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Area Sports Briefs: Volleyball season ends for Cougars

From staff reports

Carson’s volleyball team lost at Marvin Ridge 25-17, 25-17 and 25-12 on Thursday in the third round of the 3A state playoffs.

Sophie Andrews had four kills and seven blocks for the 10th-seeded Cougars.

Mallory Weast had nine kills and two blocks. Lindsay Elmore had seven kills and three blocks.

Grace Thomas had 20 assists and two kills. Jaden Vaughn had two kills and four blocks. Katie Blackwell had two aces. Taylor Harwood had a serve-receive.

It was the last match for seniors Elmore, Andrews and Harwood. Carson finished 23-5.

No. 2 seed Marvin Ridge (27-1) will host T.C. Roberson in the fourth round.

No. 4 seed Cox Mill advanced with a 25-12, 25-12 and 25-16 win against Watauga.

Top-seeded North Iredell advanced with a 25-21, 25-9 and 25-14 win against West Henderson. North Iredell will host Cox Mill next.


In 4A, eighth-seeded Davie County lost at top-seeded Reagan  21-25,  25-17, 23-25, 25-16 and 15-8.

Reagan will host Hickory Ridge next. Hickory Ridge won against Providence, 3-1.

Prep soccer

Jose Guerrero had four goals for West Rowan in a 5-3 win against Carson on Thursday to finish the season.

Alex Erazo also scored for the Falcons.  Cristyan Cabrera  and Esteban Trujillo had assists.


East Rowan lost to Statesville, 8-0, to end the season for the Mustangs.

College golf

George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury), who tied for second in this week’s ODU/OBX Intercollegiate has been named Atlantic 10 golfer of the week twice this season and four times in his career.

Edwards made 15 birdies in the tournament.

The two-time A-10 All-Conference selection leads George Mason with 45 birdies this season for a 3.75 average per round.

This marked his fourth career finish in the top three and 10th in the top 10. Three of those top 10 finishes have come in the last five weeks.


UNC Pembroke’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan)  shot 80-77 — 157 in the Flagler Fall Slam and helped the Braves finish 11th in their last event of the fall.


CHAPEL HILL— Shannon Sefton from Panther Creek High  and Richard Lopez-Hernandez from Franklinton are the NCHSAA Performers of the Week.

Sefton, a junior on the  cross country squad, won the Tri-6 4A Conference Championship and was named the league’s runner of the year.  She posted a time of 18:21.23.

  Lopez-Hernandez, a senior on the  Rams  soccer team, was a star all over the field.

In a 2-1 victory over Hunt, he scored by bending a corner kick straight into the goal and assisted on the game-winner. He tacked on two more goals and four assists in a 9-0 win over Falls Lake Academy the next day.

On the third straight game day, he helped tie 1-all with an amazing corner kick. In the final seconds of the second overtime period, he stepped into the goalie position   to block what would have been the game-winning PK for Southern Nash.

College volleyball

Lynsey Corriher (South Rowan) had eight kills for Averett in a sweep of Greensboro on Wednesday.


Hannah Elmore  (Carson) had 19 kills in Brevard’s 3-1 win against Agnes Scott.

Prep tennis

Play in the individual state championships starts today.

In Cary, Salisbury will have Bethanie Stauffer competing in singles, and the doubles teams of Emma Nianouris/Lillian Rusher and Maria Capito/Julia Honeycutt will be in action.

Legion softball

American Legion Softball will be an officially sanctioned  sport  next summer in North Carolina.

Jayvee football

Carson built a 21-0 lead and won against West Rowan, 28-14, on Thursday.

Evan Johnston had rushing and receiving touchdowns for the Cougars.

Alex London threw TD passes to Johnston (13 yards) and Jake Harris (24 yards). Cameron “CP” Pyle had a 24-yard rushing TD.

Andrew Beaver kicked four PATs.

Andrew Rollins recovered a fumble.Jacob Bias and Rhyan Johnson were defensive standouts.  Robert Barringer led the OL blocking.

Dylan Sigmon and Daniel Sell scored touchdowns for the Falcons.

Carson went 4-0 in county games. The Cougars didn’t play Salisbury.


South Rowan had an exciting, 28-26, win against Central Davidson, scoring with 40 seconds left.

Quarterback Drew Huffman scored the tying TD on a faked reverse and he scrambled for the winning 2-point conversion.

Huffman threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Deal.

Brayden Garrett had a 5-yard scoring run. Spencer Balentine scored on defense on a strip and fumble recovery in the end zone.

Colby Renken had an interception to seal South’s first win.


East Forsyth won against Davie County, 43-19.

Nate Hampton threw TD passes to Kristian Lyons and Alex Ratledge.

Lyons also had a rushing score.


North Davidson 35, Salisbury 12

Statesville 56, East Rowan 6

A.L. Brown 41, Robinson 20

Ledford 52, East Davidson 42

Lexington 28, West Davidson 20

Oak Grove 24, Thomasville 0



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