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Area Sports: Salisbury soccer ties for first place

From staff reports

Salisbury’s girls soccer team closed out the regular season with an 8-1 Central Carolina Conference win at Ledford on Thursday.

Sutton Webb paced the Hornets with five goals.

The Hornets (19-2, 17-1)  finished in a tie for first with West Davidson. West Davidson beat Thomasville 8-0 on Thursday.  Salisbury won a coin flip to determine seeding for the playoffs.

Salisbury also got goals from Anna Grace Woolly, Elle Kennedy and Lillie Rusher.

Assists were credited to Woolly (2), Rusher, Webb,  Piper Muire, Ellen Simons  and Sydney Hlavacek.

High school soccer

West Rowan shut out Statesville 5-0 in North Piedmont Conference soccer on Thursday.

Mackenna Clifton had two goals and two assists.  Lejla Mehmedovic, Grace Webb and Rustyn Orbison scored a goal each.

Chloe Patterson and Lauren Corriher had assists. Ryley Corriher made six saves for the shutout.


South Iredell beat Carson 3-0 on Thursday and finished 10-0 in North Piedmont Conference play.

High school tennis

Salisbury will host Newton-Conover in the second round of the 2A dual team state playoffs on Tuesday.

Newton-Conover (10-2) beat Mount Pleasant, 5-1.


Davie County was eliminated from the 4A playoffs on Tuesday with a 6-3 loss to Hopewell.

High school softball

Top-seeded West Rowan plays third-seeded East Rowan for the North Piedmont Conference Tournament championship tonight at 6:30 p.m.


A.L. Brown plays at Central Cabarrus tonight in the South Piedmont Conference championship game.

Lauren Ritchie’s grand slam helped the Wonders beat Cox Mill 10-9 in a semifinal on Wednesday.


Imara Harrell’s homer in the seventh lifted Mooresville to a 3-2 win against Lake Norman on Thursday.

High school baseball

PFAFFTOWN — Third-seeded West Forsyth won the Central Piedmont Conference championship game played at Reagan on Thursday.

Tht Titans edged top-seeded Davie County, 6-5.

Garrett Chandler had a triple for Davie.  Troy Clary and Joe Johnson had two hits each.


Top-seeded Carson plays second-seeded East Rowan for the North Piedmont Conference Tournament championship tonight in Mount Ulla. First pitch is  scheduled for 7 p.m.


North Stanly beat North Moore 11-1 in a Yadkin Valley Conference Tournament semifinal on Thursday.

The Comets scored 10 runs in the first inning.

Carson Lowder homered. Drew Little struck out seven in five innings.


Top-seeded Ledford beat North Davidson 7-5 in the championship game of the Central Carolina Conference Tournament played on Thursday at South Rowan.

High school hoops

North Rowan rising junior Kendrell Goodes has been invited to the NC Top 100 camp that will be held on June 22.

SAC athletics

Wingate  won its 13th consecutive South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award, the Conference announced on Thursday.

The Bulldogs earned 1,531 points for the year to take home the 2018-19 award.   

Wingate won conference championships in volleyball, men’s tennis and men’s lacrosse.

Lenoir-Rhyne University placed a close second in the standings with 1,521 points. The Bears took home conference titles in football, men’s soccer and women’s outdoor track and field.

Queens was third. Next were Carson-Newman, Tusculum, Lincoln Memorial, Anderson, Catawba, Newberry, Coker and Mars Hill.



KANNAPOLIS—  Daniel Bies struck out nine hitters over seven innings, leading the Charleston RiverDogs over the Kannapolis Intimidators in a 4-0 win on Thursday.

The RiverDogs swept the three-game series .

Bies (2-1)  allowed  onlyone hit.

The Intimidators were held off the scoreboard for the first time this season.


Mid. school golf

Salisbury Academy fired 172 at Rock Barn on Thursday to win the  WCAA Conference Championship by 15 strokes over second- place Concordia (187).

The Jaguars were led by Warren Fesperman (40), John McCoy (42), Gigi Nagy (44) and Drew Aron (45).

Those four along with Hank Webb (45) made the all-conference team for the Jaguars (22-3).



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