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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba basketball home on Monday

From staff reports

Catawba’s men’s basketball team plays at home Monday at 7 p.m. against Chowan in a non-conference game.

Catawba’s women won’t play until Wednesday when Catawba travels to Queens.

Catawba’s softball team opens  Saturday at home with a doubleheader against Glenville State.

Livingstone basketball is off until the Blue Bears host Shaw on Saturday.

Sydney Poole (East Rowan) was a winning pitcher  as Pfeiffer softball opened with a sweep of Concord on Saturday.

Prep wrestling

Salisbury had five individual champions and won the CCC wrestling tournament that it hosted on Saturday.

Hornets Jibri Cowan (132), Darius  Jackson (152), Willie Clark (160), J.C. Burton (182) and Simeon Caldwell (195) won their weight classes. Three Hornets — Tyrell Blakely (106), Marquise Peele (heavyweight) and Spencer Bowler (220)  — were runners-up.

Salisbury finished second in the CCC in the regular season behind Thomasville.

• Salisbury, Carson and East Rowan will compete in the dual team state playoffs that begin on Tuesday with rounds 1 and 2.

East Rowan will be in a quad that includes North Lincoln, North Iredell and Marvin Ridge.  East Rowan has a home basketball game Tuesday. North Iredell is the most likely quad host.

• Regular-season champ A.L. Brown placed third in the MECKA conference tournament.

Hough won the tournament with 196 points.  Next were Robinson  (155), A.L. Brown (145.5), Mallard Creek (144), West Charlotte (58.5),  Vance  (45), Hopewell (33) and North Meck (29).

A.L. Brown tournament champs were Avery Clinding (120),  Isaiah Johnson (145) and Keechan Ware  (220).

Wonders Nick Sexton (132) and Doron White (138) were runners-up.


Prep swimming

Cox Mill’s girls won the SPC Championships held in Huntersville.

Cox Mill had 497 points. Concord (431), Hickory Ridge (320), South Rowan (254), Central Cabarrus (240), Northwest Cabarrus (178), Carson (94), East Rowan (85) and West Rowan (64) followed the Chargers.

South Rowan’s Leslie Franks set school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle races.

• Concord won the boys championship with 465 points.

Following the Spiders were Northwest Cabarrus (370), Cox Mill (342), Hickory Ridge (285),  South Rowan (249),  East Rowan (186), Central Cabarrus (153), Carson (106) and West Rowan (10).

Rowan Wolfpack

The Rowan Wolfpack Basketball Club is looking for players for a 7th-grade (13U) boys basketball travel team.

Open gym scrimmages for interested players will be held on Feb. 21 and 28  at the South Rowan YMCA from 1-2 p.m.   For more information on the Rowan Wolfpack, check out the website at BallCharts.com/RowanWolfpack or email Rowan.Wolfpack@yahoo.com or call or text  (470) 313-4278.

Local golf

Results from “The DeLuca” tournament at Corbin Hills:

First Flight: 1st- Keith Dorsett, Jerry Allman, John Struzick, Don Bishop (68-66 — 134)

Second Flight: 1st- Derek Overcash, Linda Whitley, Bill Boger, Daniel Crosby (75-69 — 144)

Third Flight: 1st- Perry Voncanon, Rex Davis, Bill Raymer (80-75 — 155)

Skin Winners: Perry Voncanon, Chuck Valley, Jerry Allman (2), Tommy Trexler, Ronnie Eidson

The next even at Corbin Hills is a two-man Captain’s Choice event on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m.

CCISAA basketball

The CCISAA jayvee basketball tournaments were held at Salisbury Academy (boys) and Sacred Heart (girls).

Here’s how the teams finished, along with with the all-tournament players.


Sixth —  Burlington Christian: Joshua Kriss

Fifth —  Salisbury Academy:  Graham Smith

Fourth —  Concordia: Connor Matthews

Third — Redeemer- James Giles and Jimmy Britt

Second — Sacred Heart: Will Webb & Ben Childress

First — Hickory Christian:  Randall Lyons and  Marshall Byrd

Tournament MVP— Hickory Christian’s Clay Hodges


Sixth — Burlington Christian: Erika Lewis

Fifth — Concordia: Paige Furr

Fourth — Statesville Christian: Brenna Rae Bentley

Third — Hickory Christian: Rachel Lowrey and Cullen Fulcher

Second — Sacred Heart: Sutton Webb and Rachel McCullough

First —  Salisbury Academy: Emma Nianouris and Taron Lilly

Tournament MVP: Salisbury Academy’s Maggie Dees

• The CCISAA varsity tournaments will be held this week: The girls first round is on Tuesday at Sacred Heart:  Salisbury Academy vs. Sacred Heart at 4 p.m., with the   varsity boys playing at 5:15 p.m.

Winners will advance to the semifinals on Friday to be played at Triad Baptist in Kernersville.



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