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Area Sports Briefs: Prep football pairings announced

From staff reports
As expected, West Rowan and North Rowan will play at home in the first round of the football state playoffs on Friday.
In the 3A playoffs, the Falcons (8-3) got the No. 2 seed in the Midwest and will host West No. 7 Morganton Freedom (6-5) in the first round.
North Rowan (9-2) is the Midwest No. 3 seed in the 2A playoffs and will take on West No. 6 North Wilkes (7-4) in the first round.
Carson and East Rowan made the playoffs. Both joined West Rowan in the 3A bracket. There had been speculation Carson might land in the 3AA ranks.
East (4-7) is the No. 6 Midwest seed and plays at No. 3 West seed Boiling Springs Crest (8-3).
Carson (4-7) is the No. 7 seed in the 3A Midwest and plays at No. 2 West seed Canton Pisgah (10-1).
Davie County (10-1) is the No. 1 seed in the 4A West and hosts Midwest No. 8 seed Southeast Guilford (6-5) in the first round.
Also in the 4A bracket, A.L. Brown is the West No. 5 seed and is on the road at Midwest No. 4 Kernersville Glenn. Wins by Davie and A.L. Brown would have them meeting in Mocksville in the second round.
All the West brackets are in Scoreboard.

College soccer
Pfeiffer’s men’s soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 6-1 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on a chilly Saturday night at Lefko Field.
The win was Pfeiffer’s 32nd straight at home to tie the Division II record.
Jaime Siaj had two goals and two assists and Nathan Regis added a goal and two assists in the victory by the Falcons (19-2).

College football
Winston-Salem State outscored Bowie State, 43-33, to win the CIAA championship on Saturday.
Rod Tinsley threw three TD passes for the Rams (9-2), while Kerrion Moore rushed for 177 yards.
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Newberry’s Braxton Ivery scored rushing touchdowns on back-to-back plays from scrimmage, lifting the Wolves to a 27-22 SAC victory over Wingate on Saturday afternoon at Setzler Field. Newberry (10-1, 7-0 SAC) won its first outright regular season championship.

College volleyball
Emma Pope (South Rowan) had 26 assists in Lenoir-Rhyne’s 3-2 win against Carson-Newman on Saturday.
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Newberry picked up a three-game sweep of visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena.

Women’s hoops
Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) made three 3-pointers for Kennesaw State in Saturday’s loss to Vanderbilt.
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Mars Hill freshman Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) debuted with 17 points and 13 rebounds in a 71-70 win against Lees-McRae.

Prep tennis
NCHSAA dual team state champs were crowned on Saturday. In 2A, Lake Norman Charter claimed its third straight championship. Marvin Ridge won its second straight dual team title in 3A. Raleigh Charter won in 1A, while Myers Park won in 4A.

Prep soccer
A.C. Reynolds ended Cox Mill’s run in the 3A playoffs with a 3-1 victory.

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