Salisbury tennis dominates
The CCC concluded its tennis tournament on Tuesday at Lexington’s Bingham Center.
In singles, Kayla Honeycutt (Salisbury) and Olivia Varner (West Davidson) won semifinal matches. Honeycutt defeated Varner in the final. In the third-place match, Emily Capito (Salisbury) defeated Rachel Trexler (West Davidson).
In doubles, Kathryn Rusher-Grace Steinman (Salisbury) and Maggie Lancaster-Emerson Hayes (Lexington) won semifinal matches. Rusher-Steinman defeated Lancaster-Hayes in the final.
In the third-place match, Julia Honeycutt-Maria Capito (Salisbury) defeated Hannah Shawley-Rachel Salinas (West Davidson).
Top-three finishers qualified for the Midwest Regional at Bingham Tennis Facility in Lexington on Friday Oct. 17, beginning at 3:00 pm.
• Carson’s doubles team of Laura Isenhour-Sara Lentz placed second in the SPC tournament on Tuesday and qualified for the 3A Midwest Regional.
Carson’s Erika Meadows finished fifth in singles.
Ricky Maldonado scored two goals to lead Carson’s soccer team to a 5-1 win against Hickory Ridge in SPC action on Tuesday.
Braxton Rogers, Colton Correll and Brandon Flores also scored for the first-place Cougars.
Flores had three assists.
A goal by Maldonado gave the Cougars a 1-0 halftime lead. He found the net with a header off a corner by Raunel Vasquez. Rogers scored off a cross from Flores, and Flores also assisted on Maldonado’s second goal. Correll assisted on Flores’ goal. Correll scored on a cross by Flores.
Grayson Owens was close to perfect in goal, with Hickory Ridge slipping one in late in the action.
The next game for the Cougars (13-2, 9-1) is Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at South Rowan.
Cox Mill shot 143 and won Tuesday’s SPC match at Rolling Hills.
West Rowan (148), East Rowan (149), Carson (152) and South Rowan (154) followed the Chargers.
South Rowan’s Alexandria Bare shot 42 for medalist honors. Cox Mill’s Alyssa Henry shot 43.
West Rowan’s scorers were Kelly Boley (49), Savannah Lloyd (49) and Kristen Boley (50).
East Rowan’s scorers were Kathryn Marcum (47), Grace Stokes (48) and Riley Padgett (54).
Carson’s scorers were Micah Furr (50), Adison Collins (51) and Taylor McCulloh (51).
South Rowan’s other scorers were Lea Morris (53) and Kolby Fisher (59).
The 18-hole SPC tournament is Thursday at Corbin Hills.
• A.L. Brown’s Mackenzie Rodgers shot 43 at North Stone and led the Wonders to a second-place finish behind Hough in a MECKA match.
Salisbury won 3-2 against West Davidson on Tuesday and clinched a tie for first in the CCC.
Juliana Anderson had 25 kills and 16 digs for the Hornets (11-9, 8-1).
Seniors Mary Seifert and Maddie Gentry were honored. Seifert had three aces, nine assists and five digs. Gentry had four aces and 11 digs.
• East Rowan rolled 3-0 against Central Cabarrus in SPC action on Tuesday.
Erin Hatley, Macey Beattie, Regan Bell, McKenzie Eller, Elane Kepley and Ashton Rogers were honored on Senior Night.
Jordan McCall had 16 assists and six aces. Avery Wright had eight kills and seven digs.
• Thomasville won 3-1 against North Rowan in CCC volleyball despite 18 killsad three blocks by North Rowan’s Aliyah Farmer.
Brianna White had eight kills and two blocks for the Cavaliers. Ashlyn Mills had four aces and 33 assists.
Salisbury swept West Davidson on Tuesday. Dakotah Insley had four aces and three assists. Nellie Brown had two aces and four digs. Katie Bullock had five digs. Mary McCullough had three aces.
Knox won 6-0 against Erwin in seventh-grade football
Shawn Henderson and Latavian White had interceptions for the Trojans. Coming up with big tackles were Jackson Walker, Damien Dillard, Donovan Blair, Dehavion Blake, and Jadarius Wood.
The o-line, anchored by Milo Walser, Michael Guerra, Roman Fuentes, and Andrew Garner opened up holes for the Knox ground game. Getting key first downs for the Trojans were running backs Jabril Norman and Lawon Blackwell. The only score was on a 56-yard run in the fourth quarter by Reggie Everhart.
Quarterback Jaquez Smith was a standout managing the Knox offense.
The Trojans take on China Grove next Tuesday at home.
Knox defeated North Rowan Middle 6-3 on Tuesday.
Singles winners for Knox were Rachel Seifert, Skye Mowery, Rainey Dunham, Laura Bullock, Anna Grace Woolly and Quinnlan Watson. Knox will host Corriher-Lipe on Thursday.
Catawba won 3-1 against Queens on Tuesday in Charlotte. The Indians (4-11, 2-8 SAC) got 12 kills from Alex Hopper.
• Livingstone swept Edward Waters on Tuesday at New Trent Gym. Lareecia Swiney, had 15 kills for the Blue Bears.
• Catawba Valley Community College swept Surry CC on Tuesday. Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had 12 kills and 10 digs. Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had nine kills.
Catawba finished 10th out of 20 teams entered in the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament
Freshman Alexis Kershaw shot 76-73 — 149 and placed sixth. Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) shot 78-75 — 153 and finished 17th.
Catawba will host the Patsy Rendleman Invitational Oct. 14-15 at the Country Club of Salisbury.
• UNC Greensboro’s Roy Dixon (Salisbury) shot 72-68-76 — 216 in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and tied for 15th.
The 4th Annual ERDS Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. at Corbin Hills.
Registration is from 7-8 a.m. The format is four-man Captain’s Choice. The cost is $50 for individuals or $200 for teams.
Lunch and beverages re provided. The event includes a silent auction and 50/50 raffle-
There are prizes for first, second and last place, longest drive and closest to the pin. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. contact Rick Slaydon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason Cauble at email@example.com.