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Area Athletes Update: Porter still picking off passes

By Mike London

Area college athletes update …

Sewanee junior DB Wesley Porter (East Rowan) made the ninth and 10th pass interceptions of his college career on Saturday in a 49-30 loss to Birmingham Southern.

Porter turned one of Saturday’s interceptions into a 58-yard pick-six.

He made six tackles and added 54 yards on kickoff and punt returns.

Porter (5-8, 155) had 56 tackles, 10 pass break-ups and two interceptions as a sophomore and 51 tackles, 11 break-ups and five interceptions as a freshman.

In high school, he was a three-time all-conference and all-county player.

He’s majoring in international global studies at Sewanee, a prestigious academic school in Tennessee.


Sandon McCoy (A.L. Brown) scored a touchdown for Army in Saturday’s romp over Morgan State.

The 215-pound junior back rushed eight times for 61 yards. The TD was his second of the season.


Jayln Cagle (A.L. Brown) is the top running back for Gardner-Webb and had 41 rushing yards and 49 receiving yards in Saturday’s loss to Wofford.

Cagle has rushed for 308 yards and four touchdowns this season for the Bulldogs.


Campbell junior linebacker Tywun Rivens (Salisbury) has 22 tackles in three games and is tied for second on the team. He had nine stops for the Camels in Saturday’s 31-29 win against Davidson.


Devin Turner (West Rowan) is back in action this season at St. Andrews and had five tackles in Saturday’s loss to Cumberland.


JaVon Lofton, the former West Rowan offensive lineman who has become a defensive lineman in college, made four tackles for Averett in Saturday’s win against Ferrum.


Charlotte had a tough time at Clemson, as expected, but QB Chris Reynolds (Davie) had a rushing touchdown.

In four games, Reynolds has thrown seven TD passes and has rushed for three.


Brenden Westbrook (Carson) and Eric Gibson (North Rowan) made four tackles each for Catawba in Saturday’s loss to UNC Pembroke. Steven Thurston (North Rowan) made two.



Catawba’s Morgan Hester (Carson) had 40 assists and 13 digs in Saturday’s loss to Wingate.


Lindsay Elmore (Carson) had five kills and three blocks for Queens in Saturday’s win against Coker. Kylie Morgan had 17 kills, while Jasmine Wooten had 12.


Braelyn Faust (West Rowan) had five kills for Lenoir-Rhyne in Friday’s win against UVA-Wise.


Women’s cross country

In the 6K Bulldog Stampede at Wingate on Saturday, senior Hannah Mercer led seventh-place Catawba with a 23:23 clocking, good for eighth place. Freshman Madison Lowery (South Rowan) was 13th in 23:34.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Faith Faller (East Rowan) was 24th in 24:21. The Bears finished second.


Men’s cross country

Charlotte’s Zachary Marchinko (Carson) was seventh in the 8K Iona Meet of Champions in 25:03.


In Wingate’s 8K Bulldog Invitational, freshman Erick Ramirez-Ramos led Catawba with a sixth-place finish in 26:13. Catawba finished fourth.


Men’s golf

Next for Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) and UNC Greensboro is the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate on Oct. 5.


Catawba is in sixth place after Monday’s opening round of the King University Invite.

Bryson Sprinkle (East Rowan) was one of Catawba’s leaders in the first round with a 75.


Women’s golf

Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) is the No. 4 player for East Carolina in the Pirate Collegiate Classic that started Monday in Greenville. She shot 77 in the first round on Monday.


Montreat freshman Carmen Fraley (East Rowan) shot 96-93-93 — 282 in the Sand Shark Invitational in Okatie, S.C.


Women’s soccer

Courtney Reavis had a goal an an assist as Catawba (4-1, 1-1 SAC) beat Mars Hill on Saturday.


Men’s soccer

Catawba (2-2, 1-1) beat Mars Hill 3-0 for its first SAC win on Saturday.



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