sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2011

From staff reports
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 3-1 at Savannah on Friday.
Drew Lee knocked in the only run for Kannapolis.
n Independent baseball
David Thomas (Catawba) had a good series when the Grand Prairie Air Hogs visited Kansas City. He had four RBIs and seven hits in the four games to push his batting average to .266.
n Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) won his last start for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks and is 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA.
n Minor leagues
Rob Lyerly, the former Charlotte 49ers star, is having a strong season with the Tampa Yankees of the advanced Class A Florida State League.
The third baseman is batting .335 with three homers and 44 RBIs. He was tied for the league lead in RBIs through Thursdayís games.
Both of Lyerlyís parents are Rowan natives.
n If youíre one of the growing number of people keeping tabs on South Atlantic League phenom Bryce Harper, he had four hits for Hagerstown on Thursday, including his 13th homer.
n Prep football
A.L. Brown rising senior back Damien Washington was named to the WSOC-TVís list off 22 ěplayers to watchî for the 2011 season.
n Former A.L. Brown player Terrance Knox has committed to UNC.
Knox, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound senior, plays tight end for the Concord Spiders.
n Legion baseball
Mooresville Post 66ís Moors used a good pitching performance from Taylor Thurber and Josh Holcombís two hits and one RBI to beat the Mooresville Legends 6-4 on Friday.
Hunter Nanney had three hits and Joe Cobb two for the Legends.
n Harper watch
If youíre one of the growing number of people keeping tabs on South Atlantic League phenom Bryce Harper, he had four hits for Hagerstown on Thursday, including his 13th homer.
n Local golf
Qualifying medalists for the Grady B. McCanless 4-Ball Tournament were Eric Mulkey and Thad Sprinkle with a 10-under 60.
Pairings are in Scoreboard.
n The 9th annual Rowan County Masters is set for Warrior on June 24-26.
Qualifying is on June 18. The low 31 scores in stroke play join defending champ Keith Dorsett in a match-play tournament.
Entry is $30 for members and $60 for non-members and is open to Rowan residents or members of Rowan clubs who have amateur status.
Entry includes green fee, cart and range balls for qualifying round. Fees for tournament rounds will be $15 for members and $20 for non-members. There will also be a practice round available to non-members for $20 the week before qualifying and the week prior to the tournament.
First prize includes a one-year bronze membership, a $300 gift certificate and a trophy.
n Basketball camps
The 3rd annual Coach Tony Hillianís Basketball Skills Training Camp will be held June 21-23 at North Rowan High.
The camp fee is $25 per person. The camp is from 8-12 daily and is for boys and girls ages 6-16.
Guest instructors include coach Chris McNeil of the Salisbury girls state champions and coach Andrew Mitchell of North Rowanís boys state champions.
Assisting at the camp are basketball standouts Shayla Fields, Janetta Heggins, Meka Brown, Terris Sifford, Tristan Rankin, Sophilia Hipps, Darius Moose, Jazzmin Brown, Doug Campbell and Kaleb Kimber.
Registration times are:
n Sunday, June 5: 4-5:30 p.m.
n Thursday, June 9, 6-7:30
n Sunday, June 12, 4-5:30
n Thursday, June 16, 6-7:30
n Monday, June 20, 11-2 and 5:30-7
Contact Coach Hillian at 704-202-7275 or
n The 5th annual Carson Basketball Camp for rising 2nd-6th graders will be held July 11-14 from 9-12.
Cost is $60 and includes instruction, camp T-shirt and camp insurance.
Contact boys basketball coach Brian Perry at 704-855-5039.
n The 2nd annual Carson Little Dribbler Camp will be held July 18-20 and is for 4-year-olds through rising first-graders. Camp is from 9-11 daily.
Contact Perry at 704-855-5039.
n The Carson girls basketball program will be hosting two camps in July. The elementary school girls camp for rising kindergarten through fifth- graders will be held July 5-7 from 9 until noon. Cost is $40.
The middle school girls camp for rising 6th-8th graders will be held July 11-14 from 4:30-7:30. Cost is $50.
Each camper will receive a T-shirt and will be covered by camp insurance. Please contact Brooke Misenheimer at 704-855-5034 to register.
Cost is $30 and includes instruction, T-short and insurance.
n Applications are still being accepted for the 18th annual Hoops Unlimited Basketball Camp at East Rowan.
The camp is open to boys and girls from all area schools.
The camp on June 13-16 is for rising 2nd-5th graders. The camp on June 20-23 is for rising 6th-9th graders.
The cost of the all-day camp is $95 and includes a camp shirt and an all-you-can-eat lunch every day.
Sessions are limited to 50 applicants.
Go to or call camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334
n Sacred Heart will hold its annual summer basketball camp at the school facility on June 13-17.
The camp is for rising 4th-8th graders. Girls will attend morning sessions from 8:30-noon, with boys attending from 1-4:30.
Former college players and current Sacred Heart coaches Toni Barrios and Bob Burges are camp directors. College and high School area players will be camp councilors, and area coaches will conduct mini clinics daily.
Each camper will receive a T- shirt. Concessions will be sold. The cost is $60 for the week or $15 per day for those who cannot attend the entire week. Sessions are limited to 40 campers. Contact Bob Burges at or Sacred Heart AD Katie Meseroll at SHCS 704-633-2841.
n Catawba summer basketball camps are for boys and girls ages 5-15 and will be held in Concord and Charlotte as well as Salisbury.
Go to for information or to register.
n Wrestling camp
East Rowan High Wrestling Camp is June 27-29 from 9-12 daily.
Pay in the front office. Cost is $30 for early payment or $40 the first day of camp.
The camp is for K-11th grade.
Clinicians are East assistant Danny Misenheimer and Mooresville assistant Garry Eller.
n Hoops lessons
Brevard basketball guard Katelynne Poole, who starred at East Rowan, is working with young basketball players on shooting, skills, and ball-handling this summer.
Poole charges $20 per session and can be reached at 704-239-8219.