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Area Sports Briefs: Cabarrus announces 5th Hall of Fame class

From staff reports
The Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2015, its fifth Hall of Fame class, on Monday.
New members include A.L. Brown standouts Harry Mills (Class of 1961, football and baseball), Bobby Trott (1972, football) and Shonte´ Pinkston (1997, track and field).
Aldon L. Coefield (Kinston, 1956) will be inducted for his contributions as an educator, administrator and coach in Cabarrus County.
Posthumous inductees include educator, administrator and coach Jesse C. Banner (Logan, 1937), Martin Lafferty (Concord, 1934), who starred in football at Davidson, and John D. Coble (Mount Airy, 1947), a Catawba College football star who became a notable educator, administrator and coach in Cabarrus County.
Tony McClamrock heads the Hall of Fame committee. Former Concord coach E.Z. Smith will be the keynote speaker.
Induction ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County.

Prep volleyball
North Rowan won 25-14, 25-14. 26-28 and 25-19 against North Davidson in a non-conference match on Monday. Aliyah Farmer had 13 kills and four aces for the Cavaliers (2-8). Brianna White had 35 assists, four kills and three aces.
Makala Lytton had eight kills and 10 aces. Chevy Blaire had six kills. Bil’lizah Connor had four kills.
North is 2-8 overall but starts fresh in the CCC with a match against Lexington today.
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West Rowan lost to Surry Central 15-25, 15-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 15-10 on Saturday as part of a tri-match at West Forsyth.
Hannah Moseley had 10 kills, while Ashley Wood had eight. Taylor Martin had 38 digs. Savannah Cline had 14 digs, while Khara Fesperman had 13.
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West Rowan (2-8) lost 25-19, 22-25, 25-18, 25-27 and 15-9 to West Forsyth.
Braelyn Faust had 12 kills,. Wood had eight kills. Maddie Myers had six kills. Martin had 45 digs, Fesperman had 32, and Cline had 25.
“We were amazing defensively,” West coach Jan Dowling said. “ If we can get our offense where our defense is, we will be OK.”

Prep soccer
Salisbury’s soccer team rolled 7-0 at Forest Hills on Monday.
Landon Goodman scored five goals for the Hornets (7-0-2). Melvin Bonilla and Ahmedin Salcinovic also tallied for Salisbury.
The Hornets got assists from Salcinovic, Brandon Ibanez, Cristian Uribe, Bryan Garcia, Bryan Fragoso, Joshua Lynch and Andrew Kalogeromitros.
Arturo Ramirez, Josh Faulkner, and Jack Fisher combined for the shutout in goal. Garcia and Santiago Caballero had outstanding outings.
Next up for Salisbury in “Road Warrior September” is a trip to Mount Pleasant on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Prep tennis
West Rowan’s girls opened SPC play by beating Northwest Cabarrus 8-1 on Monday.
West hosts South Rowan on Wednesday.
Singles:
(1) Payton Holt (WR) d. A. Florian 6-0, 6-0
(2) McKenzie Koontz (WR) d. A. Travina 6-1, 6-3
(3) Tabitha Landy (WR) d. S. Hott 6-2, 6-2
(4) Ivy Rabon (WR) d. P. Florian 6-0, 6-1
(5) Abby Johnson (WR) d. 6-3, 6-3
(6) B. Wilcher (NWC) d. Hailey Chuor
Doubles:
(1) Holt/Koontz (West) d. A. Florian/Travina 10-0
(2) Rabon/Johnson (West) d. Hott/P. Florian 10-2
(3) Amber White/Autumn Kinley (West) d. Wiseman/Wilcher 10-3
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Salisbury rolled 9-0 against Thomasville in a CCC match on Monday.
The Hornets host West Davidson on Wednesday.
Singles:
(1) Kayla Honeycutt (S) d. Madeline Sosa 6-0, 6-0
(2) Kathryn Rusher (S) d. Lizbeth Hernandez 6-0, 6-0
(3) Maria Capito (S) d. Karime Hernandez 6-0, 6-0
(4) Grace Steinman (S) d. Infiniti Billy 6-0, 6-0
(5) Julia Honeycutt (S) d. Sarah Herman 6-0, 6-0
(6) Emily Capito (S) d. Mia King 6-0, 6-0
Doubles:
(1) K. Honeycutt/K. Rusher (S) d. Sosa/K. Hernandez 8-0
(2) M. Capito/G. Steinman (S) d. L. Hernandez /Billy 8-0
(3) E. Capito/J. Honeycutt (S) d. Herman/King 8-0

Prep golf
A.L. Brown was second in a MECKA match at the Club at Irish Creek.
Ashlea Rose shot 52 to lead the Wonders. Cristal Garcia shot 54.
Hough shot 133 to win. The Wonders shot 164.

College rugby
Jake Boltz (East Rowan) is playing on East Carolina’s club team. Boltz was a standout in track and football for the Mustangs.

College football
Catawba running back Cary Littlejohn and Mars Hill receiver Keshaun Taylor are the SAC Co-Offensive Players of the Week.
Littlejohn’s career-best 192 rushing yards led Catawba to a 35-21 win over Davidson.
Newberry linebacker Taylor McDonnell won the SAC’s defensive honor, while Wingate punter was the special teams honoree.

Punt, Pass & Kick
Salisbury Parks and Recreation will host a local Punt Pass and Kick competition on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. at Catawba ‘s Shuford Stadium.
This free competition is for boys and girls, ages 6-15. Boys and girls compete separately.
Winners will advance to sectionals.
Soft sole shoes only — no cleats.
Register the day of event or at www.nflppk.com.
Call 704-216-PLAY for information.

Local tennis
The Salisbury Rotary Fall Tennis Classic is coming up on Oct. 2-4.

College golf
Sophomore Victoria Hedrick shot 85 to lead Catawba’s women in the first round of the Anderson Invitational on Monday.
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Catawba’s men’s team is 18th after the first round of the Kiawah Island Invitational at the Osprey Point Golf Club.
Wes Cline and Ryan Szalay led Catawba with rounds of 78.
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George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 71-70 — 141 in the Navy Fall Classic. He was 1-under par and tied for eighth.
It was the best college finish so far for the sophomore.

College football
Tusculum’s Emmanuel Gbunblee (West Rowan) had 10 tackles, including a sack, in Saturday’s 40-13 loss to Virginia State.

Minor leagues
Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) earned a late-season promotion to the advanced Class A Palm Beach Cardinals and won his debut in a relief appearance.

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