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Area Sports Briefs: North’s Goodlett leads All-YVC hoops; Yang, Webb have monster games for SHS

From staff reports

North Rowan senior Brevin Goodlett has been voted the Yadkin Valley Conference Player of the Year for boys basketball by the league’s coaches

Goodlett averaged 18.8 points per game for a 28-3 team that won the YVC regular season and tournament titles and reached the regional finals in 1A.

North Rowan’s Jason Causby, in his first season with the Cavaliers, was honored as the league’s coach of the year.

North Rowan seniors Dayjuwon Cooke and Derrick Page were named All-YVC, while Kendrell Goodes was Honorable Mention.

North Stanly’s Bryson Childress, Nalik Veasley and Carson Lowder made All-YVC.


North Rowan freshman Hannah Wilkerson and sophomore Natavia Taborn made the All-YVC girls basketball team.

Albemarle’s Eric Davis was named coach of the year, while Albemarle’s Zycoria Tillman was named player of the year.


North Rowan’s Nautica Patterson made the All-YVC wrestling team.

Webb sets record

Freshman Sutton Webb scored a program-record six goals for Salisbury’s undefeated girls soccer team (7-0, 5-0) on Monday.

Webb’s huge night came in an 8-1 Central Carolina Conference win against Oak Grove.

“Webb was the difference,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said. “Ordinarily I have rules in place that encourage a more balanced attack and prevent a single player from getting so many opportunities. However, tonight we had a couple of girls banged up and really had a chance to improve certain facets of our game. I’ve reined Webb in, in several contests and despite that she has scored in every match so far.”

Anna Grace Woolly and Lillie Rusher also scored for the Hornets.

Assists were credited to Caroline Colwell (2), Elle Kennedy, Ellen Simons, Woolly and Rusher.

Caroline Clark recorded 10 saves in goal, with the Grizzlies’ lone score coming on a penalty kick.

“Tonight afforded us the opportunity to really work on through balls, wing play, and composed finishing against a keeper (Mia Woodruff) that I believe is the best in our conference,” Parrish said. “She had at least a dozen point-blank or break-away saves and was under heavy fire all night.”

Salisbury also got outstanding games from Clara Brown, Sage Huffman and Katherine Sullivan.

Next up for the Hornets is a CCC match vs. Ledford on Wednesday at Ludwig Stadium at 6 p.m.

HS girls soccer

Lejla Mehmedovic scored four goals as West Rowan’s soccer team beat Mount Pleasant in Monday’s non-conference match, 5-0.

Mackenna Clifton also scored for the Falcons.

Chloe Patterson had two assists, while Selma Mehmedovic and Jacquelin Perez Espinoza had one each.

Ryley Corriher and Karen Anaya Castillo shared the shutout in goal.


Carson won against Davie County on Monday, 3-1, in a non-conference matchup.

Sydney Borst scored two goals for the Cougars, while Gracie Thomason had one.


HS baseball

SALISBURY — A.L. Brown beat Salisbury in Monday’s non-conference  baseball game at Robertson Stadium, 3-1.

Lead-off man Austin Lowery provided most of the offense for the Wonders (3-4), with two walks, two hits and two runs. Aiden Schenck drove in a run.

A.L. Brown’s Blake Watson pitched into the seventh inning. Chandler Teal came on for a save with runners on base. Teal got a strikeout for the second out, and catcher Matt Shubert threw out Jack Fisher trying to steal to end the game.

Fisher had the only hit for the Hornets (6-3). He doubled in the second inning, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Parker Lippard pitched well for the Hornets for four innings, while Nick Peltz and David Holden worked in relief.

Salisbury’s defense struggled, making seven errors. All the A.L. Brown runs were unearned.


Central Cabarrus beat Albemarle on Monday, 15-0, in non-conference play.

Jack Swan and Angel Ventura combined on a one-hitter  in the four-inning game. Evan McGee went 3-for-3 for the Vikings. Swan drove in four, while Bryson Birmingham knocked in three.


Jackson Ellington struck out nine as South Davidson beat Gray Stone in Monday’s Yadkin Valley Conference game, 7-4.

Yang explodes

Ellen Yang hit two homers, including a grand slam, and led Salisbury to a 20-3 win against North Rowan on Monday in three innings.

It was the first win of the season for the Hornets.

Yang also tripled. She went 3-for-3 with eight RBIs. She pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts.

Alli Tuck, Jaliyah Oats, Mallory Link, Marina Mueller and McKiyah Lea scored two runs each for the Hornets.

Lily Savage had the only hit for North in the top of the first inning.

HS softball

Marvin Ridge edged Mooresville on Monday, 4-3.

Jentri Meadows and Aubrey Tuell had two hits each for the Blue Devils. Caitlin Mann drove in a run.

Tuell struck out nine and pitched a complete game.

Gabby Baylog fanned 13 for the Mavericks.

HS boys tennis

Salisbury’s tennis team stayed undefeated with a 9-0 Central Carolina Conference win against North Davidson on Monday.

Roarke Burton, Ethan McGee, Sean Archer, Leo Schiavinato, Jander Rodas-Palacios and Juan Salazar won singles matches.

Schiavinato/McGee, Burton/Rodas-Palacios and Archer/Salazar won in doubles for the Hornets (7-0).


West Rowan lost to South Iredell in North Piedmont Conference tennis, 6-3.

Winners for the Falcons were Alex Keadle and Steve Wilmot in singles and Keadle/Layton Butler in doubles.

Track and field

A.L. Brown’s boys won a home meet against Robinson and Central Cabarrus.

Josh Parks won four events — taking the high jump, 400 (49.14), 110 hurdles and triple jump.

Jalen Neal took the 100 in 10.94 seconds, while Marcos Chapman won the 200, and Kevin Stegall won the 800.

Gabe Blackwelder won the 1600 and 3200. Tristan Turner won the 300 hurdles.

A.L. Brown won the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×800.


Amaya Williams won the 100 for the A.L. Brown girls, who finished third. The Wonder girls also won the 4×100.

College lacrosse

SALISBURY —  Catawba (3-5) dropped a 22-5 decision to seventh-ranked Rollins (9-0) in women’s lacrosse action on Monday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.

The  Indians return to league play on Wednesday, hosting Wingate at 4 p.m.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples enjoyed perfect golf weather on Sunday.

  Crystal Clemmons, Lary Clifton and Mary & Gene Seaford won.

Terrol Kendall, Walt Kincaid and Susan Wydner came in second.

Pam Carver had the longest putt and Mary Seaford had closest to the pin.

Hurley YMCA

Register for spring soccer and flag football at Hurley YMCA through April 3.

Soccer is for boys and girls, ages 3-14.

Flag football is for boys and girls, ages 5-13. Cost for a program is $45 for members and $75 for potential members.  Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.



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