West Rowan’s softball team won an exciting race for the SPC regular-season championship and starts pursuit of a tournament championship today.
West hosts a doubleheader today, with the Falcons taking on No. 8 NW Cabarrus at 4. No. 5 Carson battles No. 4 Cox Mill in the nightcap.
No. 2 seed Central Cabarrus also is hosting two games. The Vikings are in the nightcap against No. 7 East Rowan. No. 6 South Rowan plays No. 3 Hickory Ridge in the first game at Central at 4 p.m.
South and East have to win the tournament to extend their seasons into the playoffs. Hickory Ridge is hosting the semifinals and championship game.
• The CCC baseball tourney also starts today with No. 3 North Rowan hosting No. 6 Thomasville at 5, and No. 4 Salisbury hosting No. 5 Lexington at 7. West Davidson hosts the semifinals and championship game.
Andrew Beaver made a hole-in-one on No 17 at the Country Club of Salisbury on Saturday. David Bolick, Greg Jones and Bruce Rogers witnessed the feat.
• Roy Dixon (Salisbury) and UNC Greensboro are expected to be invited to the NCAA tournament today.
• The McCanless Couples played at Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The winning team was Chris Livengood, Roger Mills and Gene and Mary Seaford.
The second-place team was Phyllis Myers, Frank Foster, Calvin Hill and Bryan Reynolds.
Mills won closest to the pin. Livengood won longest putt.
• China Grove’s Carley Cox shot 86-84 — 170 and tied for 50th in the Vicki DiSantis Girls Championship held at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.
Anna Redding of Concord was third. She shot 76-72 — 148.
In the CPC track meet at Reagan, both Davie teams finished fifth. Mount Tabor’s boys and Parkland’s girls won the meet.
Davie’s Boyce Seals won the triple jump (44 feet), while George Mitchell was third (40-1).
Davie’s Hannah Dove placed second in shot put (30-0) and third in the discus (93-9). Elaina Passaro was second in the pole vault (9-6).
• In the MECKA track meet at A.L. Brown, top finishes by A.L. Brown’s girls were seconds by Simone Carroll in the 100 hurdles (17.20), Jela Lewter in the 800 (2:32) and Aitana Grant in the long jump (16-2.5). Jada Balknight was third in the discus (90-7).
A.L. Brown’s boy’s got wins from Kellen Corson in the 1600 (4:32.71) and the 800 (2:00.85). A.J. Meadows won the 3200 (10.25.97) and Curtis Haynie placed second (10:26,75).
Carson (13-1) takes on three of the SPC’s top teams this week. Carson is at Hickory Ridge Tuesday, goes to West Rowan Wednesday and hosts league-leader Cox Mill on Friday.
The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won two games on Saturday.
The Stallions (17-6) won 10-0 against the Statesville Mud Dogs. Caleb Threadgill, Dalton Lankford, Hunter Shepherd and Tyler Hartsell all had doubles and two hits. Hartsell drove in four runs.
McConner Wallace also had two hits. Lankford pitched a one-hitter.
• The Stallions won 11-0 against Providence Athletic Club. Shepherd’s two hits included a triple. Hartsell and Wallace also had two hits. Sawyer Strickland, Noah Jarrett, Shepherd, Threadgill and Wallace pitched an inning apiece.
In Appalachian State’s 10-9 loss to Western Carolina, Preston Troutman (East Rowan) hit his third homer of the season. Troutman had three hits and knocked in two runs for the Mountaineers. Brian Bauk (Salisbury) went 1-for-4 and scored two runs.
On Saturday. Appalachian State lost 20-10 to Western Carolina. Troutman had two hits and two RBIs. Bauk went 1-for-5 and drove in a run.
• Brett Huffman and UNC Pembroke open play in the PBC tourney Saturday.
Tyler Danish pitched six scoreless innings and led the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 3-1 win against visiting Hickory on Sunday.
West Carteret’s Blake Dodge and Marquavious Johnson of Knightdale were named as NCHSAA athletes of the year.
Catawba closed with an 18-5 loss to Limestone. Johnh Scheich broke Catawba’s career assist record (86).