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Area sports briefs: LC game site shifts to Belk Complex

From staff reports

J.C. Smith and Livingstone will play this year’s Commemorative Classic  football game at the Irwin Belk Complex on the campus of JCSU.

The game was previously scheduled to be played at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Johnson C. Smith leads the overall series 47-30-3.

Since the inception of the Commemorative Classic in 2009, JCSU hasn’t   lost.

The last win in the rivalry  for Livingstone came in 2008 when the Blue Bears claimed a 32-26 win.

Livingstone is at Fayetteville State on Saturday.

Prep soccer

Chase won 7-0 against Randleman Wednesday and will play at Salisbury in the second round of the 2A playoffs.

Local golf

Sixty-eight GARS members played in foursomes at Lexington Golf Club this week.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Gerald Barker with a net of 62.25. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 67.02 was Gary Morgan. Low  ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 69.78 was Frank Rowell. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 64.22 was Leonard Robbins.

• In the eGolf Tour’s Championship at Red Hawk,  Frank Adams III shot 68 and  Will Collins shot 70.

• The Jerry Barger Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Corbin Hills on Nov. 22-23.

The start time both days is 9 a.m.

The format is three-players teams competing for 36 holes, with six holes each of Best Ball, Captain’s Choice and Texas Scramble.

Teams will be flighted after the first round.

The entry fee is $80 for non-members and $50 for members. That fee includes  golf, food, beverages and prizes.

This tournament is designed to honor Jerry Barger  and recognize the No. 36 he wore  so proudly wore during his playing career at Duke.

For more information contact Jay Hill at 704-636-0672.

Middle school football

West Rowan rolled 48-0 against Mooresville to win the seventh-grade football championship.

Jalen Houston scored  touchdowns on runs of 8 and 13 yards.  Gerquavius Weeks scored on a 45-yard run.

Zeb Burns closed  the  first half with a 2-yard touchdown run.  Tykese Warren scored on a 5-yard run, while Bradley Allen returned a block punt 25 yards for a score.

Jaxon Wheeler was 6-for-6 on PATs.

The offensive line of Carter Jenkins, Baiden Suddarth, Drake Martin, Jonny Hassard, Edwin Berrios, Bryson Coleman, Mike Molenda and J.T. Bost had an outstanding game.

The West defense was led by Ethan Pratt, Jay Joseph, Daniel Sell, Dylan Sigmon, Nicholi Warren, Warren, Houston, Lathan Hager, Colton Evans and Weeks.

  Houston had an interception.  Joseph recovered a fumble. Calub Pope blocked a punt.

West Rowan scored 314 points while allowing only six  points, both school records.  The Bulldogs finished 8-0 and were coached by Erich Epps, Danny Phillips, Raye Brothers and Steve Berger.

Mooresville (5-2)  travels to North Rowan next Tuesday.

• China Grove’s eighth-graders closed the season with a 32-14 win against Corriher-Lipe.

Elijah Eason had TD runs of 45 yards and 6 yards, plus two PAT runs for the Red Devils. Alex Shaffer scored on an 18-yard run and a PAT run.

Nick Moore had a 2-yard scoring run, and Josh McCurry had a PAT run.

The offensive line of Dylan Johnson, Will Mabry, Xavier Steele, Gabe Hudgens, Richard Kaylor, Caleb Weaver and Austin Cooke had an outstanding game blocking. Defensive standouts were McCurry, Kaylor, Teolyn Woodruff, and Christian Reynolds.

College soccer

Catawba’s  Bethany Davis  made 12 saves as Catawba battled to a scoreless tie with Pfeiffer on Senior Night at Frock Field.

Catawba senior Karen Presnell (Salisbury) created three quality chances but all were stopped by Pfeiffer keeper Blakeney Blair.

College volleyball

Livingstone’s volleyball team lost 3-2 to J.C. Smith in Charlotte.

The Golden Bulls rallied from a 2-0 deficit.

Carrie Blunt had 20 kills for the Blue Bears.


The names of two North Rowan cross country runners were  left out of a report on the  2A Midwest Regional.

Cody Weant ran 20:25 and Michael Brandt cross the line in 21:29.




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