Area Sports Briefs:

  • Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:44 a.m.

From staff reports



The Rowan County American Legion team had its opener against the Mooresville Legends washed out on Saturday.

The game is expected to be made up, but no reschedule date was immediately announced.


Rowan’s scheduled game tonight against Western Forsyth also is off because of the West Forsyth High team’s run in the 4A state playoffs. West Forsyth won its third-round game Friday against High Point Central.

Rowan’s first game now is set for Tuesday against High Point at Newman Park.

Rowan’s roster will include college players Nathan Fulbright (Guilford), Chase Hathcock (Lenoir-Rhyne) and Ashton Fleming (Surry Community College).

• Kannapolis is scheduled to play this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Northwest Cabarrus against Davidson County (formerly Lexington-Davidson).

• Southern Rowan is scheduled to open Tuesday with a game against Mooresville Post 66 at Lake Norman.

• Mooresville Post 66 is holding an alumni game and home run derby on Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Prep football

Highly successful Davie coach Doug Illing resigned Thursday.

After talking to the Davie players on Friday, Illing announced that he has accepted the head-coaching position at Socastee High in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Illing, 49, is a native of Summerville, S.C.,

He led the War Eagles to a berth in the 4A title game in 2010, a Cinderella run that followed a 5-6 regular season.

Illing’s 2004 team was 14-1 and lost to Fayetteville Britt in a state semifinal.

Illing’s 2006 team was 12-2 and reached the third round of the playoffs before losing to Independence.

Davie was 9-4 last season.

Junior Legion

The Kannapolis Junior Legion team romped 19-1 against Concord on Saturday in a game shortened to five innings.

Kameron Sherrill had three hits and two RBIs for Kannapolis. Chandler Hubbard and Cody Whitaker also drove in two runs each. Nathan Watson pitched a complete game.


College baseball

Coastal Division champion North Carolina and Atlantic Division champ Florida State are the top seeds for the ACC Tournament, which begins in Durham on Wednesday.

UNC, N.C. State, Clemson and Miami are in Pool A, with Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech in Pool B.

Pool winners play for the championship on Sunday, with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

• Appalachian State rallied from a seven-run deficit and beat Western Carolina 9-8 on Saturday. Preston Troutman (East Rowan) had two hits for the Mountaineers (28-22).

ASU starts play in the SoCon tournament in Greenville, S.C., on Wednesday morning against The Citadel. ASU is seeded fifth.

Minor league baseball

The Kannapolis Intimidators made wholesale roster moves on Saturday.

Outfielders Eric Grabe and Juan Ramirez and catchers Brent Tanner and Michael Marjama were added. Zach Fisher and Angel Rosario were sent down to Extended Spring Training. Ruben Sierra Jr. and Kyle Robinson were released.

• Kannapolis stopped a five-game losing streak by beating Hagerstown 5-0 on Saturday.

The Intimidators (15-24) got 14 combined strikeouts from three hurlers. Michael Johnson went 3-for-3.


Local golf

Seventy-six GARS members played in foursomes at Crescent.

Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 64.75 was Tom Talbert. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Guy Schenk with a net of 68.74. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Steve Masingo with a net of 68.36. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 68.22 was Buddy Lowman.

•In the Men’s Spring Classic at the Country Club of Salisbury, Johnny Kyger-Michael Childress and Chris Smith-Jerry Wright shot 63s.

Corey Basinger-Scott Burnett shot 64. The First Flight cutoff was at 66. Second Flight scores were 67-72, with 72-up in the Third Flight.

Kyle Venrick made his first hole-in-one. He aced the 151-yard No. 9 hole with a 7-iron.

Prep lacrosse

Apex beat Lake Norman 12-11 in the final second to win the boys lacrosse state championship on Saturday Cary.

• East Chapel Hill beat Charlotte Catholic 15-13 for the girls lacrosse state championship on Saturday in Cary.

Prep track

Knightdale won its third straight boys 4A state championship on Saturday in Greensboro.

Davie scored three points. Caleb Mathis was sixth in the 100 hurdles in 14.94 seconds.

Southeast Raleigh’s girls won the 4A state championship.


Prep basketball

No local girls will be playing in the East-West All-Star Game. Mount Tabor’s Tatum Jarvis was the only player named from the five area conferences.

Prep tennis

Rain moved state-title matches to indoor venues.

Shelby finished a 21-0 season by beating Carrboro 5-3 for the boys dual team 2A state championship on Saturday in Greensboro.

• Cardinal Gibbons beat Charlote Catholic 5-0 for the 3A state title in Durham.

• Raleigh Millbrook edged R.J. Reynolds 5-4 for the 4A state title in Greensboro.

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