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Area Sports Briefs: Hornets win in milestone game for Parrish

From staff reports

Salisbury’s soccer team  defeated South Rowan, 3-0, on Wednesday in the highly anticipated (and attended) rematch of a shortened, 1-all game, earlier this season.

The game was marred by eight cards, two on the Hornets, but saw three first-half  goals by the home team provide the margin of victory.  Senior Tony Figueroa scored twice after Eriq Argrett got the Hornets on the board in the ninth minute of the match.

Assists were credited to Jack Fisher and Christopher Portillo.

Keeper Josh Faulkner recored seven saves to preserve the shutout.

Salisbury got excellent play from Will Austin, Angel Quintero, and Arrawn Yang, particularly after multiple Hornet players had to leave the contest due to injury.

It was the 500th game at the helm for Salisbury boys and girls head coach Matt Parrish.

Next up is the final regular season match, a makeup match at Oak Grove today at 4 p.m.


West Rowan lost to Statesville, 2-1, in North Piedmont Conference soccer on Wednesday.

Sebastian Trujillo scored for the Falcons.


West’s jayvees lost, 1-0.

Jayvee football

Javon Smith had scoring runs of 9 and 6 yards in Carson’s 28-24 win against West Rowan on Wednesday.

Alex London threw a 58-yard TD pass to Jake Harris and ran for a 3-yard score.

Gunnar Michael, Andrew Rollins, Jace Jones and Carter Dowd led the defensive effort for the Cougars (5-3).

Carson built a 28-0 lead before the Falcons staged a comeback.


A.L. Brown defeated Robinson, 48-12. East Forsyth beat Davie County,  38-22.

8th-grade football

Mooresville defeated Knox, 8-6, in a hard-fought, defensive struggle.

The Knox touchdown came on a 35-yard run by JyMikaah Wells.

Wells scored two more touchdowns for the Trojans (5-2) that were called back by penalties.


Erwin Middle beat North Rowan, 20-6.

Scoring for the Eagles were Christian Chalk, Evan Porter  and Josh Roman-Soto.   Tijohn Everhart, Austin Frick and Carson Hamilton were defensive leaders.

The Eagles will finish the season on Oct 30  at Southeast at 4 p.m.

College volleyball

The South Atlantic Conference has six teams in the NCAA southeast regional rankings.  Wingate checks in at the top, while spots 4-6 are filled by Anderson, Lenoir-Rhyne, and Lincoln Memorial. Mars Hill and Carson-Newman round out the poll at No. 9 and 10.

College soccer

Sophomore Jovana Sanchez’s penalty kick in the 57th minute propelled Catawba past Chowan, 1-0, Wednesday at Frock Field.

Catawba’s 11 wins are the most for the program since 2012 when the team posted a mark of 13-7 mark.

Catawba improved to 9-1 at home.

Catawba goal keeper Shelby Thompson earned her 12th win of the season and sixth shutout.

High school volleyball

Carson hosts Southwest Guilford in the second round of the 3A state playoffs tonight.

The match starts at 6 p.m.

West Rowan hosts Asheville A.C. Reynolds tonight at 6 p.m. in the 3A West 8 vs. 9 matchup.

Admission is $7.


South Rowan plays at Forbush in the second round of the 2A state playoffs tonight.


In 4A, Davie is hosting Grimsley at 5:30 p.m.

Parks and Rec

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration boys youth basketball (ages 7-15).

Cost is $30 per participant.

Registration runs through Oct. 29 at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.  Call 704-638-5289.


  Anyone interested in officiating in the Salisbury Parks and Recreation youth basketball league you must attend officials clinic starting on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 5  p.m. at Hall Gym.




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