Area sports briefs: Catawba setter picked again

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 9, 2011

From staff reports
Catawba setter Jordan Raye was named the SAC’s Specialist of the Week for the third week in a row.
Raye earned a triple-double with 14 kills, 16 digs and 52 assists in the Indians’ win against Newberry. She followed that up with 12 kills, seven digs and 36 assists against Anderson.
• SAC football
Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks will try to become only the 12th coach in college football history to win 300 career games this weekend.
Sparks (299-79-2) and Carson-Newman (5-5, 3-3 SAC) face No. 23 Mars Hill (7-2, 5-1 SAC) in the regular season finale at Meares Stadium at 1 p.m. at Mars Hill.
• Local running
Salisbury junior Katelyn Storey will run in the Thunder Road Marathon Saturday in Charlotte. Storey runs cross country and plays tennis at Salisbury. The marathon starts at 7:45 a.m.
• Local golf
Eighty-give GARS members played at Corbin Hills.
The team of Butch Adams, Dale Cobb, Don Julian and Tony Morgan shot minus-11 and won a Texas Scramble.
The team of Jay Boyce, Gwyn Huie, Johnny Shook and Gary Wortman shot minus-8 for second place.
The team of Gerald Barker, Steve Bixler, Ralph Luther and David Scearce shot minus-6 and tied the team of Buddy Barger, Bobby Clark, Clive Mahaffey and Winsten Mahaffey for third place.
Dick Hatoway was closest to the pin on No. 2. Bennie Rainwater made the longest putt on No. 9.
• Local basketball
The Davidson County Community College Storm defeated Mt. Zion 98-73 Tuesday night behind 46 points from Maurice Nash. Donzell Hill was the only other Storm player in double figures with 25. The Storm turned a 42-40 halftime lead into a blowout in the second half, outscoring Mt. Zion 56-33.
• YMCA boys basketball
The Saleeby-Fisher YMCA (East Rowan branch) is taking registrations for boys basketball. Registration is open to all boys ages 7 through 14 and lasts until Dec. 17.
All games will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays starting at 6 p.m. All practices will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. There will be no Saturday games or practices.
Registration is available at the East Rowan YMCA or at For more information, contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or