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Parker, Jackson honored

Fifteen student-athletes from NCHSAA member schools were honored with “Heart of a Champion” recognition.
Winners included West Rowan’s Rebecca Parker and Jac’quez Jackson.
Each of the NCHSAA member schools had the opportunity to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for the recognition.
The award is based on sportmanship, citizenship and participation in at least one varsity sport. Other area winners included Albemarle’s Kiana Davis-Hill and West Iredell’s Payton Shuford and Natalie Kerley.
The winners were honored at a luncheon on Saturday at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Durham.
Tuesday’s activity in baseball (and all other sports) was washed out, with most rescheduled for today.
• The annual F&M Bank High School Baseball Classic returns to CMC-NorthEast Stadium, home of the Kannapolis Intimidators, on April 23-25.
The eight-team tournament will crown a champion. The field includes South Rowan, Carson, North Rowan, Salisbury, A.L. Brown, Northwest Cabarrus, Mount Pleasant and Robinson.
First-round and winner’s bracket games will be played at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Consolation games will be played at A.L. Brown.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children 3 and under will be admitted free.
See Scoreboard for pairings.
Carson’s tennis team topped Hickory Ridge 6-3 in SPC action on Monday.
Marshall Wood, Jonathan Martin, Graham Purcell and Casey Lucas won singles matches for Carson. Wood-Lucas and Purcell-Grayson Haff won in doubles.
Catawba-Barton was rained out on Tuesday.
• Catawba’s Shaefer Shepard was named SAC Pitcher of the Week.
He threw 10 scoreless innings and struck out 11.
Catawba’s Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) shot 78-79-81 — 238 and placed second in the SAC women’s golf championships in Sevierville, Tenn. Catawba’s Leslie Long finished at 250 and tied for seventh.
Wingate won the women’s title.
• Carson-Newman’s men won the championship. Catawba placed ninth. Catawba’s Matt Hardman shot 77-74-77 — 228 and placed fourth individually.
• UNC Greensboro’s Roy Dixon (Salisbury) shot 76-77 — 153 and tied for 35th in the rain-shortened Reunion Intercollegiate held in Mississippi.
• The 20th annual Catawba Football Golf Classic is set for May 9 at 10 a.m. at Warrior.
• Elon’s Troy Beaver (Salisbury) shot 69-67-74 — 210 and tied for eighth in the Wofford Invitational.

College lacrosse
Catawba’s women are the No. 4 seed in the SAC tournament and will play top-seeded Queens at 4 p.m. Friday at Queens in a semifinal.
The Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader at Hickory on Tuesday.
Kannapolis lost 3-1 but bounced back to win 9-2.
Jeremy Dowdy drove in four runs in the nightcap.

Local golf
Sixty-six GARS members played in foursomes at Crescent,
Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 63.99 was Steve Albanese. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 64.64 was Paul Dombrowski. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 62.60 was John Cress. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 66.88 was Larrey Perrell.

Racing
Justin Allison (West Rowan) is in Talladega with Team BCR for open testing.

Prep football
Hough named Miles Aldridge as its new football cocah. He’s been the head coach at Spring Valley in Columbia, S.C.

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