area sports briefs: North softball rolls

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 15, 2011

From staff reports
North Rowanís softball team won 16-6 in five innings against Albemarle on Tuesday.
Taylor Sells was the winning pitcher and struck out seven. Sells went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a homer and a double.
Samantha Jacobs, Lindsey Hinson, Brianna Mock, Emily Gobble and Artrice Feamster had two hits each. Jacobs, Hinson and Gobble had doubles.
Kristin Harmon stole three bases for the Cavaliers (3-1, 2-0 YVC).
North plays on Friday at West Montgomery.
n Prep baseball
Trent Gobble pitched a no-hitter as North Hills beat Statesville Christian 12-0 on Monday.
Gobble threw 66 pitches. He struck out 11 and didnít allow a ball to be hit out of the infield in the five-inning contest.
A walk in the first cost Gobble a perfect game, but he struck out nine straight after issuing that free pass.
Matt Ward went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Eaglesí offensively.
The Boxscore is in Scoreboard.
n North Iredell ended an epic losing streak on Saturday when Josh Sharpeís homer provided a 10-9 win against South Iredell. The Raiders didnít win a game last season.
n East Rowan scored 12 runs in the first inning against Statesville on Tuesday before rain halted play at soggy Staton Field.
The game was suspended and will be completed as part of a doubleheader at Statesville on April 8.
n Funeral services for East student-athlete Cody Ludwick are this evening. The East-Salisbury baseball games scheduled for today were pushed back to Friday.
Eastís varsity will play at Mooresville on Thursday afternoon as scheduled.
n Carson-West Rowan baseball was washed out on Tuesday and rescheduled for Thursday.
Carson plays at North Rowan tonight at 7 p.m.
n Baseball action was rained out in the SPC. Northwest Cabarrus-Mount Pleasant and A.L. Brown-Central Cabarrus clashes were rescheduled for today.
n North Rowan was scheduled to play at Albemarle on Tuesday. No info was available on that game or any others in the YVC.
n Davie-Mount Tabor baseball was washed out and moved back to Thursday. Davie is scheduled to play West Rowan at Rich Park tonight.
n Prep swimming
All-CCC swimmers included Salisburyís Taylor Rodenhuis, Andrew McCollister, Carley Drye, McKenzie Stevens, Katie Cater and Alexandra Drye.
McCollister was runner-up to West Davidsonís Chase Frazelle as CCC Swimmer of the Year for boys.
West Davidsonís Grace Baird won the honor for CCC girls.
West Davidsonís Carl Spake was coach of the year for boys and girls.
n College baseball
Francis Marion, ranked 20th in D-II, rallied past Pfeiffer 6-3 on Tuesday in Florence, S.C.
Eric Shoemaker had a two-run single for Pfeiffer (13-14).
n Catawba southpaw Nick Lomascolo repeated as SAC Pitcher of the Week. He earned a save and a win in two appearances.
Catawba plays at home against Pfeiffer tonight at 6 p.m.
n Billy Veal (North Rowan) hit a home run for Bryanís only run in a 10-1 loss to Union on Saturday.
n College softball
Catawbaís doubleheader with Lees-McRae was postponed on Tuesday and will be played today at Whit ley Field at 2 p.m.
n College golf
Virginiaís Will Collins (Salisbury) shot 79-77-75 ó 231 and finished 36th in the General Hackler Championship held at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Collins helped the Cavaliers finish second in the 17-team field.
n College basketball
Mark Vanderslice (West Rowan) has coached Louisburg to the national junior college tournament along with 15 other district champions.
Louisburg takes a 25-game winning streak into the event at Danville, Ill., and plays Kalamazoo Community College today at 2 p.m.
Vanderslice went to Louisburg after two seasons as an assistant at Furman. He was at Toledo for four seasons before his stint at Furman as an assistant and director of basketball operations.
Vanderslice was a member of West Rowanís 1997 state championship team.
n Anderson stunned top-seeded host Augusta State 75-73 in overtime to win the menís Southeast Regional on Tuesday.
Anderson, runner-up in the SAC this season and the No. 7 seed in the regional, got 14 points each from Taylor Shugart and Denzail Jones and four 3-pointers from Oskars Ernsteins to advance.
Shugart scored the deciding points with 1:13 remaining.
Anderson (21-11) will play in the Elite Eight in Springfield, Mass.
n Local golf
Salisbury resident Frank Adams tied for eighth in the El Jadida Classic in Morocco. Adams shot 69-72-71-72 ó 284 and finished six strokes off the pace. He won $5,266.67.
n Kannapolisí Rick Lewallen and partner Nate Olivo shot 69-74 ó 143 in the Carolinas PGA Junior-Senior Championship at Pawleyís Island, tied for fifth and won $410.
n Tennis clinics
Catawba tennis clinics start on Sundays on March 20, with beginners from 2-3 p.m. and intermediate and advanced players from 3-4 p.m.
To register or for questions, contact Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or
Catawba is scheduled to play at home this afternoon (Wingate).
n Pro hoops
Shayla Fields (Salisbury) totaled 50 points in wins in Icelandís pro league on Saturday and Monday.
n Donald Rutherford (Catawba) had 28 points and 12 rebounds for his team in Denmark on Sunday.
n 7th-grade hoops
Mooresvilleís sixth-seeded boys knocked off No. 3 North Rowan 43-32 in the first round of the Rowan County Middle School Conferenceís seventh-grade basketball tournament at Knox on Tuesday.
Mooresville (5-10) broke open a close game by outscoring North 17-7 in the final period. T.J. Daniels led the scoring for the Red Imps with 12 points and added four steals and six rebounds. He got 10 of his points in the second half. Marcus Shipp had 10 points and 14 rebounds. Griffin Stephens scored eight points and got six rebounds. Kellen Hull added seven points and four steals. Alex Beatty grabbed seven boards.
North (10-5), which lost two starters late in the season, was led by Bravon Goodlett and Trey Stoner with nine points apiece. Goodlett also had six steals. Xavier Partee led in rebounding with 10. Maddox McCloud and C.J. Surles had seven and six rebounds, respectively.
n Mooresvilleís third-seeded girls (11-4) took a 35-10 victory over No. 6 Knox. Ashley Bowen and Lizzy Johnson led the winners with eight and seven points, respectively.
Knox (3-12) was led by Raven Pruitt, who made two 3-pointers and scored 10 points.
Two girls semifinal contests are set today with No. 2 Erwin playing Mooresville at 4:30 p.m., and No. 1 Southeast taking on No. 5 West Rowan at 6.
The boys semifinals ó No. 2 seed West vs. Mooresville at 4:30 and No. 1 Knox vs. No. 5 Southeast at 6 are set for Thursday. Championship games are set for 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Friday.
n Sign-ups
The Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, East Rowan Branch, is taking registrations for a number of programs.
Saturday is the deadline for:n Mighty Kickers spring soccer is for boys and girls ages 3-4 and introduces the sport and teaches fundamentals.
n Spring soccer leagues for boys and girls ages 5-14 teach the game as well as YMCA values.n Flag football for boys and girls ages 4-14 is a no-contact introduction to football.
n Girls softball for ages 8-14.
Grades 3-5 play slow pitch, and grades 6-8 play fast-pitch.
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at or contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or
n The Salisbury Y is registering for its adult indoor soccer league.
Games will be played on Sunday afternoons. The cost is $135 per team.
n A coed adult outdoor soccer league will play on Wednesdays. The cost is $20 per player. Contact Phillip Hilliard at (704) 636-0111.