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Area sports: West volleyball wins NPC; South 17-0 CCC

From staff reports

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s volleyball team stayed unbeaten on Tuesday with a 25-12, 25-23 and 25-19 sweep of Carson on Senior Night.

West clinched the North Piedmont Confernce championship, finished a sweep of Carson and honored seniors Tori Hester, Emma Gusler and Carly Stiller, who have been part of historic seasons for the program.

“Winning this league means a lot,” West coach Jan Dowling said. “It’s a great volleyball league.”

KK Dowling came back with a strong game after being off on Monday against Mooresville.

“We didn’t pass that well, but we hit very well,” Coach Dowling said.

Hester had 18 kills and 22 digs. Dowling had 16 kills, five digs and two aces. Stiller had five kills and three blocks. Kelcie Love had three kills and two blocks. Gusler had two kills. Noe Gaeta had 15 digs, four aces and 40 assists. Brooke Kennerly had 14 digs. Ashlee Ennis had eight digs and four aces. Kenadi Sproul had seven digs.

West (21-0, 9-0) goes to Statesville on Thursday. A win would give the Falcons a perfect regular season.

Carson (17-5, 5-4) closes the regular season with a Senior Night game on Thursday against South Iredell.


LEXINGTON — South Rowan’s volleyball team won at Central Davidson 26-28, 25-14, 25-15 and 25-13 in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

South (21-1, 17-0 CCC) got 22 assists and 21 kills from Anna Rymer. Kira Rymer had 23 kills, 23 assists and 17 digs. Ashlyn Faw had six kills and 15 digs. Payton Black had 30 digs. Cameron Black had 13 digs.

Kira Rymer topped 1,000 career assists.

South is home against Salisbury for Senior Night on Thursday and has a chance for a perfect season in the CCC.

South’s only loss was to West Rowan.


Statesville topped East Rowan 25-23, 25-14 and 25-18 in NPC play on Tuesday.


Taylor Osborne (UNC Pembroke commit) had 25 kills to lead South Iredell to a 15-25, 25-13, 25-15 and 25-22 win against North Iredell in NPC play on Tuesday.

Malina Harris (UNC  Asheville commit) had 41 assists. Karli Gray had 11 kills  for North Iredell.

Jayvee volleyball

South Rowan lost the first set but came to win at Central Davidson on Tuesday.

Kali Nelson had nine kills and seven digs. McKinley Faw had five kills and 10 digs. Emma Owens had 21 assists. Ava Huffman had 10 digs. Bailey Fisher had five digs. Tamaria Rhyne had five kills.


HS cross country

The North Piedmont Conference Championships will be held today at Salisbury Community Park.

The varsity boys race is at 3:30 p.m. The varsity girls race at 4 p.m.

A jayvee race (boys and girls) will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Awards will be presented at 5:15 p.m.

HS girls tennis

Salisbury hosts Burns in 2A, while Carson is home against Southern Alamance in 3A, as the state dual team playoffs get under way today.

College football

North Carolina A&T remained a unanimous No. 1 in the BOXTOROW media and coaches polls for  HBCU schools.

Bethune-Cookman is No. 2, while Alcorn State is No. 3. Florida A&M is No. 4 after a big win against South Carolina State.

In the media poll, Bowie State, a Division II  CIAA school is No. 6, while Virginia Union is No. 10.

Virginia State and Fayetteville State received votes.


The South Atlantic Conference announced players of the week —    Lenoir-Rhyne running back Ameen Stevens,  Carson-Newman linebacker Rondrow Peebles  and Carson-Newman kicker Nate Craft.


College golf

MORGANTON — Catawba junior Tanner Bibey finished fourth and helped the Catawba Indians finish sixth at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament.

The 54-hole tournament concluded on Tuesday at  Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club.

Bibey shot 1-under 69 on Tuesday and finished at 208 for three rounds. The best score in Catawba history is 204.

Belmont Abbey claimed the team title with an 850 score. Catawba shot 876.

Catawba will wrap up its fall schedule on Monday and Tuesday when it plays in the Queens Invitational at the Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis.


   DAHLONEGA, Ga. — For the second tournament in a row, the Catawba women’s golf team broke the one-round scoring record.

In Tuesday’s final round of the LeeAnn Noble Memorial, Catawba posted a 295 team total which shaved two strokes off the record set last Monday in the Patsy Rendleman Invitational.

Catawba shot 604 for fifth place and tied the school record for a two-round tournament.

Kaley Barts led Catawba with a 10th-place finish, carding a 148. Barts, Sarah Coltrane and Sandra Brink shot 73s on Tuesday. All three had five birdies for the tournament.

Catawba will complete its fall schedule next week at the Flagler Fall Slam in St. Augustine, Fla.

College soccer

The Pfeiffer University women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to six straight with a  4-0   shutout of Averett in Danville, Va., on Tuesday.


Local golf

Fifty-seven GARS members played at Rolling Hills.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Allen Hammill with a net of 62.27.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was John Goodman with a net of 63,19.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Tony Labarbera with a net of 63.31.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Bert Bollinger with a net of 62.98.

Larry Petrea shot a 69 for low gross and Bert Bollinger shot low net score.

Four members shot their age or better. Donald Martin, 76, shot a 76. Frank Masingo, 84, shot an 82. Bill Saunders, 85, shot an 85. Bert Bollinger, 90, shot an 89.

Mark Yehl had an eagle  on the par-4  No. 16 hole, while Jan Kichefski eagled   the par-5 No. 18 hole.


The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played a low net/low putts event on Tuesday.

Monica Green had first low net. Susan Houston has second low net. Susan Wydner had low putts.

Mid. school tennis

China Grove Middle School went 8-0 in boys tennis.

Players were  James Anderson, Sawyer Basinger, Carston Carey,  Andrew Carter, Mason Cirba,  Vegas Downs, Israel Lawrence, Joseph Little, Karson Sloop, Grayson Steadley and Griffin Yarbrough.

Chris Leonard was the head coach and was assisted by Kevin Sloop.




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