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Area Sports Briefs: Carson, West get volleyball wins

From staff reports

Carson’s volleyball team swept South Rowan in Landis on Thursday.

The Cougars (2-0) won 27-25, 25-17 and 25-11. Kary Hales had 20 digs. Jaden Vaughn had seven digs and 10 kills. Katie Blackwell had 14 digs. Mallory Weast had 13 kills.

For the Raiders (2-1), Janiya Downs had nine kills. Payton Black had nine digs. Kira Rymer had nine assists.


West Rowan won again on Thursday, beating Alexander Central, 25-13, 25-10 and 25-19 to finish a 3-0 opening week.

KK Dowling had seven kills, 12 digs and 10 aces. Tori Hester had 11 kills and 11 digs. Ava Link had 20 assists and seven digs. Hannah Pratt had five aces, while Kelcie Love had five kills.


Baleigh Hill had 20 digs and Olivia Wright had 10 kills in East Rowan’s opening loss to South Rowan.

Jayvee volleyball

Carson won against South Rowan on Thursday, 25-12 and 25-8.

Jill Dunn had three aces and five digs for the Cougars (2-0). Tate Barger had eight assists. Alayna Slusser had three aces and five kills.

Zoe Miller and Kali Nelson had seven digs each for the Raiders (2-1).

Prep baseball

Holden Lanier (North Rowan) has signed with Brevard.

Jayvee football

Salisbury rolled against North Rowan, 30-0, in Spencer, on Thursday.

Marcus Cook scored two touchdowns for the Hornets, while Reed Fugle and Christian Morgan had one each.

Nick Hall, Daquan Thompson and Kilighia Ellis were defensive standouts for Salisbury. Fugle and Jackson Murphy recovered fumbles.


Carson beat South Rowan, 34-13, in China Grove on Thursday.

Carson’s Javon Smith scored on a 3-yard run and caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Alex London.

London also had a 3-yard scoring run. A.J. Merriman had a 2-yard TD run, and Hunter Burris threw an 11-yard TD pass to Ryan Rayfield. Andrew Beaver kicked four PATs.

Defensive leaders for Carson were Aaron Bradshaw (interception) and Ben Blumenthal (fumble recovery). Arturo Avalos and Andrew Rollins had tackles for loss.

Nathan Chrismon and Gabe Posey had TDs for the Raiders.


Page beat Davie County, 19-14, in Mocksville.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s girls won, 6-3, in a tough, non-conference match against Newton Fred T. Foard on Thursday.

The Hornets (3-0) got singles wins from Meredith Burton, Abby Campion, Skye Mowery and Sophie Chmiel.

Mowery had to come back  after dropping the first set.

The Hornets won at No. 2 doubles (Mowery/Margaret Thurman) and No. 3 doubles (Campion.Chmiel).

Prep soccer

West Rowan battled to a 1-all tie with Robinson in non-conference soccer on Thursday.

Jose Guerrero scored on an assist from Jairo Lopez at the 25-minute mark in the first half.

West had 21 shots in the match but couldn’t find the back of the net again.

Robinson got the equalizer with less than two minutes remaining in the match. West got four saves from Diego Menendez.

West (0-1-1) plays Tuesday at Northwest Cabarrus.

Local golf

Salisbury’s Charlie Barr  tied for seventh in the  AJGA Junior All-Star at Irish Creek. The Cannon School sophomore had rounds of  70-70-74 — 214 to finish four shots back of the leaders.


Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) made three tackles and Keion Adams (Salisbury) made one in Pittsburgh’s 51-34 preseason loss to Green Bay on Thursday.


Ramon Beltre homered and Zach Lewis allowed just four hits over seven innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators defeated the Augusta GreenJackets, 10-1, on Thursday.

Legion baseball

SHELBY — Randolph County lost to Midland, Michigan, 7-2, on Thursday  in the first round of World Series pool play.

Bryce Marsh (8-1) suffered his first loss of the season on the mound for Post 45. He pitched into the sixth.

Local tennis

CHARLOTTE — Lauren Childress, of Salisbury, played in the Charlotte Indoor Summer Blast level 5 junior tennis tournament last weekend. Childress won her first match (4-1, 4-1), her second one (5-4, 4-1), but lost in the championship, 5-4, 4-1.



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