Area Sports Briefs: CCC wins for South, Salisbury soccer

Published 12:55 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

From staff reports

South Rowan’s soccer team edged East Davidson, 2-1, to start Central Carolina Conference play on Monday.

Tony Zempoaltecatl and Eber Tapia scored goals for  the Raiders (3-1-1).


Salisbury snatched a victory in the waning seconds to overcome Thomasville on Monday in a Central Carolina Conference opener for both teams.

Juan Salazar followed a saved penalty kick taken by Jack Fisher to put the Hornets (5-0) ahead with eight seconds left in the match.

Salisbury got goals from Eriq Argrett and Axel Alejo and assists from Salazar and Argrett.

Salisbury’s jayvees beat Thomasville, 6-0.

Next up for the Hornets is a CCC battle against West Davidson on Wednesday in a jayvee/varsity doubleheader at Ludwig Stadium.


West Rowan hit the post three times early, and West Iredell eventually took control for a 3-0 non-conference win on Monday.

West (0-4-1) has played competitively, but is still looking for its first win.

“We’ve been in so many games, but we haven’t been  able to finish,” West coach  Alan Puglia said.


East Rowan lost to West Stanly, 5-2, in a non-conference match on Monday.

Alex Kalogeromitros scored both goals for the Mustangs (0-3-2). He’s scored in every match and has 12 goals for the season.


Carson (2-2) won against Robinson, 4-1, on Monday in a non-conference match.

Prep tennis

West Rowan’s girls tennis team won 9-0 in a non-conference match at A.L. Brown on Monday.

Payton Holt, Madison Smith, Lacy Waggoner, Skylar Jahnke, Mira White  and Kelsie Crider won single matches for the Falcons (4-0).

Winning doubles teams were Holt/Waggoner, Smith/Crider and Jahnke/White.

West is home against Northwest  Cabarrus today and starts North Piedmont Conference play on Thursday at Carson.


Salisbury won against a tough Oak Grove team, 6-3, in a Central Conference match on Monday.

The Hornets (6-0, 5-0) got singles wins from Meredith Burton, Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Skye Mowery and Sophie Chmiel.

Oak Grove (3-2, 3-2) got a win at No. 1 singles from freshman Jessica Fuchs and also won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.


South Rowan won against West Davidson, 7-2, on Monday in a CCC match.

Prep volleyball

Carson swept West Davidson on Friday.

The Cougars (5-0) got five aces and 11 kills from Mallory Weast. Grace Thomas had three aces and 21 kills.  Katie Blackwell had three aces and 21 digs. Kary Hales had 33 digs. Jaden Vaughn had six kills and 17 digs. Nancy Gamewell had five kills.

Carson plays at Greensboro Grimsley today.

• In the jayvee match with West Davidson, the Cougars won, 2-1.

Tate Barger had 16 assists. Kylie Judy had seven kills. Alayna Slusser had 13 digs and 10 kills. Ava Corriher and Jill Dunn had 16 digs each.


A.L. Brown won against Hopewell on Monday in non-conference action.

The Wonders (2-5) won 22-25, 25-22,  25-16 and 25-23. Tricia Hicks had 42 assists. Alyssa Johnson had 14 kills and nine digs.

Local golf

Charlie Barr finished tied for fifth with a 73-72 —  145 at the  9th Annual UNC Tar Heel Junior Championship.


KANNAPOLIS — Matt McLaughlin hit a two-run double in the top of the 11th inning to  lead the Asheville Tourists to an 11-9 win over the Kannapolis  Intimidators on Monday.