SHS wins Cup for CCC
Salisbury won the Wells Fargo Cup, symbolic of overall athletic excellence, for the Central Carolina Conference.
Salisbury was followed by West Davidson, East Davidson, Lexington, North Rowan and Thomasville.
• In the South Piedmont Conference, the Wells Fargo Cup winner was Cox Mill.
Following the Chargers were Hickory Ridge, Concord, East Rowan, Carson, NW Cabarrus, South Rowan, West Rowan and Central Cabarrus.
• Reagan won the Wells Fargo Cup for the Central Piedmont Conference.
Next were Mount Tabor, West Forsyth, R.J. Reynolds, North Davidson, Davie and Parkland.
• In the MECKA, Hough won the Wells Fargo Cup.
Following the Huskies were Robinson, Mallard Creek, Hopewell, North Meck, A.L. Brown, Vance and West Charlotte.
Carson’s Rameiq Howard, whose last season for the Cougars was 2012-13, will play at Catawba Valley Community College this fall.
Former Winston Salem State University coach James Wilhelmi will be officially introduced as WSSU’s newest head men’s basketball coach after the Board of Trustees approved his contract last week. Wilhelm brings along a wealth of experience and a strong knowledge of the game after several coaching positions.
Since Wilhelmi’s arrival, the WSSU Rams have compiled a record of 60-27, won one CIAA Championship, played in the CIAA title game this past season, and made two NCAA Regional appearances.
Livingstone head men’s Basketball Coach James Stinson was presented with the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award during the annual awards banquet last week in Salisbury.
Coach Stinson led the men’s basketball team to the CIAA conference championship. His team also had the highest grade point average in the CIAA, and LC’s Mark Thomas was voted the CIAA Male Scholar Athlete of Year.
Former Davie standout Whit Merrifield has been promoted to Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers by the Kansas City Royals. Merrifield had a two-run triple in his first game with Omaha.
Merrifield, 25, starred at South Carolina and a was a World Series hero for the Gamecocks when they won the 2010 national title.
Merrifield’s father, Bill, was one of the great sluggers in Wake Forest history.
Merrifield batted .278 with five homers and 20 RBIs for Double-A Northwest Arkansas before his promotion.
He’s been in the Royals farm system since he was drafted in the ninth round in 2010.
• Former NW Cabarrus and Kannapolis Legion star Corey Seager belted his 12th homer of the season Sunday.
Seager has 12 RBIs in his last five games.
• The Kannapolis Intimidators got homers from Trey Michalczewski and Jacob Morris and beat Savannah 4-2 on Monday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.
Kannapolis (29-33) snapped a three-game losing streak.
Michalczewski wasted little time extending his career-long hitting streak to 13 games, mashing a two-run homer to right-center field in the first inning for a 2-0 lead.
The Big Game was held at Crescent on Saturday.
Shawn Monroe-Simon Carter won first gross with 66. Eric Priddy-Eric Norris shot 67 for second.
Nhe team of Mark Matney-J.R. Sexton and the team of Wayne Tate-Don Bishop shot 65s for net honors.
• In the Salisbury Lions Golf Classic played at Corbin Hills, First Flight winner with a score of 53 was the team of Joe Clark, Ryan Honeycutt, Adam Jordan and Keith Dorsett.
Second Flight winner with a score of 60 was the team of Ron Perry, Neil Perry, Jimmy Coone and James Coone.
The Third Flight winner was the team of Mary Seaford, Gene Seaford, Robin Leslie and Brent Leslie with a score of 68.
Troy Beaver and Robin Leslie won closest to the pin on No. 13. Juan Williams won longest put on No. 9.
Carson girls camp
The Carson girls basketball program will host two camps in July. Camp for rising 5th-8th grade girls will be July 7-10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m., at a cost of $60.
Camp for rising K-4th grade girls is July 14-17, 4:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $50. Campers receive a T-shirt and are covered by insurance through Carson. Contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 or at email@example.com to register.
Donte Minter will hold his 2nd annual pro skill development basketball camp this year at Hall Gym on July 14-17. Minter starred at West Rowan and played at Virginia, App. State and professionally in Europe.