Area Sports Briefs

  • Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:27 a.m.

From staff reports

Ryan Jones drove in four runs, Parker McKeithan knocked in three runs, and Chance Bowden scored four times as Salisbury rolled to a 15-4 CCC win against Thomasville on Tuesday.

Riley Myers (5-1) pitched five innings for the second-place Hornets (10-7, 6-1). He fanned nine and allowed three earned runs.

Salisbury announced schedule changes. It will take on Olympic at home tonight at 6 and will play Thomasville on Thursday at 6.

• Clint Veal (4-2) pitched a three-hitter to lead North Rowan (9-8, 6-6) to a big 2-0 YVC win against Chatham Central.

Thomas Tucker and Travis Holshouser drove in the runs, and Noah Gonzalez had a double. Cory Fries sparkled on defense.

• A.L. Brown lost 5-4 to Northwest Cabarrus in an SPC game on Tuesday.

Eldon Peters pitched six innings for the Wonders. Ryan Austin took the loss in the seventh.

Tanner Bigham and Daniel Hamilton homered for the Trojans. Grayson Miller had three hits. Bigham’s homer tied the game in the seventh, and Wyatt Taylor drove in the game-winning run. Phillip Faggart was the winning pitcher.

• Jeremy Walker threw a complete game in Davie’s 4-2 CPC win over Reagan on Tuesday.

Matt Vernon led Davie (12-4, 4-3) with two hits.

Prep softball

Carson (6-3 NPC) beat South Rowan 4-2 in eight innings in NPC softball on Tuesday.

Lacee Hunsucker stuck out 14 batters and knocked in three runs. Hunsucker’s two-run homer in the eighth was the decisive blow.

Sidney Grkman drove in Carson’s other run.

Kayla Sigmon and Kayln Ellenburg had two hits each.

Caitlin Waters and Katherine Starnes drove in runs for the Raiders (3-7 NPC). McKenzie Ward had two hits.

• East Rowan (8-2 NPC) moved back into a tie for first place with an 8-7 win against North Iredell (also 8-2 NPC) on Tuesday. East won on a squeeze bunt in the seventh.

East has lost to West Rowan and Carson but has swept North Iredell.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s tennis team lost to Ledford 6-3 in non-conference action on Tuesday.

The match was tied going into doubles, thanks to singles wins by David Derrick, Spencer Storey and Hunter Carlton, but the Hornets lost all three doubles matches.

Prep soccer

Devynne Brown scored two goals and Kennedy Lambert had 12 saves in East Rowan’s 7-2 loss to Mount Pleasant on Monday.

Prep golf

In a match at the Country Club of Salisbury on Tuesday, Alex Austin shot 37. Joseph Rusher and Christopher Queen shot 39s, and John Murphy shot 41, as Salisbury shot 156 and topped West Davidson (159), East Davidson (160) and Central Davidson (186).

Bowler in nationals

North Rowan Middle wrestler Spencer Bowler reached the finals of the 6th annual Middle School Nationals held in Virginia Beach, Va.

Wrestling in the 230-pound class, Bowler decisioned Alabama’s J.D. Green in the quarterfinals and pinned New York’s Larry Baker in the semifinals.

Bowler was pinned by New Jersey’s Eric Chakonis in the final.

New York won the team competition.

Bowler was recognized as an All-American for his second-place finish. The top eight in each weight class are All-Americans.

Bowler, an honor student, is the son of Brad and Lisa Bowler. He is a member of RoCo Wrestling.

Catawba athletics

Catawba placed sixth in the three-round SAC women’s golf tournament that was won by Newberry.

Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) led the Indians. She shot 244 and finished 11th.

• Catawba placed eighth in the three-round SAC men’s golf tournament that was won by Lincoln Memorial.

Matt Hardman shot 230 for 15th place.

• Catawba’s baesball team used a nine-run fourth to beat Belmont Abbey 12-10 at Newman Park on Tuesday.

Chris Dula and Julio Zubillaga (Carson) drove in three runs each. Ethan Satterfield had three hits and three runs. Blake Houston (South Rowan) had two hits and two runs.

• Catawba’s Tom Cullop was named MVP of the Deep South Conference tournament.

Intimidators baseball

Kannapolis lost 6-4 to Delmarva on Tuesday.

Micah Johnson drove in two runs for the Intimidators (7-6).

Homeschool Stallions

The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions middle school team beat Sacred Heart 15-1.

Dalton Lankford, McConner Wallace and Isaiah Boger combined on a two-hitter.

Lankford and Garrett Alewine had two hits for the Stallions (9-1). Wallace had a double.

Middle School baseball

Michael McCall had an all-everything day in Erwin’s 16-6 win over Corriher Lipe. He was 3-for-3 with a homer, double and six RBIs. He also pitched the last five innings.

John Owen had three hits with a double and four RBIs. Will Brown went 3-for-4 with a double.

Middle School soccer

Erwin won 3-1 against Corriher-Lipe on Tuesday. Erik Estrada had a hat trick for the Eagles. Kyle Wedding and Peyton Lambert had assists.

Alex Figueroa scored for Corriher-Lipe.

• The Southeast boys defeated China Grove 6-1. Braxton Rogers had two goals. Also s scoring for the Patriots were Raunel Vasquez, Luis Araujo, Marlon Cruz and Grayson Owens.

Assists were by Vasquez, Michael Rosas, Araujo and Yoris Vanegas.

• The Southeast girls fell to China Grove 4-1.The lone score for SE was by Farrah Jordan.

Stallion baseball

The jayvee Stallions (9-5) defeated Forsyth Homeschool’s varsity team on Tuesday 14-4 in five innings.

Noah Jarrett had three hits and pitched a complete-game seven-hitter. Caleb Threadgill had three hits and and Dalton Lankford two

Hoops Unlimited

Following are the sites and dates for the 20th annual Hoops Unlimited

basketball camps.

East Rowan High:

June 10-13, rising 2nd-5th grade boys and girls

June 17-20 rising 6th-10th grade boys and girls

North Stanly Middle School

June 24-27, rising 2nd-5th grade boys and girls

July 8-11, rising 6th-10th grade boys and girls

The cost of the all-day camp is $110, which includes an “all you can

eat” lunch each day.

Each camper also will receive a 20th anniversarycamp basketball and a “very special” camp t-shirt.

For brochures andinformation, go to, or call camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334.

Dale Earnhardt Day

Dale Earnhardt Inc. and The Dale Earnhardt Foundation announced Dale Earnhardt Day will be held on Monday, April 29th, at the DEI Corporate Headquarters on Hwy. 3, Mooresville.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, and the annual event in celebration of “The Intimidator”s birthday is free and open to the public.

Dale Earnhardt Day will run from 10am until 6 p.m.

Local golf

Fifty-four GARS members played an ABCD tournament at Lexington Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight winner was David Scearce with a net of 63.65. Low ‘B’ Flight winner with a net of 61.02 was Reid Bradshaw.

Low ‘C’ Flight winner with a net of 68.67 was Dave Allen. Low ‘D’ Flight winner with a net of 62.22 was Buddy Lowman.

•Results from the Spring Two-Man Tournament at Corbin Hills:

Forty-one teams competed, using a format that was 6 Holes Best Ball, 6 Holes Captains Choice and 6 Holes Texas Scramble for both days.

Flight 1: 1st- Ryan Honeycutt/Adam Jordan (62-65 —127)2nd- Tracy Melnik/Jim McDowell(68-62 —130), 3rd- Lee Frick/Blake Wray (66-65 —131)

Flight 2: 1st- Keith Dorsett/Chace Jensen (69-66 —135), 2nd- Steve Gegorek/Tommy Trexler (71-65 —136) *winner by scorecard playoff, 3rd- Gary McNeely/Greg Hill(70-66 —136)

Flight 3: 1st- Danny Crosby/Don Bishop (73-67 —140), 2nd- Dale Plummer/Greg Creeger (72-69 —141), 3rd- Andy Lombard/Jason Barnhardt (72-70 —142)

Flight 4: 1st- George Benfield/Bradley Cobb (76-72 —148), 2nd- Brett Mulkey/Joe Nixon (79-74 —153), 3rd- Brian Collins/Kirby Russell (79-75 —154)

College soccer

Catawba’s men’s and women’s soccer teams and FC Carolina Alliance will host “Friday Night Lights Soccer,” an evening soccer clinic for boys and girls, ages 6-12, on Friday, April 19, from 7-8 p.m. at the Catawba soccer fields.

Instruction will be from Catawba coaches and players. Wear soccer attire and bring a ball and a bottle of water.

There is no cost and no registration is required.

Contact Frank Cardelle at or Liam Shannon at or call 704-597-5150.

Parks and rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for teams interested in playing in a women’s open softball league.

Coaches meeting is on May 20. The league starts June 4.

Contact Steve Clark at 704-638-5289 or

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