South’s Durham honored; Falcons’ Yow gives verbal
South Rowan’s Logan Durham was named the winner of the Dutch Meyer Award Winner, an award that annually goes to the county’s top wrestler.
County coaches vote on the award.
Durham, a junior, went 31-0 at 106 pounds and won the 3A Midwest Regional championship and 3A state championship.
The first Meyer Award was given in 1990, and it’s been an annual award since.
A Salisbury-Rowan County Hall of Famer, Dr. Meyer coached and taught for 21 years at Catawba before retiring in 1990. He taught and coached for 17 additional years in six different states at 10 different schools.
Meyer is credited with the development of high school wrestling programs in the area and held clinics at Catawba from 1971-1983 to help teach the sport to high school and junior high wrestlers.
Meyer died Sept. 14, 2008.
West Rowan junior catcher Marissa Yow has committed verbally to Radford’s softball program.
Yow played in the State Games last summer. Her travel team is the Carolina Attitude.
Yow is the second West junior to commit to a Division I program. Infielder Hunter Gibbons has committed to N.C. State.
West is scheduled to play at home against South Rowan this afternoon. Both teams won their SPC opener.
In other SPC games, Concord is at East Rowan and Hickory Ridge is at Central Cabarrus. Carson is scheduled to play a non-conference game against Mooresville at home.
Salisbury-North Forsyth baseball was postponed from Monday to today. The jayvee game is scheduled to be played at 5 p.m. at Robertson Stadium, with the varsity game to follow.
Lexington-South Davidson was postponed from Monday to Thursday.
• South Rowan announced changes for its SPC matchups with Concord this week today and Friday.
Varsity and jayvee games will be played at opposite sites, so all games can start at 4:30 p.m.
South’s varsity is at Concord today and home on Friday.
South, Carson and Concord have started 2-0 in SPC play.
• Other SPC games scheduled for today are Carson at East Rowan, Northwest Cabarrus at West Rowan, and Hickory Ridge at Cox Mill.
West is scheduled to play its first league today.
Salisbury-East Rowan tennis was postponed on Monday and rescheduled for Wednesday.
Salisbury-Ledford was postponed from Monday to tonight at 6 p.m.
The Snowball Express Tournament at Crescent used a Better Ball format.
Ronnie Eidson-Andrew Morgan won low gross with a 64. Tommy Bight-Andy Winders shot 69 for second.
Grey Medinger-Russ Priddy shot 62 to win low net.
Andy Porter-Charlie Andrews, Kurtis Cooper-Jason Virden and Steve Vail-David Roueche shot 66s to tie for second.
UNC Pembroke’s Trent Cloninger shot 76 on Monday for the first-round lead in the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Limestone led the team scores with a 305 total. Queens was second at 308. Catawba (325) is 14th, while Pfeiffer (327) is 15th. Play is scheduled for 8 a.m. today.
• UNC Greensboro’s Roy Dixon (Salisbury) shot 75 on Monday and is tied for sixth after two rounds of the USF Invitational.
Dixon shot an opening-round 63.
Seven teams ranked in the top 50 are in the tournament. UNCG is in fifth place.
Catawba’s women lost 18-6 to Notre Dame College on Monday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.
Ebony Mills scored three goals for Catawba. Bethany Davis made nine saves.
• Catawba’s John Scheich was named SAC Offensive Player of the Week. He had eight goals and five assists in two games.
Janiya Downs scored 25 points as Corriher-Lipe’s girls rolled to a 43-14 win against China Grove.
Rhianna Kimmer added six points for the Yellow Jackets (11-0), who have a big game with Knox upcoming.