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Area Sports Briefs: Wonders reach third round in soccer

From staff reports

A.L. Brown’s boys soccer team edged Asheville Erwin, 2-1, on Tuesday and advanced to the third round of the 3A playoffs.

The 18th-seeded Wonders will host No. 23 Southwest Guilford on Thursday.


A golden goal by Ethan Wiles lifted North Davidson to a 2-1 win against West Stanly in the 2A playoffs on Tuesday.

Next for the Black Knights is a third-round matchup at CCC rival Salisbury on Thursday.

High school baseball

Salisbury’s Jack Fisher will sign with UNC Wilmington on Friday, Nov. 16.

High school football

North Rowan is scheduled to finish the regular season tonight at 7 p.m. at North Moore.


Also moved up to tonight is the North Iredell-South Iredell game. South Iredell will tie for first place in the NPC if it wins.


CPC: Davie County-East Forsyth in Mocksville has been moved up to Thursday, along with West Forsyth-Reagan.


Still scheduled for Friday are a couple of makeup games — Oak Grove at Salisbury and Statesville at East Rowan.

Local golf

Fifty-two GARS members played a  Captains Choice at Corbin Hills GC.

The first-place team with a minus 11 was Jessie King, Charles Sargent, Bobby Bryant and Larry Perrell.

The second-place team with a minus-10 was David Scearce, Buddy Barger, Carl Moore and Paul Rogers.

The third-place team with a minus-9 was Larry Petrea, Bernard Caldwell, Rick Fior and Bobby Miller.

King had closest to the pin on the No. 2 hole, and Fior had longest putt on No. 9.


Competing in the Rock n’ roll  Savannah Half and Full Marathon on Nov. 3 were a number of local runners:

Half Marathon

6,207 participated

Victoria “Tory” Curran 1:55:03

Allison Wilson 2:01:17

Leah Ann Honeycutt  2:01:22

Laura Zimmerman-Clark. 2:02:25

Mary Allen Conforti 2:13:55

Bonnie Harrell 2:23:14

Fran Lescoe 2:31:48

Full Marathon

1,383 participated

Rebecca Clement ran 5:55:16 in  her first marathon.

College volleyball

Catawba was swept by Wingate in Tuesday’s first round of the SAC tourney.Kylie Morgan led Catawba with eight kills and 12 digs.

College football

The South Atlantic Conference has two teams in the NCAA Super Region 2 regional rankings.  Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked 17th nationally, is No. 3 in the region, while Wingate moved to No. 8 in this week’s regional rankings.

Lenoir-Rhyne has won nine straight games.

College basketball

Brevard’s  Malon Herron-Cuthbertson (North Rowan) made three 3-pointers in 16 minutes of action vs. S.C. State on Tuesday.


Appalachian State’s men beat Mars Hill, 125-62, in Boone on Tuesday.




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


Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county


Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards


Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent


Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps


Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition


County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top


Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street


Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session