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Area Sports Briefs: Carson soccer 4-0

From staff reports
Unbeaten Carson (4-0) won 6-2 against Concord on Tuesday in SPC action.
Khalid Myers, Cole Howard, Cesar Reyes and Colton Correll had a goal apiece for the Cougars in the first half. Brandon Flores scored two goals in the second half.
Correll, Braxton Rogers and Raunel Vasquez had assists. Carson led 4-2 at halftime. Grayson Owens had a solid game in goal.
The Cougars play at East Rowan on Thursday.
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West Rowan won 4-2 against East Rowan in SPC play on Tuesday.
Jordan Osborne scored twice for West. Leonel Ordonez and Cristyan Cabrera had a goal each. Defensive standouts were Kaleb Isenhour, Luke Hager and Derreon Gittens.
Erik Estrada and Alex Kalogeromitros scored goals for the Mustangs.
West Rowan plays Robinson today.

ASA Softball HOF
The North Carolina ASA Softball Hall of Fame in Burlington will induct local standouts Harry Mills and Jerry “Lefty” Dwiggins on Oct. 16.

Jayvee football
Carson’s jayvees lost to Central Cabarrus 30-22 on Monday night.
David Spangler had a 6-yard scoring run for the Cougars and also had a two-point conversion.
Jay Wilkerson scored on a 64-yard run. Cole Sifford threw a 16-yard TD pass to A.J. Banks.
• Robinson won 40-9 against West Rowan in a Monday makeup.

College golf
George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 71-70 — 141 and finished eighth in the Navy Fall Classic in Annapolis.
It was the sophomore’s best collegiate finish.
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Catawba’s Victoria Hedrick shot two 85s and finished 17th to lead the Indians at the Anderson Invitational.
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Catawba’s men finished 18th in the Kiawah Island Invitational.
Wes Cline turned in the best round for Catawba with a second-round 76. He shot 154 and placed 60th.

Coll. cross country
Georgia Southern’s Rebecca Parker (West Rowan) placed 13th in the Carolina Classic held in Columbia, S.C.
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In the 8K Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational, Lees-McRae’s Cody McNeely (West Rowan) finished 11th and Lees-McRae’s Ben Wilson (West) was 28th.

College tennis
Playing No. 6 singles for Wheaton, Erika Nelson (Salisbury) won her first two matches of the season against Edgewood and Carroll.

NFL
Chris Smith (West Rowan) made four tackles for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday’s 20-9 loss to Carolina.
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San Francisco’s L.J. McCray (Catawba) made one tackle in a 20-3 win against Minnesota.

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.

Local golf
Seventy-four GARS members played in foursomes at Rolling Hills on Monday.
‘A’ Flight winner was Steve Albanese with a net of 58.96. ‘B” Flight winner was Tommy Seamon with a net of 65.55. ‘C’ Flight winner was Andy Griffin with a net of 66.88. ‘D’ Flight winner was Doug Lingle with a net of 65.83.
Closest to the pin on No. 10 was Bobby Whitesides.

Prep cross country
In Tuesday’s Statesville Invitational, West Rowan’s boys placed fourth and East Rowan took fifth.
Lake Norman won and had the individual champ in Jack Mastandrea (16:34).
Leading West were Andrew Burgess (13th, 17:36), Cameron Butler (15th, 17:41), Luke Hager (18:32), Cade Harrill (18:43) and Oscar Bautista (18:54).
Top runners for East were Sean Incardona (20th, 17:58), Nikolas Pillsbury (18:27), Devaniel Dale (18:31), Jonathan Brindle (18:36) and Ross Alexander (18:50).
A.L. Brown’s Brandon Hernandez took fourth individually in 17:14. Davie’s Cade Spencer was 19th in 17:56.
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In the girls race, Carson finished eighth, East was 12th and West was 14th.
North Lincoln won the girls race. NL’s Madeline Sides won in 20:03.
Carson’s top runners were Taylor Wiggins (16th, 21:24), Jesse Nichols (19th, 21:38), Hannah Venable (23:21), Summer Blais (23:34) and Kristina Broome (25:22).
Top runners for East were Faith Faller (17th, 21:30), Faith Blume (22:24), Shalea Vanhoose (24:27), Anna Louise Alexander (25:20) and Alex Avalos (26:10).
Leading West were Josie Heglar (15th, 21:09), Brieanna Owens (24:25), Brooke Suddeth (25:31), Rustyn Orbison (26:09) and Skye Moya (27:37).

Prep volleyball
Salisbury’s varsity lost 3-2 against Central Davidson on Monday.
Juliana Anderson led the Hornets with five aces, 19 kills and six blocks.
Rebecca Malloy had 18 digs. De´ Leon Duren had seven blocks. Lora Withers had 17 assists and Makayla Dillon had 15 assists.
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Salisbury’s varsity swept East Davidson to open CCC play on Tuesday.
Anderson led the Hornets with 13 kills, five blocks, six aces and nine digs. Duren had six kills. Abby Lee had seven digs. Dillon had 10 assists, and Withers had 15 assists.
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Salisbury’s jayvees won 2-1 vs. East Davidson.
Ariyan Duren Williams had six kills. Abigail Lund had three aces, Sydney Edwards had five digs.
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South Rowan’s varsity lost 26-24, 25-23, 21-25 and 25-15 to Hickory Ridge in SPC action on Tuesday.
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East Rowan’s varsity lost 17-25, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-19 at Robinson in SPC action on Tuesday.
Jordan McCall had 15 assists and served for 10 points. Baleigh Hill had 18 digs. Avery Wright served for 14 points, and Brittany Small served for 9 points.
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East Rowan’s jayvees lost 2-1 to the Bulldogs.
Caroline Johnson served for nine points. Leah Mesimer served for eight points.
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North Rowan won 25-16, 25-14 and 26-24 in its CCC opener against Lexington.
Kiara Davis served for 13 points. Aliyah Farmer had 11 kills. Bil’lizah Connor had eight kills. Makala Lytton had seven kills.
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North Rowan’s jayvees won 25-21 and 25-16 against Lexington.
Alex Burnham served 13 points for the Cavaliers.

Prep tennis
South Rowan won 8-1 against Northwest Cabarrus in SPC action on Tuesday.
The Raiders are 4-2 and 1-1 in the SPC.

Singles
(1) Cierra Hunter (SR) d. A. Fiorian 6-3, 6-4
(2) Mariah Mason (SR) d. A. Travina 6-3, 6-0
(3) Savannah Hott (NWC) d. Kaitlyn McCombs 7-5, forfeit
(4) Marissa Sides (SR) d. P. Florian 6-0, 6-0
(5) Kristen Minehart (SR) d. A. Valladares 6-1, 6-1
(6) Lauren Shell (SR) d. B. Wilcher 6-2, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Mason/Sides (SR) d. A. Fiorian/A. Travina 10-2
(2) South won by forfeit
(3) South won by forfeit

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West Rowan finished off a 6-3 SPC win against Robinson on Tuesday.
The match was started on Sept. 9 but was delayed by rain.

Singles
(1) Payton Holt (WR) d. Emma Coggins 6-0, 6-0
(2) Maria Pereira (JMR) d. McKenzie Koontz 6-3, 6-3
(3) Tabitha Landy (WR) d. Cheyenne Downs 6-0, 6-0
(4) Ivy Rabon (WR) d. Lyndy Hawk 6-0, 6-1
(5) Abby Johnson (WR) d. Emely Kronk 7-5, 6-2
(6) Alexa Scott (JMR) d. Hailey Chuor 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
(1) Holt/Koontz (WR) d. Coggins/Pereira 10-5
(2) Rabon/Johnson (WR) d. Downs/Hawk 10-5
(3) Kronk/Scott (JMR) d. Johnson/Chuor 10-4

Salisbury Academy
Salisbury Academy’s soccer team defeated Concordia Christian 6-2.
Goals were scored by Christopher Portillo, Mitch Jeter, Joshua Portillo Hank Robins, and Charlie Barr.
Salisbury Academy hosts North Hills on Friday.

7th-grade football
Knox won 24-6 against Southeast.
Chauncey Morris, Joeseph Witherspoon, Zeek Biggers, Trey Kyles, and Murphy Jackson led the blocking for the Trojans.
Issih Clay scored two TDs and a two-point conversion. Vance Honeycutt had a 35-yard scoring run and a two-point conversion. Running back Mike McClean had a two-point conversion and a big rushing game. Leading the defense for the Trojans were Ben Blumenthal, Tkai Gaither, RJ Williams, Clay and McClean. Varney Fahnbulleh made an interception.
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Corriher-Lipe won 12-0 against West Rowan.

Middle school tennis
Knox defeated Corriher-Lipe 7-2 on Tuesday.
Singles winners were Lillie Rusher, Anna Grace Woolly, Quinnlan Watson, Elle Kennedy, Meredith Burton and Gabby Fisher. Winning in doubles was the team of Ayanna Peek/Juliana Rand. Knox will play Salisbury Academy at the Salisbury Country Club on Wednesday.

NCHSAA
Antonio Williams of North Stanly and Brittany Stanley of Mount Pleasant received NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.
In a 44-28 win against West Stanly, Williams had 393 yards on 28 carries and scored six touchdowns.
Stanley, a cross country runner, won the Weddington Invitational in 18:26.

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 advance to sectionals. No cleats. Register the day of event or at www.nflppk.com.
Call 704-216-PLAY.

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