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Area Sports: South wins big CCC volleyball match

From staff reports

South Rowan’s volleyball team swept Oak Grove on Thursday in a big Central Carolina Conference matchup.

Kira Rymer had 12 kills and six blocks in a 25-10, 25-15 and 25-10 victory, while Anna Rymer had 12 kills, seven assists and five aces.

Payton Black had 17 digs for South (5-1, 4-0).


In West Rowan’s four-set win against East Surry on Wednesday, Tori Hester had 25 kills, 21 digs, four blocks and three  aces for the Falcons (6-0). Carly Stiller had nine kills, while Emma Gusler had six, and Kelcie Love had five. Allison Ennis had 41 assists. Brooke Kennerly had 15 digs.

West will be without KK Dowling (illness) for several weeks.

JV volleyball

South Rowan’s jayvees won their fourth straight Central Carolina Conference match, topping Oak Grove Thursday in two sets.

Bailey Fisher had 10 digs, and Ava Huffman had nine. McKinley Faw had four aces. Emma Owens had 10 assists.

HS boys soccer

Salisbury lost to Forest Hills 1-0 in a non-conference match on Thursday.

SHS keeper Wade Robins saved a second-half penalty kick and made 12 saves.

Forest Hills connected on another PK with seven minutes left for the only goal.

“ It was a match marred by multiple yellow cards and several stoppages that left both teams agitated,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “We were much better in all facets in the second half, and  Robins played a huge game for us.”

Salisbury plays a Central Carolina Conference match against West Davidson on Wednesday.

HS girls tennis

West Rowan beat East Rowan 8-1 on Thursday in  a North Piedmont Conference match.

West (3-0, 1-0) got singles wins in straight sets from Lacy Waggoner, Madison Smith, Mira White, Skylar Jahnke, Gracie Wise and Kelsie Crider.

Waggoner/Crider and White/Jahnke won in doubles.

East got a doubles win from Rebecca Reilly/Caroline Burleyson.


Salisbury won 5-4 against Concord  in a non-conference match on Thursday.

Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Sophie Chmiel and Kate Burton won in singles for the Hornets (3-0).

Chmiel/Campion won at No. 3 doubles.

Molly Handler and Maya Haynes won singles matches and the No. 1 doubles match for the Spiders (0-4).

JV football

Peter Williams-Simpson scored three touchdowns for West Rowan in Thursday’s 28-0 win against North Rowan.

Lucas Graham threw a scoring pass to Williams-Simpson, and Akin Robinson ran for a TD.

Nigel McManus and Charles Brucker had interceptions.

Quadree Ziyad, Damarion Phillips and Canyon Turner led West’s rushing defense.

Ben Sweet had two sacks and caught two passes.


South Rowan’s leaders in a 36-30, four-OT loss to Carson were QB Bronson Hunt and linebacker Jacob Ritchie.

The game was tied 14-all at the end of regulation. Hunter Burris had a 10-yard scoring run for Carson. Emory Taylor had a 2-point conversion. Burris threw a TD pass to Jasper Rojas.

Burris rushed for touchdowns in the first two overtimes and threw for 2-point conversions.

 Both teams were stopped in the third overtime. Austin Cook had an interception to stop South.

Burris threw a touchdown pass to Cook for the decisive points in the fourth OT.


East Lincoln topped East Rowan 33-18.


Davie beat North Davidson 38-6.

Isaiah Lytton returned a kickoff for a Davie  touchdown.

Alex Summers threw TD passes to Brodie Smith and Lytton. Davin Whitaker had a rushing TD, and Blake Jenkins had a pick-six.

Local golf

Rockwell’s Dusty Holder made a hole-in-one at McCanless on Thursday.

He aced the 135-yard No. 3 hole with a 9-iron.

It was Holder’s second career hole-in-one, but it’s been 44 years since his first one when he was 18.

He was playing with Billy Cruse, Buddy Miller, Claude Bernhardt and the Cooter boys.


College football

Charlotte’s Chris Reynolds (Davie) passed for 136 yards and a touchdown and ran for 72 yards and two TDs in a 49-28 win vs. Gardner-Webb on Thursday.

Jayln Cagle (A.L. Brown) rushed 19 times for 84 yards and 2 TDs for the Bulldogs.




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