Area Sports Briefs: East golfers win SPC tussle with South

Published 12:28 am Thursday, March 12, 2015

From staff reports

East Rowan’s golfers won the SPC match at McCanless on Wednesday.

East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly was medalist with a 34.

Team scores: East Rowan (155), South Rowan (157), Hickory Ridge (160), Concord (167), West Rowan (173), Carson (176),  Cox Mill (181), Northwest Cabarrus (182) and Central Cabarrus (197).

East Rowan: Lyerly 34,  Logan Shuping 40, Bryson Sprinkle 41, Ben Rollins 41

Carson: Joseph Mi tchem 38, Logan Overcash 43, Zared Tucker 47,  Bobby Bauer and Josh Coker 48s

West Rowan: Coyte Kyles 36, Cameron Hassard 41, Denny Triche 44,  Cody Stewart 52

South Rowan: Davis Richards 37, Parker Chavis 39, Dalton Little 40, Andrew Hubbard 41

Concord’s Walker Cress shot 37, while Concord’s Stephen Carroll shot 38.

• Salisbury finished third in a four-team match at Sapona on Tuesday.

Forbush shot 154 to win.  Other scores were West Davidson (161), Salisbury (162) and West Stokes (163).

Salisbury scorers were  Abraham Post, Gabe Steinman and Simon Post with 40s, and Alex Antosek with a 42.

Forbush’s Logan Lineberry shot 36. Ezra Goldbach shot 36 for West Stokes. West Davidson’s Logan Herman shot 37.

Prep baseball

Tanner Christy did it all for Carson in a 1-0 non-conference  baseball win against Robinson on Wednesday in China Grove. Christy pitched a two-hit shutout on 75 pitches, struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.

Christy (2-0) also  provided his own run support with a walk-off single in the seventh.

Matt Saul started the seventh with a single, and pinch-runner Ryan Bearden stole second before Christy’s single up the middle drove him in. Bearden was ruled safe on a close play at the plate.

Michael Morrison made a diving catch in the outfield to help Christy.

• West Davidson rolled 17-0 against South Davidson on Wednesday.

Carson Ward, Jacob Gobble and Holden Lanier homered. Tyler Hunt had three hits. Tyler Willard was the winning pitcher.

Mid. school baseball

Salisbury Academy swept a doubleheader at Ellis Park against North Hills on Monday.

In a 10-4 victory by the Jaguars, Mitch Jeter had two singles and a double for the Jaguars. Chad van der Poel had a single and a double.Nicholas Peltz, Zach Johnson and Walker Hartpence had hits.

Van der Poel pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts.

• In a 7-0 Jaguars’ win, Hartpence had two hits. Jeter and Hartpence had doubles.

Sam Combs pitched a one-hitter  with six strikeouts.

Prep schedule

A number of games scheduled for Friday have been moved up to Thursday due to the weather forecast.

Baseball games now scheduled for Thursday include South Rowan at Cox Mill, Hickory Ridge at East Rowan, and A.L. Brown at North Meck.

• South Rowan also will play soccer and softball at Cox Mill on Thursday.

7th-grade hoops

West Rowan Middle’s  girls finished an undefeated regular season with a 36-9  win against North Rowan Middle.

Abigail Wilson scored 17 points for the Bulldogs,  and Taylor Poole had nine.

The conference tournament starts Saturday at West Rowan Middle.

• Erwin’s boys won 26-18 against Corriher-Lipe.

Evan Johnston scored 11 points, and Brandon Jefferson scored seven.

• West Rowan Middle’s boys lost 36-34 to North Rowan.

Quay Weeks had 14 points for the Bulldogs (9-5).  Jay Joseph had 13 points, 17 rebounds, eight steals and six blocks. Jalen Jalen Houston scored seven points, and Mike Molenda had 10 rebounds.

Nasheeb Tabb led North Rowan (10-4) with 12 points, and Chaz McCombs had eight points.

• China Grove’s boys won 44-26 against Southeast.

Leading scorers for China Grove (2-11) were Remington Steele with 16, EJ Clark with 15 and Ryan Street with eight points.

The leading rebounders were Austin Peacock (12), Steele (10) and Clark (10).

Leading scorers for Southeast (0-14)  were Max Blackledge  with eight, and Gavin Shehan with 6.

China Grove will finish the regular season at home on Thursday against Corriher-Lipe.


Local golf

The Corbin Hills Senior Golf Association kicked off its senior tournament series Wednesday.

Event No. 1 featured players competing in individual stroke play.

Flight 1 — 1st:Danny Crosby (76); 2nd: Jerry Allman (77);  3rd: Gene Miller (80)

Flight 2 —   1st: Don Bishop (81) in a scorecard playoff;  2nd: Cliff Full (81); 3rd- Bill Boger (83)

Flight 3 — 1st: David Hanes (87); 2nd: Jim Board Sr. (95)

Super Senior Division — 1st: Charlie Hayden (77)

Skins winners: Full (2), Miller, Boger, Allman and Crosby

All players in each series event receive points for participation, and flight winners receive additional points for good play.

The points race is cumulative and concludes in November.

All seniors age 60 and over are welcome and play Gold Tees.

The Super Seniors division consists of players 80 and older and play Red tees.

The Association fee is $25 to join. The next event is scheduled for April 8 at 9 a.m. The format is individual stroke play. Call Jay Hill, PGA at 704-636-0672.

•The Corbin Hills Two-Man Captain’s Choice is scheduled for Saturday,  March 14 at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $30 (non-members) per player. Entry fee includes cart, green fee and prizes. To register a team, call the Corbin Hills staff at 704-636-0672.

Catawba tennis

Catawba’s women’s tennis team (6-6) won 7-2 against West Chester on Wednesday in Tampa.

• Catawba’s men’s tennis team (8-5) also won 7-2 against West Chester and is 3-1 on its Florida trip.

Catawba swimming

Catawba’s Sebastian Holmberg  swam his first event at the Division II Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday at the IUPUI Natatorium. The sophomore finished 30th this morning in the prelims of the 50 free.

Holmberg swam a time of 20.58, just off his school-record time from the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, and good enough for the third best time in school history.

Holmberg will swim Thursday in the 100 fly, where he has posted the third-fastest time in DII this year.

College softball

Samantha Jacobs (North Rowan) pitched into the seventh inning on Wednesday as Belmont Abbey won 5-3 against Barton.

It was the second win of the season for Jacobs.

College baseball

Catawba’s senior center fielder Blake Houston (South Rowan) has added Southeast Regional Player of the Week honors to his conference honors.

• Catawba will play Lincoln Memorial at Newman Park this weekend on Saturday (doubleheader at 1 p.m.) and Sunday (single game at 1 p.m.).



New York Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) has a left hamstring strain that may push back his Spring Training debut.

Parnell is coming off Tommy John surgery and his right arm is considered to be almost ready.

The hamstring is only expected to be a setback for four or five days.