Area Sports Briefs: Lyerly even after first round of U.S. Amateur golf

Published 12:44 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018

From staff reports

Nick Lyerly, 19, had an impressive first day on Monday in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament.

Playing the Pebble Beach course, Lyerly shot even-par 71, with three birdies and three bogeys.

An East Rowan graduate and UNC Greensboro sophomore, Lyerly birdied 3,4 and 18. He’s tied for 28th.

Lyerly will tee off today at 11:43 a.m. (Eastern time) on  No. 10 at Spyglass Hill.

The top 64 after two rounds of stroke play advance to match play.


East Carolina golfers Logan Shuping (East Rowan) and Blake Taylor lost 1-up in the Round of 16 in the 67th Carolinas Four-Ball Championship  heldin Camden, S.C.

Shuping and Taylor teamed for round of 66 and 67 in stroke play to qualify for match play.

Prep boys soccer

Salisbury’s boys opened the soccer season with a 7-2 non-conference win against East Rowan on Monday at Ludwig Stadium.

  Salisbury led 3-0 at halftime and  was up 5-0 in the second half before East Rowan got on the board.

Salisbury got goals from seven different players.

SHS got on the board when junior Hugo Trujillo orchestrated a give-and-go with Juan Salazar to record the first goal of the season and the first of his career.

Luke Holland, Salazar, Eriq Argrett,  Angel Quintero, Josh Faulkner and Axel Alejo also filled the scorebook for the Hornets.

It was the first career goal for Alejo, a sophomore, and the first since his freshman campaign for  Faulkner, a senior goalkeeper.

SHS got assists from Jack Fisher (3), David Holden, Shawn Henderson and Arrawn Yang.

Salisbury got excellent play from Fisher, Holden,  and senior Bryan Cortez Garcia.

Alex Kalogeromitros scored for East and also assisted on a goal by Landon Ketchie.

Next up for the Hornets is another county rival, West Rowan. That game is tonight at SHS at 6 p.m.


South Rowan took a 2-0 halftime lead and won against Carson, 3-1, on Monday.

Eber Tapia scored two goals for South, while Logan Carter had one.

Tony Zempoaltecatl, and Dalton Baxter had assists.

Prep volleyball

West Rowan won against Northwest Cabarrus, 25-3, 24-4 and 25-13 on Monday in a non-conference match to open the season.

Allison Ennis had 11 aces and served for 26 points.

Tori Hester (7), Emma Gusler (6), KK Dowling (6) and Carly Stiller (5) led the Falcons in kills.

Hester and Kelcie Love had three blocks assists each.


Anna Rymer had 18 assists and 16 digs for South Rowan in a 25-10, 23-25, 25-7 and 25-20  non-conference win on Monday at East Rowan.

Kira Rymer had 14 kills and 20 assists for South. Payton Black had 27 digs. Janiya Downs had 12 kills.


A.L. Brown lost to Mount Pleasant, 25-11, 25-14 and 25-11 in a non-conference season opener on Monday.

Jayvee volleyball

South Rowan won the jayvee match with East Rowan 25-13 and 25-13.

Kendall Walter had three kills, and Zoie Miller had four digs for the Raiders.

Prep girls tennis

South Rowan (1-0) won against East Davidson, 8-1, in a Central Carolina Conference match on Monday.


Salisbury opened CCC play with a 9-0 romp against Thomasville on Monday.

Salisbury’s top six includes three freshmen, two sophomores and senior Skye Mowery.

Monday winners were Emma Nianouris, Meredith Burton, Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion,  Mowery and Sophie Chmiel.

Prep wrestling

Mooresville’s Ben Watson was named  North Carolina Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

College baseball

Austin Love (West Rowan) was 3-1 with two saves and 36 strikeouts this summer for the Baltimore Redbirds in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.

The 6-foot-3 Love’s ERA was 1.74.

He helped the Redbirds win the league championship and made the all-star team.

He’ll be a redshirt freshman on the UNC squad in 2019.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kyle Isbel homered and had three hits, driving in two, and Yefri Del Rosario tossed six scoreless innings as the Lexington Legends topped the Kannapolis Intimidators 3-1 on Monday. The Legends swept the four-game series with the win.

  Tyler Frost hit an RBI single, bringing home Ramon Beltre for the Kannapolis run in the eighth.

With the win, Lexington improved to 6-1 against Kannapolis this season.

Basketball league

Defenders Sports Academy is partnering with Clint Mauldin to offer a fall basketball league for boys and girls, grades 3-12.

The cost is $50 per player, with a sibling discount.

The cost for entering a team is $300.

Registration starts Sept. 1. Register online at

Skills day and coaches clinic is set for Sept. 1.

Practices are Sept. 3-14. Games are Sept. 15-Nov. 3.

Games will be played at Defenders Sports Academy in Cleveland.

Call  704-278-7053 for information.