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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury swimmers strong in CCC Championships

From staff reports

North Davidson’s swimmers swept the Central Carolina Conference Championships on Thursday night at Winston-Salem State.

Salisbury’s boys and girls finished second.

“North Davidson has a few more swimmers than us and they’re level of depth is a little stronger,” Salisbury girls coach Sallie Pittman said.

Salisbury’s Kathryn Morrison won the 100 backstroke and was second in the 100 butterfly. She was out-touched in a tight finish.

Salisbury freshman Katie Knorr won the 200 IM and was second in the 100 backstroke.

Salisbury freshman Emily Knorr won the 500 freestyle and was second in the 200 free.

The Knorrs are twins. Their older brother, Ethan, has been the top boys swimmer in Rowan County for several years. A senior, he won the  200 IM and 500 free on Thursday,

Salisbury’s Roarke Burton won the 50 freestyle and was second in the 100 freestyle.

Salisbury’s girls and boys won the medley relays. Salisbury’s boys also won the 400 free relay.

“We had some great efforts tonight, some best times,” Pittman said.

South Rowan’s Blaise Bumgarner won the 100 backstroke and led South’s boys to a fourth-place finish. He was third in the 100 freestyle.
South’s 200 free relay team took second. Cameron Hurd was second in the 100 breaststroke.


The Rowan County Championships are set for today at the Hurley YMCA at 2:45 p.m.


In Wednesday’s North Piedmont Conference Championships at Hurley YMCA, Carson had the best showing of the Rowan schools.

Carson’s girls finished second to South Iredell.

Olivia Shorter won the 200 IM and 500 freestyle for the Cougars and was the only Rowan winner.

Carson’s Taylor Sever was second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 100 freestyle.

East Rowan’s Brenna Culp was third in the 100 backstroke.


South Iredell won the boys meet, with North Iredell second and Carson third.

Matthew Epley was the only Rowan winner. He took the 200 freestyle race. Epley placed second in the 100 breakstroke.

West Rowan’s Matthew Gouge placed second in the 500 freestyle.

Middle schools

In jayvee action, North Rowan’s girls defeated Erwin,  44-27.

North was led by Brittney Ellis with 21 points and Bailee Goodlett with 15.

Erwin (2-2) was led by Hannah Waddell with seven points and Icesis Nwafor with six.


Knox’s boys won against China Grove, 52-34.

Juke Harris scored 23 to lead the Trojans.

Jalen Chunn and Christopher “CJ” Toomer scored 10 each.

Christian Warriors

The Christian Warriors Travel Basketball Ministry is looking for boys  in grades 2-4 for spring travel basketball.

A free open gym skills workout session will be held this Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at  Grace Academy (6725 NC-152, Rockwell)

For more information on the program, please contact Matt Randolph (470) 313-4278.

Jayvee girls

Carson’s girls won at South Iredell, 42-33, on Wednesday.

Scoring leaders for Carson were Victoria Post with 12 points and Kary Hales with eight.

Jasmine King scored 12 for the Vikings, and  Shania Houser had 10.

Women’s basketball

Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) had 19 points and 15 rebounds for Averett in a win against Methodist on Wednesday.  Ajayi had 10 offensive rebounds.

Area basketball

Cooper Wall hit a 70-footer at the end of the third quarter, the turning point as Davie’s boys rallied to beat Reagan, 58-53. Davie is 4-0 in the CPC.

Michael Walton scored 20 for Davie. Owen McCormack had 12 points and five blocks. Troy Griggs made a huge driving bucket and Walton made two clutch free throws at the end.


North Stanly’s boys beat Albemarle 59-55 on Thursday at Pfeiffer to take control of the YVC race.

Carson Lowder scored 17, Bryson Childress had 15 and Jason Doerr 10 for the Comets.

Noble Washington led the Bulldogs with 24.


Ahmod Hester scored 24 points to lead A.L. Brown to a 68-55 SPC win against Robinson on Thursday.


Robinson’s girls beat A.L. Brown, 57-32. Akeena Maxwell scored 10 to lead the Wonders. Jakiah Misenheimer scored 16 for the Bulldogs.



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