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September 22, 2021

College and pro sports: Reynolds breaks 49ers’ record for career passing yards

From staff reports

Area Athletes Update …

Chris Reynolds (Davie) broke Charlotte’s career passing yards record in Saturday’s win against Gardner-Webb.

Reynolds threw for 103 yards and now has thrown for 5,469 yards in his career. He broke a record held by Matt Johnson, (5,405).

Reynolds threw for his 40th career TD and is two shy of that school record. Johnson holds it.

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Georgia Tech freshman Zeek Biggers (West Rowan) made two tackles in Saturday’s win against Kennesaw State.

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In Elon’s 24-23 win against Campbell, Elon’s Kortez Weeks (West Rowan) had four catches for 53 yards.

Tywun Rivens (Salisbury) made eight tackles for the Camels.

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Zion DeBose (North Rowan) made a tackle for Kansas in a loss to Coastal Carolina.

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Lawrence University’s Ben Blumenthal (Carson) averaged 41 yards on eight punts in a 56-28 loss to Lake Forest College.

Blumenthal had a long of 62 and put two punts inside the 10.

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JaVon Lofton (West Rowan) made four tackles for Averett in a 30-27 overtime win against Christopher Newport.

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Devin Turner (West Rowan) had five tackles and was credited with half a sack in St. Andrews’ 42-22 loss to Bethel.

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Christian Bennett (East Rowan) had four tackles and two pass breakups in Catawba’s 28-6 win against Winston-Salem State.

NFL

Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) followed up on a monster preseason with two sacks and another quarterback hit in Philadelphia’s 32-6 win against Atlanta on Sunday.

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Salisbury native Nick Leverett is the second-team left guard for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

CFL

Keion Adams (Salisbury) made a tackle for Saskatchewan in a 33-9 loss to Winnipeg on Saturday.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Tori Hester (West Rowan) had 30 kills in Troy’s first three matches. She had 12 kills and 12 digs against Alabama.

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Queens came back after losing the first two sets to beat Carson-Newman on Saturday.

KK Dowling (West Rowan) had 15 kills and two blocks. Lindsay Elmore (Carson) had seven kills and five blocks.

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Kary Hales (Carson) has 31 digs for Catawba.

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Ferrum’s Anna Rymer (South Rowan) had a team-high 11 kills in Saturday’s sweep of Mary Baldwin.

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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Braelyn Faust (West Rowan) had five kills and five blocks in a 3-2 win against Emmanuel on Saturday.

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Columbia International won against J.C. Smith and lost 3-2 to Fayetteville State on Saturday. Kira Rymer (South Rowan) had seven kills in each match.

COLLEGE GOLF

UNC Greensboro’s Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 69-70-68 — 207 in the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham and tied for third.

Lyerly made 14 birdies in the tournament, including six in the final round.

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High Point’s Charlie Barr (Cannon School) shot 71-74 Monday in the first two rounds of the Jim Rivers Invitational in Louisiana and is tied for 36th.

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Richmond’s Michael Childress (Cannon School) shot 69-68 — 137 in the first two rounds of the VCU Shootout and is tied for second.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD

UNC Wilmington’s Cooper Wright (East Rowan) was All-Colonial Athletic Association in the 400 and 4×400 as a freshman.

Wright has run 47.57 in the 400 and has a world ranking in the under 20 division.

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