Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Salisbury’s Ashia Holmes, who was Western Regional and 2A state championship game MVP was voted to the Associated Press All-State team.
Holmes signed with Radford.
Butler’s 6-foot-3 Cierra Burdick, a Tennessee signee, was voted player of the year. Bishop McGuinness’ Megan Buckland was runner-up.
4A champ Southwest Guilford’s Jessica Bryan was named coach of the year.n Cherryville’s Terry Whisnant, who signed with Florida State was honored as the player of the year. Forsyth Country Day’s Tyler Lewis, who signed with N.C. State, was runner-up.
Whisnant averaged 31.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
3A champ Hunter Huss’ 65-year-old Ron Bray, who is retiring, was named coach of the year. 1A champ North Rowan’s Andrew Mitchell was runner-up.
n Prep baseball
West Rowan won 4-2 in 13 innings at St. Stephens on Friday.
The Falcons (2-11) scored twice in the first and didn’t score again until the 13th.
Matt Miller was the winning pitcher and had the game-winning double.
n North Rowan used a strong relief outing by Dakota Brown, who entered the game in the first inning, to beat Chatham Central 13-6 on Friday.
Hunter Feezor hit his first homer of the season for the Cavaliers (7-2, 5-2).
n Prep track
East Rowan’s girls scored 90 points to win a track meet at East against Carson (85), Statesville (56) and West Iredell (40).
East’s Jenna Cauble won the 100 hurdles (18.25 seconds) and 300 hurdles (53.72).
Ashley Brown won the discus (95 feet, 6 inches), Summer Curlee took the triple jump (29-1), and Abby Kepley won the 400 (1:04.9).
Megan Linke, Kristen Mathis, Cauble and Kepley won the 4×400.
n Carson winners were Sierra Zemanick in the 1600 (5:57) and 800 (2:26), Jan Sitterson in the high jump (4-10), Paris Parks in the 100 (13.13) and 200 (27.74), and the 4×800 relay team of Zemanick, Kelly Dulkoski, Devan Purvis and Miranda Wyatt.
n College baseball
Appalachian State’s Preston Troutman (East Rowan) had two hits, and Trey Holmes (East) had two RBIs in an 8-7 win against Cornell on Friday.
n Liberty’s Keegan Linza (North Rowan) pitched his third straight complete game on Friday to lead the Flames to a 5-2 win against Winthrop.
Linza (5-0) scattered nine hits, walked two and fanned five.
n Ross Steedley (East) hit a home run in Charlotte’s 4-2 win against Rhode Island on Friday. Steedley has a hit in his last seven games.
Corbin Shive (East) contributed a run-scoring double for the 49ers, and Justin Roland (East) also had a hit.
n A Pfeiffer-Belmont Abbey doubleheader was postponed from Saturday until Monday.
n College football
Catawba continues to add recruits.
Linebacker Monte Clampett (Enka), defensive back Terrell Thompson (Winston-Salem Carver), athlete Rico Martinez (Columbia Cardinal Newman), linebacker DeVante Pettiford (Hillsborough Orange) and linebacker Lucas Riebe (Wellington, Fla.) bring the total for the recruiting class to 27.
n College basketball
Pfeiffer’s Chris Woods was named East All-Stars Most Outstanding Player in the NABC Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game played in Springfield, Mass., on Friday. The East fell to the West All-Stars 96-91 despite Woods’ team-high 19 points and 10 rebounds.
n Pro baseball
Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) played for the Seattle Mariners in a major league Spring Training game on Friday. Seager struck out in a ninth-inning pinch hit appearance against the Chicago Cubs.
n Church league hoops
Dorsett Chapel outscored Oakland Heights 83-60 in YMCA adult church league play. Tristan Rankin scored 33 points for Dorsett. Tim Brooks scored 24 for Oakland.
n Salisbury First Baptist beat China Grove First Baptist 62-45.
Charles Neely scored 22 points for Salisbury, and Logan Phillips had 14 for China Grove. n Love Christian Center beat Cornerstone 50-43 with Isaiah Cuthbertson scoring 13 points. Rashawn Joshua had 10 for Cornerstone.
n Youth basketball
Carolina Phenom Martavio Rankin was named first all-tournament at the Queen City Invitational in Charlotte. He averaged 12 points and nine rebounds.
n Middle school soccer
West Rowan’s girls battled to a scoreless tie with Erwin.
Josie Heglar had four shots for the Bulldogs (1-0-1), while Claudia Patterson, Mariah Pampuch and Victoria Patterson were defensive stalwarts.n West’s boys fought to a 1-1 tie with Erwin’s Eagles.
Rigoberto Carrillo scored the goal for the Bulldogs (0-1-1). Other standouts were Andrew Raynes, Junior Bautista, Pedro Nichols and Emilo Cornejo.
n Middle school tennis
Erwin edged West Rowan 5-4.
West winners were Sam Kennedy (8-3), Matt Long (8-4), Blake Shoaf (8-2) and Chase Webb (8-3).
Erwin winners were Nick Pillsbury (8-2) and Anthony Morrow (8-3).
Erwin swept doubles with Kaleb Robinson-Tanner McNabb (6-4), Trevor L’Hommedieu-Jeremy Price (6-0) and Pillsbury-Logan Shuping (6-3) winning matches.
n Basketball camps
Catawba basketball camps for ages 5-15 willl be held in June and July in Salisbury, Concord and Charlotte.
Go to www.e-timeout.com for infomation or to register.
n Middle school golf
Sacred Heart defeated First Assembly Lutheran 191-222 at Rolling Hills.
Medalist medalist Michael Childress shot 40. Spencer Story shot 46. Other scores were Alex Antosek (50), Adam Habeeb (55), Christopher Queen (57) and Brandon Fortin (57).
Sacred Heart’s next match will be against Concordia Lutheran at Rock Barn in Hickory.