Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury soccer opens CCC with victory

Published 12:39 am Thursday, September 22, 2016

From staff reports
Salisbury’s boys soccer team opened Central Carolina Conference play with a 3-1 win at East Davidson.
Salisbury (8-2-3, 1-0 CCC) got goals from Jesus Sanchez, Melvin Bonilla and Andrew Kalogeromitros.
Assists were credited to Tony Figueroa, Bryan Cortez and Bonilla.
Salisbury is at home on Monday against Lexington for a CCC doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Prep tennis
East Rowan’s tennis team won, 9-0, against Northwest Cabarrus in SPC action on Wednesday.
Katie Barnes won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
Angel Scialdone won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.
Lauren Weisensel won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.
Mia Graham won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4, and Alana Miller won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5.
East won No. 6 singles by forfeit.
Barnes/Scialdone had a 10-1 win at No. 1 singles.
Weisensel-Shannon Mahaffey won 10-2 at No. 2 doubles.
East (4-2, 4-1 SPC) won No. 3 doubles by forfeit.
Carson won, 9-0, against South Rowan on Wednesday in SPC action.
West Rowan rolled, 9-0, in SPC tennis against Central Cabarrus on Wednesday.
Payton Holt won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
MacKenzie Koontz won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, and Amber White was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 3 singles.
Sklyar Jahnke won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4. Madison Smith won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5. Mira White won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6.
In doubles, Holt/Koontz won 10-0, Amber White/Abby Johnson won 10-1 at No. 2 doubles, and Smith/Kelsey Crider won 10-5 at No. 3 doubles.
West Rowan (7-2, 4-1 SPC) will host East Rowan on Monday.

Prep golf
Cox Mill shot 137 to win Wednesday’s SPC golf at Skybrook.
Hickory Ridge shot 152 for second place. East Rowan’s 159 was good for third.
Cox Mill’s Jaidan Rubinstein shot 42 for medalist honors. Carson’s Micah Furr shot 45. Hickory Ridge’s Maddie Hayes shot 46.
Carson shot 166, South Rowan shot 173, and West Rowan shot 175.

CHAPEL HILL— Natalie Petersen of Holly Springs High and Bryson Godfrey of Alexander Central High are the NCHSAA performers of the week.
Godfrey, a junior running back for the football team, set the school record for rushing yards in a single game, piling up 364 yards on 19 carries, including three TDs, in an 82-42 win against Ashe County.
Alexander Central had 801 rushing yards, a state record, and 927 yards of offense.
Peterson, a senior golfer, is leading the SWAC 4A Conference through the early part of the season.
She shot a 31 in a nine-hole SWAC Conference match at MacGregor Downs.

Prep soccer
Eber Tapia scored for South Rowan in Tuesday’s 6-1 loss to Hickory Ridge.
Cox Mill stayed unbeaten on Wednesday with a 1-0 win against North Mecklenburg.

Mid. school football
North Rowan won, 34-0, against Erwin in 8th-grade football.
In seventh-grade football, West Rowan won, 32-0, against China Grove (1-1).
Jason Artis scored touchdowns on runs of 52 and 22 yards for the Bulldogs, while James Wooding had touchdown runs of 43 and 8 yards.
Jonny Hernandez added four 2-point conversion kicks for West (3-0) as the Bulldogs built a 32-0 halftime lead.
Garrett Fesperman, Lucas Jenkins, Jaeden Neal, Zander Burton, Papa Brush, Devine Martin, Ben Sweet and Drew Taylor blocked well as the Bulldogs piled up 250 yards by halftime.
West’s defense was led by Rory Miller, Noah Loeblein, Blake Oliphant, Nigel McManus, Joshua Noble, Tre Garrison and Jason Caulder.
Artis and Oliphant recovered fumbles, while Gabriel Estrada had an interception.
West will travel to Erwin next week.

College soccer
Catawba’s men lost at Lenoir-Rhyne, 3-0, on Wednesday.
Catawba (2-3, 1-2 SAC) got 14 shots, but L-R keeper Zach King stopped all six Indian shots on goal.
Joe Gonzalez recorded five saves for Catawba.
Catawba hosts Coker on Saturday night at 7:30 pm.
Catawba’s women’s team won, 3-2, at Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday.
Freshman Shelby Vasich scored the winning goal with three minutes left for the Indians (3-1-1, 3-0 SAC).
Erin Feldman and Bailey Howell scored to give Catawba a 2-0 lead before the Bears rallied.
Shannon Hardy had seven saves for Catawba.
Pfeiffer’s men (5-1) got two goals from Roberto Soares and beat Francis Marion, 5-0, on Wednesday.
Nathan Regis scored the first goal for Pfeiffer.

Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart’s jayvee volleyball team won 26-24 and 25-13 against Salisbury Academy.
Leading server for the Dolphins was Angie Landaverde. Top passers were Ella Cooler, Angie Landaverde, Faye Shellhorn and Maggie Antosek.
Sacred Heart’s jayvee soccer team defeated Salisbury Academy, 5-0.
Scoring for the Dolphins were Kyna Zaldivar, Joe Bohland, Cooper Fleeman, AJ Flynn and Soyer Cornelian.
Miguel Villalobos and Brice Mason combined for the shutout.
Sacred Heart’s varsity volleyball team lost to Salisbury Acdaemy 26-24 and 25-13.
Grace Blackwell was the leading server for Hacred Heart.
Sacred Heart varsity soccer lost to Salisbury Academy, 6-2.
Luke Graeber and Drew Hansen scored goals for the Dolphins.

Register now for girls basketball (grades 2-8) and Little Shooters basketball (Pre-K to first grade) at the East Rowan YMCA.
Practice starts on Nov. 7, and the season starts on Nov. 21.
Coming in October is registration for boys basketball leagues for grades 2-8.
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or

Christian Prep hoops
On Friday, 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 or call or text (470) 313-4278.