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Area Sports: Salisbury tennis rolls

From staff reports

Salisbury’s girls tennis team got singles wins from Lillie Rusher, Meredith Burton, Margaret Thurman, Abby Campion, Sophie Chmiel and Kate Burton in a 9-0 Central Carolina Conference victories vs. Ledford on Wednesday.

Rusher/Thurman, Burton/Burton and Chmiel/Campion won in singles for the Hornets (7-0, 5-0).

• Salisbury will complete the Oak Grove match today. That match was suspended by darkness on Monday.


North Iredell won against East Rowan 7-2 on Tuesday in NPC action.

Jaysa Caubsy (No. 4) and Rebecca Reilly (No. 6) win singles matches for East.

Sarah Margaret Dyer lost a close one (9-7) at No. 2 singles.

HS boys soccer

South Rowan’s soccer team won 4-3 in overtime against Thomasville on Wednesday in Central Carolina Conference action.

Eber Tapia, Daniel Trejo and Alex Rivas scored goals, and Harrison Ward forced an own goal.


Salisbury dropped another tough Central Carolina Conference contest on Wednesday, losing 3-1 at  Ledford.

Joshua Portillo scored the lone goal for the Hornets (5-4, 3-3).

“Ledford just had too much for us tonight,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said. “They are a very solid team, but  we really gave them a match for the first 60 minutes.”

Salisbury got excellent play from Juan Garcia Cortez, Angel Quintero  and Axel Alejo.

HS volleyball

Carson won against West Davidson 25-12, 25-10 and 25-15 in a non-conference match on Wednesday.


Zoe Larson had seven digs and 12 assists for East Rowan in Tuesday’s 3-0 NPC loss to West Rowan.

Hannah Larson had five kills. Emma Collins had two blocks. Riley had a good day at serve-receive.

  East hosts Carson tonight in a “Volley for Warmth” match.

Fans are asked to bring new or gently used pillows and blankets for donation to Rowan Helping Ministries.


Undefeated West Rowan hosts South Iredell tonight.

CCC frontrunner South Rowan hosts East Davidson.

HS cross country

Cox Mill’s cross country teams won the South Piedmont Conference vs. North Piedmont Conference Challenge on Tuesday at Vietnam Veterans Park in Kannapolis.

• In the boys race, Northwest Cabarrus, West Rowan, Carson, A.L. Brown and East Rowan followed the Chargers.

Carson’s Zac Barbee was the top individual in 17:51. West’s Damian Ackman was second in 18:22, while West’s Issac Castro was sixth in 18:52. Thomas Ferguson was ninth in 19:16 to lead East Rowan.

• In the girls race, Carson, Central Cabarrus, Northwest Cabarrus, East Rowan and A.L. Brown followed the Chargers.

Cox Mill’s Jessie Connick was the top individual in 21:45. East’s Adalie Harrison was second in 22:04. Carson was led by Taylor Conrad (22:23), who finished fourth. Carson’s Kimberly Barrera was sixth.

The top runner for West Rowan was Megyn Spicer (14th).


The Rowan County Championships are coming up on Sept. 26 at Dan Nicholas Park.

College volleyball

Queens swept Catawba on Tuesday.

Lindsay Elmore (Carson) had eight kills, six solo blocks and two block assists for Queens.

Kylie Morgan had 17 kills for Catawba. Morgan Hester (Carson) had 15 assists. Malia Carr had 19 digs.


Livingstone (1-1) swept Bluefield State on the road on Tuesday.

Victoria Onozie had 13 kills and six aces. Dekiya Wilson-Thomas had 14 assists and three aces. Marlana Jackson had four solo blocks.

College soccer

Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost to Queens 4-1 in a South Atlantic Conference game played on Wednesday.  Simone Trentin scored for the Indians.


Shelby Thompson made seven saves for the Catawba women in a 1-0 loss to Queens on Wednesday.

Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy’s jayvee soccer team defeated  Davidson Day School 8-0 on Tuesday.

Scoring for the Jaguars were John McCoy with four goals and Jacob Mills, Fletcher Busby, Luke Fowler and Abdul Eliwa with one each.

Finnegan Avery and Harper Palmer were the goalkeepers for the Jaguars.

SA is home against Sacred Heart on Monday at 3:30 p.m.


Salisbury Academy’s varsity soccer team defeated Davidson Day 9-0 on Tuesday.

Hank Webb led the Jaguars with four goals. James Fisher added two goals, and Andrew Mead, Hines Busby and Ethan Ott had one

The Jaguars will be back in action on Friday when they host Hickory Christian Academy at 4 p.m.


  Salisbury Academy’s varsity volleyball team defeated Davidson Day 2-0 on Tuesday.

The team will  host Hickory Christian Academy on Friday at 5 p.m.



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High School

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