Area Sports Briefs: NCHSAA Hall of Famers announced
From staff reports
CHAPEL HILL — Eight more outstanding individuals in the annals of state high school athletics have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Gil Bowman of Fayetteville, Mac Cumbo of Hendersonville, Suzanne Grayson of King Mountain, Bill Harrison of Fayetteville, Sherry Norris of Chapel Hill, the late David Price of Charlotte, Dr. Tim Taft of Chapel Hill and Jimmy Tillman of Wilson have been named as the 29th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall.
That brings to 171 the number enshrined.
The inductees will be honored during halftime ceremonies at a football game at Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, when North Carolina takes on Wake Forest. The University of North Carolina has designated the day as the 31st annual NCHSAA Day. The new class will officially be inducted at the special Hall of Fame banquet next spring in Chapel Hill.
“These individuals joining the Hall of Fame this year have had a tremendous impact on high school athletics,” said NCHSAA interim commissioner Que Tucker. “Their accomplishments are impressive, but the character they exemplify and the lives they touched are truly representative of what the NCHSAA stands for.”
Former Catawba slugger Jerry Sands was called back up to the majors by the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
The Indians made several deadline deals that should help Sands get regular playing time. Cleveland shipped outfielders David Murphy and Brandon Moss to the Angels and Cardinals for prospects.
Sands has 14 homers and 46 RBIs in 66 games for Triple-A Columbus. He was batting .287.
“We wanted to get in a situation with Jerry that when we brought him back, we wanted to be able to keep him,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona told reporters on Friday.
Sands doesn’t have options to the minor leagues remaining and the Indians have desingated him for assignment twice this year. He had a chance to become a free agent both times, but each time he accepted the assignment to Columbus.
Francona said Sands will get at-bats.
“He’s a guy that certainly deserves a chance,” Francona said. “He’s had success here and done everything we’ve asked of him in Triple-A.”
Sands is 9-for-24 for Cleveland this season with a homer and six RBIs.
The 40th annual Civitan Golf Classic will be held on Friday, Oct. 9., at the Country Club of Salisbury.
All proceeds benefit Civitan causes and scholarships. For information on sponsorships or to sign up and play, call Steve Clark at 704-216-2709.
South football camp
South Rowan Youth Football Camp will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 until noon.
The camp is for rising kindergarten-8th grade.
The cost is $25 per child with a $5 discount for siblings. Learn new skills and drills from new South Rowan High coach Daniel Yow.
Register by emailing Jason.Yow@rss.k12.nc.us.
Include name, age and T-shirt size.