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Area Sports Briefs: West volleyball gets big win; Carson stays one game back

From staff reports

West Rowan’s volleyball team won a five-set North Piedmont Conference match against South Iredell on Tuesday in Mount Ulla.

West (15-2, 6-1) won 25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 20-25 and 17-15.  West is in first place in the league.

Tori Hester had 29 kills and 19 digs. KK Dowling had 12 kills, 14 digs and nine aces. Allison Ennis had 22 assists and seven digs. Carly Stiller had eight kills. Ava Link had 24 assists and nine digs. Hannah Pratt had 20 digs. Kelcie Love and Emma Gusler made some big plays.


Carson (14-3, 5-2) swept  East Rowan  25-11, 25-20 and 25-14in a “Serve for the Cure” breast cancer awareness match on Tuesday in Granite Quarry.

  Mallory Weast had  nine digs and 12 kills for the Cougars in the NPC contest.  Kary Hales had 25 digs. Katie Blackwell had four kills, 10 digs and two aces. Jaden Vaughn had seven kills. Nancy Gamewell had four kills. Grace Thomas had 24 assists.


South Rowan swept Thomasville 25-17, 25-9 and 25-17 to stay tied for first place in the Central Carolina Conference.

South (15-4, 13-2) got 13 kills from Janiya Downs. Kira Rymer had 10 kills and 10 assists. Anna Rymer had 15 assists. Payton Black had 28 digs. Ashlyn Faw had 13 digs.


Salisbury lost a CCC  match to Ledford on Tuesday. The Hornets  (5-11, 4-11) were swept  25-17, 25-16 and 25-17.


In Yadkin Valley Conference action, North Rowan (0-15, 0-13) was swept on Tuesday by West Montgomery 25-14, 25-16 and 25-6.


Davie County (16-1, 7-0)  swept West Forsyth in a CPC match.

A.L. Brown (3-15, 0-7) was swept by Cox Mill in SPC action on Tuesday.

Jayvee volleyball

Carson  swept East Rowan on Tuesday.  Jill Dunn had 15 digs for the Cougars.  Ava Corriher had five aces.   Tate Barger had six assists.


South Rowan lost to Thomasville in three sets.

The Bulldogs beat the Raiders (12-7, 10-5 CCC) 15-25, 25-21 and 15-12.

  Zoie Miller had 13 assists. Kali Nelson had 16 digs. Emma Owens had 13 digs.Mckinley Faw had 12 digs. Kendall Walter had eight kills. Makali Strong had five kills.

High school tennis

Salisbury (15-1, 14-1) stayed in first place  in the Central Carolina Conference with a 9-0 win against Lexington on Tuesday.

Meredith Burton, Abby Campion, Margaret Thurman, Sophie Chmiel, Sutton Webb and Sydney Hlakacek won singles matches.

Burton/Campion, Chmiel/Thurman and Hlacacek/Webb were winning doubles teams.

Local golf

The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played its annual two-day Judy Cristman Fall Championship on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.  The overall winner of the tournament was Kristi Laton.  Susan Morris placed second in the Championship Flight.

In the  First Flight, Susan Houston won low gross,  followed by Faye Cline.

In the Second flight, Susan Wydner won low gross,  followed by Bev Cobb.


Sixty-four GARS members played a four-man team handicap tournament on Oct. 1 at Corbin Hills.

The first-place team with a minus-21 was Phil Cauble, David Scearce, Larry Luther and Ralph Luther.

The second place team with a minus-16 was David Schenk, Ben Moore, Norman Schenk and Floyd McVey. The third-place team with a minus-15 was Ernest Wagner, Doug Lingle, Mike Misenheimer and Larry Luther.

Closest to the pin on  No. 2 was won by Don Bishop. Longest putt on No. 9 was  made by  Phil Cauble. Buddy Barger, 84, shot 81, and J.C. Ritchie 93, shot 87.

College volleyball

  After a tight first set, host Wingate went on to sweep Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Cuddy Arena. The Bulldogs remained unbeaten at 14-0 and 7-0 in the SAC with the 26-24, 25-13 and 25-11 win.

The Catawba Indians dropped to 5-16 and 1-6 in the SAC. Morgan Hester (Carson) had  18 assists and 17 digs. Catawba will travel to Anderson on Friday.


College golf

UNC Pembroke’s Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 75-84-79 — 238 and tied for 29th in the Lady Flames Regional Preview held in Cleveland, Tenn.

Catawba camp

Catawba College will offer a Baseball All Skills Showcase Camp on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Newman Park.

All Skills Showcase Camp is designed to provide high school players  with the opportunity to be evaluated and play in front of college coaches. This camp is designed for the high school player that is looking to continue playing at the next level.

The staff is led by the coaches and players at Catawba.

Time: 9:15am – 4:00pm

Cost: $110 includes lunch (Team Rates Available); Please bring cash or check on day of camp, payable to “Diamond Performance”

Register online at www.catawba.edu/baseballcamp by Saturday, Oct. 21.

College football

Sewanee’s Wesley Porter (East Rowan) has nine kickoff returns for 238 yards. He has 28 tackles in five games and five pass breakups.

College cross country

In the Queens Invitational, Faith Faller (East Rowan) ran 19:55 for the Lenoir-Rhyne women, while Sean Incardona (East Rowan)  ran an 8K in 26:53.

Faller ran 19:26 in the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational, while Incardona ran 27:22.

In the meet at Queens, Western Carolina’s Jordan Bostian (West Rowan) ran 25:13 and was 16th overall.

East Rowan Y

Register now for indoor soccer and Little Shooters basketball at the East Rowan YMCA.

For both leagues, registration is through Oct. 27. Practice starts Nov. 5. The season begins Nov. 19.


Boys basketball leagues  for grades 2-8 are coming soon. Regsistration will be Nov. 3-Dec. 22. Practice starts Jan. 9, with the season starting Jan. 23.

Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.

Catawba 5 K

The Catawba Challenge 5K is an open to everyone   race that will loop the historical and beautiful Catawba College campus and end at the football stadium on the newly resurfaced track.

This is the first event to kick off the 2018 Homecoming weekend (Oct. 19-20)  at Catawba.   All proceeds go to benefit the newest addition to the Catawba sports family — men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.

Awards for top two in age groups and an tri-blend T-shirt for all registrants.   The homecoming football game is  at 1:30 p.m.



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