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Area Sports Briefs: Volleyball tournaments start

From staff reports
Conference volleyball tournaments start today.
In the Central Carolina Conference, third-seeded Salisbury hosts No. 6 Lexington at SHS at 5:30 p.m., while No. 5 Thomasville is at No. 4 North Rowan.
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In the South Piedmont Conference, top-seeded Cox Mill and second-seeded Carson are hosting Monday doubleheaders.
At Cox Mill, No. 5 West Rowan plays No. 4 Robinson in the first game at 5 p.m. Cox Mill takes on No. 8 East Rowan in the second game.
Sixth-seeded South Rowan plays No. 3 Hickory Ridge at 5 p.m. Carson. Carson plays the second game against No 7 Northwest Cabarrus at 6:30 p.m.
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Rockwell Christian School players Riley Hill and Cameron Black made the all-tournament team for 1A Christian schools.
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A.L. Brown starts play in the MECKA tournament today against North Meck.

Local golf
East Rowan senior Nick Lyerly, the youngest player in the field, went 1-1-1 and helped the Carolinas team top the Virginias team in the “Captain’s Putter” competition held in Virginia.
The Carolinas earned 15 points in 24 singles matches, finishing with 14 wins and two halves.
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Will Collins (Salisbury, Virginia) shot 72-73-71-71 — 287 (1-under) in Dothan, Ala., and advanced from Web.com Tour Q School qualifying. Collins tied for 23rd. The top 26, including ties, advanced.
Second Stage Qualifying is in early November.
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The fall 18-hole tournament at McCanless included nine holes of Texas Scramble and nine holes of Captain’s Choice.
Lee Fesperman and Teresa Rusher took first place. David Huneycutt and Azalee Story took second place.
Cliff Full won closest to the pin on No. 3. Gene Seaford won closest to the pin on No. 12. Ken Houston won longest putt on No. 8, while Susan Houston had longest putt on No. 15.
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The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Ricky Honeycutt, Rodger Snider and Harry Owens.
The second-place team was Azalee Story and Gene & Mary Seaford.
Snider won closest to the pin. Lexie Miller won longest putt.

MLB
Baseball America named Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager as the publication’s rookie of the year.
That’s an honor that includes players from both major leagues.
In his first full season in the majors, Seager hit .308 with 26 homers and 72 RBIs. He finished in the top 10 in the National League in hits, doubles, runs, batting average and slugging percentage.

NFL
Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) made three tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.

College football
Western Michigan’s Keion Adams (Salisbury) had four tackles in a 42-0 win against Akron on Saturday as the Broncos stayed undefeated.
Adams had two tackles for loss, including a 12-yard sack.
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Virginia’s Keeon Johnson (A.L. Brown) had five catches for 41 yards in a 45-31 loss to Pittsburgh.
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Limestone’s Logan Stoodley (West Rowan) had six tackles in a 28-17 win against Brevard on Saturday.
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Charlotte’s Kalif Phillips (A.l. Brown) rushed 24 times for 99 yards in the 49ers’ 27-26 loss to Florida International.
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Guilford’s Devin Mason (South Rowan) had three tackles in a 48-34 loss to Washington & Lee.
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Kavari Hillie (Salisbury) made two tackles for Winston-Salem State in Saturday’s win against St. Augustine’s.

College swimming
The Barton men’s swimming team started off its inaugural season in a successful fashion on Saturday afternoon, defeating host Hampden-Sydney College 144-108 and falling to Frostburg State University 135-121 in the program’s first-ever competition.
Gabe Dulin (Carson) was one of the swimmers competing in Barton’s first meet.

Prep golf
The 3A Central Regional will be held today at Greensboro National.
East Rowan qualified its team for the regional, while Carson, West Rowan and South Rowan qualified individuals.
Carson’s Micah Furr will tee off with the first group at 9 a.m.
The top three teams will advance and a total of 26 players will advance to the 3A State Championships at Longleaf.

Prep cross country
Salisbury Community Park will host conference championships on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The South Piedmont Conference Championships will start at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Central Carolina Conference Championships will start at 4 on Wednesday.

Prep girls tennis
The start of the dual team state playoffs will be delayed until Oct. 25 because of flooding in the eastern part of the state.
Individual regional play will start this weekend, with Salisbury serving as the host for the 2A Midwest Regional.

College men’s soccer
Anderson snapped Catawba’s six-match winning streak with a 1-0 win in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday night at the Frock Soccer Complex. The Trojans improved to 5-5-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fell to 8-4 and 5-3.
Catawba entertains Wingate at the Frock on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s soccer
Catawba and Anderson played to a 1-1 draw in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday at the Frock Soccer Complex. The Catawba Indians now stand at 6-4-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the SAC. The Trojans move to 7-4-1 and 4-3-1.
Catawba took the lead in the opening half. Shelby Vasich played a ball in from the right that Bree Roberts one-timed from about 10 yards out in the 31st minute.

Hurley YMCA
Sign up through Oct. 29 for Little Shooters Basketball (boys and girls, grades K-1) and girls basketball for grades 2-8. Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

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