Area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2011

From staff reports
East Rowanís baseball team banged out 18 hits and crushed Mooresville 15-5 on Thursday.
Nathan Fulbright and Ashton Fleming collected four hits each, and Andy Austin picked up three.
That trio batted in the middle of the lineup for East, and they combined for 11 singles in 14 official at-bats.
Chase Hathcock drove in three runs, while Fleming and Avery Rogers, who had a key double in the fourth, knocked in two apiece.
ěCollectively, up and down the lineup, guys did a great job of getting on base,î East coach Brian Hightower said. ěWe had enough guys on base to score 25 runs.î
Alex Bost won his third game on the mound, striking out five. Bradley Robbins and Will Johnson also got in some work in the non-conference matchup.
The box is in Scoreboard. East (5-1) plays Salisbury this afternoon.
n Davie opened CPC play with a wild 11-9, extra-inning win against Mount Tabor.
Davie trailed 8-4 going to the seventh but scored four runs to tie, three on a homer by Corey Randall.
Davie scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a passed ball, and Jacob Barber added a two-run single for insurance. Then Mount Tabor scored once in the eighth.
Carson Herndon hit a two-run homer, drove in four runs and scored four runs for the War Eagles (5-1).
Barber and Alex Newman had two hits apiece. Nick Boswell was the winning pitcher in relief. Ryan Foster earned a save.
Davie plays another CPC game today, taking on West Forsyth.
n East Davidson lost to Randleman 8-5 on Thursday.
Danny Montano knocked in two runs for the Golden Eagles.
n Prep softball
South Rowanís girls beat Salisbury 20-0 in a three-inning game played on Thursday.
Nicole Barringer and Mackenzie Dabbs had three hits each for the Raiders. Kayla Corriher, Kirstie Corriher and Katherine Starnes had two hits apiece.
Emma Pope smacked a triple, and Barringer had a double.
Kirstie Corriher was the winning pitcher and struck out eight.
n Prep soccer
West Rowan scored two early goals and went on to beat NPC foe West Iredell 4-2 on Wednesday.
West reclaimed control in the second half after the Warriors made a comeback.
The Falcons (5-1, 2-0) got three goals from Brittany Gibbons and one from Toni Lucente. Allison Baucom had two assists, while Lucente and Mary McCachren had one apiece.
ěI was happy with the two goals in the first 1:45,î West Rowan coach Nick Brown said. ěWe got off to the fast start we had talked about, but then we got a little complacent and West Iredellís hard work got them back into the game.î
n West Rowan easily handled North Rowan 8-1 on Thursday.
Allison Parker scored four goals to lead the Falcons. Lucente added two goals and an assist. Gibbons had four helpers and one goal. Allison Baucom added a goal and two assists. Meredith Stanley was credited with one assist.
Northís goal came on a free kick to the far upper corner by Daisy Lemke early in the second half.
ěMuch better effort in the second half,î Brown said. ěIím glad we came out with the win, and Iím also glad I got to see a lot of people do different things.î
n Prep track
East Rowanís boys track team scored 111 points and topped NPC foes West Rowan (98.5), Carson (46.5) and North Iredell (26) on Thursday.East winners included Cole Honeycutt in the 800 (2:10) and 1600 (5:00), Ben Hancock in the 400 (51.17 seconds), Dillon Arey in the pole vault (12 feet), Eli Walton in the 3200 (11:04) and Sam Sherman in the shot (53 feet, 9 inches).
Eastís 4×400 relay team of Hancock, Evan Hiatt, Shawn Galloway and Honeycutt won, as well as the 4×800 relay team of Brad Oden, Walton, Deepan Patel and Honeycutt.
n West had a triple-winner in Daishion Barger, who took the 100 (10.87), 110 hurdles (14.35) and the 200 (22.72).
Jamarian Mabry won the long jump (20-101/2), Trey Cuthbertson won the 300 hurdles (42.87), Quinton Phifer took the high jump (6-4) and William Camps was tops in the triple jump (42-4).
Westís 4×100 relay team also won.n Carsonís 4×200 relay team won.
Ruiz (no first name available) was the lone Carson individual winner with an effort of 134-4.
n Prep golf
Salisbury golfers shot 138 at Warrior on Thursday and beat Mooresville (156) and Statesville (165).
Roy Dixon shot 31 for nine holes. Other Hornets who broke 40 included Eric Edwards (34), Troy Beaver (36), Alex Nianouris (37), Alex Lee (39), Clark Alcorn (39), Alex Austin (39) and Joseph Rusher (39).
Luke Robbins fired a 35 to pace Mooresville, and Austin Bates led the Greyhounds with a 38.
n Local golf
Jim Fero, 66, shot his age at McCanless on Thursday.
Fero had seven birdies in his round, two on each side.
He was playing with regular partners Lee Ketner and Eric Richardson.
n Youth wrestling
RoCo Wrestling had 29 youngsters competing at the St. Stephens Open in Hickory. Twenty-five RoCo competitors won medals.
First place
Jacob Cox, bantam, 45 pounds
Nate Burrage, intermediate, 55
Logan Lambert, intermediate, 60
Isaac Hinceman, intermediate, 65
Gabe Hinceman, novice, 80
Cameron Rayfield, schoolboy, 98
Marc Gonzalez, cadet, 105
Wyatt Blume, cadet, 135
Brandon Lemmon, cadet, 140
Jeffrey Burton, cadet, 160
Giancarlo Solorzano, junior, 135
Dontarious Mills, junior, 140
Second place
Gabriel Kincaid, bantam, 45
Michael Lowry, bantam, 50
Kevin Phillips, schoolboy, 144
Sam Cornacchione, cadet, 84
Nick Cornacchione, junior, 119
Tyler Powers, junior, 130
Third place
Samuel Kincaid, bantam, 45
Logan Haas, schoolboy
Bailey Rayfield, schoolboy, 105
Andruw Cain, schoolboy, 128
Anthony Jones, cadet, 152
Sam Murph, junior, 119
Dandre Hunter, junior, 135
RoCo Wrestling is competing in the Top Dawg Challenge at West Lincoln this weekend.
n Youth baseball
The Carolina Herd 11U baseball team got the season off to a good start by winning the Triad Sports Scholarship Fund Tournament in Thomasville. The Herd went 4-0, outscoring opponents from High Point and Lexington 41-14.
Chandler Antosek hit .600, Peyton Lambert batted .571, and Cameron Prugh hit .500 with nine stolen bases.
Chandler Lippard hit .500 with seven RBIs, Will Brown batted .500 with a homer, and Bryson Sprinkle hit .427.
Chase Earnhardt had two sacrifices. John Owen, Griffin Myers, Prugh and Lippard turned in solid pitching performances, and Hayden Setzer led the defense with eight putouts. Trevor Scruggs was unable to play due to injury.
n The Rowan Hawks 14U team beat First Assembly 9-8 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Thursday.
Hunter Shepherd, Josh Holt and Dalton Lankford were the leading hitters for Rowan. Austin Love was the winning pitcher. Shepherd earned a save.
The Hawks play Lake Norman Charter today at 4:30 p.m. at FCS.
n 7th-grade hoops
The top-seeded and unbeaten Knox Trojans will face No. 2 West Rowan for the boys championship of the Rowan County Middle School Conferenceís seventh-grade tournament.
Knox (16-0) rolled past No. 5 Southeast 61-40 at Knox in a Thursday semifinal.
Jalen Sanders had 19 points, six steals, five rebounds and three assists for the Trojans. Corban Usry added 12 points, four assists, four blocked shots and four rebounds. Donnell Alexander had nine points and seven rebounds. Jalyn Cagle had eight points and six steals. Deshawn Troutman led the way in assists with five and added six points. Deshaude White grabbed 10 rebounds.
Southeast (5-11) was paced by Austin Russí double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Bryson Collins and Alex Shumaker scored six and five points, respectively. Sandon McCoy had six rebounds.
n West Rowan (13-3) downed No. 6 Mooresville 42-33. The Bulldogs got balanced scoring with Josh Lindsey scoring 10 points and Kreshon Alexander and Devon Morrison adding nine apiece. Lindsey also had seven steals. Alexander contributed five assists and grabbed seven boards.
Morrison added seven rebounds and five blocked shots. K.J. Wilson got six rebounds.
Mooresville (5-11) was led by Marcus Shippís nine points. Kellen Hull hit two 3s and had seven points. Griffin Stephens had five points.
Knox and West Rowan will meet for the title at 6 p.m. today, following a 4:30 girls championship game between top-seeded Southeast (13-3) and No. 2 Erwin (13-3).