Area briefs: Rampage at home on Saturday
From staff reports
The Rowan Rampage semipro football team will get to play a home game on Saturday because recent storms created field issues for the Monroe Mustangs, a new entry in the 12-team Central Carolina Football League.
Rowan, coming off an exciting 15-14 victory over the Triangle Rattlers in its opener, will play Monroe at 4 p.m. Saturday at Knox Middle School.
Monroe lost 21-0 to the Carolina Bulldogs last week.
Admission is free for ages 13-under. Adults are asked to make a $2 donation or to bring school supplies (no minimum and no maximum) that will be distributed to local students by the Rampage.
The Rampage squad is led by former college standouts such as quarterback D’Andre Hopper (Livingstone) and running back Rodney Wallace (Catawba) and receiver Justin Davis (West Rowan, Western Carolina).
– N.C. State Cyclones
The NC State Cyclones 10-under baseball team went 4-0 to win the Summer Flame Myrtle Beach Open.
The Cyclones benefited from superb pitching by Brandon White, Brandon Newton, Trevor Wilson and Chandler Blackwelder.
Offensively the Cyclones were lead by Bryant Godsey with 11 hits, including a game- clinching two-run homer in extra innings in the championship game against the Breeze from Richmond, Va.
Godsey was named Offensive MVP of the tournament.
The Cyclones ended the 2008 season with seven championships and numerous seconds and was crowned 2008 10-UAAA USSSA points champion.
– Intimidators win
Ronnie Gaines’ RBI double in the 13th inning lifted the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 6-5 victory at Delmarva on Thursday.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak.
Christian Marrero had three hits while Mark Fleisher hit his 11th home run.
The Kannapolis bullpen didn’t allow a hit during the final seven innings.
– Minor leagues
Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) earned his second save in Helena’s 4-3 victory against Great Falls on Thursday.
Sherrill entered the game in the ninth inning with two on and one out and induced a double-play grounder from the only man he faced.
– Coastal Plain League
Keegan Linza (North Rowan) was the winning pitcher in Columbia’s 13-4 victory against Wilmington.
Linza (3-4) pitched five innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out four.
– ASU Hall of Fame
Appalachian State University announced Thursday that football stars Wayne Byrd and Dexter Coakley, golfer Andrew Pitts and field hockey coach Dr. Jan Watson will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in conjunction with the Sept. 27 football games against Presbyterian.
– Dixon sharp
Salisbury golfer Roy Dixon shot 75-71-74 ó 220 at the Carolinas Junior Championships held at Okatie, S.C.
Dixon finished 16th overall and fourth in the 14-15 age group.
– Smith 13th in Gaffney
Salisbury golfer Lauren Smith shot 76-77 ó 153 and finished 13th in the Twin State Girls Championships held at Cherokee National in Gaffney, S.C.
Salisbury’s Allison Lee shot 81-79 ó 160 and tied for 37th.
– Junior Mac event
Junior Mac Tournament No. 4 was held at McCanless.
Bryson Sprinkle won the 9-under division with a 47. Michael Childress shot 54 for second place.
Chris Hassard won the rain-shortened 10-13 division, with Logan Shuping placing second.
– North boosters
The North Rowan Booster Club will meet Monday, Aug. 4., at 7 p.m. in the library.
Please bring all ads for the football program at this time.n Salisbury football
The first football practice at Salisbury begins today at 6 p.m. Players who haven’t been issued equipment should arrive at 4 p.m.n West football
The first football practice at West Rowan High begins today at 5 p.m., and any players still needing equipment should show up at 4 p.m.
– West tennis
Anyone interested in West Rowan girls tennis should come to practice on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the West courts.
Also, there will be a parent/student meeting at the school on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30. All girls must bring current physicals.
Contact email@example.com if there are questions.n – Carson athletics
Carson is selling reserved seats for the 2008 football season.
Anyone wanting to renew seats from last year may do so Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Seats not renewed by Aug. 5 will be sold along with other seats Wednesday-Friday from 11-1 and 4-6.
Contact AD Jim Grkman at 704-855-5022.
* Carson tennis tryouts begin Monday, Aug. 11, from 8-10 a.m. at the school courts.
You must have a physical to participate. Contact Coach White at 704-202-2220.
* Carson boys soccer tryouts begin Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. Contact Coach Walters at 704-855-9499.
* Carson girls cross country practice begins Monday, Aug. 11, at 8 a.m. at Captain’s Galley in China Grove. Runners should have an updated physical. Contact Coach Efird at 704-213-2931.
* Carson volleyball begins tryouts on Aug. 4 from 3-7 pm.
Girls must have a physical.
Contact Coach Hester at 704-855-7297.
* Carson girls golf starts Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at McCanless.
Girls must have a physical.
– East soccer
East Rowan boys soccer begins practice Monday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the East practice field.
Potential players must have a copy of a current physical, cleats and running shoes.
If you have questions, contact coach John McNeil at 704-279-5232, ext. 252, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– North soccer
North Rowan boys soccer begins tryouts/practice Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. at the school.
Players need to bring a completed physical, cleats, shin guards and tennis shoes.
Players will need to meet outside the gymnasium at 8:45 a.m. For any questions, contact coach Amber Wingerson at 704-636-4420.
– Disc golf
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department held its first disc golf tournament on the new alternate course at Kelsey Scott Park recently.
Course records for the par-54 course were set during the Hump Day Tournament.
Scott Sproule of Albemarle shot 46 in the men’s division, and Nikki Nguyen of Salisbury posted a 66 in the women’s division.
Upcoming disc golf tournaments this month are on Aug. 12 and 16.
An organizational meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Kelsey Scott Park to organize a Salisbury Disc Golf Club. Contact Pete Nguyen at email@example.com.For more information about disc golf, contact Paul Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 704-638-2139.