Area Sports Briefs: South volleyball wins
Published 12:53 am Friday, September 9, 2016
From staff and wire reports
South Rowan’s volleyball team won, 25-23, 25-11, 14-25 and 25-20 against Central Cabarrus on Thursday.
South (7-4, 3-3 SPC) got 12 kills and eight blocks from Breanna Lentz. Madilyn Jones had eight kills, and Janiya Downs had six.
Jenna Strickland had eight digs. Kira Rymer had 26 assists and five digs. Hannah Lambert had 13 digs and five kills.
• Carson swept Concord 25-10, 25-10 and 25-7 on Thursday to stay undefeated. The Cougars (9-0, 6-0) are tied for first in the SPC with Cox Mill (7-0, 6-0). Hickory Ridge has one league loss.
• West Rowan got a sweep of East Rowan to even its SPC record at 3-3 on Thursday.
Carson won against North Rowan, 9-0, on Thursday.
Carson won, 9-0, against Central Cabarrus in SPC play on Wednesday.
Kaleb Isenhour scored a goal for West Rowan in a 6-1 SPC loss to Robinson on Thursday.
Central Cabarrus topped Carson, 5-2, in SPC soccer on Thursday.
Khalid Myers and Yoris Vanegas scored for Carson.
Luis Heitz and Kevin Ochoa scored for East Rowan in an 8-2 SPC loss to Cox Mill on Thursday.
South Rowan lost to Northwest Cabarrus, 3-0, in SPC action on Thursday.
Tyrone Johnson scored three long touchdowns for Salisbury in a 20-18 loss to Lake Norman on Thursday at Ludwig Stadium.
The Hornets were down, 14-0, at halftime, but Johnson broke a 62-yard scoring run on the first play of the second half.
With Salisbury trailing, 20-6, Johnson scored on a 68-yard pass play from Luke Holland, but the Hornets failed on the extra point try.
Johnson caught a 77-yard scoring pass from Holland to get the Hornets within 20-18, but the try for two points failed.
Standouts on defense for the Hornets were Lawan Blackwell and Jabril Norman.
Carson lost to Central Cabarrus, 32-14, on Thursday.
Carson trailed 26-0 at the half.
A.J. Jackson had a 1-yard scoring run, and Jerry Cipres scored on a 2-yard run on the last play of the game.
Cipres added a two-point conversion after Jackson’s TD.
Mooresville beat A.L. Brown, 13-10, and Robinson won, 22-0, against West Rowan.
Catawba has special events planned for Saturday night’s football home game against Winston-Salem State.
SAC Female Athlete of the Year Carley Tysinger, who starred for four years for the Indians, will be recognized at halftime.
Catawba also will honor a number of coaches who helped the program achieve 500 wins, including Harvey Stratton, Steve Shaughnessy, Pete Stout, Bill Mauldin, J.D. Haglan, and David Bennett.
Fireworks are scheduled after the game.
General admission tickets are available at the gate — $10 for adults, $15 for reserved, $5 for students ages 6 to 17, and free for children 5 and under.
Catawba students, faculty and staff are admitted free with ID.
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls lost in volleyball 25-9, 24-26 and 15-10 to Tri-City.
Sacred Heart’s varsity soccer team won, 9-1, against Tri-City.
Colin Donaldson and Caroline Cardelle had two goals each for Sacred Heart. Ben Childress, Luis Aveliz, Theresa Holland, Drew Hansen and Riley Dillon scored a goal.
Kellin Ours and Spencer Hansen played outstanding defense.
The North Hills middle school volleyball team won against Concordia Christian, 23-25, 25-12 and 15-4.
Elizabeth Jones had nine aces and three kills. Morgan Humble had five kills and a block. Ava Corriher had five aces, and Ashley Mays had four aces.
North Hills lost to Tri-City, 25-19 and 25-22.
Jones had three aces and two kills. Humble had eight kills. Mays had two aces.
China Grove’s eighth-grade football team defeated Corriher-Lipe, 14-0, on Wednesday.
Ricardo Morales scored on runs of 7 and 64 yards, and Andrew Beaver kicked a PAT for the Red Devils.
Defensive standouts for the Red Devils were Michael Gonsalves, Jace Jones, Ricardo Morales, Hunter Mattingly and Dawson Oliver.
The J.F. Hurley is taking registrations for fall sports through Sept 11.
Cost is $42 for members and $70 for non-members.
• Mighty Kickers soccer for boys and girls, ages 3-4.
• Fall soccer for boys and girls in grades K-8.
• Girls volleyball for grades 4-8.
Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.
Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.
Tebow to Mets
NEW YORK — Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.
Four years removed from his last regular-season snap as an NFL quarterback, the 29-year-old agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Mets that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
He will report Sept. 18 to the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and test his baseball skills for three weeks against players just months removed from high school and college.
The Mets then will decide whether he goes to the Arizona Fall League, a winter league or gets personal tutoring to prepare for spring training.
Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan are the only significant players to have extensive careers in both Major League Baseball and the NFL during the past three decades.
“We’re mindful of the fact that at age 29 Tim is starting this endeavor and there is a certain amount of realism that we have to accept,” Alderson said.
Yankees win again
NEW YORK — Tyler Austin hit a solo homer in the ninth to give New York its season-high fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
Brian McCann hit two homers for the Yankees, who moved a season-high nine games over .500.
After blowing three leads during the first six innings, New York moved within two games of Baltimore for the second AL wild card and four games of AL East-leading Boston. Resurgent New York plays 20 of its remaining 23 games against division opponents, putting it in position to compete despite selling off key pieces at the Aug. 1 deadline.
“I think everybody in this clubhouse believes that we can make a push at this thing and get in the postseason,” Austin said. “It’s an exciting time right now.”