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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba plays at Tusculum; East home vs. Cox Mill

From staff reports

Catawba’s basketball teams return to action Monday night  following the exam break.

The Indians play a SAC doubleheader at Tusculum.


Prep basketball

East Rowan is at home Monday against Cox Mill for SPC games.

• Mooresville’s teams will be part of the Sam Moir Christmas Classic this year, making it a 24-game festival at Catawba’s Goodman Gym.

Both Mooresville squads are currently 4-2. Mooresville has games this week with North Iredell and Alexander Central.

Teams will be seeded 1-through-8 for the Moir tournament based on their won-lost percentage. If teams have the same record, a head-to-head result will be used as a tiebreaker. If the teams didn’t meet, the seed will be decided by a coin flip.

Moir tournament games will be played on Saturday, Dec. 27, Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tickets are $8 per day for adults and $5 for students.

Tournament passes are available for  $20.

•  Lexington’s  boys won two games on a weekend trip to Virginia.

Devin Cross scored 23 points in a 63-60 win against Wakefield. Nolan Benson led the Yellow Jackets (5-1)  with 15 in a win against Woodberry Forest.


Youth cross country

Hurley YMCA Warriors competed in  the  largest ever USA Track & Field Junior Cross Country National Championships at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Connor Price was 55th out of 214 runners in the 8-under boys. He ran a personal-best  8:40 in a 2K.

Emma Calvert ran a personal-best 12:47 in a 3K and finished 129th out of 315 runners in the 9-10 girls division.

In a 3K in the  9-10 boys division, Eli Julian was 31st out of 299 runners in a personal-best of 11:10. Bret Lewis placed 218th. He ran 13:04. Matthew Burroughs was 254th in 13:31.

Nolan Miller competed in a 3K in the 11-12 boys division. He ran a personal-best 11:17 and  finished 159th out of 363 runners.

Eli Julian placed third among all 9-year-olds in the AAU Nationals. Noah Julian was 21st among 11-year-olds. Calvert was 14th out of all the 10-year-olds.


Local golf

East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly finished second in the Carolinas PGA Charles Tilghman Junior held at the Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Lyerly had rounds of 72-68 — 140.
Walker Cress of Concord won the tournament with rounds of 69-68 — 137.
Ronnie Furr made a hole-in-one  at Warrior on Sunday.
Furr used an8-iron to ace the 125-yard No. 6 hole.
Witnessing the feat were Rick Carty, Ken Mesimer and James McCall.
Prep wrestling
 East Rowan won 54-30 against Richmond Senior in the Cat Fight Duals on Saturday.
106: Sam Cornacchione (EARO) over Tommy  Shelton (RISE) (Fall 1:33) 113: Landon Carico (EARO) over Jordan Jenkins (RISE) (Fall 0:52) 120: Logan Haas (EARO) over Bryan  Marsh (RISE) (Fall 3:15) 126: Trinity Hunt (RISE) over Jeffrey Burrell (EARO) (Fall 1:05) 132: Jayshuan Jasper (RISE) over   (EARO) (For.) 138: Gary Blue (RISE) over Colton Carico (EARO) (Fall 1:00) 145: Keith Tillman (EARO) over Corey Smith (RISE) (Fall 5:00) 152: Luke Miller (EARO) over Tyler Cook (RISE) (Fall 1:00) 160: Maxwell Wall (EARO) over Damontre Bennett (RISE) (Fall 1:00) 170: Daniel Muncy (EARO) over Drew Meachum (RISE) (Fall 1:00) 182: Luke Souder (RISE) over Josh Beaver (EARO) (Fall 3:00) 195: Shiheem Saunders (EARO) over Noah  Chavis (RISE) (Fall 1:00) 220: Grant Hoffner (EARO) over Sterling Moore (RISE) (Fall 1:00) 285: David Watkins (RISE) over Austin Hoosier (EARO) (Fall 1:00)


Jayvee basketball

East Rowan’s boys won 65-56 against Northwest Cabarrus on Friday.

Ellis Taylor scored 18 points for the Mustangs. Franklin Downing scored 14. Lucaas Morton had 13, and Paiton File 12.






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