Area sports briefs: Lott to ASU

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 27, 2009

From staff reports
A.L. Brown coach Ron Massey announced Monday that quarterback Jamill Lott has committed to Appalachian State’s football program.
Lott rushed for 1,065 yards and 13 touchdowns and threw for 1,939 yards and 23 TDs as a senior.
A story on Lott is upcoming.
– Prep basketball
Tonight’s Salisbury-East Davidson game in Thomasville will be another matchup of teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in 2A in the media poll.
East Davidson (18-0), the defending state champ, won 52-46 at Salisbury earlier this season to hold onto the top spot. Second-ranked Salisbury (15-1) has played in the last six 2A Western Regionals.
* Salisbury’s boys (16-1) are ranked third in 2A this week behind West Bladen and Smoky Mountain.
* In the 3A boys poll, Concord is third, Lake Norman seventh and West Rowan eighth.
* In the 3A girls poll, Statesville is fourth and Concord seventh.
– Pfeiffer basketball
Robert McGriff’s 15-foot shot with one second left lifted Pfeiffer’s men to a 63-61 Conference Carolinas win against Erskine on Monday. Chris Woods had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Falcons. James Crowder had nine points and 10 boards.n Pfeiffer’s women lost to Erskine 90-76 despite 20 points by Falcon freshman Jamila Harris.
Devona Knight scored 14 points for the Falcons. Jessica Walter scored 12, and Nicole Maready (Davie) had 10.
– Women’s basketball
South Carolina State’s Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) scored 13 points in an 81-62 victory against Norfolk State on Saturday.
– Catawba soccer
Catawba Director of Soccer Operations John Cullen, has resigned his position to become head women’s soccer coach at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Cullen served as Catawba women’s soccer coach eight seasons.
In December, Cullen had agreed to coach both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, after men’s coach Craig Turnbull was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Relations/NCAA Compliance. Dennis Davidson, director of athletics, said Catawba will go back to one coach for each sport and hopes to fill the positions by the end of February.
– College track
N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West Rowan) won the long jump at the UNC Classic with a leap of 23 feet, 113/4 inches.
N.C. State’s Jason Jones (East Rowan) was second in the shot put (53-41/4) and third in the weight throw. Appalachian State’s Phillip Bush (North Rowan) was 11th in the 60 hurdles in 8.51 seconds. Charlotte freshman Jake Deaton (Mooresville) was fifth in the shot put (51-1/4).
* Bellarmine’s Zach Pittman (North) was second in the 400 (51.35) in the Little Giant Invitational at Wabash and also anchored the winning 4×400 relay team.
* Charlotte pole vaulter Makenzie Mullinax (South Rowan) cleared 10-10 at the Liberty Open for fourth place.
n UNC Asheville’s Adam Vick (Salisbury) was 21st in the 3000 meters at the Liberty Open in 10:03.88.
* 8th-grade tournamentNorth Rowan’s top-seeded girls and boys won semifinal games in the Rowan County Conference’s eighth-grade basketball tournament at the Knox Middle gym on Monday, earning spots in Wednesday’s finals.
North’s girls (12-1) advanced with a 42-36 victory over No. 4 Erwin. Taylor Sells led North with 13 points, while Daterria Connor scored 11. Nikhyia added six points for the Mavericks, who will play the winner of today’s semifinal between No. 2 West Rowan and No. 3 Southeast.
Erwin (9-7), which led 19-18 at halftime, was led by Sydney Poole with 16 points and six rebounds. Jessica Rummage scored 10 points. Bobbi Thomas grabbed 20 rebounds.
North Rowan’s boys (13-0) rolled past No. 4 Southeast 46-26. T.J. Allen led the Mavericks with 14 points. Malik Ford scored 12, and T.J. Bates added 10. Dequan Chawlk added seven points. The Mavericks will meet the winner of today’s game between No. 2 China Grove and No. 6 Knox.
Southeast (9-5) was led by Travis Abbitt with eight points. Casey Stiller scored six and K.J. Pressley five.
Today’s semifinal games start at 4:30 p.m.
– College wrestling
Timmy Allen (Davie) won a decison at 197 pounds, but UNC Pembroke lost to Shippensburg 34-9 on Saturday.
– College swimming
UNC Wilmington freshman Gavin Spake (West Davidson) finished fifth in the 1000 and 500 meter swims in Saturday’s meet against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.
– Catawba swimming
Catawba swim teams closed the regular season over the weekend. On Saturday, the women lost at Limestone 119-68, and the men fell 131-73.
The women hosted Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday and picked up a 118-87 win.
Against Limestone, Catawba had winning swims on the women’s side from Meredith Shultz in the 200 IM (2:19.15) and 500 free (5:33.45), while Alex Walpole grabbed a first for the men in the 200 free (1:48.77).
Against Lenoir-Rhyne on Sunday, Catawba took first in nine of 11 events. Huff won two events and set a school record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.64. She also won the 100 fly. Shultz and Kat Kearney joined Huff with two individual wins. Shultz won the 200 free and 500 free, while Kearney grabbed wins in the 50 free and 100 free.
Also taking wins were Kara Morrill in the 1650 free with a freshman record of 18:58.98 and Kira Capano in the 400 IM in a lifetime best of 4:52.32.
Thirty-nine GARS members played at McCanless Golf Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Winsten Mahaffey with a net of 62.08.
Low ‘B’ player was Tony LaBarbera with a net of 58.53.
Low ‘C’ player with a net of 59.60 was Harry Agner.
Low ‘D’ player was Clete Beaubein with a net of 66.56.
– RLL sign-ups
Rowan Little League is currently accepting sign-ups at Godley’s Garden Center or online at cost is $40 for Coach Pitch and T-ball (ages 5-8). Cost is $60 for ages 9-10, 11-12 and $70 for 13-14.
League age is as of April 30, 2009.
Softball Cost is $40 for girls Coach Pitch (ages 6-8). Cost is $60 for 10-under, 12-under and 14-under.
League age is as of December 31, 2008. Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-855-9849 for more information.