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Area Sports Briefs

From staff reports

Livingstone’s women’s basketball team romped 100-60 against Johnson & Wales on Sunday at New Trent Gym.

Livingstone led 9-2 early and was comfortably ahead 48-24 at halftime.

Amber Curtis had 14 points and six assists, while Kyra Crosby scored 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting.  Cierra York scored 11 points. Labrea Walker shot 4-for-4 and scored 10 points. Wende Foster had 10 rebounds.

LC outrebounded Johnson & Wales 46-14.

Livingstone plays at Western Carolina on Monday.


Katelyn Storey  completed the Anthem Richmond Marathon in 3:33:20, finishing fourth in her division and qualifying for the 2016 Boston Marathon.

Also qualifying for Boston in 2016 from Salisbury were:  Joshua Pinyan – 2:50:17;  Stuart Perkins – 3:07:29; Maleah Pinyan – 3:11:58 and Debbie Dickson – 3:39:31.

Also completing the Anthem Richmond Marathon were Salisbury’s  Stu Stepp (3:30:18) and Kannapolis’ Charity Brumley (3:54.49).


Salisbury Academy

The Salisbury Academy girls basketball team defeated North Hills 31-20.

Katie Leckonby scored 10 points to lead the Jaguars. Ellen Simons had eight, and Annabel Barr scored seven.


South Rowan Y

The South Rowan YMCA  is accepting registrations now for boys basketball leagues.

Boys in grades 3-8 are eligible.  Register through Dec. 2.

Little Shooters II is open for registration through Jan. 3 .  This program is for boys and girls in grades 1 -2.

Contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or ckepley@rowanymca.org.

Youth soccer

The FCCA U11 soccer team, the Green Dragons,  finished third in its Second Division Fall Classic League standings by tying a division rival 2-2.

Scoring for the Dragons (9-5-3)  were Reed Brixey and Luis Avilez.  The other members of the team include Ben Childress, Bennett Clark, Ben Sweet, Christopher Portillo, Maddox Goodnight, Nick Antosek, Wade Robins, Oscar Enciso and Colin Donaldson.  The team is coached by Seamus Donaldson and Frankie Cardelle.

College soccer

Wingate’s run in the women’s Division II soccer tournament ended Sunday with a 1-0 overtime loss to Columbus State.

Women’s basketball

Amy Steller (Davie) scored four points for Guilford in a 56-48 win against Meredith on Sunday.

Steller transferred to Guilford from Pfeiffer.

College basketball

Nate Jones (Davie) scored 28 points in a 107-94 win against Catawba Valley Community College.

Tre Williams (Carson) scored four points for the Storm.

Dalton Nelson (North Rowan) had a big game for CVCC with 18 points and five rebounds. Seth Martin (West Rowan) scored eight.



Carson pitcher Lacee Hunsucker signed with Mars Hill’s softball program on Friday morning. A story is upcoming.

• Salisbury golf standout Isabella Rusher will sign with Richmond on Tuesday afternoon.

• South Rowan’s Beth Ann Martin will sign with Catawba’s softball program on Tuesday afternoon.

• West Rowan catcher Marissa Yow will sign with Radford’s softball program on  Tuesday evening.

• West Rowan shortstop Hunter Gibbons, the Rowan County Player of the Year for 2014, has signed with Western Carolina.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s Michael Ogden will continue his tennis career at N.C. State.

Salisbury boosters

The Salisbury Athletic Booster Club meets Monday at 6 p.m. in the media center.



Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates


Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week


Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station


Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor


Road rage incident results in assault charges


Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed


Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening


Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need


Education shoutouts


Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts


March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available


Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships


Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors


Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program


Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push


Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot


GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package


FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity


Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits


Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports


Blotter: Two charged after call about package


Salisbury Police investigating two shootings


Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School