Area briefs: Honeycutt holds off teen for club title
From staff reports
Stan Honeycutt made his first appearance in the Salisbury Country Club Championship Golf Tournament a time to remember.
Honeycutt captured the championship, clinching the crown with clutch pars on the final two holes.
Honeycutt posted a 3-over 216 for the 54-hole distance to edge Roy Dixon, a 15-year-old Salisbury High player, by one stroke.
Dixon, also runner-up last year, finished at 2-under 69ó best score of the day ó and a 217 total.
Honeycutt held a stroke lead going to the final two holes.
On next-to-the-last hole, Honeycutt missed the par 3 17th green but chipped within 3 feet of the cup to save par.
On the final hole, Honeycutt’s tee shot hit a tree and landed on the edge of the fairway. He missed the green with his second shot but chipped within 6 feet of the hole.
Honecutt made the putt for a par that clinched the championship.
Glenn Dixon, Roy’s father, took third with a 218. Following were Bill Haynes with a 219 and John Henderlite at 220.
James Poe won the Championship B flight with a 236. Chris Mills followed with a 237.
Bob Williams won the A flight with a 235 total while Andy Chmeil took the B Flight with a 255.
– Livingstone football
Livingstone head coach Lamonte Massie has announced the hiring of four new members of the football coaching staff.
Corey Robinson was hired as wide receivers coach. Robinson is a graduate of Western New Mexico University and most recently coached receivers at Palatka High (Fla.), Fort Hayes State and Nicholls State.
Clifton Davis was hired as running backs coach. Davis is a graduate of Fayetteville State, where he set numerous records on the field. He most recently coached running backs at Virginia Union.
Greg Philpot was hired as defensive backs coach. Philpot is a graduate of South Carolina where he set numerous records. He most recently coached defensive backs at Salisbury High.
Corey McCloud was hired as defensive line coach. McCloud is a graduate of University of New Orleans. He most recently coached the defensive line at Savannah State.
Omar Robertson, current member of the staff, will coach tight ends.
“I am extremely excited to have these outstanding coaches,” Massie said. “Each one of them brings some very good experiences to the staff. We lost some good coaches to some great opportunities for themselves and their families. This change provided some opportunities for these coaches. I anticipate them hitting the ground running and having an impact immediately.”
Livingstone starts training camp on Aug. 5 and opens the season with Concordia College on Aug. 30 in Greenville, S.C. in the HBCU Classic at 7 p.m.
– Minor leagues
Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) pitched two hitless innings and was the winning pitcher in Beloit’s 12-11 victory against Wisconsin in the Class A Midwest League on Sunday.
Steedley (5-3, 2.14 ERA) struck out two. Steedley, who pitched in the MWL all-star game, has 59 strikeouts in 461/3 innings.
* Jerry Sands (Catawba) helped the Dodgers Gulf Coast team win 3-0 on Sunday with a sacrifice fly. Sands has 11 RBIs in 10 games.
* Vancouver’s David Thomas (Catawba) was 1-for-2 with two walks in a 4-3 loss against Boise on Saturday. On Sunday, Thomas stole a base on Sunday and scored a run.
– Coastal Plain League
Ross Steedley (East Rowan) was 1-for-2 with one RBI for the Wilson Tobs in a 9-8 victory against Florence on Saturday.
– Knights win
The Charlotte Knights pounded Rochester 9-1 in Fort Mill, S.C., on Sunday in a game shortened to seven innings by rain.
Danny Richar, David Cook and Paul Phillips homered for the Knights to back the pitching of Charlie Haeger.
Rehabbing Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko went 1-for-2 with a double to help the Knights.
– Tennis camps
There are four more weeks of summer tennis camps at Catawba College.
Each week still has a few spots available: July 7-10, July 21-24, July 28-31, and August 4-7.
This fall the Catawba Community junior tennis clinics will be offering after-school clinics and clinics on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Information is listed on the www.gocatawbaindians.com website under the camps and clinics link.
To register or for questions about the tennis clinics, call Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– McCanless Couples
The McCanless Couples League played its weekly nine-hole match with 23 golfers participating.
The format was Captain’s Choice.
The team of Yvonne Barger, Harry Owens, Walt Kincaid and Kim Kincaid shot 35 and took first in a scorecard playoff.
Four other teams shot 35.
They were Mary Seaford, Gene Seaford and Bobby Thompson; David Huneycutt, Shelva Huneycutt, Paul Ceremuga and Nancy Ceremuga; Ty Cobb, Beverly Cobb, Andy Canup and Dolly Canup; and Dave Garneau, Lisa Garneau, Cliff Full and Eileen Full.
Mary Seaford won closest to the pin on hole No. 12.