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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury tennis wins two

From staff reports

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s boys tennis team swept a doubleheader from Thomasville on Thursday.

Both matches were 9-0.

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

Schiavinato/McGee, Burton/Rodas-Palacios and   Chmiel/Bennett Clark won in doubles.

Salisbury (10-0, 10-0) has a two-game lead over Ledford and West Davidson in the Central Carolina Conference standings.

Ledford beat West Davidson on Thursday, 6-3.

Salisbury is in the driver’s seat for its 10th straight outright CCC title. The Hornets shared first with a 10-2 record in 2009 with Ledford and Lexington. The Hornets haven’t lost a conference match since that year.

HS girls soccer

West Rowan edged Mount Airy on Thursday, with Selma Mehmedovic,  Chloe Patterson, Lauren Corriher and Lejla Mehmedovic scoring goals.

Mackenna Clifton and Briana Saelinger had assists for the Falcons (3-3-2).

Ryley Corriher made seven saves.


Meaghan Puskar scored twice to lead Robinson to a 3-2 win against Carson on  Thursday in a non-conference match.

Emelyn Sotelo and Hannah Isley scored for the Cougars (3-3-1).

HS softball

Destiny Thornton had a walk-off hit for Central Cabarrus in Thursday’s 2-1 non-conference win against Hickory Ridge.

HS track

Joshua Parks won four events as A.L. Brown’s track team won a meet with  West Stanly, Anson, Mount Pleasant and Bradford Prep.

Parks took the 110 hurdles (14.6 seconds), high jump (6 feet), 400 (49.1) and triple jump (42 feet, 2.75 inches).

Jalen Neal won the 100. Gabe Blackwelder won the 1600 and 3200. Samuel Calleja won the discus. The Wonders won the 4×100 and 4×800.

A.L. Brown’s girls finished fourth.

HS boys golf

Juniors Andrew Coward (36) and Andrew Jackson (37) paced South Rowan to a 175-182 non-conference golf win over Mooresville   at Warrior on Thursday.

HS baseball

West Rowan plays  East Rowan tonight at Staton Field to highlight the local sports schedule.

College golf

Catawba coach Sam Gealy announced the signing of five additions to the program for the fall of 2019.

Joining the women’s team will be Alice Sylven (Sweden) and Tyler Price (McDowell). Joining the boys team are Chase Clayton (West Stanly), Jack Coates (West Forsyth) and Riley Smith (Robinson).

SAC athletics 

Lenoir-Rhyne leads the 2018-19 South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award standings after the conclusion of the winter season.

Wingate is in second place in the standings. Queens jumped to third place, with Carson-Newman and Anderson rounding out the top five.

Catawba is in eighth place.



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