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Area sports briefs: Moir dates announced

From staff reports

The Sam Moir Christmas Classic at Catawba is always the event of the year in Rowan County prep hoops.

Tournament dates this season are Dec. 27, 29 and 30, with games starting at 9 a.m. daily

There will be eight games each day as Mooresville has been added to the tournament  to make it an eight-team field.

The six Rowan County public schools and Davie are annual participants.

Hall of Fame

The Cabarrus County Hall of Fame will induct its fourth class on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County in Concord.

The latest class includes three former A.L. Brown coaches — Bob Mauldin,  Bill Watts and Earl Lentz, who starred in baseball at Catawba in his playing days.

All of the Cabarrus Hall of Fame classes are listed in Scoreboard.

Prep soccer

Salisbury rolled to its 14th straight victory on Tuesday by beating Davie 9-0.

Salisbury was paced by the scoring duo of Landon Goodman (four goals) and Andrew Kalogeromitros (three goals). Also scoring for the Hornets were Ahmedin Salcinovic and Watson Pitner.

Pitner, a senior, scored his first varsity goal to end the match by the mercy rule with 28 minutes left. Pitner has missed several matches with injuries but became the 20th and final Hornet to get a goal this season.

Goodman had four assists and now has 36 goals and 21 assists. Salcinovic had two assists. Matt Washko, Jamie Henriquez and Josh Lynch had one each. Arturo Ramirez had the shutout.

Salisbury’s varsity plays Trinity on Thursday at 6 p.m.

• Salisbury’s jayvees beat Davie 5-3. Santiago Caballero scored twice. Fernando Ortiz, Nick Veros and Michael Hughes had a goal each. The SHS jayvees finished 6-6-1.

College soccer

Catawba’s men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless tie with Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory on Wednesday.

Catawba is 4-9-2 and 1-6-2 in the SAC.

• Catawba’s women lost 1-0 to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday. Leah Mullins scored in the 77th minute for the Bears. Catawba’s Bethany Davis made 11 saves. Catawba is 10-5 and 5-4 in the SAC.

Middle school football

West Rowan won 30-0 against North Rowan in a matchup of undefeated seventh-grade teams.

Jalen Houston had  139 yards rushing and scored touchdowns on runs of 12, 14, 19, and 45 yards to lead  the Bulldogs.

Houston also made  seven tackles.  Jaxon Wheeler added three 2-point conversions.

The West Rowan offensive line of Carter Jenkins, Jonny Hassard, Baiden Suddarth, Drake Martin, Edwin Berrios, Zach Miller, Bryson Coleman, J.T. Bost and Mike Molenda paved the way for 266 rushing yards.

The West Rowan defense was lead by Tykese Warren, Jay Joseph, Calub Pope, Hassard, Ethan Pratt, Gerquavius Weeks, Zeb Burns, Nicholi Warren, Dylan Sigmon and Daniel Sell.

The Bulldogs (7-0) have shut out six opponents. North Rowan is 5-1. West finishes at Mooresville on Tuesday. North Rowan is at Knox.

• China Grove won 26-0 against Southeast. Scoring for the Red Devils were Vicente Balbuena on a 42-yard run, Max Morgan on a 16-yard run and Riley Leavenworth on runs of 40 and 7 yards. Logan Rogers caught a PAT pass from Peyton Rohletter.

Daniel Trejo, Rogers and Remington Steele recovered fumbles. Trey Graves had a pick. Defensive standouts were Robert Barringer, Drew Huffman and Austin Peacock.

North Hills

The North Hills middle school soccer team defeated Covenant Classical in a PAC-8 tournament semifinal on Tuesday Jonathan Mosher scored both goals for the Eagles.

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