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Vitale to be honored in Salisbury by NSSA

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale, a 2008 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, will be honored as part of the 54th annual National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Awards weekend in Salisbury, making him a member of 12 Halls of Fame.
Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom will also be honored as the Hall’s sportswriter inductee.
Vitale joined ESPN in 1979, shortly after the network’s debut.

Prep swimming
South Rowan’s boys and girls swim teams dropped their final meet of the regular season to Concord.
The Raiders’ wins were in the 200 girls freestyle relay (Nicole Mauldin, Sydney Kelly, Taylor Kluttz and Leslie Franks) and the boys 200 freestyle relay (Bonner Buchanan, Jeremiah Bradshaw, Luke Rary and Dillon Parker).
Both South teams finish the regular season with a record of 18-2 (14-0 NPC).
The girls suffered losses to South Iredell and Concord, while the boys lost to Davie and Concord.
All county swim teams will return to the pool on Friday at the J.F. Hurley YMCA for the Rowan County Championships.

Prep indoor track
Carson competed in a JDL indoor track mini-meet in Winston-Salem on Saturday.
Myquon Stout won the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 101/2 inches and qualified for the indoor state meet.
Qualifying for the state meet was freshman Zachary Marchinko, who won the 3200 meters in 10:15.
Jesse Troutman qualified for the state meet with a winning effort of 9 feet in the girls pole vault.
Kaz Ivanov placed third in the shot (38-11), while Kyle Gillis was seventh (4:53) in the 1600.
Nick Thornton was eighth in the 3200 (10:51), while Dylan Snyder was 10th (11:10).
Carson’s 4×800 meter relay team qualified for the state meet at East Rowan Polar Bear Meet No. 2, with a time of 8:53. That team is Marchinko, Thornton, Chris York and Daniel Sherer.
• North Rowan athletes also competed in the mini-meet.
Eric Gadson was seventh in the 300 (37.95) and ninth in the 55 meters (6.82).
Hunter Walker ran 8.12 in a 55-meter hurdles heat and finished seventh in the final.

College women’s hoops
Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points and No. 4 Duke routed Wake Forest 73-44 in Winston-Salem for its 38th straight victory in the series.
Richa Jackson added 10 points and Chloe Wells matched a season best with 10 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 5-0 ACC).
• Megan Buckland scored 19 points and No. 11 North Carolina rolled over Georgia Tech 79-58 in Chapel Hill for its 10th straight win and ended a five-game skid vs. the Jackets.
The Tar Heels (17-1, 5-0 ACC) scored 22 straight points to seize a 22-3 lead on their way to a 41-17 halftime advantage. Krista Gross had all 10 of her points during the early run. North Carolina shot 53.3 percent (16 of 30) in the first half
• Ayanna Holmes (Salisbury) had two points and three rebounds for Charlotte in Sunday’s 59-56 loss to Fordham.

College men’s hoops
Livingstone is home for a CIAA game tonight against Chowan. Approximate starting time is 7:30 p.m., following the women’s game.
•Catawba plays at Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday night.
• Redshirt freshman Teven Jones (A.L. Brown) has started nine games for Virginia (11-5) and is averaging 3.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 22 minutes per game. Jones has 26 assists and 13 steals and is 16-for-19 on free throws.
• Alex Weant (Salisbury) had two points and blocked a shot in 14 minutes of action in Roanoke’s 86-68 loss to Lynchburg on Saturday.
• Drew Absher (Davie) has played in five games for VMI this season.
• Averett’s Davis Absher (Davie) started Saturday’s game against Greensboro and had four points and four rebounds in an 81-72 loss.

Local golf
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice format on Sunday.
Winning team members were Gene Seaford,Susan Houston, and Robin Leslie.
Second place went to the team of Harry Owens, Jan Godwin, Chris and Shelia Livengood, andTreva Honeycutt.
Closest to the pin was won by Houston. Longest putt was won by Jan Godwin.

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