Area sports briefs: Erwin wins title
From staff reports
Craig Johnson has coached Erwin Middle School baseball for 15 years. On Monday, his team won him his 11th conference championship.
Erwin won the 2008 Rowan County Conference tournament, beating China Grove 1-0 in nine innings.
Bradley Robbins knocked in the winning run in the ninth. Chase Hathcock singled and Wesley LeRoy walked. Robbins then got the winning RBI with two outs.
Robbins started for Erwin and went seven innings. LeRoy pitched the last two. Robbins and Alex Bost had two hits for Erwin, which finished the season 15-1.
Mitch Galloway led China Grove with two hits.
– Louis nominated
Coach Ron Massey announced that A.L. Brown running back Artrelle Louis is one of the nominees to play in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio’s Alamodome in January.
Louis rushed 128 times for 943 yards and 13 TDs as a junior before suffering a season-ending injury in the Wonders’ final regular-season game against Concord.
He also caught three TD passes.
Louis’ three carries for 242 yards and three TDs against Piedmont gained him statewide notoriety, and he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a game with Mooresville.
– Speed skating
Salisbury’s Katelyn Horning placed second in three events in the Southeastern Regional Inline Speed Skating Championships in Roanoke, Va., May 31-June 1.
Horning qualified for the 2008 Inline Speed Skating championships July 12-19 in Lincoln, Neb. She will also be competing individually in the World Class Ladies Division.
– AAU basketball
The Salisbury Kings 13-under AAU basketball team recently placed third in the Burke County Shootout held in Morganton.
Team members consist of Seth Martin, Todd “Scooter” Gabriel, Jack Gallagher, Darius Gabriel, T.J. Allen, Tyler Petty, Joe Robinson, Antwan Payne, Greg Bacote, John Mark Petty and Lucas Capito.
The Kings are coached by Todd Gabriel, Clai Martin and Eugene Hogue.
– Moors win
Aubrey Meadows and Nick Lomascolo pitched Mooresville to a 9-4 American Legion victory over Wilkes County on Wednesday.
Garrett Braun, Brantley Horton and Sam Allen had two hits each for the Moors.
– Rowan Junior Open
The first annual Rowan Junior Open Golf Championship will be held July 7-8 at the Club at Irish Creek and Warrior Golf Club.
Entry fee is $50, and players can apply through July 2.
Entries are open to male and female amateur golfers who have not reached their 19th birthday by July 8 and who have not started college. Entries are open to the first 96 applicants for the two-day, individual stroke play tournament.
For more information, call the Club at Irish Creek at (704) 933-4336 or The Warrior at (704) 856-0871.
– Coastal Plain League
Columbia’s Keegan Linza (North Rowan) allowed only two hits over eight innings in a 6-1 victory over Wilmington on Monday.
* Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) had two hits for Asheboro in a 3-1 victory over Gastonia on Monday.
* High Point’s Blake Ketner (Catawba) pitched three hitless innings in a 2-0 victory over Martinsville on Monday.
– Pfeiffer recruits
Pfeiffer head coach Dave Davis has signed Lamar Bradbury and Doug Capps.
Both players are from Charlotte Providence. They helped their team win 20 games last season.
Bradbury, nicknamed “The Diesel” averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds and shot 56 percent from the field. He has as many as 20 rebounds in a game and scored 34 points in a 4A state playoff game.
Bradbury was the recipient of the Antawn Jamison Scholarship award given annually at Providence.
Capps is the school record holder for 3-pointers made in a season with 62. He averaged 10 points a game. He shot 41 percent from behind the arc and made six 3-pointers in one game.
Providence coach Myron Lowery previously sent the All-America Grier brothers, Rico and DeMario, to Pfeiffer.
“Lamar can play any position, and most college coaches overlooked him because he is only about 6-foot-2,” Pfeiffer coach Dave Davis said. “At Pfeiffer we are more concerned with the size of his heart, and Lamar has a big heart. He has a chance to make an immediate impact. Doug can really shoot, and there is no better place for a shooter than at Pfeiffer.”
The two Providence stars join Eric Lowery of Davie County and Corey Rase of Weddington in this recruiting list thus far.n Dixon takes third
Salisbury’s Roy Dixon placed third in an Atlantic Coast Junior Tour event held recently at Rocky River Golf Club.
– Catawba Chiefs Club
Membership information and football season ticket renewals are being mailed to all 2007-08 Chiefs Club members this week.
Club President Eric Slipp has set a goal of 525 members, which is up from a record membership of 516.
“We have a great group of hard-working student-athletes that are doing the right things on and off the fields and courts, and our alumni and the community should give them all the support we can,” Slipp said. “It’s my belief we can reach and surpass that goal this year.”
Anyone wishing to receive 2008-09 Chiefs membership brochures or wishing to learn more about the Club should contact Chiefs Club Coordinator and Director of Athletic Development Gordon Kirkland at (704) 637-4394 or email@example.com.
– Catawba tennis
Catawba tennis coach, Jeff Childress, has announced the signing of four men’s players and an additional signee for the women’s team.
Joining the Catawba men will be Corey Eldridge (Sewell, N.J.), Alex Kalmbach (Mason, Ohio) and Canadians Tom Mitchell and Uri Yarkoni.
Eldridge played No. 1 singles and was captain as a senior. He was named All-South Jersey.
Kalmbach was an all-league player on a conference champion.
The women’s tennis addition is Jennifer Denyes, of Bradenton, Fla. She helped her school win regional and district titles.
– Minor leagues
Toledo right-hander Jeremy Johnson (Mooresville) has a 4-2 record but was placed on the disabled list on May 30 with a strained elbow.
– West meeting
West Rowan basketball coach Mike Gurley will hold a one-hour parent-player meeting June 12 at 6 p.m. in the school lobby. The meeting will cover the requirements and expectations if a student wishes to play for the Falcons, summer and offseason plans. For more information, call Gurley at (704) 798-2074.
– Volleyball camp
Carson coach Trish Hester will conduct a volleyball camp at the school on June 23-26 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Cost is $75 and includes a camp T-shirt. Players can contact Hester at (704) 855-5026 or register at Carson by June 16.
– West hoops camp
West Rowan Falcon Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held June 16-19.
West boys coach Mike Gurley directs the camp at the school, and West players will help with the camp.
Cost is $50 and includes a Falcon T-shirt.
The camp is for rising second-ninth graders and rising seventh-ninth graders run at the same time ó from 9 a.m. until noon each day.
For more information, contact Gurley at (704) 798-2074.
– Scooter Sherrill camp
The inaugural Scooter Sherrill basketball skills camp will be held July 21-24 at Carson High School.
The camp, which is for boys and girls who will be in grades 6-through-12 next school year, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will include fundamental basketball skills and drills to focus on the individual improvement of each camper.
Cost is $95 and includes lunch and a camp T-shirt. For more information contact Scooter Sherrill at (919) 413-1050 or Brian Perry at (704) 855-5039.
– Myers golf event
The 14th annual Adam Myers Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at McCanless on June 14 at 9 a.m.
Godstock and Thrivent Financial put on the tournament to keep alive the memory of Adam Myers, who died at age 2 of leukemia at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Proceeds pay for items for children who are cancer patients at Baptist Hospital.
Entry fee is $40 per person or $160 per team. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available.
Contact John Bouk at (704) 857-7011.
– West golf tourney
The West Rowan FFA Alumni Association is hosting a Captain’s Choice golf tournament at Rolling Hills. Entry fees are $200 per four-person team.
– South Men of Summer
The South Rowan coaching staff invites all young men who are interested in playing football this fall at South to join the Men of Summer program.
The program runs from 7-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday and will start its first session on June 16.
All players need to be at the fieldhouse by 6:50 a.m. The first official day of football practice is Aug. 1. For more information, contact coach Jason Rollins at (704) 762-0268.
– South football camp
South will hold its third annual Raider Football Camp on June 9 at Donnell Stadium.
The camp, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, runs from 9 a.m. to noon. 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 Rollins at (704) 762-0268.
– Intimidators fall
The Kannapolis Intimidators lose their sixth consecutive game Wednesday, falling 8-5 to West Virginia at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
Christian Marrero and Sergio Morales hit solo home runs for the I’s, who scored two unearned runs in a ninth-inning rally that fell short. Logan Johnson led Kannapolis with a pair of base hits, and Jim Gallagher picked up a hit for the 10th time in 11 games, as he doubled in the second inning.
– East baseball camp
East Rowan baseball coach Brian Hightower will hold his annual camp at Staton Field on June 23-27.
The camp is for ages 7-14 and will be held from 9-2 Monday-Thursday and 9-noon on Friday.
The cost is $110 and includes a videotape of the player, a written evaluation and camp T-shirt.
Competition events for prizes will be part of the popular camp.
Contact East Rowan at (704) 279-5232 or Hightower at (704) 876-6211.
– Corbin Ladies golf
The Corbin Hill Ladies Golf Association played a Blind Nine event on Tuesday.
Beth Calhoun and Miriam Gruber tied for low gross. First low net went to Carolyn Ries, second low net to Shirley Baucom and third low net to Bev Cobb and Jean Hill. Gail Capone had low putts.
– 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