Former Wonder dies
Slate Tuttle, who was a fine athlete at A.L. Brown in the late 1960s and a standout golfer at Wake Forest, died on Wednesday at 63.
Tuttle played for coach Jesse Haddock at Wake Forest when the Deacons were frequently a national power in the 1970s. Tuttle’s teammates on the 1971 ACC champs included future pros Lanny Wadkins, Jim Simons and Eddie Pearce. Tuttle also teamed with Simons and Pearce on another ACC championship team in 1972.
Tuttle shot 77-74-75-75 — 301 and provided Wake’s third-best score when the Deacons tied for sixth at the NCAA national championships in Florida in 1972.
Tuttle graduated from Wake Forest in 1972 and from Wake’s law school in 1975.
Tuttle is survived by his wife Jolynn, a daughter and two sons. Tuttle’s son, Chad, was a baseball star and football offensive lineman for the Wonders, blocking for Nick Maddox in the late 1990s.
Tuttle’s nephew, John, starred in baseball at A.L. Brown and is the ace pitcher for the Catawba Indians.
Tuttle’s obituary is on 4A.
Catawba’s softball team beat UNC Pembroke 2-0 at Whitley Field on Thursday.
Carley Tysinger (9-0) pitched a two-hitter for Catawba (13-2) and whiffed six.
• Pfeiffer romped 16-0 against Livingstone. Ally Mills (East Rowan) got her first college hit. Mills and Sydney Poole (East) had RBIs for the Falcons.
Kate Grant scored two goals to lead Salisbury to a 3-0 win against Central Cabarrus on Thursday.
Ceci Cardelle scored the other goal for SHS (1-0) on an assist by Grant. Nellie Brown and Mary Seifert had assists.
The game was stopped by weather in the second half.
In a match at Corbin Hills, West Rowan shot 159 to top Carson (185) and North Rowan (215).
Chris Hassard shot 37 for the Falcons, while Jake Kennedy and Cameron Hassard shot 40s. Denny Triche shot 42.
Tyler Mulkey shot 38 for the Cavaliers.
Bobby Bauer shot 43 for Carson. Other scorers for Carson were Patrick Street (46), Joseph Mitchem (47) and Logan Overcash (49).
West Rowan-Northwest Cabarrus was postponed from Thurdsay to Monday.
• Cox Mill rolled 13-0 against Hickory Ridge on Thursday in SPC play.
A.L. Brown won 9-1 against South Rowan in the rain on Thursday.
Carson’s track teams won a meet with Central Davidson, Forbush and South Davidson on Wednesday.
Carson’s boys scored 113 points to Central’s 94.5.
Carson’s girls scored 100 points to Central’s 74.
Winners for Carson boys:
1600 — Zachary Marchinko (4:49); 3200 — Marchinko (10:21.5); 400 — Nick Cox (55.7); 800 — Danyal Sherer (2:07.9); 4×800 — (8:53); 4×400 — (3:52.9); Discus — MyQuon Stout (137-6); Shot put — Stout (51-8); High jump — Andrew Hower (6-2); Long jump — Hower (20-6); Triple jump — Hower (39-0-1/2)
Winners for Carson girls:
100 — Autumn Pace (13.9); 200 — Pace (28.7); 100 hurdles — Caitlyn Blais (19.9); Long jump — Blais (13-7); 4×100 — Akia West, Pace, Keara McClary, Azure Whinfield (58.0); Discus — Sara Gunter (88-7); Shot put — Gunter (27-6 1/2); Triple jump — Krystina McGrady (27-8)
Danny Smith made his first hole-in-one on No. 12 at Warrior on Thursday.
He used a hybrid club from 177 yards. He was playing with Don Bost.
Knox’s girls rolled 62-26 against previously unbeaten Corriher-Lipe.
Bryanna Troutman led the Trojans with 27 points. Essence Summer had 10, and Jineka Glenn and Tacora Robinson scored six each.
Janiya Downs scored 14 for the Yellow Jackets, while Chrishea Massey had six.
• Knox won 38-24 against North Rowan Middle. Keajah Wright had nine, Glenn scored eight, and Summer had six. Bil’Lizah Connor had 17 for the Mavericks.
• Knox cruised 42-19 against West Rowan Middle. Troutman scored 23, while Summer and Wright had six apiece.