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Area Sports Briefs: West, Carson get softball wins

From staff reports

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s softball team wrapped up an outright North Piedmont Conference championship by pounding Statesville, 13-0, on Senior Night.

West (15-3, 9-1) gave coach Jimmy Greene his 100th victory.

Caylie Keller had three doubles. Whitley Arnott had two triples. Mary Sobataka went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Hannah Pratt was 2-for-2. Kimmie Maney scored three runs. Cheyenne Barber went 2-for-2 and drove in three.

West will be hosting the NPC tournament, starting April 30.


Carson won at South Iredell on Thursday, 2-0, to finish 8-2 in the North Piedmont Conference.

Katie Jewell struck out seven and pitched a two-hitter for the Cougars.

Katleyn McGee had two hits, including a triple for the Cougars (13-7).


Central Cabarrus won against Robinson on Thursday, 2-1, to claim its second straight South Piedmont Conference championship.

Central will be one of the teams in the upcoming Rowan Civitan Tournament at Salisbury Community Park.


South Rowan rolled against Lexington in a Central Carolina Conference softball game on Thursday, 18-2.

Zoie Miller struck out eight batters in the three-inning game for the Raiders (5-12, 5-11).

Ashlyn Plott scored three runs and drove in three. Kaylee Nelson had two hits and three RBIs. Taylor Gillespie drove in three.  Kali Thompson had two RBIs.

Anna Blume and Courtney Mullins had two RBIs each.

McKinley Faw had two doubles and two RBIs. Karley Wood and Haley Sloop scored three runs each.


Blume hit two homers and drove in five runs in South Rowan’s 24-5 win against Thomasville in the second game of Tuesday’s CCC doubleheader.

Plott had two RBIs. Mullins and Faw went 2-for-2. Sloop was 2-for-2 and scored for runs. Thompson had three RBIs.


Ellen Yang, Caroline Harrill and Patty Garcia had hits for Salisbury in a 10-0 Central Carolina Conference loss to East Davidson on Wednesday.


HS track and field

A.L. Brown’s boys scored 139 points and finished second to Hickory Ridge (145) in the Cabarrus Championships held at Mount Pleasant on Tuesday.

Josh Parks won the 400 (47.48), 110 hurdles (14.28) and high jump (6-2). Parks was third in a fast 200.

Ryan Cuthbertson won the triple jump (41-1).

Jalen Neal placed second in the 100, 200 and 400 and ran on the 4×200 team that took second place. The Wonders won the 4×800.

• Cox Mill won the girls championship. A.L. Brown was seventh.

HS boys tennis

Salisbury’s Ethan McGee/Leo Schiavinato and Roarke Burton/Sean Archer qualified for the 2A Midwest Regional as the third and fourth-place doubles teams, respectively.

They’ll join teammates Jander-Rodas Palacios, who won the CCC singles title, and Juan Salazar, who placed sixth.

Individual regional play is on May 3-4, with Salisbury hosting.

The first round of the dual team state playoffs is set for May 2. Salisbury will be at home.


West Rowan had five regional qualifiers (two doubles teams and Kevin Sullivan).

The Falcons will play in the 3A Midwest Regional at Concord’s Les Myers Park.

West also will in the  dual team state playoffs and will be on the road in the first round.

HS boys golf

Salisbury and South Rowan golfers will be competing in the 2A Midwest Regional on May 6.

West Stokes is hosting the event at Pilot Knob.


East Rowan, West Rowan and Carson golfers will be competing in 3A Midwest Regional action at the Club at Irish Creek.

East Rowan and Concord are co-hosts.

HS basketball

Carson had the highest GPA of all the girls basketball teams in North Carolina and will be honored by the NCHSAA.

HS girls soccer

West Rowan lost to North Iredell in North Piedmont Conference soccer on Thursday, 1-0.


Carson defeats Statesville, 9-0.

Gracie Thomason scored three goals for the Cougars (12-3-1, 7-0).  Emelyn Sotelo  and Angie Diaz  scored two goals each. Kate Carter, and Lani Isley scored goals.

Carson stayed unbeaten in the North Piedmont Conference and still has two big matches with South Iredell on the schedule.


Salisbury won against Central Carolina Conference opponent Oak Grove on Wednesday, 8-1

Sutton Webb led the Hornets (16-2, 14-1) with five goals. Piper Muire, Ellen Simons and Anna Grace Woolly also scored for the Hornets. Assists were by Muire (2), Woolly (2), Lillie Rusher (2), Simons  and Webb.

Salisbury got excellent play from Sophie Chmiel, Elle Kennedy, Olivia Dagenhart and Abby Campion.

  The Hornets return to action on the 29th at North Davidson.


Concord standout Julia Patrum will play in the East-West All-Star Game in  July.


HS baseball

LEXINGTON — South Rowan beat Central Davidson 11-0 on Thursday in Central Carolina Conference baseball.

The Raiders (13-8, 10-6)  won their fifth straight. They’ve won nine out of 10.

Jarrid Nelson (6-1) pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts.

Jack Weaver had three RBIs. Drew Huffman had two hits and two RBIs. Bryson Bebber had two RBIs. Ty Hubbard scored two runs, and Nelson had two hits.


Davie County topped North Surry in Thursday’s non-conference game, 5-1.

Garrett Chandler and Joe Johnson had two hits for the War Eagles.

Justin Chaffin was the winning pitcher in relief.

• Anthony Azar pitched a shutout to lead Davie County to a 3-0 non-conference win against North Iredell on Wednesday.


Carson won at South Iredell, 6-4, on Thursday in North Piedmont Conference action.

Carson already had clinched the NPC title.

Aaron Misenheimer (5-0) pitched six innings.

Garrett Alewine homered, Luke Barringer had two RBIs and CP Pyle had two hits. Barringer’s two-run single in the fifth broke a 2-all tie.


East Rowan beat North Iredell in Thursday’s NPC game, 4-2.

Jake Hunter had a two-run double in the first inning to back strong pitching by Corbin Durham.

• East dropped a 7-1 non-conference game to Lake Norman on Wednesday.

East Rowan’s only hit  was a home run by Wayne Mize in the first inning. JD Basinger pitched well for four innings for East, striking out five, but he took the loss.


West Rowan got a hit from all seven seniors and beat Statesville on Thursday’s Senior Night, 6-2.

West and East finished tied for second in the NPC with 7-3 records.


Robinson won against Central Cabarrus in South Piedmont Conference baseball on Thursday, 4-2.

Tyler Grady homered for the Bulldogs. Collin Auten drove in two runs.

Bryson Birmingham  had two  RBIs for the Vikings.   


In SPC baseball, A.L. Brown scored 10 runs in the first inning and held off Concord, 10-6.

Caleb Beaver, Brayden Garrett and Antonio Knight drove in two apiece for the Wonders.

Jacob Baucom was the winning pitcher.

Youth softball

Team North Carolina’s Riley Haggas (Class of 2025)

Haggas has been selected to participate in the 12U USA Softball  All-American Games to be held in Oklahoma City in June.

College tennis

Catawba’s Ryen Reid was named second team All-South Atlantic Conference in singles, while Picci, a senior, was an honorable mention selection.  As a duo, Reid and Picci earned honorable mention honors in doubles.

College track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —  UNC Pembroke twins Matthew Martin and Jonathan Martin (Carson) were third and fourth in the 10,000 meters  at the Peach Belt Conference Championships. Matthew ran 31:49.80, while Jonathan clocked 31:51.88.

Mid. school soccer

Erwin’s girls won 2-0 against North Rowan.

Tatum James scored both goals for the Eagles.

Great defense was played by Sophie Carter, Anna Hedenskog, Mariah Lowder, Lindsey Cook and Ashlee Chipman.

Bethany Brady made five saves.


The Erwin boys won 4-1 against North Rowan.

Ivan Landaverde, Carter Honeycutt, Gabe Honeycutt, and Gavin Gullett scored a goal each. Gullett made seven saves.


West Rowan’s boys (2-4-4) tied Knox, 2-2.

Franco Reyes opened the scoring on a nice cross from Juan Pablo. David Carrillo score on a PK.

  Defensive standouts were Mason Quarles and Luis Elizalde.


West’s girls (8-2) defeated Knox 5-0.  Allison Campos had a save and had the  shutout in goal.

Defensively, Kim Vasquez, Anna Parrish, and Autumn Eller were stellar on defense. Brittany Vanhoose had three goals. Lily Cuevas and Anna Parrish added a goal each.

Assists were by Gabby Wood, Jayden Carter, Evelin Alba and two by Lesli Guerrero.


Trey Vickers and KJ Harrison each homered and drove in three runs as the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 10-5 on Thursday.

Hagerstown starter Francys Peguero (1-1) picked up the win.

Kannapolis starter Davis Martin (1-1) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after a rough outing.

Catawba Golf Classic

Catawba College’s Silver Anniversary Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 10,  at 8:30 a.m. (Session 1) and 1:30 p.m. (Session 2) at the Warrior Golf Club in China Grove.

The Golf Classic is a major fundraiser for Catawba football each year. This year’s proceeds will be used towards new white uniforms and travel suits.

This will be a great day of fun and food for all fans and golfers. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and for the tournament-wide putting contest.

 Contact Pam Barber at 704-637-4474.



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