Area Sports Briefs

  • Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:53 a.m.

From staff reports



Salisbury’s girls soccer team beat West Davidson 2-0 for a CCC victory on Monday.

Kayla Honeycutt and Adna Music produced the goals. Kate Grant and Kathryn Rusher had the assists for the Hornets (8-6, 4-2).


Kaytee Leonguerrero had the shutout in goal behind the strong defense of Rusher, Emma Labovitz, Susannah Dixon and Kristen Harman.

The Hornets take on first-place Central Davidson at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Salisbury-Ledford was moved to Thursday.

• South Rowan lost 2-1 to Statesville on Monday. Leslie Franks scored for the Raiders.

Prep golf

Salisbury won a CCC match at Lexington Golf Club,

The Hornets shot 150 to nip West Davidson (152).

Alex Austin shot 35 for the Hornets. Abraham Post shot 36. Eric Edwards shot 38, and Christopher Queen shot 41.

West Davidson’s Andrew Kahn shot 33.

With one match to go, West Davidson leads the Hornets by nine strokes in the season race.

• In Monday’s NPC match at River Oaks Golf Club, Statesville shot 164 to top West Rowan (167), South Rowan (170), Carson (181), East Rowan (186), West Iredell (198) and North Iredell (213).

West Rowan’s Jake Kennedy shot 35 for medalist honors.

Other West scorers were Denny Triche (41), Coyte Kyles (45) and Cameron Hassard (46).

Davis Richards shot 38 to lead South. Other South scores were Evan Neas (39), Josh Pope (43), Hunter Chapman (50), Aaron Rousey (50) and Brennan Lambert (50).

Carson scorers were Matt Yates (43), Andrew Purcell (43), Rob Sawyer (47) and Conner Gantt (48).

Logan Shuping’s 39 led East. Chase Cannon, Collin Darnell, Spencer Bost and Ben Rollins shot 49s.

Charlie Warren’s 39 led the Greyhounds.

For the season, Statesville leads West Rowan by 21 strokes and South by 26.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s tennis team stayed unbeaten in the CCC with a 9-0 win against Thomasville on Monday.

Brock Overcash, Clint Comadoll, David Derrick, Spencer Storey, Hunter Carlton won singles matches for the Hornets.

Overcash-Comadoll and Storey-Carlton won in doubles. The No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles matches were forfeited.

Intimidators baseball

The Kannapolis Intimidators allowed four runs in the first inning and fell 8-4 to visiting Delmarva on Monday.

Joel Hutter had four hits for the Shorebirds.

Kannapolis catcher Michael Marjama extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Prep baseball

East Davidson stayed unbeaten in the CCC with a 6-0 win against West Davidson on Monday.

Tyler Stroup homered for the Golden Eagles (15-2, 7-0) to back strong pitching by Braxton Shetley.

• South Rowan lost 6-4 to Forest Hills in a non-conference game on Monday.

• South plays at Carson tonight. Prior to the game, the Patrick Snider Memorial Award will be presented to Carson’s Dillon Atwell, the Rowan County Pitcher of the Year for the 2012 season.

Local golf

Nick Lyerly won the 12-13 age division of the National Junior Golf Tour event held at Olde Sycamore Plantation in Charlotte.

Lyerly shot rounds of 73-79 — 152.

• The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice format on Sunday.

The winning team members were Glen Trexler, Phyllis Myers, Tim Earnhardt, Cliff Full and Eileen Full. Second-place team members were Frank Foster, Ricky Honeycutt, Ty Cobb and Beverly Cobb. Mary Seaford won longest putt. Walt Kincaid won closest to the pin.

• In a N.C. Junior Golf tournament held in Chapel Hill, Jake Kennedy (West Rowan) shot 74-72 (146) and tied for fifth. Davis Richards (South Rowan) shot 72-77 (149) and tied for 10th. Logan Shuping shot 78-73 (151) and tied for 14th in a field of 70.

SAC tournaments

Catawba’s women are sixth after two rounds of the SAC golf tournament in Sevierville, Tenn. Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) and Leslie Long are at 167.

• Catawba’s men are eighth after two rounds of the their tournament, also being held in Sevierville. Matt Hardman’s 156 total leads the Indians.

• The double-elimination SAC baseball tournament starts Thursday in Forest City. Catawba plays No. 6 seed Carson-Newman at noon to open the six-team tournament.

• The double-elimination SAC softball tournament starts at Catawba on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Indians play No. 4 Carson-Newman in the opening game at 9 a.m. It’s an eight-team field. Four games will be played on Thursday. Tusculum is the No. 1 seed.

Softball tournament tickets for adults are $20. Daily tickets are $8. Students and children get in for half the standard admission price. Food Lion is the sponsor. MVP cards get discounts of $2 for adults and $1 for students.

• The SAC women’s tennis tournament starts Thursday in Rock Hill. Fourth-seeded Catawba plays No. 5 seed Newberry in a 1 p.m. quarterfinal.

• Catawba’s men did not qualify for the six-team SAC tournament.

Prep sports

Carson’s Tim Bell and West Rowan’s Haley Jackson are “Heart of a Champion” winners.

The honor is a sportsmanship award given by the NCHSAA.

They were recognized at a banquet Saturday in Durham.

Youth soccer

The Rowan FCCA U9 soccer team, the Green Dragons (8-1), split two regional matches this weekend by 5-3 scores. Scorers were Oscar Garcia (three goals), Maddox Goodnight (two), Ben Childress (two) and Wade Robins (one). Colin Donaldson played well in goal, with Bryson Loflin leading the defensive effort.



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