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Area Sports: East golfers win first match

From staff reports

East Rowan’s girls golf team shot 131 to win a match at McCanless on Wednesday.

Victoria Lewis shot 43 to lead the Mustangs. Lexie Miller (44), freshman Carlee Patterson (44) and Emma Callahan (49) were the other East scorers.

Carson’s Sophia Brown shot 46. Carson didn’t post a team score.

North Davidson was second with 134. Medalist with a 40 was North Davidson’s Kelsie Conner.

North Rowan finished third, while West Rowan was fourth.

HS boys soccer

Jason Hernandez and Christopher Contreras scored for Carson in Tuesday’s 2-all tie with Mount Pleasant.

Osvaldo Ortiz had an assist.


South Rowan topped East Davidson 4-1 in Central Carolina Conference soccer on Wednesday.

Eber Tapia scored twice for the Raiders, while  Harrison Ward and Daniel Trejo scored a goal apiece.


Salisbury lost 5-2 to Thomasville in CCC play on Wednesday.

Joshua Portillo scored 20 seconds into the match with his brother, Chris, assisting, to give the Hornets a  quick 1-0 lead.

Chris Portillo scored for a 2-1 Salisbury lead. It was 2-all at halftime, but Thomasville scored early in the second half to take the lead for good.

“We lost Chris Portillo after a collision, and we didn’t react very well to the heat,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said. “There were a lot of cramps.”

Irvin Almarez played well for the Hornets.

Salisbury plays Forest Hills at 5:30 p.m. at home tonight.


Noah Baab scored two goals to lead Oak Grove to a 2-0 win against North Davidson in CCC action on Wednesday.

HS cross country

In Tuesday’s Pre-Central Carolina Conference Meet at Salisbury Community Park, South Rowan’s boys scored 48 and finished second to Oak Grove (41).

South’s Noah Julian was the individual champ in 17:28, and the Raiders had five of the top 19 runners.

Salisbury’s boys finished eighth.


In the Pre-CCC girls race, East Davidson led the way. Salisbury was fifth and South was sixth.

Leah Cressler placed sixth to lead the Hornets. Madison McGuire led South with a seventh-place finish.


In a North Piedmont Conference meet  held in Statesville on Tuesday with all six schools competing, Carson’s Zac Barbee took the individual championship in 17:21.

West Rowan rolled to first as a team with a score of 37. The Falcons had five of the top 11 runners and were led by Damian Ackman’s third-place finish. He ran 17:37. West’s Luke Harrison was fifth.

East Rowan’s Thomas Ferguson was fourth. The Mustangs finished third behind West and Carson.


North Iredell’s girls have one of the state’s best runners in Jonna Strange. She ran 17:10 to win the event.

Carson easily took the team title with a score of 36. The Cougars had five of the top eight runners. Carson’s Taylor Conrad was fourth, while Kimberly Barrera was fifth.

East Rowan’s Adalie Harrison placed third. West Rowan’s Megyn Spicer was sixth. Maddie Simmons was second and led Statesville to second place in team scoring.

HS  volleyball

West Rowan won 20-25, 25-13, 25-16 and 25-13 at previously unbeaten East Surry on Wednesday.

West (6-0) is ranked first in 3A and second in the state by MaxPreps.


In East Rowan’s 3-2 loss to Central Cabarrus on Tuesday, Hannah Larson had 16 kills and 18 digs, while Leah Hinceman and Mikayla Tucker had 11 kills each. Emma Collins had three aces. Elly Davis had 14 digs and 23 serve-receives with no errors. Audrey Cox had 10 digs. Reaghan Moore had 35 assists.


Salisbury got its first victory of the season on Tuesday by sweeping Central Carolina Conference opponent Lexington.


South Rowan plays a marquee match tonight at Oak Grove. Both teams have started 3-0 in the CCC.


HS girls tennis

West Rowan’s tennis team won against Davie 8-1 on Tuesday.

West (2-0) opened with a 9-0 win against A.L. Brown.

Lacy Waggoner, Madison Smith, Mira White, Skylar Jahnke, Gracie Wise and Kelsie Crider are all 2-0 in singles.

Elizabeth Bogle/Ashley Pender, Noelle Sparks/Gavin Staton and Reagan Haggas/Taylor Poole won in doubles against the Wonders.

West starts North Piedmont Conference play today against East Rowan.


Salisbury won 9-0 against Thomasville in a Central Carolina Conference match on Wednesday.

Lillie Rusher, Meredith Burton, Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Sophie Chmiel and Kate Burton won singles matches for the  Hornets.

Thurman-Meredith Burton, Rusher-Kate Burton and Campion/Chmiel won in doubles.


Camp for youth

Salisbury mayor Al Heggins will host area youth at a free baseball and softball camp as part of the United States Conference of Mayors support of MLB’s   “Play Ball Summer” initiative.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to noon at Catawba College’s Newman Park  there will be a baseball camp for Salisbury boys and girls, ages 7 to 15. The camp will be led by Catawba baseball and softball teams, who will teach fundamentals of each sport.

Free transportation will be provided from Hall Gym beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (704) 638-5286 or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart’s jayvee volleyball team won against  Salisbury Academy 23-25, 24-8 and 15-3.

Jasmine Garcia served 12 straight points in the deciding set.


Sacred Heart’s varsity volleyball team lost to Salisbury Academy 25-19, 21-25 and 15-6.

  Lauren Childress was strong for the varsity with consistent serving and Emma Bloom made several good digs.


Sacred Heart’s varsity volleyball team won against North Hills in three sets. Sacred Heart won 15-11 in the third set.

Angie Landaverde,  Childress, Ella Coolerand Mia Parra had great serves  for the Dolphins.

College football

Former A.L. Brown receiver/DB Johnny Delahoussaey, who played at University of Charleston, is a graduate assistant at St. Andrews.




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