Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury soccer hosts Forbush at 6 p.m.

Published 12:53 am Saturday, May 19, 2018

From staff reports

Salisbury’s girls soccer team plays at home tonight at 6 p.m.  in the fourth round of the 2A state playoffs.

The Hornets (24-0) are enjoying the best season in program history and are on the longest playoff run in county history in girls soccer.

The top-seeded Hornets play fourth-seeded Forbush (23-2-1) tonight. Forbush has demolished Wheatmore, West Iredell and Hibriten in the playoffs by a combined 14-0.

Salisbury has won against Patton, South Rowan and Owen in the playoffs, scoring 11 goals while allowing one. That one goal allowed came late against Patton with the match well  in hand.

The only losses for Forbush came in March against East power First Flight (22-2-1) and 4A West Forsyth. Forbush has won seven straight since battling to a scoreless tie with 4A Reagan.

Forbush has ended the playoff runs for two recent Salisbury clubs, beating the 2016 Hornets in the second round, 7-2, and stopping the  2014 Hornets, 6-0, in the third round.


Prep track and field

South Rowan and Salisbury qualifiers will be in action today in Greensboro in the 2A State Championships.

The 3A Championships will be conducted on Sunday.


Prep softball

Alexander Central beat Cox Mill 1-0 in the 3A softball playoffs on Friday.

Third-seeded Alexander Central will host fourth-seeded Carson in the first round of the  best-of-three West regional series.

Prep baseball

All the baseball games set for Friday, with the exception of Carson-Crest, were postponed to today.


Carson camps

Carson summer basketball camp:

  July 9-12, 9-12 (gym opens at 8:30 a.m.) rising kindergarten through 4th grade girls and boys.

• July 9-12, 2-5 p.m. (gym opens at 1:30) rising 5th-8th grade girls.

     Each camp is $50 cash if paid by June 11, the early registration deadline.  The late registration deadline is July 2 and is $60 cash.

Campers will receive a camp T-shirt, and awards will be given to hot-shot and free throw champions.  Concessions will be available daily.

Contact Brooke Stouder at 704-855-7297 or at

West camps

Falcon basketball camp is June 18-20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily.

There’s a second camp from July 9-11. Camp price is $50.  Contact Coach Mike Gurley at 704-798-2074.

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation announced dates for summer  camps.

  Baseball Camp: June 11-15 from 9-12

• Fast-Pitch Softball Camp: June 11-14 from 9-12

• Volleyball Camp June 18-21 from 912

• Football Skills Camp July 9-13  5:30-7

• Wresting Camp Aug. 6-9 from 9-12.

Go to  or call 704-638-5289.   

Sports seminars

  Dynamite Sports is conducting free seminars in the area for student-athletes and parents.

The purpose is to educate athletes and parents on how to navigate the college recruiting process beginning with the ninth grade.

Seminars cover academics, athletics, recruiting rules and restrictions and marketing a student-athlete to college coaches.

Dynamite Sports has held seminars at over 5,000 high schools.

  Monday: NW Cabarrus, 6:30

• Tuesday: Central Cabarrus, 6

• Wednesday: Concord, 6

• Tuesday, May 29: South Rowan, 6:30

• Wednesday, May 30: Hickory Ridge, 6

•Thursday, May 31: West Rowan, 6


Carlos Rodon is scheduled to pitch in Kannapolis today on a rehab assignment.

The Intimidators were washed out Friday.