Area Sports Briefs: South ties Salisbury soccer; Wonders vs. Concord tonight
Published 1:34 am Thursday, August 18, 2016
From staff and wire reports
Salisbury and South Rowan battled to a rain-soaked 2-2 draw in non-conference soccer on Wednesday.
German Delgado scored both South Rowan goals. Walker Joyce had an assist.
South keeper Cameron Corriher had a big night, piling up saves and stopping a penalty kick.
After a first half of heat and humidity that saw both teams score twice, rain and lightning halted the match with 28 minutes remaining for almost an hour.
“We had many, many chances after the rain, but we failed to convert,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said.
Sophomore Tony Figueroa scored his first varsity goal for the Hornets on a corner kick delivered by Santiago Caballero.
Less than two minutes later, Andrew Kalogeromitros made it 2-0 on a penalty kick.
South countered twice to close out the scoring before halftime.
“We were playing our third game in three nights to open the season, a schedule I blame only myself for making,” Parrish said. “When a young team, particularly a young defense gets scored on, it’s often a result of set pieces, such as corners and long throws. We were a victim of that on both of South’s goals, but we can correct our issues with experience.”
Next up for the Hornets (2-0-1) is a home doubleheader with Ledford on Monday. The jayvee game is at 5 p.m.
Salisbury 4, East 0
Salisbury won 4-0 against East Rowan on Tuesday.
Kalogeromitros had a hat trick and alsorecorded an assist.
Also scoring for the Hornets was super sub Jesus Sanchez.
Melvin Bonilla had an assist. Jack Fisher had the shutout in goal and recorded two saves.
Salis. 8, Albemarle 1
Salisbury’s defending 2A state champs graduated 10 seniors and eight starters but got the new season off to a good start.
Scoring for the Hornets were eight different players — Caballero, Kalogeromitros. William Austin, Jamie Henriquez, Bonilla, Fisher, Sanchez and Juan Silva.
It was the first career goal for Sanchez, a senior, and Silva, a freshman.
Caballero had two assists, with Bonilla, Bryan Cortez and Figueroa adding one each.
Fisher scored a goal on a penalty kick and had the shutout in goal.
Salisbury got excellent play from Pedro Cruz, Daniel Tinajero and Greg Beltran.
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A.L. Brown and Concord will renew their rivalry tonight at 7 p.m. at Concord’s Bailey Stadium, playing each other for the 86th consecutive season.
The series began in 1924. The teams have played every season since 1931.
The Wonders won the bell battle in 2015 and return most of their defense, but they will be relying on new faces in the offensive backfield.
Both teams are highly regarded and are ranked in the preseason poll issued by Carolina Gridiron, which has A.L. Brown 13th in 4A and Concord sixth in 3A.
Jacob Irby, the 6-foot-5 starting quarterback for Mount Pleasant, has transferred to Concord. He enrolled on Monday.
Friday night openers include East Rowan at North Rowan; Mooresville at West Rowan, and Salisbury at South Rowan.
The Post’s annual football edition appeared on Wednesday.
Prep cross country
In the Wonder Relays, Cannon School defeated nine schools to win the girls A race.
Carson’s girls placed fourth.
Mallard Creek won the boys A race. East Rowan placed third.
South Rowan rallied from two sets down and beat West Davidson, 3-2, on Wednesday.
Scores were 16-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22 and 15-9.
South beat A.L. Brown in its opener and is now 2-0.
Carson beat Davie, 3-1, in its opening match.
Scores were 25-23, 25-23, 13-25 and 25-18.
East Rowan was swept by South Stanly in its first match.
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Salisbury’s Eric Edwards had a two-day score of 145 at the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, but missed the cut.
Edwards, a rising junior at George Mason University, played both of his rounds on Oakland Hills North, a par-70 course. He had a 3-over par 73 on Monday and improved to a 72 on Tuesday. However, that score was good enough to move into the round of 64 match play.º
The No. 1 seed in match play is Alex Smalley of Wake Forest, N.C. He played No. 64 Scott Harvey, of Greensboro, on Wednesday. Playing the South course on Monday and Tuesday, Smalley, a sophomore at Duke, had rounds of 65 and 68.
KANNAPOLIS — Salisbury’s Michael Childress is tied for 15th place after two rounds of the Izod AJGA Championship at The Club at Irish Creek.
Childress, a rising junior at Cannon School, has posted back-to-back 72s during the event, which includes a field of 63 outstanding junior golfers from around the region and country.
Parker Chavis, a rising senior at South Rowan High, shot a bogey-free 69 on Wednesday, a round that saw two birdies. However, Chavis is tied for 56th place after a tough first-round 83 on Tuesday.
Fulton Smith of Pinehurst leads the tournament, firing an 8-under par 63 on Tuesday. He was 3-under through 14 holes on Wednesday when play was stopped for weather issues.
Viraj Garewal of Raleigh and Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, just a high school freshman, follow Smith. Each are sitting at 136 (67-69), tied for second place.
Concord’s Stephen Carroll is tied for 53rd place after scores of 73 and 78.
The tournament concludes today at Irish Creek.
Winners of the Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association’s golf match on Tuesday were:
First place gross — Kristi Laton
First place net — Becky Isenhour
First place gross — Mary Seaford
First place net — Faye Cline
First place gross – Monica Green
First place net — Carolyn Ries
Susan Morris won low putts for the day.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice.
The first-place team was Walt & Kim Kincaid and Bob Eudy.
The second-place team was Azalee Story, David Huneycutt and Harry Owen.
Kim Kincaid won longest putt.
Fifty-two GARS members played in foursomes at Crescent.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Mick Rowell with a net of 64.92. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Rev. Jim Harris with a net of 64.16.
Low ‘C’ Flight player was Frank Rowell with a net of 65.50. Low ‘D’ Flight player was Guy Wirt with a net of 71.25.
Dick Hatoway, Harris, O.J. Chandler, and J.C. Ritchie shot their ages or better.
SE Middle football
Southeast Middle School wil have football practice and equipment handouts on Aug. 19 from 5-7 p.m.
Players in seventh and eighth grade should have a current physical on file. Players should report to the outside locker room for equipment.
The 12U Hutters travel baseball Team is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7-10:30 at First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave, Landis.
The cost is $6 per person, with tickets sold at the door. The event will cover the entry fees for the tournaments the boys will play in this fall.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bradley Strong hit an RBI single in the top of the 14th inning to help lead the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 9-2 win over the Greenville Drive on Wednesday.
Danny Mendick scored the go-ahead run on the single after he led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on an error and then went to third on a sacrifice bunt. The Intimidators later scored six more runs in the inning, including a two-run double by Mendick.
Both Kannapolis starter Max Beatty and Greenville starter Logan Boyd delivered strong pitching performances. Beatty struck out four while allowing one run and two hits over seven innings. Boyd struck out six while allowing one run and five hits over six innings.
Danny Dopico (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Stephen Nogosek (0-1) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.
CHARLOTTE — Brandon Snyder hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, and Reid Brignac had three hits and scored two runs as the Gwinnett Braves defeated the Charlotte Knights 9-4 on Wednesday.
The double by Snyder came in the midst of a five-run inning and gave the Braves a 6-4 lead. Later in the inning, Brignac scored on a fielder’s choice and Kyle Kubitza hit an RBI single.
Starter Chris Ellis (4-4) got the win while Juan Minaya (3-3) took the loss in relief in the International League game.
Loss for Dash
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — David Bote hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-5 win over the Winston-Salem Dash on Wednesday.
Craig Brooks (Catawba) pitched two scoreless innings — the sixth and seven — and struck out two.
Myrtle Beach starter Preston Morrison (3-0) picked up the win despite allowing three runs.
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