Thomas will be honored by NCAA

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 26, 2014

Livingstone announced that former basketball student-athlete Mark Thomas has been chosen to receive one of the NCAA Today’s Top 10 Awards.
The award will be presented t o Thomas Jan. 16, in Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord National, during the NCAA Convention.
This is the first time in history a player from a HBCU has been elected for a nomination of this stature
The NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award recognizes student-athletes who completed their careers in 2013-14 for their successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community.

North Rowan’s volleyball team won 25-10, 25-16 and 25-18 against Lexington in CCC action on Thursday.
Demeria Robinson had nine aces and 17 points. Aliyah Farmer had nine kills, three solo blocks and three aces. Brianna White had nine kills.
• North Rowan’s jayvees won 25-11 and 25-16.
Bry Neely had eight aces. Mikayla Young had four aces. Hope Evans had six kills.
• West Rowan won 25-20, 25-18 and 25-5 against Central Cabarrus in SPC action on Thursday.
Parker Williams had eight aces and Ashley Wood had six aces. Diamond Lovell and Hannah Moseley had nine kills each. Wood had 24 assists. Libero Taylor Martin, Taylor Quinn, Parker Williams, Abby Williams and Asia Kemp led the defense.
• Salisbury lost 3-2 to East Davidson in a CCC match on Thursday and is now tied with the Golden Eagles for first place.
Juliana Anderson led the the Hornets with 20 kills, 11 service points and seven digs. Maddie Gentry had four aces, 12 service points, six kills and 12 digs. Mary Seifert had three aces, 11 service points, four kills, 11 digs and 16 assists. Lora Withers had 10 assists. Rebecca Malloy had two aces, 11 service points and seven digs. Abby Lee had eight digs.
• East Rowan lost 27-25, 18-25, 25-22 and 28-26 to SPC foe Northwest Cabarrus on Thursday.
Jordan McCall had 37 assists and six aces. Brittany Small had 17 kills and five aces. Avery Wright had eight kills and six digs. Ashton Rogers had 12 kills.
Carson won 7-4 against A.L. Brown in a non-conference matchup on Thursday.
Brandon Flores scored five goals for the Cougars (10-2). Colton Correll scored two goals. Raunel Vasquez had an assist. The next game for the Cougars is Tuesday, Sept. 30, at first-place Cox Mill.
• Cox Mill won 3-1 in overtime against Northwest Cabarrus on Thursday.
Cox Mill, Carson and Concord all have one SPC loss.
Martavio Rankin rushed for 121 yards, three touchdowns and a two-point conversion to lead West Rowan to a 46-0 win against South Rowan in SPC jayvee action on Thursday.
Javon Lofton and Mason Sides led the blocking for Rankin.
Bryant Young ran for a TD and threw four two-point conversion passes. Young hit Kameron Caldwell twice for conversions and also found Mykel Berger and Avery Allen.
Devin Turner had a fumble return for a defensive touchdown.
Tyler Wheeler, Brandon Wallace, Miles Poteat, Malcolm Ingram and Arturo Vera led the defense.
• East Rowan lost to Concord 22-12 despite scoring runs of 42 and 50 yards by Isaac Baker.
Erwin won 42-0 against China Grove in eighth-grade football. Sam Wall had two rushing touchdowns and caught a TD pass.
Christian Bennett had two rushing TDs. Deontae Gallmon scooped up a fumble to score on defense. Landon Ketchie had an interception.
• West Rowan Middle won 22-8 against Knox in eighth-grade football.
Benjamin Bonds scored on a 25-yard pass from Payne Stolsworth, and Anthony Chance had scoring runs of 34 and 52 yards and a two-point conversions.
Jeffrey Garman scored a two-point conversion. Sebastian Trijillo Reyes kicked a conversion.
Chance had 155 total yards.
Dawson Sheesley recovered a fumble. Cameron Graham had an interception and five solo tackles. Nigal Taylor made seven tackles.
Logan Younce, Mel Mata,
Cory Snider and JoJo Brush were standouts for the Bulldogs.
West Davidson shot 135 and won a CCC match at Sapona Ridge on Thursday.
Salisbury shot 144, while East Davidson 166 and Lexington 183.
Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara shot 38 and was medalist. Shelby Holden shot 50, and Caroline Parrott shot 56.
Olivia Mast shot 43 to lead the Green Dragons.
• Cox Mill won Thursday’s SPC match at Warrior.
The Chargers shot 122.
West Rowan (133), South Rowan (138), East Rowan (148), Carson (149), Concord (158) and Hickory Ridge (160) followed.
Co-medalists were Cox Mill’s Jaime Cassell and South Rowan’s Alexandria Bare with 36s.
Kelly Boley’s 42 led West Rowan. Savannah Lloyd shot 45, while Markey Brandt shot 46.
Micah Furr shot 45 for Carson. Adison Collins shot 50,w hile Taylor McCulloh shot 52.
For East Rowan, Riley Padgett shot 46, Grace Stokes shot 47, and Kathryn Marcum shot 53.

West Rowan won 5-4 against South Rowan in SPC tennis on Thursday.
Mackenzie Koontz, Tabby Landy, Laura Compton and Abby Johnson won in singles for West Rowan. Compton-Ivy Rabon won in doubles for West Rowan.
Olivia Sides and Luner Singsomphone won for South Rowan. Cierra Hunter-Mariah Mason and Sides-Kaitlyn McCombs won in doubles.
• Carson beat NW Cabarrus 6-3 on Thursday and is 6-0 in the SPC.
Sara Lentz, Gabi Jolly, Addie Gantt and Sierra Fesperman won in singles for the Cougars.
Laura Isenhour-Lentz, Jolly-Fesperman won in doubles, and Carson won No. 3 doubles by forfeit.

Erwin’s tennis team defeated Corriher-Lipe on Thursday. It was the fifth win for the Eagles.
Winners in singles were Lauren Weisensel, Kristen Brady, Victoria Plyler, Sage Fann, Jordan Loflin and Riane Richardson. Winners in doubles were Richardson and Katherine Austin.
Catawba Valley Community College won 3-1 against the Montreat jayvees.
Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had 17 kills and 11 digs for the Redhawks (15-5).
Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had four kills and 2.5 blocks.