Area sports briefs: Prep sports roundup
From staff reports
West Rowan center Hunter Mashburn has been named to the Shrine Bowl squad as a replacement for injured Sun Valley center Jared Barr.
A story will be in Friday’s Post.
Shannon Dillard has already had a great career but he reached a magical milestone in Davie County’s 85-39 win over the Australian Nationals Tuesday night in Mocksville.
The senior scored 18 points to lead the War Eagles and passed the 1,000-point mark. He came in with 993.
“It’s a special night,” coach Mike Absher said. “It doesn’t happen much. I was glad he was able to do it at home.”
Davie led 36-13 at halftime.
Nate Jones scored 16 points for Davie, while Cody Martin added 15 and Caleb Martin 14.
Davie travels to Carson on Thursday night.
• Coaches will tell you defense usually wins games. A lack of defense lost Tuesday night’s game for A.L. Brown.
The Wonders fell to J.M. Robinson 70-55 in their SPC opener.
“We didn’t have any defensive intensity in the second half,” said Wonders coach Shelwyn Klutz.
Robinson led just 32-28 after a nip-and-tuck first half but salted the game away with a 23-point fourth quarter.
Derrick Copeland led A.L. Brown with 20 points, and Braxton Waddell added 10.
West Rowan placed second behind defending 3A champ Fred T. Foard in the North Lincoln Invitational.
West’s Tyler Sywenski (106 pounds), Thomas Current (113) and Jaymes Fairbanks (132) won their weight classes in the tournament.
Walt Waggoner (145) placed second. Jack Burnside (138), Tacoma McNeely (152), Cody Eggers (170) and Jacob Tomlin (220) placed third for the Falcons (9-4).
West wrestles in the county tournament on Saturday at North.
West’s jayvees are 6-2. Wood Poteat and Ben Kluttz placed first in the North Lincoln jayvee tournament.
• Carson finished sixth in the Mount Pleasant Invitational on Saturday with a total of 88 points, placing five of seven wrestlers.
Alex Lyles was first at 220 pounds. Brandon Sloop (170) and Cody Brown (285) placed second. Nathan Hill (182) was third and Anthony McCurry (195) took fourth.
Carson’s next action is Saturday in the county tournament at North Rowan.
Carson coach Chris Cauble announced that senior pitcher Ethan Free is headed to Catawba.
The right-hander overcame a slow start to finish with a 6-4 record for the Cougars as a junior.
Free was 5-1 with two saves as a sophomore.
A story is upcoming.
Prep cross country
West Rowan’s Todd Gabriel made the All-NPC team with a time of 16:52, his best clocking of the year.
Wells Fargo Cup
In the Wells Fargo Cup (formerly Wachovia) to determined overall athletic excellence, East Montgomery leads the 1A YVC after the fall sports season, with Gray Stone second. North Rowan is eighth.
• In the 2A Central Carolina Conference, Central Davidson is listed on top, with West Davidson second and Salisbury third.
• In the 3A NPC, Statesville leads, with West Rowan second and East Rowan third. Carson is fourth. South Rowan is seventh.
• In the 3A SPC, Cox Mill is in first place. Robinson is second, with A.L. Brown third.
• In the 4A CPC, Mount Tabor is first, with Reagan second. Davie County is fifth.
Carson’s jayvee girls improved to 6-1 with a 41-32 win over East Rowan.
Leading a balanced Cougar attack were Megan Gray with nine points, Katie Barringer with eight and Jordan Vanvoorhis with seven.
The Mustangs were led by Amani Ajayi and Kaleigh Troutman with nine apiece.
• West Rowan’s jayvee girls fell to Statesville 33-31. Berkley Alisondrinie led the Falcons with 10 points. Elizabeth Freeze scored six and Marissa Yow five.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills varsity boys defeated Caldwell Academy 71-60.
Leading the Eagles (7-1) was Vismantas Marijosius with 21 points. Taylor Kriminger (12), Leonard Murdock (11) and Broderick Avery (10) also were in double figures.
• The North Hills elementary school boys basketball team lost to Statesville Christian 35-30 on Monday. James Houghton scored 10 points for the Eagles. Matthew Robar scored seven, and Marshawn Hargrove added six.
The Eagles play Thursday against Countryside at 4 p.m.
Middle school hoops
Mooresville 41, Southeast 40
The Patriots (1-6) led at halftime, but a strong third quarter keyed the Red Imps’ victory.
Southeast was led by Austin Russ with 24 points.
Mooresville 49, Erwin 41
Cody Meadows scored 10 points for the Eagles. Jackson Justus had eight, and Nick Pillsbury had six.
Alex Beatty scored 12 for Mooresville (3-5). Marcus Shipp, T.J. Daniels and Devin Jones had eight apiece.
Southeast 32, Mooresville 22
Taylor Martin led the Patriots with 10 points. Jordan Osborne scored eight, and Shanice Miller added 6.
Southeast (4-3) plays at Erwin on Thursday.
Erwin 40, Mooresville 14
Shenique Pharrr led the Eagles with eight points, and Montana Kimrey scored five. Brittany Small and Avery Wright pulled down six rebounds each.
Hannah Killian scored 10 for Mooresville.
Catawba tennis camps
Dates are set for Catawba summer full-day and half-day tennis camps.
Brochures can be found at www.gocatawbaindians.com under the camps/clinic link.
For any questions or to register contact Jeff Childress at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-4265.
East Diamond Sports
Registration for East Rowan Diamond Sports spring baseball for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minors and Majors will be held in the East Rowan High cafeteria on Sundays in January from 2-4 p.m.
Dates are Jan 8, 15, 22 and 29.
T-ball costs $65. Every other level is $75.
China Grove boosters
There will be a China Grove Middle School Booster Club meeting on Wednesday in the Media Center at 6:45 p.m.
Pfeiffer’s Justin Rose and Hayden Kirk were selected as preseason All-America honorable mentions by Inside Lacrosse.
Roger Lyerly recorded a hole-in-one at Corbin Hills recently on the 196-yard No. 5 hole from the blue tees.
He used a 4-hybrid club.
Witnessing the feat were Michael Dorsett, Chuck Stackford, Don Haynes and Jeff Sherrill.
• Jimmy Suggs made a hole-in-one at McCanless on the 130-yard No. 10 hole.
He used a 7-hybrid club to make his first ace. He was playing with Kelton Adams.
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