Area sports: Tennis teams win
From staff reports
Salisbury’s tennis team topped Lake Norman 5-1 on Wednesday.
Singles winners for the Hornets were Joy Loeblein, Erika Nelson, Katelyn Storey, Anna Page and Sierra Davis.
Doubles matches weren’t completed.
* East Rowan beat NPC foe West Iredell 9-0 on Wednesday.
Singles winners for East were Brittany Honeycutt, Devan Corpening, Megan Bullins, Kayela Wilson, Katie Cassady and Hannah Pressley.
Doubles winners were Brett Kesler-Jessica Utley, Amanda Boehm-Caroline Smith and Amie Pinyan-Jasmine Cooper.
East plays against Carson on Monday.
– Prep soccer
The Rowan County Tournament championship game is tonight at West Rowan. West’s boys will take on Salisbury for the title at 7 p.m.
West edged East Rowan in the first round. Salisbury nipped Carson.
Carson and East will play at West at 5 p.m. for third-place honors.
– Intimidators win
Josh Phegley’s double provided a walk-off win for the Kannapolis Intimidators on Wednesday.
Phegley’s hit scored Jon Gilmore from first base and lifted the Intimidators to an 8-7 victory against the Lexington Legends at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
– Minor leagues
Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) picked a baserunner off first, allowed an infield hit and induced a groundout in an eighth-inning appearance for New Britain in Wednesday’s 7-5 loss against Binghamton.
– Ackley’s deal
Former UNC standout Dustin Ackley, the No. 2 pick in the draft, signed with the Seattle Mariners for the next five years, at the cost of at least $7.5 million.
The contract also included that Ackley sign a major league contract and be added to the major league roster.
– Youth football
The Rowan County Youth Football League is holding a football and cheerleading coaches meeting Sunday, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m. at Granite Quarry Town Hall.
YFL Board, league referees, football and cheerleading coaches are strongly urged to attend.
The YFL, serving Rowan since 1987, has a long history of full-contact, competitive football. Leagues are divided into grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.
Games are scheduled at North Rowan High, North Middle, West Rowan High, West Middle and Corriher-Lipe Middle. Football and cheerleading coaches are still needed in the East, West and South areas.
If interested in volunteering, you are asked to attend this meeting. Visit the official YFL web site at rcyfl.org for more information.
– Prep volleyball
West Rowan topped former NPC rival Northwest Cabarrus 20-25, 25-19, 25-14, 31-29 on Wednesday.
Alicia Turner (six kills, seven blocks), Ashley Dutton (12 kills, six blocks), Lela Moore (four blocks, 13 assists), Sarah Perrine (three blocks) and Bree Lambert (15 assists) led the Falcons.
* South Rowan (2-0) beat Concord Robinson 25-22, 25-19, 25-27, 25-21 on Wednesday to improve to 2-0.
A Lenoir-Rhyne coach was on hand to watch South senior Kayla Morrow.
* Carson beat Mount Pleasant Tuesday 25-20, 25-19, 16-25, 25-17 to improve to 2-0.
* In other matches this week involving NPC teams, North Iredell beat Alexander Central 3-0 and Statesville fell to Lake Norman 3-0.
– Knox physicals
Knox athletic physicals are today from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $10.
– Local golf
Salisbury resident Frank Adams shot 66 in the first round of the eGolf Pro Tour event held in Indian Land, S.C., on Wednesday. Adams is tied for fourth.
– East-West coaches
East-West All-Star game basketball coaches were announced Wednesday for the 2010 contest.
Ronald Bray (Hunter Huss) will pilot the West boys, with Gosnell White (Marvin Ridge) assisting.
Michael Gainey (Rocky Mount) and Tony Marshburn (Northside Jax) will guide the East all-stars.
* The West girls will be coached by Jeffrey Stutts (Jordan-Matthews) and Darlene Joyner (NW Guilford). East coaches are Danielle Blackburn (Wakefield) and Patty Evers (East Bladen).
* Brian Jillings (Hickory) will coach the West boys soccer team, while John Sweeney (SW Onslow) will coach the East boys.
* Gary Hoilett (Charlotte Catholic) will coach the West girls soccer team. Joey Jones (East Duplin) got the nod for the East girls.
* James Ruark (Myers Park) will be head coach of the West football all-stars. He’ll be assisted by Jeffrey Bailey (West Henderson), Deangelo Bell (Parkland), Charlie Metcalf (Asheville), Christopher Rust (Hopewell) and John R. Worley (Hickory).
* The East head football coach will be Walter Davis (South Central). He’ll be assisted by Robert Curlings (New Bern), James Dockery (South View), Randy Murphy (West Craven), Freddie “Sport” Sawyer Jr. (Washington) and Russell Weinstein (Roanaoke Rapids).
* Coaches also were announced for the North Carolina/South Carolina Basketball Classic held in March at Socastee High School. Lloyd Church (McDowell) is head coach of the N.C. boys squad. He’ll be assisted by James Pappas (Cedar Ridge).
Tim Raines (Owen) will be head coach of the N.C. girls. He’ll be assisted by Latanya Dee Hardy (Greensboro Smith).
– Parks and Rec programs
The local Punt, Pass and Kick competition will take place at Catawba College on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m.
There is no cost to participate and participants can register the day of event. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 8-15. Boys and girls compete separately. No football shoes or cleats are allowed the day of competition.
Local winners advance to sectional competition and can move on to compete at a Carolina Panthers football game.
* Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for a Pee Wee Flag Football League. Registration runs through Friday, Sept. 4, at Hall Gym.
The league is for kindergarten through second graders and will focus on running, passing and catching skills.
Participants will also learn how to properly handle the ball and prepare for a higher level of play. The season runs Sept. 14-Oct. 22.
Registration fees are $30 per player for city residents and $60 for non-residents. Contact Larry Jones at (704) 638-5289 or by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
* Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for a youth volleyball league. Registration will run through Friday, Sept. 4, at Hall Gym.
The Youth Volleyball League is designed for youth ages 8-14 and will focus on developing skills, building character, teaching teamwork and learning the basics.
The season runs Sept. 14-Oct. 22.
Registration fees are $30 per player for city residents and $60 for non-residents. Contact Jones at (704) 638-5289 or by email at (email@example.com).
– Dillingham honored
Salisbury’s Larry Dillingham, head instructor of Dillingham Martial Arts at City Park Recreation Center, recently traveled to Atlanta to attend the Battle of Atlanta where he received a prestigious award.
Dillingham is current vice chairman of the Dojo Organization, which is a group of Karate tournament promoters who promote events in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Dillingham, along with the Dojo chairman Corey Waiters accepted an award honoring the Dojo Organization and its promoters for years of excellence.
All of the promoters within the Dojo Organization were permanently inducted into the Battle of Atlanta Hall of Fame.
The award will be passed on to another Dojo promoter at the Foothills Karate Classic which will be held Saturday, Aug. 22. at North Rowan High.
For information about Dillingham Martial Arts, please contact City Park Center at (704) 638-5295.