Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Keaton Hawks drove in five runs and led Catawba’s baseball team to a 9-5 victory against Kutztown on Monday at Newman Park.
Catawba, ranked 15th, improved to 21-7.
Dylan Richardson had a two-run single. Chris Dula had a run-scoring double. Garrett Furr homered.
Cam Cockman (4-2) pitched into the seventh for the win. Graham Lawing got three outes, and McClintock earned his fourth save.
Catawba is home for a doubleheader against Shippensburg (Pa.) today at 3 p.m.
• Charlotte’s Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) was named Atlantic-10 Player of the Week.
Seager leads the 49ers in just about everything. He’s batting .437 with 10 doubles and 21 RBIs.
Justin Roland (East Rowan) scored twice for the 49ers in a 14-4 rout of Siena on Sunday.
• Nathan Fulbright (East) went 2-for-4 in Guilford’s 13-7 loss to Washington and Lee on Saturday. The freshman has played in five games and is 8-for-17.
• Tallahassee Community College’s Bradley Robbins (East) has made seven relief appearances and has one save and a 2.02 ERA.
South Rowan’s Bonner Buchanan, Jeremiah Bradshaw, Jonnie Lefebvre, Dillon Parker, Luke Rary and Tyler Fuller; East Rowan’s Danny Martin, Jason Troutman, Caleb Beaver and Robert Egloff, and Carson’s Henry Brown, Greg Tonnesen and John Patella made the All-NPC team for boys swimming.
• South Rowan’s Faith Casswell, Nicole Mauldin, Sydney Kelly, Taylor Kluttz, Madyson Campbell, Casey Pruitt and Leslie Franks; East Rowan’s Hailey Bartleson, Meagan Barbetto, Brooke Waller and Kristen Carriker, and Carson’s Taylor Barringer and Jana Bradshaw made the All-NPC team for girls swimming.
South’s Mauldin was NPC Female Swimmer of the Year.
East’s John Heidrick was NPC Coach of the Year.
West Iredell’s Corey Deal was the NPC Male Swimmer of the Year.
Prep track and field
Salisbury’s boys won a track meet against East Davidson and Central Davidson.
Justin Ruffin won the 100. Philip Simons won the 1600. Rasean Bledsoe won the long and triple jumps. Ruffin and Bledsoe teamed with Willie Clark and Devonte Brown to win the 4x100 relay.
Salisbury’s girls finished third. Winners were Cheyenne Gloster (discus), Bria Gardner (long jump) and Jaleesa Smoot (100 and 200).
Monday’s Salisbury-Lexington match was halted by weather.
Prep girls soccer
West Rowan beat East Rowan 6-0 in an NPC soccer match that was shortened by lightning and a downpour on Monday.
West played well and led comfortably with 14:49 left when play was stopped.
Josie Heglar and Mariah Coleman scored two goals each for the Falcons. Rebecca Parker and Toni Lucente scored a goal each.
Coleman, Lucente and Kelly Boley had assists. West’s defense held East without a shot. Joana Samano was credited with her fifth shutout.
• South Rowan lost to Lexington 2-1 on Monday in a game called in the 53rd minute because of lightning.
Lexington scored the game-winner about three minutes before play was halted.
Hunter Ratliff scored for the Raiders.
Prep boys soccer
Rosters were named for this summer’s East-West All-Star Game for boys soccer.
The only NPC player named to the West squad was West Iredell’s Ze Yang. Robinson’s Jason Andrejchak was the lone SPC player named. Two CPC players — Mount Tabor’s Nicholas Milligan and West Forsyth’s Connor Smith are on the squad.
Grimsley’s Matt Martineau will coach the West team.
Salisbury’s Eric Edwards shot 82-71 — 153 (9 over) to win the Carolina Spring Challenge in Aiken, S.C., by one shot.
Edwards was five shot off the pace after Saturday’s windy first round of the Hurricane Junuior Gof Tour event held at Woodside Plantation.
Edwards birdied two of his first three holes on Sunday.
•In the first NPC match of the season at Twin Oaks on Monday, West Rowan won with a score of 162. South Rowan (166), Statesville (171), East Rowan (178) and Carson (187) followed the Falcons.
Medalists were South’s Davis Richards and East’s Logan Shuping with 37s.
Scorers for West were Jake Kennedy (38), Coyte Kyles (39), Cameron Hassard (41) and Denny Triche (44).
Other leaders for South were Evan Neas (39) and Hunter Chapman (44). Dalton Little and Brennan Lambert shot 46s.
Other leaders for East were Jacob Durham (41) and Spencer Bost (48). Chris Cannon and Collin Darnell shot 52s.
Carson scorers were Andrew Purcell (41), Matt Yates (47), Joseph Mitchem (49) and Rob Sawyer (50).
Statesville’s Jack Archibald shot 38.
Larry Hartsell made a hole-in-one Friday on a par 4 at The Club at Irish Creek, the first ace on a par 4 since the course redesign.
Hartsell aced the 255-yard No. 5 hole with a driver.
Witnessing the feat were Doug Brothers, David Howell and Stan Shirley.
Middle school golf
Sacred Heart shot 181 and won a golf match at Warrior with Concordia (188), Hickory Christian (213) and Salisbury Academy (222).
Michael Childress shot 42 for Sacred Heart. Alex Antosek and Joseph Harrison shot 46s, and Will Casmus shot 47.
Concord’s Collin Carlton shot 40.
George Fisher’s 52 was the best score for Salisbury Academy.
The Rowan U9 Green Dragons won 4-3 in a regional match with Mecklenburg United.
Ben Childress scored three goals. Maddox Goodnight also scored. Bryson Loflin, Luke Graeber and Hank Webb led the defense.
Robert Miller was the overall winner of the Shamrock Shuffle 5k at Knox Middle School on Sunday afternoon.
Miller’s time was 17 minutes, 32 seconds.
Maleah Pinyan was the top female runner in 20:05. Ben Childress topped the youth fun run in 3:14.
Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team lost 22-10 to Guilford on Monday in Greensboro.
Bethan Davis made 12 saves. Meredith Jones scored four goals for the Indians (2-6).
Guilford’s E’leyna Garcia scored 10 goals for the Quakers (6-1).
College track and field
USC Upstate’s Ross Oden (East Rowan) ran a personal best of 15:05 in the 5000 meters in Charlotte’s 49er Classic.
Oden posted the third-fastest 5000 time in school history.
• Western Carolina’s Alisha Bradshaw (Salisbury) placed second in the shot put (43 feet, 81/2 inches) and fourth in the hammer throw (159-7) in the Georgia Relays.
Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks and Recreation has extended registration for girls volleyball leagues (ages 7-12) until March 23.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Call 704-638-5289.