• 55°

Area athletes

By Mike London
mlondon@salisburypost.com
Area athletes update …
Charlotteís Corbin Shive (East Rowan) had three hits and scored two runs in a 3-1 baseball victory against Rhode Island on Saturday.
Shive and Ross Steedley (East) drove in runs in a loss to Rhode Island on Sunday.
nCaleb Shore (South Rowan) went 1-for-4 in Belmont Abbeyís 15-0 win against Pfeiffer on Sunday. Shore is batting .318 with 14 RBIs and usually starts in right field.
Forrest Buchanan (Salisbury) has pitched in eight games for Belmont Abbey, five as a starter, and has a 1-1 record.
Freshman Taylor West (NW Cabarrus) is 3-0 with a 1.48 ERA and has been one of the top hurlers for the Crusaders.
nAlex Britt (Salisbury) was the starting pitcher for Carson-Newman against Mars Hill on Sunday. The Eagles won 6-5. Britt didnít get a decision. He allowed five runs ó all unearned ó in 42/3 innings and struck out seven.
Britt is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA in eight starts.
n Brevard freshman Zack Simpson (West Rowan) has been out with an elbow injury and will miss the rest of the college season.
Simpson was 1-1 in four starts before the injury and hopes to return to action with the Rowan County American Legion team this summer.
College golf
Will Collins (Salisbury) led Virginia golfers on Sunday when he shot an even-par 71 in the first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Charleston, S.C.
College softball
Western Carolinaís Morgan Wyatt (Davie) hit a grand slam to spark an 8-7 win against Samford on Sunday.
Erin Foster (West) had a run-scoring double for the Catamounts.
College track
Lees McRae freshman Evan Webb (East) finished fourth in the Wake Forest Invitational recently.
n Livingstoneís Bryan Aycoth (West) placed seventh in the javelin (161 feet, 3 inches) in Saturdayís Catamount Classic in Cullowhee.
USC Upstateís Ross Oden (East) competed in the Catamount Classic and was sixth in the 3200 (9:23.36).
Ryan Pless (East) had a great meet for host Western, winning the shot put (48-23/4), placing fourth in the hammer throw (156-6) and fifth in the discus (126-0).
Keith Leonard (East) competed unattached and won the pole vault in the Catamount Classic. He cleared 13-51/4. Westernís Wayne Parker (East) was second, clearing the same height but accumulating more misses.
Westernís Olivia Jacobs (South) won the womenís 3000 in the Catamount Classic (10:51.32) and was 10th in the 1500 (5:04.71).
Westernís Garrett West (NW Cabarrus) won the 3000 (9:06.92), while Chase Fisher (NWC) took second in the steeplechase.
n At the Weems Baskins Relays in Columbia, S.C., Charlotteís Makenzie Mullinax (South) placed fourth in the pole vault.
Charlotteís Jake Deaton (Mooresville) broke his own school record again in the discus with a strong effort of 180-7.
UNC Pembrokeís Diricka Mitchell placed 21st in the hammer throw in the Columbia meet.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

BREAKING NEWS

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

Education

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

Education

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

Nation/World

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

Nation/World

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Nation/World

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

News

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine

News

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen