Area Sports Briefs: Key volleyball matches rescheduled

Published 12:37 am Friday, October 12, 2018

From staff reports

Key volleyball matches were rescheduled with Rowan schools closed on Thursday.

Statesville plays at West Rowan today. It’s Senior Night for the Falcons, as well as a “Dig Pink” game for breast cancer awareness. Joyce Wilhelm, long-time coach at South Rowan and West Rowan, will be honored.

West is tied with Carson  for first place in the NPC entering the final round of league games.


Carson’s match at South Iredell also was pushed back to today. Carson is tied  for first with West Rowan entering the final NPC game of the season.

Carson will be the host team for the NPC tournament semifinals and championship.


South Rowan’s match at Salisbury to close the CCC regular season was pushed back to Saturday afternoon.

Jayvees will play at 1 p.m., with the varsity to follow.

South (18-4, 15-2)  is tied for first place with Ledford and West Davidson and is seeking its first regular-season title in volleyball.

Ledford’s home match with North Davidson was pushed back to Friday. West Davidson will play at Central Davidson on Saturday.

High school football

North Rowan’s scheduled game at Chatham Central tonight has been postponed.

Saturday is a potential makeup date.

High school golf

The 3A Central Regional tournament will be held at Greensboro National on Monday, starting at 9 a.m.

High school tennis

The Central Carolina Conference Tournament to determine singles and doubles berths in the 2A Midwest Regional is scheduled to conclude today in Lexington.

Jayvee football

Many of Thursday’s jayvee football games were pushed back to Monday.

Local golf

The 43rd annual Civitan Golf Classic scheduled for today has been rescheduled due to heavy rains on Thursday.

The new event date is Friday, Nov. 2, with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The longest-running fundraising golf tournament in Rowan County is a Captains Choice event at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Proceeds fund scholarships for local students and Civitan charities.

To sponsor or play, contact tournament chairman Steve Clark @ or John Sofley co-chair @

College soccer

  Catawba’s men’s soccer team earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award.

“We’re proud of our team and their efforts to be not just elite athletes, but elite student-athletes, Catawba head coach Ken Hassler said. “They work extremely hard both on the field and in the classroom so this is a great honor for our players.”

  A total of 773 collegiate teams (289 men and 484 women) received the Team Academic Award, including 191 schools that had both men’s and women’s programs among the recipients.

In order to qualify for the award, the team must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the previous academic season.

College football

Zion DeBose (North Rowan) made two tackles for Virginia Tech in Saturday’s loss to Notre Dame.

DeBose, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman, has made seven tackles this season.


True freshman Jacob Young (North Rowan) has punted  16 times for Fayetteville State and is averaging 36.9 yards per kick.


Najee Tucker (West Rowan) made four tackles for Winston-Salem State in a win against J.C. Smith.


Parks and Rec

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is   accepting registration for its boys youth basketball league for ages 7-15.

Cost is $30 per participant.  Registration runs through Oct. 20 at Hall Gym or online at

Call 704-638-5289 for information.

Catawba Challenge

The Catawba Challenge 5K that loops the Catawba campus is open to everyone  on Oct. 20.

This is the first event to kick off Catawba’s homecoming weekend. The football game will be played that afternoon.

Proceeds  benefit Catawba’s men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track programs.

Registration is at and then  “Catawba Challenge.”

Cost is discounted for Catawba faculty, staff, students and alumni.