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Area Sports Briefs: West tennis stays undefeated; SR, WR, Carson volleyball win again

From staff reports

West Rowan’s girls tennis team won, 7-2, at home  in a North Piedmont Conference match against North Iredell on Tuesday.

West (10-0, 4-0) got singles wins from Payton Holt, Lacy Waggoner, Skylar Jahnke, Mira White and Gracie Wise.

West’s winning doubles team were Holt/Waggoner and Jahnke/White.

West plays South Iredell at Caldwell Park in Statesville today in a big NPC match.

Prep volleyball

South Rowan (11-3, 9-1)  stayed tied for first place in the Central Carolina Conference with a 25-8, 25-16 and 25-13 win against East Davidson on Tuesday.

Kira Rymer had 15 kills and seven aces. Janiya Downs had 10 kills. Anna Rymer had 19 assists. Payton Black had 20 digs.

South has a big match against Ledford on Thursday. Ledford beat West Davidson on Tuesday.


West Rowan got a big North Piedmont Conference win by beating North Iredell 20-25, 26-24, 25-20 and 25-20. Tori Hester had 22 kills and 15 digs for the Falcons (11-1, 2-0). KK Dowling had 12 kills and 12 assists. Carly Stiller had 11 kills. Allison Ennis had 24 assists. Ava Link had 24 assists and 11 digs.

West hosts Carson in a huge NPC matchup on Thursday.

•West’s jayvees lost, 2-0.


Mallory Weast had 33 digs and 22 kills as Carson (11-1, 2-0) won a five-set NPC match with Statesville on Tuesday.

In Carson’s 17-25, 25-12, 20-25, 25-12 and 15-11 win, Grace Thomas had 51 assists and three kills. Katie Blackwell had three aces, 24 digs and seven kills. Jaden Vaughn had 16 kills and three blocks. Kary Hales had 43 digs.  Ella Cloninger had five aces.


East Rowan lost to South Iredell 25-23, 25-7 and 25-10 on Tuesday in NPC action.

Olivia Wright had eight kills for the Mustangs (4-6, 0-2). Emma Collins and Hannah Larson had four kills each. Baleigh Hill had 18 digs. Landrie Hess had 10 assists.


A.L. Brown  (3-8, 0-2) lost to Northwest Cabarrus 25-21, 25-15 and 25-20 in Tuesday’s SPC match.


Davie (10-1, 2-0) swept Glenn in a Central Piedmont Conference match on Tuesday.


Thomasville won a five-set match against Salisbury on Tuesday by scores of 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 16-25 and 15-13. Makayla Hart had 25 kills for the Bulldogs.


Jayvee volleyball

South Rowan (8-6, 6-6) won against East Davidson, 25-20 and 25-20.

  Zoie Miller had eight digs and five assists. Emma Owens had four assists. Kendall Walter had five kills. Makali Strong had four kills.

Prep girls tennis

Erin Yandell, Audrey Stone,  Emma Craver, Jillian Everhart, MaKinnah Landreth and Emma Stone won singles for North Davidson in Tuesday’s 9-0 CCC victory against South Rowan.

Prep boys soccer

West Rowan’s boys soccer team beat Davie County, 5-0.

It was the first win of the season for the Falcons (1-5-2).

Goals were scored by Esteban Trujillo (2), Luis Vasquez, Jose Guerrero and Christ Ebinda. Trujillo scored one goal on a PK.

Assists were by Aleksis Suarez, Vasquez, Guerrero and Elmer Figueroa.

Jacob Joseph and Christopher Mercado split time in net and recorded the shutout.

• West’s jayvees tied Davie, 1-all.  Mitchell Reyna scored the goal for the Falcons.


Salisbury has a major home match tonight in the Central Carolina Conference against league-leading North Davidson.

It’s a doubleheader, with the jayvees starting at 5:30 p.m.


South Rowan lost to Lexington, 5-2, in a CCC match played on Tuesday.

Salisbury Academy

The Salisbury Academy girls varsity tennis team (3-0) won, 8-1, at Forsyth Country Day.

Lucy Barr, Millie Wymbs, Kate Burton, Cora Wymbs, Elizabeth Applewhite and Brenna Smith  won singles matches.

Winning doubles teams were Millie Wymbs/ Barr and Ruby Walser/Peyton Hollar.

Bailey Zino/Quinn Davidson lost in a tiebreaker.

College soccer

Catawba’s Jovana Sanchez is the SAC Player of the Week.

A sophomore midfielder from Hickory, Sanchez led the Indians  to a 4-1 win over Newberry. She scored the game’s first goal and assisted on the next two.

College volleyball

Catawba’s Morgan Hester (Carson) had 53 assists and 12 digs in a 3-2 SAC win against Queens on Tuesday.

Allison Benton had 27 digs. Micah Ensor had 18 kills.


Livingstone’s home match with Morris that was scheduled for today has been canceled.

Livingstone will play this week in the CIAA Roundup in Winston-Salem.

College football

North Carolina A&T remains a unanimous No. 1 in the HBCU coaches and media polls conducted by BOXTOROW.


Lake Norman is set for the  T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League  season finale the weekend of Sept. 29-30.

Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $11,000 and $4,500 respectively in the two-day tournament.


High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs


FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight


Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law


Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago


State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March


NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly


Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain


Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full


Kiwanis Pankcake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity


Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread


Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram


Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial


Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher


Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15


Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations


Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project


Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school


Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel


Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans


No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull


Quotes of the week


Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs


Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death


‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday