Area Sports Briefs: Brooks, Bully lead Catawba award winners

Published 12:57 am Wednesday, May 6, 2015

From staff reports

Catawba  announced its athletic award winners for the 2014-15 school yer on Tuesday.   Craig Brooks and Chloe Bully were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards, respectively, as the top male and female senior athletes.

Brooks  is  is a two-time South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year and has helped the team to three conference titles. He’s 23-4  in his career with 10 saves and  a 2.03 ERA.

Bully was a three-time All-SAC selection and set school records for three-pointers in a season (73) and a career (219). She ranks seventh all-time in scoring with 1,518 points.

Team MVPs were  Brooks and Will Albertson (baseball), KJ Arrington (men’s basketball), Bri Johnson (women’s basketball), Erica Boles and Matt Jordan-Steele (cross country), Jason Taylor (football), Matt Hardman (men’s golf), Madison Kennedy (women’s golf), Daniel Rew (men’s lacrosse), Meredith Jones (women’s lacrosse), Philipp Hollandhorst (men’s soccer), Bethany Davis (women’s soccer), Carley Tysinger (softball), Nadine Brockmann (women’s swimming), Sebastian Holmberg (men’s swimming), Pierce Hoover (men’s tennis), Liz Renteria (women’s tennis), Alex Hopper (volleyball).

Taylor Houser and Michael Waller received the Wurster Awards for team leadership.

Prep baseball

North Rowan lost 12-0 to East Davidson in a CCC semifinal played at Finch Field on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers were no-hit by Stone Simpler.

Simpler also drove in three runs. East Davidson scored five runs in the second and seven in the third.

Tyler Shepherd and Brandon White pitched for North Rowan. Shepherd struck out three.

• North Rowan won 19-4 against Thomasville in the first round on Monday in Spencer.

Cameron Tucker had three RBIs. Lee Sells struck out six and was the winning pitcher.

Jaylen Brown and Jake Pritchard had two RBIs each. Tucker and Noah Gonzalez had two hits each.

North Rowan will be in the 2A playoffs.

• The Greater Cabarrus Stallions lost to High Point Christian 10-3.

Hunter Shepherd had three hits, including a two-run homer. Dalton Lankford, Tyler Hartsell and McConner Wallace had a hit each.

The Stallions (23-8) will play in Raleigh on Saturday.

• In the South Piedmont Conference, semifinals will be played on Wednesday at Staton Field.

Second-seeded Carson will take on No. 6 seed Hickory Ridge at  5 p.m. No. 8 seed Northwest Cabarrus will play No. 5 seed Cox Mill in the nightcap.

• No. 6 Davie won 6-5 against No. 3 R.J. Reynolds in the first round of the CPC tourey on Tuesday.

• Fourth-seeded A.L. Brown was eliminated from the MECKA tournament by Monday’s 6-4 first-round loss to No. 5 Mallard Creek.

Prep softball

Salisbury won 15-0 against Lexington in the semifinals of the CCC softball tournament on Tuesday.

Caroline Forbis was the winning pitcher and struck out eight. Forbis  and Kate Murph had three hits each. Michela Lemmon, Tamika Gatewood, Katy Wolfe, Callie Kirchin and Haley Bowler had two hits.

• North Rowan won 16-1 against Thomasville in a CCC first-round game on Tuesday.

• In Wednesday’s CCC semifinals at East Davidson, North Rowan will play East Davidson and Salisbury will play West Davidson.

• In the SPC tournament semifinals on Wednesday at Central Cabarrus, No. 7 seed East Rowan will play No. 3 Central Cabarrus at 5 p.m., and  No. 1 West Rowan will play No. 5 Hickory Ridge at 7 p.m.

Prep golf

In the 2A Midwest Regional held in Pilot Mountain on Tuesday, Salisbury finished sixth.

Christopher Queen shot 80 to lead the Hornets. Other scores were: Abraham Post (83), Simon Post (84), Alex Antosek (86) and Gabe Steinman (89).

Luke Miller led North Rowan.


Concord’s Walker Cress won the individual medalist honors for the 3A Midwest golf tournament Monday. He claimed the title after the first playoff hole to secure his spot in next week’s 3A state tournament.

Prep tennis

Championships in singles and doubles are up for grabs this weekend as the NCHSAA holds its annual tennis tournament championships at three sites.

Semifinalists in  singles and doubles at the regional level qualified for the state championships.

The 3A event will be held in Burlington. The 2A  championships are set for the Cary Tennis Center.

Action will get underway on Friday morning with the opening round of play at 9 a.m. after the coaches’ meeting.

2A — David Derrick-Spencer Storey (Salisbury) vs. Bobby Frith- Miles Lally (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen)

3A — Charlie Schults (Gastonia Forestview) vs. Marshall Wood  (Carson)

Prep soccer

Carson won 1-0 against   Concord on Monday and finished 12-4 (third place) in the South Piedmont Conference. Megan Bolick had the shutout.

• Salisbury will celebrate Senior Night Wednesday when it closes the regular season against Thomasville at 6 p.m.

Local golf

Robert Collins made a hole-in-one on Tuesday at McCanless.

Collins had his ace on the toughest hole —the 195-yard No. 6 hole.

Collins hit a 3-wood for his first career ace. Witnessing the feat were Mackie Travis, Bill Davis and Dave Roscoe.

• The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played on Tuesday.


First Flight

Low gross— Kristi Laton

1st low net — Treva Honeycutt

2nd low net —  Becky Isenhour.

Second Flight

1st gross —  Azalea Story

1st low net —  Susan Wydner

2nd low net — Betsy Edgeworth.

Third Flight

1st low gross — Sheryl Johnson

1st low net — Karla Swanson.


Mid. school golf

Salisbury Academy finished second in the CCISAA Conference Championship at Catawba Country Club.

The Jaguars’ 180 total was seven strokes behind Concordia.

The Jaguars were led by medalist Charlie Barr’s  38.

He was followed by Hank Robins (45), Mitch Jeter (47) and Walker Hartpence (50). Barr, Robins and Jeter were named to the all-conference team.

Mid. school soccer

Southeast’s boys defeated West Rowan 2-1.

Scoring for Southeast were Lupe Bautista and Edwing Sanchez.  Sanchez had an assist.  The defense was led by Alex Ortiz, Alex Erazo, Alex Mercado and Oscar Nunez.

• Southesat’s girls soccer team defeated West Rowa 7-0.

Gabi Loeza had a hat trick. Lelja Mehmedovic added two goals,  and Abbi Solano and Bri Saelinger scored one.  Selma Mustafic had her first shutout of the season.

• Erwin’s boys won 7-0 against China Grove.

Landon Ketchie and Alex Kalogeromitros  scored two goals, and Sam Wall, Gabe Hinceman, and Jeremiah Whitaker had one.

James Lomax had two  assists, and Oscar Gutierrez, Hinceman, Ketchie, and Kalogeromitros had one helper each.

Hunter Eagle and Ben Shoemaker combined for 12 saves and the shutout.

Mid. school tennis

Knox defeated Corriher-Lipe 7-2.

Singles winners for Knox were Roarke Burton, Jander Rodas, Ian Walworth, Gage Gray and Michael Guerra.

Doubles winners were Burton-Rodas and Walworth-Gray.

• West Rowan Middle won 5-4 against China Grove.

Singles winners for the Bulldogs were  Alex Keadle, Duane Bowers, T.J. Smith  and Carter Jenkins.

Doubles winners were  Alex Keadle-Sullivan and  Bowers-Smith.

China Grove winners in Singles were Jacob Hunter, Dustin Simmons and Brandon Cole.

The team of Cole-Simmons won in doubles.

Mid. school baseball

Sacred Heart won 11-7 against Summit School in Winston-Salem.

Jack Fisher struck out 13 for the Dolphins (4-1) and also tripled.

Blaine Shellhorn had four hits and scored two runs.