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Area Sports Briefs: McDaniel, Hendricks honored

From staff and wire reports
SAC football players of the week included Catawba defensive back Mark McDaniel (South Rowan).
McDaniel tied a school-record with three interceptions in a 10-3 win at Limestone.
His first pick stopped a Limestone drive in the red zone and set up a Catawba touchdown, while his second interception led to a Catawba field goal. McDaniel’s final interception stopped Limestone’s last drive.
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Livingstone’s Jalen Hendricks was named CIAA Receiver of the Week.
Hendricks had nine catches for 141 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Bears’s 31-7 win at St. Augustine’s.

Prep soccer
Carson won 5-0 at Hickory Ridge on Monday and stayed tied for first in the SPC with Cox Mill.
The Cougars led 1-0 at the half. Brandon Flores scored on an assisty by Colton Correll.
Correll scored twice in the second half, and Ricky Maldonado and Cesar Reyes scored a goal apiece,
Reyes scored on a beautiful full volley.
Khalid Myers had two assists. Flores had one.
Grayson Owen had the shutout in goal.
Carson hosts Central Cabarrus tonight.
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Salisbury rolled 10-1 against East Davidson in CCC play on Monday.
The Hornets (13-0-2, 4-0 CCC) finished a season sweep of East Davidson, although they still haven’t played Lexington or North Rowan because of weather.
Landon Goodman had five more goals for the Hornets.
Also scoring for SHS were Pedro Cruz, Reilly Gokey, Ahmedin Salcinovic, Josh Faulkner and Kevin Flores.
Assists were earned by Josh Lynch (4), Flores (3), and Bryan Garcia.
This was the first of three home matches in three days for Salisbury, so all players on the 20-man roster got significant playing time.
Jared Ramirez returned from a broken arm suffered in early September.
Andrew Kalogeromitros missed the contest with a bad ankle.
Salisbury tackles Randleman tonight at 6 p.m.

Prep tennis
The CCC tournament got started at Salisbury High on Monday and will concluded today.
Salisbury’s Maria Capito defeated East Davidson’s Kaylin Porter 6-0, 6-0.
• Salisbury’s Julia Honeycutt defeated East Davidson’s Brooke Blair 6-0, 6-0.
• North Rowan’s Samantha Pritchard defeated West Davidson’s Madison Armstrong 6-3, 6-1.
• North Rowan’s Victoria Scheve defeated Thomasville’s Madeline Sosa 6-0, 6-1
Doubles
North Rowan’s team of Merritt Robinson/Keydra Oglesby defeated Thomasville’s Sarah Herman/Mia King 6-4, 6-4.
• Salisbury’s Kayla Honeycutt/Kathryn Rusher defeated East Davidson’s Allie Wike/Breanna Carroll 6-0, 6-0.
• Salisbury’s Emily Capito/Grace Steinman defeated West Davidson’s Alicen Tester and Kelly Crisp 6-0, 6-1.

College golf
West Georgia shot an opening round 297 and holds a two-stroke lead over UNC Pembroke at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational women’s golf tournament.
Catawba is hosting the event at the 6,005-yard, par-72 Country Club of Salisbury.
Individually, Stephanie Bennett, of West Georgia, shot a four-under-par 68 on Monday to hold a three-shot lead.
For Catawba, freshman Madison Moore led the way with an 82. She is tied for 33rd.
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Catawba stands 12th among 14 teams after two rounds of at the State Farm Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament.
Host Lincoln Memorial holds a two-shot lead on Carson-Newman after Monday’s play. LMU posted a score of 570. Catawba is at 607.
Jordan Taylor leads Catawba with an even-par 144 and is 10th.

College basketball
Former Johnson C. Smith men’s basketball coach Robert D. Moore died on Monday.
Moore served as head coach of the JCSU men’s basketball program from 1978-1987 and compiled a 148-101 overall record.
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The Catawba men’s basketball team is doing a free throw marathon fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Each player will be shooting 200 free throws for a total of 4,000 for the entire team.
Supplements the funds will go to include team gear and meals for players during the holiday break when the school cafeteria is closed.
Go to www.GoCatawbaIndians.com and sponsor a player or the team.

Prep golf
Maggie May shot 108, Ashlea Rose 110 and Jordan Hardeman 113 for A.L. Brown in the MECKA Conference Championship.
A.L. Brown finished second behind Hough.
• The SPC Championship will be held today at Warrior. Girls will play 18 holes, starting at 1 p.m.
Cox Mill’s Jaime Cassell holds a three-shot lead going into the final match, and the Chargers are well ahead in the team standings.
Carson’s Micah Furr is second individually.
• The 18-hole CCC Championship will be held today at Corbin Hills, starting at 2 p.m.
Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara has a three-shot lead in the individual race, although West Davidson is well out front in the team standings.

Prep volleyball
Gray Stone swept South Davidson 25-16, 25-19, 25-15.
Megan Frick had nine kills, and Roni Boss had eight. LeAnn Harward had 13 assists for the Knights (15-1, 7-1 YVC).
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West Rowan lost 25-22, 17-25, 25-22 and 25-22 to Hickory Ridge in SPC action on Monday.

Jayvee volleyball
Abigail Lund and Sydney Edwards had four digs each for Salisbury’s jayvees in a 2-0 loss to East Rowan.
Alayijah Dumas, Elizabeth Ann Graeber and Kaya Twitty had two aces each.

Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart eighth-grader Juan Salazar won the Western Carolina Christian Athletic Association Cross Country Conference Meet.
Fourth-grader Angie Landaverde placed third in the girls race.
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Sacred Heart’s jayvee soccer team beat Salisbury Academy 3-0.
Drew Hansen scored all three goals for the Dolphins (5-0). Keepers Jake Denhard and John Sentilles shared the shutout.
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Sacred Heart’s varsity soccer team lost 4-1 against Salisbury Academy. Salazar scored for the Dolphins (10-3).
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Sacred Heart beat Hickory Christian 5-3 in a tournament semifinal game with Colin Donaldson and Salazar scoring two goals each and Cole Hansen scoring one. Ben Childress and Sutton Webb were outstanding for the Dolphins.
Salazar, Hansen and Brody Dillon were named all-conference.

North Hills
Owen Teague from North Hills Christian was named to the all-conference soccer team.

Salisbury Academy
Charlie Barr and Mitch Jeter had two goals each for Salisbury Academy in a 4-1 regular-season win against Sacred Heart.
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Salisbury Academy’s varsity soccer team defeated Concordia Lutheran 5-0 in a tournament semifinal.
Goals were scored by Joshua Portillo, Christopher Portillo and Jeter.
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Salisbury Academy defeated Sacred Heart 3-0 in the championship game.
Goals were scored by Barr and Jeter.
Salisbury Academy went undefeated in the regular season and also won the conference tournament.
All-conference selections were Marshall Overcash, Joshua Portillo, Archie Dees and Jeter.
Jeter was the tournament MVP.

Mid. school tennis
Knox defeated China Grove 6-3 on Monday.
Singles winners were Lillie Rusher, Anna Grace Woolly, Quinnlan Watson, Elle Kennedy and Meredith Burton.
Winning in doubles was the team of Rusher/Woolly.
Knox will play at West Rowan on Tuesday.

NCHSAA
The NCHSAA announced 139 member schools were ejection free in athletic contests during the 2014-15 school year.
The schools were recognized recently at regional meetings.
Area schools that were ejection-free include: East Davidson, Lexingon, West Davidson, East Rowan, Gray Stone, Hough, Robinson, Salisbury and South Rowan.

Cubs top St. Louis
CHICAGO — Jason Heyward and the St. Louis Cardinals did exactly what they wanted to do against Jake Arrieta.
They just didn’t get the result they were seeking, and now they’re counting on John Lackey to save their season.
Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each went deep and the Chicago Cubs set a major league postseason record with six homers Monday in an 8-6 victory over St. Louis to go up 2-1 in the NL Division Series.
The Cardinals, tops in the majors with 100 wins this season, won at least one playoff series in each of the previous four years. But a third straight loss would send them home and put the Cubs in the NLCS for the first time since 2003.
It sure wouldn’t hurt if Lackey delivered the way he did in Game 1 Friday.
He outpitched former teammate Jon Lester, allowing two hits into the eighth, and the Cardinals beat the Cubs 4-0.

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