Area Sports Briefs: Fraley shoots 36 for East golf; football games moved up; South volleyball wins again

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 11, 2018

From staff reports

East Rowan won Monday’s North Piedmont Conference girls golf match held at McCanless.

Carmen Fraley shot 36 to lead the Mustangs. Camryn Corriher shot 40, while Victoria Lewis shot 45.

East’s 121 was 18 shots better than second-place South Iredell.

Carson tied for third with North Iredell at 161. Savanna Charles shot 52 to lead the Cougars.


Prep football

Many games were moved up to Wednesday or Thursday with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas.

Salisbury announced it will play West Davidson at home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

East Rowan will play at Mount Pleasant at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mooresville-South Iredell was among the games switched to Thursday.

Other announcements may come today. West Rowan is scheduled to play at A.L. Brown on Friday. Carson is scheduled to play at Davie County. South Rowan is scheduled to play at Ledford.

This is North Rowan’s open week.


Prep volleyball

South Rowan’s volleyball team stayed in a tie for first place in the Central Carolina Conference on Monday with a sweep of Lexington.

In a 25-14, 25-8 and 25-11 win, Janiya Downs had 11  kills for the Raiders (8-3, 6-1 CCC). Kira Rymer had eight aces, seven digs and five kills. Payton Black had 15 digs. Anna Rymer had eight assists.

Ledford swept Oak Grove and West Davidson swept Thomasville to stay even with South. Central Davidson dropped its second league match on Monday to Lexington.


East Rowan lost to Robinson 25-14, 24-26, 21-25, 25-17 and 15-12 on Monday.

Olivia Wright had 17 kills for the Mustangs (4-4). Hannah Larson had nine kills. Baleigh Hill had 32 digs.


Madelynn Castor had seven kills to lead Salisbury (2-4) in its recent loss to Ledford.


North Rowan (0-8, 0-7 Yadkin Valley Conference) is still looking for its first win of the season. Jaylan Reid and Da’Najah Hines have led the Cavaliers in kills.


Jayvee volleyball

South Rowan’s jayvees swept Lexington 25-12 and 25-16 on Monday.

Emma Owens had eight assists. Kali Nelson had four kills. Kendall Walter had seven aces. Mckinley Faw had five digs for the Raiders (6-5, 4-3).

Prep soccer

Salisbury improved to 9-1 and 5-0 in the CCC with a 3-1 win over the Oak Grove Grizzlies on Monday.

Angel Quintero, Dennis Anaya and Juan Salazar scored for the Hornets.

Jack Fisher, Juan Silva and Axel Alejo recorded assists.

Salisbury led 3-0 until OG got on the board with 23 seconds left.

Next for the Hornets is a home contest with Ledford tonight. The game was moved up from Wednesday.

The jayvees will get tonight’s doubleheader started at 5:30 p.m.


Devin Helms scored the decisive goal to lift West Davidson to a 3-2 CCC win against South Rowan on Monday.


Concord scored seven first-half goals and rolled against East Rowan on Monday, 9-0.

Prep tennis

Salisbury swept South Rowan in CCC action on Monday to stay undefeated.

Singles winners for the Hornets (10-0, 9-0) were Emma Nianouris, Meredith Burton,  Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Skye Mowery and Sophie Chmiel.

Nianours/Burton, Mowery/Thurman and Campion/Sutton Webb won in doubles.


Davie tennis shut out Glenn on Monday and is 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Central Piedmont Conference.


College golf

China Grove’s Carley Cox shot 69-73 — 142  for East Carolina in the first two rounds of the Minnesota Invitational. The Pirates are in second place.


UNC Pembroke’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 78-78 — 156 in the first two rounds of the Cutter  Creek Invitational and is tied for fourth. The Braves are in fourth place.



Mack Sheppard shot 1-over 71 to lead Catawba’s men in the first round of the Coker Invitational. Tyler Mulkey (North Rowan) shot 75. Round 2 was washed out. Teams will play the final 18 holes today.


Charity tennis event

Blake Clark and Roarke Burton, Salisbury High seniors, are putting on  The Salisbury Open Charity Tennis Tournament, which will be played at Salisbury High and the courts at City Park.

The tournament will be held the weekend of Sept. 28-30.

The cost of the tournament is $20 for the first event (per person if doubles) and 5 additional dollars for the second event (per person if doubles).

Brochures that include a registration form will be available in the Salisbury High School office, the JF Hurley YMCA, Overton Elementary School, and Knox Middle School or print  a brochure available at

Please mail  registration forms and all fees  to 970 Confederate Avenue, Salisbury, NC, 28144. The deadline to register  is Sept. 21.


Sacred Heart golf fundraiser

  Sacred Heart Catholic School will host its 18th annual golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 12 at The Revival  at the Crescent.

The event features a Captains Choice format with a maximum number of 25 teams (4 players/team).

Cost for the event is $90 per individual and includes green, cart and range ball fees; lunch, snacks and beverages and the post tournament awards ceremony.

The will be mulligan, raffle and prize opportunities.  Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 shotgun start.

“This is one of our key fundraisers, so we include many fun activities with the golf tournament,” Sacred Heart marketing director and tournament coordinator Robin Fisher said. “This event offers more than just a great round of golf.”

The tournament includes the Paul Mendez Memorial Putting Contest and Katie Meseroll Memorial Hole.

Contact Robin Fisher at 704-633-2841 email:


Salisbury Elks golf tournament.

Salisbury Elks #699 will hold its 11th Annual Don Stout Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Corbin Hills. 

The tourney is a two-person mix and match event.  Tee times start at 11 a.m.  The cost is $60/person and includes refreshments on the course and a meal after rounds are finished.

Tournament director Bob Sce expects a good turnout, especially with the new format the Elks have used for the last two years.

“Our tournament has a few twists and turns to it,” he said.  “Holes 1 through 6 will be Best Ball. Holes 7 through 12 will be Alternating Shot. Holes 13 through 18 will be a Two-Person Scramble.  Players have really enjoyed this format.”

Proceeds from the tournament support scholarships for local high school seniors.

For registration and sponsorship information, contact Sce at 704-798-8813 or via email


Pfeiffer camp

The Pfeiffer University baseball team will host the Falcons Fall All-Skills Elite Camp on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Joe Ferebee Field on the Pfeiffer campus.

The camp is open to high school players (9-12). Registration costs $169 before Oct. 6.  The price increases to $199 Oct. 7 or later.

The camp will feature instruction and feedback on the participant’s primary position, live batting practice, pro-style workouts and two regulation games.  Each participant will also receive a written evaluation and a camp T-shirt.

In addition to the Pfeiffer baseball coaching staff, the camp will be attended by baseball programs throughout the area, including UNC Greensboro, North Carolina A&T,

Gardner-Webb, North Carolina Central, Belmont Abbey, Catawba, Mars Hill, Limestone, Catawba Valley Community College and Florence-Darlington Tech.

The camp brochure can be found in the camps section of

Visit the baseball section at for more info on Pfeiffer baseball.