Area sports briefs: Cutshaw gets head job

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 8, 2012

From staff reports
Former North Rowan and Lexington coach Avery Cutshaw has been named as head football coach at Andrews.
Cutshaw had been the offensive coordinator at Andrews, working under Dane Rickett, who resigned after posting a 16-33 record in four seasons at the Smoky Mountain Conference school.
Cutshaw was 38-35 in six seasons at North Rowan and led the Cavaliers to two CCC co-championships.
Prep soccer
North Rowan’s girls soccer team (2-1-1, 1-0-1 YVC) battled to a 1-1 tie with North Moore on Wednesday.
North Moore led 1-0 at halftime but a goal by Meredith Sokolowski tied it. Neither team scored in the overtime periods.
Prep softball
North Rowan’s softball team lost to East Montgomery 3-2 in a YVC game on Tuesday. Samantha Jacobs pitched a complete game for North, striking out 11 and allowing four hits and five walks.
Taylor Sells led North’s offense with three hits, including a double and a homer.
Lindsey Hinson and Anna Lingle had two hits each.
North is at West Montgomery at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
South Rowan lost 3-0 to Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.
Katie Williford fanned eight and held South to three hits. Lindsay Shore had two doubles for the Trojans.
Logan Lowery pitched well for South. Kayla Corriher doubled. Kacie Stamey and Kaitlyn Jones had the other hits.
Prep tennis
East Rowan rolled to a 9-0 NPC win against North Iredell. Justin Allen, Evan Rodgers, Dillon Brewer, Jeremy Price, Hunter McClintock and Cameron Thomas registered singles victories.
Rodgers- Allen, Brewer-Thomas and David Andrews-Trevor L’Hommedieu swept doubles.
West Rowan lost to Statesville 9-0 in NPC action on Tuesday.
Prep golf
Salisbury shot 146 and won a boys golf match at Warrior on Wednesday with East Rowan (161), South Rowan (164), Carson (174) and West Rowan (176).
Medalist Alex Lee led Salisbury with a 35. Eric Edwards (36), Troy Beaver (37) and Alex Nianouris (38) were the other scorers.
East scorers were James Lohr (38), Jared Hough (41), Weston Rogers (41) and Conner Lowman (41).
South scorers were Davis Richards (36), Evan Neas (38), Josh Pope (44) and Dalton Little (46).
Carson scorers were Andrew Purcell (41), Christian Shuping (43), Rob Sawyer (44) and Connor Gant and Collin Stamey (46s).
West scorers were Jake Kennedy (43), Coyte Kyles (43), Denny Triche (45) and Chris Hassard (45).n Prep baseball
Salisbury managed only one hit — a first-inning single by Chance Bowden — in a 15-0 loss to Davie at Rich Park on Wednesday. Davie sophomore Tristan Comer threw five innings for his first win and struck out seven.
Among the leading hitters for Davie (4-0) was Taylor Garcynzski. He had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in two. He had a triple.
Also with two hits were Nick Boswell, Karch Arey and Will Beeson. Boswell doubled, scored a run and knocked in one. Arey scored twice, and Beeson had two RBIs. Dan Beeson tripled and had three RBIs.
And then there was the hit by Matt Vernon, which Davie coach Mike Herndon said was the longest home run he’d ever seen.
“It went over the trees in left,” he said.
Salisbury plays host to Carson on Friday at 4:30 p.m., while Davie plays at Watauga next Monday.
• East Davidson walked nine batters and suffered its first loss on Tuesday, falling to Southwest Guilford 7-1.
Prep basketball
Fans attending the NCHSAA state basketball championships have an opportunity to see another attraction in Chapel Hill for the games being played at the Smith Center.
The Carolina Basketball Museum, a showcase of the great tradition of Tar Heel basketball, is being made available for fans. There is no charge to tour the museum, which will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 pm on Saturday.
The museum is located in the Ernie Williamson building next to the Smith Center.
College basketball
Pfeiffer hoops star Brittany Cox was named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team.
Catawba’s Dana Hicks made the second team.
College athletics
Wingate leads the SAC standings for the Echols Athletic Excellence Award standings following the conclusion of winter sports.
Lenoir-Rhyne is second. Catawba is eighth.
College softball
Livingstone’s softball team swept Voorhees 11-1 and 8-7 in extra innings on Wednesday. Sheniqua Harrison dominated the first game in the circle and fanned six. Phylica Egbuna and Iman Isom had two hits apiece.
Isom’s two-run double in the seventh tied the second game, and the Blue Bears scored in the eighth on Harrison’s sac fly.
College baseball
For the second straight day, 23rd-ranked Catawba picked up a 4-3 win over host Stillman in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The Indians (15-5) escaped when John Tuttle (A.L. Brown) worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth for the save.
Catawba scored single runs in four of the first five innings. J.J. Jankowski connected on his first homer in the second for a 2-0 edge.
Catawba scored the deciding run in the fifth when Craig Brooks doubled and went to third on a single by Ryan Bostian (South Rowan). Julio Zubillaga (Carson) got the run home with a sac fly.
Joe Kase got his first win of the season. He went five innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He got shutout relief help from Clay Watson, Nick Lomascolo and Tuttle.
Noah Holmes (East Rowan) had two hits as Appalachian beat Duke 6-4.