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Area Sports: South’s Rymer surpasses 1,000 kills in win; big win for Carson tennis

From staff reports

South Rowan senior Kira Rymer surpassed 1,000 kills on Tuesday in the Raiders’  25-3, 25-13 and 25-14 volleyball win at Salisbury.

Anna Rymer had 18 assists, 11 kills and seven digs for the seventh-ranked Raiders (11-1, 9-0 Central Carolina Conference).

Kira Rymer had 21 kills, eight assists and eight digs.  Payton Black had 14 digs, and Makenzie McGuire had seven digs.

South has gone undefeated through the first half of the 18-game CCC season.


Carson (7-2)  lost to North Iredell 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20 in the North Piedmont Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday.


West Rowan, ranked first in 3A and second in the state, stayed undefeated with a 25-17, 25-16 and 25-7 win against East Rowan on Tuesday to start North Piedmont Conference play.

Tori Hester had 15 kills,  eight digs, four aces and four blocks to lead the Falcons (10-0).  Emma Gusler had four kills. Kelcie Love had four kills. KK Dowling had 11 kills, seven digs and five aces. Brooke Kennerly had seven digs. Allison Ennis had 31 assists and six digs.


East Rowan’s home game against Carson on Thursday will be a “Volley for Warmth” contest.

Fans are asked to bring  gently used blankets and pillows that will be donated to Rowan Helping Ministries.


Jayvee volleyball

Salisbury beat South Rowan 31-29 and 25-7 on  Tuesday.

Kali Nelson had 14 digs and five kills for South (8-4, 7-2). McKinley Faw had nine digs and seven kills. Emma Owens had six digs and 12 assists. Ava Huffman had five digs, and Tamaria Rhyne had four kills.

Riley Peltz led the Hornets.


West Rowan won  25-10 and 25-20 against  East Rowan’s jayvees on Tuesday. Noe Gaeta had six digs, 14 assists and two aces. Regan Roakes had nine digs and three aces. Madelyn VonCanon had eight digs, six kills and three aces. DeDe Cuthbertson had four kills. Maia Gaeta had five kills. Anna Grace Blackwelder had five kills and four aces.

HS girls tennis

Carson rolled to an 8-1 win against South Iredell in a matchup of teams that were unbeaten in the North Piedmont Conference.

Carson (10-0, 5-0) swept singles with Maci Cooper, Lindsey Conrad, Jadyn Kirkpatrick, Carleigh Perry, Riley Isley and Keeley Watson getting victories in straight sets.

Conrad/Perry and Watson/Isley won in doubles. South Iredell won at No. 1 doubles.

HS boys soccer

Danny Torres scored two goals to lead Davie to a 5-1 win against East Rowan on Tuesday.

Austin Lloyd scored for  East, with Hunter Honeycutt assisting.

Local golf

Sixty-five GARS members played at The Revival at the Crescent.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Ray Pope with a net of 66.13. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Carl Moore with a net of 66.64. Low’ C’ flight player was Ron Ervin with a net of 64.92.  Low ‘D’ Flight player was Ben Moore with a net of 64.79.

Larry Petrea had low gross with a 73. Moore shot low net score.

J.C. Ritchie 94, shot a 91.


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