Area briefs: Cuthbertson wins silver
From staff reports
Teaunna Cuthbertson of North Rowan’s AAU track program won a silver medal in the AAU National Championships held recently at Eastern Michigan.
Cuthbertson, 14, ran 14.82 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles in the semifinals and 14.10 in the final. Her time was the third-best run in the U.S. by a 14-year-old girl in AAU and USATF this season.
New York’s Lateisha Philson won the gold in 13.96.
Cuthbertson also won the bronze medal in the long jump with an effort of 17 feet, 51/4 inches, fourth-best jump in the U.S. by a 14-year-old girl this year.
Daishion Barger won a medal for a seventh-place finish for ages 15-16 in the 110 high hurdles. Barger ran 14.82 in the semifinals and 14.96 in the final.
Barger ran 22.93 in the 200 meter preliminary to qualify for the semifinals. He ran 22.98 in the semis, but he did not make the field for the final.
Ysarian Bush, 14, was 13th in the youth long jump with an effort of 15-111/4. Bush also competed in the 200 but did not make the semifinals.
Coach Robert Steele thanked financial supporters who made the trip to Michigan possible.
– Russell wins medals
Spencer’s Payton Russell won three medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games held recently at Eastern Michigan.
Russell placed fourth in the 400 (1:08.59), fifth in the 200 (29.40) and eighth in the 100 (14.38).
The top eight finishers won medals.
Over 16,000 athletes competed in 21 events.
Russell made her second trip to the Olympics.
Russell competes for Sacred Heart and the Charlotte Heat track club.
She is coached by Kim Abdalah at Sacred Heart.
– Parnell could get call
Binghamton pitcher Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) has a chance to be called up by the New York Mets when they play host to Florida this weekend.
Parnell, a member of Rowan County’s 2002 state-champion Legion team, is 10-6 and was an Eastern League All-Star.
The Mets will need to add an arm to start a game this weekend with John Maine ailing. Parnell, 23, and veteran Claudio Vargas, a 30-year-old right-hander who is now at Triple-A New Orleans, are leading candidates.
* Timmy Smith (Catawba) earned his second win as the Gulf Coast Mets beat the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Smith allowed one run and two hits in three innings.
* Jerry Sands (Catawba) belted his eighth homer and knocked in three runs as the Gulf Coast Dodgers outslugged the Nationals 14-10 on Tuesday.
* Billings’ Brett Bartles grounded out against former A.L. Brown teammate Garrett Sherrill in Billings’ 7-5 victory over Helena on Tuesday.
Bartles had one RBI in the game and was the only one to make contact against Sherrill, who struck out the other two batters he faced in the ninth inning.
– Intimidators win
The Kannapolis Intimidators defeated the Hagerstown Suns 10-3 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Tuesday.
Brent Morel had a two-run triple in Kannapolis’ five-run fifth, and Christian Marrero hit a two-run homer.
The Intimidators are off today but play at home again on Thirsty Thursday.
– ASU record ticket sales
Appalachian State set football ticket sales records on Tuesday.
All 20,150 permanent seats at Kidd Brewer Stadium were sold out for the Oct. 4 homecoming date against The Citadel and the Oct. 25 Black Saturday showdown with rival Furman. Limited seats remain for other games.
– McCombs gets ace
Dan McCombs made a hole-in-on on the 137-yard No. 10 hole at McCanless on Sunday.
McCombs used an 8-iron to record his first ace. He was playing with Ron Blythe, Jeff Warren and John Lambert.
– Labor Day golf
The Labor Day Four-Ball Memorial Golf Tournament will be played Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the Country Club of Salisbury.
The entry deadline is Aug. 15.
Teams which have not received invitations may apply for them at the Country Club pro shop.
Practice rounds may be played Aug. 12-14. Teams must be entered before playing a practice rounds.
Qualifying rounds can be scheduled Aug. 22-24.
The tourney field will include 120 teams, 96 in the regular division, 16 in the senior bracket and eight in the super senior flight.
The tournament was started in 1952. Ken Monroe and A. D. Dorsett won the first two events.
Richard Cobb and Mallory McDaniel are defending champions.
– GARS event
Sixty-eight GARS members played a Captain’s Choice tournament at Corbin Hills on Monday.
Dorsia Atkinson, Willie Beaver, Jay Boyce and Rudie Mounts shot minus-12 and won a scorecard playoff with Bob Kimball, Don Martin, Gerald Osborne and Bert Wurster.
Carrol Downey, Larry Morris, Gene Poplin and Jeff Williams shot minus-11 for third place.
Williams (No. 2) and Tony LaBarbera (No. 5) were closest to the pin while Don Bishop made the longest putt on No. 9.
– Corbin Hills golf
The team of Ruth Bowles, Gail Capone and Anna Robinson won the Corbin Ladies Golf Association Captain’s Choice tournament held on Tuesday.
Shirley Baucom, Faye Cline, Jean Hill and Karla Swanson placed second.
– U.S. Amateur qualifier
Anthony Tsiolkas (Winston-Salem), Crawford Reeves (Greenville, S.C.), Austin Cody (Charleston, S.C.), George Gandranata (Indonesia) and Corey Nagy (Charlotte) survived sectional qualifying in Kannapolis for the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst.
Tsiolkas and Reeves led the way at 6-under at the Club at Irish Creek. Jakin Fox (Statesville) was first alternate.
– CGA golf
Chad Blankenbeker’s partner in the CGA Pro/Junior at Grandover on Monday was his coach and teaching pro Ellerbe Cox from Corbin Hills.