Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
East Rowan’s tennis team won 6-0 at Morganton Patton in a first-round match in the 3A dual team tennis playoffs on Tuesday.
Ike Emerson, Justin Allen, Chance Brown, Jeremy Price, Evan Rogers and Cameron Thomas swept singles.
East (13-3) plays at West Henderson (13-1) in the second round next week.
• Salisbury’s tennis team won 5-1 against Bandys in a first-round 2A matchup.
The NPC baseball tournament was pushed back another day because of wet grounds.
First-round games scheduled for tonight are Statesville at East Rowan; West Iredell at South Rowan, and North Iredell at West Rowan. This pushes the semifinals at South Rowan to Thursday and the championship game to Friday.
• In the SPC, eighth-seeded A.L. Brown won 8-3 against top seed Mount Pleasant in a first-round game on Tuesday.
Eldon Peters pitched into the sixth inning for the win, and Trace Hagler got the last five outs for a save. J.P. Patterson had three hits and three RBIs. Kameron Sherrill had two hits, stole two bases and scored twice. C.J. Powell and Nate Sexton had doubles.
Brown plays Cox Mill in the 7 p.m. semifinal tonight at Mount Pleasant. Cox Mill beat Central Cabarrus 11-8. Robinson beat Concord 4-2. Hickory Ridge rolled 11-1 vs. Northwest Cabarrus.
• In CPC baseball first-round games on Tuesday, No. 3 seed Davie won 5-3 against Mount Tabor on Ben Beeson’s three-run homer in the seventh, and Reagan topped R.J. Reynolds 3-2.
Davie faces No. 2 seed North Davidson tonight in a 7 p.m. final at West Forsyth. West Forsyth takes on Reagan at 5.
• In the CCC, West Davidson rolled 11-1 against Thomasville and plays Salisbury tonight in a 7 p.m. semifinal at West Davidson.
The call will be made by noon today on where to hold NPC softball first-round games that have been affected by wet fields.
West Rowan is scheduled to host South Rowan and Carson is to host West Iredell.
If fields aren’t playable, both of those games will be moved to North Iredell. The semifinals will be Thursday at North Iredell, with the title game on Friday.
Salisbury won 3-2 against East Davidson, while West Rowan lost 4-1 at Hickory.
Baseball’s Nick Lomascolo and volleyball’s Jenny Young received the top athletic awards at Catawba’s banquet on Tuesday. Lomascolo won the Kirkland Award as the top senior male athlete, and Young won the Lomax Award.
Basketball’s Taylor May (South Rowan) and Soccer’s Eoin Duffy won Wurster Awards for team leadership.
May and tennis player Alex Macdonald had the highest GPAs among senior athletes. May had a 3.85 in exercise science.
Team MVP awards went to Chris Dula (baseball), Lee Martin and Elizabeth Merritt (basketball), Olivia Myers and Cristian Crifasi (cross country), Cory Johnson (football), Matt Hardman and Salisbury’s Madison Kennedy (golf), John Sceich and Bethany Davis (lacrosse), Carson Smith and Anna Toole (soccer), Macdonald and Liz Renteria (tennis), Carley Tysinger (softball), Katia Kruglov and Sebastian Holmberg (swimming), Young (volleyball), Whitney Corriher and Elizabeth Davis (cheerleading), Alissa Foote (athletic training) and Carson Brewer (sports information).
Babe Ruth baseball
Anyone ages 13-15 interestest in playing in the Junior Division of Babe Ruth baseball should come to an informational meeting at the East Rowan cafeteria at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. The league is open to the entire county.
Middle school tennis
Knox won 9-0 against West Rowan Middle. Singles winners were Simon Post, John Dunham, Seth McLendon and Cole Goodnight. Doubles winners were Goodnight, Cristian Gonzalez, Boothe Pfaff and Eric Allen.
In the Warrior Way 5k at Salisbury Community Park, the top finishers were Anthony Nero (18:47), Chance Brown (19:42) and Todd Gabriel (20:17). Top female finishers were Rebekah Julian (22:40), Acquawon Stallworth (24:04) and April Marshall (26:50).
Players should bring birth certificates. Parents should attend to sign forms.
West Rowan Junior Legion: Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at West Rowan High. Contact Jesse Link at 704-857-1891 or Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255.
• Southern Rowan: Sign-ups are at Gary’s Barbecue on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. Returning players should bring their jerseys. Contact Craig Honeycutt at 980-521-2646.
Salisbury’s A.J. Ottinger made his first hole-in-one in 45 years on Monday when he aced the 146-yard No. 3 hole at McCanless. Ottinger used an 8-iron.
• Davidson’s Bill Cobb made his first hole-in-one on Tuesday on the 125-yard No. 10 hole at McCanless on Tuesday. He used a 3-wood and was playing in the Tuesday Scramble with Jerry Mills, Gary Fink and Phyllis Myers.
• Albemarle’s Tommy Morton beat his age by four shots at McCanless on Tuesday. The 73-year-old carded a career-best 69. He’s been playing for 25 years.
• In Corbin Hills women’s golf, Phyllis Durland won low gross on Tuesday, with Treva Honeycutt second and Linda Millward third. Kristi Laton won low net, with Monica Green second and Betsy Edgeworth third. Mary Seaford won low putts.
Greg Boger and Isaiah Boger had four hits each as the Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions middle school team won 20-1 against Covenant Classical on Tuesday.
Dalton Lankford, McConner Wallace, Daniel Durham and Jared Corriher had two hits. Travis Cone tripled.
Isaiah Boger, Durham and Blaine Roberts combined on a two-hitter for the Stallions.
The Catawba Challenge AAU basketball tournament will be held at Catawba on May 18.
The tournament is for boys and girls, grades 3-12. Entry fee is $100 per team.
Information is at ACAHoops.com. Contact Steve Yang at 704-630-0319 or Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265.
Providence Day’s Ashley Carrick signed with Centre College in Danville, Ky.
The point guard played on four state-championship teams at Providence Day.
Carrick’s father, Ken, played football at Catawba. She’s the granddaughter of Salisbury’s Naomi and Duane Carrick.
Mooresville Post 66
Sign-ups and workouts for Junior and Senior players at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Lake Norman High. Contact Steve Knight at 704-664-5725.