From staff reports
Salisbury senior Joe Goodman fell 6-3, 6-3 to defending state runner-up Tyler Cook of Graham in the first round of the 2A singles championships Friday in Cary.
The 6-foot-4 Cook excelled with a blistering serve, and he broke Goodman once in each set.
“Joe played very well, but (Cook) had a ton of firepower,” Salisbury coach Chris Myers said. “It was one bomb after another. Joe was able to hold his serve, but he just couldn’t come up with any breaks.
“It was a great end to a great career.”
Goodman went 19-5 this season, and he completed his career with a 66-18 record.n CCC boys track
Salisbury senior Ibn Ali is the co-player of the year for CCC boys track.
Ali, who excelled in the triple jump and long jump and was also part of two championship relay teams, shares the award with Ledford sprinter Brandon Cabell.
CCC champion Salisbury placed Ali, Patrick Evans, Darien Rankin, Romar Morris, Philip Tonseth, Robbie Pulliam and A.J. Ford on the all-conference team.
North Rowan’s Matt Price out-polled Salisbury’s Mike Allen for CCC Coach of the Year honors.
North was represented on the All-CCC team by Daniel Overcash, Anthony Imes, Haussen Walser, John Bostick, Daishion Barger, Corey Angle, Cameron Mallett and Rodney Smith.
n CCC girls track
Salisbury hurdler and jumper Dasia McGill was runner-up for CCC Player of the Year honors in girls track to East Davidson middle distance runner Kayla Schilly.
Salisbury’s Trella McLean was runner-up to East Davidson’s Bob Schilly for CCC Coach of the Year honors.
CCC champion Salisbury placed McGill, Kia Rice, Shi-Heria Shipp, Alisha Bradshaw, Nickola Bradshaw, Katelyn Horning, Katherine Shields, Samantha Saulters, Emily Shields, Symone Knox, Chantelle Isaac, Lauren Caldwell and Latrece Kelly on the all-conference team.
North Rowan’s Corbin Bennett, Diamond Jackson, Tatiana Banks, Cristen Jones, Deshea Torrence, Akevia Charleston and Tameisha Allen made all-conference.
n Regional baseball
Belmont Abbey’s Seth Waller (West Rowan) singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning as the Crusaders beat Erskine 3-2 and stayed alive in the double-elimination South Atlantic Regional tournament at Mount Olive.
Patrick Atwell (South Rowan) went 1-for-2, scored and knocked in a run for Belmont Abbey.
Belmont Abbey lost 4-1 to Columbus State in the first round. Waller had two hits, while Atwell had one.
n Kannapolis Legion
Kannapolis opened its American Legion season with a 20-5, seven-inning rout of Concord in a non-conference game Friday night.
Kannapolis scored 11 runs in fifth inning and got home runs from Jacob Wright, Alex Edwards and Jason Brown. Wesley Honeycutt, Michael Boger and Daniel Welch had three hits apiece.
Post 501’s next game is its home opener Tuesday against South Rowan.
n Prep softball
East Rowan’s playoff softball game with Parkwood was rained out on Friday. The teams will play their 3A second-round game in Granite Quarry today at 3 p.m.
n Welch tourney ace
Susan Morris delivered the shot to remember in the 27th annual Edgar Welch Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament on Thursday at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Morris made a hole-in-one on the 140-yard No. 17 hole. She used a 5-iron. It was her second ace.
Morris and Becky Isenhour shared low gross honors in the 36-hole event with a 160 score.
n IntimidatorsThe Kannapolis Intimidators lost 8-5 at Hagerstown on Friday in the first game of a nine-game road trip.
The Intimidators, who had won three consecutive games, got a three-run home run from Jose Martinez in the fourth inning and an RBI double from Martinez in the sixth, but Martinez had to leave the game with an injury while trying to stretch his double into a triple.
n Donatien honored
Livingstone senior tennis player Lisa Donatien was one of 20 student-athletes selected for the CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic Team.
Donatien concluded the spring semester with a 3.62 GPA. She also has competed in track and cross country at Livingstone.
n Middle school soccer
West Rowan’s girls soccer team won the Rowan County Middle School Conference regular-season title with a 9-0-1 record.
n Sherrill, Vanderford honoredWest Rowan’s K.J. Sherrill was named second team on the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association all-state squad, while East Rowan’s Justin Vanderford was named to the third team.
New Hanover’s Ty Walker and Eastern Wayne’s Brittani Billups were named players of the year.
Coach of the year for boys was Mount Tabor’s Andy Muse, while Concord’s Angela Morton was named girls coach of the year.
Concord’s T.T. Belcher was a third-team pick on the all-state girls squad.
Mount Tabor’s C.J. Harris was a first-team boys pick.n West baseball camps
West Rowan summer baseball camps are upcoming.
On June 17-20 (Tuesday-Friday), a camp will be held for ages 7-9.
On June 23-27 (Monday-Friday), a camp will be held for ages 9-12.
On July 14-18 (Monday-Friday), a camp will be held for ages 12-14.
Those three camps are limited to 12 participants.
A pitchers camp for ages 9-14, with a maximum of 15 participants, will be held on July 21-25.
On July 28-Aug. 1, a defense camp will be held for ages 9-14, with a maximum of 15 participants.
Camps are $110, except the camp for ages 7-9, which is $100.
Camps run from 9-3 Monday-Thursday and 9-noon on Friday, except the ages 7-9 camp, which runs 9-3 all four days.
Contact West varsity coach David Wright at 704-278-9233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
n West hoops camp
West Rowan Falcon Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held June 16-19.
West Rowan boys coach Mike Gurley directs the camp at the school. West players will help with the camp, and campers will take home a Falcon T-shirt.
The cost is $50. Camp is for rising 2nd-9th graders and runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day.
Camp for rising 7th-9th graders will be at the same time.
Contact Gurley at 704-798-2074.
n West Middle golf tourney
The West Rowan Middle School Golf Tournament will benefit the March of Dimes and will be held at Foxwood on Saturday, May 31.
The host for the tournament is the West Middle School National Junior Honor Society.
There will be a shotgun start at 2 p.m. The format is Captain’s Choice. Cash prizes for the top two teams, plus door prizes.
Entry deadline is May 23. Hole sponsorships are available. Contact Karen Bostic at West Middle at 704-633-4774 for information.
n West golf event
The West Rowan basketball team is sponsoring a captain’s choice golf tournament at Foxwood on May 17.
The fee is $35 per player for the 1 p.m. shotgun start. There will be prizes, mulligans and tee busters.
Walkups are welcome today.
For more information, call 704-798-2074.
n Eagles golf tournament
The Screamin’ Eagles Booster Club is sponsoring the 2nd annual “FORE” the Future golf tournament on Saturday, May 24, at Corbin Hills to benefit North Hills Christian School athletics.
The cost is $50 per person/$200 per team with lunch included. There is a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one.
Tee busters, mulligans and raffle tickets for door prizes will be available. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with at shot gun start at 2:00.
Contact Kris VonCanon 704-633-2823 for more information.
n Carson hoops camp
The second annual Cougar Basketball Camp will take place July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carson gym.
The camp is for boys and girls who will be in grades second-through-six next school year. All campers will receive T-shirts, and awards will be given for free-throw and hot-shot contests.
Cost is $55. For more information, contact Brian Perry at (704) 855-5039.