Area briefs: Chrismon replaces Williams at South
From staff reports
Linn Williams has stepped down as South Rowan baseball coach after eight seasons, two CPC championships and a 97-99 overall record.
The Raiders were 16-9 this season and lost in the first round of the 3A playoffs.
Assistant coach Thad Chrismon, a standout pitcher at North Carolina who has assisted Williams throughout his tenure, has been named the new head coach.
Stories on Williams and Chrismon are upcoming.
* South athletics director Josh Vinson is stepping down at the end of the school year and will be replaced by longtime South coach and teacher Danny Crosby.
A story on the AD change at South is also upcoming.
– American Legion baseball
South Rowan pitchers Ryan Bostian and Walker Snow combined to shut out Randolph County 2-0 at McCrary Park on Monday.
Bostian, a still unsigned senior, worked 71/3 innings, allowed four hits and fanned five. Snow, a Carson graduate who just finished his freshman year at Wilkes Community College, struck out the first three batters he faced and earned a save.
South got its runs in the second inning. Caleb Shore doubled, Ivan Corriher was hit by a pitch and both moved up on a passed ball. Both runners scored when C.J. Neal’s grounder up the middle was booted.
South (1-2) plays a non-league game against Kannapolis (1-0) at A.L. Brown’s Veterans Field tonight at 7 p.m. Kannapolis opened with a 20-run explosion to bury Concord.
South will play a traveling team billed as Prolific Power on Wednesday night at the South diamond.
– Lowery, Basinger sign
Davie County point guard Eric Lowery has signed with Pfeiffer.
Lowery averaged six assists per game for the War Eagles and had big scoring games against Mount Tabor (19 points) and North Davidson (21).
Lowery is the son of former North Rowan football and wrestling standout and legendary Davie wrestling coach Buddy Lowery.
A story on Lowery is upcoming.
* Carson point guard Justin Basinger has signed with Davidson County Community College.
Basinger was an All-Rowan County player as a senior. His season included outbursts of 24 points against East Rowan and 26 against West Rowan.
A story on Basinger is upcoming.
– Prep softball playoffs
Southwestern Randolph defeated Reagan 3-0 on Monday and will play host to East Rowan today at 5 p.m. in a third-round game in the state playoffs.
SWR (21-2-1) is the defending 3A state champion. NPC champion East is 19-3.
SWR beat East 13-6 in Asheboro in the first round of the playoffs in 2004. The Cougars also were at home when they beat the Mustangs 7-3 in a wild, second-round game in 2005.
– Collins leads Cavaliers
Will Collins (Salisbury) helped Virginia’s golf team earn 10th place in the final round of the NCAA East Regional and a berth in the national championships.
Virginia will play in the nationals at Purdue May 28-31.
Virginia, the No. 22 seed, staged a rally on the final day of competition, shooting its best round of the season, 8-under 276, to finish 3-under for the tournament.
Collins, a freshman, shot 4-under 67 to lead the way. He made an eagle on No. 11 at Council Fire Golf Club and holed a chip shot for birdie on No. 17.
Collins shot 210 for the three-day event.
Virginia will be joined at the nationals by Charlotte, Wake Forest and Clemson.
– Intimidators fall
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost at Hagerstown 5-2 on Monday.
Luis Sierra hit a two-run homer for the Intimidators, but Kannapolis had just four hits.
Aaron (Doctor) Suess hit two homers for Hagerstown.
– South youth football camp
The South Rowan coaching staff is inviting children from kindergarten through fifth grade to its third annual Raider Football Camp.
The camp will be held at Donnell Stadium on June 7 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Lunch will be provided.
The cost is $20 and includes a South Rowan T-shirt, lunch and your picture on the southrowanfootball.com Web site.
Pick up a flyer at the main office at South or contact head coach Jason Rollins at (704) 762-0268.
Seventy-eight GARS members participated in an outing at Warrior Golf Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ flight player was Winsten Mahaffey with a net of 62.88.
Low ‘B’ player was Art Hattaway with a net of 65.67.
Low ‘C’ player was Boyce Caudle with a net of 62.98.
Low ‘D’ player was Larry Ries with a net of 66.00.
– McCanless 4-ball
Qualifying for the 44th Annual Grady B. 4-Ball Championship at McCanless Golf Course is ongoing.
Players can sign up as a two-person team and schedule a qualifying round anytime before 2 p.m. on May 30.
Tournament dates are May 31-June 1. E-mail or call the pro shop to sign up.
– West Rowan golf
The team of Faron Albright, Steve Helms, Brian Jones, and Henry Lee shot 60 and won the West Rowan Basketball Golf Tournament at Foxwood on Saturday.
The second-place team included Jeff Chapman, Jim Mason, Mark Wetmore and Madison Currin.
The third-place team consisted of Jeff Clarke, Elizabeth Clarke, Carl Moore, Junior Moore and Megan Moore.
Prizes for closest to the pin went to Billy Quinn and Van Mauldin. Currin won the long-drive contest.
– Hoops Unlimited
The 15th Annual Hoops Unlimited Basketball Camp will be held at Richfield Elementary on June 16-19 (rising 2nd-5th grade girls and boys) and June 23-26 (rising 6th-9th grade girls and boys).
Camps will be held at North Hills Christian July 7-10 (rising 2nd-5th graders) and July 14-17 (rising 6th-9th grade boys and girls)
The cost of the all-day camp is $95.
Included is a camp shirt and “all you can eat” lunch each day.
Camp director is Rick Roseman, former East Rowan varsity boys coach for 13 years and camp director for 15 years.
Each session is limited to 50 applicants. For a camp brochure or additional information, contact Roseman at 704-279-7334.
– Terrys in triathlon
Three members of the local Terry family competed in the Nelson Bay Triathlon at Sea Level, N.C. on Core Sound over the weekend.
The triathlon consisted of a half-mile swim, a bike ride of 12.6 miles and a run of 3.1 miles. There were 107 triathletes competing.
Christian Terry, 14, won his age group with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes.
Zach Terry, 26, had a time of 1:39.
Glenn Terry, 50, completed the event in 1:47.
– Bobby Jackson camp
The 12th annual Bobby Jackson Basketball Camp will be held on July 20-24 at Hall Gym, Livingstone and Salisbury High.
The camp focuses on fundamentals, conditioning and leadership skills.
Call (704) 267-1122 or (980) 234-8044 for information on the camp.
– Carson girls camp
Carson’s Lady Cougar Middle School Basketball Camp will be held on June 16-19 from 8 a.m. until noon each day.
The camp is for girls who will be in grades 6-8. The cost is $50.
All campers will receive a T-shirt. Awards will be given for the free-throw and Hot Shot winners.
Contact Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer at (704) 855-5034 for more information.
– Catawba football
The Catawba Football Camp will be held July 7-9.
Contact coach D.J. Summers at (704) 645-4558 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
– 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.
– Kannapolis camp
A.L. Brown basketball camp dates are June 16-19, July 7-10 and July 28-31.
Camp runs from 9-1 each day at Kannapolis Middle School.
Cost is $55 for each week.
Contact A.L. Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz at (704) 933-5241.