Area sports briefs: Intimidators open playoffs tonight

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2009

From staff reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators, in the playoffs for the first time since 2005, open a best-of-three playoff series with Lakewood at home tonight at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are available online at, over the phone at (704) 932-3267 or in person at the Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium ticket office. Ticket prices are $8 for reserved seats and $6 for general admission.
– Prep golf
Salisbury’s girls golf team shot 112 to top West Rowan (136) and East Rowan (153) at McCanless on Tuesday.
Madison Kennedy shot 34 to lead Salisbury. Lily Yatawara (38) and Catherine Parks (40) were the other scorers. Amber Lyerly (43) and Brooke Smith (44) also competed.
Katie Knepp led West with a 39. Alex Mills (46) and Ashlynn Perry (51) also scored. Others were Micah Cottingham (53) and Kristy Rounds (54).
Samantha Haviland shot 45 to lead East.
South Rowan’s Courtney Barbee competed as an individual and shot 45.
– Prep girls cross country
West Rowan’s Leslie Pence ran 20:12 and was the individual winner in the Statesville Invitational, a 14-team event held at MacAnderson Park on Tuesday.
Pence beat Northwest Cabarrus’ Sierra Hagl by 19 seconds in the 5K race.
Davie County won the team event, with Mooresville taking second. The War Eagles got top-10 finishes from Anna McBride (third, 20:51), Caitlin Tutterow (fourth, 20:54) and Emerald Tuthill (sixth, 21:16).
Carson had a third-place showing, with Sierra Zemanick (ninth, 21:29), Jordan Murdock (17th, 22:32), Devan Purvis (25th, 23:08), Tally Medina (40th, 23:56) and Alex Hunter (45th, 24:16) also scoring.
Haley Stewart (10th, 22:08) led A.L. Brown to a fifth-place finish.
East Rowan was sixth, with Kristen Hatley (13th, 22:18) and Cacy Honeycutt (23rd, 23:04) leading the way.
Allison Baucom (22nd, 23:01) helped West Rowan finish ninth.
– Prep boys cross country
East Rowan’s boys finished second in the Statesville Invitational, a 15-team event held at MacAnderson Park on Tuesday.
Ross Oden (third, 16:19), Cole Honeycutt (seventh, 17:00), Brad Oden (12th, 17:32), Hunter Arey (23rd, 18:32) and Bryson Stoner (32nd, 18:46) scored for East.
Mooresville won the event with 31 points, 46 fewer than East, and had the top individual. Josh Cox ran 15:26.
A.L. Brown’s Larry Scaggs placed second in 16:18 and led the Wonders to a third-place finish. Other leaders for Brown were Jose Navarette, Zach Fesperman, Timmy Hall, Mason Forrest and Jackson Boone.
Davie finished sixth. Brian Bullins (20th, 18:21) led the War Eagles.
Carson placed 11th. Nick Golden (26th, 18:39) led the Cougars. Jacob Fink was 52nd.
West Rowan finished 12th. Dillon Kluttz (eighth, 17:01) led the Falcons, and Cody McNeely was 46th.
– Prep volleyball
Carson’s undefeated varsity volleyball team won a non-conference match Tuesday at Hickory Ridge 25-15, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19.
The Cougars (9-0, 3-0 NPC) play at Central Davidson today and will be home against defending 3A champion North Iredell on Thursday.
* West Rowan rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Northwest Cabarrus on Tuesday.
* Carson’s jayvees won 25-18, 31-29 over the Ragin’ Bulls of Hickory Ridge.
– Prep tennis
Salisbury’s girls tennis team opened conference play with a 9-0 victory against West Davidson on Tuesday.
Hannah Lebowitz, Joy Loeblein, Erika Nelson, Katelyn Storey, Anna Page and Sierra Davis won in singles for the Hornets (7-0, 1-0 CCC). Nelson-Storey, Loeblein-Page and Sarah Shirley-Alex Yarborough claimed doubles victories.
– West-Salisbury football game
Reserved parking for Salisbury’s home football game Friday against West Rowan can be purchased in the school office from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. through Thursday.
Season parking passes are $12. Individual passes are $3 each. Questions should be directed to the school office at 636-1221. Passes are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
– North boosters
The North Rowan High School booster club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the school library. The boosters will be discussing upcoming events and fundraisers and expect to hear from the new principal.
All parents are encouraged to attend. Contact Mark Jennings at 213-2491 for info.
– College cross country
Catawba’s Christian Crifasi and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kate Griewish were named the SAC Cross Country Runners of the Week.
Crifasi, a freshman, finished second overall at the Eye Opener Cross Country Meet on Saturday and topped SAC runners.
– College volleyball
Wingate got 11 kills each from Lauren Billo and Jacki Emmenecker and 30 assists from Stormi Gale to claim a 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 victory against Catawba on Tuesday.
It was a SAC opener. Wingate is 9-0.
Taylor Doss had 10 kills for Catawba (5-4). Kaitlyn Whitmer had 10 digs. Mai Zoua Lo recorded 20 digs.
– College golf
Pfeiffer’s golf team finished 10th at the Kiawah Island Invitational on Tuesday with a two-round total of 605.
– North Hills soccer
North Hills tied Statesville Montessori 3-3 in soccer action Tuesday.
Zack Sukkasem scored two goals for the Eagles, and Jay Wood had one. The Eagles play at Woodlawn on Thursday at 4 p.m.
– GARS golf
Fifty GARS members played with a captain’s-choice format Tuesday at Crescent.
Buddy Barger, Art Hattaway, Harold Hattaway and J.C. Hilton won at 9-under.
Jim Adams, Jim Diffenderfer, Clive Mahaffey and Winsten Mahaffey shot 7-under, as did the team of Jim Bain, Nelson McDaniel, Bennie Rainwater and Tom Talbert.
Ralph Brown, Bobby Bryant, Glenn Horning and Labe Little shot 6-under.
– Corbin golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association played the annual Mary Cobb McCombs Member-Member event Tuesday.
Winning low net was the team of Donna DeVlieger and Donna Loman.
Second place went to Bev Cobb and Eileen Full. Becky Isenhour and Susan Morris placed third. Beth Calhoun and Toni Iossi took fourth.
Low Gross winners were Faye Cline and Phyllis Durland.