Area Sports Briefs: Sheehan honored; Catawba up to 3rd in region

Published 12:49 am Tuesday, November 10, 2015

From staff reports
Catawba quarterback Mike Sheehan was voted SAC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 24-6 win at Tusculum.
Sheehan, a junior from Wilmington, threw for 234 yards and two scores and also rushed for a TD.
Catawba moved from fifth to third in the latest regional rankings.
The Catawba Athletic Department will begin taking pre-orders today by credit card for playoff tickets in the event Catawba is selected as a host for a first-round game.
Tickets can be reserved by calling the athletic office at 704-637-4474.
Due to the game being an NCAA playoff event, no passes would be accepted. Ticket prices for the first round would be $15 for reserved seating, $10 for general admission and $5 for Catawba students, faculty and staff.

Regional rankings, records
1. West Georgia 9-1
2. North Alabama 7-1
3. Catawba 7-2
4. Carson-Newman 7-2
5. Tuskegee 8-2
6. Florida Tech 6-2
7. Valdosta State 6-2
8. Newberry 6-3
9. North Greenville 5-2
10. West Alabama 5-3
Catawba placed two players on the Academic All-Super Region 2 football team. Sheehan and senior wide receiver Gary Williams were among 23 players selected to the team.
N.C. A&T is still No. 1 in the latest BOXTOROW HBCU poll.

College volleyball
Catawba’s sweep of Coker on Saturday wrapped up a spot in the SAC tournament for the Indians (14-13, 11-9 SAC).

College cross country
Catawba freshman Abbie Adams earned all-region honors with her 18th place time of 24:05 in the women’s 6K.
Mars Hill’s Gil Gilreath (NW Cabarrus) finished the men’s regional race in 30th place and helped the Lions qualify for the nationals.

College soccer
Pfeiffer’s unbeaten men’s soccer team (20-0) will host first and second round matches in the D-II playoffs this weekend at N.E. Lefko Field.

Prep postponements
Carson’s second-round soccer match with South Iredell was postponed again on Monday.
The teams plan to play tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the turf field at Central Cabarrus.
Salisbury’s tennis match at Lake Norman Charter was postponed again on Monday and rescheduled for 4 p.m. today. This is the West Region final.
N.C. School of Science and Mathematics won the East Region.

Hurley YMCA
The J.F. Hurley YMCA is taking registrations for Mighty Kickers Indoor Soccer, Winter Indoor Soccer and Boys Basketball (grades 2-8). Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or

Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is still accepting registrations for its boys basketball league for ages 13-15.
Player placement draft will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. at Hall Gym.
Register online at or call 704-638-5289 for more information.