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Area Sports Briefs: East’s Corriher shoots 88 in 3A state golf

From staff reports

Opening rounds of the two-day  NCHSAA girls golf state championships were played on Monday.

At Foxfire  Resort, East Rowan’s Camryn Corriher shot 41-47 — 88 in the first round of the 3A Championships. She’s tied for 22nd.

East’s Carmen Fraley shot 49-51 — 100 and is tied for 56th in the field of 78.

Rockingham County shot 11-over 227 to lead the team scores. Northern Guilford is 22 shots back, while Cox Mill (262) is in  third place.

Rockingham’s Hailey Joy is the individual leader. She shot 69.

The second round is  set for today.


In the 1A/2A Championships at Longleaf Golf & Country Club,  Gray Stone’s Lauren Denhard shot 88 and is tied for 15th. Gray Stone’s Annika Kuleba shot 91 and is 21st in a 78-player field.

Currituck County shot 273 to lead the team scores. Mount Airy is 14 shots back. West Davidson is third at 292.

Olivia Sharpe’s 86 paced the West Davidson team. She’s tied for 11th.

Katherine Schuster of First Flight shot 70 for the first-round lead.


In the 4A Championships at Pinehurst No. 1, Davie County’s Brookelynne Sornig shot 95 and is tied for 67th.

Raleigh Athens Drive’s Jennifer Chang shot 3-under 69 for the first-round lead.

Cardinal Gibbons shot 228 to lead the team scoring, with Pinecrest five shots back. Athens Drive (246) is third.

Prep tennis

Salisbury (20-1) is scheduled to play at home this afternoon against East Montgomery  in the second round of the 2A dual team state playoffs.


Carson (13-2) is scheduled to play a 3A second-round match at Concord today.


Davie County junior Laura Becker won the 4A Midwest Regional  singles championship for the third year in row.

Becker is 23-0 this season and 66-6 in her career.

Becker will play Ardrey Kell’s  Avanthi Puvvala  on Friday in the first round of the individual state tournament in Raleigh.


In Cary on Friday, Salisbury’s Bethanie Stauffer will play against Maiden’s Zoe Huffman in the first round of the 2A individual state championships.

Salisbury’s Emma Nianouris/Lillian Rusher doubles team will take on Lake Norman Charter’s Lauren Bush/Annie Thomas in the first round.

Salisbury’s team of Maria Capito/Julia Honeycutt will take on Owen’s Jaiden Tweed/Ashley Valencia in the first round.


In the 3A individual state tournament in Burlington, Concord’s Maya Haynes/Molly Handler will take on  Asheville’s Isabelle Theodossiou/Mary Victoria Young in a first-round doubles match.

Concord’s Kate Earnhardt will  play Crest’s Maranda Adair in a first-round singles match.

Cox Mill’s Hannah Jieng will play against Hickory’s Destyne Wimbush.

Charlotte Catholic’s Rose Kenny, who eliminated West Rowan’s Payton Holt in a regional match, will be taking on T.C. Roberson’s Ava Manley.

Holt wasn’t one of the four seeds for the regional despite going undefeated in the North Piedmont Conference and posting an 11-1  regular-season singles record — with the loss to Davie’s undefeated Becker.

Holt drew Kenny, the region’s No. 1 seed,  and lost.

South Iredell’s doubles team of Stephanie Mattei/Emily Mattei made it to the state event.  They’re matched up with Kings Mountain’s Madelynn Frye/Natalie Lutz in the first round.

Prep volleyball

Carson (22-4) is home at 6 p.m. tonight against North Buncombe (12-12) in the second round of the 3A state playoffs.

Mallory Weast has 322 kills for the Cougars, while Lindsay Elmore has 275 and Jaden Vaughn 164.

Vaughn leads the 10th-seeded Cougars in aces with 54.

Elmore has 48 solo blocks and 56 block assists. Sophie Andrews has 27 solo blocks and 42 block assists.

Kary Hales has 540 digs, while Weast has 299,  Grace Thomas 296, Vaughn 281 and Katie Blackwell 241.

Thomas has 705 assists. Hales leads in serves received with 521.


South Rowan (19-7) plays at top-seeded West Iredell (23-3) at 6 p.m. in a second-round 2A matchup.

Janiya Downs has 366 kills for the Raiders, while Kira Rymer has 337.

Rymer has 75 aces, while Anna Blume has 57.

Downs has 29 solo blocks. Rymer has 28 solo blocks and 20 block assists.

Jenna Strickland has 412 digs. Rymer has 287, while Downs has 225.

Michaela Hallman has 579 assists.


West Rowan (20-6) is at No. 1 seed North Iredell (23-2) in a second-round 3A matchup.

Complete West stats aren’t available, but Tori Hester has more than 300 kills.

Other leaders in kills are Braelyn Faust and Maddison Myers.

Ava Link leads the team in assists.

Faust, Hester and Myers are the leaders in blocks. Kaylin Dowling leads in aces.

Hester and Hannah Pratt lead in digs and receiving serve.

College volleyball

Averett senior Lynsey Corriher (South Rowan) had 16 kills, seven digs and four blocks in a 3-2 win against Meredith.


Brevard senior Hannah Elmore (Carson)  had a big day Saturday with 40 kills in two matches, including 28 against Maryville.

She tied the school record for kills in  a match (since Brevard became an NCAA school) and broke the school mark for a match that went four sets.


Winston-Salem State’s Makala Lytton (North Rowan) had 10 digs as the Rams swept St. Augustine’s on Monday.

College golf

UNC Pembroke’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 8-over 80 in the first round of the Flagler Fall Slam on Monday.


George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 67-70 in the first two rounds of the  ODU/OBX Intercollegiate and is tied for fifth.

The final round is today.

College football

Appalachian State senior quarterback Taylor Lamb was named Sun Belt Conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his record-setting performance in a 37-29 victory against Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

Lamb threw for a career-high 427 yards, the second-highest total in ASU single-game history, and had two touchdown passes to increase his career total to a school-record 76.


Grambling’s impressive win vs. Alcorn State combined with North Carolina A&T’s  struggle past Bethune-Cookman swayed some voters in this week’s BOXTOROW HBCU poll, but NC A&T is still No. 1 in the coaches and media polls.


Undefeated Wingate is No.1 in the first official D-II Southeast Region poll of the season. Catawba is seventh.  West Alabama is No. 2.  Undefeated Virginia State is third. Bowie State is No. 4. Delta State is No.5. West Georgia is No. 6.

Local golf

Tommy Morton made a hole-in-one from the gold tees on No. 7 at Rolling Hills.


David Godwin made a hole-in-one from the white tees at Rolling Hills on No. 10. He used a 7-iron. Tim Hartzoge witnessed the feat.


The McCanless Couples played a Captains Choice o on Sunday.

The first-place team was Ralph & Pam Carver and Gene & Mary Seaford.

The second-place team was Walt Kincaid, Harry Owen, Jan Godwin and Terrol Kendall.

Azalee story won closest to the pin. Harry Owen won longest putt.


There also was a terrific turnout for an end-of-the-season  tournament. Ricky & Treva Honeycutt took first place.  Susan Houston and Kendall took second.

Houston and Kincaid won closest to the pin. Owen and Bev Cobb won longest putt.



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