Area Sports Briefs: Franks leads South girls

Published 11:39 pm Thursday, February 12, 2015

From staff reports

South Rowan’s Leslie Franks finished 10th in the 50 freestyle (25.47 seconds) and 13th in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.16) in Thursday’s 3A Swimming Championships in Cary.

South Rowan’s 200 freestle relay team of  Franks, Casey Pruitt, Taylor Kluttz and Kylie Labbe was 11th in 1:47.16.

In 1-meter diving, South Rowan’s Madyson Campbell placed sixth and Brittany Luckey was ninth.

South Rowan’s girls finished 17th with 45 points. Marvin Ridge won the championship.

• South Rowan’s 200 free relay team of Reagan May, Stetson Johnston, Gabe Welch and Dakota Dennis was 15th in 1:37.56.

They accounted for South Rowan’s four points in the boys meet. Chapel Hill won the 3A boys competition.

• The 1A-2A Championships are Friday in Cary.

Prep indoor track

The 1A-2A state indoor track meet starts at 4 p.m.  on Friday in Winston-Salem.

Prep basketball

A.L. Brown’s girls lost 55-49 to league champion Hopewell on Thursday.

Aitana Grant scored 14 for the Wonders. Talethia Alexander scored 12, and Shemya Stanback had 11.

• Hickory Ridge’s Jaylen Stowe, Hough’s Luke Maye and North Meck’s C.J. Bryce were named to the 10-man N.C. team for the NC-SC all-star games to be played on March 28 at Myrtle Beach High.

Albemarle’s Al Andrew was tabbed as a coach for the N.C. team.

• Salisbury is at North Rowan Friday in the biggest boys game.

North Rowan is tied for first in the CCC with Lexington. Salisbury is third.

Prep wrestling

Individual regionals start Friday. SPC wrestlers are at Piedmont. CCC wrestlers are at Parkwood.  MECKA wrestlers are at Hough, and CPC wrestles are are at Northwest Guilford.

Miller honored

Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Famer Beth Miller (South Rowan), Senior Associate Athletic Director at UNC,  was  named  Thursday as one of the top 10  Senior Woman Administrators in the nation.

  Miller is in her 31st year at UNC and is the primary administrator for 13 Tar Heel programs — men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, rowing, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball.

North Hills hoops

Leonard Murdoch scored 23 points to lead the North Hills varsity boys to a 73-72 win against Covenant Classical.

Chris Taylor scored 17 points, Collin Turner had 12, and Garrett Beck and Will Johnson scored eight each.

• In a  63-56 win against Matthews Arborbrook Christian, Taylor scored 23 and Murdoch had 19.

Jayvee girls

East Rowan’s jayvee girls won 49-11 against Central Cabarrus. Courtney Wagner scored 16, and Micah Loper had 10.

7th-grade hoops

Corriher-Lipe’s girls won 20-11 against North Rowan Middle. Wannie Nance played great defense.

Ryanna Holland scored seven for the Mavericks.

• Jay Joseph’s 18 points and eight rebounds led West Rowan Middle to a 44-18 win against China Grove.

Jalen Houston had six points and five steals for the Bulldogs (5-2). KJ Hernandez and Kejuan McCain sparked the defense.

Austin Peacock had five points for China Grove.

West Rowan plays against North Rowan on Tueaday.

South YMCA

The South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations for coed spring soccer (K-8) and flag football (Pre K-8). Leagues will begin practice and games in April.

Girls volleyball registration for grades 4-8 is open through March 2.  Practice and games begin in March. Contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or

Catawba football

Catawba head football coach  Curtis Walker and his staff will again host a recruiting showcase to discuss recent signees.

The event will take place in Classroom 109 of Goodman Gym between the Catawba basketball doubleheader on Saturday around 3:45 p.m., between games of the basketball doubleheader.

Coaches will give an inside look at the players joining the program for the 2015 season as well as feature video highlights.

Catawba baseball

Catawba’s baseball team plays at Stillman this weekend in a non-conference series with the Tigers. The series has been altered due to cold weather forecasted on Sunday. Following Friday’s opener, the teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

Stillman is 1-6. Catawba is 3-3.

Catawba tennis

  Catawba’s men’s tennis team  (4-2) fell 6-3 to Pfeiffer  Wednesday afternoon at the Knapp Tennis Center.  Pfeiffer is 5-0. Catawba is 4-2.

Catawba swimming

Catawba lowered two school marks on Thursday’s second day of the  Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimming Championships  at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center.

Theo Zatterstrom put up a new record in the 500 free, while the women’s 400 medley relay team also posted a record time.

That team was comprised of Katia Kruglov, Janin Kassner, Jess Daniel and Amy Cujas (Davie).

Local golf

Corbin Hills is hosting a Tw-Man Captain’s Choice on Saturday, Feb. 14,  at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $30 for non-members. Entry includes golf, cart and prizes.

To register a team, contact  Jay Hill at 704-636-0672.


The East Rowan Y is resgistering for girls middle school volleyball (grades 6-8) through March 7.

The East Y is registering for Mighty Kickers soccer (boys and girls, ages 3-4) and spring soccer (boys and girls, grades K-8) through March 21.

Flag football registration for boys and girls (ages 4-14) ends March 21.

Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or