PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils win 1st match on court

The Newton-Conover girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, shutting out Alexander Central 9-0 at home.

Newton-Conover 9, Alexander Central 0

Rachael Hamm (NC) def. Megan Rader (AC) 8-4; Brittany Connor (NC) def. Molly Gantt (AC) 8-3; Kara Schell (NC) def. Ashley Derrer (AC) 8-5; Candace Silva (NC) def. Jesica Lemley (AC) 8-5; Lauren Dillard (N-C) def. Abigail Keller (AC) 8-1; Drue Stroud (N-C) def. Janisha Howard (AC)  8-3.

Connor-Schell (NC) def. Rader-Derrer (AC) 8-4; Hamm-Sarah Gill (NC) def. Gantt-Keller (AC) 8-5; Dillard-Anna Tinkelenberg (N-C) def. Lemley-Howard (AC) 8-4.

Prep volleyball

St. Stephens 3, Lake Norman 0

The Lady Indians marched to 7-0 overall on the season with a non-conference shutout win over the Lady Wildcats on Wednesday 25-10, 25-20 and 25-21.

Breanna Hall and Marisa Jones led Saint with eight kills each. Katelyn Houser and Bailey Cloninger tallied 13 assists each, while Jenna Boliek made six service aces.

Defensively, Ashley Markland recorded 10 digs for the Lady Indians.

Prep soccer

St. Stephens 5, Avery County 0

Rafael Sauceda scored three goals to lead the Indians to the shutout on the road against the Vikings.

Tommy Vo and Andrew Barton scored the other goals for St. Stephens (4-3), while Nich Bryant and Vo each assisted twice on scores. Osvaldo Cruz also made an assist.

Alfredo Negrete-Abreu recorded the shutout in goal for Saint.