Area briefs: Campbell honored
From staff reports
Rio Grande junior guard Doug Campbell (Salisbury) has been named Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Campbell scored 22 points and had four rebounds in a 91-84 win against Mount Vernon Nazarene in his last outing.
Campbell was 5-for-6 on 3-pointers in that game and 5-for-5 on free throws.
Rio Grande, an NAIA school in Ohio, switched leagues this season from the American Mideast to the Mid-South to cut travel expenses and also changed its nickname from the Redmen to the Red Storm.
Campbell is the first Rio player ever to be named Mid-South Player of the Week.
“This is a great accomplishment for Doug and for our program,” Rio Grande coach Ken French said. “I’m proud of him and his team-first attitude.”
Campbell is averaging 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds. He ranks eighth in the league with 24 3-pointers.
Campbell scored 916 points in his career at Salisbury.
– Moir tournament
Former Catawba coach Sam Moir and several local high school coaches started the Christmas Classic at Catawba’s Goodman Gym in 1971 for boys teams. A tournament for the girls teams was added four years later.
After expenses, all of the schools involved ó the six Rowan high schools, Davie and Catawba ó will receive a share of the gate receipts.
Salisbury’s girls have won six straight titles since North Rowan won in 2002.
Salisbury’s boys have claimed two straight championships since East Rowan prevailed in 2006.
This year’s tournament will be held Dec. 28-30 and is sponsored by F&M Bank and Cheerwine. Admission for adults is $6 daily. Six games will be played every day. Championship games are set for 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 30.
Salisbury’s undefeated girls are favored to win their seventh straight crown. They are 9-0, with eight TKOs and one OT decision.
Carson’s boys bring a 10-1 record into the event and earned the top seed, but all of the boys teams are capable of making a run at the title.
Carson beat No. 7 seed East Rowan by two points at Carson on Monday.
Mondayís opening round
All games at Catawba
Noon ó girls
No. 5 Carson vs. No. 4 North
1:30 p.m. ó†boys
No. 5 Salisbury vs. No. 4 West
3 p.m ó girls
No. 3 West vs. No. 6 South
4:30 p.m. ó boys
No. 3 Davie vs. No. 6 South
6 p.m. ó girls
No. 2 Davie vs. No. 7 East
7:30 p.m. ó boys
No. 2 North vs. No. 7 East
Noon ó girls
WR-SR loser vs. DC-ER loser
1:30 p.m. ó boys
DC-SR loser vs. NR-ER loser
3 p.m. ó girls
WR-SR winner vs. DC-ER winner
4:30 p.m. ó boys
DC-SR winner vs. NR-ER winner
6 p.m. ó girls
CAR-NR winner vs. No. 1 Salisbury
7:30 p.m. ó†boys
SAL-WR winner vs. No. 1 Carson
* Full pairings on Page 2B of today’s Salisbury Post
– Jayvee girls basketball
East Rowan defeated NPC rival North Iredell 48-29 on Tuesday.
Carmen Lowe had eight points and four rebounds for the Mustangs. Cacy Honeycutt had eight points and four steals. Steffi Sides and Sydney Poole led the defensive pressure with five steals each.
* South Rowan picked up back-to-back NPC victories, beating North Iredell 34-28 on Monday and topping Statesville 26-16 on Tuesday.
Maria Gaddy scored a team-high 11 points in both games.
– All-county football
The Post’s all-county football team will be published in the Christmas Day edition.
The Lexington Dispatch recently named North Davidson QB Brennen Dodd and Thomasville safety/linebacker Robert Davis as Davidson County players of the year.
– Prep wrestling
Davie County is off to a 17-0 start, including a 67-12 thrashing of CPC rival North Davidson on Thursday.
* The Rowan County Meet is slated for East Rowan on Dec. 29.
– Women’s basketball
UNC Asheville’s Katie Wise (South Rowan) had five points, three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes of action in a 73-68 loss to Elon on Monday.
* George Washington’s Shi-Heria Shipp (Salisbury) had eight points, two rebounds and a block in a 63-53 loss to George Mason on Tuesday.
– Overseas basketball
Damien Argrett (South Rowan, Pfeiffer) was in the Statesville gym on Tuesday to watch his old high school team in action.
Argrett has played for a number of pro teams in Europe and is considering opportunities for a return to action overseas. He said the downturn in the global economy has drastically affected the amount of money players are being offered to play abroad.
– Baseball reunion
Former members of the old Yadkin Valley Baseball League will hold their annual reunion on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse on Jake Alexander Boulevard.
The YVBL lasted for decades until the mid-1980s. Players had Legion, high school, college and pro experience.
All former players and fans are welcome at the reunion. Joe Miller, of the Rockwell team, organized the event. Contact Carl Euart at 704-279-3764 for information.
– Phenoms tryouts
A Phenoms AAU basketball tryout/meeting for boys in grades 3-4 is set for 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, at North Rowan Middle School.
Girls in grades 7-9 will have a tryout/meeting from 4-6 p.m.
Contact Andre´ Archie at (704)-232-0801.