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Area Sports Briefs: West Rowan softball rolls into tie for first

From staff reports

West Rowan’s softball team moved into a three-way tie for first place in the SPC with a 17-0 win against Concord on Thursday.

Parker Greene went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs for the Falcons (7-3, 6-2 SPC).

Taylor Martin went 3-for-3. Driving in two runs each were Hunter Gibbons, Alexandra Linder and Khara Fesperman.

Marissa Yow went 2-for-2 with two doubles.

Camryn Nooner was the  winning pitcher and struck out three.

West Rowan plays at Davie County on Monday.

Prep baseball

South Rowan won 8-3 at A.L. Brown in nine innings on Thursday.

The Raiders (9-1) scored five runs in the ninth. Walker Joyce was the winning  pitcher.

Chandler Corriher, Hunter Travis and Bo Corriher reached base to set the table. Eric Stowe’s single drove in the go-ahead run.  Joyce drove in two runs in the inning, and Tyler Rary had a run-scoring single for insurance.

Hits by Kameron Sherrill and Jordan Reid had A.L. Brown up 2-0 early.

South Rowan came back to take a 3-2 lead on key hits by Stowe, Burke Fulcher and Dillon Norton.

Sherrill scored on a passed ball in the seventh to send the game to extra innings.

Stowe went 3-for-3. Fulcher had two doubles and two RBIs. Chanderl Corriher and Ray had two hits each.

Fulcher pitched five innings. Dillon North pitched the sixth and seventh.

A.L. Brown hosts Robinson on Friday.

• West Davidson won 11-0 against Thomasville in CCC action on Thursday.

Justin Freeman tossed a five-inning no-hitter for the Green Dragons.

Stallions baseball

The Greater Cabarrus Stallions lost to East Montgomery 7-2 on Thursday.

Caleb Threadgill had two hits. Dalton Lankford, Travis Cone and Isaiah Boger had doubles.

The Stallions (7-3) play a  4:30 p.m. home game against Statesville Christian on Friday.

Prep golf

In golf at the  Country Club of Salisbury, West Davidson shot 163 to win.

Zach Michael led the Green Dragons with a 38.

Salisbury shot 164. Scorers for the Hornets were Alex Antosek (40), Simon Post (41), Christopher Queen (41) and Gabe Steinman (42).

Mooresville shot 164. Jacob Whitcomb led the Blue Devils with a 39.

East Rowan shot 166.

Medalist Nick Lyerly (37), Bryson Sprinkle (38), Logan Shuping (39) and Will Garland (52) were the scorers for the Mustangs.

Prep tennis

East Rowan’s tennis team is  6-0 overall and 5-0 in the SPC after wins  over Hickory Ridge and  Northwest Cabarrus.

In an 8-1 win against Hickory Ridge,  Chance Brown, Ike Emerson, Gordon Krause, Addison Fry and Nik  Pillsbury won in singles.

Brown-Emerson, Fry-Pillsbury  and Krause-Price won in doubles, with  Krause-Price making  a comeback.

In  a 9-0 win at Northwest Cabarrus. Krause was out sick and Trevor  L’Hommedieu stepped in at No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles to complete the sweep.

Prep soccer

Cassie Bebout had three assists for Gray Stone in a 9-0 win against South Davidson on Thursday.


Cleveland Indians outfielder Jerry Sands (Catawba)  is having a  productive spring coming off wrist surgery last summer.

He is batting .387 (12 for 31) with a homer and  five RBIs.

Sands homered Wednesday.

College baseball

Catawba returns to SAC baseball action this weekend as it travels to Hartsville, S.C., to face the Coker Cobras.

The teams have adjusted the weekend schedule and will open the series on Saturday with a noon doubleheader. The final game is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The teams have only met 11 previous times with Catawba leading the series 8-3. Coker has picked up three wins in four games played in Hartsville.

Catawba is coming off a 7-1 win over 26th-ranked Winston-Salem State on Wednesday in 10 innings. The Indians had a 12-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday by 22nd-ranked Mount Olive, but have won 21 of their last 23 contests.

Blake Houston (South Rowan) had his 16-game hitting streak ended Wednesday. Will Albertson’s 12-game streak continued.

East Rowan Y

Registration ends Saturday, March 28, at 4 p.m.for Mighty Kickers soccer, spring soccer and flag football.

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation is taking registration for coed youth basketball (ages 3-4), flag football  (ages 5-14) and youth soccer (ages 4-17).

Register at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play. Call 704-638-5291.

Mid. school soccer

Southeast’s girls won 2-1 against Knox.

Scoring for Southeast were Lelja Mehmedovic and Abbi Solano on an assist from Mehmedovic.

Taylor Conrad anchored the defensive effort.

• Southeast’s boys won 7-0 against Knox.

Tony Figueroa had a hat trick, and Edwin Sanchez  scored two, including a diving header.  Alex Ortiz and Brandon Maldonado scored a goal each.

  Fernando Guerrero had the shutout and had a save on a penalty kick.

The Southeast defense was led by Alex Erazo, Kevin Vasquez, Oscar Nunez and Alex Mercado.

• Erwin’s boys soccer team won 3-1 against North Rowan Middle.

Alex Kalogeromitros scored two goals for the Eagles (2-0).  Oscar Gutierrez scored one.

Landon Ketchie assisted on all three Erwin goals.  Hunter Eagle recorded eight saves.

Mid. school tennis

Knox was defeated by China Grove 5-4 on Thursday. Singles winners for Knox were Roarke Burton, Luke Grenoble and Jander Rodas.  Winning in doubles for Knox was the team of Burton-Grenoble.

Wells Fargo Cup

CCC standings:

Salisbury 111, West Davidson 91, East Davidson 87, Lexington 83, North Rowan 68.5, Thomasville 55.5.

SPC standings:

Cox Mill 467, Jesse Carson 440, Hickory Ridge 432.5, Concord 400, East Rowan 357.5, Northwest 350, West Rowan 285, South Rowan 257.5, Central Cabarrus 242.5.

CPC standings:

Reagan 522.5, West Forsyth 472.5, Mount Tabor 467.5, R.J. Reynolds 422.5, Davie 397.5, North Davidson 395, Parkland 262.5.

MeCKa 4-A standings:

W.A Hough 88, Jay M. Robinson 66, Mallard Creek 63.5, Hopewell 60.5, A.L. Brown 58, North Mecklenburg 46, Vance 22, West Charlotte 20.


The South Atlantic Conference will induct five members into the 2015 Hall of Fame Class, the league announced today.

Those earning honors are longtime SAC football official Charles “Slim” Carriker, Mars Hill Alum David Cassell, Carson-Newman Alum Mike Clowney, Tusculum grad Amanda Musick Hale and Wingate University graduate Dr. Russell Booker.  The honorees will be formally inducted  at the Hall of Fame Banquet in Asheville on June 4.



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