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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury wins tennis showdown

From staff reports

Salisbury’s girls tennis team won at Ledford on Wednesday, 8-1.

Both teams entered the match with perfect records in the CCC.

Maria Capito, Skye Mowery, Emma Nianouris, Lilly Rusher, Meredith Burton and Bethanie Stauffer won in singles for the Hornets (6-1, 5-0 CCC).

  In doubles, Capito/Nianouris and Rachel Seifert/Mowery notched wins.


South Rowan won against Thomasville, 7-2, in CCC action on Wednesday to improve to 6-3 and 5-2 in the CCC.

Prep cross country

In the Pre-CCC Meet as Salisbury Community Park, South Rowan’s Madison Lowery won the girls race with a PR of 21:10.

Madison Henry was fourth. Madison McGuire and Anahi Reta finished 10th and 11th.

In the boys race, Noah Julian led South with a fifth-place finish. Mitchell Juchno, Ari Moya and Nolan Miller had top-10 finishes.


In the Pre-SPC Meet, a two-mile race, A.L.Brown senior Brandon Hernandez won in 9:33.

Prep volleyball

North Iredell upset defending champ Cox Mill on Wednesday in five sets. The Chargers are favored to repeat this season.

Prep boys soccer

Salisbury’s boys soccer team lost at West Davidson, 3-1, on Wednesday.

Salisbury got its lone goal on a PK conversion from Melvin Bonilla.

Salisbury has not scored in the course of live action in three consecutive games. SHS (1-3-1,0-2 CCC) trailed 2-1 after the conversion and was scored on again in the waning seconds after sending everyone (including keeper Jack Fisher) forward for a set of corner kicks.   Salisbury plays at North Stanly at 6 p.m. tonight.


Dalton Baxter and Logan Carter scored goals for South Rowan in Wednesday’s 8-2 CCC loss to Ledford. German Delgado assisted on both South goals.

Blanton moves up

Relief pitcher Bryan Blanton  (Catawba) has been promoted to Pulaski, Va. after some dazzling work in Florida. Blanton had 19 strikeouts and no walks in 16 innings.

Local golf

The PGA Jr. League All-Stars, made up of four players from Warrior and two each from the Country Club of Salisbury, McCanless and Piney Point  advanced to the  finals of the Carolinas 2 Sub-Regional.

The locals received a bye in Round 1 and defeated Morganton in Round 2, Northstone in Round 3 and Charlotte in the semifinals on Wednesday at Raintree, 8.5-3.5

The locals will play the winner of the Hilton Head-Greenville/Spartanburg match to see who advances to the regional.

Local members on the team are McGwire Owen, Sean Swavely, Landon Merrell and Cooper Burris from Warrior; Warren Fesperman and Jacob Trainor from CCS; Brodie Perry and Cade Cranfield from McCanless, and Dustin Hurley and Morgan Madaris from Piney Point.


In a Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association modified Stableford event, the results were:

First Flight — Beth Calhoun, 1st. Susan Houston, 2nd. Second Flight — Mary Seaford, 1st. Tony Iossi, 2nd. Third Flight — Monica Green, 1st. Susan Wydner, 2nd.

North Hills volleyball

The North Hills Christian School varsity volleyball team opened with a 20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 17-25 and 13-15 loss to Tri-County.

Catherine Johnson had nine aces. Morgan Humble had eight aces, 13 kills and 10 digs.   Elisabeth Houghton  had four aces and 10 digs. Elizabeth Jones had seven kills and three  digs and Colby Edmonds had two aces and five digs.


In a 25-20, 25-22, 23-25 and 26-24 win against Victory Christian, Humble had nine aces and 15 kills. Edmonds had four aces.  Jones had nine aces.  Lindsey White had three digs.


In a 24-26, 25-17, 26-24 and 26-24 win against  Westchester Country Day,  Johnson had 18 digs. Humble had 15 kills, 10 digs and four solo blocks. Jones had three aces and seven kills. Houghton had four aces and 18 digs. Edmonds had 20 digs.

Intimidators rally

Greensboro built a 9-0 lead before the  Kannapolis Intimidators rallied for a 13-11 win on Wednesday at First National Bank Park.   

Kannapolis scored 13 unanswered runs from the fifth through eighth innings, including a season-best eight-run frame in the fifth.

Luis Gonzalez  led the offense by going 3-for-5 with two doubles, four RBIs and three runs scored.  Joel Booker also collected three hitt. Gavin Sheets drove in three runs.

Rowan Little League

Rowan Little League fall baseball and softball registrations are being taken at Godley’s Garden Center on Statesville Boulevard through Sept. 2.

Parents can also register online anytime at http://www.rowanlittleleague.com

Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255 for more information.


This is the last week to register at the East Y for girls middle school volleyball, Mighty Kickers Fall Soccer, Fall soccer (ages 5-14) and fall T-Ball.

Registration ends Saturday, Sept. 3.  Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.



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