Area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2009

From staff reports
Internet site Eurobasket reports that Damien Argrett (South Rowan, Pfeiffer) has signed with FoKoPo, a team in Finland’s top pro basketball league.
Argrett reportedly signed a one-year contract for the 2009-10 season. He’s played previously in England, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania, The Czech Republic and Poland.
The Finnish season begins Oct. 2.
n Towson’s Junior Hairston (West Rowan) will reportedly play in Turkey this fall.
n Local golf
Salisbury’s Edward (J.R.) Fortune won a gold medal in individual skills competition at the 10th annual National Invitational Tournament held in Lincoln, Neb.
Fortune 27, topped two competitors from Maryland to win his division. He totaled 173 points. Kannapolis’ Marvin Deese, 29, won a silver medal in his division.
n Defending champion Uly Grisette (Davie) leads the North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship in Asheboro after two rounds.
Grisette is at 171 after two rounds, good for a one-stroke lead.
n Catawba athletics
Catawba got three goals from freshman Jillian Parisi to claim its first field hockey win of the season on Saturday.
The Indians topped Sweet Briar 6-1.
n Sewanee scored a controversial goal at the horn for a 3-2 field hockey win against Catawba on Friday. Jamie Swain and Sam Santoli scored for the Indians.
n Catawba women’s basketball is offering a skills clinic on Sept. 28 for boys and girls in grades 2-8 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Goodman Gym.
The cost is $40 and includes lunch. Register by calling Coach Ricky Joines at 704-637-4226.
n College volleyball
Catawba beat SAC opponent Mars Hill 25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 25-17 on Friday in Mars Hill.
Taylor Doss led Catawba with 12 kills and no hitting errors. Megan Courson had 32 assists. Mau Zoua Lo had 28 digs.
n On Saturday, Catawba lost 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 at Tusculum.
The Indians (7-5, 1-2) were led by Jasmine Chunn and Alli Parrish with seven kills each.
n Pfeiffer swept Erskine for a Conference Carolinas win on Saturday at Merner Gym. Kristina Mordini had a dozen kills. The Falcons are 6-6 and 3-1 in the league.
n Livingstone got 26 kills from Michelle Thompson and 20 from Lashaundra Ferguson and overcame an injury to setter Shannon Allen to claim a 3-2 victory against St. Paul’s on Saturday.
The Blue Bears are 9-1 and 6-1 in the CIAA.
n Livingstone athletics
Livingstone junior Winnie Chepchumba finished first in a 3K meet with Bluefield at Salisbury Community Park on Saturday. She was timed in 12:21.71.
n Women’s soccer
Pfeiffer and Queens battled to a 2-2 draw on Saturday in Charlotte. Ashley Hawkins and Ashleigh Rhoads scored for Pfeiffer (2-3-2, 0-1-1).
n Men’s soccer
Freshman Carson Smith (Mooresville) scored on a breakaway with just over seven minutes remaining to lift Catawba to a 3-2 win at N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Indians (3-4) also got goals from Kevin Sorensen and Andrews Landry.
n Pfeiffer lost to Queens 4-0 on Saturday in Charlotte. Bryan White had a hat trick for the Royals.
n College golf
Catawba finished 16th at the Honda Columbia Fall Classic on Saturday with a total of 614.
Jonathan Clapp led Catawba. He shot 73-74 รณ 147 and finished 38th.