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Area Sports Briefs: Carson soccer moves to 6-0 in SPC

From staff reports
Unbeaten Carson rolled 7-1 at Northwest Cabarrus in SPC soccer on Tuesday.
Ricky Maldonado scored three goals for the Cougars (7-0, 6-0 SPC). Brandon Flores had two. Colton Correll and Pedro Perez had a goal each.
Raunel Vasquez had two assists. Correll, Maldonado and Flores had one each.
Grayson Owens and Eric Turnbull split goalkeeping duties.
Carson plays Robinson at home on Thursday.

Prep football
Salisbury’s varsity home football game with Surry Central on Friday will start at 6 p.m.
• Cannon School senior Ben Wyatt committed to Duke’s football program.
According to Rubio Long Snapping, Wyatt is the fifth-ranked long snapper in the country.
Wyatt also had offers from UNC, Stanford, and West Virginia.
He is the starting middle linebacker and plays fullback for the Cougars. He leads the team with 39 tackles.

Prep volleyball
Gray Stone swept Albemarle 25-7, 25-7 and 25-10 in YVC volleyball on Tuesday.
Shannon Efird and Ivy Overcash had eight kills each for the Knights (9-0, 4-0 YVC).
Roni Boss had 10 assists.
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North Rowan won 25-23, 10-25, 25-22 and 27-25 in a CCC match against East Davidson on Tuesday.
Makala Lytton had eight kills, five aces and served for 22 points.
Chevy Blaire had seven kills and three blocks. Bil’lizah Connor had six kills.
Brianna White had 20 assists. Aliyah Farmer had five kills. Summer Chaffin had her best game of the season.
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North Rowan’s jayvees lost 25-17 and 25-12 to East Davidson. Libero Emily Hartsell led the Cavaliers.
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South Rowan won 19-25, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-21 against Northwest Cabarrus in a SPC match on Tuesday.
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Carson swept Central Cabarrus 25-8, 25-18 and 25-1 in SPC action on Tuesday.
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West Rowan lost to Robinson 25-11, 22-25, 26-24 and 26-24 on Tuesday.
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Cox Mill won 25-16, 27-25 and 25-14 against East Rowant to stay undefeated.
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Mary McCullough and Kaya Twitty led the Salisbury jayvees to a sweep of Thomasville.
McCullough had five aces and two kills. Twitty had four aces and four assists.

Prep tennis
East Rowan’s girls won 8-1 against Hickory Ridge in SPC play.
Katie Barnes, Angel Scialdone and Mia Graham won in tiebreakers.
Lana Jackson, Lauren Weisensel and Shannon Mahaffey won in straight sets.
Winning doubles teams were Mahaffey/Weisensel and Jackson/Alana Miller.
Caroline Plyler and Kristen Brady/Victoria Plyler won exhibitions.

NCHSAA
Morgan Ballard of North Buncombe and Jacquarii Roberson of Hertford County won the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.
Ballard, the libero for the North Buncombe volleyball team, recorded her 1,500th career dig. She’s committed to Wofford.
Roberson grabbed nine passes for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week and made two fumble recoveries.
with the TD plays covering 13 and 73 yards. From his cornerback position on defense, he had two fumble recoveries, including one he scooped up and returned 33 yards for another touchdown.

Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart’s varsity soccer team won 5-0 against Hickory Christian.
Juan Salazar scored three goals for the Dolphins (6-1). Will Webb and Ben Childress scored one each.
Brody Dillon and Nick Antosek led the defense.
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Sacred Heart’s volleyball team won 19-25, 25-17 and 25-21 against Forsyth Country Day.
Hannah Smith, Alyssa Lopez, Olivia Burke and Gabby Gajus were standouts for the Dolphins.
Sacred Heart lost to Hickory Christian 25-13 and 25-22.
Marina Mueller stood out for the Dolphins
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Sacred Heart’s girls tennis lost 5-4 to Ellis Middle.
Sutton Webb, Rachel McCullough and Kyna Zaldivar won in singles.
McCullough and Zaldivar won their doubles match.
Sacred Heart faces Salisbury Academy today at 4 p.m at the Country Club of Salisbury.
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Sacred Heart’s cross country boys placed second at Dan Nicholas Park.
Juan Salazar took first place.
Spencer Hansen placed fifth in the girls race.

7th-grade football
Knox rolled 44-0 against West Rowan Middle.
Middle linebacker Issah Clay had 11 solo tackles and an interception.
Other Defensive standouts were Cequane Lawing, Noah Hampton, Dylan Rowah, Tkai Gaither and Josh Hill.
Mike McClean returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 37-yard run.
Vance Honeycutt, Sincere Houston, Varney Farhnbullah and Joe Witherspoon had scoring runs.
Clay scored three 2-point conversions. Jackson Murphy caught a 2-point conversion.
Zeek Biggers led the offensive line. Knox racked up 250 yards of offense.
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Erwin won 28-22 against China Grove.
Tahj Young scored three touchdowns. Vincent Jones also scored on a run for the Eagles.
The Eagles will host Mooresville next week at 4 p.m.

Local golf
GARS members played in foursomes at Warrior on Monday.
Low ‘A” Flight player was Bob Niekras with a net of 64.00. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 61.41 was Clayton Steele. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 61.61 was Jan Kichefski. Low ‘D’ Flight player was John Bringle with a net of 66.17
Steele, 83, shot a 75.
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The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played on Tuesday.
In the First Flight, Azalee Story won the gross category and Becky Isenhour won net.
Susan Wydner won gross in the Second Flight, while Ruth Bowles won net. In the Third Flight, Joy Maughmer won the gross category, and Norma Burgess won net. Toni Iossi won low putts for the day.

Mid. school tennis
Knox defeated Erwin 6-3 on Tuesday.
Singles winners for Knox were Lillie Rusher, Anna Grace Woolly, Elle Kennedy, and Meredith Burton.
Doubles winners were Rusher/Woolly and Burton/Gabby Fisher.
Knox plays at Mooresville on Thursday.

Mid. school softball
West Rowan Middle’s Tori Hester pitched a perfect game in a 15-0 win against China Grove.

College volleyball
Queens knocked off host Catawba 25-17, 25-21, 25-27 and 25-17 in a SAC match on Tuesday.
Catawba (5-7, 2-3) got nine kills from Alex Hopper.

College softball
The UNC Greensboro softball team began its fall season with a 6-all tie with Presbyterian.
Sidney Girkman ( Carson) went 2-for-2 for the Spartans.

Coll. cross country
Former West Rowan runners Jordan Bostian, Cody McNeely and Ben Wilson competed at the Asheville XC Carnival.
Western Carolina’s Bostian finished 29th in 27:21. Lees McRae’s McNeely finished 31st in 27:24 and Lees-McRae’s Wilson finished 61st in 29:40.

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