Area Sports Briefs: North’s Streater wins state championship
From staff reports
North Rowan’s Michael Streater won a state title in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 4 inches in the 1A-2A indoor track state meet held in Winston-Salem on Friday.
North Rowan’s girls placed fifth with 24 points. North Rowan’s boys were 13th with 17 points.
North Brunswick’s boys and the Burlington Cummings girls were champs.
North Rowan girls
Brianna White, 3rd high jump, 5 feet, 2 inches; 5th in 55 hurdles, 9.49 seconds
Chevy Blaire, 5th, shot put, 34-4 1/2
Brianna White, North Rowan, 9.49. 6, Kelsia Moore, Cummings, Hu, 9.70. 7,
Meliya Parker, North Rowan, 7th, in 55 hurdles, 9.82.
Payton Russell, North Rowan, 2nd in 300, 42.03
North Rowan boys
Alexis Archie, 4th, shot put, 48-7
Shane Parker, 6th, 48-0-1/2
Lamyron Greene, Salisbury, 13th in 300, 38.20.
CARY — It was a big day for Salisbury swimmer Kathryn Morrison at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A-2A state swimming championships.
Morrison returned from the Triangle Aquatic Center with a third-place finish in the girls 100-yard backstroke and a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.
Morrison also swam the third leg of the Hornets’ eighth-place 200 medley relay team, which has Shelby Holden in the first leg, Sharmi Amin in the water second and Amelia Steinman swimming the anchor.
The team finished the race in 2 minutes, .04 seconds.
Advancing to the championship final requires finishing in the top eight, based on time, in the preliminary heats.
In the individual events, Morrison advanced to the championship final after she posted the second-best time in the 100 backstroke and fourth-best in the 100 backstroke.
The Hornets were also represented in the championship final of the boys 200 individual medley. Ethan Knorr touched the wall fourth with a time of 1:59.15, which was more than three seconds better than his time in preliminary heat. After the preliminary race, he was seeded fifth.
Matt Woolly advanced out of the preliminary race to the consolation final of the boys 100 breaststroke. He placed 13th with a 1:06.77.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills elementary school girls beat Success Institue 35-17. Klara Ogg led the Eagles with nine points.
Colby Edmonds scored eight, Audrey McGrail had seven, and Carrie Morgan had six.
Carson’s jayvee boys finished 14-2 in the SPC with a 61-59 win against Cox Mill on Friday.
Jailen Williams scored 15, Elijah Moss had 13, and Cameron Prugh scored nine.
Madison Zaferatos (14 points), Asiah Peterson (11) and Ashlyn Hampton (10) led Davie’s girls to a 48-41 win against Mount Tabor on Friday and ended a 21-game losing streak against the Spartans.
Davie finished second and will play at home on Monday in the CPC tournament.
• Davie’s boys finished the regular season with an 84-59 loss to Mount Tabor.
Jordan McDaniel and Tre Redmond scored 13 each for the War Eagles. Holden Poole had 11.
A.L. Brown hoops
Both A.L. Brown teams finished the regular season on Thursday with 6-8 records.
A.L. Brown’s boys won 57-54 against Hopewell. Jaylon Neal scored 17 points, and Joekeem Neal and Damon Johnson had 12 each.
Both A.L. Brown teams finished 6-8 in the league and both finished fifth.
A.L. Brown’s girls are scheduled to play Hough on Monday at 6. at Hopewell in the first round of the MECKA tournament.
Laura McManimen scored 20 points and Gabby Smith had 19 as Hickory Ridge won 65-55 against West Rowan’s girls on Friday in Harrisburg.
Smith had 11 rebounds and her seventh straight double-double. The Ragin’ Bulls (18-5, 13-3) tied East Rowan for second place.
Taylor Martin scored a career-high 24 for the Falcons. Sierra Charles had 11.
Hick. Ridge 65, W. Rowan 55
Martin 24, Charles 11, Hall 9, Vaughters 4, Miller 3, Lovell 2, Yow 2.
HICK. RIDGE (65)
McManimen 20, Smith 19, Shears 8, Manley 6, Miller 6, Perry 2, Scott 2, Jones 2.
West 11 4 12 28 — 55
Hick. Ridge 16 16 18 15 — 65
Celexus Long scored 24 points for West Rowan’s boys on Friday in a 55-46 loss at Hickory Ridge.
The Falcons made it a game after scoring only two points in the first quarter. Hickory Ridge (19-4, 14-2) tied for first place in the SPC with Cox Mill.
Jaylen Stowe led the Ragin’ Bulls with 18.
Hick. Ridge 55, W. Rowan 46
Long 24, Weeks 8, Joseph 6, Mauldin 4, Rankin 2, Wilson 2, Morris.
HICK. RIDGE (55)
Stowe 18, Av. Metcalf 13, Meertins 8, Babson 4, Heidtke 4, Putnam 2, Garner 2, Smith 2, Harston 1, An. Metcalf 1.
West 2 13 9 22 — 46
Hick. Ridge 9 18 12 16 — 55
Carson’s girls won 46-41 at Cox Mill on Friday to close the regular season in fourth place.
Alex Allen scored 17 for the Cougars. Sydney Huffman had 10.
“It was not a pretty game at all — but it was a win,” Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer said.
• Cox Mill won the boys game 83-53 and shared the SPC title with Hickory Ridge. Matt Morgan scored 31 for the Chargers.
For Carson, Brenden Westbrook had a career-high 17 and Jonathan Rucker and Jacob Raper scored 12 apiece.
Carson 46, Cox Mill 41
Allen 17, Huffman 10, Turney 6, Ketchie 4, Furr 3, Gabriel 2, Roberson 2, Shumaker 2, McClary, Wiggins.
COX MILL (41)
Hill 10, Barker 9, Stafford 6, Surratt 5, Lewis 3, Sandini 2, Morphey 2, Rinkus 2, Comer 2.
Carson 11 13 14 8 — 46
Cox Mill 8 12 10 11 — 41
Cox Mill 83, Carson 53
Carson (53)— Rucker 12, Raper 12, McCain 7,Hairston 2, Westbrook 17, Collins 2, Houge 1
Livingstone’s women’s basketball game at J.C. Smith that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to Sunday.
The men’s teams are still scheduled to play Saturday at 4 p.m.
Catawba is home Saturday for a SAC doubleheader against Anderson. The women’s game opens the doubleheader at 2 p.m. Catawba’s women have won five straight games.
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.
T.J. Wharton and Blake Houston (South Rowan) had three hits and three RBIs each to pace Catawba to an 11-2 win at Stillman on Friday afternoon.
Chance Bowden (Salisbury) had a two-run single.
The Catawba Indians improved to 4-3, while the Tigers fell to 1-7.
Shaefer Shepard improved to 2-0 with five innings of work.
Centralina Crossover will conduct AAU basketball tryouts and workouts this Sunday.
High school boys from 2-3:30 p.m. and high school girls from 3:30- 5 p.m.