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Area Sports Briefs: Carson baseball romps

From staff reports

Owen White, Luke Barringer and Ben Shoaf homered in Carson’s 17-3 South Piedmont Conference baseball romp against Concord on Monday.

Shoaf knocked in four runs. Jared Lamb and Garrett Alewine plated three apiece.

Maddux Holshouser was the winning pitcher. He had relief help from Cameron Prugh and Clayton Gilmore.


Henderson Lentz, Javin Goodine and Corbin Smith tripled as North Rowan battered Rocky River, 17-3, on Monday.

The triple was the sixth of the young season by Lentz, who also has an inside-the-park homer.

Mark Parra got the job done on the mound for the Cavaliers (5-2). He fanned eight in five innings, while allowing only two hits.

North has won its last four games.


The Greater Cabarrus Stallions lost, 3-2, to South Stanly on Monday

Clay Pinion had two hits. Seth Cauble had a two-run double for the Stallions (10-3).

The Stallions are home  on Thursday against Christ the King.

Prep softball

West Rowan built a big lead and hung on to beat East Rowan on Monday, 6-4, in SPC softball.

East rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh, and the final out came on a play at the plate.

Parker Greene drove in two runs for the Falcons.

Maddie Trexler had two hits for the Mustangs.  Bree Medlin and Ashlyn Fritz drove in runs.

Hannah Roberts was the winning pitcher with relief help from Tori Hester.


South Rowan lost to Central Cabarrus, 11-1, in SPC play on Monday.

Central hurler Riley Tucker held the Raiders to six hits in the six-inning game.

Brooke Lowery had two hits for South.


Rylie Stewart pitched a two-hitter and Maddie Barnhardt smacked two home runs as Carson won against Concord, 7-2, on Monday in SPC play.

Barnhardt drove in four runs. Krista Peninger had two hits.  Stewart struck out 10 Spiders. Maddie Webb had both of Concord’s hits.


Davie County romped against Mount Tabor on Monday, 15-0, in CPC action. Bridgett Tierney  and Sierra Ferguson went 4-for-4.  Ferguson  homered. K’lea Parks went 3-for-3, homered and drove in five.


Prep track

North Rowan’s Payton Russell ran 56.93 for second place in the 400 in the Marvin Ridge Invitational.

North’s Chevy Blaire took fifth in the shot (34 feet) and discus (102-9).

Prep golf

East Rowan won a  South Piedmont Conference match at Irish Creek on Monday. East shot 153. Medalist Bryson Sprinkle shot 34, Will Garland 35, Nick Lyerly 39, and Alex Miller 45.

Concord’s Stephen Carroll and  Hickory Ridge’s Alex Hefner shot 35s.

Concord took second at 160.  Robinson was third at 170. Zain Tucker shot 40 for Carson, while Patrick Street shot 41. Parker Chavis and Andrew Coward led South Rowan with 39s.

Nick Kluttz shot 44 to lead West Rowan.


Salisbury finished second in Monday’s Central Carolina Conference match at Colonial.

Salisbury’s Alex Antosek shot 36 for medalist honors. Hank Robins and Walker Hartpence shot 45s for the Hornets.

Antosek finished up with an eagle 3 on a 520-yard hole. His long drive put him within 215 yards and he hit a 6-iron to the fringe of the green. Then he  rolled in a downhill 20-footer.

West Davidson shot 169. Salisbury shot 175.

North Rowan shot 190. Will Anthony shot 45 to pace the Cavaliers. Spencer Everhart shot 46.

Prep tennis

Salisbury won against East Davidson, 9-0, in CCC tennis on Monday.

Winning for the Hornets in singles  were Ethan McGee, Roarke Burton, Jander Rodas, Sean Archer, Adam Drye and Paul Wietz. Winning in doubles McGee/Rodas, Drye/Burton and Wietz/Archer.

Salisbury plays Lexington at home on Wednesday.

Prep soccer

Carson won against Concord, 5-3, in SPC action on Monday.

Gracie Thomason scored three goals. Hannah Smith and Carly Campbell scored a goal each.


South Rowan got another big win with Katelyn Goodman’s defense keying a 1-0 win against Central Cabarrus.

Rhiannon Kimmer scored the only goal on an assist by Madison Henry.


Emily Muire and Lejla Mehmedovic scored goals as West Rowan beat East Rowan, 2-0, on Monday.

It was the first SPC win for the Falcons, who got great defense from  Briana Saelinger.


Salisbury romped to a 9-0 non-conference win against North Stanly on Monday.

Salisbury got goals from Ceci Cardelle, Julia Honeycutt, Nellie Brown, Olivia Dagenhart, Ellen Simons, Bethanie Stauffer, Juliana Peele, Juliana Anderson and Katherine Sullivan.  It was the first goal of the season for Dagenhart, Simons, Stauffer, Peele and Anderson, as well as the first career goal for Katherine Sullivan.

Sullivan had two assists. Cardelle, Simons, Brown, Katie Bullock, Anna Grace Woolly and Caroline Colwell had one assist.

Anderson and Emily Mann combined for the shutout in goal.  The Hornets played all 18 players.

“As we get nearer the all-important conference season, it is absolutely vital that each girl knows her role on the team. Having the opportunity to get everyone on the field goes a long way to solidifying that mindset and building the confidence to make it a reality,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said.

The Hornets take on Albemarle on Wednesday.

Rowan Legion

Rowan County AmericanLegion baseball will have sign-ups at 4 p.m. on April 23  at the Harold B Jarrett Post 342 on Lincolnton Road.

This will include Rowan County Senior Legion  and all of the Junior Legion teams (East Rowan, West Rowan, Carson and Salisbury/North ).

Parents need to attend to sign the Form 2.  Players must bring their birth certificate with a raised seal or a copy or a valid state issued drivers license in lieu of a birth certificate.   Direct  questions to Rowan County manager Mark Cauble at 704-798-9991.

College golf

  After the first round of the CIAA Southern Division Tournament, Fayetteville State (317) leads Livingstone (319) by two shots. Stephen Washington (76), Philip Harris (78), Lenorris Williams (81) and Harry Standberry (84) were the scorers for the Blue Bears.


N.C. State’s golf team placed fourth in the Chris Schenkel Invitational in Georgia. Davis Richards (South Rowan) shot 78-77-76 — 231.


In the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Florida, George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 77-70-73 — 220 and tied for fifth.

College baseball

Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had five hits for East Carolina in weekend series against Mercer and is batting .333 for the season.

Travis Watkins (Cox Mill) has three homers and 16 RBIs for the Pirates.


Juan Garcia (West Rowan) is batting .348 for Guilford Tech with four homers and 14 RBIs in 21 games.

College softball

Kat Starnes (South Rowan) is batting .351 with two homers and eight RBIs for Belmont Abbey.


Senior Sydney Poole (East Rowan) is 8-0 for Pfeiffer   and has 32 career wins for the Falcons.

Pfeiffer softball played three doubleheaders in the last few days and won five of six games.

Catawba lacrosse

  Catawba goalie Ryan Applegate has been selected as the  South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer.  Applegate is  ranked No. 1 in the league with 120 saves.

College tennis

Catawba fell to Carson-Newman in men’s and women’s SAC tennis action on Sunday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.

The Eagles won the men’s match, 5-4, and the women’s match, 8-1.

The Catawba Indian men fell to 9-9 and 3-4, while the women are now 10-7 and 2-5.


Christopher Newport’s Alexandra Drye (Salisbury)  helped the Captains win two matches.

She won a No. 4 singles match against Centre and a No. 1 doubles match in a sweep of Methodist.


Men’s basketball

Augusta  guard Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) will  compete in the   Division II College All-Star Game on Friday.  Sherrill was  named  NABC All-District for the Southeast.


Pfeiffer head coach Jeremy Currier and senior guard A.J. Clark were honored as all-district.

Local golf

McCanless Couples:

Amid all of the frenzy of March Madness, Azalee Story, David Huneycutt and Lexi Miller led the pack, managing to edge out the team of Mary Seaford and Susan Wydner.

Azalee Story had longest putt and David Huneycutt had  closest to the pin.

Mid. school baseball

West Rowan defeated Corriher Lipe on Monday, 15-3.   Luke Koppe was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs (1-1).   The Bulldogs got two hits from Ben Sweet, Casey Gouge and JD Basinger.

Mid. school tennis

North Rowan  defeated Knox on Monday, 5-4.  Winning in singles for North were Ty Buechler (6-3), Noah Williams (6-0) and Logan Halstead (6-1)  Winning doubles were Williams/Arizona Day(6-2) and Imeir Adkins/Logan Halstead (6-1).



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