Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Opening ceremonies for the Bobby Jackson Summer Basketball League are set for Thursday at Livingstone at 6 p.m.
Jackson will be on hand.
There are still a few spots open for the league.
Call (704) 267-1122 or (980) 234-8044 for registration information.
– Intimidators fall
The Kannapolis Intimidators rallied for four runs in the ninth inning but still lost at West Virginia 7-6 on Tuesday.
Dale Mollenhauer, Jim Gallagher and Matt Inouye had two hits each for the Intimidators. Charlie Shirek took the loss on the mound.
The Intimidators return home for a Thirsty Thursday thriller against Lexington.
– Stingz: champions
The Salisbury Stingz 13-under AAU girls basketball team won the USBA state championship in Albemarle recently.
Team members include Tabitha Ball, Brielle Blair, Jotophia Carby, Amber Carter, Daterria Conner, Nycieko Dixon, Tyesha Phillips, Doreen Richardson, Chayontae Steele, Onesha Stevenson and Vashti Usry.
Mike Ball is the head coach. His assistant is Paul Blair.
– Catawba baseball
Brett Honeycutt, a 2006 Northwest Cabarrus graduate, is joining Catawba’s baseball program.
Honeycutt’s primary positions are second base and left field. He is a right-handed hitter with a line-drive stroke and good speed.
Honeycutt was the leadoff batter for the 2005 Northwest team that reached the 3A state championship series and was usually the leadoff hitter for the 2006 Kannapolis American Legion team that won Area III.
He enrolled at UNC Charlotte after graduating from Northwest, but he is excited about returning to the diamond.”We’re not sure how sharp he’ll be initially, but he can do some things,” Catawba coach Jim Gantt said. “He can run some, he can play several positions and he can swing the bat.”
– Leonard honored
Central Davidson softball pitcher Chelsea Leonard has been named Gatorade Player of the Year for North Carolina.
Leonard had a 29-0 record with a microscopic ERA of 0.07 and 439 strikeouts to lead the Spartans to the 2A state championship.
“She plays in 2A, but I’ve seen all the 4A pitchers and she is the best in the state,” North Davidson coach Mike Lambros said. “She’s got it all. She’s at a different level from everyone else.”
The rising senior has verbally committed to Louisville.
– Pro football
The Montreal Alouettes have signed quarterback Chris Leak.
Montreal’s general manager is Jim Popp, the son of Catawba Hall of Famer Joe Popp.
* Catawba assistant coach Derrick Lloyd isn’t through playing yet and has excelled in eight games with the South Georgia Wildcats of Arena Football 2.
He’s made 20 solo tackles in eight games, with three sacks and two fumble recoveries.
He was named Defensive Player of the Game for Sunday’s 84-26 rout of the Dayton Beach Thunderbirds.
* DeVonte Peterson (Catawba) is on the injured list of the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League.
* Marcus Huntley (Catawba) has 3 1/2 sacks and two fumble recoveries in 10 games for the Carolina Speed of the American Indoor Football Association.
* Jamel Jackson (Catawba) has four interceptions and 15 tackles in seven outings for the Concord-based Speed, which plays its final home game of the summer against the Florence Phantoms at Cabarrus Arena on June 21.
– College wood bat leagues
Southern Collegiate Baseball League. …Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) hit .429 in his first four games for the Morganton Aggies in the wood-bat Southern Collegiate Baseball League. Lyerly had three RBIs and three steals.
Morganton’s Kevin McMillan (North Rowan, Catawba) started off 1-for-12 with two RBIs, and Morganton’s Keith Carrigan (Catawba) dropped his first decision on the mound.
n Jerod Faggart (NW Cabarrus) started out with a .308 batting average with one homer and five RBIs for the Lake Norman Copperheads.
Jake Faggart (NWC, Catawba) went 4-for-16 with four runs scored in his first six outings for the Copperheads.
Lucas Dalton (NWC) lost his first decision for the Copperheads, while Nick Daniels (NWC) got off to a great start for Lake Norman with a 1-0 record and a 0.00 ERA in 62/3 innings.
Coastal Plain League….L.A. Dodgers 25th-round pick Jerry Sands (Catawba) is terrorizing the CPL with two homers and a .391 batting average for Wilson.
* Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) is hitting .375 with seven RBIs for Asheboro while teammate Ryan Query (A.L. Brown, Catawba) is batting .333.
* Wade Moore (West Rowan) is hitting .317 with six RBIs for the Forest City Owls.
* Blake Ketner (NWC, Catawba) has been one of the league’s dominant pitchers, throwing 92/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Ketner has struck out 10 while walking two and opposing hitters are batting .094 against him.
* Keegan Linza (North Rowan) took a loss on Monday. He was the starting pitcher for Columbia in an 8-1 loss against Wilmington and allowed four earned runs in 42/3 innings.
– Corbin Hills golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played in a Rally for a Cure Event on Tuesday.
Becky Isenhour won low gross, with Wanda Sanders second.
Mary Seaford won low net, with Carolyn Ries second.
Phyllis Myers and Ruth Bowles had low putts. Tina Husty was closest to the pin.
– Catawba hoops camps
Catawba basketball is holding 10 camps this summer. It’s the 44th year of the camps.
Head men’s coach Jim Baker directs the camps, along with assistant coach Bill Haggerty.
Individuals camps for boys and girls ages 7-15 and beginners camps for boys and girls ages 5-8 will be held at Catawba on June 16-19 and July 7-10 and at Concord’s Covenant Classical on June 23-26 and July 14-17.
Basketball “Skills and Drills” camp will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Catawba on June 16-19 and at Covenant on June 23-26 for boys and girls ages 8-15.
Call (704) 637-4473 for information or go to www.e-timeout.com to register online.
– Summer camps
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department will hold two summer sports camps.
A fast-pitch softball camp will be held June 16-20 at Hall Gym from at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The camp is for girls ages 8-14. The fee is $40 for residents and $80 for non-residents.
* A baseball camp for ages 8-14 will be held at Hall Gym June 23-27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $40 for residents and $80 for non-residents.
– 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.
– Tennis clinics
The Catawba Community junior tennis clinics will be offering after-school tennis clinics as well as tennis clinics on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
All information on the clinics is listed at www.gocatawbaindians.com under the camps and clinics link.
Call Jeff Childress at (704) 637-4265 or e-mail email@example.com.
– South 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 14 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 southrowanfootball.com.
Pick up a flyer at the main office at South or contact head coach Jason Rollins at (704) 762-0268.
– East Rowan 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 Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $110 and includes a videotape of the player, a written evaluation and camp T-shirt. Contact Hightower at (704) 876-6211.
– 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.