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Area Sports Briefs: West tennis wins tight match

From staff reports

West Rowan’s girls tennis team won against North Iredell, 5-4, in North Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday.

(1) Payton Holt, (3) Tabby Landy and (4) Skylar Jahnke won singles matches for the Falcons (3-3, 2-2 NPC).

Holt-Abby Johnson and Jahnke/Mira White won in doubles. A tight, 9-7 victory by Jahnke and White proved decisive.

West plays at East Rowan today.


East Rowan’s girls lost to South Iredell, 6-3, in NPC action on Tuesday.

The Mustangs (3-3, 2-2) got singles wins from (1) Angel Scialdone, (3) Mia Graham and (4) Kristen Brady, but the Vikings swept doubles.

Prep basketball

VMI and Western Carolina are watching West Rowan college prospect Caleb Mauldin work out this week.

Prep football

North Rowan is seventh in this week’s Associated Press media poll, which can be found in the Scoreboard.

No. 1 teams are Wake Forest (4A), Dudley (3A), Shelby (2A) and Tarboro (1A).   

Prep volleyball

Carson won against Statesville, 3-2, on Tuesday in North Piedmont Conference action.

Mallory Weast had 29 kills. Grace Thomas had 55 assists.  Lindsay Elmore had 18 kills, Jaden Vaughn had 15 kills. Kary Hales had 34 digs.


South Rowan won against East Davidson,  25-22, 24-26, 25-19 and 26-24 in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Michaela Hallman had  29 assists for the Raiders (10-5, 8-2 CCC). Jenna Strickland had 26 digs. Janiya Downs had 20 digs and 20 kills. Kira Rymer had 18 kills, six aces and 12 digs.

South’s jayvees swept, with Anna Rymer getting five kills and eight assists and Sarai Benitez getting 20 digs.


West Rowan (10-1, 2-1 NPC) lost at North Iredell, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-23, the first setback of the season for the Falcons.

North Iredell is 3-0 in league play.

Tori Hester had 24 kills and 19 digs and Ava Link had 46 assists in West’s recent, 3-1 win against South Iredell.


Salisbury (5-6, 4-6 CCC) overcame a 2-0 deficit and beat Thomasville, 3-2, for a Central Carolina Conference win on Tuesday.


East Rowan was swept by South Iredell, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-10 in NPC play on Tuesday.

Baleigh Hill had 17 digs and two aces for East (5-8, 0-3 NPC). Caroline Johnson had 12 digs.   Olivia Wright had five kills. Leah Wyrick had five kills.

East’s jayvees lost to South Iredell, 2-0.

Prep girls golf

West Davidson shot 137 and nipped Ledford by one shot in Monday’s Central Carolina Conference golf match at Winding Creek.

South Rowan shot 193, while Salisbury shot 212.

West Davidson’s Olivia Sharpe shot 35 for medalist honors.

Ellyse Scarborough shot 61 to lead South Rowan. Kyra Crump’s 68 led Salisbury.

Prep cross country

The Rowan County Championships at Dan Nicholas Park have been  moved to Thursday, Sept. 28, due to a scheduling conflict.

College volleyball

Catawba was swept at Lenoir-Rhyne, 25-22, 25-18  and 25-17 on Tuesday.

Morgan Hester (Carson) had eight assists and five digs for the Indians (3-4, 1-2 SAC). Taylor Martin (West Rowan) had five digs.

Kimberly Hurtado and Micah Ensor had seven kills each.  Rachel Stanford had 18 assists. Allison Benton collected 10 digs.

Catawba is at Lincoln Memorial on Friday.

College soccer

Freshman Cayci Eaton scored two goals as Pfeiffer’s women (3-3) won against Barton, 3-2, on  Tuesday.

College golf

In the Queens Invitational at The Club at Irish Creek, Coker shot 852 and won the team title.

Catawba (896) was 11th, while Pfeiffer (913) was 14th.

Trey Burton made 11 birdies in the tournament and shot 70-71-71 — 212 to lead Catawba. Wes Cline (224), North Rowan grad Tyler Mulkey (229) followed in the team scoring.

Catawba’s Jesse Vensel played as an individual and shot 224.

Catawba will play next Monday and Tuesday at the King Invitational at the Country Club of Bristol.

Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy’s soccer team defeated Tri-City Christian School 9-0 on Monday

Anna Mead scored three goals. Morgan Jeter had two goals, while  Sydney Hlavacek,  Ethan Ott and Christopher Portillo had one each.

Mid. school tennis

Erwin won against Knox, 6-3, on Tuesday.

Singles winners for Knox were Abby Campion and Sage Huffman.

Sophie Chmiel/Abby Campion won in doubles for the Trojans.

Riley Isley, Lauren Whisnant, Joanna Thompson and Cindy Peterson won for the Eagles in singles. Whisnant/Reilly and  Thompson-Peterson won in doubles.

Erwin’s Summer Null and Anna Hedenskog  won exhibition matches.

Knox will play Salisbury Academy at the   Country Club today.



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