Area Sports Briefs
From wire and staff reports
North Carolina State will meet Temple in the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Friday in a matchup of teams with rich histories in March.
The Wolfpack, who won the 1983 national title, ended a season of promise at 24-10 overall, including a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Owls, who have had an up-and-down season in the Atlantic 10, finished 23-9 and will play this game in an arena that’s familiar to them, since the Dayton Flyers are members of the same conference.
• Big East regular season co-champion Marquette is the No. 3 seed in the East region of the NCAA tournament and will face 14th-seeded Davidson in Lexington in the second round on Thursday.
The Golden Eagles (23-8) tied Georgetown and Louisville for the Big East title after finishing 14-4 in one of the nation’s toughest conferences.
Davidson (26-7) is dancing for the second straight season after defending its Southern Conference championship.
South Rowan’s Logan Durham, East Rowan’s Wyatt Blume, Daniel Muncy and Shiheem Saunders, and Carson’s Alex Lyles and Brandon Sloop made the All-NPC wrestling team.
West Iredell’s Payton Shuford was named NPC Wrestler of the Year.
West Iredell’s Tom Pavia was named NPC Coach of the Year.
South Rowan awards
South Rowan announced award-winners from its winter banquet:
MVP — Avery Locklear
Most Oustanding Offense — Cassidy Chipman
Most Outstanding Defense — Beth Ann Martin
JV MVP — Katie Figueroa
MVP — Shawn Spry
Most Improved — Qwan Rhyne
Most Outstanding Defense — T’Vadis Wesley
JV MVP — Alec Stewart
MVPs — Logan Durham and Tyler Hall
Most Valuable Underclassman — Angel Ruiz
Most Improved — Isaac Hengel
Coaches Award — Megan Telker
MVPs — Lauren Johnson, Morgan Johnson
Most Improved — Baylie Mann
Leadership — Dallus Lambert, Arielle McConneaghey
JV MVP — Augusta Shaver
JV Most Improved — Summer Fitch
MVP: Luke Rary
Most Improved — Bradley Bettis and Jonnie Lefebvre
Coaches Awards — Stetson Johnson, Dylan Goodman
Team Above Self — Jeremiah Bradshaw
Rookies of the Year — Bonner Buchanan, Dillon Parker
MVPs — Nicole Mauldin and Leslie Franks
Most Improved — Faith Casswell
Coaches Awards — Taylor Kluttz, Casey Pruitt
Team Above Self — Sydney Kelly
Rookie of the Year — Madyson Campbell
The McCanless Couples played a two-man Captain’s Choice format on Sunday.
Winning team members were David Huneycutt and Treva Honeycutt. Coming in second was the team of Walt and Kim Kincaid.
The longestputt was won by Phyllis Myers. Closest to the pin waswon by Walt Kincaid.
Registration for Mighty Kickers spring soccer (ages 3-4), spring soccer (boys and girls, ages 5-14) and flag football (boys and girls, ages 4-14) last through March 23.
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