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Area Sports Briefs: Hornets win cross country meet

From staff reports
Salisbury swept a home cross country meet against Lexington and North Rowan earlier this week.
Salisbury’s Matt Washko was the individual winner. Alex Yang (3rd, 19:42), Keegan Dillon (4th, 20:26), Sam McNeely (6th, 20:47) and Reilly Gokey (8th, 21:37) were the other scorers for Salisbury.
Michael Brandt was 14th in 23:17 and was the top runner for North.
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Salisbury’s Ellen Simons was the individual winnre in 24:10. Mary Kaufmann placed second in 25:16.
Other scorers for Salisbury were Amelia Steinman (6th), Michele Lemmon (9th) and Ana Romero (11th).
North Rowan’s Meghan Karczewski was third, and Aubree Cain was fourth.

Prep volleyball
Carson stayed unbeaten on Thursday by beating Hickory Ridge 25-16, 25-14 and 25-14.

Prep soccer
Carson rolled 9-0 against East Rowan on Thursday to stay undefeated.

7th-grade football
A.J. Merriman scored on a pick-six for Southeast’s touchdown in a 24-6 loss to Knox.

Coll. cross country
In the Bull City Classic hosted by Duke, North Carolina Central freshman Jaleesa Smoot (Salisbury) placed seventh in 20:22, and Christa Landy (West Rowan) placed eighth in 20:46. They were the second and third scorers for N.C. Central.

College swimming
Catawba swim coach Michael Sever announced team captains — Nadine Brockmann for the women and Jevgenij Gamper for the men.
Both are Catawba individual record holders and they’ve been named to the Bluegrass Mountain Conference All-Academic Team each year.

Free tennis clinic
Salisbury High’s girls tennis team will conduct their annual free clinic for elementary school youngsters on Sept. 19, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fundamentals will be taught. No tennis experience is required.
Children who have an interest in playing tennis but have never tried it are urged to attend. There will be rackets available.
Call Salisbury High at 704-636-1221 and ask for Coach Griffith. Bring a water bottle.

Rotary tennis
The 2015 Salisbury Rotary Fall Tennis Classic is slated for Friday, Oct. 2-4.
The tournament features junior and adult events for males and females. Entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 28, but early entries would be most appreciated.
Registration forms, entry fees and more information are available at www.rotarytennis@wordpress.com; or email rotarytennis@gmail.com; or call Reid Leonard, Tournament Director at 704-633-1495.

Local golf
The annual Bill Kesler Tournament will be held at Corbin Hills on Saturday at 2 p.m. Call 704-239-2951.

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

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