Area Sports: Hester named All-State; Henry to UNCW
From staff reports
West Rowan senior Tori Hester was named to the 12-girl North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association All-State team on Monday.
The outside hitter led West to a 28-1 season and the 3A Final Four. Hester had 548 kills and 440 digs for coach Jan Dowling as a senior and has signed with Troy University.
High school soccer
UNC Wilmington’s women’s soccer program announced the signing of six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.
A signing class that will play for the Seahawks in 2020 includes South Rowan’s Madison Henry and Ledford’s Kara Mills.
Henry, a 5-foot-5 midfielder, is a two-time All-State performer. She’s earned all-region, all-county and all-conference accolades while setting numerous records. Henry has scored a county-record 115 goals for the Raiders, including 61 as a sophomore.
In the SAC tournament, Lincoln Memorial’s women won the title with a 1-0 win against Wingate.
Wingate’s men won the SAC tournament with a 1-0 victory against Anderson.
Jamarius Hairston (Carson) scored 22 points to lead Davidson County Community College to a 74-54 win against Bryant & Stratton.
Guilford junior Will Leckonby (Salisbury) made his 100th and 101st 3-pointers in Sunday’s game against N.C. Wesleyan.
Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks at UNC Pembroke beat Lenoir-Rhyne, 65-56.
Bryanna Troutman (Salisbury) had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Wingate in a 57-47 win against Converse.
McKenzie Gadson (Carson) had 10 points and five rebounds for Anderson in a 75-60 win against Alabama-Huntsville.
Tazah Hardin (South Rowan) had eight points, seven assists and four rebounds for Catawba Valley Community College in a win against the Converse jayvees.
In Gardner-Webb’s 34-30 loss to North Alabama on Saturday, Jayln Cagle (A.L. Brown) rushed 19 times for 77 yards and caught four passes for 14.
Lenoir-Rhyne is seeded second in Region 2 for the Division II playoffs.
Wingate is seeded fourth, while Carson-Newman is No. 6.
Wesley Porter (East Rowan) had eight tackles and two pass breakups as Sewanee closed the season on Saturday.
UNC Pembroke’s Brandon Sloop (Carson) won his match Saturday at 184 pounds against Reinhardt.
CFL cornerback Jumal Rolle (Catawba) has five interceptions for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The Tiger-Cats will play Winnipeg in the Grey Cup, the CFL championship game, on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Mid. school wrestling
West Rowan’s wrestlers are 9-0 after beating Mooresville, 64-36.
West led 37-36 but won the last five weight classes, three by pin.
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