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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury baseball romps

From staff reports

Salisbury defeated Albemarle, 11-0, in non-conference baseball on Thursday night.

Griffin Myers, Jack Fisher and Hut Smith combined on the shutout for the Hornets (3-3).

Salisbury got 10 hits.

Myers drove in three runs. Blaine Shellhorn drove in two. Shellhorn and Joe Steinman had two hits.


A.L. Brown rallied to top Mooresville, 6-5.

Ryan O’Kelly had a walk-off sacrifice fly. Lane Argabright started the winning rally in the seventh.

Prep softball

Mary Sobataka drove in six runs to lead West Rowan to a 13-2 SPC win against Carson.

Sobataka and Morgan Corriher homered.

Parker Greene had two hits and two RBIs. Corriher had two hits and two RBIs. Ava Link had two hits and scored three runs.   Winning pitcher Hannah Roberts had two hits.

Tori Hester closed the game for the Falcons.

Charity Mock and Madison Barnhardt had RBIs for the Cougars.


South Rowan beat Salisbury, 16-1, on Thursday in non-conference action.

Karley Wood had three hits and four RBIs for the Raiders. Madison McGuire had two hits and three RBIs.

Brooke Lowery, Autumn McKeon, Jalee Rollins and Rileigh Ward had two hits each for South.

Prep soccer

Salisbury, playing its only game of the week, beat Mount Pleasant, 4-0.

“It was sloppy, we were a bit off,” Salisbury coach  Matt Parrish said.

Maria Capito, Anna Grace Woolly, Julia Honeycutt and Ceci Cardelle scored goals for the Hornets.

Cardelle had two assists. Honeycutt and Katie Bullock had one each.

Juliana Anderson and Emily Mann combined for the shutout in goal.

Nellie Brown, Bethanie Stauffer and Olivia Dagenhart led a defense that held the Tigers to two shots.


Carson topped West Rowan in SPC action on Thursday, 6-2.

Graceie Thomason scored five goals to lead  the Cougars.

Lejla Mehmedovic and MacKenna Clifton scored for the Falcons.

Prep golf

Salisbury’s golf team shot 171 and took second in a CCC golf match at the Country Club of Salisbury on Thursday.

Simon Post shot 39, Alex Antosek shot 41, Hank Robins shot 42, and Walker Hartpence shot 49.

West Davidson won with a 168 score. West Davidson’s Quin Foster was medalist with a 38.

Men’s hoops

The Davidson County Community College Storm  fell to North Lake, 83-77, in the nationals in Minnesota on Thursday.

Women’s hoops

Morehead State lost in the WNIT on Thursday to Middle Tennessee, 67-58.

It was the final college game for Morehead’s Shay Steele (West Rowan). She scored six points.

Steele was the second player in school history to finish with the combination of 1,200 points, 600 rebounds and 175 blocks.

Parks and Rec

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation is taking registration for athletic programs:

• Men’s Spring Softball League

• Adult Coed Kickball League

• NBA Babies Coed Youth Basketball ages 3 & 4

• Men’s Adult Basketball League

• Salisbury 49er’s PAL Spring Football League

Register at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play

Call 704-638-5289.

Mid. school tennis

Erwin’s boys won against West Rowan Middle, 8-1.

   Singles: Landon Shuping (E) over Justin Currie, 8-1; Jaden Collins (E) over Abraham Davis, 8-0; Drew Collins (WR) over Ryan Brady, 8-6; Greyson Trexler (E) over Trey Jackson, 8-5; Caleb Nesbitt (E) over Jeffery Hutchins, 8-0; Garren Hudson (E) over Jody Roach, 8-0.

  Doubles: Shuping-Collins (E) over Currie-Davis, 6-4; Brady-Trexler (E) over Collins-Jackson, 6-5; Nesbitt-Hudson (E) over Hutchins-Roach, 6-0.

College softball

Livingstone College will open conference play with six games in the CIAA Softball Round-Up at Nevin Community Park in Charlotte.

The Blue Bears will face Virginia State   at 3 p.m. and Lincoln  at 5 p.m.  today.

LC takes on  Elizabeth City State at 1 p.m. and Virginia Union  at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday., the Blue Bears will face  Bowie State at noon and Chowan   at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


Defensive end/outside linebacker Keion Adams (Salisbury) who entered the season graded as a mid round pick by scouts, turned in a solid workout on his Pro Day at Western Michigan on Wednesday.

Adams officially measured 6 feet, 1 1/2 inches and 245 pounds. He ran a 4.71 40-yard dash, touched 36 inches in the vertical jump and 10 feet, 4 inches in the broad jump.

Adams had 27 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds and was good in the cone and short shuttle drills.  The New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns spent extra time with Adams on Wednesday.

Virginia receiver Keeon Johnson (A.L. Brown) and Charlotte running back Kalif Phillips (A.L. Brown) are longer shots to be drafted than Adams but could get a shot with a pro team. Both had good Pro Day performances this week.

College baseball

First-place Catawba opens a SAC series tonight at home against Wingate at 6 p.m.

Prep tennis

Carson’s tennis team won against A.L. Brown on Thursday, 5-4.

Winning in singles for the Cougars were Lucas Sides, Jared Henriquez and Jacob Horner.

Carson doubles winners were Sides/Hunter Smith and Henriquez/Jesus Barron.


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