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Area Sports Briefs: Lyerly chosen; Capito, Holt shine in tennis tourneys

From staff reports

SOUTHERN PINES — Top point-earners in the Carolinas Men’s and Senior Men’s amateur player rankings headline a contingent of 24 golfers who will represent the Carolinas team against their Virginias counterparts at the 71st Captain’s Putter Matches, set for this Friday-Saturday, at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Eleven players return from last year’s Carolinas team. The Carolinas reclaimed the Captain’s Putter Trophy last year Virginias’ four-year win streak, which was a first in the history of the event for Virginias. The Carolinas team leads all-time, 47-21-1.
Salisbury’s Nick Lyerly, a senior at East Rowan High and a college commit to UNC Greensboro, was selected as a Carolinas team member.
In addition to Lyerly, the Carolinas team includes: Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington; Parker Dudley, Charleston; David Gies II, Charlotte; Jarrett Grimes, Columbia; Scott Harvey, Greensboro; Steve Harwell, Mooresville; Joe Jaspers, Huntersville; Tyler Lucas, Rock Hill; Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst; Kevin O’Connell, Raleigh; Justin Tereshko, Greensboro; Paul Tucker, Waxhaw; Austin Zoller, Summerville, S.C.

CCC tennis
Salisbury’s Maria Capito won the Central Carolina Conference tournament in singles by beating Kelly Crisp from West Davidson, 6-0 6-0.
All six Hornets qualified for 2A Midwest Regional play.
Skye Mowery placed fourth in singles.
The doubles team of Ruth Clement/Rainey Dunham took second place in the tournament, while Bethanie Stauffer/Rachel Seifert took third.

SPC tennis
West Rowan’s girls tennis team competed in the 3A South Piedmont Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Les Myers Park in Concord.
Based on performances in the singles tournament, the top two seeds from West, Payton Holt and MacKenzie Koontz, have advanced to regionals on Oct. 21, back at Les Myers Park.
Payton Holt began the day with match wins over Katlyn Teuschler ( Robinson) and Hannah Ross Patten (Concord). A semifinals win over Carson’s Gabi Jolly secured a spot in the finals, where Holt lost to Concord’s Kate Earnhardt.
Koontz began the day with a win over Elizabeth Fife (Hickory Ridge) but lost in the second round to top-seeded Earnhardt (Concord).
Koontz rebounded and won consecutive matches against Alana Miller (East Rowan) and a nail-bitter against Mikayla Fewster (Hickory Ridge) to secure a spot in the regional.
In the doubls tournament, West Rowan was represented by the teams of Amber White/Abby Johnson and Skylar Jahnke /Mira White.
The doubles team of White-Johnson started the day off with a win over Wilcher/Wiseman (Northwest Cabarrus) but was defeated by the East Rowan duo of Lauren Weisensel/Shannon Mahaffey.
The freshman doubles team of Jahnke-White started off in a play-in match with a win over NWC’s Purrell-Guedarrma. They would drop the next round to Conference finalists Emily Sloop/Margaret Correll (Carson).
After a quick consolation round victory over Central Cabarrus’ Westbrook-Conde, the doubles team of Jahnke-White matched up against teammates White/Johnson.
In a tightly contested match, West’s Jahnke/White prevailed, but they lost in the consolation semifinals in a third-set tiebreaker to Hickory Ridge’s Edwards/Hill.
Regional qualifiers from the SPC tournament:
Singles — Gabi Jolly, Carson
Doubles — Emily Sloop/Margaret Correll, Carson
Lauren Weisensel/Shannon Mahaffey, East Rowan.
Katie Barnes/Angel Scialdone, East Rowan

Sacred Heart
Connor Hennie (13:32) was the first-place finisher in a cross country meet that included Sacred Heart, Hickory Christian and Tri-City Christian.
SH’s Jake Denhard finished eighth in 15:28 and Siming Jia came in ninth at 16:38.
Sacred Heart’s girls tennis team won, 7-2, against Ellis Middle.
Caroline Clark, Sutton Webb, Kyna Zaldivar, Rachel McCullough, Bree Whittington and Annie Tadiello won their singles matches for the Dolphins.
McCullough/Zaldivar won their doubles match.
The Sacred Heart jayvee girls volleyball defeated Salisbury Academy 26-24 and 25-18.
Top servers were Faye Carol Shellhorn, Angie Landaverde and Maggie Antosek.
Top passers were Antosek and Mary Church.
The Sacred Heart jayvee volleyball team lost to Hickory Christian, 25-22 and 25-22.
The Sacred Heart varsity volleyball team lost t Salisbury Academy 29-27 and 25-18.
Top scorers were Marina Mueller, Grace Blackwell and Sophia Malloy. Gianna Patella had a great defensive game.
Sacred Heart’s varsity volleyball team lost to Hickory Christian 26-16 and 25-22. Blackwell and Mueller led the defense.
Sacred Heart’s jayvee soccer team defeated Salisbury Academy 3-1 with goals from Joe Bohland, AJ Flynn and John David Bonilla.
Sacred Heart’s varsity soccer team defeated North Hills 7-0.
Drew Hansen had a hat trick for the Dolphins. Colin Donaldson had two goals. Spencer Hansen and Ben Childress had a goal each. Jalon Walker and John Sentilles combined for the shutout in goal.

Local golf
Fifty-seven GARS members played in foursomes at Rolling Hills.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Larry Fowler with a net of 59.89. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Tony Labarbera with a net of 65.37. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ken Miller with a net of 64.21. Low ‘D’ Flight player was Jerry Basinger with a net of 70.33.
Closest to the pin on No. 12 was Mick Rowell. Fowler made an eagle 2 on No. 17. Seven members shot their ages or better — Fowler, Bob Niekras, Dick Hatoway, Clayton Steele, Rev. Jim Harris, O.J. Chandler, and J.C. Ritchie.

Prep soccer
Carson tied Central Cabarrus, 1-1, on Tuesday in SPC play. Raunel Vasquez scored the goal. Khalid Myers assisted.

Prep volleyball
East Rowan volleyball team swept Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.
Jordan “Juju” McCall had 11 kills, 12 aces and 14 assists. Courtney Wagoner had 11 kills. Baleigh Hill had 20 digs. Kaitlyn Vanhoose had five aces.


College women’s golf
East Carolina won the Pinehurst Challenge.
Grace Yatawara shot 73-74-74 — 221 and finished 5-over. China Grove native Carley Cox shot 77-73-72 — 222 for the Pirates.

College men’s golf
N.C. State tied for third in the MacKenzie Invitational in California.
Davis Richards (South Rowan) shot 70-72-70 — 212 (1-under) and tied for 35th.

Prep tennis

West Rowan Middle won its fifth match on Tuesday with a 5-4 win over Mooresville.
The Bulldogs were led by Lauren Corriher. She came from behind with singles and doubles wins.
Lacy Waggoner, Hailey Foster and Sierra Simmerson won their single’s matches.
West plays Knox next.

7th-grade football

Erwin defeated China Grove, 16-6.
Scoring for the Eagles were Damario Chalk, Darren Jennings, and Dominick Dale.
Garrison Kepley threw two touchdown passes.
Hayden Fann had an interception for the Eagles.
Zach Brink and Azaevion Neal had fumble recoveries. Jasper Rojas forced a fumble.
The Eagless next game will be at home on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Catawba women’s golf
Tusculum finished atop the leaderboard at the Patsy Rendleman Women’s Golf Invitational.
Catawba hosted the two-day event which concluded on Tuesday at the 6,005-yard, par-72 Country Club of Salisbury.
Tusculum followed an opening 305 with a 308 to shoot a 613 and win by five strokes over Wingate. North Georgia and Lenoir-Rhyne tied for third on 621. Catawba took 18 shots off its opening round, finishing Tuesday with a 324 to post a two-round total of 666.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s Abbey Hartsell shot a four-under-par 68 on Tuesday to win medalist honors by five strokes over Tusculum’s Ciara Rattana and Hannah Walker, of Young Harris. Jordyn Sims, of North Georgia, and Cristina Casanella, of Wingate, also earned all-tournament honors.
Catawba was led by Kaley Barts , who shot rounds of 82 and 80. Her 162 total tied for 32nd.
Catawba will close out its fall schedule next week at the LeeAnn Noble Memorial at the Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega, Ga.

Catawba golf
Lincoln Memorial rode a second-round 277 to a win at the State Farm Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament, posting a three-round total of 855.
The tournament was played at the 6,746-yard, par-72 Woodlake Golf Club. Carson-Newman was second at 871 and Lenoir-Rhyne another three shots back. Catawba had its best round on Tuesday with a 294 and finished 11th with an 897 total.
Mack Sheppard (Hickory Ridge) led Catawba with a 224 total and was 27th. He joined Tyler Mulkey (NorthRowan) and Jordan Taylor with 73s on Tuesday. Mulkey had a 225 score and Taylor finished at 226.
Anderson’s Weston Bell took medalist honors, shooting under par each round. He closed with a three-under-par 69 and was six-under for the tournament with a 210 total. George Duncan, of Lincoln Memorial, and Brad Robinson, of Lenoir-Rhyne, were two shots back.
The tournament concluded Catawba’s fall slate.

Local golf
Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association results for Tuesday:
1st Flight
1st – Kristi Laton
2nd – Faye Cline

2nd Flight
1st – Susan Houston
2nd – Ruth Bowles

3rd Flight
1st – Carolyn Ries
2nd – Susan Wydner

Pfeiffer soccer

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced Pfeiffer’s Nathan Regis as the Division II men’s soccer National Player of the Week.
The NSCAA also released the updated national rankings and Pfeiffer moved up one spot to No. 20 overall.

Prep soccer
In an 8-1 loss to Robinson on Tuesday, Cristyan Cabrera scored for West Rowan. Esteban Trujillo assisted.

Parks and Rec
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for a boys youth basketball leagues for ages 7-15.
Cost is $30 per participant. Registration runs through Oct. 22 at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play. For further information, call 704-638-5289.

Karsyn Mundy of Bunker Hill and Jahmir Smith of Lee County are the NCHSAA Performance of the Week award winners.
Smith, a junior running back, piled up 302 yards on 39 carries including three touchdowns as Lee County knocked off Douglas Byrd 41-28.
Mundy, a senior for the volleyball team, broke the school record for kills in a match for the second week in a row. She put down 32 kills in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over East Lincoln last week, a week after setting the mark with 29 kills against West Lincoln the previous week.

College cross country
Livingstone’s women placed three runners in the top 10 and won the Blue Bear Cross Country Invitational at Salisbury Community Park.
Gabrielle Glasco was the top runner for the Blue Bears finishing third in 22:15.



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