Area sports: SHS golf seventh after first round
From staff reports
Salisbury’s golf team posted a 319 total on the first day of the 2A state championships and is in seventh place heading into today’s final round at Longleaf in Southern Pines.
Freshman Alex Nianouris had a 76 to lead the Hornets, who are 14 shots behind co-leaders North Lincoln and McMichael.
“We did not play as well as we could have,” Salisbury coach Dale Snyder said. “It’ll take a big effort, but I think they’re up for it. They all know they can shoot better than they did today.”
The start of play Monday was delayed an hour by lightning, and a steady rain fell throughout the front nine for Salisbury’s players.
Nianouris is tied for 10th individually, and leader Scott Novicki of South Lenoir fired a 2-under 69.
Salisbury’s other scorers were Roy Dixon (78), Troy Beaver (82) and Clark Alcorn (83). Alex Lee (86) and Randy Almeida (90) also competed.
* Gray Stone shot 325 on the first day of the 1A championships held in Siler City and was tied for third, 15 shots off the pace set by Topsail.
Erik Benson’s 77 led Gray Stone. Sarah Almond shot 79.
* In the 3A championships at Buies Creek, Wilson Fike shot 296 for the first-day lead. Lake Norman shot 321 and is in 10th.
– Prep baseball
The CCC tournament championship game between Salisbury and East Davidson was postponed and rescheduled for tonight at Ledford.
* Most NPC games were washed out and rescheduled. West Rowan plays at Carson tonight.
* Rain washed out Monday’s CPC tournament activity. Co-champs Mount Tabor will play West Forsyth tonight at Rich Park to settle the league’s No. 1 seed. Davie enters the playoffs as the CPC’s No. 4 seed.
* South Rowan’s postponed game with North Iredell will not be made up. Junior shortstop Maverick Miles was sidelined by a knee infection and missed what turned out to be South’s final game of the season at East Rowan on Monday. South finished 7-16, dropping its last nine contests.
* Miles turned in a 6.54 clocking in the 60 at State Games tryouts over the weekend.
* East Rowan plays host to the SPC No. 3 seed (that appears to be Piedmont) in the first round of the 3A state playoffs on Friday.
– Prep softball
All NPC games were washed out Monday. West Rowan will play at Carson tonight. The South Rowan-East Rowan game was rescheduled for Wednesday. South plays at North Iredell tonight in another makeup.
– Prep basketball
Hickory High School point guard Trevin Parks plans to walk-on at Charlotte with hopes of earning a scholarship down the road.
Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz, whose roster next season will include Boston College transfer Shamari Spears (Salisbury) and prep senior K.J. Sherrill (West Rowan), first watched Parks in action during Hickory’s playoff win against South Rowan.
– Prep track
Gray Stone’s boys placed 13th in the 1A Midwest Regional at North Stokes on Saturday, and the Gray Stone girls were ninth.
Dalton Wally qualified for the state meet with a second in the 3200 (10:09.69).
In the girls meet, Hunter Latimer qualified for the state meet with third places in the 1600 (5:40.75) and 3200 (12:39.80). The girls 4×800 team of Latimer, Mary Bergstresser, Raelynn Perry and Janna Featherstone was third in 10:42.35.
The boys 4×800 team of Wally, Kaleb Medlin, Michael Tedeschi and Patrick Sullivan was fourth in 8:39.62.
Winston Salem Prep swept the regional titles.
– Prep tennis
West Rowan’s Jesse Myers competed in the 3A regional at T.C. Roberson near Asheville and fell 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Forestview’s Justin Henry in the opening round.
– College soccer
Mooresville standout Carson Smith has committed to Catawba. Smith had 29 goals and 16 assists for a 19-2-2 team as a senior.
– College baseball
Catawba is ranked 21st in Division II heading into Thursday’s Southeast Regional game against No. 20 Georgia State & College at 11 a.m.
Host USC Aiken is ranked fifth.
– College track
N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West Rowan) turned in a personal-best long jump of 24 feet, 21/2 inches and finished sixth in the UNC Elite Meet.
N.C. State’s Jason Jones (East Rowan) threw the shot put 58-41/2, a personal best, and took third.
Appalachian State’s Phillip Bush (North Rowan) was 28th in the 200 (22.65 seconds).
– Parnell update
Bobby Parnell faced two batters in the top of the seventh inning in New York’s 8-3 loss to Atlanta on Monday and was charged with an earned run.
Parnell relieved Johan Santana with one out and one on in a 1-1 game. He allowed a single to Yunel Escobar before retiring Martin Prado on a routine flyball.
With lefty-hitting Brian McCann up next, manager Jerry Manuel lifted the right-handed Parnell in favor of southpaw Pedro Feliciano. McCann reached on an error to extend the inning. Matt Diaz and Casey Kotchman then delivered two-run singles.
– Overseas hoops
Terris Sifford (West Rowan) had 46 points and 16 rebounds to lead his team to an 87-80 victory in his most recent action in Italy.
– Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators continued their hitting slump in a 1-0 loss at Lake County on Monday.
– Local golf
Thirty-three GARS members played at Crescent on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Tom Talbert with a net of 69.85. Low ‘B’ player was Bill Hathcock with a net of 67.32. Low ‘C’ player with a net of 71.13 was Ed Lockhart. Low ‘D’ player was Lloyd Clodfelter with a net of 71.61.
The 13th annual Robert Bradshaw Memorial Tournament will be held at Foxwood on May 16. The tournament is sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church.
Food will be served at 11:30 a.m. The format is 4-man Captain’s Choice with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The fee is $40 per person.
Prizes include a $10,000 hole-in-one hole and free vacations.
Contact Bob Umholtz at 704-278-4277 or 704-637-7843.
* The 45th Annual Grady B. McCanless 4-Ball Championship will be held June 6-7.
Qualifying will be held May 22-June 5 at 2 p.m. and will determine flights. Teams must qualify with another team or a marker.
All teams are guaranteed two rounds in the tournament.
The cost is $80 per team or $60 per team for members/annual pass holders. There is a special tournament cart fee of $10 for all rounds and the qualifying round.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the winners and runners-up in each flight. Food and beverages will be provided between Saturday’s rounds and after the finals on Sunday evening.
The field is limited to 56 teams. Contact pro Scott Perry at 336-266-0587.
– Volleyball clinic
There will be a volleyball clinic for 5th-8th graders at Carson High on Saturday, May 16, from 10-noon. The cost is $10. Contact Tricia Hester at 704-855-5026.
n Hoops Unlimited
The 16th Annual Hoops Unlimited Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held at two sites.
Camp at Richfield Elementary will be held June 15-18 for rising 2nd-5th graders and June 22-25 for rising 6th-9th graders.
Camp at Erwin Middle will be held July 6-9 for rising 2nd-5th graders and July 13-16 for rising 6th-9th graders.
The cost of the all-day camp is $95 and includes a camp T-shirt and “all you can eat” lunch daily. For a brochure or other information, contact camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334.
– Landis Recreation
The Landis Recreation Department will hold registration for its Babe Ruth League (ages 13-15) through May 22 at Landis City Hall and Dale’s Sporting Goods.
Registration is $60 for Landis residents, $70 for non-residents. Games will be played in June and early July.
Call 704-857-4114 for info.
– West hoops meeting
West Rowan basketball coach Mike Gurley will hold a meeting for all rising ninth-graders planning to play basketball today in the school gym from 5:30-6 p.m.
– Baseball camp
The Piedmont Area Pitchers and Catchers Camp will be held June 29-30 at Central Davidson High.
The cost is $60. The camp is for ages 5-18. Appalachian State head coach Chris Pollard is the featured instructor. Contact Central AD Mike Lawson at 798-2909 or Central coach Jonathan Brown at 704-357-2920.
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