High School Sports

Prep Sports Roundup: Salisbury girls’ tennis streak ends at 186

One of North Carolina’s more remarkable winning streaks came to an end Monday evening, when Salisbury dropped a girls’ tennis match to Midway Oak Grove.

The 6-3 Central Carolina 2A loss snapped a 186-match conference winning streak for the Hornets.

Salisbury’s last loss in a conference match was Sept. 30, 2002. During that time, the Hornets won eight state championships, including last year.

Salisbury beat Oak Grove, a Winston-Salem area school in only its second season of varsity sports, 6-3 on Aug. 27.

The Hornets are 13-1 overall and 12-1 in the conference. North Davidson (11-1) is second, and Oak Grove (8-2) is third.

The N.C. High School Athletic Association record book’s listing for a girls’ tennis conference winning streak is for Pikeville Aycock High, but the book only shows the number of seasons – 28. Salisbury’s streak lasted 16 seasons.

Featured performers

Tara Barber (East Gaston volleyball): Barber’s 13 kills and 22 assists helped East Gaston edge Belmont South Point 3-2 in a Southwestern 2A match.

Ryan Cowie (Hough soccer): Cowie scored three goals and added an assist as the Huskies blanked West Charlotte 9-0.

Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte Latin golf): Sudjianto shot a 34, earning medalist honors in a three-team match at the Raintree North course.

Uli Trejo (North Gaston soccer): Trejo set up his teammates Monday, totaling five assists in his team’s 8-1 romp at Boiling Springs Crest.

Boys’ soccer


Hough 9, West Charlotte 0: Ryan Cowie scored three goals and Evan Smith added two for the Huskies. Cowie and Smith each had an assist.

Lake Norman 4, Vance 4 (Lake Norman won 5-4 on PK’s): Geovany Maldonado scored three goals for Vance in regulation, but Lake Norman squeaked past in penalty kicks after a scoreless overtime.

Mallard Creek 1, North Mecklenburg 1 (Mallard Creek won 5-4 on PK’s)

Mooresville 2, Hopewell 1


Independence 8, Garinger 0: Cvan Than (three goals, one assist) and Ro Lian (two goals, two assists) led the Patriots. Goalkeeper Adam Ali made four saves.

Indian Trail Porter Ridge 3, Rocky River 0: The Pirates (13-1, 5-0) won their 13th in a row.

Myers Park 9, East Mecklenburg 1: Samuel Bass scored twice and added a pair of assists for the Mustangs. Mason Wood and Daniel Watts each added two goals.


Alexander Central 3, Hickory St. Stephens 2

Boone Watauga 9, McDowell 0: Jair Alvarez and Walker Franklin each scored twice for the Pioneers.

Hickory 2, South Caldwell 0

West Caldwell 3, Morganton Freedom 0: Francesco Gonzales’ two goals led the Warriors.


Gastonia Ashbrook 4, Cramerton Stuart Cramer 2: The Green Wave broke a halftime tie with two second-half goals.

Kings Mountain 3, Lawndale Burns 1: Josh Visoso, Danny Corley and Riley Washburn scored for the Mountaineers.

North Gaston 8, Boiling Springs Crest 1: Elmer Benavides (three goals, two assists) paced the Wildcats. Uli Trejo had five assists.


North Iredell 4, China Grove Carson 0: Goalkeeper Frankie Barnes made six saves in getting the shutout.

South Iredell 2, Statesville 1

West Rowan 5, East Rowan 2: Jose Guerrero scored twice, and Jose Mejia-Osornio, Kenneth Ortiz and Stevenson Lopez added single goals for the Falcons. Alex Kalogeromitros, who has 27 goals in 11 matches this season, got both East Rowan tallies.


Central Cabarrus 1, Concord Jay M. Robinson 0


Charlotte Catholic 3, Indian Trail Sun Valley 0: The Cougars improved to 4-0 in the conference.

Marvin Ridge 3, Weddington 1: The visiting Mavericks outscored Weddington 2-0 in the second half.

Monroe 5, Waxhaw Cuthbertson 3: This was a 2-2 match at halftime.

Monroe Parkwood 7, Unionville Piedmont 1: Jonpaul Escobal scored four goals and added an assist for Parkwood. Sean Gundecker had two goals for the victors.


Gaston Day 7, Rock Hill Westminster Catawba 1: Max Wright had three goals and an assist, and Alonzo Edmond added two goals and two assists for the Spartans.


Ledford 1, North Davidson 1 (Ledford won 4-2 on PK’s)

Lexington 2, Thomasville 1

South Rowan 1, Salisbury 1

West Davidson 4, Central Davidson 2


Morganton Patton 9, Valdese Draughn 0

Newton Foard 5, Claremont Bunker Hill 1

West Iredell 6, East Burke 1: West Iredell outscored the Cavaliers 4-0 in the second half.


Marshville Forest Hills 3, East Montgomery 2: Chris Castro had a goal and an assist, and Jamarcus Timmons and Bryan de La Obadolla each added a goal.

Monroe Central Academy 4, West Stanly 3 (OT): Central Academy rallied from a 3-1 second-half deficit, with Sebastian Garcia getting two goals and an assist.

Mount Pleasant 5, Anson County 3: The Tigers outscored Anson 4-1 in the second half.


Catawba Bandys 5, West Lincoln 0: Macauley Bulen (three goals) and Ben Joseph (two goals) led the Trojans, who scored four times in the second half.

East Lincoln 8, Maiden 1: Chase Gilley (two goals, three assists) and twin brother Logan (two goals, one assist) led the Mustangs.

Lincolnton 7, Lake Norman Charter 3: Francisco Rodriguez and Gilbert Solorzano each had a pair of goals for the Wolves.

Newton-Conover 4, North Lincoln 1: The Red Devils broke a 1-1 halftime tie.


Belmont South Point 3, East Gaston 2

R-S Central 7, East Rutherford 0: Austin Alexander scored four goals and added an assist, and Caleb Taub had three goals.

Shelby 6, Forest City Chase 0


Community School of Davidson 3, Monroe Union Academy 2 (OT): The Spartans won with a goal in the second overtime. Karsten Fronzak got both Union Academy tallies.

Queens Grant 3, Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 0: Jamie Escobar-Membrane (two goals) and Micah Parker (one goal) provided the offense, and goalkeeper Jacob Goodman got the clean sheet.


Gastonia Piedmont Community 9, Cherryville 0

Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson 4, Gastonia Highland Tech 1: Miller Plaster, Trevlyn Riggs, Nicholas Hawkins and Jonathan Escalara scored for the Gryphons.


Asheboro Uwharrie Charter 6, South Davidson 5

Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 3, North Stanly 1

North Moore 10, West Montgomery 2


Charlotte Country Day 3, Arden Christ School 0 (Saturday): Walker Gillespie, Taylor LaFar and Johnny Bingham scored for the Buccaneers, who improved to 8-4.

Christ the King 6, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 4: The Crusaders built a 5-0 halftime lead.

Christ the King 10, Mooresville Carolina International 2 (Friday): Alex Seeling and Ben Russell each scored twice for Christ the King.

Lenoir Hibriten 6, Hickory Christian 1: Kevin Pineda scored twice for Hibriten, which outscored Hickory Christian 4-0 after halftime.

Cross country

Weddington swept the boys’ and girls’ Championship divisions in Saturday’s Hares and Hounds Invitational at McAlpine Greenway Park.

The Warriors’ victories were overshadowed by the collapse of Samantha Davis, a runner from Cameron Union Pines High. Davis died early Sunday.

In the Boys’ Championship race, Weddington had 92 points, to 160 for runner-up Cary Green Hope. Providence Day was third, followed by Christiansburg (Va.), Raleigh Broughton, North Lincoln, Mooresville, Gainesville (Ga.) North Hall, Norcross (Ga.) Madison, and Marvin Ridge.

Coen Roberts, of Greer (S.C.) High, won the race in a time of 15:22.36 over a 5-kilometer course. Providence Day’s Christian Landis was seventh and Concord Cox Mill’s Jack Trabucco ran 10th.

Girls’ Championship: Weddington had 69 points, to 129 for Norcross (Ga.) James Madison. Waxhaw Cuthbertson finished third, followed by Asheville Carolina Day, Myers Park North Lincoln, Providence Day, Cary Green Hope, Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin, and Concord Cox Mill.

Individual winner was Cuthbertson’s Madeline Hill, in 18:21.01. Cora Cooke of Myers Park was third, and Sophia Raspanti of Gastonia Forestview finished fourth.

Girls’ field hockey

Charlotte Country Day 1, Cary Academy 0 (Saturday): Margaret Mosley scored off an assist from Carter Murr, and Sienna Joseph got the shutout in goal.

Charlotte Latin 7, Covenant Day 0 (Friday): Carolina Juckett scored three goals, and Myah Pease, Lauren Foley, Gracie Colombo and Sarah Eastridge added single goals for the Hawks.

Myers Park 5, Asheville 0 (Friday): Megan Frost’s three goals led the Mustangs, with Flynn Cuthbertson and Caroline Wick adding a goal apiece.

Girls’ golf

Carmel Christian wins: Carmen Christian shot a 116 and downed Charlotte Latin (132) and Charlotte Country Day (142) in a match at Raintree North. Low score was a 34 by Charlotte Latin’s Alexis Sudijianto. Kelly Topiwala (36) and Annalise Dale (39) led Carmel Christian. Aishwarya Sharma’s 45 was low score for Country Day.

South Fork 2A: Maiden edged Lake Norman Charter in a conference match at Glen Oaks in Maiden. The Blue Devils had a team score of 309, to a 311 for Lake Norman Charter. Trailing were West Lincoln (338), East Lincoln (345) and North Lincoln (376). Newton-Conover’s Camryn Lamp was medalist with an 81, but the Tigers did not have enough players for a team score. Josie Fisher shot a 100 to lead Lake Norman Charter.

Girls’ tennis

Concord 9, Concord Jay M. Robinson 0: Molly Handler, Maya Haynes, Aleigha Zerbe, Karrington Maxwell, Krithika Senthil and Marisa Bell won in singles, along with the doubles teams of Handler and Haynes, Sophia Petroff and Zerbe, and Maxwell and Senthil.

Fort Mill 3, Indian Land 0: Amelia Hall, Jamie Petrella, Julia Biggers, Rylie Wartinger, Tina Tiwarti and the doubles team of Ruhi Patel and Madison McCarthy led the Yellowjackets to a sweep.

Gaston Christian 6, SouthLake Christian 3: SouthLake’s Brooke Murphy won in No. 1 singles, but Gaston Christian got victories from Guilia Chitu, Maddie McKinley, Lily Grace McCollough and Meredith Wirth in singles; and the doubles teams of Chitu and Meredith McGraw; and McKinley and McCollough.

SouthLake’s other winners were Sydney Williams in singles, and the doubles team of Claire Bledsoe and Susanna McIntyre.

Girls’ volleyball

(individual set scores in parentheses)


Ardrey Kell 3, Olympic 0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-16)

South Mecklenburg 3, West Mecklenburg 0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-10)


Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 3, East Mecklenburg 0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-23): The Ragin’ Bulls won their 22nd straight conference match.


Boone Watauga 3, McDowell 0 (25-16,25-14, 25-9): Rebekah Farthing (14 kills, nine digs) and Brooke Byrd (12 kills, five aces) led the Pioneers.

Hickory 3, South Caldwell 0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-7)

Hickory St. Stephens 3, Alexander Central 0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-18): Neila King had nine kills, and Ally Day had 33 digs for St. Stephens.

Morganton Freedom 3, West Caldwell 0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-16)


China Grove Carson 3, East Rowan 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-14)

South Iredell 3, West Rowan 2 (9-25, 25-17, 30-32, 25-20, 15-8): The Vikings captured this first-place showdown and improved to 12-1, 4-0. West Rowan dropped to 12-2, 3-1.


Gaston Day 3, Rock Hill Westminster Catawba 0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-14): Drew Brown had six kills and four aces in Gaston Day’s sweep.

Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 3, Concord First Assembly 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-20)

Southlake Christian 3, Gaston Christian 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-8): Kennedy Smith’s 18 kills and eight digs led the Eagles.


Hickory University Christian 3, Victory Christian 0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-9)


Central Davidson 3, Midway Oak Grove 2

Ledford 3, Thomasville 0

South Rowan 3, North Davidson 0

West Davidson 3, East Davidson 0


Morganton Patton 3, Valdese Draughn 0 (25-16, 25-22, 26-24): Ella Gragg (19 kills, four aces, eight digs) had the big match for Patton.

Newton Foard 3, Claremont Bunker Hill 0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18): Kaitlyn Zynch (20 assists) and Megan Dorsey (10 digs) led the Tigers.

West Iredell 3, East Burke 0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-5)


West Stanly 3, Monroe Central Academy 1 (25-21, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14)


East Gaston 3, Belmont South Point 2 (25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 17-15): Tara Barber had 13 kills and 22 assists for East Gaston.

R-S Central 3, East Rutherford 1 (24-26, 25-12, 25-17, 25-12): Brookin Hart had 13 kills and four aces for the Hilltoppers.


North Stanly 3, South Davidson 0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-13): Nicole Lowder totaled eight kills and Brinn Kimrey had seven aces as the Comets swept.


Indian Trail Sun Valley 3, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 0- (25-8, 25-10, 25-12)

Kings Mountain 3, North Lincoln 2 (28-26, 16-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-9)

Myers Park 3, Berry Academy 1 (25-12, 24-26, 25-12, 25-16)

Northside Christian 3, Charlotte Learning Academy 0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-8)

South Iredell Triangular (Saturday): South Iredell def. Hickory St. Stephens 3-0; South Iredell def. Claremont Bunker Hill 3-0; Bunker Hill def. St. Stephens 3-0.

Statesville 3, Northwest Cabarrus 0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-8): Madison Dagenhart led the Greyhounds with 13 kills and five aces.

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