Area Sports Briefs: Bare shoots 79
South Rowan’s Alexandria Bare shot 79 in the 3A golf state championships on Tuesday.
Bare, who shot 88 in Monday’s first round, finished 17th.
Bare made one birdie, four bogeys and two double bogeys on Tuesday.
Bare shot 13-over for her first nine holes in the tournament, but she played 10-over golf for the last 27.
• Carson’s Micah Furr shot 88-93 — 181 and tied for 39th in the 3A state championships.
Furr birdied a 496-yard par 5 and had seven pars on Monday. She made five pars on Tuesday.
• Cox Mill’s Jaime Cassell shot 83-76 — 159 and placed 10th.
• Cardinal Gibbons shot 473 and won the team championship. Marvin Ridge shot 491 for second.
• Lee County’s Siranon Shoomee shot 71-67 — 138 to win the individual title.
Middle school football
Erwin’s seventh-grade football team shut out Southeast 34-0 in its final game.
Daniel Hanson ran for 173 yards and four touchdowns for the Eagles (3-5). Cooper Wright threw a 25-yard TD pass to Gentry Lambert.
Catawba finished its fall women’s golf season with a 13th-place finish in the Flagler Fall Slam in Florida.
Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) led Catawba. She shot 160 for two days and finished 29th.
• Catawba’s men’s golf team finished 13th in the Matt Dyas Invitational hosted by West Georgia to close the fall season.
Tyler Rutherford was one of three Indians to card a 77 on Tuesday and finished with a 220 total to place 25th. Freshman Jeb Bennett had an eagle.
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf League played their last match of the regular season Tuesday in a “Beat the Pro” event.
In Flight 1, Phyllis Durland won low gross, while Susan Morris won low net.
In Flight 2, Faye Cline won low gross, while Cindy Carmazzi won low net.
In Flight 2, Susan Wydner won low gross, while Norma Burgess won low net.
In Flight 4, Karla Swanson won low gross, while Sheryl Johnson won low net. Mary Seaford won low putts.
College men’s hoops
Catawba men’s basketball was picked 11th in the SAC preseason poll.
Junior Kijuan Arrington was a second team preseason All-SAC pick.
Catawba returns two full-time starters in Arrington, and Troy Warren.
Brevard’s Darius Moose (Carson) is a preseason first team pick. Mars Hill’s Isaiah Cuthbertson (West Rowan) is a second team pick.
Lincoln Memorial was picked first. Newberry placed second in the poll. Queens was third, with Wingate fourth and Anderson fifth.
College women’s hoops
Catawba’s women’s basketball team is picked seventh in the preseason poll of SAC coaches.
Catawba senior Chloe Bully was named to the preseason all-conference first team. Defending champion Wingate was voted the favorite in the poll, picking up six first-place votes.
Catawba also returns Jada Huntley, Zhaquondalee Greer and Emma Ucinski, who combined on 48 starts.
Second in the poll was Newberry with three first-place votes. Lenoir-Rhyne was picked third, with Carson-Newman fourth and Lincoln Memorial fifth.
Former Central Davidson star Jazmine Charles, the Southeast Region Player of the Year for Lenoir-Rhyne, headlines the preseason All-SAC first team.
Catawba will play three exhibition games over a span of one week starting Thursday at Davidson.
Salisbury’s girls tennis team is at unbeaten Lake Norman Charter today in the West Regional final of the 2A dual team playoffs.
• Carson hosts Gastonia Ashbrook Wednesday in the first round of the 3A soccer playoffs.
Prep cross country
The NCHSAA state championships in cross country return to Kernersville for the fifth straight year on Saturday.
The races will be run at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex.
Top runners from across the state qualified from regional competition last week to the state finals in each classification. The eight cross country championships include one in each of the NCHSAA’s four classifications for boys and girls.
The 3A boys race is at 10 a.m. Carson’s team qualified. Zachary Marchinko finished second in the Midwest Regional. Regional winners were Weddington, Asheville, Cardinal Gibbons and Northern Nash.
A.L. Brown’s Kellen Corson qualified for the 4A boys race as an individual.
The Central Carolina Football League championship game is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Kannapolis Middle School.
The Kannapolis-based Herd, which has a number of local players, will be taking on the Charlotte Colts.
Lenoir-Rhyne is second in the Super Region Two, while Carson-Newman in No. 7. Lenoir-Rhyne (8-0) plays Carson-Newman (6-1) on Saturday.
Lenoir-Rhyne rallied after dropping the opening set to claim a 19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 28-26 win at Catawba on Tuesday.
Parks and Rec
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for youth basketball for ages 7-15 until Nov. 1. There will be a player placement draft the week of Nov. 3 with practice starting the week of Nov. 10.
Games start weekend of Dec. 5-6. To register, go to www.salisburync.gov/play or call 704-216-PLAY for more information.