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Area Sports Briefs: Carson teams win in pre-NPC meet

From staff reports

Carson’s cross country teams won the NPC’s pre-conference meets on Wednesday at Dan Nicholas Park.

Carson junior Zac Barbee was the individual boys champion in 18:11.

Also scoring for the Cougars were TJ Jones (5th), John Sokolowski (6th),  Jimmy Sentilles (9th) and Michael Meres (19th).

Thomas Waldo finished fourth to lead West Rowan.

Jake Earnhardt finished seventh to pace East Rowan.


In the girls meet, North Iredell’s Jonna Strange was individual champion in 20:10.

Taylor Conrad was second in 21:18 to lead Carson to the team championship.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Kimberly Barrera (5th), Lani Isley (7th),  Megan Deal (12th) and Victoria Lemasters (14th).

Adalie Harrison finished fourth to lead East Rowan.

Megyn Spicer placed eighth to lead West Rowan.


West Rowan also competed in the Jungle Run at South View High in Fayetteville on Saturday.

Waldo ran 16:52.   Luke Harrison (18:17),  Damian Ackman (18:28), Devon Pena (18:32) and Matthew Dailey (18:49) also had strong races.

  West’s girls finished in 21st place in the Jungle Run. Megyn Spicer ran 22:08,  while Brenda Mancia ran 23:49.

Prep girls golf

East Rowan won the North Piedmont Conference match held  at Statesville’s Larkin Golf Club  on Wednesday.

Carmen Fraley shot 42 to lead the Mustangs. Hailey Fesperman shot 47, and Camryn Corriher shot 48.

East’s 137 team scored edged South Iredell (139).

Sophia Brown led Carson to a third-place finish. She shot 47.

Prep boys soccer

Eber Tapia scored  two goals as South Rowan beat Oak Grove on Wednesday, 3-1, in Central Carolina Conference play.

Tapia also had an assist.  Cameron Phillips had a goal and an assist. Logan Carter had an assist.


Salisbury won against defending champ Central Davidson, 3-0, in CCC action on Wednesday.

Prep volleyball

Carson stayed unbeaten with a 25-11, 25-19 and 25-4 win against Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.

Jaden Vaughn had three aces and six kills for the Cougars (8-0). Alicia Thompson had four kills. Grace Thomas had 12 assists. Mallory Weast had seven kills. Grace Douglas had two aces and nine assists.


East Rowan lost to West Stanly 26-24, 25-20 and 25-20 on Wednesday.

Olivia Wright had 13 kills. Baleigh Hill had 25 digs.

JV volleyball

Carson’s jayvees won against Northwest Cabarrus 25-7 and 27-25.

Kylie Judy had six kills.  Alayna Slusser had three aces. Victoria Storey had nine assists. Grace Goldstein had three aces and three kills.

Prep girls tennis

South Rowan’s girls rolled against Lexington, 9-0, in CCC tennis action on Wednesday.

Singles winners were Kristen Minehart, Lauren Shell, Brianna Weatherwax, Jamie Minehart, Emma Leazer and Jennifer Mysayakhom.

Doubles winners were K. Minehart/Shell, Weatherwax/Leazer  and J. Minehart/Mysayakhom.   


West Rowan’s girls  stayed undefeated with a 9-0 non-conference win against West Iredell on Wednesday.

Payton Holt, Madison Smith, Lacy Waggoner, Skylar Jahnke, Mira White and Kelsie Crider won singles matches for the Falcons.

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

West Rowan will host Statesville on Thursday in a North Piedmont Conference match.

Local golf

Fifty-four GARS members played at Corbin Hills.

  Low ‘A’ Flight player was David Scearce with a net of 61.42.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Clive Mahaffey with a net of 65.68.

Low ‘C’ Fight player was Bill Saunders with a net of 65.64.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Doug Lingle with a net of 60.27.

Scearce and Larry Petrea had low net with 73s  and Lingle had low gross.

Closest to the pin on the No. 2 hole was won by Ken Miller and longest putt on No. 9 hole was won by  Scearce.

Linn Shook had an eagle 2 on the No. 10 hole and Lingle had an eagle on the par-5 6th hole.

Donald Martin, 75, shot a 75.  Mahaffey, 83, shot an 82. Bert Bollinger 89, shot an 88.

College cross country

Catawba’s Hannah Mercer  earned her third consecutive Chick-fil-A Invitational championship last week and was named SAC  Runner of the Week.

Catawba’s Javier Alejandro was named the men’s runner of the week. He also won the Chick-fil-A Invitational and led the Indians to a team win.


Jose Antequera hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to lift the Lakewood BlueClaws to a 4-2 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Wednesday in the first game of a playoff series.

In the bottom of the first, Kannapolis grabbed the lead on RBI singles by Tate Blackman and Carlos Perez. Lakewood answered in the fourth inning when Rodolfo Duran hit a solo home run and Nick Maton hit an RBI triple.

Zach Warren struck out the side for his 16th save of the season.

The teams travel today and play at  Lakewood on Friday.




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