Area sports briefs: Collins shoots 72
From staff reports
Will Collins (Salisbury) shot 72 on Monday in the first round of the U.S. Amateur Championship being held in Erin, Wisc.
Starting on the 10th tee on the long, par-72 Erin Hills Golf Course, Collins made three birdies and a bogey to make the turn at 2-under 34. He shot 38 on the front nine.
Golfers compete in stroke play for two days and the best 64 scores advance to match play, starting on Wednesday.
Collins will play the par-70 Blue Mound Golf Course today.
The three leaders shot 65 on Monday. Blake Biddle fired a 65 at Erin Hills, while John Hahn and Gregor Main played Blue Mound.
Collins finished outside the top 64 on Monday and likely will need an under-par round today to advance.
The first round of the 4th Annual Rowan Junior Open Championship was played at The Club at Irish Creek on Monday.
Leading the way in the boys overall division are Salisbury High teammates Alex Nianouris and Troy Beaver with even-par 71s. They lead by seven strokes. Jake Kennedy (West Rowan), Eric Edwards (Salisbury) and Justin Lang (R.J. Reynolds) shot 78s.
Nianouris’ round was consistent with two birdies and two bogeys.
Beaver’s round included three birdies and an eagle along with five bogeys. He was 1-under coming into 18 but caught a tree off the tee box and could not get up and down.
In the girls division Ashlii Thompson of Brown Summitt turned in a sparkling round of 74. Second behind Thompson and first in the girls 11-13 age group was Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara with an 89.
Max Wimbrow shot 72 to lead the 11-13 boys. Concord’s Stephen Carroll shot 74. Salisbury’s Nick Lyerly and Kannapolis Walker Cress shot 78s.
Today’s final round is at Warrior.
Qualifying starts Friday for the Labor Day 4-Ball Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Tee times are in Scoreboard.
Sophomore Bobby Cardelle scored three goals as count champ Salisbury cruised past South Rowan 9-0 in boys soccer on Monday.
“Bobby is looking like an impact player,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said.
Emmy Turcios, Kenne Bonilla, Alex Lee, B.J. Woods, Connor Miller and Lucas Capito scored one goal each for the Hornets (3-0).
The goals were the first of the season for Lee and Miller, Salisbury’s keeper. Miller scored on a 35-yard kick after a long throw form John Grant shortly after changing jerseys and moving to a field position.
Grant had two assists, both on throws. Bonilla also had two assists, while Cardelle, Capito and Clint Comadoll accounted for one helper each.
Salisbury is at home again tonight against 3A Central Cabarrus. The jayvees will play at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity taking the field at 6. Central beat West Stanly in its opening game.
Salisbury opened the season on Monday with a 25-16, 17-25, 25-20, 25-9 loss to West Rowan.
Brielle Blaire had seven kills for the Hornets. Katie Canipe and Janaye Hargrave served aces.
Salisbury’s jayvees posted a 25-20, 25-18 win against the Falcons.
Carson beat Davie 25-21, 19-25, 25-10, 25-18 on Monday.
Salisbury High plans to honor the football state championship teams from Price, Boyden and Salisbury as well as the school’s Western North Carolina High School Activities Association champions at varsity home football games this season.
Members of the 2010 2AA state championship football team will be recognized along with members of the school’s 2010 tennis, golf and basketball state champions when the Hornets play West Rowan in their home opener on Sept. 2.
Members of the 1940 and 1952 Price state championship teams and the 1955 and 1957 Boyden state championship teams will be recognized when Salisbury plays South Rowan on Sept. 9.
Members of Salisbury’s 1971 WNCHSAA co-champions and 1973 and 1974 champions will be recognized when Salisbury hosts Carson on Sept. 23.
In order to recognize these champions and to make sure they get into the game and to make sure they are in the right place at the right time, Salisbury head coach and AD Joe Pinyan needs to know who’s coming.
Champions who plan to come to the game on their special night should contact Pinyan, Scott Maddox or Barbara Peach at the school.
Pinyan can be reached at 704-202-2177, Maddox at 704-433-4541 or Peach at 704-636-1221, ext. 411.
Email Ms. Peach at firstname.lastname@example.org, Maddox at email@example.com or Pinyan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The end of the nation’s longest active winning streak — West Rowan had won 46 in a row before falling 21-14 to Mooresville on Friday — was noted on Monday by SI.com.
Salisbury also received the following shout-out from SI.com: “The road also doesn’t get any easier: Salisbury, West Rowan’s opponent on Sept. 2, won its first game 51-0.”
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) established two career highs as a pro on Sunday when he had four hits and scored three runs.
Jerry Sands (Catawba) whacked two more doubles for Albuquerque on Monday and will likely head back to Los Angeles when MLB rosters expand on Sept. 1.
Hagerstown’s Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) had a chance to play behind rehabbing hurler Stephen Strasburg on Monday in a game against Hickory.
Strasburg pitched three innings and struck out six, but Hickory won 3-1. Moore had a double for Hagerstown.
Trayce Thompson’s 12th-inning homer lifted the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 3-2 win against Augusta on Monday.
Lenoir-Rhyne offensive lineman Chandler Rearden was named to the d2Football.com preseason All-America first team.
Tusculum quarterback Bo Cordell, Mars Hill running back Jonas Randolph, Wingate offensive lineman Mike Arndt and Wingate DB Robert Fletcher were second-team picks.