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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.

  

College soccer

In the SAC tournament,  Lincoln Memorial’s women won the title with a 1-0 win against Wingate.

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Wingate’s  men won the SAC tournament with a 1-0 victory against Anderson.

Men’s basketball

Jamarius Hairston (Carson) scored 22 points to lead  Davidson County Community College to a 74-54 win against Bryant & Stratton.

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Guilford junior Will Leckonby (Salisbury) made his 100th and 101st   3-pointers in Sunday’s game against N.C. Wesleyan.

   

Women’s basketball

Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks at UNC Pembroke beat Lenoir-Rhyne, 65-56.

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Bryanna Troutman (Salisbury) had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Wingate in a 57-47 win against Converse.

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McKenzie Gadson (Carson) had 10 points and five rebounds for Anderson in a 75-60 win against Alabama-Huntsville.

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Tazah Hardin (South Rowan) had eight points, seven assists and four rebounds for Catawba Valley  Community College in a win against the Converse jayvees.

College football

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.

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Lenoir-Rhyne is seeded  second in Region 2 for the  Division II playoffs.

Wingate is seeded fourth, while Carson-Newman is No. 6.

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Wesley Porter (East Rowan) had eight tackles and two pass breakups as Sewanee closed the season on Saturday.

College wrestling

UNC Pembroke’s Brandon Sloop (Carson) won his match Saturday at 184 pounds against Reinhardt.

Pro football

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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