Area Sports Briefs: Hayes wins two events in Nationals

Published 12:34 am Monday, May 25, 2015

From staff and wire reports

Livingstone women’s sprinter Quanera Hayes won two events in the Division II National Outdoor  Championships held in Michigan.

Hayes won the 400 meters in 51.93 seconds and took the 200 in 22.81 seconds.

Hayes won her third consecutive 400 title.

St. Augustine’s won its third straight men’s title.

All-SPC baseball

Carson’s Heath Mitchem was announced as the South Piedmont Conference of the Year for baseball on Sunday.

The Catawba signee  batted .524 with 23 RBIs.

West Rowan’s Omar Bautista (9-1) was the SPC Pitcher of the Year, and West Rowan’s Seth Graham was named SPC Coach of the Year.

West Rowan’s Juan Garcia, Harrison Baucom, Bryan Ketchie and Austin Love were named All-SPC.

Carson’s Owen White and Michael Morrison made All-SPC, along with East Rowan’s Samuel Wyrick, Ike Freeman and Joseph Peeler and South Rowan’s Eric Stowe and Chandler Corriher.

Cabarrus players on the All-SPC team are Cox Mill’s Chris Wright and Justin Sponseller, Hickory Ridge’s Collin Sprinkle and Jordan Short, Concord’s Matt Panner and Will Horsley, Central Cabarrus’ Brendan Fair and Cameron Kepley and Northwest Cabarrus’ Tim Furr.

All-SPC softball

West Rowan’s Hunter Gibbons was named SPC Player of the Year.

Headed to Western Carolina, Gibbons batted .513 with six homers and 28 RBIs. West Rowan’s Payton Greene, Marissa Yow and Taylor Martin made the All-SPC team.

Northwest Cabarrus’ Brittany Duncan was named SPC Pitcher of the Year.

East Rowan’s Kaleigh Troutman, South Rowan’s  Caroline Hubbard and Carson’s Lacee Hunsucker and Brie Bauer made All-SPC.

Northwest’s Alli Florian, Savannah Hott and Abby Peterson made All-SPC.

Cox Mill’s Chelsea DiGregorio and Kristen Stafford, Concord’s Wrenn Droze, Hickory Ridge’s Megan Company and Breezy Yelton and Central Cabarrus’ Kasey Rowdon, Maddie Furr and Jordan Baker made All-SPC.

All-SPC soccer

Carson’s Megan Bolick, Cassie Howard and Sarah Safrit were named to the All-SPC soccer team.

West Rowan’s Claudia Patterson, South Rowan’s Leslie Franks and East Rowan’s Kelby Porter made the All-SPC team.

Cox Mill’s Shayna Wolery is the SPC Player of the Year.

Hickory Ridge’s Annie Miller is the SPC Keeper of the Year.

Cox Mill’s Kellie Pierrot was named SPC Coach of the Year.

All-SPC tennis

Carson’s Marshall Wood was named SPC Player of the Year for boys tennis.

East Rowan’s Jon Heidrick is the SPC Coach of the Year.

East Rowan’s Ike Emerson, Chance Brown and Gordon Krause made All-SPC, along with Carson’s Graham Purcell.


Legion baseball

Owen White had three hits and five RBIs as Southern Rowan Legion opened the season with an 11-1 win against Concord on Saturday.

Blake Johnson pitched six strong innings for the victory.

Southern Rowan beat Concord 8-2 on Sunday.

Southern Rowan is home on Monday. Veterans will be admitted free.


The Hickory Crawdads scored five runs in the fifth and beat Kannapolis 8-4 on Sunday.

Junior Legion

Carson won two games on Saturday.

In a 7-5 win against the Kannapolis O’s, Chase Earnhardt pitched four innings and Jacob Miller got the win with three innings of relief.

Brycen Holshouser, Daniel Leonard and Jared Lamb had two hits each. Luke Barringer drove in two runs in the seventh.

• Carson won 13-12 in the nightcap. Holshouser, Barringer, Zack Starnes and Devan Gay pitched. Gay was the winner.

Earnhardt had three hits. Holshouser and Miller had two apiece. Brycen Holshouser drove in four runs, and Zack Holshouser drove in three. Leonard had two RBIs.

Logan Ridenhour led the defensive effort.

Carson hosts Concord Monday at 7. Veterans will be admitted free.

Rotary Tennis

The entry deadline for the Rotary Tennis Tournament is May 26 at 5 p.m.

The tournament is set for City Park on May 29-31 and  features junior and adult divisions .

Players may enter two events in singles, doubles or mixed doubles competition. For more info, email or call Reid Leonard, Tournament Director, at 704-633-1495.

Local golf

After two rounds of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour’s Bell Open Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury, East Carolina signee Catherine Ashworth leads after rounds of 72 and 70.

Fifty-one girls are in the field.

Salisbury senior Isabella Rusher has shot 76-78 — 154 and is in 10th place, while Salisbury junior Grace Yatawara is tied for 12th at 79-77 — 156.

Yatawara tees of at 10 a.m. Monday, while Rusher tees off at 10:10.

• Salisbury’s Frank Adams III shot 9-under 207 and tied for fourth in the eGolf’s Tour’s Willow Creek Open in High Point.

Adams won $4,600.

• Cannon School’s Michael Childress finished 28th overall and 15th in his 15-16 age group in the Jimmy Creed CGA tournament in Camden, SC. Childress shot  78-78-156.

Concord’s Walker Cress finished in 51st overall and 27th in the 15-16 age group. Cress shot a two day 79-80-159.

• The McCanless Couples played Captain’s Choice on Sunday.

The first-place team was Susan Houston, Azalee Story and Gene & Mary Seaford.

The second-place team was  Roger Mills, Tony Clark and Chris & Shelia Livengood.

David Huneycutt won closest to the pin.

Mills won longest putt.

• At Crescent, Laverne Fraley made his first hole-in-one. He aced the 132-yard No. 5 hole with a gap-wedge. Todd Jones, Casey Jones and Richard James witnessed the feat.


FORT WORTH, Texas     Chris  Kirk earned  his fourth PGA Tour victory at Colonial on Sunday.

Kirk made up for an errant tee shot at No. 18 with a par-saving and winning 7-foot putt after playing partner Brandt Snedeker’s birdie try slid by the hole.