Area Sports Briefs: Catawba baseball falls at Wingate

Published 12:33 am Monday, April 25, 2016

From staff reports
Wingate senior Bill Krebs hit a grand slam and led the Bulldogs to an 11-7 win against visiting Catawba on Sunday in SAC baseball.
The Bulldogs (28-20, 12-12) won eight of their last 11 league games to make the postseason tournament.
League regular season champion Catawba went 31-17 and 17-7.
Dylan Richardson and Kyle Smith homered for Catawba, while Will Albertson, Bryce Fowler, Zac Almond and Austin Stilley.
Connor Johnson took the loss.
The tournament starts Thursday in Kodak, Tenn. Catawba’s first game is on Friday at noon.

Brickels dies
Former Concord High and Davidson College basketball coach Bo Brickels died on Friday. He was 77.
Concord and West Rowan had many high-scoring battles in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Brickels coached Concord. Concord beat the Falcons 105-91 in 1990. West beat the Spiders 105-95 in 1993.
The court at Concord’s Rimer Gym is named “Coach Bo Court”

Prep tennis
The CCC tournament starts today in Lexington and will determine qualifiers for the individual regional.

Prep golf
The 18-hole SPC Championships will be held today at Warrior.
Cannon School’s Michael Childress shot 76-73-149 at the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Open Championship IMG Junior World Qualifying at Carolina Trace Country Club.
Childress finished third in his age group and fourth overall.

Kannapolis lost 13-2 to Delmarva on Sunday.
For the second straight night, the Intimidators failed to score after the first inning. Cody Daily singled home Landon Lassiter for an early 2-0 Kannapolis lead.

Prep baseball
Concord and A.L. Brown will play on Wednesday at Intimidators Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
This game will raise funds to support The Jonathan Foundation that was established in memory of Jonathan Thacker.
Thacker was killed in a car accident in 2008. The teams have come together for this game annually since 2012.
Northwest Cabarrus’ Chandler Hubbard has signed to play at Surry Community College.

Rowan Flames
The Rowan Lady Flames AAU Basketball Club and The National Basketball Academy are hosting a weekly girls basketball skills development program every Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Grace Academy in Rockwell.
Each session is instructed by former NC State standout and Salisbury High legend Shayla Fields and former High Point star Ashlee Samuels. Also helping assist in the program are current Catawba basketball players. This program is open to all girls ages 6-18 of any skill level. Cost is $20 per session with a sibling discount. Contact Coach Matt Randolph or (470) 313-4278.