Sports briefs: East, Carson win soccer matches
From staff reports
East Rowan’s soccer team defeated North Rowan 8-0 in an opening-round game in the Rowan County tournament, which is making a comeback this season now that NPC schools have more scheduling freedom.
Robby Barnes had a hat trick for the Mustangs. B.J. Collins came off the bench to score two goals .Keeper Dillon Arey made fives saves and recorded the shutout.
East coach John McNeil will miss the rest of the tournament because of a funeral out of town. Former East coach Pet Keovilay will take charge.
* Carson topped South Rowan 5-2 in the other first-round game. Isais Guerro scored two goals for the Cougars. Carlos Soto, Jorge Sanchez and Jerson Ramos had one each.
Other standouts for the Cougars included Anthony Melton and C.J. Sippel, Tom Keoboupha, Tyler Corriher and Brandon Jolly.
Taylor Patterson scored from midfield for South. Lito Rivera had the other goal.
* Tonight’s semifinals are at West Rowan. Carson plays Salisbury at 5 p.m. East plays West at 7 p.m.
South plays at North at 7 p.m. in the fifth-place game.
– Rowan Alliance
Ten 14-under Rowan soccer players are playing with the FC Carolina Alliance soccer club.
Ian Lins, Garrett Owens, Clint Comadoll, Philip Simons, Lucas Capito and Carlos Zanudo are members of the FCCA 95 Championship South team.
They participated last weekend in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Charlotte Invitational tournament and won their division with a 4-0 record. They head to Winston Salem next weekend to play in the Twin City Classic.
John Canipe, Bobby Cardelle, Banks Fisher and Zachary Sukkasem play for the FCCA 95 Premiership.
They also participated in the Charlotte Invitational tournament and had a 2-1 record. Their next action will be in the Cape Fear Beach Classic in Wilmington.
All the players were originally members of the FCCA Rowan Alliance program. Contact Frank Cardelle at 980-621-0098 for information on the program.
– Prep tennis
East Rowan opened the season with a 5-4 non-conference win against Mooresville.
Megan Bullins, Kayela Wilson, Katie Cassady and Hannah Pressley won singles matches for the Mustangs.
Cassady and Brett Kesler teamed for a key doubles win.
East starts NPC play Wednesday against West Iredell.
– Alex Britt update
Former Salisbury baseball standout Alex Britt is transferring to Guilford Technical Community College.
Britt played at Mars Hill as a freshman last season and did very well in the SAC.
He was 4-3 with a 5.15 ERA in 13 appearances for the Lions. He led the staff with 11 starts, 642/3 innings pitched and 44 strikeouts.
Britt is transferring partly because Mars Hill pitching coach Aaron Rembert accepted a post at UNC Asheville. Britt had developed a strong relationship with Rembert.
Britt enrolled at GTCC on Tuesday, found an apartment with other team members and started classes on Monday. Fall baseball practice at GTCC starts today.
Britt was a four-year varsity player at Salisbury and excelled as a hitter. He batted .345 for his career with 73 RBIs and had more than 100 career hits.
He pitched for the Hornets two seasons and was 10-7 with 123 strikeouts in 1242/3 innings.
– Prep volleyball
Salisbury players and coach Kristina Spring will be celebrity chefs and servers at Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5-8 p.m.
A portion of the cost of each sandwich will be donated to the SHS team.
– Minor leagues
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) knocked in the only run for Bristol in a 4-1 loss to Bluefield on Monday. Wagner has 25 RBIs.
* Clinton’s Kyle Seager was 1-for-3 and knocked in a run in a 3-1 win against Cedar Rapids on Monday. He’s batting .266.
The Kannapolis Intimidators recorded their 15th shutout of the season in a 6-0 home win against Lexington on Monday.
Nevin Griffith and pair of relievers mowed down the Legends.
* The Intimidators have announced their 2010 schedule. Kannapolis will open April 8 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium against the Rome Braves and begins the season with an eight-game homestand.
Season tickets and mini-plans for 2010 are on sale now.
Call (704) 932-3267 or visit IntimidatorsBaseball.com for information.
– College football
Carson-Newman is ranked ninth in the AFCA Division II preseason poll.
Tusculum is ranked 23rd.
Grand Valley State (Mich.) is the preseason No. 1 team.
Sixty-seven GARS members played at Lexington Country Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Gary Wortman with a net of 63.10.
Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 65.46 was Lou Manning.
Low ‘C’ Flight player was Everett Frye with a net of 60.84. Low ‘D’ player was Guy Schenk with a net of 67.03.