Area Sports: South volleyball finishes 28-2

Published 12:08 am Sunday, November 3, 2019

From staff reports

NEWTON — South Rowan’s volleyball team ended its history-making season on Saturday with a 3-0 loss at Fred T. Foard.

The top-seeded Tigers  (30-1) beat the fifth-seeded Raiders 25-16, 25-13 and 25-18.

South had a 4-0 lead in the third set, its first lead of the match, but Ford caught up at 16-all and finished strong.

Senior Kira Rymer had 15 kills, 12 digs and 10 assists for the Raiders.

Rymer surpassed 1,000 digs, 1,000 kills and 1,000 assists during her career.

Anna Rymer had 14 kills, nine assists and seven digs for South (28-2). Ashlyn Faw, playing her last game for South, had nine digs.

Payton Black had 15 digs.  The sophomore libero surpassed 1,000 digs for her career.

Michelle Thao  had nine kills and six digs for the Tigers.

Sarah Lingle had 12 digs.

Foard will host No. 2 seed Brevard (26-5) in Tuesday’s regional final.


South Rowan High is hosting the YFL Super Bowl games that will be played next Saturday.

West Rowan takes on Granite in the title game for grades 2-3-4.

South Rowan plays West Rowan in the game for grades 5-6.

Local golf

Henry Morgan made a hole-in-one on No. 7 at Rolling Hills with an 8-iron.

The shot was witnessed by Jim Sechler, Chris Suskey, Harry Cook and Mark Miller.


Ricky Carlton made an  ace on No. 10 at Rolling Hills with a 9-wood.

Tony Chapman witnessed the feat.

Catawba softball

Catawba softball won two games against Catawba Valley Community College.

The Indians won 12-1 and 13-2.

Summer Howerton hit a  grand slam in the first game.

Jordan Dean and Taylor Martin went 3-for-3 in the second game. Dean hit a three-run homer.