Area Sports Briefs: Wonders score late to edge Robinson

Published 12:43 am Friday, October 7, 2016

From staff reports
A.L. Brown’s football team rallied to beat Robinson, 17-14, in a varsity non-conference game played on Thursday night in Concord.
The Wonders maintained their perfect mark against the Bulldogs. They’re 11-0 lifetime.
The Wonders (6-1) had to move 86 yards in the final three minutes for the winning touchdown, but they were able to execute.
Lewis Harris made the game-winning reception on a pass from Zach Williamson with 22 seconds left to play. The game was 7-all at halftime.
Brian Gutierrez put the Wonders on top, 10-7, with a third-quarter field goal.
Robinson took a 14-10 lead with nine minutes left on a Josh Dale-to-Javonte Misenheimer touchdown pass.

Jayvee football
In a jayvee game moved up to Wednesday, Salisbury won, 33-18, against East Davidson.
Tyrone Johnson threw TD passes of 65 and 73 yards to Jamari McCullough.
Luke Holland (9 yards), Jabril Norman (4 yards) and Juwan Poole (4 yards) had touchdown runs for SHS. Johnson had a two-point conversion, while Holland kicked a PAT.
Leading the defense for Salisbury (3-3) were Elijah De la Rosa and Blaine Shellhorn.
Carson nipped South Rowan, 16-14, on Thursday.
Evan Johnston (8 yards) and D’Andre Wilkerson (6 yards) had touchdown runs for the Cougars.
Hunter Courtney and A.J. Jackson scored on two-point conversions.
Making interceptions for the Cougars were Steven Shuping, Avery Paschal and Wes Byers.
Demarcus Blackwell scored two TDs for South. One came on a run and one came on a blocked punt by Jarrod Nelson.
Christian Reynolds passed to Emilio Bernal for a two-point conversion.
Carson stopped another South two-point conversion try late in the contest to preserve victory.
Central Cabarrus topped West Rowan 20-0. Northwest Cabarrus won 46-0 against East Rowan.

Prep soccer
West Rowan lost to Central Cabarrus, 4-2, on Thursday.
Goals for the Falcons were scored by Leo Guzman and Jose Martinez.
It was the first goal of the season for Martinez.

Prep tennis
East Rowan won, 9-0, against South Rowan on Senior Night and finished second in the South Piedmont Conference.
East (8-2, 8-1 SPC) got singles wins from Katie Banes, Angel Scialdone, Lauren Weisensel, Shannon Mahaffey, Mia Graham and Alana Miller.
Barnes/Mahaffey, Weisensel/Scialdone and Graham/Miller were winning doubles teams.

7th-grade football
China Grove defeated Southeast, 34-0, on Tuesday.
Gabe Pozyck scored three TDs on runs of 59, 33 and 37 yards.
Nathan Chrismon scored on a 62-yard run, and Aiden Kirchbaum scored on a 16-yard run.
Jacob Ritchie kicked two PATs.
Defensive standouts for the Red Devils were Pozyck, Keison Tillman, Myles Vanover, Eduardo Palafox, Brandon Haas and Damien Hernandez. Ben Stegall had a sack.
West Rowan won, 38-8, against Corriher-Lipe.
Blake Oliphant scored on a 55-yard punt return in the first quarter.
James Woodring added a 52-yard TD run in the second quarter, and Jonny Hernandez added 2 two -point conversion kicks for a 16 – 0 halftime lead.
West scored touchdowns in the third quarter on a Jason Artis 56-yard run and a Nigel McManus 32-yard run.
The Bulldogs scored their last touchdown when Papa Brush recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD. Hernandez added two more 2-point conversion kicks for the final score.
The West defense was lead by Artis, McManus, Noah Loeblein, Christian Zavala-Guzman, Qadree Ziyad, Jason Caulder, Drew Taylor, and Hernandez. Ben Sweet also had a fumble recovery.
West Rowan (5-0) will host Knox next Tuesday.

8th-grade football
Knox won, 30-28, in overtime against previously unbeaten North Rowan.
Knox’s offensive line opened running lanes, and Issiah Clay punched in two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions.
Sincere Houston scored on a pick-six on a blitz to give the Trojans a 16-14 lead at halftime.
With Knox down 22-16, Mike McLean blocked a punt at the North 20, and Knox tied the game.
Knox’s defense, led by Zeek Biggers, got a fourth-down stop at the 1-yard line late in regulation to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, McLean scored a TD and Clay added the two-point conversion to make it 30-22.
North scored a touchdown in overtime, but Houston forced a fumble on the 2-point conversion to secure the win. for Knox.
Other outstanding players for the Knox defense were Varney Farhbullah, Josh Hill, Clay, Kevin Hayes, Ben Blumenthal and BJ Brown.

College volleyball
Livingstone won 25-17, 25-18 and 25-16 against Johnson C. Smith on Thursday at New Trent Gym.
The Blue Bears got eight kills from Jekisha Rhymes and Shantell Billups in the win. Stevee Cotton had 20 assists.

College football
Newberry announced the extension of head football coach Todd Knight’s contract through the 2020 football season.
Knight is among the most successful coaches in the more than 100 seasons of Newberry football, accumulating the fifth-most wins of any coach in school history and posting the second-highest winning percentage of anyone that coached multiple seasons within the program.

Senior Games
North Carolina Senior Games swimming competition was held Oct. 1, at the Cary Aquatic Center.
Mary Jo Agner, competing in the 50-54 year-old age group, won gold medals in the 500 and 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. She earned a silver medal in the 200 individual medley.

Register for Little Shooters basketball and girls basketball by Oct. 29.
Boys basketball registration for grades 2-8 starts on Oct. 29.
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or

Prep volleyball
Carson swept Northwest Cabarrus. South Rowan was swept by Hickory Ridge. East Rowan was swept by Robinson.