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Area Sports Briefs: East golf wins, soccer ties

From staff reports

East Rowan’s girls shot 130 and won Wednesday’s golf match at McCanless with Asheboro (140), North Davidson (146) and Carson (157).

Carmen Fraley shot 41 to lead the Mustangs. Victoria Lewis shot 43, and  Hailey Fesperman had a 46.

Prep soccer

Alex Kalogeromitros scored all three goals as East Rowan tied North Stanly 3-all on Wednesday.

Landon Ketchie had his fourth assist of the season  for the Mustangs.

Kalogeromitros already has scored 10 goals for East (0-2-2).


Salisbury continued its early season success with a 6-1 victory over Forest Hills on Wednesday.

Despite being thoroughly outplayed for significant portions of the opening frame, Salisbury (4-0)  scored four goals over the last 10 minutes of the first half to secure the victory.

Luke Holland scored twice. Juan Silva, Jack Fisher, goalkeeper Josh Faulkner (on a PK) and Christopher Portillo also scored for the Hornets.

It was the first career goal for Portillo.

Fisher had three assists, while Bryan Garcia had two.

Salisbury plays Thomasville in a Central Carolina Conference matchup on Monday.

Prep cross country

Salisbury’s boys placed fifth out of 16 teams in the  Luminary Run in Gastonia on Tuesday.

The Salisbury girls didn’t get to compete because of weather.

Prep girls tennis

Salisbury’s girls won against Central Davidson, 9-0, on Wednesday in Central Carolina Conference action on Wednesday.

The Hornets (5-0, 4-0 CCC)  got singles wins from Emma Nianouris, Meredith Burton, Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Skye Mowery and Sophie Chmiel.

Nianouris/Burton, Thurman/Mowery and Campion/Chmiel were winning doubles teams. Freshmen Campion and Chmiel won 8-0.

Prep volleyball

East Rowan’s volleyball team won against A.L. Brown, 3-1, on Tuesday.

East (2-1) got 15 kills, four aces and 16 digs from Olivia Wright. Emma Collins had eight kills. Bailee Hepler had three kills and two blocks. Baleigh Hill had 26 digs and three aces. Lauren Shepherd had four aces and 15 assists. Zoe Larson had 12 assists and two aces.

Hurley Y programs

Register for fall sports at Hurley YMCA through Sept. 8.

Mighty Kickers soccer (ages 3-4), fall soccer (Pre-k through 8th grade) and girls volleball are offered.

The cost is $42 for members and $70 for  potential members.

  Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.   Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

East Y programs

Register through Sept. 1 at the East Rowan YMCA for girls middle school volleyball  (grades 4-8), Mighty Kickers soccer (ages 3-4) and fall soccer (ages 5-14, grades K-8).

Register online at www.rowanymca.org.Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.

College cross country

Catawba’s men were picked seventh and Catawba’s women were picked fourth in the South Atlantic Conference preseason polls for cross country.

The SAC  season gets under way on Friday, Aug. 31.

Both Queens teams are the favorites.




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