Area Sports Briefs: South volleyball gets SPC win
From staff reports
South Rowan won 25-7, 24-26, 25-13 and 25-11 against East Rowan in SPC volleyball action on Monday.
Kira Rimer had 29 assists for the Raiders. Janiya Downs had 10 kills. Breanna Lentz had seven blocks. Madilyn Jones had seven kills. Jenna Strickland had 12 digs.
West Rowan lost to Hickory Ridge, 25-23, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-21 on Monday. The Bulls, who have one league loss, moved into second place in the SPC.
SPC teams are right back in action again today, Carson is at Central Cabarrus, South is home against Northwest Cabarrus, West is at Robinson, and East is at Cox Mill.
Salisbury plays at Thomasville today.
In the Hornets’ recent CCC win against Lexington, Juliana Anderson led the Hornets in kills, and Katie Bullock and Abby Lee sparked the defense.
North Rowan plays at East Davidson in a CCC match today.
East Rowan won, 6-1, against Mount Pleasant in non-conference soccer on Monday.
Alex Kalogeromitros led the Mustangs with two goals. Landon Ketchie had a goal and two assists. Will Peeler scored a goal.
Connor Harrington scored his first career goal, and keeper David Burleyson scored his first career goal on a penalty kick. Peyton Lambert added two assists, while William Garland had an assist.
Burleyson and Ben Shoemaker combined for 15 saves in goal.
East Rowan’s girls tennis team won, 8-1, against Hickory Ridge.
East is 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the SPC.
East’s Katie Barnes lost at No. 1 to Lilly Edwards, 7-5 , 6-1.
East’s Angel Scialdone won, 6-1, 6-1, against Kristen Hill at No. 2.
East’s Lauren Weisensel won, 6-1, 6-0 against Ribewa Tihir at No. 3.
East’s Mia Graham won, 6-1, 6-1,a gainst Elizabeth Fife at No. 4.
At No. 5, East’s Alana Miller won, 6-0, 6-3, against Kushi Bysamet.
At No. 6, East’s Victoria Plyler won, 6-1, 6-1, against Rachel Sides.
Barnes/Scialdone won No. 1 singles, 10-4, against Edwards/Hill.
Weinsensel/Graham won No. 2 doubles against Tihir/Bysamet.
Miller/Sage Fann won No. 3 doubles against Fife/Sides.
Carson won, 5-3, against West Rowan in SPC tennis on Monday in a weather-shortened match. It was the first loss for West.
West’s Payton Holt won, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles.
Carson’s Gabi Jolly won, 6-4, 6-3, against Mackenzie Koontz, at No. 2 singles.
Carson’s Margaret Correll won, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 3 singles against West’s Amber White.
At No. 4, West’s Skylar Jahnke won, 6-2, 6-4, against Carson’s Olivia Weatherby.
At No. 5, Carson’s Maci Cooper won 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) against West’s Madison Smith.
Carson’s Quinland Watson won, 6-4, 6-2, against Mira White at No. 6.
At No. 1 doubles, West’s Holt/Koontz won, 10-4, against Sloop/Correll.
Jolly/Watson won at No., 2 doubles for Carson, topping White/Abby Johnson, 11-10 (8-6).
The other doubles match was not completed due to weather.
West hosts Davie today.
Catawba defensive back Case Woodard was named the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Woodard, a senior from Snellville, Ga., turned the tide in the Catawba Indians’ favor early in the second quarter as he picked off a Carson-Newman pass and took it to the house to give Catawba a 14-10 advantage.
He followed that effort with a blocked punt on Carson-Newman’s next possession and he had five tackles.
Newberry senior Raleigh Yeldell rushed for a career-best 141 yards and posted three scores to go along with 215 yards through the air and one touchdown for SAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
In Salisbury’s 22-16 overtime loss to Ledford, Jabril Norman had a 35-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Tyrone Johnson threw a touchdown pass to Patrick Taylor.
Luke Holland and Johnson had two-point conversions.
The Salisbury jayvees will host Surry Central on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Exhibition games at NC State and UNC Greensboro, six games against 2015-16 NCAA Tournament participants and 13 home dates highlight the 2016-17 UNC Pembroke women’s basketball schedule released Monday afternoon by head coach John Haskins.
Sophomore Avery Locklear (South Rowan) is one of the top returners for the Braves.
Christian Prep hoops
Today and Thursday from 7-9 p.m, Central Piedmont Christian Prep is hosting open gym for boys basketball players, ages 14-19, that do not currently play organized high school basketball.
The open gym is at Grace Academy in Rockwell.
Central Piedmont Christian Prep is fielding a team to play an interscholastic season vs. private school, public school, homeschool and college prep teams.
Contact Matt Randolph at CentralPiedmontChristianPrep@yahoo.com or call or text (470) 313-4278.