Area briefs: North track stout

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From staff reports
North Rowan’s Johnny Oglesby and Teaunna Cuthbertson were winners as the Cavaliers opened their outdoor season at the Queen City Relays held at Myers Park on Saturday.
“Little ol’ North did OK against a lot of big schools,’ coach Robert Steele said. “I saw what I wanted to see. Our kids wanted to compete.”
Oglesby was clocked in 38.81 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles on a cold, rainy day, a time that put him on the ‘Silver Standard” list for the nation’s elite performers in the event.
Cuthbertson won the girls triple jump with an effort of 35 feet, 1 inch.
North’s Meloney Ramos was second in the 300 hurdles in 46.13 and also posted a “Silver Standard” time.
North’s 4×100 girls relay team of Christen Jones, Cuthbertson, Tinka Bush and Timesheia Allen ran 49.85 for second place.
North’s 4×100 shuttle hurdle team of Cuthbertson, Kiara Davis, Ramos and Tianca White placed fourth in 1:12.04.
North’s Sekydra Clayton was fifth in the discus (90-8).
For North’s males, Malik Ford tied for second in the high jump (6-0), Sam Starks took second in the triple jump (42-0), and Garland Archie placed third in the shot put (43-81/2).
The North Rowan Track Classic will be held on Saturday, April 16, and will get under way at 10 a.m.
“It will be a very big day for track and field,” Steele said. “Lots of local teams will be involved.”
Steele listed Bunker Hill, Burlington Cummings, Greensboro Page, Winston-Salem Parkland and North Forsyth as confirmed participants, and more will be added.
North is competing in the Fleet Feet Track and Field Invitational in Claremont (Bunker Hill High) this Saturday.
On April 15, a banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Wrenn House in Salisbury to honor a number of individuals, living and deceased, who were instrumental in the great success of North track and field and the Rowan Express AAU program.
Former North track and Rowan Express athletes are invited to attend and to spread the word.
Prep baseball
Carson-Hickory Ridge was rained out on Monday. No makeup date was immediately announced.
The big North Moore-North Rowan YVC game tonight in Spencer has been moved up to a 6 p.m. start.
Prep soccer
The West Rowan-East Rowan soccer match was postponed by rain and was rescheduled for tonight.
Prep football
The Statesville Record and Landmark reports that Statesville junior running back Tristan Mumford has been offered a scholarship by East Carolina. The Pirates also joined the impressive list of schools that have offered Statesville sophomore quarterback Carlis Parker.
College softball
Catawba’s Alli Justice was named SAC Player of the Week.
The junior first baseman led Catawba to a sweep of visiting Anderson with a 6-for-7 effort at the plate.
College football
Catawba’s annual Blue-White spring football game is set for April 2 at 3:30 p.m.
The weekend begins on Friday, April 1, in the Hayes Field House, with Ladies Night from 7-9 p.m.
The cost is $5 per person payable by cash or check at the door that night. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Development Office at (704) 637-4394, or by e-mail at
Following Saturday’s football game, Bud’s Bodacious will serve BBQ and BBQ chicken in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium.
Coach Chip Hester will be there to talk about the 2011 squad, the schedule and recruiting.
Reserve a spot for $10 per person for Bud’s Bodacious by calling (704) 637-4394 or by e-mail at
College baseball
Belmont Abbey swept Pfeiffer 7-6 and 7-4 in Monday makeup games.
Caleb Shore (South Rowan) hit a game-winning sac fly for Belmont Abbey (27-8, 11-2 CC) in the 11th inning of the opener.
Kyle Buchanan’s two-run double was the key blow of the second game.
Preston Lyon hit a two-run homer for Pfeiffer (13-22, 6-9 CC).
Livingstone athletics
Livingstone athletes recorded the highest GPA in the CIAA for men’s cross country and outdoor track and field.
Youth basketball
The Rowan County Centralina Crossover Elite 13U boys basketball team went undefeated in the March Shootout Tournament held in Winston-Salem.
Players are from West Middle, Knox, North Middle and Erwin.
Crossover beat the Carolina Ballers 52-46 in the championship game. Kreshon Alexander scored 14 points and had four assists. Bravon Goodlett had 12 points and two assists. Austin Love had 11 points and 10 assists.
D.J. Alexander had 14 rebounds, Devon Morrison had 12 boards, and Dearius Phillips pulled down 10.
Other players are Cody Meadows, K.J. Wilson and Josh Handy.
Marvin Dixon is the coach.
Local golf
The organizational meeting for the Rowan County Church Golf League will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. at McCanless. At least one member from each church team should be present.
Elliot Gealy (Salisbury) shot 70-68-72-69 — 279 and finished eight shots off the pace at the Nationwide Tour stop in Broussard, La. Gealy won $3,938.
Kannapolis’ Rick Lewallen shot a first-round 70 to tie for the lead in Monday’s first round of th Carolinas PGA Senior Open at Old North State Club in New London.
Tennis camps
Catawba spring tennis junior tennis clinics will be held on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
The cost of the clinics are $10.
If you are planning on attending any clinic, call or e-mail coach Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or
Catawba’s full-day summer tennis camp is set for June 13-16. Half-day camps are available June 20-23, June 27-30, July 18-21, Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11.
Hurley Y programs
Spring soccer and flag football registration ends soon at J.F. Hurley YMCA. Call sports director Phillip Hilliard for information at 704-636-0111 or e-mail