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Area Sports Briefs: Shuping, ECU teammate qualify for national golf event

From staff reports

East Carolina golf teammates Logan Shuping (East Rowan) and Blake Taylor  played in a U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier at Florence Country Club.

The Pirates shot 7-under 63 with nine birdies and two bogeys, finished in a three-way tie for second and took second place in a playoff.

They qualified to play in the 5th US Amateur Four-Ball Championship in Bandon, Ore., May 25-29.

High school tennis

West Rowan had to wait out a two-hour rain delay but stayed on top in the North Piedmont Conference with a 6-0 win against East Rowan.

Only singles were played.  Payton Holt, Madison Smith, Lacy Waggoner, Skylar Jahnke, Mira White  and Gracie Wise  won  singles matches.

West Rowan will host South Iredell on Tuesday.

High school golf

Davie County’s Kyleigh Harnsberger broke the school record for nine holes by shooting a  34 at Maple Chase.

High school soccer

The suspended South Rowan-Salisbury match has been declared a 1-all tie by the NCHSAA.

Cross country

  The Rowan County Championships will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Dan Nicholas Park.

  The top 12 boys and top 12 girls will be all-county.

• 3:30 p.m. —  boys and girls jayvee race

• 4:15 p.m.  — boys championship

• 5 p.m.—    girls championship

• 6 p.m. — awards

High school volleyball

South Rowan lost Thursday’s big Central Carolina Conference match at West Davidson and dropped into a tie for first place.

The Green Dragons won 25-15, 21-25, 25-14 and 25-17.

Janiya Downs had 13 kills for the Raiders (14-4, 12-2). Kira Rymer had 18 kills and 12 digs. Anna Rymer had 20 assists. Payton Black had 22 digs.

West Davidson and Ledford have two league losses each. South has split with both teams.


Carson lost Thursday’s match at North Iredell 25-22, 25-20 and 25-22.

Jaden Vaughn had 13 kills.  Nancy Gamewell had 12 kills and two blocks. Mallory Weast had 12 kills and two aces. Grace Thomas had 36 assists. Kary Hales had 25 digs and  33 error-free serve-receives.


Salisbury lost Thursday’s CCC match to Oak Grove 25-19,  11-25, 25-5 and 25-20.


Statesville upset South Iredell, 3-1, to knock the Vikings out of a tie for first place.


Jayvee volleyball

South Rowan’s jayvees won 25-19 and 26-24 against West Davidson on Thursday.

Zoie Miller had five assists for the Raiders (12-6, 10-4). Kendall Walter had five kills.  Mckinley Faw had nine digs. Kali Nelson had eight digs.


Carson lost 25-13 and 25-13 to North Iredell on on Thursday.

Alayna Slusser had three kills for the Cougars.  Kylie Judy had two kills. Tate Barger had two aces and seven assists.

Jayvee football

Salisbury’s jayvees rolled to a 44-0 win against  Central Davidson on Thursday.

Isaiah Black  had two scoring runs. Marcus Cook, Reed Fugle and Vance Honeycutt also had rushing TDs, and Honeycutt threw a scoring pass to Jayden Gibson.

Bryant Brown, Gibson and Christian Morgan intercepted passes.


West Rowan lost to Cox Mill, 12-8, on Thursday.

Garrett Fesperman scored the West TD, and Akin Robinso had a big rushing night.


South Rowan won an exciting game at Oak Grove, 30-28, on Thursday.

Nathan Chrismon scored on runs of 80 and 65 yards and threw a 23-yard  TD pass to Braden Graham.

Wisdom Simms had a 27-yard scoring run.

Alex Fike kicked four important PATs.

The Raiders’s defense scored a safety.


The North Rowan-South Stanly game was postponed to Oct. 11.

Salisbury Academy

The Salisbury Academy girls varsity tennis team won, 7-2, against Summitt School at Wake Forest.

The Jaguars (4-0) swept singles with  Lucy Barr, Millie Wymbs, Kate Burton, Cora Wymbs, Ruby Walser and Lanie Humble  won.

Barr/ Elizabeth Applewhite won a doubles match.

Quinn Davidson/ Bailey Zino and  Lucy Heilig/Kari Downs lost close matches.

Salisbury Academy plays at Lexington Middle School on Oct. 3.




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