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Area Sports: Salisbury, Carson girls qualify for state tennis

From staff reports

Salisbury’s Lillie Rusher took second place in singles the 2A Midwest Regional tennis tournament hosted by Salisbury.

Salisbury’s doubles team of Meredith Burton/Margaret Thurman placed third in the regional and will join Rusher in the individual state tournament.

The 2A state championships are Oct. 25-26 in Cary.


Carson’s doubles team of Maci Cooper/Jadyn Kirkpatrick finished fourth in the 3A Midwest Regional held in Concord and will head to the state individual tournament.

The 3A state championships are Oct. 25-26 in Burlington.


Salisbury (13-0) and Carson (16-0) will be back in action in the second round of the dual team state playoffs on Tuesday.

Salisbury hosts West Wilkes (13-2) in a 2A matchup. West Wilkes beat West Stokes 8-1 in the first round.

Carson hosts South Piedmont Conference runner-up Concord (9-5) in a 2A matchup. Concord beat Southwest Guilford 6-0 in the first round.

HS volleyball

The quarterfinals of the Central Carolina Conference Tournament will be held on Monday.

Top-seeded South Rowan will host No. 8 seed North Davidson at 5 p.m.

Semifinals will be played at South on Tuesday. South would play in the second semifinal of the day at 7 p.m.

The championship match is set for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


South Iredell is hosting the entire North Piedmont Conference Tournament.

First-round matches (3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5) are on Monday. The top two seeds, West Rowan and South Iredell have byes.

On Monday at 4:30 p.m.,   sixth-seeded East Rowan plays No. 3 North Iredell. At 6:30 p.m., No. 4 Carson plays No. 5 Statesville.

Semifinals are on Tuesday. West Rowan will play Carson or Statesville in the 6:30 p.m. semifinal. South Iredell will play the East Rowan-North Iredell winner in a 4:30 p.m. semifinal.

The championship match is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday.


Playoff seeds will be announced on Oct. 24.

HS girls golf

Regional golf will be held on Monday, with the 3A Central Regional at Greensboro National and the 1A/2A Central Regional at Sapona.

HS cross country

The Central Carolina Conference Championships will be held at Salisbury Community Park on Tuesday.

Local golf

Winners in the 3rd annual McCanless Ladies Golf Invitational:

  1st low gross

Sharon Miller

Ellen Petrous

1st low net

Eileen Full

Cindy Carmazzi

2nd low gross

Monica Green

Treva Honeycutt

2nd low net

Susan Wydner

Cathy Fleming

3rd low net

Susan Houston

Azalee  Huneycutt

North Hills

The varsity volleyball team made the state playoffs. Elisabeth Houghton, Elizabeth Jones, and Sydney Wilson were selected to  the SPAA all-conference team.   



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