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Area Sports: West, South, Carson, Davie win in volleyball playoffs

From staff reports

MOUNT ULLA — Top-seeded West Rowan rolled 25-11, 25-13 and 25-16 against No. 32 Piedmont in the first round of the 3A state volleyball playoffs on Saturday.

Tori Hester had 14 kills and 12 digs. KK Dowling had nine kills and six blocks. Carly Stiller had four kills. Emma Gusler had three kills. Brooke Kennerly had 11 digs. Ashlee Ennis had seven digs. Kenadi Sproul had six digs.

West Rowan (25-0) hosts Asheville AC Reynolds (19-4) on Tuesday. The 16th-seeded Rockets won a five-set match at home against North Iredell on Saturday.

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LANDIS — Fifth-seeded South Rowan swept Bunker Hill 25-19, 25-12 and 25-8 in the first round of the 2A state playoffs on Saturday.

Anna Rymer had 12 kills, five blocks, 14 assists and 11 digs. Kira Rymer had 16 kills, five blocks, 12 assists and 11 digs. Payton Black had 16 digs. Ashlyn Faw had eight digs and four kills.

The Raiders (26-1) will host No. 12 Lake Norman Charter (17-7). Lake Norman Charter won a five-set match from Hendersonville  on Saturday.

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GREENSBORO — Carson won on the road in the first round of the 3A state playoffs on Saturday.

The 18th-seeded Cougars (20-7) topped No. 15 Western Guilford 24-26, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19.

It was the 700th career victory for coach Kelan Rogers, who has had great success at West Davidson as well as Carson.

Next for Carson is a trip on Tuesday to play No. 2  seed West Henderson (26-6).

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WAXHAW — East Rowan lost at third-seeded Marvin Ridge 25-9, 25-10 and 25-13 on Saturday in the first round of the 3A playoffs.

East finished 8-16.

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MOCKSVILLE — Ninth-seeded Davie (18-9) won a five-set match against East Forsyth in the first round of the 4A state playoffs on Saturday.

High school golf

Carson’s Sophia Brown tees off on Monday in the 3A State Championships at Foxfire at 9:30 a.m. East Rowan’s Carlee Patterson starts at 11:09 a.m.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples played an 18-hole Captains Choice for their end-of-the-year tournament.

The team of Terrol Kendall, Walt Kincaid and Don Carpenter won a scorecard playoff for first place with the  second-place team of Sharon Miller, Susan Houston, Faye Cline and Susan Wydner.

The third-place team was Mary Seaford, Gene Seaford, Ralph Carver and Pam Carver.

College cross country

  Catawba’s Hannah Mercer was honored as the South Atlantic Conference’s  Elite 20 Award winner for women’s cross country.  Mercer, a senior from North Davidson,  has a 4.0 GPA, while majoring in therapeutic recreation.

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Catawba’s women finished fifth in Saturday’s SAC Championships. Queens won. Mercer and freshman Madison Lowery (South Rowan) made all-conference.

College golf

LOXLEY, Ala. — Richmond’s Michael Childress (of Salisbury) is tied for fourth place at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational.

Childress, a sophomore, shot a first-round 69, good enough for second place, but his second round on Saturday was suspended by weather. He was even-par with three birdies and three bogeys during his second round, with six holes remaining.

Childress trails leader Garrett Johnson (71-66), of Mississippi State, by four strokes.

Richmond is fifth as a team, behind Mississippi State, Kennesaw State, Arkansas State and Indiana, going into today’s final round.

 

 

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