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Area Sports Briefs: South’s Lambert is regional wrestling champ

From staff reports

South Rowan wrestler Logan Lambert won the 2A Midwest Regional that was contested on Friday and Saturday at Mount Pleasant.

Lambert (37-1) was 4-0 in the event at 132 pounds.

He won by technical fall in the final against Mount Pleasant’s Dalton Miller.

Lambert won two matches by pin and one by decision to reach the final.

Top-four finishers in the regionals advanced to state competition in Greensboro that will be held Thursday through Saturday.

South also qualified Mohammed Dolley, who was regional runner-up at 195.

Salisbury qualified  Timmy Boyd (132) and Kevion Chunn (195) for the state event. Both finished fourth in the regional.

Mount Pleasant won the regional. South placed 10th, while Salisbury was 14th.


In the 1A West Regional at Avery County, North Rowan’s Darren Williams placed third at 220 pounds to qualify for the state tournament.

Robbinsville won the regional. North Rowan placed 12th.


In the 3A Midwest Regional at Eden Morehead, East Rowan’s Nate Burrage was runner-up at 106 pounds.

East also qualified 152-pounder Stephen Deutsch for the state event. He took third in the regional.

Carson’s Josh Vega was runner-up at 120 pounds to qualify for the state event.

West Rowan’s Baiden Suddarth lost an early match but came a long way back to finish third at 195.

A.L. Brown qualified Mason Igram. He was  fourth at 182.

Piedmont won the regional. West Rowan was 11th, East Rowan was 13th, and Carson was 16th.


In the 4A Midwest Regional at Glenn, Davie was regional champ and qualified a host of wrestlers for the state tournament.

Prep basketball

North Rowan’s boys scored 28 points in the final quarter and  rallied to win at Uwharrie Charter on Friday, 68-61, in the final game of the regular season.

Uwharrie came out hot and made five 3-pointers in the first quarter. The Eagles led 44-33 at halftime and took a 52-40 lead to the fourth quarter.

North got 18 points from Brevin Goodlett, 11 each from Quintous Smith and David Broaddus, 10 from Derrick Page and eight each from Dayjuwon Cooke and Xzavier Davis.  Broaddus scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter.

Garrett McCollum made five 3-pointers and scored 19 for the Eagles. Khadafi Ratliff had 17.

North (14-8, 13-3) tied for second with Albemarle in the Yadkin Valley Conference and  will be seeded No. 2 for the  conference tournament.

Uwharrie (12-10, 9-7) tied for fourth.

North will play at home in the first round. The semifinals and championships will be contested at Pfeiffer.

NORTH (68) — Goodlett 18, Broaddus 11, Smith 11, Page 10, Cooke 8, Davis 8, Clement 2, Stoner, Colson, Goodes.

UWHARRIE (61) — McCollum 19, Ratliff 17, McIntosh 11, Little 5, Brady 5, Waldrup 4.

N. Rowan    17  16  7 28  — 68

Uwharrie    23   21  9  8  — 61


North’s girls won at Uwharrie Charter, although the score wasn’t available.

Bea Connor (15  points), Natavia Taborn (10), Makiya McDaniel (9) and Aubree Cain (5) led the Cavaliers.


Caleb Mauldin scored 15 points to lead West Rowan’s boys in Thursday’s 60-42 loss to Statesville.

Martavio Rankin scored 10 for the Falcons, while Jay Joseph scored nine.


Concord’s girls beat A.L. Brown, 58-42, in South Piedmont Conference play on Saturday.

Janazi Chambers had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Spiders.

A.L. Brown finished the regular season 4-17 and 1-9 in the league.

Prep track

In Saturday’s 3A indoor track state championships in Winston-Salem, Carson wheelchair athlete William Fuller was  the state champion in the 55 meters and also took second in the shot put.

• Carson’s Mikaila Gadson had two third places. She ran 41.27 seconds in the 300 and 1:18.19 in the 500.

• East Rowan’s Sean Incardona placed seventh in the 1000 meters in 2:39.42.

• West Rowan’s Jalen Houston was clocked at 7.71 in the 55 meter hurdles and took third place.

• A.L. Brown’s Brandon Hernandez turned in an indoor PR in the 1600 with a clocking of 4:18.12 and placed third.

Hernandez also was fourth in the 3200 in 9:38.83.

• A.L. Brown’s Jalen Neal took sixth in the 300 meters in 35.99 seconds.

Catawba baseball

Freshman Joe Butts drove in five runs as Catawba’s baseball team beat Palm Beach Atlantic at Newman Park, 6-5, and won for the first time this season.

Butts and Jackson Raper homered for the Indians (1-7), who built a 6-1 lead and then held  on.

Michael Elwell  turned in a good start, working five innings for the win, and D.J. Laxton went the last four innings for a save.

Catawba had 13 hits.

Jacob Nester had three, while Butts, Raper, Chance Bowden and Luke Setzer had two each.

Catawba hoops

Catawba’s men’s basketball team won easily at Bluefield State, 77-55, on Saturday.

Malik Constantine sat out with an ankle injury, but  Catawba (9-13) was able to play everyone and everyone scored.

Jerrin Morrison led the Indians with 19 points.

Jeremy McLaughlin scored nine. Freshman Henderson Lentz (North Rowan) scored six for the Indians.

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls won against Immaculate Heart of Mary, 20-16.

Izzy Banish led the Dolphins with 15 points.


Kaiden Dulkoski scored seven points in a loss by the Sacred Heart boys to Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Sacred Heart’s varsity girls rolled against Immaculate Heart of Mary, 50-32.

Rachel McCullough scored 28 points, and Sutton Webb had 18.


Jalon Walker scored 31 points, but Sacred Heart’s varsity boys still fell to Immaculate Heart of Mary, 55-51.

Walker’s career high is 38.

Nick Antosek had 11 points.


Sacred Heart’s varsity girls defeated Our Lady of Grace, 44-35.  McCullough led with 19 points, and Webb had 17.


Sacred Heart’s varsity boys defeated Our Lady of Grace, 62-31.

Walker led with 25 points.  Antosek had 13.  Will Koontz and Kevin Nguyen scored six each.


Sacred Heart’s girls won against North Hills, 52-18.

McCullough led with 30 and 18 rebounds.  Webb had nine points.


Sacred Heart’s boys won against North Hills, 61-32.

  Walker had 31 points and 20 rebounds. Ben Childress and Antosek scored nine apiece.

Pfeiffer women

Pfeiffer women’s basketball team improved to 17-3 with a huge second half and a 101-60 victory at Mary Baldwin (2-22).

The Falcons exploded for a program-best 66 points in the second half en route to their highest scoring game since dropping 111 on Converse in 2013.

Pfeiffer  broke the record for most shot attempts in a game with 100.




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