Salisbury, Carson tennis roll again
Salisbury’s girls tennis team defeated CCC foe East Davidson 9-0 on Wednesday at Salisbury.
The Hornets dropped only one game in picking up their 10th win of the season.
Kayla Honeycutt, Grace Steinman, Kathryn Rusher, Maria Capito, Emly Capito and Julia Honeycutt won in singles.
Kayla Honeyutt-Emily Capito, Rusher-Maria Capito, and Steinman-Julia Honeycutt won in doubles.
• Carson won 9-0 against South Rowan on Wednesday and improved to 5-0 in the SPC.
Laura Isenhour, Sara Lentz, Erika Meadows, Gabi Jolly, Addie Gantt and Sierra Fesperman won in singles for the Cougars.
Isenhour-Lentz, Meadows-Gantt and Jolly-Fesperman won in doubles for the Cougars.
Salisbury started off CCC play with a 3-0 victory over East Davidson on Wednedsay.
Salisbury (6-4) got goals from Landon Goodman, Michael Brown and Joshua Lynch.
Assists for the Hornets came from Andrew Kalogeromitros and Bryan Fragoso.
Salisbury led 3-0 at halftime.
Keeper Arturo Ramirez teamed with Lynch, Christian Uribe, Reilly Gokey and Pedro Cruz to post the shutout.
The Hornets play at Ledford Thursday at 5:30 (jayvees) and 7.
• Salisbury’s jayvees lost 5-4 to the Golden Eagles despite a hat trick by sophomore Santiago Caballero.
North Hills varsity volleyball won 25-9, 20-25, 24-26, 25-14 and 15-5 against the Greensboro Gaurdians.
• The North Hills elementary school soccer team defeated Lake Norman Charter 11-2. Goals were scored by Andrew Mead, Stephen Johnson, Joseph Kolbawoski, Sophie Hill, Que Sloan and Austin Latva.
North Hills plays against Salisbury Academy on Thursday at 4 p.m.
In the pre-South Piedmont Conference meet on Tuesday, Carson’s boys won with a score of 34. Hickory Ridge was second at 48. East Rowan (67) was third. Northwest Cabarrus was fourth (121), while West Rowan (125) was fifth.
Individually, Carson’s Zachary Marchinko won in 16:18. Hickory Ridge’s Alex Cornwell was second in 16:43. East Rowan’s Conor Honeycutt was third in 17:38. Carson’s Garrett Ingold was sixth in 17:49, Carson’s Nick Cox was seventh in 18:12. Carson’s Jonah Evans was ninth in 18:15. East Rowan’s Trevor L’Hommedieu was 10th in 18:18. Carson’s Dylan Koontz was 11th in 18:19.
• In the girls race, Northwest Cabarrus’ Emma Hand won with a time of 21:34. West Rowan’s Josie Heglar was second in 21:47. Central Cabarrus’ Alex Vandenbrg was third in 22:00. Northwest Cabarrus’ Kara Dunkle was fourth in 22:07. Carson’s Jesse Nichols was sixth in 22:34. Carson’s Korbynne Hill was eighth in 22:37. Carson’s Olivia Gabriel was ninth in 23:01. East Rowan’s Faith Blume was 12th in 23:14.
Northwest Cabarrus won the team competition with a score of 56. Carson (60) was second. Cox Mill (100) placed third. Hickory Ridge (101) was fourth. East Rowan (126) was fifth. West Rowan (166) was sixth.
In the SPC on Wednesday, Cox Mill won 3-1 against Hickory Ridge to stay unbeaten, second-place Northwest Cabarrus topped West Rowan 3-0, Concord upset South Rowan 3-2, and Carson beat East Rowan 3-0 to split that season series.
Carso won 25-23, 25-19 and 25-22.
For the Mustangs, Avery Wright had seven kills and 13 digs. Brittany Small had eight kills, and Jordan McCall had 14 assists.
The Catawba men’s soccer team won 3-0 over Mount Olive on Wednesday night at Frock Field. With the win, Catawba (2-3) played a scoreless first half.
Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury) scored the fist goal, and Brian Woulfe and Michael Basnett added goals.
Catawba keeper, Christian Watts recorded the win for the Indians but was unable to tally any saves.
• Catawba’s 12th-ranked women beat UNC Pembroke 2-1 in overtime.
Kate Weisner and Mary Kirkman paired up twice on Wednesday for the goals.
Catawba goalie Bethany Davis recorded seven saves.
Catawba will travel on Saturday evening to Carson Newman for South Atlantic Conference action. The Lady Indians are set to kickoff at 5 p.m.
Catawba’s men’s tennis team opened with an 8-1 loss to Pfeiffer on Wednesday.
Michael Patch won in singles for the Indians.
Salisbury Academy soccer beat Concordia 4-1. Charlie Barr scored two goals. Joshua Portillo and Jeremiah Whitaker scored one each.
Standouts on defense were Ellen Simons, Archie Dees, Katie Leckonby and Sam Combs.
• Salisbury Academy jayvee volleyball won 25-22 and 28-26 against Sacred Heart for the Jaguar’s first victory of the season.
Catawba Valley Community College won 3-2 against Cape Fear CC.
Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had 15 kills and fuor aces. Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had seven kills.
• CVCC lost 3-0 to Pasco Hernando. Cloninger had 11 kills and eight digs. Brooks had six kills.
• CVCC lost 3-1 to Eastern Florida. Cloninger had 12 kills. and Brooks had six. Cloninger had 13 digs and two aces.
• CVCC (13-5) lost 3-1 to Clearwater.
Cloninge had 10 kills, 20 digs and four aces. Brooks had 1.5 blocks.
MINNEAPOLIS — David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers’ big weekend series in Kansas City.
Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Twins. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch last-place Minnesota to its second straight win over the division leaders.
The Tigers ended the night with a half-game lead over the second-place Royals, who beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles but was thrown out after a costly mistake on the bases in the seventh.
Brian Dozier narrowly missed his 21st homer in the sixth when he drove in Santana to put Minnesota up 5-4. The ball hit off the top of the center-field wall and Dozier settled for a triple.
off reliever Al Albuquerque.
Santana reached on a double against Price (14-12), who allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings. He fell to 3-4 since coming to the Tigers in a July 31 trade with Tampa Bay.
Santana had three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle. He also scored three times.
Joe Mauer and Santana each added an RBI single in the eighth for insurance.
Gibson allowed four runs and seven baserunners in the first two innings but retired 10 of the final 13 batters he faced.
Tigers: C Alex Avila missed his third straight game with concussion-like symptoms and remains day to day. … RHP Anibal Sanchez will throw another bullpen session Thursday in Kansas City as he tries to come back from a strained left pectoral muscle. If all goes well, Sanchez is expected to throw a simulated game on Sunday.
Twins: All-Star closer Glen Perkins will have his pitching arm examined Thursday, general manager Terry Ryan told reporters before the game. Perkins blew a chance for his 35th save on Tuesday night when he allowed a three-run homer in the ninth. … INF Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) and OF Oswaldo Arcia (back) are both day to day.
The Tigers announced their starting rotation for their series against Kansas City. Justin Verlander (13-12) will start Friday against LHP Jason Vargas (11-9). Detroit will send Max Scherzer to the mound on Saturday, and Rick Porcello on Sunday.
Minnesota RHP Phil Hughes (15-10) will try to become the sixth AL pitcher to win 16 games on Friday when the Twins begin their weekend series against Cleveland. He’ll face Indians righty Trevor Bauer (5-8).