Athletics News Archive
The Salem College track team finished in 9th-place at the Jack M. Toms Open hosted by Lynchburg College today. Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) finished in 2nd in the 400 hurdles, and Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) finished in 3rd in the javelin throw to score points for the Spirits. The team broke 6 new Salem College records in the meet today.
The Salem College softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Covenant College today in Great South conference play. The Spirits lost the 1st game 9-2, before Allie Watkins (Locust, NC) pitched a 7-inning shutout in a 6-0 win by Salem. The Spirits improve to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in the GSAC, while the Scots drop to 2-14 and 1-1.
Kierston Garner of Danbury, N.C. hit .643 (9-for-14) with one double, 2 home runs, 6 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 4 walks and a slugging percentage of 1.067 for the weekend. Defensively she had 15 Assist, 3 Put Outs and 1 Error for a fielding percentage of .947.
The Salem College softball team lost two non-conference games against Randolph College. After falling behind 7-0 in the 1st game, the Spirits rallied back to fall just short (8-6). In the 2nd game, Randolph pulled out an 8-2 win. Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) and Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) continued their hot play with each having 4 hits on the day. Salem falls to 4-12 overall, and Randolph improves to 15-3.
The Salem College tennis team lost two Great South matches in Georgia this weekend. They fell to Agnes Scott 9-0 and to Spelman 7-2. Andrea Akers won at number one singles against Adamma Ebo of Spelman. The Spirits are now 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the Great South.
After dropping game one 13-3 to Agnes Scott, the Salem College softball team stormed back to defeat the Scotties 13-6 in game two. Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) went 4 for 4 in game 02 with 4 runs batted in to lead the Spirits. Salem improves to 4-10 overall and 1-3 in the Great South, while Agnes Scott drops to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the GSAC.
The Salem College softball team lost a non-conference doubleheader today at LaGrange. The 1st game went into extra innings with the Panthers scoring in the bottom of the 8th for the 8-7 win. The Panthers won 12-4 in a 5-inning 2nd game. The Spirits are now 3-9 overall, while LaGrange improved to 4-0.
The Salem College track & field team smashed some current records and set some new ones at their 1st meet of 2013 at the Power Sox Invitational hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne. Heather Huffman (Winston-Salem, NC), Elizabeth Penley (Newport, NC), Victoria Chaffers (Deltona, FL), Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC), and Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) all set 2 new records each. The 4x400 meter relay (Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA), Hubbard, Chaffers, Ferguson) beat last year's record by 6 seconds (4:43.71) in their 1st time running together.
The Salem College tennis team opened their 2013 season with losses against Spelman and Emory & Henry. The Spirits dropped a 9-0 Great South conference match to Spelman, and a 9-0 non-conference match against the Wasps. Salem falls to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the Great South.
The Salem College softball team lost two games at Huntingdon in their Great South openers. Huntingdon won the first game 4-1 and the Hawks squeezed out a 4-3 win in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Karson Chapman (Lewisville, NC) led the Spirits with 3 total hits for the day. Salem falls to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the Great South, while Huntingdon improves to 2-6 and 2-0.