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Area Sports: South Rowan soccer ends strong season

From staff reports

DOBSON — South Rowan lost at Surry Central 1-0 on Wednesday in the first round of the 2A boys soccer playoffs.

South’s program was making its first appearance in the state playoffs since 1993 and only the third all-time.

The 22nd-seeded Raiders (13-11) were locked in a scoreless tie until Nolan McMillen scored  from  35 yards out with 11 minutes left for the 11th-seeded Eagles (15-8-1).

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Ledford rolled 9-0 over North Pitt, and Thomasville beat Beddingfield 8-4 in the 2A East bracket.  In the 2A West, North Davidson lost to North Lincoln 1-0, while West Davidson lost 3-2 to Newton-Conover.

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Seeded ninth, A.L. Brown lost at home in the first round of the 3A playoffs to No. 24 Weddington, 3-2, on Wednesday.

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Gray Stone, seeded third in the 1A West bracket, had a first-round bye and will play 14th-seeded Highland School of Technology in the second round.

Second-round games are scheduled for Saturday.

Local golf

Forty-four GARS members played a Captains Choice at Corbin Hills.

David Scearce made a hole-in one on No. 16 with a 5-iron.

  The first-place team with a minus-15 team was David Scearce, Tom Dodge, Windsor Eagle and John Cress.

Three teams tied for second place with a minus-8.

After a scorecard playoff,   the team of Allen Hammill, Joe Sheppard, Ernest Wagner and Carrol Downey  took second place.

The team of Phil Cauble, Johnny Graham, Floyd McVey and Ted Weant placed third, and  the team of Frank Masingo, Larry Perrell, John Goodman and Steve Masingo took fourth.

Fifth place  was won by the team of Les Loman, Gene Cauble, Jesse King and Larry Luther with a minus-7.

Chuck Jones made the longest putt on the No. 9 hole, while Tom Dodge had closest to the pin on the No. 13 hole.

Three teams had eagles.

The team of Ron Ervin, Clive Mahaffey, Bobby Clark and Ralph Luther eagled the par-4  10th hole.

The team of Masingo, Perrell, Goodman and Masingo eagled the par-5  No. 12 hole.

The team of Scearce, Dodge, Eagle and Cress eagled the par-4 17th.

Prep school hoops

Bryson Childress (North Stanly) led Hargrave Military Academy at the Caribbean Tip-Off Basketball Classic, last weekend in the Bahamas.

Childress was named to the all-tournament team as Hargrave played Helsinki Academy (Finland), BC Christian (Canada) and TRC Academy (Canada).

Hargave is coached by former Catawba players Lee Martin and Ben Veshi.

College soccer

Catawba defender Katie Beck was named the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer after 1-0 win against Limestone and Anderson.

Catawba’s women are fourth in the region poll.

College volleyball

Catawba won 3-1 at Chowan on Tuesday.

Catawba (6-16) got 15 kills from Claire Kellum, 13 from Jasmine Wooten and 12 from Ashley Johnson.  Morgan Hester (Catawba) had  43 assists, 14 digs and three aces.

Libero Malia Carr recorded 24 digs.

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