Area sports briefs: Hargrave tops in CCC
From staff reports
North Rowan’s stellar defensive lineman Javon Hargrave is the CCC Defensive Player of the Year for football.
Salisbury linebacker Pierre Jimenez was runner-up in the voting.
Lexington back Chris Bush was named CCC Offensive Player of the Year.
Lexington’s Chris Deal was named CCC Coach of the Year, with Providence Grove’s Todd Shuping runner-up.
Salisbury cornerback Martin Hosch-Cathcart, defensive lineman Kiontae Rankin, safety Dominique Phillips, kicker Frankie Cardelle, receiver Romar Morris, offensive lineman Tory Turner and halfbacks Dario Hamilton and A.J. Ford joined Jimenez on the All-CCC team.
North Rowan linebacker Vince Shropshire also made the All-CCC team.
– Powers honored
Catawba senior middle hitter Melissa Powers was named Daktronics Southeast Region Volleyball Player of the Year. Senior outside hitter Melissa Griffith was also named to the all-region first team.
Powers was SAC Player of the Year. She led the Indians in kills, blocks and aces. Griffith was a four-time All-SAC performer.
– Pfeiffer splits
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team opened Conference Carolinas play with a 91-76 victory against winless Erskine on Tuesday.
Pfeiffer shot 53 percent from the field. Jeff Pettiway led the Falcons with 14 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Davon Gilliard had 13 points for the Falcons. Chris Woods had 12, and Derrick Truesdale added 11.
* Pfeiffer’s women lost to Erskine 108-96.
Freshman guard Jamila Harris led Pfeiffer with 24 points. Nicole Maready (Davie) had 18 points and nine rebounds.
– Livingstone swept
Undefeated Shaw breezed past Livingstone 70-56 at home in a CIAA women’s basketball game on Tuesday.
Brittany Wright had 12 points and six rebounds for the Blue Bears.
* Shaw’s men defeated Livingstone 73-55 behind the play of Mike Smith.
– GARS event
Forty-five GARS members played at McCanless on Monday.
Low ‘A’ flight player was Gary Wortman with a net of 61.82. Low ‘B’ player was Art Hattaway with a net of 64.34. Low ‘C’ player was Bill Bradley with a net of 62.73. Low ‘D’ player was Harold Caudill with a net of 67.83.
– College football
Coastal Carolina linebacker D.J. Rice (Davie) and punter Ben Erdman (West Rowan) were named to the All-Big South first team.
– East wrestling
East Rowan’s wrestling team beat Central Cabarrus 63-15, lost to Charlotte Catholic 40-34 and fell to Ashbrook 48-30 in a quad meet at Central Cabarrus.
East opens NPC action tonight at Mooresville.
Aaron Plyler (12-1), Barrett Stehr (10-2), Hunter Arey (13-1), Coleton Boone (10-0) and Josiah Hurst (4-0) lead the Mustangs.
– Soccer reunion
Salisbury soccer alumni from 1990 to the present, men and women, are invited to participate in the annual alumni match to be played Saturday at 1 p.m. at the practice site located off Old Wiley School Field.
Parents and friends are asked to notify alumni if they will be coming to town for the event.
To acknowledge participation, please call 704-232-2296 and leave a voicemail.
– Baseball reunion
Former members of the old Yadkin Valley Baseball League will hold their second annual reunion on Friday in Salisbury at 6:30 p.m. inside Ryan’s Steakhouse on Jake Alexander Blvd.
The YVBL lasted for decades into the mid-1980s. Players had high school, Legion, college and pro experience.
Frank Meadows managed Mount Ulla to the first championship. The late John Cauble was the first president of the league. John Euart Jr., and Whitey Meadows followed.
– Wonder tickets
Tickets for A.L. Brown’s third-round playoff football game at Charlotte Catholic are on sale at coach Ron Massey’s office in Bullock Gym today and Friday from 12:30 until 2 p.m.
The presale cost is $6. Tickets are $7 at the gate.
Gates will open at 6 p.m.
– Wonder basketball
A.L. Brown’s boys lost to First Assembly 78-60 on Monday.
Demarcus Phifer hit seven 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead the Wonders.
Jaques Deese added 11 points.
– DCDS hoops
First Assembly downed Davidson Country Day School 47-45 in boys middle school basketball.
Conor Honeycutt was 3-for-3 on 3-pointers and scored 20 points for the Diamondbacks. Kenrick Jobe added 12 points and 10 rebounds.