Area sports briefs: South loses on road

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2012

From staff reports
The Mooresville Legends defeated South Rowan’s American Legion team 12-4 on Monday.
Hunter Teeter and Ryan Brennan led the Legends offensively. They combined for seven RBIs.
Tyler Fuller hit his first Legion homer for South, which was tied 4-4 going to the bottom of the sixth.
Kannapolis Legion shortstop Corey Seager was drafted by the L.A. Dodgers in the first round on Monday (18th overall) and did not play in Monday’s 5-4 win against Rowan County.
Seager’s reaction will be in Wednesday’s edition.
College baseball
Catawba second baseman Julio Zubillaga (Carson) was named to the all-tournament team for the Division II World Series.
Catawba Valley Community College (38-17) finished sixth in the Division II Junior College World Series in Oklahoma.
Randy Shepherd (West Rowan) closed his baseball career with two successful relief appearances, and Brett Huffman (West) was one of the top hitters for CVC, including a grand slam. Huffman will play next season at UNC Pembroke.
Prep football
With the American Legion World Series set to begin in Shelby on Aug. 17, A.L. Brown’s season-opening game football at Shelby will be played on Thursday, Aug. 16.
A.L. Brown’s 6-foot-3 receiver Keeon Johnson has been offered by Notre Dame, East Carolina, UNC, N.C. State, Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia.
Running back Kalif Phillips (5-10, 180) is also receiving attention from many ACC programs.
Prep softball
A.L. Brown’s Sara Tuttle was named to the All-SPC softball team, along with Northwest Cabarrus’ Katie Williford, Lindsay Shore and Caroline Difoggio.
Central Cabarrus’ Brittany Eudy was player of the year, while Concord’s Kristin Durant was named pitcher of the year.
Minor Leagues
Winston-Salem second baseman Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) is batting .285 with 15 steals in 17 attempts in advanced Class A ball.
The Chicago White Sox prospect will turn 24 next month.
The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Jerry Sands (Catawba) back to Triple A Albuquerque last week.
Sands went 3-for-14 in his first four games with the Isotopes.
Local golf
Michael Childress 12, finished third in the Matthews-Mint Hill Junior Optimist qualifier golf tournament this past weekend at The Divide.
Childress shot 39-37-76 to finish in third place in the 12-13 age group, two shots behind the winner who shot a 74.
The 8th annual Adam Myers Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at McCanless on June 16.
Register at 8 a.m. for a shotgun start at 9.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team.
Prizes for closest to pin and long drives.
Reserve a place for your team by calling John Bouk at 704-857-7011 or email
Youth basketball
Centralina Crossover Rowan, a 14-year-old boys basketball team, won the 2012 Adidas Big East Coast Tournament June 1-3.
Crossover was 7-0 and beat the Charlotte CBC Elite 68-48 to win the championship.
Strong defense by Dearius Phillips and Devon Morrison held down opposing teams.
Leading scorers were Devon Morrison, Christian Holbrook, Josh Handy and Austin Love. Tyler Rary, Jalyn Cagle, Cody Meadows and Keldrick Wilson contributed.
Holbrook was named MVP of the tournament.
Next stop for Crossover will be the CAAA Nationals on June 14-16.
The Rowan Cobras girls basketball team won the SSA state championship on Saturday in Stanly County.
The Cobras finished the tournament 3-0 by defeating Mt Luxor 38-19 in the first round and Endy Excellent 34-24 in the second round.
The Cobras earned the automatic bye in bracket play and then pulled away in the second half to beat Mt. Luxor 43-23 in a rematch for the championship.
Cassidy Chipman averaged 17 points for the Cobras. Destiny Jackson averaged 10 points and 10 assists. Brienna Laskowski averaged nine blocks. Camden Carlton, Carsen Carlton and Makayla Strickland forced 30 turnovers per game.
Talesha Currie and Jamilya Allen were other key members of the Cobras, who were coached one last time by David Sweeney.
Youth baseball
The Rowan Rangers 13U baseball team won the championship in the Silver of the State Games of the Carolinas over the weekend.
Team members are Trevor Atwood, Levi Dixon, Brett Graham, Jake Jenike, Cody LaRue, Geoffrey Lillywhite, Jonathon Luther, Tanner Lloyd, Josh Roberts, Harrison Smith, Brandon Walton and Tyler Wheeler.
Coaches are Scott Graham, Alan Walton, David Dixon and Richard Luther.
South Rowan YMCA
South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through July 2 for a 3-on-3 indoor soccer league.
The league is high-scoring, fast- paced, a great workout, and maximizes player touches.
Games will be played on weeknights, starting mid-July.
Cost for Y members is $25, $45 for potential members.
For more information, contact Carvie Kepley @ 704-857-7011 or
East baseball camp
East Rowan Baseball Camp dates are June 18-22.
Camp is from 9-2 the first four days and 9-noon on Friday, June 22.
Sign up at or pay when you arrive on June 18.
For information, see the web site.
South physicals
South Rowan physicals have been rescheduled for today.
Bring paperwork.
Current South students will get physicals at 5:30, while rising freshmen will get physicals at 6.
West football camp
The West Rowan football camp for rising 3rd-8th graders will be held June 14-16, Thursday through Saturday, at the school.
The camp on the first two days will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday’s camp is from 9 a.m. until noon.
The cost is $50. For more information, call 704-640-5214.
Catawba basketball camps will be held in June and July in Salisbury, Concord, Charlotte and Myrtle Beach. Camps are for boys and girls ages 5-15.Go to for information.
• Coaches Mitchell Anderson (girls) and Jerry Pittman (boys) will hold the 2nd annual West Rowan Middle Basketball Camp from June 25-28 for rising 6th-8th graders.
Camp for boys will be from 9-12, with camp for girls from 1-4 daily.
The is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt. E-mail or