Area sports briefs: Six Indians on All-SAC preseason football team
From staff reports
Catawba offensive lineman Terence Crosby and defensive linemen Melquan Fair and Brandon Sutton were All-SAC first team picks in voting announced by the league office on Thursday.
Catawba offensive lineman Hunter Carnes, linebacker Lakeem Perry and defensive lineman Marqus Davis were second-team picks.
See Scoreboard for the preseason All-SAC football teams and the coaches preseason poll.
Catawba opens the season Aug. 29 at St. Augustine’s.
– College football
UNC Pembroke offensive lineman David Melton (West Rowan) will be out of action for a considerable time after suffering a broken foot in an accident involving farm machinery.
– Pro football
Aundrae Allison (A.L. Brown, East Carolina) will again be competing for a job as a wide receiver and kick returner for the Minnesota Vikings.
Allison, 23, has played in 26 NFL contests in two seasons and has 18 receptions for 231 yards.
He’s returned 26 kickoffs and nine punts. He returned one kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown.
– Minor leagues
Ogden’s Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit his 12th homer of the season on Thursday in the Pioneer League.
Sands had slumped for a couple of days, but he’s still batting .348 with 33 RBIs in 35 games.
* Tim Smith (Catawba) has made eight appearances for Savannah in the South Atlantic League and has a 6.08 ERA. Smith’s strikeout/walk ratio has been encouraging.
He has 17 Ks and six walks in 131/3 innings.
* Chris Ahearn (Catawba) went 0-for-3 Thursday and is 2-for-24 for the Padres rookie league team in Arizona. He has two steals.
* Kane County’s David Thomas (Catawba) remains on the shelf with a broken pinky. He’s batting .273 with four homers, 13 RBIs and seven steals in the Midwest League.
– Junior Mac golf
The fourth Junior Mac tournament of the summer was held at McCanless on Thursday.
Charlie Barr shot 30 for six holes and won the 7-under division. Next were Landon Shuping (36), Ben Childress (37) and Marshall Overcash (44).
Logan Shuping shot 40 for nine holes to win the 10-13 division. Next were Tyler Mulkey (42), Nick Lyerly (47) and Evan Neas (49).
Closest to the pin winners were Barr and Jason Basso.
The final event of the summer is Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.
– Golf fundraiser
A fundraising golf tournament will be held at Corbin Hills on Aug. 6.
The Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors are putting on the tournament to raise money for the North Carolina Realtors Political Action Committee, college scholarships and local sports and local charities.
The entry fee for members of the Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors is $51. Entry fee includes lunch, beverages, goody bags and door prizes. The Salisbury Post is the tournament sponsor. Great American Publishing is the Prize Sponsor. Lunch will be provided by Chic-Fil-A. A $10,000 hole-in-one prize is sponsored by Central Carolina Insurance.
– East cross country
East Rowan boys and girls cross country practice will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. at Dan Nicholas Park.
Meet at the entrance.
All participants must have a physical.
Starting Monday, practice will be at 9 a.m. for boys and 6 p.m. for girls.
Contact Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334 or Jon Heidrick at 704-213-2365.
– North soccer
North Rowan boys soccer will have tryouts Aug. 3-7 from 9-11 a.m.