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Area Sports Briefs: South rallies to win CCC soccer match

From staff reports

There aren’t any easy nights in Central Carolina Conference soccer.

South Rowan  rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit and battled for a 2-1 win against last-place Oak Grove on Monday in Midway. Eber Tapia had a goal for the Raiders and assisted on a goal by Miguel Bernal. German Delgado assisted  ton Tapia’s 13th goal of the season.

Parker Anderson make five saves for the Raiders.

South (4-12-1, 4-9 CCC) hosts West Davidson on Wednesday.


Statesville rolled to an 8-0 win against West Rowan to stay on top in the North Piedmont Conference.

East Rowan lost to North Iredell, 4-2. Landon Ketchie and William Garland scored goals for East. It was the first career goal for Garland.


Salisbury soccer’s unbeaten streak was snapped by a 2-0 loss to CCC leader  Central Davidson on Monday.

Central Davidson scored twice (in a span of eight minutes) in the first half.

“We battled throughout, but we couldn’t find the back of the net,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said.

Parrish lauded the play of   Pedro Cruz, Jack Fisher and Will Austin.

Salisbury is at Oak Grove at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Prep football

No Rowan players were named to the Shrine Bowl squad that was announced Sunday.

Cabarrus players named were Concord defensive lineman Rick Standidge, Concord offensive lineman Isaac Cochran and Hickory Ridge receiver Jarrett Garner, a Duke commit.

The only CCC player named was Chris Dunn, the North Davidson kicker who is committed to N.C. State.

The lone NPC player named was South Iredell’s Chandler Medeiros, a 250-pound defensive end who has committed to East Carolina. Medeiros had 2 1/2 sacks against Statesville last Friday.

Other notable picks included  West Forsyth linebacker K.J. Henry, the son of former Catawba player and coach Keith Henry, and Shelby linebacker Dax Hollified, the son of former A.L. Brown assistant coach Aubrey Hollified.

The Shrine Bowl  in Spartanburg, S.C., pits the top seniors from North Carolina against their South Carolina counterparts and is the longest standing all-star game in America.


Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy’s boys  cross country team won a three-team meet against Sacred Heart and Erwin Middle School.

The Jaguars won with a team score of 19.  Pacing the Jaguars was Christopher Portillo, the winner in 12:50.

Also, placing for the Jaguars were Wyatt Goodnight (5th), Jacob Mills (6th) and Ethan Ott (7th).


The Salisbury Academy girls cross country team competed in a three-team meet  at Sacred Heart.

Pacing the Jaguars was Miles Abramson (6th)  in a time of 16:10. Also scoring for the Jaguars were Kari Downs (7th), Millie Wymbs (9th) and Cora Wymbs (14th).


The Salisbury Academy girls tennis team defeated South Davie, 9-0.

Winning in singles were Margaret Thurman, Sydney Hlavacek, Madelyne Lawrence, Lucy Barr, Ellison Frick and Emily Frick.

Ellison Frick/Thurman, Hlavacek/Barr and Emily Frick/Abbey Lawson won in doubles.

Hurley YMCA

The J.F. Hurley YMCA is taking registrations for Little Shooters Basketball and girls basketball (grades 2-8) through Nov. 5.

  Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.

Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

College golf

   Catawba’s men’s golf team is tied for fourth  at the  South/Southeast Super Regional Preview  Golf Tournament after Monday’s opening round at Rock Barn  in Conover.

Wes Cline shot even-par 72 to lead the indians.


  Lenoir-Rhyne shot  295 to take a five-shot lead after the first round of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational Women’s Golf Tournament  at the  Country Club of Salisbury.  Catawba stands   ninth with a 314 score.

  Catawba was led by Victoria Hedrick’s 75.

College football

Newberry wideout Markell Castle, Carson-Newman defensive back Desmond Fairell and Newberry   kicker Shea Rodgers  are the SAC players of the week.


Wingate moved up to No. 24 in the Division II rankings.


North Carolina A&T stayed in first place in the BOXTOROW HBCU media and coaches polls,  with Grambling second and N.C. Central third.


College volleyball

Makala Lytton (North Rowan) had two aces and 16 digs as  Winston-Salem State beat J.C. Smith on Monday.



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