Childress interim AD
Jeff Childress will serve as Catawba’s interim director of athletics, beginning Jan. 1.
Childress will fill this role, created by the recent resignation of Dennis Davidson, until a new AD is hired.
A search committee is being formed to review applications and recommend candidates.
“We are grateful to Jeff for his willingness to step in and help us on a temporary basis until a permanent director of athletics is named,” Catawba President Brien Lewis said.
Childress is currently the assistant AD and coaches men’s and women’s tennis.
Childress served as Pfeiffer AD from 1998-2003.
Davie’s boys basketball team lost 83-64 to Lexington on Thursday.
“Lexington is pretty good, very athletic, and we just need to make shots,” Davie coach Mike Absher said.
Peyton Sell scored 18 for the War Eagles, and J.Q. Dalton had 16.
Jakishe Page scored 24 for Lexinton, while Raekwon Byrd had 19.
• Davie’s girls lost 46-38 to Lexington. Aubriana Peebles led the War Eagles with 15 points.
LEXINGTON (83) —Page 24, Byrd 19, Cross 10, Bennett 9, Benson 8, Welborn 6, Hayes 5, Baldwin 2.
DAVIE (64) — Sell 18, Dalton 16, Bennett 8, Starnes 6, Slabach 6, McDaniel 4, Miller 3, Poole 2, Redmond 1, Mau, Calamarino, Cunningham.
Lexington 17 18 20 28 — 83
Davie 16 11 20 17 — 64
East Rowan’s wrestlers won 57-24 against Myers Park. Logan Haas, Jeffrey Burrell, Luke Miller, Wyatt Blume, Tyler Lloyd, Shiheem Saunders, Jake Boltz and Austin Hoosier had pins for the Mustangs. Max Wall won a decision, and Sam Cornacchione won by forfeit.
• Salisbury won 42-28 against Mount Pleasant.
Strong track and field performances were turned in on Wednesday in a meet at East Rowan.
East, Carson, North Rowan, Salisbury, South Rowan, West Davidson, Mooresville, Robinson, Davie County and Mount Pleasant competed.
Athletes that hit state qualifying marks were:
East Rowan boys, 4×800 relay, 1st, 8:48 (Justin Allen, Josh Rowell, Basso, Conor Honeycutt)
Carson 4×800 relay, 2nd, 8:50 (Zachary Marchinko, Nick Cox, Garrett Ingold, Danyal Sherer)
Boys pole vault: 1st, Marshall Shank, East, 12 feet, 6 inches
Girls shot put: 1st, Cheyenne Gloster, Salisbury, 33-0
Girls 300 meters: 1st, Jaleesa Smoot, Salisbury, 43.0
Girls pole vault: 1st, Emily Bey, Mount Pleasant, 9-7
The following did not have state qualifying marks, but won events:
Tyler Mason, Carson: shot put, 40-1
Tyrese Paul, Carson: 500 meters, 1:19
Sherer, Carson: 1000 meters, 2:51
Boyce Seals, Davie: triple jump, 40-9 1/4
Colin Joldersma, Davie: long jump, 20-9 and 300 meters, 37.6
Avery Williford, Davie: 55 hurdles, 8.3
Josh Little, East: 55 meters, 6.5
Tim Coffey, Mooresville: 1600, 4:40 and 3200, 10:09
4×400 relay, Davie, 3:45
Avante Parham, Mooresville and Chase Brown, East: high jump, 5-8
Jennifer Lomax, Mount Pleasant: 1000 meters, 3:27
Laura Payne, West Davidson: 1600, 6:14
Aleeyah Johniken, North Rowan: 55 hurdles, 10.2
4×400 relay, South Rowan (Savannah Mesimer, Dakiah Brown, Kiala Dyerm Caylie Tallent), 5:39
Beth Murphy, West Davidson: high jump, 4-6
Sydney Dixon, Mooresville: long jump, 14-7 and triple jump, 37-0
Jamare Allenye, Mooresville: 55 meters, 7.5
Shelby Weatherman, Davie: 3200, 14:43
4×800 relay, Robinson (Ashleigh Andrejchak, Lauren Hughes, Natalie Andrejchak, Megan Miller), 11:13
Ashleigh Andrejchak, Robinson: 500, 1:27.8
Davie County running back Cade Carney, linebacker Christian Launius, Shrine Bowl offensive lineman Trip McNeill, linebacker Sam Nesbit and defensive lineman Jack Robertson were named to the All-CPC football team.
Reagan’s Jake Easter was offensive player of the year. West Forsyth’s Quintin Brinkley was the defensive player of the year, and West Forsyth’s Adrian Snow was named coach of the year.
• Davie’s Alex Fuentes, Alexis Hernandez and Clayton McKenzie were named to the All-CPC soccer team.
• Davie’s Anne-Marie Jones and Rachel Ruble were named to the All-CPC volleyball team.
• Davie’s Lindsay Strupe made the All-CPC golf team.
• Davie’s Nadia Gregory and Laura Kindler made the All-CPC tennis team.
The Big South Conference named its all-decade team on Thursday. David Bennett, who coached Catawba before moving on to Coastal Carolina, was named as the coach of the team.
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won 21-18 against Salisbury Academy on Wednesday.
Julia Honeycutt’s layup and a free throw by Sara Nguyen gave the Dolphins the win. Nguyen led the Dolphins with eight points, and Honeycutt scored five. Mary McCullough had six rebounds. Mary Sobataka also played well.
• Sacred Heart’s varsity boys rolled 42-18 against Salisbury Academy.
Will Taylor and Michael Childress scored 14 points each for the Dolphins. Jack Fisher had seven points and seven rebounds. Melvin Bonilla and Henry Holman led the defensive effort.
Ben Coulter led the Jaguars with 11 points.
•Sacred Heart hosts Forsyth Country Day on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Erwin boys win
Erwin’s boys won 44-20 against China Grove.
Leading scorers for Erwin (3-3) were Cole Perry with 16 points and William Brown with eight.
Zac Lee scored nine for the Red Devils.
Erwin plays Knox on Monday.
Knox boys win
Knox’s boys beat West Rowan Middle 59-48.
Isaac Baker scored 22 points for the Trojans, and Martavio Rankin had 18.
Raquan Mashore scored eight for the Trojans.
For the Bulldogs, Caleb Mauldin had 26 points and 14 rebounds. Owen White had eight points, seven rebounds and four assists.
West plays China Grove on Monday.
China Grove girls win
Anne Turney scored 10 points and Brooke Lowery and Taylor Mauldin scored seven each as China Grove’s girls beat Erwin 27-18.
Sydney Taylor scored eight points, and Anna Shafer had six for the Eagles.
Darius Moose (Carson) scored 19 points for Brevard in a loss to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday.
The NCHSAA Board of Directors completed its winter meeting on Thursday.
The Board approved a seeding process for all 64-team bracketed sports for the 2014-15 academic year, which will provide some consistency across those sports.
Football seeding will remain different from other sports.