Area Sports Briefs: West plans benefit basketball all-star game

Published 12:25 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From staff reports

West Rowan is planning a basketball all-star game on May 9 to assist West Rowan football coach Scott Young and his family.

The game will be played from 7-9 p.m. The format will be even-year graduates against the odd-year grads.

“The greats of West Rowan want to give back to help a great coach, a great friend, and a man who helped them on their path to becoming men,” West Rowan boys basketball coach Gurley said.

Admission will be $5.

Rosters are being put together now Those who want to play or want to help  should contact Gurley as soon as possible.

The benefit night also will include a bake sale and silent auction.

College baseball

Catawba’s Craig Brooks was named the SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Brooks posted a pair of one-hitters in 10 innings of shutout ball. At No. 26 Winston-Salem State on March 25, Brooks struck out 10 of the 12 hitters he faced as he picked up the win four innings of work. Four days later at Coker, he fanned a career-best 14 batters in six innings pitched to notch his second win of the week. Brooks did not allow a walk in 10 innings pitched.

Catawba freshman Luke Setzer (East Rowan) was a nominee for SAC Player of the Week.

• Appalachian State’s Noah Holmes (East Rowan) had two hits, including a homer as the Mountaineers beat High Point 8-3 on Tuesday.

• Matt Laurens (North Rowan) pitched two scoreless innings and helped North Greenville beat Brevard 3-2 on Tuesday.

College golf

Catawba’s men wrapped up play on Tuesday in the Tennessee River Rumble and placed sixth out of 15 teams. Lincoln Memorial hosted the event at the Tennessee National Golf Course.

Catawba senior Matt Hardman  finished in a tie for second after a second-round 79. He was four shots back of medalist Braden Galyon of Lincoln Memorial.

Next, Catawba will play in the SAC Championships  at the Firethorn Country Club in Marvin, N.C. The three-day tournament begins on April 19.

• Catawba finished seventh in the 16-team field at the Agnes McAmis Memorial women’s golf tournament which concluded on Tuesday. Tusculum hosted the event at the  Link Hills Country Club.

Individually, freshman Annika Winebarger finished 18th to post the best score for the Catawba team with a 160 total. Alexis Kershaw  and Madison Kennedy (Salisbury)shot 163 and tied for 27th.

College tennis

Catawba’s  tennis teams won at Belmont Abbey on Monday.

The men won 7-2, while the women rolled 9-0.

Catawba’s men are 12-8. Catawba’s women are 9-10.

College basketball

NEW YORK  — Already short-handed, Miami lost its starting center to a concussion just over six minutes into its NIT semifinal.

Leading scorer Sheldon McClellan was still on the court, though, and he and the rest of the Hurricanes made just enough big plays to rally from an 11-point first-half deficit and beat Temple 60-57 on Tuesday.

“We’ve been like a M.A.S.H. unit,” coach Jim Larranaga said. “But somehow, some way, these guys find a way to stick together.”

Miami will  play Stanford at 9 p.m. Thursday in the championship game.


Prep baseball

West Davidson won 4-2 against East Davidson in CCC baseball on Tuesday.

Kyle Smith had the go-ahead hit in the sixth. Noah Sharpe was the winning pitcher. Justin Freeman earned a save.

•The Greater Cabarrus Stallions (9-4) defeated Central Cabarrus 7-1 at Staton Field on Tuesday.

Noah Jarrett hit a two-run homer. McConner Walace had two RBIs.

Jarrett, Wallace, Caleb Threadgill had two hits each. Hunter Shepherd had a run-scoring double.

Jarrett pitched a four-hitter and fanned six.

The Stallions will play Concord at 4 p.m. at Cox Mill on Wednesday.

Prep golf

East Rowan will  compete in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,  in the 18th Annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship on April 2-4.

Thirty-nine teams from nine states will be in this year’s event.

The Palmetto is a 54-hole, college-style tournament that allows high school teams to test themselves against opponents from across the nation. Teams will open play with a qualifying round on the West Course at Pearl Golf Links. Teams will then be flighted, according to score, for the final 36 holes of competition, which will be played on the Lion’s Paw and Panther’s Run courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation. Two-time defending champion Forsyth Country Day will be back to defend its crown.

Local golf

Freddie Eller made a hole-in-one at Rolling Hills on Tuesday.

Eller aced the 157-yard No. 10 hole with a 4-hybrid.

Bud Hulsey witnessed the feat.

• Corbin Hills Golf Club will hold a PGA Jr. League meeting Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the club.

The league is open to boys and girls 14 and under, and they are encouraged to attend.

Agenda items include the Jr. League information, league tournament schedule and lesson and practice times. The cost is $150  per junior and includes golf instruction, team practice, team jerseys, golf balls, bag tags and much more.

The Jr. League season will kick off on Monday, May 4,  and concludes in mid-August.

For information on the league, parents can visit the website at or contact Jay Hill at 704-636-0672 / 704-245-4948.

Rowan Legion

Rowan County American Legion baseball is holding sign-ups for Senior and Junior teams on April 12 at 4 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 on Lincolnton Road in Salisbury.

Players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate or a copy of their driver’s license.

Parents should plan to attend to sign medical forms.  A notary public will be on hand to notarize Form 2’s.   Any questions should be directed to team manager Mark Cauble.


Ryan Davis of Pine Forest High in Fayetteville and Samantha Holmes of West Henderson are the winners of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.

Holmes scored six goals in two soccer matches.

Davis won the shot put and discus in the Bill Carver Track and Field Invitational in Fayetteville.

Davis established a meet record in the shot put with a heave of 54 feet, 10 inches.