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Area Sports: Salisbury doubles team is state runner-up

From staff reports

CARY — Salisbury’s  doubles team of Ethan McGee/Leo Schiavinato finished as 2A state runner-up on Saturday.

The pair won their semifinal match on Saturday morning by beating N.C. Science & Math’s Brian Lin and Winfield Warren 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

McGee/Schiavinato lost in the championship match on Saturday afternoon, falling 6-2, 7-5 to Ledford’s Chris Hartzell/Brenner White.

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McGee/Schiavinato won twice on Friday.

The Salisbury duo beat First Flight’s Reese Jones/Manny Perez 6-1, 6-3 in the first round and topped Brevard’s Cullen Duval/Porter Schrader 6-4, 6-4 in a quarterfinal match.

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Salisbury’s doubles team of Roarke Burton/Sean Archer lost in the first round on Friday 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Clinton’s Cooper Brewen/Camden Thompson.

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Salisbury’s Jander Rodas-Palacios lost in the first round of singles 6-0, 6-3 to First Flight’s Luc Styn.

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Salisbury is still alive  in the 2A dual team state playoffs and hosts Atkins on Monday afternoon in third-round action.

High school soccer

BLACK MOUNTAIN — Salisbury ended the season on Friday with a 3-1 loss at eighth-seeded C.D.  Owen in the second round of the 2A state playoffs.

Anna Grace Woolly scored for the ninth-seeded Hornets (20-3) on a cross by Sutton Webb.

Piper Muire, Elle Kennedy and Olivia Dagenhart  also stood out for the Hornets.

High school track

MONROE — In the 3A Midwest Regional held in Monroe on Saturday, East Rowan’s Christian Bennett won the discus with a throw of 144 feet, 3 inches.

Top-four finishers advanced to the state meet.

East’s Sam Wall took second place in the triple jump (44-11.5).

Bennett just missed qualifying in the shot put (46-4.5) with a fifth place finish. East Rowan’s Cooper Wright was also a near-miss. He ran a PR 50.88 and finished fifth in the 400.

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Carson wheelchair athlete William Fuller won the 100 and the shot put.

Carson’s Utah Brown (41.51) took fourth place in the 300 hurdles to qualify for the state meet. Teammate Teolyn Woodruff advanced to state competition with a fourth-place finish in the shot put (48-8).

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Jeriah Ford was the lone state qualifier for the West Rowan boys. He placed fourth in the high jump (6-0).

Jalen Houston was seventh in the 110 hurdles (15.60).

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A.L. Brown’s boys finished third as a team.

Josh Parks led the way. He won regional titles in the 110 hurdles (14.37) and 400 meters (48.59) and was second in the 200 (22.05).

Parks also ran on  a winning 4×200 relay team that ran 1:27.98 and broke a school record that had stood since 1990.

Jalen Neal was sixth in the 100 (11.19) and seventh in the 200 (22.53).

A.L. Brown’s 4×100 team placed second and the 4×800 team was fourth.

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Freshman Iyonna Parker threw the shot put 33 feet, 9.75 inches  for fourth place and was the only state qualifier for the Carson girls.

Nancy Gamewell was fifth in the discus (105-2), while Mikaila Gadson was sixth in the 400 in 1:00.78.

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East Rowan’s Iyahnna Neal was fifth in the shot put (32-11.75) and sixth in the discus (101-7).

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DOBSON — In Saturday’s 2A Midwest Regional, South Rowan’s girls finished eighth in team scoring.

Madison Lowery was third in the 3200 (11:58), fourth in the 1600 (5:35) and ran on the fourth-place 4×800 team with Anahi Reta, Bethan Rymer and Bailee Elliot.

South’s Janiya Downs took third in the high jump (4-10) and was fifth in the long jump (15-5.75).

South’s Taylor Chapman was a state qualifier with fourth place in the 100 hurdles (16.45).

Jahleah Butler was fifth in the discus, while Kira Rymer was seventh.

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Nitavia Corpening had the best day for Salisbury’s girls. She was eighth in the  long jump.

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Tyrone Johnson led Salisbury’s boys. He took third in the long jump (21-6) and was seventh in the 200 (23.19).

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South Rowan’s boys got a first-place effort from Brenden Finger in the high jump (5-10).

Noah Julian was a state qualifier with fourth place in the 1600 (4:38.78).

Scott Stephens was eighth in the 200 (23.32). South’s 4×800 team placed sixth.

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MOCKSVILLE — North Rowan athletes were in action in Friday’s 1A Midwest Regional hosted by Davie County.

Top-four finishers advanced to the state meet.

North’s Lakayla Birst qualified for the state meet in both of her events. She placed second in the high jump  (4 feet, 10 inches) and third in the 300 hurdles (50.42 seconds).

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North Rowan’s boys qualified two throwers for the state meet.

Adrian Rudisill took second place in the discus (143-2), while Nautica Patterson was third in the shot put (44-8).

High school golf

The state championships are set for Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes each day.

The 2A tournament is at Longleaf. South Rowan’s Andrew Jackson tees off at 10:10 a.m. Monday on No. 1, while Salisbury’s Hank Robins tees off at 11:10 a.m. on No. 10.

The 3A tournament is at Foxfire. East Rowan’s Colby Patterson tees off on No. 1 at 8 a.m. Monday, in the first group of the day.

The 4A tournament will be held at  Pinehurst No. 8.

The 1A tournament will be held at Pinehurst No. 6.

High school softball

HIGH POINT — Tali Hagler pitched a one-hitter as A.L. Brown won on the road at Southwest Guilford, 8-1, in a second-round matchup on Friday.

The 10th-seeded Wonders (20-4) will play at Central Cabarrus  (22-3) in the third round. The teams already have met four times, with the Vikings winning three.

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CONCORD — Brantleigh Parrott pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and Riley Tucker drove in two runs to lead   second-seeded Central Cabarrus to a 2-0 win against Piedmont on Friday.

High school baseball

KANNAPOLIS — West Henderson scored four runs in the eighth to beat Northwest Cabarrus 5-1 in a 3A second-round game on Friday.

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NEW LONDON — Rhett Lowder struck out eight in  another dominant start, as North Stanly clobbered North Stokes 10-0 in a second-round 1A game on Friday.

North Stanly (22-2) had only two hits, but used 12 walks and a flurry of wild pitches to win easily.

Yadkin Valley Conference rival Uwharrie Charter is next for the Comets.

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MOCKSVILLE — Davie County battered Grimsley 9-2 on Friday in a second-round 4A playoff game.

Anthony Azar had two hits scored four runs for the War Eagles (16-9), while Joe Johnson had two hits and drove in two.

Next for fifth-seeded Davie is a trip to No. 4 South Caldwell.

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FOREST CITY — Seeded 17th, Oak Grove stunned No. 1 seed East Rutherford 5-2 on Friday in the second round of the 2A state playoffs.

Kaden Swaim homered and drove in all five runs to back strong pitching by Tanner Tesh.

The Grizzlies will travel to No. 8 seed Madison next.

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GREENSBORO — Robbie Ceglie pitched a complete game and Nolan DeVos and Joey Tuders had three hits each as Hickory Ridge rallied to beat Northwest Guilford 7-5 in a 4A second-round playoff game on Friday.

Down 4-1, Hickory Ridge scored six runs in the sixth inning.

Seeded 19th, Hickory Ridge will travel to 11th-seeded Mooresville in the next round.

The Blue Devils beat Pinecrest on Friday, 7-6.

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Carson plans to play its third-round home game against Southwest Guilford on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Intimidators

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Bryce Bush hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning, leading the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 10-7 win over the West Virginia Power on Saturday.

The triple by Bush tied the game 7-7 and capped a four-run inning for Kannapolis. Earlier in the inning, Lenyn Sosa hit an RBI double and Romy Gonzalez hit an RBI single.

The Intimidators took the lead for good in the seventh when Bush hit a solo home run.

Starter Davis Martin (3-2) got the win while Sal Biasi (2-1) took the loss in relief in the South Atlantic League game.

  

Rowan Legion softball

Tryouts for Junior and Senior teams have been postponed to May 22 from 6-9 p.m.

Sign-up days are at Extreme Performance on Monday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 15, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Contact Adrian Gantt (704-213-2438) or  Todd McNeely (704-791-4214) if you want to play but can’t attend tryouts. Games will begin the week of June 10.

Legion baseball

The first day of practice for Rowan County players who have finished the high  school season is Monday, May 13.

Carson Junior Legion

Carson Junior Legion sign-ups  and tryouts begin on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson baseball field.

Bring a parent and a birth certificate.

Youth fishing club

An organizational meeting for a Rowan County High School & Youth Fishing Club will be held at South Rowan  High  at 5 p.m. on May 19.

The meeting is for parents, middle school and high school students and interested community members.

Intimidators

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Bryce Bush hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning, leading the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 10-7 win over the West Virginia Power on Saturday.

The triple by Bush tied the game 7-7 and capped a four-run inning for Kannapolis. Earlier in the inning, Lenyn Sosa hit an RBI double and Romy Gonzalez hit an RBI single.

The Intimidators took the lead for good in the seventh when Bush hit a solo home run.

Starter Davis Martin (3-2) got the win while Sal Biasi (2-1) took the loss in relief in the South Atlantic League game.

Jake Anchia homered   for the Power.

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