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Area sports briefs: Rodenhuis honored

From staff reports
Taylor Rodenhuis, a rising seventh-grader at Salisbury Academy, took first in the state in his age group for the long course 400-meter freestyle at the N.C. State Swimming Championships.
He won in a time of 5:13:28 and was honored along with other top state swimmers at a banquet in May.
Rodenhuis swims for Rowan Aquatic Club, based at the Hurley Family YMCA and coached by Matt Hall.
– Team USA
Team USA invades Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium to face Chinese Taipei in an international exhibition on Thursday.
There will be a familiar face in Team USA’s lineup: former Northwest Cabarrus infielder Kyle Seager, who helped lead North Carolina into the College World Series.
Gametime is 7:05, with the gates opening at 6.
– Corbin Hills
The Corbin Hill Ladies Golf Association played its annual Member-Guest tournament Tuesday.
Bev Cobb and Phyllis Myers were first in low net. They were followed by the teams of Monica Green- Mechelle Kuld, Cindy Carmazzi-Kathy Carlton, Mary Seaford-Yvonne Barger, D.J. Whitfield-Blanche Glover and Louise Walser-Joan Harris.
Becky Isenhour and Nancy Forsyth were first in low gross. Second place went to Wanda Sanders and Bert Wagoner.
– Legion baseball
Southern Division leader Mooresville (13-5, 11-1) suffered its first league loss of the season, falling to Stanly County 4-3. Mooresville was hurt by three players gone to football camp. Sam Allen and Eric Manzer hit home runs for the Moors.
– Kannapolis defeated Statesville 12-11 as Alex edwards, Jacob Wright and Hunter Pate all hit home runs for Kannapolis (8-10, 7-8).
– Rowan Masters
Thirty-two golfers will tee off Friday in the opening round of the sixth annual Rowan Masters Golf Tournament at the Warrior Golf Club in China Grove.
Defending champion Keith Dorsett, seeded first, will face Derek Paschal, and medalist Ronnie Eidson, seeded second, will meet Travis Kluttz.
Ken Clarke, seeded third, will face Kendall Carter.
All first-round matches are scheduled to be completed Friday.
The second round will be played Saturday, and the semifinals and finals in the match-play event is scheduled for Sunday.
The spotlight will be focused on Dorsett. He will be gunning for his fifth tournament crown.
Dorsett won the first event in 2003 and captured the last three.
Gary Miller won the 2004 tourney.
– Holcomb returns
Mark Holcomb is returning to the football coaching ranks at CPC school North Davidson after two years in administration.
Holcomb coached the Black Knights to a 31-19 record from 2003-06 before becoming an assistant principal.
– East Little League
East Rowan Little League’s all-star teams have been named.
East’s 11-12 baseball all-stars are coached by Craig Johnson and assistant Brian Ritchie.
Players are Justin Allen, Ty Beck, Hunter Brooks, Mason Doby, Josh Gobble, Joseph Gray, Connor Johnson, Colton Laws, Chance Mazza, Bryson Prugh, Dustin Ritchie and Mack Washington.
* East’s 10-11 baseball all-stars are coached by Richard Peeler and assistant Joe Darnell. Players are Harrison Bell, Logan Cress, Colin Darnell, Tom-Tom Farmer, Chris Hill, Christian Houpe, Holden Ingold, Heath Mitchem, Braxton Peele, Joseph Peeler, Logan Towne and Sam Wyrick.
* The 9-10 Blue baseball team consists of Chance Brown, Ike Freeman, Addison Fry, Alec Hamilton, Hunter Hipp, Tate Houpe, Jackson Justus, Nick Lyerly, Levi Morgain, Jacob O’Neal, Aaron Ritchie and Grayson Whicker
Coaches are Ron O’Neal and assistant Roger Lyerly.
* The 9-10 Red baseball team consists of Alex Askew, Zac Buttry, Zachary Green, Brandon Herring, Cody Holshouser, Joshua Holt, Tyrrell Keim, Seth Killian, Dylan Koontz, Dalton Lankford, Nathan Leazer and Tanner McNabb.
The coach is Kevin Koontz,
* East’s Junior baseball all-stars are coached by Ken Casper. Players are Austin Addis, Justin Burroughs, Logan Casper, Cole Hamilton, Tyler L’Hommedieu, Danny Martin, Hunter McClintock, Patrick Monroe, Cam Peeler and Jordan Shepherd.
* East’s 9-10 softball all-star team is coached by Frank Daniel. Players are Hannah Agner, Schrade Daniel, Ivory Hunter, Brandy Kegeris, Rachelle Keim, Kyrsten Mateer, Taylor Merritt, Lindsay Myers, Karli Snider, Sabrina Templeton, Casey Ward and Emily Wilhelm.
East’s 11-12 softball all-stars are coached by Ron Bean. Players are Nikki Austin, Kinsley Bean, Emily Cleveland, Haylee Gardner, Lindsay Gobble, Lyndsay Kluttz, Elizabeth Martin, Kayla Myers, Kayla Swaringen, Kayleigh Troutman, Kaylee Walls and Tory Wyatt.

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