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Area sports: Wilson scores 30 to lead West romp

From staff reports

KANNAPOLIS — UNC Asheville signee Abigail Wilson scored 30 points as West Rowan’s girls basketball team rolled to a 61-25 win at A.L. Brown on Tuesday night.

Taylor Poole added 14 for the Falcons (2-0, while Cindy Connolly scored 10.

Jaliah Smoutherson scored 13 for the Wonders (2-2).

WEST (61) — Wilson 30, Poole 14, Connolly 10, Spicer 4, Arnott 3, Haggas, Watkins, Blabon, Durham, Roach, Cuthbertson.

A.L. BROWN (25) — Smoutherson 13, Campbell 7, Simmons 2, Green 2, Yow 1, Corpening, Grant, Ward.

W. Rowan     11  14  15   21   — 61

A.L. Brown    8     4   10    3   — 25


Other prep games from Tuesday are in the basketball roundup.

All-YVC football

League champion North Rowan swept the  top honors for football in the Yadkin Valley Conference.

North back Malcolm Wilson has been named YVC Offensive Player of the Year, while North linebacker Jordan Goodine is the YVC Defensive Player of the Year. North’s Ben Hampton is the YVC Coach of the Year.

North offensive linemen Kendall Reid and Justin Hughes, defensive lineman Malachi Turner and Brandon Jefferson, DBs Zay Davis and Jaharion Graham and linebackers Tsion Delaney and  Caelan Stinson  made the All-YVC team.

Receiver Denerio Robinson was Honorable Mention.

All-NPC football

West Rowan running back Jalen Houston has been named  North Piedmont Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

West Rowan kicker Federico Cruz is the  NPC Special Teams Player of the Year.

West also placed offensive linemen Jonny Hassard and Edwin Fuentes Berrios, defensive linemen Chaz McCombs, Zeek Biggers and Levontae Jacobs, linebacker Baiden Suddarth and DB Reggie Everhart on the All-NPC team.

East players on the All-NPC team include back Sammy Pinckney, receiver Vincent Jones and DBs Tahj Young and Qhihmari McCall.

Carson placed offensive lineman Robert Barringer,  running back Hunter Courtney and linebacker Logan Rogers on the team.

Statesville lineman Jason Shuford was named NPC Defensive Player of the year, while league champ Statesville’s Randall Gusler was named NPC Coach of the Year.


All-SPC football

A.L. Brown receiver Jose Vargas, running back Jakhiry Bennett, lineman Jatarius Mason, linebackers B.J. Foster and Torren Wright and DB Josiah Cauthen made the All-South Piedmont Conference team.

Cox Mill’s Craig Stewart was named SPC Coach of the Year.

Northwest Cabarrus QB Nick Wilds-Lawing was named SPC Offensive Player of the Year, while NWC’s Andre Hill was named SPC Defensive Player of the Year.

Concord punter/kicker Isaiah Clark was named SPC  Special Teams Player of the Year.

All-NPC volleyball

League champion West Rowan took the top honors for North Piedmont Conference volleyball.

Outside hitter Tori Hester is the NPC Player of the  Year, while Jan Dowling is the NPC Coach of the Year.

West also placed Carly Stiller, KK Dowling, Allison Ennis and Brooke Kennerly on the All-NPC team.

Carson’s Jaden Vaughn and Kary Hales made All-NPC, while East Rowan is represented by Zoe Larson.

All-NPC tennis

Carson junior Lindsey Conrad is the North Piedmont Conference Player of the Year after leading Carson to the conference championship.

Carson also placed Maci Cooper, Carleigh Perry and  Jadyn Kirkpatrick on the All-NPC team.

West Rowan is represented by Lacy Waggoner, while East Rowan’s Audrey Ward made the team.

Coach of the Year honors went to South Iredell’s Tabitha Elledge.

All-SPC volleyball

A.L. Brown’s Tali Hagler was named to the All-South  Piedmont Conference volleyball team.

SPC Player of the Year honors went to Central Cabarrus’ Alexis Cornish.

Co-coaches of the year are Central’s Katria Stewart and Robinson’s Vanessa Colon.


East boys fall

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s boys dropped a non-conference basketball game on Monday, losing to  an athletic Northwest Cabarrus squad, 69-50.

Jahbori Raines scored 20 for Northwest (2-2).  Jayden Deese and Chris Spears scored 14 each.

“We have to get better on defense, but we did take four charges tonight, and that’s a step in the right direction,” East coach Kurt Misenheimer said.

East (1-3) was led by Gavin Sprinkle with 13 points and Jake Hunter with 12.

NW CABARRUS (69) — Raines 20, Deese 14, Spears 14, Mckoy 9, Harris 6, Grigley 4.

EAST ROWAN (50) — Sprinkle 13, Hunter 12, Shuping 7, Padgett 6, Jordan 5, Pinckney 5, Miller 2.

NW Cabarrus��   15  17  14  23   — 69

East Rowan       15  10  15  10    50

A.L. Brown boys win

MOORESVILLE — Kheni Briggs scored 22 points to lead A.L. Brown to a 68-44 win at Mooresville on Monday.

The Wonders (2-0) got 12 points from Mi’Keim Moore, 11 points  from  JD Glenn and nine from Fujon Eccles.


The Cleveland Browns have released defensive end Chris Smith (West Rowan.

Smith had one tackle in nine games for the Browns. He was not active Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Local golf

GARS members played a Captains Choice at Corbin Hills.

The first-place team with a minus 12 was Ted Weant, Jim Brown, Lynn Shook, Ralph Luther and  Larry Petrea.

Two teams tied for second place with a minus 7. The team of Ray Pope, Larry Perrell, Thomas Dodge and Bobby Miller won the scorecard playoff over the team of Ernest Wagner, Bobby Clark, John Goodman and Wayne Bost on the fourth playoff hole.

Larry Luther won closest to the pin on the No. 13 hole, and   Weant made the longest putt on No. 9.

Team Weant, Brown, Shook, Luther and Petrea eagled the par-4 No. 1 hole and the par-5  No. 6 hole.

Team Pope, Perrell, Dodge and Miller eagled No. 6 and team Tommy Lambert, Carl Moore, Ben Moore and Bill Saunders also eagled No. 6.

Mid. school hoops

North Rowan’s girls beat Corriher-Lipe, 65-30.

Demya Phifer scored 25 points for the Mavericks. Brittany Ellis had 13, while Bailee Goodlett had 11.

Jamyrah Cherry scored 13 for the Yellow Jackets.




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