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Area Sports Briefs: Rowan wrestlers start strong in state tourney

From staff reports

The three-day state wrestling tournament in Greensboro got under way  on Thursday,

Wrestling starts today at 9 a.m. Semifinals are tonight at 6 p.m. Championship matches are Saturday.

First-round results:

South Rowan

113 — Jacob Cox (South Rowan) tech fall Landon Cartrette (Ledford) 16-0

138 — Logan Lambert (S. Rowan) maj dec Dylan Ball (West Wilkes) 18-4

145 — Henry Jennings (Washington) dec Logan Perry (South Rowan) 7-5

182 — Michael Sloop (South Rowan) dec Morgan York (Eastern Randolph) 6-3

Salisbury

113 — Aaron Ortega-Perez (Trinity) won forfeit Javon White (Salisbury)

132 —  Michael Lowry (Salisbury) maj dec Alex Minish (Trinity) 15-2

285 — Kevion Chunn (Salisbury) dec Keith Haith (Cummings) 6-3

Carson

113 — Josh Vega (Carson) won maj dec Jovanny Urzua (St. Stephens) 14-3

West Rowan

195 — Baiden Suddarth (West Rowan) pinned Amari Williams (Clayton)

East Rowan

113 — Nate Burrage (East Rowan) won forfeit Kyle Randal (North Henderson)

145 — Khamani Holmes (Western Harnett) pinned Oren Bost (East Rowan)

160 — Stephen Deutsch (East Rowan) dec Trevon Hatch (Rocky Mount) 5-1

170 — Caleb Kimpler (Union Pines) pinned Tayron Frost (East Rowan)

A.L. Brown

152 — Chandler Jordan (North Iredell) dec Jaquan Russell (A.L. Brown) 12-9

182 — Mason Ingram (A.L. Brown) pinned Brandon Moore (Crest)

Davie County

113 — Richie Rizzuto (Leesville Road) won forfeit JT Richards (Davie)

126 —  Bill Trader (Davie) pinned Orion Fisher (Lake Norman)

132 — Connor Johnson (Laney) dec Josh Chaffin (Davie)

145 — Silas Shaw (Mooresville) pinned Jack Jarvis (Davie)

152 — Isaac Webb (Davie) won forfeit Jerry Rudiak (Wake Forest)

182 — Matt King (Davie) won injury default Jaidon Bennett (New Bern)

220 — Jesus Olmedo (Davie) pinned Dominic Harris (Hough)

295 — Andy Flores (Davie) dec Jonathan Saravia-Martine (Rolesville) 5-3

HS baseball

West Rowan and Rowan  American Legion player Cameron Graham signed on Thursday with Rockingham Community College.

HS basketball

Salisbury’s girls, the Central Carolina Conference champs, host South Rowan tonight on Senior Night for the Hornets.

Salisbury’s boys are tied for second in the CCC with Lexington going into tonight’s game.

South Rowan’s girls need a win for a top-four finish in the CCC, while South’s boys could use a win to nail down a top-eight finish in the 10-team league and a spot in the conference tournament.

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Carson’s girls, the North Piedmont Conference champs, head to South Iredell to finish the regular season.

Carson sophomore Carleigh Perry had her second ACL operation on Thursday.

It’s a really big game tonight for Carson’s boys who are tied for second in the NPC with South Iredell.

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East Rowan finishes the regular season at North Iredell tonight.

East’s boys are tied for fourth in the six-team NPC, while the East girls are tied for fifth.

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It’s Senior Night at West Rowan.

West’s girls have a huge game with Statesville.

The Greyhounds are tied for second in the NPC, one game ahead of West.

West’s boys are taking on first-place Statesville, which needs a win to clinch an outright league title.

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North Rowan has finished the regular season and returns to action in the Yadkin Valley Conference Tournament next week.

North’s boy went undefeated in the YVC, the sixth time in school history the Cavaliers have gone undefeated in league play.

Both North teams will host first-round YVC tourney games.

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A.L. Brown is home for Senior Night against Concord.

The A.L. Brown boys  have secured second place in the South Piedmont Conference.

A.L. Brown’s girls have won five of their last seven after starting 0-15.

They can go 5-5 in the SPC if they win tonight against the Spiders.

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It’s Senior Night for Davie County.

Davie’s boys have clinched the Central Piedmont Conference championship and will be seeking a 10-0 league season when they take on Reagan.

Davie’s girls will be looking for their first CPC victory.

College baseball

Catawba (8-1) starts a three-game series against Shippensburg today at Newman Park at 3 p.m.

Saturday’s game is at 6 p.m., and the series concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

College softball

Catawba (6-2) plays a doubleheader at Barton today at 1 p.m.

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Pfeiffer’s softball team opened the season with 8-0 and 18-2    victories over Piedmont International.

Mid. school girls

Erwin’s girls lost to North Rowan, 32-26.

Dasia Elder scored 23 for the Mavericks.

Allie Martin scored 12 for the Eagles.

Women’s basketball

Senior Sydni Bickford topped 1,000 career points as Pfeiffer  downed Brevard  70-67 in the women’s basketball season finale on Wednesday night at Merner Gym.

Bickford, who entered the game with 999 career points, took a while to heat up, but her baseline driving jumper at the 3:28 mark of the first quarter fell, making her just the 17th player in program history to achieve the 1,000 point milestone.  She was fouled on the play and converted the free throw, tying the game at 9-9.

Pfeiffer led 14-13 after th

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