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Area Sports Briefs: Lyerly leads East golf

From staff reports
Nick Lyerly shot 32 at Skybrook to lead East Rowan’s golf team to victory in Wednesday’s SPC match.
East shot 141 to top its closest challengers Hickory Ridge (158) and Concord (160).
Other scorers for East were Christopher Queen (34), Logan Shuping (37) and Bryson Sprinkle (38).
Concord’s Walker Cress and Stephen Carroll shot 34s Hickory Ridge’s Brody Davis shot 36.
Mason Beck shot 41 to lead West Rowan.
Parker Chavis (37) and Landon Johnson (39) led South Rowan.
Patrick Street shot 41 to lead Carson.
Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara has been named to play for the West team in the Tarheel Cup.
The East vs. West event will be held at Cramer Mountain Golf Club on May 21-22.
Concord’s Walker Cress also will play in the event.
A.L. Brown shot 193 for third place in MECKA golf on Wednesday at Skybrook.
Isaac Miles (44) and Austin Coward (45) led the Wonders. Hough shot 153 to win the match.

Prep soccer
Salisbury won 3-0 against West Rowan on Wednesday at Ludwig Stadium.
Katie Bullock scored on an assist from Julia Honeycutt to provide the only scoring in the first half.
Nine minutes into the second half. Honeycutt made it 2-0 on an assist from Nellie Brown.
The final goal was an own goal after a cross from Honeycutt ricocheted into the West goal.
Juliana Anderson had four saves and held the shutout. Salisbury got outstanding play from Kayla Honeycutt, Kathryn Rusher, and freshman Jennifer De Lasancha.
The Hornets travel to North Stanly on Monday at 6 p.m.

Prep softball
West Rowan won 7-6 against Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.
Peyton Greene and Parker Greene drove in two runs each for the Falcons. Taylor Martin walked three times and scored twice. Savannah Cline and Morgan Corriher drove in a run each.
Peyton Greene was the winning pitcher.
West scored seven runs in the first two innings and held off the Tigers. Kathryn Craver hit a home run and knocked in three for the Tigers.
Davie won 15-5 against North Iredell on Wednesday.
Olivia Boger was the winning pitcher. McKenzie Barneycastle had four hits, while Makenzie Smith drove in four runs.

Prep basketball
Davie’s Jordan McDaniel and Heath Slabach made the All-Central Piedmont Conference boys team.
Davie’s Ashlyn Hampton and Madison Zaferatos made the All-CPC girls team.

Prep wrestling
Davie’s All-CPC wrestlers are Josh Shore, Hunter Smith, Isaiah Whitley, Tommy Trader, Kyle McCune, Jesus Olmedo, Anthony Olmedo, Will Allen, David Sigmon and Jesse Carter.
Isaiah Olmedo was named wrestler of the year for the upper weight classes.

Prep swimming
Davie’s All-CPC swimmers are Alexa Hutton, Katie Shoaf, Victoria Sinopoli and Maria Stillson.

Prep tennis
East Rowan won 5-4 against Cox Mill on Wednesday.
Ike Emerson, Chance Brown, Robert Gray and Addison Fry won singles.
Emerson/Brown won in doubles.

The City of Kannapolis approved the transfer of the lease of Intimidators Stadium from Smith Family Baseball, LLC to Intimidators Baseball Club, LLC, which has agreed to purchase the Kannapolis Intimidators from the family of Brad Smith.
The buyers are led by Reese L. Smith III, a Nashville businessman with decades of experience in rejuvenating minor league baseball franchises.
Randy Long will remain as the general manager of the Intimidators.

Catawba athletics
The Catawba football team began spring practice on Wednesday.
Most practices will take place during the week at 4 p.m. with a few coming on Saturdays at 9 am.
The spring practices will continue through the annual Blue-White Game on April 9 at 11 a.m.
Below is a complete list of the practice schedule.
Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team lost 20-12 to Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday.
Alyssa Corace led Catawba with four goals.
Catawba’s men’s lacrosse team lost to Bentley 12-10 on Tuesday.
Cole Fanzo scored three goals for Catawba (1-4).
Catawba’s tennis teams lost to Tusculum on Tuesday.
Catawba lost to Lincoln Memorial 7-2 on Wednesday in the completion of a suspended match.
Catawba’s men won 5-4 against Lincoln Memorial.

North Hills
The North Hills girls soccer team won 4-1 against Salisbury Academy. Ashley Mays scored twice, Abigail Zunk and Morgan Trexler had a goal each for the Eagles. Elizabeth Jones had nine saves for the Eagles.

College baseball
Campbell’s Greg Tonnesen (Carson) had a two-run single on Tuesday against Rider.

7th-grade hoops
Erwin’s top-seeded girls wrapped up a 17-0 season by defeating No. 2 Southeast 46-19 in the conference tournament championship game at China Grove on Wednesday.
Erwin, coached by Sarah Wright and Kim Caldwell, led 12-2 after a quarter and 26-8 at halftime while beating Southeast (14-3) for the third time. The Eagles hit 45.6 percent of their field goal attempts.
Colbie Perry led the Eagles with 16 points. Liza Simmerson scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Carleigh Perry had seven points, five assists and five steals. Lani Isley had eight assists and six steals. Lydia Miller added five points.
Ellie Wilhelm led the Patriots with seven points.
North Rowan’s boys won 52-23 against Erwin in a semifinal on Tuesday.
Zay Davis led the Mavericks with 15 points. Jaharion Graham had 14 points. Javon Smith scored eight, Nick Colson had six, and James Gladden added five.
North Rowan lost to Knox in Wednesday’s championship game.



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