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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury soccer finishes regular season with shutout

From staff reports

Salisbury’s soccer team concluded the regular season with a 4-0 Central Carolina Conference victory at South Rowan on Wednesday.

Salisbury got two goals from Tony Figueroa (one night removed from being unable to play due to injury) and one  each from Luke Holland and Danny Tinajero.  It was Tinajero’s first goal of the season.

Jack Fisher had all three assists recorded by the Hornets.

The defense of Tinajero, Fisher, Pedro Cruz, Will Austin  and keeper Josh Faulkner combined for the shutout in goal.

Salisbury got excellent play from Greg Beltran.

SHS finishes 13-6-2 overall and 12-5-1 in the CCC after a 1-5-1 start.

Next up is the waiting game for Salisbury. Playoff brackets will be released on Monday.

Salisbury finished fourth (the top three get automatic berths) in the CCC but is certain to be a wild-card team in the playoff bracket. That means the Hornets will be on the road in the first round.

Unofficial brackets project Salisbury as the No. 21 seed.


Kenneth Ortiz scored for West Rowan in an 8-1 North Piedmont Conference loss to Statesville on  Wednesday.

Prep volleyball

Carson (23-4) is at Marvin Ridge (26-1) at 6 p.m. tonight in the third round of the 3A state playoffs.

Carson is ranked fourth in the state by MaxPreps, while Marvin is ranked second.

Davie County (23-4) is at Reagan (26-1) in the third round of the 4A playoffs. That match starts at 6:30 p.m.

Davie is ranked 10th in the state, while Reagan is fifth.

North Iredell (24-2) is the state’s top-ranked team and the No. 1 seed and hosts West Henderson (23-5) tonight in the 3A playoffs.  West Henderson is ranked seventh.

Cox Mill (26-7) is ranked  11th and will take on 19th-ranked Watauga (22-2) in the 3A playoffs tonight. Cox Mill swept Alexander Central on Wednesday.


Prep golf

Carson sophomore Sophia Brown shot 104-100 in the 3A State Championships at Foxfire and tied for 61st.


Cannon School’s girls won the NCISAA state championship.

The Cougars won  the two-round event by 19 strokes over Ravenscroft.

Muskan Uppal led the Cougars with a score of 146 and was followed by Sophie Holland (150) and Amanda Sambach (150).

Prep running

Cross country runners Lani Isley (Carson) and Cameron Mullinax (Mount Pleasant)   competed in the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon (13.1 miles) over the weekend and finished first and second respectively in their age groups.

College football

Freshman lineman Steven Thurston (North Rowan) was named Catawba’s developmental team defensive player of the week, while QB Ken Avent III was named offensive player of the week.


Catawba kicker Lee Brackman was named South Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

Brackman, a sophomore from Athens, Ga., accounted for 16 points, booting four field goals and four extra points, in a 40-13 win over Tusculum.

  He connected on field goals of 37, 28, 23 and 35 yards. He averaged 64.8 yards on nine kickoffs with a pair of touchbacks to go along with an assist  on a tackle.

Limestone quarterback DJ Phillips is the Offensive Player of the Week, while  Limestone linebacker Joey Felder was named Defensive Player of the Week.


Mid. school football

Erwin Middle School defeated Southeast, 28-6.

Dominic Dale scored four touchdowns and added a PAT for the Eagles. Darren Jennings caught a pass for a PAT.

Local golf

In a Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association Play Day,

The format was Stableford. Kristi Laton wasfirst in the First Flight, while Susan Houston took second.

Monica Green finished first in the Second Flight, while Mary Seaford was second.

Parks and Rec

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is extending registration through Oct. 28 for its boys youth basketball league for ages 7-15.

Cost is $30 per participant.  Register at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.


Salisbury Parks and Recreation will hold an officials clinic   Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. at Hall Gym for anyone interested in officiating in the youth basketball league.

Call 704-638-5289.

for further information.


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