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Area Sports Briefs: West girls lose at Asheville Erwin

West Rowan’s girls lost 85-67 at fourth-seeded Asheville Erwin in  a 3A first-round playoff game on Friday.

West Rowan (10-15), the No. 29 seed, was in the game at halftime, down 33-25, but the things got away from the Falcons in the second half.

  West Rowan coach Ashley Poole was whistled for her second technical foul with 1:33 to go in the third quarter and  ejected.

Taylor Martin led the Falcons with 24 points. Khaila Hall and Shanece Miller scored 11 apiece.

Senior guard Mariah Reid, who signed with Gardner-Webb, scored her 1,000th point for Erwin.

Erwin (24-1) won its 14th straight game and will play Cuthbertson on Saturday.

• West Rowan’s boys lost  69-46 to Weddington in a 3A first-rounder.

• In first-round games Saturday, South Rowan’s girls host Asheboro at 4 p.m., and Carson’s girls travel to Northern Guilford at 4 p.m.

A.L. Brown is at Rocky River at 2 p.m.

• In second-round games on Saturday, East Rowan’s girls are at Pisgah at 4 p.m., North Rowan’s girls are at Wilkes Central at 3 p.m., and Davie County is at McDowell at 5 p.m.

• North Rowan’s boys will play a second-round game Monday vs. the Randleman-West Davidson winner. North Rowan would have to travel to Randleman.

      Catawba athletics

Catawba’s basketball teams are home Saturday afternoon at 2 and 4 p.m. to finish the regular season against Lincoln Memorial.

Both Catawba teams will be in the SAC tournament. The Catawba women will be at home next Wednesday.

• Carley Tysinger struck out 16 as Catawba softball (5-2) won 7-1 against Flagler in Columbus, Ga., on Friday.

Caroline Turner hit a three-run homer, while Tysinger hit a two-run homer.   Tysinger  is 3-1  in the circle.

• T.J. Wharton had four hits and three RBIs as Catawba won 12-8 in the opener of a SAC series at Newberry on Friday.

Catawba (10-3, 4-2 SAC) has won eight in a row.

Will Albertson   had three hits and scored three runs, Chance Bowden (Salisbury) knocked in three runs.

Sean Grant notched his first career win  in relief of Matt Farmakis.


Local golf

The Two-Man Mulligan  will be held at Warrior are March 7-8.

Entry is open to the first 64 paid teams.

• The date for the 17th annual John Campbell Memorial Golf Classic is May 1 at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The captain’s choice tournament includes contests, prizes, awards and refreshments. All proceeds will be used to buy new equipment for the surgical services unit at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

Morning and afternoon flights are availble. $175 per golfer. $700 per team. Sponsorships are available.

Call  704-210-6880 to register.

• Salisbury’s Frank Adams III has shot 72-69-76 —217 in the first three rounds of the eGolf Tour’s Palmetto Hall Championship.  Adams is tied for 18th.

Girls basketball

Hickory Ridge edged East Gaston 59-56 in first-round 3A girls action on Friday.

Gabby Smith scored 26 for the Ragin’ Bulls, and Laura McManimen had 16.

Raven Brooks scored 29 for East Gaston.

App. State sports

Chancellor Sheri N. Everts named Douglas Gillin director of athletics at Appalachian State.

He will begin his new duties April 6.

  Thursday night home games against longtime rival Georgia Southern (Oct. 22) and Sun Belt stalwart Arkansas State (Nov. 5) headline Appalachian State’s 12-game 2015 schedule. Both games will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

Hurricanes basketball

The Rowan Hurricanes AAU basketball organization is looking for 4th-10th grade girls and boys to form teams.

The Hurricanes are looking only for serious balplayers to part of the hurricane family. Any player interested can contact coach Marcus White at 704-490-5844 or email marcuswhite809@gmail.com.

Hurley Y sign-ups.

Girls Volleyball

Grades 4-8.  Teaches Volleyball fundamentals and skills along with the YMCA’s core values. Register through March 7.

Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.

Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

Spencer Cal Ripken

Due to bad weather, registration will be in Spencer from 10 until 2 p.m. on Saturday. There is also one more week of registration at Ellis Park.

Rowan Wolfpack

The Rowan Wolfpack Basketball Club is looking for players for a 6th-7th grade/13U boys basketball travel team.  Open gym scrimmage for interested players is Saturday, Feb. 28 at the South Rowan YMCA from 1-2 p.m..   For more information on the Rowan Wolfpack, see website at BallCharts.com/RowanWolfpack or contact Rowan.Wolfpack@yahoo.com or call or text (470) 313-4278.





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