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Area Sports Briefs: Shepherd to sign with Catawba baseball

From staff reports
Chris Lankford, coach of the Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions, announced Wednesday that Hunter Shepherd will sign with Catawba’s baseball program on Nov. 11.
Shepherd has been outstanding as a first baseman/pitcher for the Stallions and has been a strong two-way player the past two summers for the Rowan County American Legion team.
The lefty was 5-1 on the mound for Rowan last summer. He batted .348 with two homers and 26 RBIs.

Prep soccer
Salisbury and Carson had their first-round playoff games postponed on Wednesday.
Carson will play at 5 p.m. at home today against North Iredell.

Prep tennis
Salisbury’s third-round playoff tennis match with Hendersonville was postponed by rain for the third straight day.
It’s been rescheduled for today at 4 p.m.

Church league hoops
The Hurley YMCA will conduct a senior high church league for grades 9-12.
Register by Nov. 16. The cost is $375 per team. A coaches meeting will be held on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Kenno Shoaf at 704-636-0111 for information.

Prep volleyball
The 40th edition of the state volleyball championships is set for Saturday at the Raleigh Convention Center.
The opener is at noon and will send Asheboro (25-3) against South Iredell (26-1) for the 3A crown.
In the 4A match at 2:30, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (19-3) will take on Northwest Guilford (27-3).
Gibbons returns to the championship for an 11th consecutive year in three different classifications. This is the first time as a 4A school.
The 1A final at 5 p.m. features defending champ Princeton (27-1) against Alleghany (25-1).
South Granville (28-3) takes on Wheatmore (25-1) for the 2A championship at 7:30 pm.
Time Warner Cable will provide coverage, including live TV on the TimeWarner SportsChannel.

Coilege soccer
The SAC released all-conference teams on Wednesday.
Catawba’s Angelica Pawlowski and Alex Hulsey were honorable mention on the women’s team.
Catawba’s Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury) was honorable mention on the men’s team.

South Y hoops clinic
The South Rowan Y is accepting registrations for boys basketball for grades 3-8.
Registration is open until Dec. 5. Practice starts in mid-December. Games begin Jan. 9.
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Registration is also open for Saturday skills clinics instructed by former South Rowan and Pfeiffer star and European professional Damien Argrett.
This is for boys or girls in grades 2-8. Skills clinics will be Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30 starting on Nov. 14. Contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or ckepley@rowanymca.org. For info on skills clinics, contact Argrett at 704-495-9565 or damienargrett44@hotmail.com.

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