Area Sports Briefs: Gibbons powers West Rowan softball

Published 12:52 am Tuesday, April 14, 2015

From staff reports

West Rowan won 8-1 against South Rowan in SPC softball on Monday in Mount Ulla.

Hunter Gibbons hit a grand slam for the Falcons (11-5, 7-3). The Western Carolina signee had three hits and drove in five runs.

Marissa Yow went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs. Morgan Corriher had two hits. Taylor Martin scored twice.

Peyton Greene was the winning pitcher. She struck out eight, walked one and held the Raiders (4-7) to seven hits.

Autumn McKeon had two doubles and drove in South Rowan’s run. Caroline Hubbard had two hits, including a double.


Prep baseball

Carson won its fourth straight on Monday by outscoring Davie 13-6 at Rich Park.

Tanner Christy, Kris Peackock, Cameron Prugh and Heath Mitchem pitched for the Cougars. Peacock pitched three innings and got the win.

Matt Saul and Mitchem had three hits each.

Michael Morrison, Owen White and Ben Shoaf had two hits each. Shoaf had a triple. Bryce Holshouser drove in three runs. Morrison and Mitchem knocked in two each.

Carson (11-6) took the lead early and survived a six-run inning by the War Eagles (7-7).

  The Greater Cabarrus Stallions (17-4)  swept a doubleheader from Central Davidson on Monday.

In a 7-1 victory, Sawyer Strickland (5-0) pitched a four-hitter.  Tyler Hartsell homered.  McConner Wallace had a double.

In a 13-4 victory, Hartsell (5-0) allowed five hits in four innings before Noah Jarrett relieved.

Caleb Threadgill had four hits and six RBIs. Hunter Shepherd had two hits, including a homer. Hartsell and Wallace had two hits each.

Prep soccer

Goals by Emily Muire and Josie Heglar lifted West Rowan to a 2-1 SPC win against South Rowan on Monday.

• Kennedy Lambert had a shutout as East Rowan won 2-0 against Concord in SPC soccer.

Alana Miller and Kelby Porter scored goals for the Mustangs. Devynne Brown had an assist.

• Salisbury won 9-0 in CCC soccer against Thomasville on Monday.

The Hornets (10-1, 4-0 CCC) got two goals from  Kathryn Rusher.  Julia Honeycutt, Adna Music, Emily Mann and Maria Capito scored one each.

The Hornets were also the beneficiaries of an own goal.  The final goal was scored by Hornet newcomer Jazmin Oliva, who scored her first career goal.

Salisbury got assists from Katie Bullock (two), Ceci Cardelle (two), and Juliana Anderson.  Anderson and Mann combined for the shutout in goal.

Salisbury has a big contest with West Davidson on Wednesday. Both teams  are undefeated in the conference. The match will be played at 6 p.m. at Tyro Middle School.

West Davidson won 8-0 against Lexington on Monday.

• Annie Habeeb, Laurie Fogleman and Kelsey Kiser scored two goals each in Gray Stone’s 9-0 win against Albemarle on Monday.

Prep tennis

Salisbury’s boys tennis team won 9-0 against Thomasville on Monday.

The Hornets can clinch the CCC title with a win at Lexington on Tuesday.


Spencer Storey (S) d. Kirkland  6-0, 6-0

Hunter Carlton (S) d. Quintero  6-1, 6-1

David Derrick (S) d. Escamilla  6-0, 6-1

Mathias DeComarmond (S) d. Durant  6-1, 6-1

Matt Sukkasem (S) d. Swaim  6-0, 6-0

Ben Roy (S) d. Herrera 6-0, 6-1


Storey-Derrick (S) d. Kirkland-Quintero  8-0

Carlton-DeComarmond  (S) d. Escamilla-Durant 8-1

Sukkasem-Roy (S) d. Swaim-Salgado  8-0

Prep track

Carson’s Tyler Mason placed third in the discus and fourth in the shot put in a prep meet on Saturday at Appalachian State.

• The Rowan County Championships are Tuesday at East Rowan.

Jayvee baseball

East Rowan won 9-3 against Concord, while South Rowan won 8-4 against West Rowan.

Intimidators lose

The Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 5-3 on Monday at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva (4-1) plated four runs against Kannapolis relievers in the bottom of the sixth.

Kannapolis is 2-3.

College lacrosse

Catawba’s Connor Kennedy was named the SAC men’s offensive player of the week, while Catawba’s Ryan Applegate was honored as the defensive player of the week.

Kennedy scored nine goals in two wins. Applegate had 27 saves.

• The Catawba women’s lacrosse team will host Wingate on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the SAC Tournament at Shuford Stadium.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children under 13 and $2 for college students with ID.

Catawba (8-8) won the early meeting between the teams 17-10.


College golf

Livingstone’s  men’s golf team won the Golden Bulls Invitational at Larkhaven Golf Club.

LC’s Phillip Harrison shot 73 for the best round of the day. Telvin Walker shot 76, and Stephen Washington shot 77.

The CIAA Championships will be held at Larkhaven on Friday and Saturday.

  Catawba improved 16 shots on the second  day of the SAC Women’s Golf Championships with a 317 on Monday at  Sevierville Golf Club.

The Catawba Indians are sixth heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Wingate took over the lead from Newberry with a 306 on Monday and leads the Wolves by five shots.

Catawba’s Alexis Kershaw  shot 77 on Monday and stands in 12th with a two-round total of 158. Anthea Gnielinski  is in 16th after a 79  and has a total of 161.

Grace Glaze of Queens is the individual leader at 74-76 — 150.

Catawba’s Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) shot 80 on Monday and is at 163.

Local golf

Tim Merrill made a hole-in-one Sunday at Warrior.

He aced the 202-yard No. 12 hole with a 3-iron.

It was the second hole-in-one for Merrill. Witnessing the shot was Andrew Merrill.

Youth soccer

The FCCA U11 soccer team, the Green Dragons,  fell in the semifinals of the First Strike Tournament over the weekend.

Scoring for the Dragons  in the tournament were Ben Childress and  Maddox Goodnight with two goals each, and  Christopher Portillo, Luiz Avilez, Bennett Clark and Oscar Enciso with a goal each.

Nick Antosek made great saves in goal.   

Livingstone clinic

The Livingstone  athletic program will host an All-Sports Spring Clinic on April 19 from 2-4:30 p.m.

The event is free for athletes in grades 3-5, and will feature stations where they will practice drills and interactive games. The Clinic will also include a skills workshops followed by a Q&A session and a snack.

The clinic will feature men’s basketball captain, Eric Dubose, track national champion, Quanera Hayes, three time All-CIAA football selection, Drew Powell, and senior volleyball starters Iman Isom, LaPria Saunders and Lareecia Swiney.

All participants much register in New Trent Gymnasium at 1 p.m. the day of the event.

Contact Jamie Kent at 704-216-6011 for information.


Eight coaches who make a difference by virtue of their   sportsmanship will be honored by the NCHSAA.

The coaches have been selected for the Homer Thompson Memorial Eight Who Make a Difference award and will be honored on May 7.

The award is named in honor of the late Homer Thompson, a Rowan County native, long-time Winston-Salem Parkland coach and member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.                  

   Winners are D.H. Conley’s Rob Maloney, Trask’s Rodney Orr, Enloe’s  Brian Fullenkamp, Terry Sanford’s Bryan Till, Rockingham County’s Woody Wall, Monroe’s Johnny Sowell, Lake Norman’s Nick Brown, and North Henderson’s Sue Moon.


Salisbury won Monday’s CCC golf match at Colonial.

The Hornets shot 156 to top East Davidson (163), North Rowan (215) and Lexington (227).

Abraham Post shot 35 to pace the Hornets. Other scorers were Simon Post (40), Alex Antosek (40) and Gabe Steinman (41).