Area Sports Briefs

  • Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:23 a.m.

From staff reports



Noah Holmes (East Rowan) has been named Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Holmes hit .462 with two home runs, a double, five RBIs and three runs scored to help lead ASU (27-19) to a pair of wins in a three-game weekend series at Gonzaga.


Holmes (.304, five homers, 26 RBIs) and the Mountaineers return to action tonight at No. 2 North Carolina (45-6). First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.

• Catawba pitcher Nick Lomascolo has been named a Tino Martinez Award semifinalist.

The Martinez Award goes to the Division II Player of the Year. Lomascolo is one of five nominees from the Southeast Region.

Finalists will be announced May 20. The award winner will be announced at the D-II World Series (May 25-June 1).

Lomascolo is the SAC Pitcher of the Year. He won 10 games, led all of D-II with 123 strikeouts and had an ERA of 2.14.

Middle school soccer

Southeast’s boys won 4-1 against Mooresville in the conference tournament championship game, adding the tournament title to their regular-season crown.

Raunel Vasquez scored twice, and Braxton Rogers scored on a penalty kick and a direct kick. Michael Rosas and Irving Flores had assists.

Vasquez has scored 56 goals in two middle school seasons.

Mooresville’s girls beat Southeast 8-0 in the conference championship game. Mooresville also won the regular season title.

Prep softball

The second round of the state playoffs is set for today.

Carson plays at Robinson at 6. West Rowan plays at North Iredell at 6. East Rowan is home against Southwestern Randolph at 5.

Prep commitments

Carson third baseman Connor Bridges will play at Pfeiffer next season. Bridges is batting .347 with 11 RBIs. His on-base percentage is over .500.

East Rowan softball pitcher Sydney Poole also has given a commitment to Pfeiffer and plans to make it official on Wednesday.

Stories are upcoming.

Davie loses legend

Davie County High Hall of Famer Angie Browder Slabach, 46, died of cancer last week.

She was a tremendous high school athlete in basketball, volleyball and track and field.

She played college basketball at UNC Wilmington and High Point and coached Davie’s girls team to three conference championships from 1988-94.

Slabach battled breast cancer three years. She is survived by her husband and their four children.

College softball

Catawba’s Carley Tysinger was named Pitcher of the Year on the Daktronics All-Southeast Region team.

Tysinger led Division II in wins (25) and strikeouts prior to regional play. She set school records with 324 strikeouts and 10 shutouts.

Intimidators baseball

Kannapolis battled into extra innings for the first time this season but lost 2-1 in 11 innings at Lexington on Monday.

Adrian Morales hit the walkoff homer.

Kannapolis starter Jake Cose was sharp for seven innings and fanned nine. Micah Johnson stole three bases and leads the minors with 35.

Komets basketball

The Kannapolis Komets girls basketball team opened play in Sparta in The Allegheny Shootout by beating the host Allegheny Avalanche team 46-27. The Komets took control in the second half behind the strong play of Alex Allen, Bailey Vernon, Kate Cole and Gentry Grubb.

Katherine Barringer led the Komet defense.

The Komets play against the Mt. Holly Stars next Sunday. For games with the Komets or information, contact Doug Wilson at 800-230-8819.


Carson girls camp

Carson will hold a basketball elementary camp for girls who will be in kindergarten through 5th grade on Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, from 4-7 p.m. The gym opens at 3 p.m. There will be concessions daily. Cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt.

• Carson will hold a middle school camp for girls who will be in grades 6-8 on Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18 from 4-7 p.m. Gym opens at 3. Daily concessions. Cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt.

Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 or misenhmb@rss.k12.nc.us.

Local Golf

The winners of the 2nd annual Jesse Carson High School Band Golf Tournament held at McCanless were Joe Gragg, Ben Gragg, Rob Sawyer and Andrew Purcell.

They were the defending champions and shot 48 (22-under) with the help of Mulligans, Strings and Tee Busters.

Mike Reid, Bill Reid, Ronnie Clodfelter and Steve Fulcher shot 49 for second. Darrin Overcash, Logan Overcash, Jimmy Barnette and Ronald Burnette finished third.

Jerry Newhouse won closest to the pin. Clodfelter won longest drive.

Proceeds will help the Carson band pay for equipment and transportation.

• The 32nd annual Edgar Welch Memorial Golf Tournament for Rowan County women will be played on May 21 and 23 at Corbin Hills and the Country Club of Salisbury.

The tournament is open to all women with an established handicap at a Rowan club and anyone who has played in the tournament before.

Entry forms are available at local clubs. The $60 fee includes golf, carts, prizes and luncheon. The format is net best-ball twosome. Gross prizes also are awarded.

The defending champions are Mary Seaford and Kristi Laton. The tournament is played in memory of Edgar Welch. Welch’s wife, Elaine, established the tournament in his memory. Contact Jo Shaw at 704-636-1592.

Youth Football

The Salisbury 49ers Police Athletic League football team will have registration and workouts on May 14, 15 and 16 at Town Creek Park, across from House Of Prayer Church. People interested in coaching should attend.

Contact George Miller at 704-223-0179 or Brian Miller at 704-754-1863 for information.

Falcon Basketball Camp

Falcon Basketball Camp will be held at West Rowan High on July 15-18 for rising 2nd-8th grade boys.

Camp is from 9 a.m. until noon. Cost is $50 for four days of fun and a chance to improve your game. Campers receive T-shirts. Coaches are Mike Gurley and West players.

Daily prizes and games. Contact Coach Gurley at 704-798-2074.

Cougar Hoops Camp

The 7th annual Carson Cougar basketball camp for rising 2nd-6th boys and girls will be held July 8-11 at Carson.

The gym opens at 8 a.m. Camp is from nine until noon.

The cost is $60 and includes instruction, accident insurance and camp T-shirt.

Contact Coach Brian Perry at 704-855-5039.

• The 4th annual Little Dribblers Camp for rising first-graders (boys and girls) will be held July 15-17 at Carson.

The gym opens at 8:30 a.m. Camp is from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $35 and includes instruction, accident insurance and camp T-shirt. Contact Coach Perry at 704-855-5039.

Hoops Unlimited

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

At East Rowan High:

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

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

At North Stanly Middle

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 anniversary camp basketball and a “very special” camp T-shirt.

Go to www.hoopsunlimitedcamp.

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.

Tryouts

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.

Youth track

The J.F. Hurley YMCA Warriors had a great day in Gastonia on Saturday.

Top-six places won ribbons.

The following YMCA Warriors placed in the top six:

800 meters

Girls 7-8

Macy Jaynes, 4th, 3:26

Boys 7-8

Eli Julian, 3rd, 3:08

Rowland Thornberry, 4th, 3:11

Girls 9-10

Emma Calvert, 6th, 3:18

Boys 9-10

NoahJulian, 5th, 2:59

Boys 15-16

Will Murdoch, 6th, 2:33

3000 meters

Girls 11-12

Leah Cressler, 3rd, 14:15

Aubree Cain, 4th, 14:37

Lauren Dorman, 5th, 16:01

Boys 11-12

Zach Jaynes, 3rd, 13:33

Boys 13-14

Andrew Burgess, 3rd, 11:23

Jonah Evans, 6th, 12:15

Girls 15-16

Julianna Evans, 2nd, 14:36

Boys 15-16

Will Murdoch, 3rd, 11:11

80 meter hurdles

Boys 11-12

Jalen Houston, 2nd, 16:68

Discus

Boys 11-12

Cole Shugart , 6th, 40-8

On Saturday, the Warriors will compete in the Battle of the Borders in Spartanburg, S.C.

YMCA programs

The East Rowan and Hurley YMCAs are offering Summer Challenge Soccer.

Challenge soccer is a program that offers a higher level of development and competition than the typical recreation program. The program focuses on developing skills for individual and team performance.

There will be 10 regular-season games and a tournament. Register as individuals or register teams. League age is as of June 1. There will be age group play for 8&9 (9U), 10&11 (11U) and 12&13 (13U).

Register through June 1. Team roster and payments must be submitted by June 1.

Cost is $125. Late registration fee is $10. Contact Joe Finney at the East Y at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org. Contact Phillip Hilliard at Salisbury Y at 704-636-0111 or philliard@rowanYMCA.org.





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