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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba finishes sweep

From staff reports

Catawba’s baseball team finished a  SAC doubleheader sweep with a 3-2 win against Lincoln Memorial in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday and moved into first place in the league.

Shaefer Shepard (5-1) pitched seven innings for the win. He struck out nine and walked none.

T.J. Wharton supplied the offense with a three-run homer in the third inning.

Will Albertson went 1-for-1 and is 17-for-20 in his last five games.

West Rowan lost 12-2 at  Alexander Central in five innings on Saturday.

It was the first loss for the Falcons (4-1).

Taylor Martin had a double and drove in the West Rowan runs.

Morgan Corriher, Marissa Yow and Parker Greene also hits for the Falcons.

Peyton Greene took the loss in the circle.

Alexander Central scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth. Vada Sherrill and Chelsea Krider drove in three runs apiece.

College baseball

Noah Holmes (East Rowan) had two hits for Appalachian State on Saturday in a 6-4 loss to Texas State.

College lacrosse

Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team won 18-4 against Lincoln Memorial on Saturday at Shuford Stadium.

Catawba (4-3, 3-1 SAC) was led by Meredith Jones. She set a school record with five assists and also scored three goals.

• Catawba’s men’s lacrosse team won 11-7 against Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

Zach LaFavre  scored five goals for the Indians (3-4, 1-2 SAC).

7th-grade hoops tournament (at West Middle)

First-round results:


West Rowan 41, North Rowan 3

Erwin 37, Southeast 11 (Adalie Harrison 16 for the Eagles, Maci Cooper 9)

Knox 35, China Grove 5

Mooresville defeated Corriher-Lipe

West Rowan vs. Knox, Monday semifinal, 4:30

Erwin vs. Mooresville, Tuesday semifinal, 4:30


Knox 49, China Grove 10

West Rowan 47, Erwin 41

North Rowan 40, Corriher-Lipe 33

Mooresville 50, Southeast 22

West Rowan vs. Mooresville, Monday semifinal, 6

North Rowan vs. Knox, Tuesday semifinal, 6

Legion baseball

The American Legion Post 115 Spring Fling is set for Saturday. May 30, at Northwest Cabarrus High.

Three games will be played. Admission is $5 per game or $8 for all three.

1 p.m. — High Point vs. Southern Rowan

4 p.m. — Cherryville vs. Rowan County

7 p.m. — Kernersville vs. Kannapolis

  Kannapolis Post 115 American Legion sign-ups are on Saturday, April 11, at  Beaver-Pittman Post 115.

Junior Legion players will meet at 10 a.m. and must have a birth certificate with a raised seal and proof of insurance.

Age eligibity for the Junior team is anyone born in 1998 or later.

Senior Legion players will meet at noon and must have  a copy of Drivers License and proof of insurance

Age eligibity for the Senior team is anyone born in 1996 or later.

Contact AD James Rorie at 980-621-1701 for Junior questions.

Contact AD Ronnie Raper for Senior questions at 704-796-1480.


Wrestling camp

The Appalachian Wrestling Camp will be held on July 15-18 for middle school and high school wrestlers who will be in grades 7-12.

The total cost minus any discounts is $345.

The first payment to East Rowan of $100 must be made before May 15.

The final payment is due on or before July 3.

Contact East Rowan coach Barry Justus at 704-642-2324.

North Hills athletics

The North Hills varsity softball team defeated Statesville Christian 12-5 and 14-11 in a doubleheader on Thursday.

Brittney Hogan struck out seven. Carrie Morgan had an inside-the-park homer.

North Hills plays at Union Grove on Tuesday.

• The North Hills varsity flag football won 30-27 against  Mountain Island Charter.



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