Area Sports Briefs: Sherrills performing well in Europe
From staff reports
Former West Rowan basketball standouts K.J. Sherrill and Keshun Sherrill are thriving in pro action in Europe.
Keshun, the younger of the brothers, had 23 points, five assists and three steals in his most recent outing. He’s averaging 20.5 points for the Den Bosch New Heroes in the Netherlands.
K.J. is averaging 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds after seven games for his team in Bonn, Germany.
Both brothers finished their college careers at Augusta.
Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) made three tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Freshman Wesley Porter (E. Rowan) made 10 tackles for Sewanee on Saturday in a 27-21 loss to Trinity (Texas).
Alexis Archie (North Rowan) threw a touchdown pass for Feather River in Saturday’s 43-42 loss to Sierra in the California junior college ranks. Archie was 2-for-2 passing for 19 yards.
He also rushed five times for 32 yards.
Freshman Kortez Weeks (West Rowan) has 29 catches for 294 yards and two touchdowns.
Weeks caught his second TD pass, a 23-yard play, in Saturday’s 35-34 win against Rhode Island.
Donnell “DJ” Alexander (Salisbury) made six tackles for N.C. Wesleyan in Saturday’s 21-15 win against Averett.
Prep girls golf
The NCHSAA golf championships will be held today and Tuesday.
East Rowan’s Camryn Corriher and Carmen Fraley qualified for the 3A Championships at Foxfire Resort. Corriher will tee off on the Red Fox Course today at 10:15, with Fraley starting at 10:24. Both Mustangs start on No.1.
In the 1A/2A Championships at Longleaf, Gray Stone’s Lauren Denhard will tee of at 9:20 on No. 10, with teammate Annika Kuleba starting at 9:30.
In the 4A Championships at Pinehurst No. 1, Davie County qualifier Brookelynn Sornig starts today at 11:27 a.m.
Prep girls tennis
In the dual team state playoffs, Salisbury and Carson will be in second-round action on Tuesday. The Hornets will host East Montgomery, while Carson travels to Concord.
Five Hornets also qualified for the 2A state individual tournament this weekend in Cary.
Three Rowan schools won first-round matches in the volleyball playoffs on Saturday.
South Rowan is at top-seeded West Iredell on Tuesday in the 2A playoffs.
West Rowan plays at top-seeded North Iredell on Tuesday in the 3A playoffs. West (20-6) has lost three times to North Iredell. Carson has a home match on Tuesday and will be taking on North Buncombe.
Prep boys soccer
The final week of the regular season starts tonight. West Rowan’s Senior Night will be against Carson. Salisbury is at home against North Davidson. East Rowan has its final home match against Statesville. South Rowan is at Central Davidson.
Prep cross country
Cross country regional competition is set for this Saturday. The 2A Midwest Regional is in Kernersville, while the 3A Midwest Regional is at McAlpine in Charlotte.
Catawba lost 3-1 at Mars Hill on Friday. Morgan Hester (Carson) had 16 assists and 15 digs.
Catawba was swept by Tusculum on Saturday.
Kimberly Hurtado had seven kills. Macy Eidenberger had six kills and 12 digs. Hester had eight assists and seven digs.
College cross country
Catawba’s Hannah Mercer ran to second team All-South Atlantic Conference honors on Saturday at Southside Park in the SAC Championships. She finished 11th and helped Catawba’s women finish fourth.
SALISBURY, N.C. — Visiting UNC Wilmington topped Catawba in men’s and women’s swimming action on Friday afternoon at Johnson Pool. The UNCW women recorded a 172-81 victory, while the men claimed a win, 164-91.
The Catawba men swam to three individual wins during the meet. Aly Helal took first in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.03, winning by a full second. Joao Barreto won a close race in the 50 free as he touched at 21.89 to win by a tenth of second. Federico Borrego was able to cruise to a victory in the 200 breast as his time of 2:09.57 was 10 seconds faster than teammate Lukas Helbing.
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