Area Sports Briefs: Ellis garners All-America accolades

Brittany Ellis of the Rowan Express Track and Field Club earned All-America honors at the Junior Olympic Games held in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ellis threw 51 feet. 11 inches in the 8-under javelin for fifth place. She was 10th in the shot put (16-11) and 15th in the long jump with a personal best of 10-1.

Brenden Ellis was 49th in the 5-under shot put with a throw of 7-11.

BreAsia Ellis competed in the 11-year-old javelin and discus. She was 18th in the javelin with a personal best of 44-11 and 21st in the discus with a throw of 43 feet.

Wood bat leagues

Dylan Goodman (South Rowan, Pfeiffer) helped the Mooresville Spinners win the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League championship. Goodman scored 13 runs and drove in nine this season.

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame ceremonies for the class of 2014 are Sunday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center. Twelve new members will be inducted.

Local golf

The Rowan Junior Open will be played Aug. 18 and 19.

The format is stroke play. The first round will be at Irish Creek and the final round will be Warrior.

The defending champion is Davis Richards.

Sixty-five players have registered and 96 will be accepted. Entries are open until Aug. 16. Entries are open to male and female amateurs who have not reached their 19th birthday by Aug. 19 and who have not started college.

• Adult-Child Tournament results at McCanless:

18:Up Division: Troy Neas-Evan Neas 67, Gene Seaford-Brett Leslie 72; Mary Seaford-Robin Leslie 75, Tim Free-Ethan Free 75. Bill Bostian-Gary Bostian 80; John King-Wade Leach 80; Jerry Smith-Shannon Perry 91

14-17 Division: Thad Sprinkle-Bryson Sprinkle 60; Boyd Blackwelder-Cole Mabry 71; Eric Mulkey-Chandler Antosek 71; Jeff Street-Patrick Street 74; David Wilson-Masdon Wilson 85

10-13 Division: Scott Perry Brodie Perry 79; Pete Kuld-Gavin Kuld 82; John Mark Trexler-Greyson Trexler 85; Eric Key-Matthew Key 86; Eric Miller-Alex Miller 86

9:Under Division: Thad Sprinkle-Jaden Sprinkle 33; Eric Mulkey-Brayden Mulkey 34; Dwayne McIntyre-Brady McIntyre 36; Scott Perry-Rian Perry 36; Mark Hoesman-Whitt Hoesman 37; Mike Vestal-Reese Vestal 50; Ronnie Biggers-Shyanne Priolo-Biggers 53

9-under longest drive: Brady McIntyre

10-13 closest to pin: Brodie Perry

18-up child closest to pin: Evan Neas

18-up: adult closest to pin: John Mark Trexler

• The McCanless Couples played a Captain's Choice last week.

The winning team was Mary Seaford, Gene Seaford, Randy Honeycutt and Don Goodnight. Harry Owens won closest to the pin. Gene Seaford won longest putt.

The McCanless Couples also played a Captain's Choice Sunday.

The winning team was Ricky Honeycutt, Glenn Trexler and Tommy Reynolds.

Phyllis Myers won closet to the pin and longest putt.


Jacob Morris scored the winning run on a passed ball in the 10th inning as Kannapolis beat Hickory 5-4 on Monday.

Morris went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Intimidators (53-58).

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