Robinson, Hassard selected

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 25, 2014

North Rowan linebacker Xavier Robinson (St. Augustine’s) and West Rowan offensive lineman Chris Hassard (UNC Pembroke) have been selected to play in this summer’s East-West All-Star Game.
North Rowan’s boys are ranked 10th and East Rowan’s girls are ranked ninth in the latest 2A poll.
• Regional dates and sites were announced on Monday.
The 2A boys regionals have a Thursday-Saturday format at UNC Greensboro.
The 3A boys have a Friday-Saturday format at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
The 3A girls have a Wednesday-Saturday format at the Greeensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
• Laura McManimen scored 22 points to lead Hickory Ridge’s girls to a 59-52 win at Cuthbertson in the first round of the 3A playoffs on Monday.
• Connor Burchfield scored 28 points to lead Concord to an 86-70 win against Sun Valley in the first round of the 3A playoffs on Monday.
South Rowan’s jayvee girls ended their season with a 36-15 victory over East Rowan.
South (13-6, 12-3) finished third in the SPC behind Cox Mill (15-1) and Hickory Ridge (14-2).
Cox Mill and Hickory Ridge were tied for first before South pulled a 36-34 upset of Hickory Ridge.
South was led offensively by Brandy Samples, Caitlin Chabala and Malaysia Williams.
Haley Roberts led the Raiders defensively, while Hannah Lambert and Keirsten Morgan played valuable minutes coming off the bench.
Camden and Carson Calton, Elizabeth Bunn, Alyson Brewer, Makayla Strickland and Key’erah Wagner also contributed to the team’s success.
Hunter Fuller coached the team and got assistance from Rick Chabala, Alby Stamey, Madison Fuller, James Mills and Quan Howie.
Chris Smith (West Rowan) ran 4.71 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine (one of the top 10 times for defensive linemen) and bench-pressed 225 pounds 28 times. Smith is officially 6-foot-1, 266 pounds.
Offensive lineman Sheldon Saddler (A.L. Brown), a Shrine Bowler who has played the last two years at Long Beach Community College, has signed with Shaw. A story is upcoming.
Catawba’s Caroline Turner and Katie Smith combined on a no-hitter in an 8-0 win against Pfeiffer on Sunday. Pinch-hitter Caroline Ward hit a three-run homer.
Catawba (6-1) also beat Belmont Abbey 5-1.
Carley Tysinger (4-0) was dominant in relief, striking out eight of the 11 batters she faced. Gina Gerone homered.
Belmont Abbey pitcher Samantha Jacobs (North Rowan) struck out seven Indians, Kaitlyn Jones (South Rowan) had two hits for the Crusaders (2-12).
Campbell freshman outfielder Greg Tonnesen (Carson) got his first RBI as a college player on Friday as the Camels won against Manhattan.
• Surry Community College shortstop Ashton Fleming (East Rowan) scored four runs in a sweep of Lenoir-Rhyne’s developmental team.
Livingstone’s men’s basketball program was honored for having the CIAA’s highest GPA on Tuesday.
Catawba’s men’s golf team finished Monday’s first round of the Irish Creek Intercollegiate Tournament in 12th place.
Matt Hardman shot 74 to lead Catawba.
Pfeiffer is the host.
Barton, Limestone and Newberry shared the first-round league.
Catawba’s men’s tennis team lost to Pfeiffer 6-3 on Monday.
Pfeiffer is 3-1. Catawba is 6-7.
Girls middle school volleyball
Registration ends Saturday, March 1
Mighty Kickers Spring Soccer
Boys and girls, ages 3-4
Registration ends Saturday, March 22
Spring Soccer
Boys and Girls, grades K-8, ages 5-14
Registration ends Saturday, March 22
Flag Football
Boys and girls, grades Pre-K-8 (Ages 4 – 14)
Registration ends Saturday, March 22
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or
The North Carolina Catfish Association Tournament Series will host a tournament on the waters of Badin Lake on March 1.
Catfish anglers will be competing for cash prizes and also can qualify for the Cabela’s King Kat USA Eastern Championship that will be held Oct. 3-4 on Lake Wateree in Camden, S.C.