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Area Sports Briefs: McCree, Radtke to Guilford

From staff reports

East Rowan’s Willie McCree and  West Rowan’s  Jacob Radtke were among the first six football  recruits announced by Guilford.

McCree,  a 5-foot-9, 155-pound safety, earned All-SPC  and All-Rowan County recognition and was chosen as East Rowan’s Defensive Player of the Year. McCree also participated in track and ROTC as a drill commander. He plans to major in criminal justice at Guilford.

• Radtke, a 6-4, 255-pound offensive lineman, also earned All-SPC and All-Rowan County honors.

He was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and was named a state champion for Future Farmers of America in the diversified livestock contest. He intends to study physics at Guilford.

Prep track

West Rowan’s boys scored 94 points and won a meet against SPC foes East Rowan (79), Northwest Cabarrus (68), Concord (67) and Hickory Ridge (64).

West Rowan winners were Jaylon Sanders in the 400 (50.0 seconds), Juwan Houston in th 110 hurdles (15.00), Greg Joseph in the  long jump (18 feet, 5.5 inches) and Kevin  Galliard in the triple jump (42-1). The Falcons won the 4×100.

East Rowan’s Marshall Shank won the pole vault (13 feet).

• The Northwest Cabarrus girls scored 108 points to win the meet over Hickory Ridge (81), Concord (70), West Rowan (68) and East Rowan (46).

West Rowan winners were Khaila Hall in the triple jump (36-3) and long jump (16-7), Josie Heglar in the 800 (2:34.69) and Shikkeria McNeely in the shot (33-9). The Falcons won the 4×100.

East Rowan’s Brittany Small won the high jump  (5-3).


Carson swept a meet against SPC opponents.

Carson’s boys scored 98 points to top Cox Mill (86), Central Cabarrus (38) and South Rowan (32).

Carson winners were Garrett Ingold in the 1600 (4:57), Zachary Marchinko in the 3200 (10:23), Nick Cox in the 400 (51.94), Tyler Mason in the discus (133-6) and shot put (41-11) and Dillon Lowder in the pole vault. Carson won the 4×800 relay.

South Rowan winners were Dustin Jenkins in the 800 (2:15.40) and Lavon Hill in the high jump (6-0).

• Carson’s girls won with 93 points, topping Cox Mill (73), Central Cabarrus (53) and South Rowan (42).

Carson winners included Maddie Pait in the high jump (4-7), Chloe Kirkpatrick in the pole vault (9-6), Sara Gunter in the shot put (27-7) and Caitlyn Blais in the triple jump (29-10).

South Rowan’s Dakotah Lambert won the 100 hurdles (18.04) and 300 hurdles (57.14).

The Rowan County Meet is scheduled for April 14 at East Rowan.

Prep tennis
Carson won 6-3 against West Rowan for its third straight victory.
Marshall Wood, Graham Purcell, Dante Syahavong and Lucas Sides won in singles.
Doubles winners for the Cougars were Wood-Purcell and Jordan Stoyanov-Chris Martin.
Pfeiffer baseball
Pfeiffer (20-13) won 7-5 at Erskine on Friday. Ethan Greene allowed 11 hits but struck out seven and went the distance.



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