Area briefs: Morrow named to elite volleyball squad
From staff reports
South Rowan rising junior Kayla Morrow has been named to a Junior Olympic Volleyball team that will compete at the national and international level.
Morrow, who plays JO Volleyball for the Rowan Chaos, went through three tryouts in Durham and Greensboro and a three-day camp at Greensboro College and was selected for the top 16-under team.
Morrow, an outside hitter with jumping ability and quickness, will play in the USA National Tournament in Tuscon, Ariz., on July 21-27.
Carson setter Taylor Whitley and middle hitter Shanna Stewart, Morrow’s Chaos teammates, were also considered for the national team.
Morrow’s high school coach is Jan Dowling. Chasity Rowsey trained Morrow with the Chaos.
– Catawba tennis camps
There are four more weeks of summer Catawba tennis camps and openings remain for each week.
The final four weeks are half- day camps from 9 until noon.
Camps are July 7-10, July 21-24, July 28-31, and August 4-7.
All the information on the summer Catawba tennis camps and fall clinics are on the Catawba website at www.gocatawbaindians.com.
Look for the camps and clinics link.
– Local golfers
Madison Kennedy finished third in the recent Peggy Kirk Bell Tournament Championship in Winston-Salem.
Kennedy played in the Futures Division at Pine Brook Country Club, shooting 84-86.
Kennedy is a rising sophomore at Salisbury High.
* Salisbury’s Lauren Smith shot 12-over 83 and is tied for 26th, 13 shots back, after the first round of the N.C. Women’s Amateur Championships held at Sapona in Lexington.
* Salisbury’s Allison Lee shot 83 and tied for 23rd in the first round of the North Carolina Junior Girls Golf Championships held in Greenville.
* Local golfer Johnny Kyger shot 70 to tie for 10th after the first round of the North Carolina Junior Boys Championships in Greenville.
– Legion baseball
Mooresville outslugged Concord 17-12 to stay unbeaten (9-0) in the Southern Division of Area III.
Aaron Meadows was the winning pitcher in relief of Scottie Williams.
Brantley Horton had four hits and three RBIs for the Moors. Sam Allen had three hits and four RBIs. Nathan Abraham had three hits and scored three runs.
Zach Furr hit two homers for Concord.
* Daniel Welch and Ryan Overcash swung big bats for Kannapolis in a 17-10 victory over Wilkes County.
* Rowan plays a non-division game tonight in Ramseur against Eastern Randolph.
– North tennis
North Rowan girls tennis summer workouts will begin on Tuesday, June 24, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the high school.
All girls must have a physical before they can begin workouts.
If there are any questions, contact coach Sallie Hundley at 704-636-4420 ext. 868.
– Salisbury soccer
Salisbury’s soccer program has scheduled upcoming camps.
Skills Camp: July 21-24
Team Camp: July 28-Aug.1
Camps will be held at the soccer practice facility at old Wiley School field, one block across from Salisbury High School on New St.
Skills camp is $50 and includes a match ball and soccer T-shirt.
Team camp is $ 90 and includes a match ball, soccer T-shirt and Soccer hoodie.
Each camp runs from 10-1 each day.
Cost is $100 for players attending both camps.
Daily rate is $23.
Any player registering before July 15 will receive a free camp visor.
Make checks out to Tom Sexton, 272 Windsor Drive. Salisbury, N.C., 28144.
The camp is for boys and girls from the Salisbury High district who attend Knox, North Hills, Sacred Heart, Salisbury Academy, and Southeast middle schools and Salisbury High. All are very much encouraged to attend.
Campers should bring standard soccer attire, shin guards that cover down to the top of the foot, (new national guidelines) their own water bottle, any medical needs (such as inhalers etc.) proof of insurance and an athletic physical.
Physical forms may be obtained from most public school offices.
There will be fruit, ice, fluids and training supplies at the site. Frequent breaks will be taken.
Registration forms are available in all of the previously mentioned schools.
Coach Tom Sexton, Coach Matt Parrish, and Coach Megan Robinson will preside along with goalkeeper coach Daniel Guertin. (Emory University).
In the event of rain, camp will try to go inside the gym.
If there are any questions, please call Sexton at 704-232-2296 and leave a message.
– Corbin Hills golf
Karla Swanson won low gross in the Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association weekly tournament.
It was a “pick your lowest nine holes” event.
Cindy Carmazzi was second.
Gail Capone won low met, with Anna Robinson second.
Louise Walser won low putts.
– SAL All-Star Game
The Northern Division pummeled the Southern Division 13-4 in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game played in Greensboro on Tuesday.
West Virginia’s Zelous Wheeler, Hagerstown’s Bill Rhinehart and Lakewood’s Michael Durant homered for the winners.
Rome’s Jason Heyward, one of the Atlanta Braves’ top prospects, homered for the Southern Division.
– Minor leagues
Brett Bartles (A.L. Brown) has been assigned to Billings after a stay in the Reds’ extended Spring Training camp. He led off and had one hit and two RBIs for Billings in a 6-5 victory over Missoula on Tuesday.
– Midwest All-Stars
Beloit’s Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) relieved in the ninth inning of the Midwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday in Midland, Mich.
Steedley retired one batter and allowed two hits before being relieved by Peoria’s Blake Parker.
Parker was the winning pitcher when the Western team scored a run in to the 10th inning to down their Eastern counterparts 5-4.
– Palomino baseball
The Carson Cougars are home tonight at 6 p.m. for two Palomino baseball games against teams from Greensboro.
– Coastal Plain League
Ryan Query (A.L. Brown, Catawba) went 2-for-4 with one RBI in an 8-2 loss to Martinsville on Monday.
Alex Fairweather (Catawba) was the losing pitcher. He worked seven innings, allowed four earned runs, fanned six and walked one.
– Cape Cod League
Whit Merrifield (Davie County) and Greg Miclat, the brother of West Rowan’s Philip Miclat, are teammates on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Merrifield, who starred at South Carolina as a freshman, is 0-for-6 in two games, while Miclat, who plays at Virginia, is off to a 3-for-8 start.
– Rowan Junior Open
The first annual Rowan Junior Open Golf Championship will be held July 7-8 at the Club at Irish Creek and the Warrior Golf Club.
There is an entry fee of $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.
The format is a two-day individual stroke play.
For more information call the Club at Irish Creek at 704-933-4336 or The Warrior at 704-856-0871.
– Rowan Masters
The 6th Annual Rowan Masters will be held at Warrior June 27-29.
The qualifying round is June 22, with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The low 31 from qualifying stroke play join defending champion Keith Dorsett for match play.
The tournament is open to all amateurs who are Rowan residents or are members of Rowan golf clubs.
The entry fee for the qualifying round is $60 for non-members and $40 for Warrior members. Contact Warrior at 704-856-0871.
– 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.