Area sports briefs
From staff reports
J.C. Price High School hosted its third Hall of Fame banquet Friday at Livingstone College.
Fifteen members of the undefeated 1955-56 girls basketball team were inducted: Johnnie Jackson Leach, Maggie Hinton, Yvonne Pharr Washington, Geraldine Ormond Williams, Waddell Wilson, Ruth Johnson Smith, Mary Wilkins David, Angeline Salmon Boyd, Magdalene Cathcart Fox, Barbara Hemphill Wells, Helen Agness Oglesby, Dorothy Lyerly Brooks, Lula Norman Holloway, Annie Marin Hargrave Sturdivant and Laura F. Sawyer.
Following the girls induction, boys football and basketball players were honored. They were Donald Judge, Warren Lyerly, Edmond Hasty, Arthur Pemberton, James Morris, Albert Reid, Leon Gilmore, Robert Smith, John “Snake” Chambers, Samuel Albert “Spotlight” Jones and Albert “Scooterbuck” Gaskins.
A final recognition and induction was presented to the family of Price’s legendary coach Spencer “Prof” Lancaster. He spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at Price. He was in the first class of the Salisbury-Rowan Sports Hall of Fame.
Approximately 160 people attended the banquet. Price existed from 1922 to 1969.
n Minor Leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators scored two runs with two away in the seventh inning and claimed a 2-1 win against the Lexington Legends in South Atlantic League action Wednesday.
Intimidators starter Miguel Socolovich, who surrendered a fifth-inning home run to Steve Brown, allowed two hits in seven innings.
Matt Inouye’s single in the seventh scored Logan Johnson with the tying run. Sergio Miranda brought in Inouye with a single to put Kannapolis (4-3) ahead for good.
n Binghamton starter Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) picked up the win in the Mets’ 5-2 victory against Altoona. Altoona scored one run in the top of the first inning, and Binghamton answered with five runs in the bottom half.
Parnell (7-4) allowed one run on five hits in seven innings while lowering his ERA to 4.14. He walked three and struck out six.
n Jerry Sands (Catawba) has two home runs and seven RBIs in four games with the Gulf Coast Dodgers. He’s batting .235.
n Team USA
Team USA will be at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium to face Chinese Taipei in an international baseball exhibition today.
There will be a familiar face in Team USA’s lineup: former Northwest Cabarrus infielder Kyle Seager, who helped lead North Carolina deep into the College World Series. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the gates opening at 6 p.m.
n Legion baseball
Mocksville-Davie fell 9-7 to Kernersville in a non-division American Legion baseball game on Wednesday night.
Mocksville led 6-4 before Kernersville scored three times in the seventh inning. It added two runs in the eighth, and Mocksville scored once in the ninth. It had the tying runs on base in the inning.
n Local tennis
Hannah Lebowitz won the 18-year-old girls singles title at the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Kiwanis Junior Open tennis tournament. Lebowitz beat Gastonia’s Lauren Smith in the final.
The USTA-sanctioned event was held at Salisbury High and Catawba last weekend, and more than 100 players from the region participated.
Other strong finishes from local players came from Katelyn Storey (consolation champ, girls 14 singles), Hayden Faulkenbury (consolation champ, boys 12 singles), Michael Childress (consolation champ, boys 10 singles), the tandem of Childress-Dillon Gooch (second place, boys 10 doubles) and the pairing of Allie Billings-Anna Flynn (second place, girls 14 doubles).
Full results are in Scoreboard.
n Rowan Amateur
A number of past Rowan Amateur winners will likely lead the field for this year’s event.
Seventeen golfers have won in the 29-year-old event. Heading the list is Gary Miller with six titles. Randy Bingham is right behind Miller with four. Mallory McDaniel, Junior Rabon, John Henderlite and Ryan Honeycutt have won the tournament two times apiece.
McDaniel won the first tournament in 1979. He returned in 2003 to win again after a tour of military service.
This year’s event will be played from July 18-20 at Corbin Hills. The field will be made up of 31 low qualifiers and defending champion Keith Dorsett.
Qualifying will be held from July 10-12.
Qualifying pairings and tee times will be posted July 10. The entry deadline is July 9. Golfers may enter at the Corbin Hills pro shop.
n Local golf
Eric Edwards won the South Carolina U.S. Kids World Championship qualifier in Hilton Head on Monday.
He shot 39-35ó74 to earn an invitation to the World Championship at Pinehurst in early August.
A total of 68 golfers played in a GARS event at Crescent on Monday.
Jay Boyce was the low A flight player with a net of 61.99. Clyde Crawford was the low B player with a net of 63.98.
Low C player was Norman Schenk (67.05), and low D player was Pete Robertson (69.03).
n Catawba football
The Catawba football camp will be held July 7-9.
Contact D.J. Summers at (704)-645-4558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.