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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury dominates CCC tennis tournament

From staff reports
The two-day CCC tennis tournament concluded at Salisbury High on Tuesday. Salisbury’s top six players advanced to the regionals.
Salisbury’s Maria Capito won the conference singles title by defeating Salisbury’s Julia Honeycutt 6-2, 6-3 in the final.
Maria Capito won 6-1, 6-1 against North Rowan’s Samantha Pritchard in a semifinal. Julia Honeycutt won 6-3, 6-0 against West Davidson’s Rachel Salinas in a semifinal. Salinas won 6-1, 6-3 against Pritchard for third place.
Doubles
Salisbury’s team of Kayla Honeycutt/Kathryn Rusher defeated Salisbury’s Grace Steinman/Emily Capito 6-0, 6-0 for the conference doubles championship.
In the semifinals, Kayla Honeyctt/Rusher defeated Lexington’s Emmy Harman/Sydney Parker 6-0 and 6-0.
In the other semifinal, Emily Capito/Steinman defeated Lexington’s Emerson Hayes/Maggie Lancaster 7-5, 6-1.
Hayes/Lancaster defeated Harman/Parker 7-6, 6-1 for third place.
The top four placers in singles and doubles qualified for the individual regional that will be held at Salisbury on Oct. 23-24.

Prep soccer
Carson won 5-3 against Central Cabarrus in SPC soccer played in China Grove on Tuesday.
Khalid Meyers opened the scoring for the Cougars with an assist from Brandon Flores.
Yoris Venegas made it 2-0, with Pedro Perez assisting. Brandon Flores scored to give the Cougars a 3-0 halftime lead.
Ricky Maldonado and Colton Corell had second-half goals. Myers had an assist. Grayson Owens (first half) and Eric Turnbull shared goalkeeping duties.
The Cougars are at Concord on Thursday.
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Salisbury routed Randleman 9-0 in non-conference soccer action on Tuesday.
Landon Goodman scored four first-half goals to pace the Hornets.
Adding a goal each for the Hornets were Matt Washko, Cristian Uribe and Brandon Ibanez.
Senior Jared Ramirez (in his second game back from injury) scored his first goal of the season, and Daniel Tinajero scored his first career goal.
Salisbury got three assists from Joshua Lynch. Washko had two, while Melvin Bonilla, Pedro Cruz, Bryan Fragoso and Bryan Garcia had one each
Freshman Jack Fisher earned his first career victory (and shutout) in goal.
Salisbury played without starting keeper Arturo Ramirez and Andrew Kalogeromitros and Nick Veros.
Salisbury takes to the field again tonight in a pivotal CCC matcup against Lexington. Salisbury leads the CCC with a 4-0-0 record, and Lexington is 4-0-1.
Start times are 5:30 p.m. for jayvee and 7 p.m. for varsity.

Prep volleyball
Mallory Weast had 20 kills for Carson in a 25-16, 19-25, 25-21 and 25-20 SPC win against Hickory Ridge on Tuesday.
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East Rowan swept Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.
South Rowan lost 3-1 to Robinson on Tuesday.
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West Rowan lost to third-place Hickory Ridge 25-22, 17-25, 25-23 and 25-22 in SPC volleyball on Monday.
“We lost, but we played awesome,” West coach Jan Dowling said.
It was Senior Night for the Falcons.
Hannah Moseley had 16 kills. Mady Myers had had nine kills and three aces. Taylor Quinn had eight kills. Ashley Wood had 32 assists. Taylor Martin had 45 digs, with Khara Fesperman and Abbey Williams adding 15 each.
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North Rowan won 25-12, 25-13 and 25-11 against Thomasville in CCC volleyball on Tuesday.
Seniors Makala Lytton and Aliyah Farmer were the leaders on Senior Night.
Lytton had 11 aces and nine kills. Farmer had eight kills and three aces.
Bil’Lizah Connor had five kills. Chevy Blaire had four kills.
Kiara Davis served for 13 points. Brianna White had 23 assists.
Senior scorekeepers Tre Allen and Jordan Morrison also were honored.
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North Rowan’s jayvees lost 2-1 to Thomasville.
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Salisbury was swept by West Davidson 25-21, 25-16 and 25-23 on Tuesday in CCC action.
Juliana Anderson led the Hornets with 10 kills and eight digs. Abby Lee had nine digs. De’Leon Duren had five blocks. Jane Miller had eight digs. Makayla Dillon had seve assists, and Lora Withers had five.
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West Davidson swept Salisbury’s jayvees.
Gray Stone swept Union Academy 25-13, 25-12 and 25-5 in YVC volleyball on Tuesday.
Shannon Efird and Megan Frick led the Knights (16-1, 8-1 YVC) with 10 kills each. LeAnnn Harward had 14 assists.

Prep football
In the AP Poll, A.L. Brown moved up to sixth in 4A this week.
The Wonders host 10th-ranked Hough on Friday.
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Concord is ranked 10th in 3A.

7th-grade football
Erwin beat Rowan middle Tuesday 28-6 at East Rowan high school. Erwin played a solid game as a team.
Touchdowns were scored by Tahj Young, Vincent Jones, Sammy Pinckney and Tayron Frost. Isaac Hinceman had a great game at quarterback.
Erwin will travel to Corriher-Lipe next Tuesday at 4 p.m.
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Knox won 36-14 against China Grove.
Issiah Clay, RJ Williams, Zeek Biggers, Dylan Rowh and Varney Farhnbullah led a Knox defense that bent but didn’t break.
Vance Honeycutt had completions to receiver Joe Witherspoon for a 62-yard TD, and a 2-point conversion.
Sincere Houston had 114 yards on three carries and two touchdowns. Jalen Moss had a 34-yard touchdown. Mike McClean had a 66-yard punt return for his third punt-return TD of the season.
The Trojan (5-1) host Mooresville next Tuesday.

Mid. school tennis
Knox defeated West Rowan Middle 7-2 on Tuesday. Singles winners for Knox were Lillie Rusher, Anna Grace Woolly, Elle Kennedy, Meredith Burton and Gabby Fisher.
Doubles winners were Rusher/Woolly and Natalie Lusk/Phoebe Hollingsworth.
Knox hosts Erwin on Thursday.

Hurley Y Warriors
The Hurley YMCA Warriors competed at the Gastonia Eagles Cross Country meet at Ashbrook High School.

Girls 6 & Under 1K
1st: Hope Julian 5:25.51
Girls 7-8 2K
3rd: Malaysia Dillard 11:14.89
Girls 9-10 3K
3rd: Macy Miller: 14:51.52
Boys 9-10 3K
1st: Eli Julian: 11:34.32
2nd: Triston Rabon: 11:57.55
3rd: Connor Price: 12:30.87
4th: Grayson Steedley: 13:09.11
Boys 11-12 3K
1st: Noah Julian: 11:43.51
2nd: Bret Lewis: 13:23.19
4th: Nate Shaffer: 13:51.18
Girls 13-14 4K
1st: Leah Cressler: 18:31.55
4th: Aubree Cain: 20:07.29
Boys 13-14 4K
1st: Nolan Miller; 16:18. 22
2nd: John Sokolowski: 17:11.33
4th: Jaxon Evans: 20:01.18

The Warriors will compete in the Hurley YMCA Warriors Halloween Dash on Oct. 31, at Salisbury Community Park.

YMCA hoops
Team registration for J.F. Hurley YMCA Sr. High Church League Basketball:
Coaches meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Practice times and rule changes will be discussed at the meeting.
Practice will start on Thursday, Nov. 19, with the regular season beginning Monday, Dec. 14. Cost for the league is $375 for a 10-game season and playoffs.

NCHSAA
Sibel Tanik of Raleigh Sanderson and Kyeem Perry of Hertford County were named NCHSAA Performers of the Week.
Tanik, a freshma has led Sanderson to a 16-0 dual team record and is unbeaten in doubles play while compiling a 13-2 mark in singles.
Perry, a sophomore, rushed for 236 yards on 21 carries and scored four TDs against Bertie.

Youth soccer
The FCCA U12 soccer Green Dragons won 4-1 against a regional opponent.
Scoring for the Dragons (4-0-0) were Maddox Goodnight, Colin Donaldson, Ben Childress and Will Koontz. Christopher Portillo and Ben Sweet led the defensive effort.

Local golf
GARS members played at McCanless.
It was makeup day for the annual tournament.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Bob Sidden with a net of 65.22. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Andy Griffin with a net of 59.09. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 64.14 was Lloyd Clodfelter. Low ‘D’ Flight players with a net of 66.26 was John Daniels.
Clayton Steele, 83, shot a sizzling 78.
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The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played a Low Gross,Low Net game on Tuesday,.
Winners were:
First flight; Low Gross-Beth Calhoun;Low Net-Ruth Bowles
Second flight; Low Gross-Susan Wydner;Low Net-Mary Seaford
Third Flight; Low Gross-Carolyn Ries;Low Net-Karla Swanson

College golf
West Georgia held on to its two-shot lead to take the title at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational women’s golf tournament.
Catawba hosted the tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury.
For Catawba, freshman Madison Moore finished with a 165 total and was 35th overall.
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Catawba finished 12th at the State Farm Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament in Harrogate, Tenn.
Carson-Newman took the team title with a 850 score. Catawba posted a 928 total.
Jordan Taylor led Catawba, tying for 20th with a 220 score. He had rounds of 74-70-76 and recorded a dozen birdies.

College soccer
The Pfeiffer Falcons have been named the No. 1 team in the nation in the new NSCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Poll.
Pfeiffer (11-0) made the jump to No. 1 following a 2-0 win over Mount Olive and a 5-0 win over Belmont Abbey.

College football
Guilford’s Adam Smith (Davie) had 10 catches for 253 yards and three TDs Saturday in a 55-38 win against Shenandoah.
• West Virginia’s Jared Barber (Davie) had seven tackles (three for loss) in a 33-26 loss to Oklahoma State.

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