Area briefs: North baseball romps
From staff reports
North Rowan’s baseball team crushed Lexington 16-1 on Monday.
The Cavaliers (4-2) took out some frustration for a disappointing YVC loss to West Montgomery on Friday.
Mason Jennings went 2-for-3, including a triple, and scored three runs.
Alex Morgan had two hits, scored three runs and knocked in three.
Jamone Kelly hit his first varsity homer for the Cavs, a three-run shot.
Jennings was the winning pitcher in the five-inning game. He fanned seven and gave up one hit. Travis Holshouser struck out four batters in 2 innings of relief.
North returns to YVC play tonight at East Montgomery.
South Rowan’s softball team got a big NPC win against Carson on Monday.
Emma Pope’s three-run homer in the fourth inning was the key blow for the Raiders in an 8-6 victory.
Kayla Corriher had three hits, and Nicole Barringer, Katherine Starnes and Kaitlyn Jones had two apiece for South.
Kim Fesperman went the distance in the circle for the Raiders and added two hits to help her own cause.
Salisbury’s girls soccer team battled to a scoreless tie at Ledford on Monday.
Coach Matt Parrish said Madison Kennedy was tackled on a breakaway in the final 10 seconds, but the Hornets didn’t get the call.
“We dictated play against a very good team and we played super-hard, but we just couldn’t finish,” Parrish said. “The girls were a little angry about the tie, but that’s a good thing.”
The Hornets (4-0-2) got outstanding games from Karen Presnell, Whitney Brown and keeper Olivia Rankin, who has reported for duty following her stellar basketball season.
Parrish’s concern xiting the match was the health of Alee Johnson, who went down with an ankle injury.
“It swelled up quickyly and it was tough without her,” Parrish said.
Salisbury’s tennis team opened CCC play with a 9-0 romp against West Davidson on Monday.
West Rowan lost 5-4 to Mooresville, but it was the best the Falcons have competed against the Blue Devils in a while.
West Rowan (5-2, 4-1) beat East Rowan 6-3 on Friday for an NPC win.
See Scoreboard for results.
Christ School’s Marshall Plumlee was named as the Gatorade player of the year for North Carolina.
Plumlee is following brothers Miles and Mason to Duke.
The 7-foot Plumlee was picked for the McDonald’s All-American game.
The Statesville Record and Landmark reported Statesville quarterback Carlis Parker, a sophomore, has been offered a scholarship by North Carolina. Parker also has an offer from South Carolina on the table.
Livingstone’s Bryan Aycoth (West Rowan) broke his own school record in the javelin Friday with a top throw of 54.58 meters during the Charlotte 49er Classic.
Aycoth, who set the school record in April of 2010 with a throw of 52.93 meters, had two throws on Friday that eclipsed his record-setting performance. His first throw was his best of 54.58 meters while his third throw of 53.08 meters also broke the mark. Aycoth finished 12th overall and third among D-II competitors.
Ahmad Garrison, who broke Livingstone’s discus record last weekend, finished 15th in the discus Saturday with a top throw of 44.76 meters which was second among D-II competitors.
Tim Handy (Salisbury) turned in personal bests in the 200 meters and 400 meters (48.66 seconds).
Anthony Smith competed in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing 16th in 15.26 seconds, a personal best.
Livingstone will compete this weekend in Western Carolina’s Catamount Classic.
Charlotte’s Jake Deaton (Mooresville) was second in the shot and the discus in the 49er Classic. Deaton had a personal best of 57 feet in the shot and broke his own school record in the discus with an effort of 176 feet, 4 inches.
Catawba will holds its annual Blue-White Game on April 2, starting at 3:30 p.m. Ladies Night (cost $5) will be held at Hayes Field House on Friday, April 1.
Bud’s Bodacious is catering a meal in the gym lobby for $10 per person after the game concludes, and coach Chip Hester will talk about the team, the schedule and recruiting.
College lacrosse Senior Marty Tuohy scored 33 seconds into overtime as host Catawba upset fourth-ranked Merrimack 12-11 in men’s lacrosse on Monday night at Shuford Stadium.
The Catawba Indians improve to 7-1, while the Warriors fall to 3-1.
Catawba’s Casey Chinn won the overtime face-off, and the Indians called a timeout.
Tom Cullop drove into the box and found Tuohy, who fired in the game-winner from the right side from 10 yards out.
Tuohy had three of his five goals after the third quarter, including two straight to tie the game at 10-all with 10:40 remaining.
The Catawba Indians defeated host Lenoir-Rhyne 7-2 in SAC men’s tennis on Monday afternoon at Hickory High.
With the win, the Indians improve to 12-6 overall and 3-3 in the SAC. Lenoir-Rhyne fell to 1-8 and 0-6 in conference play.
Catawba’s women’s team beat the Bears 5-4 to improve to 10-9 overall and 3-3 in SAC play.
Sixty-eight GARS members teed it up at Warrior Golf Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ flight player was Johnny Shook with a net of 62.26.
Shook made a hole-in-one on the 154-yard No. 12 hole.
Low ‘B’ flight player with a net of 57.43 was Ron Ervin.
Low ‘C’ flight player with a net of 59.71 was Bennie Rainwater.
Low ‘D’ flight player with a net of 62.84 was Charlie Christmas.
Salisbury Academy golf
Salisbury Academy traveled to Salem Glen Country Club for a golf match with Forsyth Country Day.
Led by medalist Grace Yatawara’s 37, the Jaguars won 172-202.
Other scores for Salisbury Academy were Gabe Steinman (43), Isabella Rusher (45), Coleman Bergsma (47), Robbie Bergstone (55) and Boyd Temple (57).
The Carolina Phenoms 13U Boys team won the March Madness USBA tournament in Stanly County.
The Phenoms beat the Virginia Titans 50-28 and lost to the Stanly Suns 54-53 in round- robin play and came back and beat the Titans 56-41 in the championship game.
Wes Fazia scored 24 points and DeShaun Minter contributed 10 points in the finals.
Bryson Collins averaged 9.0 points during the tournament, and Austin Russ and Maddox McCloud provided strong interior play. The point guard play of Alex Yang and John Yang and the outside shooting of Landon Goodman, Ian Bradshaw and Max Fisher contributed to the team’s success.
RoCo Wrestling competed this past weekend in the Top Dawg Wrestling Challenge held at West Lincoln.
Eleven of the 29 RoCo wrestlers competing brought home gold medals.
RoCo will be wrestling this weekend in the East Coast Classic at Eden Morehead.
Michael Lowry, bantam division, 50 pounds, 4-0 record
Daniel James, bantam, 65, 4-0
Nate Burrage, intermediate, 55, 2-0
Logan Lambert, intermediate, 60, 2-0
Issac Hinceman, intermediate, 65, 2-0
Mitchell Juncho, intermediate, 89, 3-0
Marc Gonzalez, cadet, 112, 5-0
Jeffrey Burton, cadet, 160, 4-0
Nick Cornacchione, junior, 112, 2-0
Tyler Powers, junior, 125, 4-0
Aaron Chambers, junior, 160, 3-0
Jacob Cox, bantam, 50, 4-1
Gabe Hinceman, novice, 80, 2-1
Bailey Rayfield, schoolboy, 105, 4-1
Anthony Jones, schoolboy, 152, 3-1
Giancarlo Solozano, junior, 130, 3-1
Malachi Chambers, novice, 70, 2-1
Nathan Johnson, novice, 75
Tyler Sywenki , schoolboy, 105, 3-1
Sam Cornacchione, cadet, 84
Brandon Lemmon, cadet 140, 2-2
Cody Eggers, junior, 171, 2-2
Carson James, bantam, 50, 3-2
Colby Lovingood, intermediate, 89, 1-2
Cecil McCauley, cadet, 189, 1-2