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Area Sports Briefs: Rymer, Wonders strong in indoor track

From staff reports

South Rowan freshman Bethany Rymer shined in the High School Kickoff Meet held at the JDL track in Winston-Salem.

Rymer placed 12th in the 1000 meters in 3:25.75.

In the 1600, she placed eighth in 5:24.94. She was the fastest freshman in the race and qualified for the state championship meet.

Rymer had a great cross country season in the fall and was the Post’s female runner of the year. She’s also standing out now for the  South Rowan basketball team.

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A.L. Brown’s Jalen Neal took second place in the 300 meters in the Kickoff meet.  Neal ran 35.51.

A.L. Brown’s Gabe Blackwelder was 12th in the 1600 in 4:57.58.

A.L. Brown’s boys 4×800 relay team took fourth place  in 8:45.21.

College soccer

Eight South Atlantic Conference student-athletes have been named to the  United Soccer Coaches Women’s Scholar All-South Region team, including  Catawba junior defender Peyton Pruitt.

Pruitt has a 3.92 GPA in integrated marketing communications.

Alumni game

A  Carson vs. South Rowan alumni basketball fundraising game will be played Jan. 5 at Carson.

Girls and boys  gams will be played. Rosters are being put together now.  Carson’s roster will include the school’s all-time scoring leader Darius Moose.

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