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Area Sports Briefs: East golf completes sweep of NPC matches

From staff reports

East Rowan’s girls golf team completed an undefeated regular season in the North Piedmont Conference by dominating at Twin Oaks on Monday.

East shot 134.

Hailey Fesperman’s 43 led the Mustangs. Carmen Fraley (45), Camryn Corriher (46), Grace Howell (47) and Victoria Lewis (50) also had good rounds for the  Mustangs, the favorite in today’s Rowan County Championships at McCanless.

South Iredell shot 147 for second place.

Amber Goodman shot 51 to lead Carson to third place. Maddie Owen’s 56 was the best score for West Rowan.


In Central Carolina Conference golf at Warrior on Monday, medalist Olivia Sharpe shot 37 to lead West Davidson to a two-shot win over Ledford.

South Rowan placed seventh, with Elyse Scarborough shooting 53. Kyra Crump’s 67 led eighth-place Salisbury.

College golf

Catawba’s women are 14th after the first round of the  Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate  Tournament at  Ocean  Ridge Plantation.

Leader Tusculum shot 302. Catawba shot 330.

Kaley Barts and Sarah Coltrane led Catawba with 79s.  UNC Pembroke’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 77. The Braves are in sixth place.


UNC Greensboro’s Nick Lyerly shot 73-71 — 144 in the first two rounds of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and is tied for 25th.

College football

North Carolina A&T is still a unanimous No. 1 in the HBCU media poll.

North Carolina Central holds down the No. 3 spot behind Grambling. CIAA teams Bowie State (4th) and Virginia State (7th) are high in the rankings. Winston-Salem state received  votes.


The South Atlantic Conference players of the week are Limestone wideout D’Anta Fleming, Carson-Newman defensive lineman Montel Presley  and Limestone kicker Nick Smith.

Prep soccer

Eber Tapia scored his 11th goal of the season for South Rowan in Monday’s 6-1 Central Carolina Conference loss to Ledford.

Logan Carter had the assist.


North Iredell shut out  West Rowan, 2-0, in North  Piedmont Conference soccer on Monday.

Prep volleyball

Salisbury lost to Ledford in Central Carolina Conference  action on Monday, 25-14, 25-12 and 25-13.



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