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AREA NOTES: North Iredell top-ranked volleyball team in the state

AREA NOTES: North Iredell top-ranked volleyball team in the state

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MaxPreps has North Iredell’s volleyball team ranked No. 1 in the state. The poll includes teams from all classifications.

The Raiders are ranked 38th in MaxPreps’ national high school volleyball poll.

North Iredell was 6-0 overall and 1-0 in the Western Foothills Athletic Conference entering Tuesday evening’s conference match against visiting North Lincoln (5-2, 1-1).

Clark contributes to historic game for

Mercer footballNakendrick Clark (Statesville H.S.) rushed for 72 yards and one touchdown on eight carries in Mercer’s season-opening shutout win over Point University. His 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter—preceded by a 35-yard scamper—extended the Bears’ lead to 56-0.

Clark’s production contributed to a record day for the Bears. They set program records for most points (69), total yards (778), rushing yards (538), touchdowns (10), rushing yards per carry (9.1) and extra points (10) in a game.

A graduate student who previously played at Appalachian State, Clark appeared in eight games last season for Mercer. He rushed for 382 yards and two touchdowns.

Summerell aids Catawba soccer winCatawba College stayed unbeaten (2-0) in women’s soccer Saturday thanks to a 2-1 victory over King in Bristol, Tennessee.

Hannah Dunn scored the winning goal a minute after King tied the game at 1. Sophomore Helen Summerell (West Iredell H.S.) assisted Dunn’s game winner.

It was the first point on the season for Summerell, who led the Indians in goals (4) and points (9) during the COVID-delayed 2020 season this past spring.


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