Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Catawbaís menís basketball team plays Wingate tonight at 8 p.m. at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory in a tournament semifinal.
The winner plays for the SAC championship and a regional berth on Sunday at 4 p.m.
n Catawbaís Keon Moore (16.8 points per game) was named SAC Freshman of the Year. Moore has made 55 3-pointers.
n Catawba senior Dominick Reid was a first team All-SAC pick.
n Catawbaís Dana Hicks was named to the All-SAC womenís first team, and Milica Ivanovic made the second team.
n Lincoln Memorialís Desmond Johnson and Tusculumís Jasmine Gunn were named as SAC players of the year. Gunn was a repeat pick.
n Former East Rowan player Brittini Young (17.6 ppg) was a first team all-conference pick for Mars Hill and also was named SAC Scholar-Athlete for womenís basketball. Young has a 3.77 GPA..
n Catawba athletics
Chris Dula drove in three runs and Nick Lomascolo (3-1) pitched eight strong innings as Catawba beat Wingate 7-3 in the first game of a weekend SAC series on Friday.
Catawba (13-4) got homers from Josh Hohn and Austin Moyer and a two-run double from Dula.
n Catawbaís swim team was honored as Scholar All-Americans after a 3.22 semester.
Catawbaís womenís tennis team (8-7, 1-1) rolled over SAC foe Newberry 8-1 on Thursday.
Catawbaís womenís golf team placed fifth at the Lady Cougar Collegiate. Eileen Purpur led Catawba. She tied for fifth at 79-80 ó 159.
Catawbaís menís tennis team (10-5, 0-2 SAC) fell 5-4 to Newberry on Thursday.
n Salisbury boosters
The Salisbury Athletic Booster Club is meeting on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Agenda items include the year-end financial review, the winter sports awards program, the spring concession update and the executive manual status.
n Prep baseball
North Rowan routed South Davidson 14-4 on Friday for a YVC victory
Alex Morgan went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for the Cavaliers (1-1, 1-1 YVC), and Matt Mauldin, Hunter Feezor, Dakota Brown and Wes Barker had two hits each. Dusty Agner was the winning pitcher.
n Salisbury opened the season with a 6-3 win against Oak Ridge Military Academy at Robertson Stadium on Friday.
Brian Bauk, who worked the first three innings, and Philip Tonseth did the pitching for the Hornets.
After trailing 2-0, Salisbury took charge with four runs in the third inning.
Chance Bowden went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Hornets. Clint Veal, Bauk, John Knox and Spencer Carmichael knocked in a run apiece.
ěWe played well defensively and did enough at the plate to win,î SHS coach Scott Maddox said. ěOur pitchers did well for this early.î
n Ryan Foster had two hits and Will Beeson picked up his first varsity win as Davie County (2-0) defeated Mount Pleasant 3-2 Friday.
Beeson replaced starter Joe Watson in the fourth and struck out five. Watson had six strikeouts in 31/3 innings.
Jacob Barber homered for the War Eagles.
East Davidson beat Ledford 11-5. Tyler Stroup got the win. Taylor Warren and Braxton Shetley had three hits each for the Golden Eagles (2-1).
n Gary Ferguson pitched West Davidson to a 7-0 win against Wheatmore on Friday.
n Local soccer
The Catawba menís soccer team lost 3-0 to the North Meck Soccer Academy. Salisbury High juniors Kenne Bonilla and Connor Miller played for the North Meck side. Bonilla scored a goal three minutes into the second half.
n Prep soccer
North Rowan opened YVC play with a 2-1 win against South Stanly. Meredith Sokolowski and Gaby Castro scored goals for the Cavaliers.
n 7th-grade hoops
Southeastís girls defeated Corriher-Lipe 27-12.
Taylor Martin had 12 points, and Shanice Miller scored nine for the Patriots.
n Prep football
Salisbury quarterback John Knox, West Rowan offensive lineman Davon Quarles, West defensive back Trey Mashore, North Rowan defensive lineman and Carson running back Shaun Warren are confirmed participants in this summerís East-West All-Star Game.
Salisburyís Joe Pinyan will guide the West team.
Carolina Preps All-Star Combine and Showcase Camp is coming to Concord on Saturday, March 19. Session 1 will run from 9-1 and is for ages 9-13. Session 2 will run from 1-5 for ages 14-18.
n Prep track
East Rowanís boys scored 80 points and topped West Rowan (54) and Mooresville (49) on Thursday.
Winners for West were Daishion Barger (100, 10.77 seconds), Trey Mashore (200, 23.5) and Trey Cuthbertson (300 hurdles, 43.66).
West also won the 4×400 and 4×200 relays.
Winners for East were Jordan Hopper (discus, 135 feet, 2 inches), Cole Honeycutt (1600, 4:58; and 800, 2:10), Jesse Meismer (shot, 45-5), Hakeem Gittens (triple jump, 41-81/4), Evan Hiatt (400, 53.6), Dillon Arey (pole vault, 11-6) and Graham Lyerly (3200, 11:25).
Mooresville won the girls meet with 79 points. East scored 69 and West 20.
Eastís Jenna Cauble won the 100 hurdles (18.67) and the 300 hurdles (57.2).
Kaisha Fisher won the shot put (29-3), and Ashley Brown won the discus (93-0). Abby Kepley won the 400 (1:05).
Eastís 4×400 relay team of Megan Mastro, Kristen Mathis, Jenna Cauble and Abby Kepley won in 4:49.
Westís Krista Landy won the 100 (13.44) and 200 (27.0). Leslie Pence won the 1600 (6:20.41).
n Prep softball
Mooresvilleís Megan Hillard, Hope Smith and Brandi Stamey homered and had three hits each in a 16-4 win against Myers Park.
Hillard has committed to UNC Pembroke, and Smith has committed to Furman.
n Youth baseball
The Rowan County Redhawks, a travel team that plays a middle-school schedule, beat North Hills 11-2 Friday as Sawyer Strickland pitched a three-hitter, striking out five.
Leading hitters for the Redhawks (2-1) were Hunter Shepherd, Josh Holt, Ben Shoaf, Dylan Snider, Tryston Sebastian and Dylan Koontz.