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Area Sports Briefs: Myers throws no-hitter

From staff reports

Salisbury’s baseball team defeated CCC opponent Lexington in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule  on Tuesday.

Salisbury’s Riley Myers pitched a no-hitter and struck out 12.

Ryan Jones had three hits for the Hornets (10-6, 2-3 CCC) and scored three runs. Harrison Smith had two hits and three RBIs.

• A.L. Brown rolled 10-1 against Mallard Creek in MECKA action on Tuesday.

Thomas Watson had four hits for the Wonders (7-9, 5-4 MECKA).

Shawn Fogleman, Clayton Gilmore and Kam  Sherrill had two hits each.

Jordan Reid got the win,  giving up just two hits while striking out four.

Prep softball

Salisbury’s softball team lost 15-8 to West Davidson on Tuesday.

Michaela Lemmon and Kate Murph had three hits each for the Hornets (4-5, 3-2 CCC). Caroline Forbis and Calissa Anderson had two hits apiece.

Forbis struck out three.

Prep golf

East Rowan won the SPC match played at Warrior on Tuesday.

East Rowan shot 146. Nick Lyerly (33), Logan Shuping (34), Jacob Durham (39) and Ben Rollins (40) were the scorers for the Mustangs.

South Rowan and Hickory Ridge tied for second at 153.

South Rowan’s Davis Richards shot 32 and was medalist.

Landon Johnson (39), Parker Chavis (42) and Dalton Little (43) were scorers for South Rowan.

Denny Triche, Tim Steele and Cameron Hassard shot 40s to lead West Rowan.

Joseph Mitchem and Logan Overcash shot 40s to lead Carson.

Concord’s Walker Cress shot 37.

College lacrosse

Catawba’s women’s lacrosse team won 15-11 against Wingate on Tuesday in a SAC tournament first-round game.

Fourth-seeded Catawba (9-8) will play in a semfinal against Queens on Friday.

Caroline Beggs scored five goals, while Alyssa Corace scored four. Bethany Davis made seven saves.

College golf

Catawba’s women finished sixth at SAC Championships at the Sevierville Golf Club.

Freshman Alexis Kershaw led the Indians with an 11th-place finish and a score of 239.

Carson-Newman shot 306 on the final day to jump past Wingate and Newberry to take the team title. Newberry was seven shots back at 943.

Lindsay Davis, of Lincoln Memorial, took medalist honors by one shot over Danielle Baiunco, of Carson-Newman. Davis shot 74 in the final round, while Baiunco had a 75.

Annika Winebarger) had the best round  for Catawba on Tuesday with a 79.

Kershaw shot an 81 along with Madison Kennedy (Salisbury), who had back-to-back birdies  at the par-3 fourth, and par-4 fifth.

Local golf

Fifty-seven GARS members played at Crescent earlier this week.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was John Hooper with a net of 65.2. Low ‘B’ Flight player was William Saunders with a net of 64.6. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ralph Luther with a net of 61.0 Low ‘D’ Flight player was Richard Loman with a net of 69.9.



Catawba baseball

Catawba’s Shaefer Shepard was named SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Shepard threw a seven-inning complete game win against Mars Hill. He struck out seven Lions and allowed one walk and a run.

•Catawba plays at home Wednesday at 6 p.m. against USC-Aiken.

Middle school soccer

Erwin’s boys won 7-1 against Corriher-Lipe.

Alex Kalogeromitros tallied a hat trick, while Landon Ketchie and James Lomax scored two goals apiece.

Lomax assisted on three goals.  Ketchie added two assists, while Kalogeromitros added one assist.

Hunter Eagle had nine saves in goal.

Indians honored

Seven Catawba women’s lacrosse players were named to the All-SAC team.

Hannah Scott was named the SAC Freshman of the Year.

Juniors Alyssa Corace, Kourtney Jones and Bethany Davis were first team selections.

• Four Catawba men’s players were honored.

Daniel Rew was named first team specialist on the All-SAC team.

Jacob Breig was a second team pick. Connor Kennedy and Adam Hebert earned honorable mention honors.

College track

Livingstone competed in a meet hosted by Johnson C. Smith.

Quanera Hayes won the 400 meters in 53.02 seconds. She also ran 23.48 in the 200 meter dash for second place.

Ebony Moore won the shot put with a throw of 13.30 meters.

Freshman Ashley Wingo broke the school record with 38.82 meters in the hammer throw.

The men’s 4×400 relay team of Tollis Johnson, Otis Tisdale, Arthur Burnett, and William Tatum won in 3:23.27.

Garland Archie (North Rowan) threw a personal best  44.70 meters in the discus to place third. He was second in the shot put  with a throw of 14.65 meters.

The Blue Bears are preparing for the CIAA Championships.


Junior golf

Local golfers competed in the TYGA Junior High School Invitational played on Monday at Treyburn in Durham..

East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly shot 72 for fifth place.

Hoke Carlton the grandson of Dr. Tommy Carlton from Salisbury had a 76 and tied for 13th. Concord’s Walker Cress also shot 76.

Cannon School’s Michael Childress and East Rowan’s Logan Shuping shot 78s and tied for 26th.

Prep golf

In MECKA golf at Cabarrus Country Club, Hough shot 150 to win the match.

A.L. Brown shot 193 for fifth place. McKinley Brown shot 44 to lead the Wonders.

Middle school golf

Salisbury Academy fired a 183 to win a tri-match with Concordia (184) and Sacred Heart (197) at Country Club of Salisbury. The Jaguars were led by Medalist Charlie Barr with 43. He was followed by Mitch Jeter (44), Hank Robins (46), Will Fowler (50) and Walker Hartpence (50). Salisbury Academy is 8-1.


Karen Foley of Glenn and Jamie Brown of Knightdale are winners of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Performance of the Week awards.

Foley, an outstanding softball player, hit three home runs in a 9-2 holiday tournament victory over South StokesShe was the winning pitcher in three games and hit five homers for the week.

Brown, a senior track standout, won a pair of events at Saturday’s Wake County Track and Field Championships.  He won the high jump by clearing 6-2 and also won the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, two inches.

West Junior Legion

West Rowan Junior Legion Baseball is now holding sign-ups on Sunday, April 19, at

4  p.m. at West Rowan High in the Media Center.

Players need to bring a certified birth certificate to the meeting. At least

one parent needs to attend to sign medical forms. Contact Jeff Link 704-310-6529

or Jeff Bernhardt 704-267-1146 for more information.

Junior Legion baseball is for players born on Jan. 1, 1998, or later.



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