area sports briefs: A.L. Brown star commits to Virginia
From staff reports
Former A.L. Brown standout Teven Jones committed to Virginiaís basketball program on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1 Jones is currently enrolled at Fishburne Military Academy, a post-graduate prep school in Virginia.
Jonesí academic credentials were solid coming out of high school, but his only basketball offers were from Division II schools. He elected to go to Fishburne with the idea of honing his point guard skills (he was a combo guard for A.L. Brown) and gaining exposure to D-I schools. Heíll join the Cavaliersí program in 2012.
The athletic Jones, who also was a game-breaking football wide receiver for the Wonders, averaged 21.6 points per game as a senior for coach Shelwyn Klutzís hoops squad despite frequent double-teams.
Fishburne coach Ed Huckaby Jr. told media on Wednesday that Jones already had offers from several ACC and Missouri Valley programs.
In need of point guard help, Virginia had been in pursuit of James Robinson of DeMatha High (Washington, D.C.), but he committed recently to Pittsburgh.That apparently moved Jones to the top of their list.
Jones is the fourth announced recruit in Virginiaís Class of 2012, joining center Mike Tobey and forwards Evan Nolte and Justin Anderson.
n Major leagues
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) had a strong relief outing on Tuesday, firing two scoreless innings against Washington with three strikeouts.
Parnell stands at 3-6 for the season with five saves and 60 strikeouts in 531/3 innings.
n Seattleís Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) bounced back from an 0-for-8 series against Kansas City to deliver hits against the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday.
The former UNC star was 0-for-2 with a walk in his first three at-bats in Wednesdayís late game against New York.
Seager is batting .261 and is getting a shot at establishing himself in the No. 2 hole in the lineup, between Ichiro and fellow rookie Dustin Ackley.
n Jerry Sands (Catawba) got three hits for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and went 2-for-2 on Tuesday.
He stayed hot with a run-scoring single in the first inning of Wednesdayís late game against Arizona. The RBI was his 21st for L.A. He had 88 RBIs for Triple A Albuquerque.
Sands has played regularly since being recalled on Sept. 6 and is likely auditioning for a regular job in left field in 2012.
n College soccer
A breakaway goal by Alvaro Guerra lifted Queens to a 2-1 win against Catawbaís menís soccer team on Wednesday.
Catawba (2-3) got a goal from Carson Smith (Mooresville) on a cross by Valentin Nava (Carson). Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury) made a save in goal for the Indians.
n Catawbaís womenís soccer team lost 3-2 in overtime to Armstrong Atlantic on Wednesday at Frock Field.
Brittany Gibbons (West Rowan) and Alyssa Retundie scored goals to give the Indians a 2-0 lead. Lindsay Webster made eight saves.
n Pfeifferís womenís soccer team won 2-1 in overtime against Converse. Brittany Papaj had the deciding goal for the Falcons (1-4).
n Barton beat St. Andrews 5-2 on Wednesday. Hannah Wilson (East Rowan) scored for the Knights.
n Middle school football
The Knox eighth-graders defeated Southeast 36-0.
Wille Clark rushed for 140 yards and two TDs. Jaylen Sanders had a 26-yard scoring run and a pair of two-point conversions. Raquan Shell started the scoring with a 78-yard run, and Deshaude White added the two-point conversion.
The offensive line and tight ends did a great job of protecting QB Matt Wooly and opening up running lanes for the backs.
Knoxís defense turned in its second straight shutout. R.J. Hamilton had five tackles and forced a fumble. Deante Baker had four tackles, a pass breakup and a 78-yard interception return for a TD.
Knox (2-0) plays West (2-0) next.
n Middle school softball
West Rowan lost to the Southeast Patriots 9-5 on Tuesday.
Paije Kistler struck out four for the Bulldogs. Kistler and Michaela Lemmon had doubles to lead the offense.
Khaila Hall, Peyton Greene, Morgan Hester and Leyna Pence had hits as the Bulldogs (2-3) tried to rally late.
West is at home against Knox on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
n Middle school tennis
Erwin topped West Rowan. Winners for the Eagles in singles were Laura Agner, Ilia Wang, Lana Jackson, Lydia Hartung, Caroline Plyler and Kelby Porter.
Winning doubles matches were Agner, Wang, Jackson, Hartung, Plyler, and Haley Buffett.
n In a win against Southeast, Agner, Wang, Jackson, Plyler and Porter won in singles for Erwin. Winners in doubles were Agner, Wang, Hartung, Jackson, Plyler, and Buffett.
n Agner, Wang, Jackson, Hartung, Plyler and Buffett won in singles against North Rowan. Jennifer Earnhardt, Caroline Dean, Celsea Reeder, Faith Blume, Shannon Mahaffey and Sabrina Harkey won in doubles.n Erwin won against Mooresville on Tuesday. Winners in singles for the Eagles were Agner, Hartung, Jackson, Plyler and Porter. Winners in doubles were Agner, Jackson, Plyler and Buffett.
n Knox won 7-2 against Corriher-Lipe on Tuesday. Singles winners were Kathryn Rusher, Lainey Slate, Chloe McGee, Zeenat Sabakada, Shelby Holden and Nellie Brown.
Doubles winners were Slate and Taylor Shuler.