Area Sports Briefs

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:57 p.m.

From staff reports

Carson’s baseball team won its sixth straight game on Wednesday, pounding Concord 12-2 in six innings.

The Cougars broke it open with a five-run third inning.

John Daugherty (3-0) got credit for the mound win. He breezed through three shutout innings and struck out six. Blake Cauble and Devon Peacock finished off the Spiders.

Daugherty also stayed hot at the plate with three hits and two runs scored. Ben Gragg hit his second homer of the season and knocked in three runs. Colton Laws had two hits.

Daugherty, Laws, Austin McNeill and and Bryson Prugh had doubles. McNeill, Prugh and K.J. Pressley drove in two runs each.

Carson (9-2, 3-1) is home Friday night against West Rowan (9-1, 3-1) in a matchup of the NPC leaders.

• North Rowan lost 4-1 at South Stanly, the top-ranked team in 1A, on Wednesday.

Clint Veal (0-2) and Brandon White pitched well for the Cavaliers, with Veal working into the sixth.

North led 1-0 before back-to-back errors by the Cavaliers swung the game.

Noah Gonzalez had a double for North (2-5, 1-4 YVC). Jake Pritchard drove in the run.

Jordan Starnes knocked in two runs for unbeaten South Stanly to back strong pitching by Russ Weiker.

• Mooresville beat NW Cabarrus 4-1 in non-conference action on Wednesday.

• East Davidson lost 2-1 to Southern Guilford in a non-conference game on Wednesday. Braxton Shetley had two hits for the Golden Eagles.

Prep track

In a girls track meet, East Rowan scored 81 points and topped West Davidson (61) and Salisbury (37).


East Rowan

1600 — Faith Blume (5:53)

Pole vault — Taylor Wilson (6-0)

Triple jump — Shenique Pharr (31-1)

High jump — Brittany Small (5-0)

4x100 — Small, Zaria Houston, Maddie Arnez, Shelby Lowe (57.9)

4x200 — Small, Houston, Arnez, Lowe (1:59)

4x400 — (4:39)

4x800 — Anna Louis Alexander, Leah Bumby, Blume, Ashley Mayhew (11:29)


100 — Jaleesa Smoot (12.4)

200 — Smoot (27.3)

400 — Smoot (1:00.8)

Discus — Cheyenne Gloster (108-10)

West Davidson

800 — Laura Payne (2:46)

3200 — Payne (14:06)

100 hurdles — Tierra Lewis (17.7)

300 hurdles — Lewis (54.0)

Long jump — Lewis (15-10)

Shot put — Lydia Rivas (30-11)

In the boys meet, East Rowan scored 124 points to beat Salisbury (55) and West Davidson (7).


East Rowan

200 — Dalton Moose (23.9)

800 — Conor Honeycutt (2:16)

1600 — Honeycutt (4:51)

3200 — Jason Basso (11:05)

300 hurdles — Tad Bowers (44.2)

110 hurdles — Chase Brown (16.1)

High jump — Brown (5-10)

Long jump — Calvin Edwards (20-21/4)

Discus — R.J. Osgan (111-5)

Pole vault — Colton Trexler (11-0)

4x400 — Darin Basso, J.Basso, Justin Allen, Chance Brown (4:04)


100 — Justin Ruffin (11.2)

400 — Erik Murray (55.6)

Triple jump — Rasean Bledsoe (44-10)

Shot — Keion Adams (45-2)

4x100 — Ruffin, Bledsoe, Willie Clark, Devonte Brown (46.0)

4x200 — Ruffin, Clark, Braylon Dailey, Will Murdoch (1:35)

4x800 — Philip Simons, Matt Washko, Max Patel, David Uto (1:59)

Prep softball

West Rowan used a nine-run second inning to beat Salisbury 12-3 on Wednesday.

Taylor Martin and Hunter Gibbons drove in three runs each for the Falcons, and Choyce Neal knocked in two.

Kristin South had three hits and also was the winning pitcher. She struck out nine.

Caroline Forbis had three hits for the Hornets.

• Lacee Hunsucker struck out 13 batters as Carson’s softball team beat Hickory Ridge 6-0 on Wednesday.

Sidney Grkman went 4-for-4 and homered to lead the Cougars at the plate.

Morgan Peninger and Mariah Morgan had three hits each. Hunsucker, Kayla Sigmon and Kayln Ellenburg had two hits each. Sigmon, Ellenburg and Morgan had doubles.

• East Rowan’s game today with South Stanly has been canceled.

Prep boys tennis

Salisbury rolled 9-0 against Thomasville in CCC tennis on Wednesday.

Brock Overcash, Clint Comadoll, Chris Derrick, David Derrick, Spencer Storey and Hunter Carlton won in singles.

Overcash-Comadoll, Derrick-Derrick and Storey-Carlton all breezed to 8-0 wins in doubles.

Prep girls soccer

Salisbury beat West Davidson 3-0 on Wednesday to take its CCC opener.

The Hornets (4-4) got two goals from Kate Grant and one from Allie Murphy.

Karla Frogoso assisted on Murphy’s goal.

Kaytee Leonguerrero had the shutout in goal. Elle Wimmer, Kathryn Rusher and Kristen Harman also had outstanding games for the Hornets.

Salisbury is at North Rowan at 6:30 tonight.

• Seventh-ranked West Rowan rolled 8-0 against South Rowan in NPC soccer on Wednesday.

Mariah Coleman scored three goals for the Falcons and also had an assist. Toni Lucente had two goals and two assists for the Falcons (10-0, 5-0).

Kayla Boley, Josie Heglar and Rebecca Parker scored a goal apiece.

Kelly Boley had two assists. Parker, Heglar and Addie Coleman had one helper apiece.

West focused its defense on stopping South’s Leslie Franks.

Prep boys golf

In a match at Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury shot 161 and beat South Rowan (168), East Rowan (170) and Grimsley (171).

Eric Edwards and Alex Austin shot 39s for the Hornets. Abraham Post shot 41, and Gabe Steinman shot 42.

South’s Davis Richards was medalist with a 35. Other South scorers were Evan Neas (40), Hunter Chapman (48) and Dalton Little (48).

Logan Shuping (40), Jacob Durham (41) and, Spencer Bost (42) led East. Ben Rollins and Collin Darnell shot 47s.

• In Wednesday’s NPC match at Statesville Country Club, Statesville shot 156 to win. South Rowan (170), West Rowan (176), East Rowan (178) and Carson (187) followed.

South scorers were Richards (39), Neas (41), Josh Pope (44) and Little (46).

West scorers were Jake Kennedy (39), Coyte Kyles (44), Chris Hassard (46) and Jacob Walton (47).

East’s Shuping was medalist with a 35. Other East scorers were Chase Cannon (44), Durham (49) and Darnell (50).

Carson scorers were Andrew Purcell (40), Rob Sawyer (47), Bryan Burke (49) and Bobby Bauer (51).

Jack Archibald’s 36 led the Greyhounds.

Hurley YMCA

Registration at J.F. Hurley YMCA for spring soccer (ages 3-14) and flag football (ages 4-14) runs through March 31.

Leagues introduce the sport and teach fundamentals. Coaches are needed.

Contact Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111.


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.

Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or

SAC Hall of Fame

Catawba soccer player Catey Conner, Mars Hill runner Brock Bailey and former Carson-Newman AD David Barger will be in the 2013 SAC Hall of Fame class.

Conner played from 1997-2000. She was a two-time SAC Player of the Year and helped the Indians win three straight SAC tournaments.

College women’s golf

Winthrop’s Allison Lee (Salisbury) made a hole-in-one on the River Course at Kings Mill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Lee aced the 135-yard No. 13 hole with an 8-iron for her third career hole-in-one.

She was playing with teammates Nicole Mooberry, Jennifer Dilger, Rachel Wyatt and Meagan Wallace.

Lee shot 80-81 — 161 and finished 63rd. Winthrop finished 11th.

College men’s golf

Livingstone’s Lawrence McKenzie placed second in the CIAA Northern Division Tournament and made the all-tournament team. He shot 75-78 — 153 (9 over) on the Lake Chesdin Course in Chesterfield, Va.

Livingstone placed seventh.

College tennis

Catawba’s tennis teams swept Lenoir-Rhyne.

Catawba’s men won 7-2. Catawba’s women won 8-1.

• Catawba’s men (11-8) lost 7-2 at Anderson Wednesday. Catawba’s women (12-6) lost 9-0 to Anderson.

Women’s lacrosse

Catawba lost 24-5 to Slippery Rock on Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Alyssa Corace scored two goals for the Indians (2-7).

Middle school tennis

Knox’s boys won 9-0 against China Grove.

Boothe Pfaff, John Dunham, Seth McLendon and Cole Goodnight won singles matches, and Knox won twice by forfeit. Dunham-Christian Ramirez and Christian Gonzalez-Eric Allen won the contested doubles matches.

• Southeast won 6-3 against Corriher-Lipe.

Dante Syhavong, Wyatt Bryant, Cameron Doss and David Winecoff won singles matches for the Patriots. Bryant-Doss and Syhavong-Luis Cipres won doubles matches.

• Erwin’s boys won against Corriher-Lipe. Singles winners for the Eagles were Robert Gray, Zakk Perdue, Sawyer Russell, Clinton Nash and Tyson Love.

Gray, Perdue, Russell and Nash were doubles winners.

• Erwin’s boys also won against West Rowan Middle. Gray, Perdue, Love, Nash, Jesus Barron and Carlton Jackson won in singles and doubles.

Middle school golf

Sacred Heart won 161-168 against Huntersville’s SouthLake Academy.

Alex Antosek and Michael Childress shot 36s (even par). Will Casmus shot 44, and Adam Habeeb shot 45.

Middle school soccer

Erwin’s girls beat West Rowan Middle 7-1.

Alana Miller, Hannah Smith and Carlee Lowery scored the goals for the Eagles (1-1). Keeper Kaitlynn Thompson and Erwin’s defense shined.

Jayvee baseball

The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won 28-0 against Fayetteville Christian.

Drake Boger, Dalton Lankford, Travis Cone, Maxx Mill and Seth Wilhelm had two hits each, and Deacon Wike and Jared Corriher had doubles.

Lankford, McConner Wallace and Wike combined on a no-hitter for the Stallions (4-1).

Cornhole tournament

A cornhole tournament is being held at Carson on Saturday, March 23. The event is being held to raise money for several girls basketball players who will be making a mission trip to the Dominican Republic over spring break.

Registration is at noon. The tournament starts at 1 p.m. The cost is $10.

Barbecue and hotdogs will be sold. There will be competitive divisions based on age and experience. Cash prizes for top finishers. Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 to pre-register.

Local racing

Taylor Stricklin (West Rowan) will compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American and UARA series. His first race will be Hickory Motor Speedway on March 23.

Stricklin is the son of Hut Stricklin and grandson of Donnie Allison.

Stricklin’s No. 7 car will be sponsored by a non-profit. Fans are encouraged to go to the Taylor Stricklin Racing facebook page to vote for the charity they’d like to see around the track this season.

The charity will have placement on the race car and a portion of proceeds from memorabilia sales also will go to that organization.

Razorbacks tryouts

The Rowan Razorbacks travel baseball team will hold an open tryout for their 9U and 10U teams Saturday aand Sunday, March 23 and 24, at the 8th Street Ballpark in Spencer.

Tryouts both days are at 4 p.m.

Contact John Basinger at 704-450-7963 or Barry McCall at 704-202-4575.

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