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Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone home, Catawba on road Saturday

From staff reports

Livingstone’s basketball teams play at home on Saturday, hosting Johnson C. Smith in a CIAA doubleheader.

The women’s game will tip  off at 2 p.m.

Livingstone’s women are ranked 18th nationally and will take a 17-0 record into the matchup with the Golden Bulls (15-3).

Former Salisbury star Shanequa “Bubbles’ Phifer is coming off a great outing for the Golden Bulls. She made five 3-pointers Wednesday.

•Livingstone’s men (11-6, 5-3) also are picking up steam. The J.C. Smith men are 9-10, 3-5.

•Catawba’s teams are on the road Saturday at Lincoln Memorial.

Lincoln Memorial’s men are unbeaten this season and are dominating the SAC.

It’s a big game for the Catawba women, as they are tied for fifth in the SAC with Lincoln Memorial.

Prep basketball

A.L. Brown’s girls lost 51-41 to North Meck on Friday.

Shemya Stanback scored 11 for the Wonders. Aitana Grant and Kyla Downs had nine each.

• Ashley Hampton scored 14 points, De’Jah Joyner had 13, and Madison Zaferatos added 11 for the Davie girls in a 66-54 CPC win against Reagan on Friday.

• Davie’s boys lost 61-36 to Reagan on Friday.

Cooper Wall scored 13 for the War Eagles, and Dylan Shoffner had nine.

Davie was down 13 going to the fourth quarter but didn’t make a field goal in the final period.

• Hickory Ridge’s girls won 63-47 againt Central Cabarrus on Friday.

Laura McManimen scored 16 for the Ragin’ Bulls. Mahaley Holit scored 14 for the Vikings.

• Hickory Ridge’s boys won 75-41 against Central Cabarrus on Friday.

Jaylen Stowe scored 17 for the Ragin’ Bulls.

Isaiah Salter scored 22 for the Vikings.


East Rowan’s jayvee boys rallied late and won 58-55 in overtime against Concord.

Lucas Morton scored 21 for the Mustangs. Ellis Taylor and Bryson Sprinkle had eight each. Paiton File hit a key 3-pointer.

Christian Ely led the Spiders.

Prep wrestling

West Rowan won 51-21 against South Rowan in SPC wrestling on Friday.

A.J. Martlock, Jacob Boyd, Jacob Wood and Hunter Mesimer won by forfeit for the Falcons (4-3 SPC).

Zac Ridenhour, Ben Kluttz and Corbin Benton won by pin.

Hunter Wilhelm, Juwan Houston and Josh McSwain won decisions for the Falcons.

Logan Durham, Mark Milem and Patrick Viars had pins for the Raiders.

Austin Bell won a decision.

• East Rowan won at Concord 78-6 on Friday.

138: Colton Carico (EARO) over   (CONC) (For.) 145: Dustin Cox (EARO) over   (CONC) (For.) 152: Luke Miller (EARO) over Tyler Riley (CONC) (Fall 0:00) 160: Maxwell Wall (EARO) over   (CONC) (For.) 170: Josh Beaver (EARO) over Noah Goertzen (CONC) (Fall 0:00) 182: Shiheem Saunders (EARO) over   (CONC) (For.) 195: Jake Boltz (EARO) over Sebastian Bare (CONC) (Fall 0:00) 220: Cody Hiatt (EARO) over Michael Goertzen (CONC) (Fall 0:00) 285: Austin Motsinger (CONC) over Austin Hoosier (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 106: Sam Cornacchione (EARO) over   (CONC) (For.) 113: Landon Carico (EARO) over   (CONC) (For.) 120: Logan Haas (EARO) over Andrew Cameron (CONC) (Fall 0:00) 126: Jeffrey Burrell (EARO) over Lucas Martini (CONC) (Fall 0:00) 132: Wesley Porter (EARO) over Conner Lineberger (CONC) (Fall 0:00)


East Diamond Sports

Online registration will be on the website www.eastrowandiamondsports.com from Feb. 1 until March 1.

Onsite registrations will be held at the East Rowan cafeteria on Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 28  from 9-11 a.m. and March 2 from 6-8 p.m.

Rates: Majors baseball- $100, Minors baseball- $90, Coach Pitch baseball- $80, T-Ball baseball- $70, 10U and 12U softball- $90, 8U softball- $80.

China Grove sports

China Grove youth baseball and softball registrations starts Saturday, Jan. 24, at  Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove and will last until Feb. 28.

Fees are:  Baseball:  5-6 Coach Pitch $65; 7-8 Pitching Machine  $65.00; 9-10; Junior  Division $65.00; and 11-12 Senior Division $65.00.

Softball:  6-9 Coach Pitch 65.00; 10-12 Senior Division $65.00.  After Feb. 21 late fee is $75.

No registrations will be taken after Feb. 28.

League age is as of April 30, 2015.  If you have any questions, contact   James Solomon at 704  857-1439 or e-mail:  ymcanewhouse@yahoo.com.


College baseball

Conference Carolinas released its preseason poll.

After posting their highest win total in four years, the Pfeiffer Falcons have been picked to finish third.

Leading the returners is junior pitcher Ethan Greene. Pfeiffer’s ace went 6-3 on the mound and was second in the league in innings pitched at 87.2.   

The Falcons also return four players who were named  second team all-conference in   Hunter Jobe, Tyler Lequire, Dalton Lindley  and Cole McGraw.



Mount Olive (7) 70

Erskine (1) 64

Pfeiffer 52

Belmont Abbey 50

King 48

Limestone 43

Barton 33

North Greenville 32



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