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Area Sports Briefs: Cabrera leads West soccer; SHS tennis finishes perfect CCC season

From staff reports

Cristyan Cabrera scored four goals and added two assists as West Rowan’s soccer team beat Carson, 7-0, on Wednesday for its first victory over the Cougars.

Jose Guerrero scored two goals. Jose Martinez had two assists. Federico Cruz contributed an assist.

Luke Hager, Kaleb Isenhour, Matt Arnsten and Kenneth Ortiz stood out for West’s defense.


Toni Pineda scored four goals and Sam Johnson had three assists, as Statesville beat East Rowan, 8-2, on Wednesday in NPC action.

East goals were scored  by James Lomax and Ethan Gullett, who had his  first high school goal.  Oscar Gutierrez and Will Peeler had assists.


North Iredell and South Iredell battled to a 1-all tie on Wednesday and stayed tied for second place in the NPC behind Statesville.


German Delgado, Dalton Baxter and Eber Tapia had goals for South Rowan in Wednesday’s 5-3 Central Carolina Conference loss to North Davidson. Delgado and Lupe Bautista had assists.

Prep girls golf

West Davidson won Wednesday’s CCC Tournament played at Meadowlands.

WD’s Olivia Sharpe shot 78 for medalist honors.

Team scores

West Davidson 265, Ledford 280, East Davidson 305, Oak Grove 305, Central Davidson 312, North Davidson 326, South Rowan 374, Salisbury 422


W. Davidson —  Olivia Sharpe 78, Ainslee Conrad 81

Ledford — Lauren Hackler 80, Hailey Barajas 83, Allie May 117

South Rowan —  Ellyse Scarborough 118, Madison Rollins 126, Paige Sloop 130

Salisbury — Alexis Spurlock 137, Kyra Crump 141, Kiya Nealy 144


Jayla Rogers, a junior on the girls golf team at Wilmington Laney, is the NCHSAA’s female athlete of the week.

She fired a 3-over par 75 to claim medalist honors at the Mideastern Conference match at the Country Club of Landfall, keeping Laney unbeaten in the league. Then on Wednesday at the North State Golf Challenge, she shot 70, with a hole-in-one, to finish with medalist honors again.

Prep girls tennis

Salisbury (19-1, 18-0)  finished off a perfect Central Carolina Conference season with a pair of wins against South Rowan on Senior Day.

Salisbury won 6-0 in the first match (no doubles) and   9-0 in the second match.

Maria Capito beat Kristen Minehart 6-0 6-0;  Julia Honeycutt beat Kaitlyn McCombs 6-0 6-0;  Emma Nianouris beat Lauren Shell 6-2 6-1; Lilly Rusher beat Brianna Weatherwax  6-2 6-1;  Meredith Burton beat Jamie Minehart 6-0 6-0, and  Bethanie Stauffer beat Emma Leazer  6-0 6-0 in singles.   

In the second match, Capito won 6-1, 6-0 against Kristen Minehart; Stauffer beat McCombs 6-0, 6-0; Skye Mowery beat Shell 6-2, 6-0; Rachel Siefert beat  Weatherwax 6-2, 6-1;  senior Gemma Brown, playing her first top-six match, beat  Jamie Minehart 7-5, 6-3, and senior Roberta Moulton, playing her first top-six match won against Angela Palacios 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles, Capito/Nianouris beat K. Minehart/Shell 8-0;  Stauffer/Burton beat McCombs/Weatherwax 8-0, and Mowery/Seifert beat J. Minehart/Leazer.

All the Hornets went undefeated in singles in the CCC. Stauffer is 20-0.

Salisbury will compete in the conference tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Lexington.


The North Piedmont Conference regular season winds up today with Carson and South Iredell entering play tied for first.

Carson hosts Statesville, while South Iredell is at East Rowan.

West Rowan plays North Iredell today and will be the host for the NPC tournament.

Prep volleyball

Baleigh Hill had 23 digs for East Rowan in Wednesday’s 25-19, 25-16 and 25-23 loss to West Davidson.

Leah Wyrick had seven  assists and four kills. Olivia Wright had five kills. Leah Mesimer had eight assists.


  The Salisbury High School cheerleaders are hosting an afternoon of cheering and dance on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the gym. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the camp runs from 2:00-5:00.

Campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of cheerleading and dance techniques. Campers will perform during half time of the Hornets’ varsity football game on Oct. 20th against East Davidson.

The camp is open to kindergarten through 8th graders and the $20 cost includes a light snack and T-shirt to be worn during the performance at the football game.

Campers should bring a water bottle and comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are suggested. No jewelry.

Mid. school soccer

  Salisbury Academy’s varsity coed soccer team defeated Sacred Heart, 5-2,  on Tuesday.

Goals were scored for Sacred Heart by Christopher Portillo and Anna Mead.

College basketball

Virginia State was tabbed as the favorite by CIAA men’s basketball coaches on Wednesday, with Bowie State second.

Livingstone was picked eighth.


Johnson C. Smith is the favorite in the women’s race, with Virginia Union picked second.

Livingstone’s women were picked seventh. Livingstone junior guard Zena Lovette is on the preseason All-CIAA team.

College soccer

Catawba and visiting Queens battled to a 1-1 draw in South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action on Wednesday night at the Frock Soccer Complex.

Philipp Hollenhorst scored for Catawba (1-6-1, 1-2-1 SAC).

Catawba returns to action at home on Saturday against Carson-Newman at 7:30 p.m.


Queens scored the lone goal on a first-half penalty kick to top host Catawba, 1-0, in a South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer match on Wednesday afternoon at the Frock Soccer Complex.

North Hills

The North Hills  varsity volleyball  team won against Carolina Christian 25-16, 24-26, 25-22 and 25-18.

Catherine Johnson had four aces, two blocks and 23 digs. Morgan Humble had 13 kills, three blocks and 17 digs.

Elizabeth Jones had four kills, five blocks and 11 digs.  Elisabeth Houghton had five aces and 16 digs. Lindsey White had 17 digs.

The Lady Eagles also defeated Victory Christian 25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-23.

Johnson 10 Aces, 33 digs

Humble 18 kills, 4 Blocks, 17 digs

Houghton 17 digs

White 15 digs

Colby Edmonds 4 kills 12 digs

The Varsity team will finish out their season next week with games against Hickory Christian and Statesville Christian.



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