Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
The NCHSAA Board of Directors passed a policy that will require athletes transferring to another high school in a different school district to sit out of athletic participation for 365 days if they don’t have a change of domiciles.
The Board of Directors also stated that “after initial entry into ninth grade and absent a bona fide move” transfers within a school district also will sit out of athletic participation for 365 days — but the board included the caveat that local authoroties “may create criteria for immediate athletic eligibility.”
• The Board of Directors voted down a rule change that would have required the “non-traditional schools” — Charlotte Catholic, Bishop McGuiness, Cardinal Gibbons, etc. — to play up one classification higher than their enrollment in the state playoffs.
In other words, Bishop McGuiness, which has won eight straight 1A girls basketball state titles, would’ve been placed in the 2A playoff bracket.
The NCHSAA did make an attempt to enforce boundaries for non-traditional schools that have been without boundaries.
Starting Aug. 1, athletics have to live within a 25-mile radius of the non-traditional school or in the same county as the school to be eligible.
• Starting with the 2013-14 school year, the soccer state playoffs will be seeded rather than having predetermined conference matchups.
• Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan and Hendersonville’s Hailey Cook were honored as NCHSAA athletes of the week.
A UNC football signee, Logan rushed for 3,146 yards as a senior and helped Northern Guilford win three straight state championships. He was all-conference in basketball, averaging 15.5 points and 6.1 assists. In track, he’s been state champ in the 200 meters and runner-up in the 100.
Cook was MVP of the 1A volleyball state championships. In track, she is a state champion in the discus and shot put.
Salisbury native and Salisbury city tennis pro Jack Thompson was inducted as an International Master Professional by the Professional Tennis Registry. Thompson was inducted at a banquet held in Hilton Head, S.C.
The International Master Professional is the world’s highest teaching distinction. Only 12 others have been inducted in the PTR’s 43-year history. The induction recognizes Thompson’s achievements in teaching, lectures, publications, tournament administration and community service.
The McCanless Couples played their spring tournament on Saturday. The format was nine holes of Best Ball and nine holes of Captain’s Choice.
Walt and Kim Kincaid tied for first in Best Ball with Ricky and Treva Honeycutt. Sharon Miller and Tim Earnhardt finished third.
The Honeycutts won Captain’s Choice. Miller and Earnhardt were second. Gene and Mary Seaford placed third.
Closest to the pin on No. 10 was won by Miller. Longest putts were won by Susan Houston and Cliff Full. Ricky Honeycutt won the season points, with Earnhardt second, and Gene Seaford third.
• In the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open, Salisbury’s Frank Adams III finished tied for 36th and won $993. Adams shot 72 in Saturday’s final round.
South Rowan camp
The South Rowan girls basketball team will be hosting a camp on Saturday, May 18, at South Rowan High.
The cost is $15. The camp is open to girls currently in grades 5-8. Camp is from 9-1 daily. Lunch is provided at the end of camp. Camp includes fundamentals on offense and defense and skills competitions. To register, contact coach Jarrod Smith at 704-857-1161, ext. 411, or smithjn@rss,k12.nc.us.
Guilford offensive lineman Daniel McFaddin (A.L. Brown) was named scout team player of the year for the 2012 season.
The Rowan Hurricanes 9th-grade girls basketball team will have an open gym and tryout on May 19, at 6:45 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church on Mooresville Road.
Contact Marcus White at 704-490-5844 or Ashley Poole at 704-433-7713.
Kannapolis and Greensboro were rained out on Sunday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. A doubleheader with two seven-inning games is scheduled for today, starting at 5 p.m.