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Area Sports: Carson’s Brown, East’s Patterson qualify for 3A state golf

From staff reports

Carson’s Sophia Brown and East Rowan’s Carlee Patterson have qualified for the  3A golf state championships.

Brown shot 92  to tie for 13th at Monday’s 3A Central Regional at Greensboro National, while Patterson shot 96 and tied for 22nd.

The top three teams — Rockingham (239), Eastern Alamance (258) and Southeast Guilford (264) — advanced to the state tourney, along with the top 17 individuals.

East shot 304 as a team and tied for sixth. South Iredell shot 303 for fifth.

The 3A tournament will be held at Foxfire on Oct. 28-29.

East’s other scores were Victoria Lewis (103), Anna Hester (105), Lexie Miller (111) and Emma Callahan (115).  Carson’s Kate Carter shot 124. West Rowan’s Gabrielle Blabon shot 133.


In the 1A/2A Central Regional at Sapona, Oak Grove (253), Mount Pleasant (267) and Ledford (274) were the qualifying teams.

East Wilkes’ Ava Tharpe and Oak Grove’s Karli Jump shot 75s to lead the way.

Salisbury’s Phoebe Shields shot 119, while Salisbury’s Anna Grace Woolly shot 125.

HS volleyball

Carson won 25-18,  21-25, 25-13 and  25-16 against Statesville on Monday in the opening round of the North Piedmont Conference tournament.

Carson plays West Rowan tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a semifinal at South Iredell.


East Rowan lost to North Iredell 25-16, 20-25, 25-18 and 25-9 in Monday’s opening round of the NPC tourney.

North Iredell plays host South Iredell in a 4:30 p.m. semifinal today.

Playoff seeds will be announced on Thursday. East is a bubble team to make the playoffs.


Top-seeded South Rowan (23-1) rolled at home in its quarterfinal game in the Central Carolina Conference Tournament on Monday.

Kira Rymer had 25 kills, 13 assists, five aces and eight digs in a 25-4, 25-17 and 25-8 win against North Davidson.

Anna Rymer had 10 kills, 24 assists, five aces and 11 digs. Ashlyn Faw had five kills and 13 digs. Payton Black had 15 digs. Makenzie McGuire had eight digs.

South is home for tonight’s semifinal match against fourth-seeded Ledford at 7 p.m.

HS boys soccer

Salisbury lost to Ledford 2-1 in Central Carolina Conference soccer on Monday.  Juan Salazar scored the lone Hornet goal on an assist by Joshua Portillo.

“For the second consecutive game, I felt like we outplayed a team above us in conference but we just couldn’t hit the back of the net,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said.

Salisbury (12-7, 9-6) out-shot Ledford and had a goal nullified by an offsides call.

Next for the Hornets is East Davidson on Wednesday at 6 p.m.


  Chris Mercado made 10 saves for West Rowan in Monday’s 3-0 NPC loss to South Iredell.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples played Captains Choice.

First place went to the team of David & Azalee Huneycutt and Gene & Mary Seaford. The team of Ralp  & Pam Craver and Calvin Smith took second.

Closest to the pin was won by Azalee Huneycutt.  Pam Craver had longest putt.


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