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Wonders' schedule out

From staff reports

A.L. Brown has released its football schedule for the 2007 season.

The Wonders will be part of an expanded, nine-team SPC that will include two first-year schools — Cabarrus’ Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls and Union County’s Marvin Ridge Mavericks.

Brown’s three non-conference games will be against Central Cabarrus (season opener at home on Aug. 17), traditional foe South Rowan and Mooresville.

Brown’s league schedule is highlighted by a season-ending contest at Memorial Stadium against defending 3A state champion Concord.

College update

Avery Patterson (A.L. Brown) didn’t start on Saturday but hit two 3-pointers, scored 10 points and had six rebounds for St. John’s in a 68-59 loss to Connecticut.

A.L. Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz made the trip to Madison Square Garden to watch his former star play.

* Phillip Williams (West Rowan) had nine points and seven rebounds in Winthrop’s 60-48 win over Liberty on Saturday.

* Guilford’s Tracey Croner (East Rowan) scored 19 points in Friday’s 67-49 loss to Eastern Mennonite and nine in Saturday’s 83-59 loss to Bridgewater.

* Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) scored 10 points for South Carolina State in Saturday’s 69-59 loss to Florida A&M.

* Ashley Watkins (Salisbury) had four points and four rebounds for Queens in Saturday’s 88-53 loss to Pfeiffer.

* Shayla Fields (Salisbury) had 13 points and four assists for .C. State in Sunday’s 80-57 victory over Wake Forest. The sophomore scored 20 points on Thursday against Boston College.

* Allison Schafer (Davie County) scored eight points for Mars Hill in Saturday’s 90-74 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne.

Catawba swimming

Catawba’s women scored 107 points and won a swim meet in Roanoke, Va., over Gallaudet, Hollins and Salem.

Catawba’s Christine Ofslager took first in the 1000 free (11:25.72) and the 500 free (5:34.51). Leigh Spada won the 200 free (2:04.95) and 100 free (57.92). Margeaux Doiron won the 100 fly (1:04.90) and 100 breaststroke (1:19.13).

Other winners were Emily Daniels in the 50 free (27.40), Kahla Jenkins in the 200 IM (2:27.61) and Brittany Harrigan in the 100 back (1:09.37).

Catawba’s men defeated Gallaudet.

Grant Gibson won twice, including a school-record swim in the 500 free (4:57.00). He also won the 1000 free (10:59.15).

Shane Alexander had lifetime best swims in winning both the 50 free (24.11) and 100 free (53.89).

Patrik Drakes won the 200 IM (2:04.48) and 100 breaststroke (1:02.26). Michael Biehl won the 200 free (2:02.68) and 100 back (1:03.04).

Kevin Flebbe won the 100 fly (1:02.16).

Winter Flight

The 24th Annual Winter Flight 8K Road Race will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Catawba.

The Mile Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m., and the 8K follows at 10 a.m.

Winter Flight is presented by the Salisbury Rowan Running Club. This race is the second-oldest in the state.

Proceeds go to Godstock, the local organization that helps with expenses for families of terminally ill children.

Contact David Freeze at 704-239-5508 or dlfreeze@salisbury.net.

Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys basketball team defeated Concordia 43-20.

Harrison Lattimore and Troy Beaver played well as the Jaguars improved to 9-4.

* Hannah Coulter had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Salisbury’s Academy’s varsity girls (10-3) to a 23-17 win over Concordia.

Mally Fisher had five offensive boards, and Erika Nelson had six steals.

* Salisbury Academy’s jayvee boys nipped St. John’s 20-19. Alex Wimmer had seven rebounds, and Paul McNeely scored five points for the Jaguars.

* Allie Billings led Salisbury Academy’s jayvee girls to an 11-7 victory over St. John’s.

ECU signs Warrior

All-NPC West Iredell defensive tackle Antonio Allison has committed to East Carolina.

Allison picked the Pirates over Marshall.

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