Area Sports Briefs: Cavaliers move up games

Published 12:51 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

From staff reports

From staff reports

North Rowan AD Ben Hampton announced on Tuesday that this week’s football games will be moved up a day.

North’s jayvees will play tonight at Lexington at 7.

North’s varsity will play at home at 7 p.m. on Thursday. That’s an endowment game, so only NCHSAA passes can be accepted.

Prep cross country

South Rowan’s boys won the CCC Pre-Meet held at Salisbury Community Park on Tuesday.

Scores: South Rowan 51, Central Davidson 71, North Davidson 82, Oak Grove 93, Ledford 109, East Davidson 146, Salisbury 170, West Davidson 211, Lexington 261.


South Rowan’s girls tied for first but lost on a sixth-runner tiebreaker to East Davidson.

South freshman Bethany Rymer finished second.

Scores: East Davidson 63, South Rowan 63, Central Davidson 92, West Davidson 103, Ledford 110, Oak Grove 112, North Davidson 118.

Prep tennis

West Rowan stayed undefeated with a 7-2 win against Northwest Cabarrus on Tuesday.

The Falcons (5-0) swept singles with victories by Payton Holt, Madison Smith, Lacy Waggoner, Skylar Jahnke, Mira White and Kelsie Crider.

Jahnke/White won in doubles for the Falcons.

West starts NPC play at Carson on Thursday.


Salisbury has a big Central Carolina Conference match today at home against Ledford. Both teams are undefeated.


In South Rowan’s 7-2 CCC win against West Davidson on Monday,   Lauren Shell, Brianna Weatherwax, Jamie Minehart, Emma Leazer and Jennifer Mysayakhom won singles matches for the Raiders.

Weatherwax/Leazer  and Jamie Minehart/Mysayakhom won in doubles.

Prep basketball

  East Rowan’s Mary Spry, who plays AAU for Carolina Express, will attend the SE All-Freshman Invitational Oct 13-14 in Raleigh.

Prep volleyball

West Rowan won against Mount Pleasant 25-10, 25-22 and 26-24 on Tuesday.

Tori Hester led the Falcons (8-0) with 22 kills and 14 digs. KK Dowling had 12 kills and 11 digs.

Emma Gusler had dix kills. Hannah Pratt had 10 digs and had a good day   receiving serves. Ava Link had 24 assists. Allison Ennis had 15 assists.

West plays at Forbush on Thursday.


Salisbury won against North Rowan  25-18, 25-20, 21-25 and 25-17 on Monday.

The Hornets rallied to beat Lexington 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20 and 15-12 in a Central Carolina Conference match on  Tuesday.


Carson won again on Tuesday, rolling at Grimsley  25-9, 25-18 and 25-14.

Mallory Weast had six kills in the first set and finished with 13 kills and two aces for the Cougars (6-0).  Nancy Gamewell had five kills. Katie Blackwell had five aces and three kills, Grace Thomas had 19 assists, while Kary Hales had 13 digs.

Carson plays at West Iredell on Thursday.


South Rowan  (4-3) won a CCC match on Tuesday, sweeping North Davidson  25-17, 25-13 and 25-22.

Anna Rymer had 16 assists. Payton Black had 20 digs. Kira Rymer had 15 kills and seven assists; Janiya Downs had 18 kills.

South hosts Oak Grove on Thursday.


East Rowan lost to Robinson 27-25, 25-12 and 25-22 on Tuesday in a non-conference match.

Keah Green had seven kills for the Bulldogs.

Jayvee volleyball

South Rowan swept North Davidson 25-17 and 25-23 on Tuesday.

Makali Strong had 10 digs and six kills for the Raiders. Kali Nelson had nine digs and five kills. Kendall Walter had six kills. McKinley Faw had 10 assists. Emma Owens had a strong serving game.


West Rowan swept Mount Pleasant 25-16 and 25-16 on Tuesday. Mason Staton had five kills, Raegan Roakes had nine digs. Noe Gaeta had 14  assists and served for 12 points.


Carson’s jayvees won against Grimsley on Tuesday, 19-25, 25-14 and 25-21.

Jillian Dunn had 19 digs, Liza Simmerson had three aces and two kills. Ava Courier had two aces and three kills. Alayna Slusser had 11 digs and five kills. Tate Barger had 13 assists and three kills.

Local golf

Sixty-seven GARS members played the third round of their annual ABCD tournament at Warrior.

‘A’ Flight winner was Red McClain with a net of 62.60. ‘A’ Flight low gross winner was Bernard Caldwell.

‘B’ Flight winner was Jesse King with a net of 61.64. ‘B’ Flight low gross winner was Reid Bradshaw.

‘C’ Flight winner was Lou Manning with a net of 65.61. ‘C’ Flight low gross winner was Bobby Bryant.

‘D’ Flight winner was Larry Luther with a net of 65.75. ‘D’ Flight low gross winner was Tom Longo.

Caldwell 70, shot a 69 and had low gross score.

Manning 84, shot an 84, and King had low net score.

Morrison to retire

Longtime Atlantic Coast Conference administrator Brian Morrison is retiring at the end of this academic year.

Morrison is a Catawba graduate and was Catawba SID from 1981-83.

Commissioner John Swofford announced the decision Tuesday, calling Morrison “a staple of the conference’s communications department, and … a wealth of information about all things ACC.”

Morrison has been with the ACC since 1986, took over as the league’s media relations director in 1990 and was promoted to associate commissioner of the league with a primary focus on men’s basketball.

Catawba football

The Coach Curtis Walker Catawba Football Coaches Show returns, starting this Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Shuckin’ Shack in downtown Salisbury is the venue for the weekly show.

WSAT’s Buddy Poole hosts the show and interviews Catawba football players and coaches.

The show is open to the public and free of charge.


Catawba athletics announced that 10 of 11 regular-season football games will be televised live on over-the-air stations and cable outlets throughout the country.

WAXN channel 64 will serve as the Charlotte flagship station. The games will be produced by M.E.ProVideo & Distribution.

“We still want our fans at the game, but love the opportunity to showcase Catawba football to a wide audience,” Walker said.


Catawba opens at West Georgia on Saturday. See Thursday’s Post for a preview of the Indians.

In addition to WAXN in Charlotte, the games will be carried by WILN, in Wilmington, N.C., Cox Sports Television, NBC Sports Chicago, NESN National, TUFFTV outlets and WWSB in Tampa, Fla., on their OTT Digital and on ROKU, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.

“It is very exciting to be involved with Catawba sports,” said Mark Owens, of M.E.ProVideo & Distributiuon. We hope to build a great partnership with Catawba Athletics and get the word out on this excellent institution.”