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Area Sports: Hester recognized by NCHSAA

From staff reports

West Rowan volleyball player Tori Hester was named the NCHSAA’s performer of the week for all female athletes.

A senior outside hitter, Hester had 47 kills, 33 digs, four solo blocks and seven aces in wins against South Rowan and East Surry.


Hester also has been named the MaxPreps volleyball player of the week for North Carolina.

South Rowan’s Kira Rymer won the MaxPreps award for the first week of the season. Rymer had 50 kills, 30 digs, three aces and eight blocks as the Raiders won three times.


Carson (4-0) beat West Stanly 25-19, 25-22 and 25-19 in Wednesday’s non-conference match.


Salisbury (2-2) won Wednesday’s non-conference match against West Davidson 25-14, 25-14 and 25-11.

HS football

Vance quarterback Austin Grier was the NCHSAA male performer of the week.He completed 26 of   35 passes for 405 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia’s Heritage High.


HS girls tennis

Salisbury won 9-0 against Central Carolina Conference opponent West Davidson on Wednesday.

Lillie Rusher, Meredith Burton, Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Kate Burton and Abbey Lawson won in singles for the Hornets (4-0, 2-0).

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


East Rowan’s tennis team won 6-2 at West Stanly on Tuesday.

East got singles wins from Audrey Ward, Jaysa Causby, Rebecca Reilly and Caroline Burleyson.

Ward, a freshman playing No. 1, came back from 0-4 to win 6-4, 6-2.

Causby/Syann Cooper and Reilly/Burleson won in doubles. No. 1 doubles weren’t played.

HS boys soccer

Salisbury’s soccer team got its first victory on Wednesday by beating West Davidson 5-1 in Tyro.

Salisbury (1-2, 1-1) opened the Central Carolina Conference match with goals by Juan Salazar, Christopher Portillo Joshua Portillo, and Dennis Anaya to take a 4-0 lead.

Senior Juan Silva finished the scoring on a strike that caromed off the post and into the net on a long assist from Hugo Trujillo.

SHS assists were also credited to Joshua Portillo, Silva, Christopher Portillo  and Anaya.

The goals were the first of the season for Salazar, Anaya and Silva.

Next up for the Hornets is a  non-conference match at at East Rowan today at 5:30 p.m.

East Rowan lost to Concord 9-0 on Wednesday.


South Rowan lost 6-2 to Ledford in a CCC match on Wednesday.

Cam Phillips and Zander Efird scored goals for the Raiders.


Michael Leon scored the goal for West Rowan in Wednesday’s 7-1 non-conference loss to Robinson.

Federico Cruz had the assist.


Jaxon Wheeler scored for Carson in Tuesday’s 8-1 loss against A.L. Brown.


A.L. Brown (6-0) beat North Iredell 3-0 on Wednesday in a matchup of unbeaten teams.

HS girls golf

South Iredell shot 134 and won Wednesday’s North Piedmont Conference match at McCanless.

Carson’s Sophia Brown  was medalist with a 39.

Lexie Miller (44) and Carlee Patterson (47) led East  Rowan to second place.

Maria Franco shot 42  to pace South Iredell.

Gabrielle Blabon led West.

“We had a lot of wayward shots today and did n’t play as consistently as in the last couple of matches,” East Rowan coach Rhett Teems said. “It was a great day for golf, but we just couldn’t score when we needed to.”

College volleyball

The Pfeiffer women’s  volleyball team fell 3-0 at Guilford on Wednesday.




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