Corbin) and Jessie McFeeley (Mooresville)
In the Fourth Flight, Joy Maughmer (Corbin) won gross. Next were Sheryl Johnson (Corbin) and Karla Swanson (Corbin).
LaDonna Spurlin (Westport) won net. She was followed by Anna Robinson (Corbin) and Carole Payne (Corbin).
• Sixty-seven GARS members played in foursomes at Corbin Hills.
‘A’ Flight winner was Clifford Full with a net of 62.47. “B’ Flight winner with a net of 61.68 was Ben Moore. ‘C’ Flight winner with a net of 61.74 was Jan Kichefski. ‘D’ Flight winner with a net of 58.08 was Paul Rogers.
Closest to the pin on No. 2 was Bill Hathcock. Closest to the pin on No. 13 was Ed Lockhart.
Clayton shot 79, 3 under his age.
• Will Collins has shot 68-69 and is 8-under after two rounds of the eGolf Tour’s Island View Casino Championship in Gulfport, Miss. Frank Adams III shot 3-under for two rounds, but the cutline fell at 6-under.
• Kannapolis’ Rick Lewallen shot 70-75-71 and tied for fifth in the Carolinas PGA Professional Championship held at Duke University Golf Club. Lewallen won $2,598.
China Grove’s eighth-grade football team beat Corriher-Lipe 20-6.
Demarcus Blackwell scored on a 23-yard run. Austin Hudson scored on a 58-yard run and a PAT run, and Alex Shaffer added a TD on a 43-yard run. Standouts on defense for the Red Devils were Shaffer, Will Mabry, Richard Kaylor, Dylan Johnson and Josh McCurry.
Knox defeated North Rowan 5-4 on Thursday. Singles winners for Knox were Rachel Seifert, Rainey Dunham, Skye Mowery and Laura Bullock. Winning in doubles was the team of Seifert-Mowery. Knox will travel to Corriher Lipe on Tuesday.