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Livingstone announced the hiring of Angelyne E. Brown as its new women’s basketball coach on Friday.
Brown is a very experienced coach with 169 head-coaching victories at the college level.
“She can elevate the program to the next level and can develop and educate our young women for today’s competitive game and global marketplace,” athletics director Lamonte Massie said.
Brown began her coaching career as an assistant at Spelman in 1991 and at Tuskegee in 1992.
Brown was named head coach at her alma mater, Clark Atlanta, in 1994 and coached there with great success for eight seasons. Her record at Clark Atlanta was 151-99, and her team won the SIAC championship in 1999. Brown also served as interim AD at Clark Atlanta.
The Atlanta native was head coach three seasons at Morgan State where her record was 8-75, and she was head coach at Stillman for the 2006-07 season, posting a 10-19 record.
Brown also was a site supervisor for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team.
n Thomas has strong season
Vancouver outfielder David Thomas (Catawba) finished up a strong pro debut with a homer in Vancouver’s final game.
Thomas batted .290 with 18 doubles, two triples, two homers and seven steals. He drew 39 walks in 57 games.
n Prep football
Davie County’s game at Thomasville wasn’t played on Saturday because lights at Thomasville’s Cushwa Stadium weren’t functioning. There was a problem with the main fuse box, apparently due to theft of the copper wiring.
The game is now set for Monday at 7 p.m.
n Jamar Corpening rushed for 138 yards on 23 carries as Albemarle beat West Montgomery 23-6 on Friday.
n Prep volleyball
Lake Norman edged South Rowan’s volleyball team in five games on Thursday.
South (5-2, 4-2 NPC) won the first game 25-19 and the third 25-21. The Wildcats rallied from an 11-8 deficit to win the final game 15-13.
Lake Norman (6-0, 5-0 NPC) dropped a game for the first time all season.
n Prep golf
Salisbury’s girls golf team won a four-team match at par-35 Gastonia Municipal on Thursday. The Hornets finished at 119, four strokes better than Ashbrook, the No. 2 team in 4A last year.
Allison Lee (38), Madison Kennedy (40) and Lily Yatawara (41) scored for Salisbury. Amber Lyerly (42) and Catherine Parks (45) also contributed.
“The depth of our team is really showing,” Salisbury coach Dale Snyder said. “All of our girls are stepping up and playing well. We are very excited about our prospects for this season.”
Ashbrook’s Megan Burnham was the medalist with a 35, and Courtney Taylor had a 39. A 49 rounded out Ashbrook’s scoring.
n College golf
Will Collins (Salisbury) will be in Virginia’s lineup when the Cavaliers open the fall portion of their schedule at the Maryland Intercollegiate golf tournament this weekend. Collins, a sophomore, led Virginia in stroke average last year at 73.31.
n North tennis
North Rowan’s tennis team won CCC matches against East Davidson and Providence Grove.
North (4-1, 2-1) beat East Davidson 8-1 and Providence Grove 9-0.
Corbin Bennett, Diamond Jackson, Caitlin Crawford, Kayla Morgan, Kelli Berry and Melinda Mitchell posted singles wins for North, and Amanda Sisco played well in doubles.
Results are in Scoreboard.
n Sacred Heart tennis
Sacred Heart’s girls tennis team beat Erwin 9-0 on Friday.
Katelyn Storey, Anna Page, Jordan Pring, Kelly Dulkoski, Lauren Gray, and Helen Nguyen won singles matches for the Dolphis (2-0). Storey-Page, Pring-Dulkoski and Gray-Nguyen won in doubles.
Results are in Scoreboard.

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