Area Sports Briefs: Storey leads All-CCC tennis
From staff reports
Salisbury’s Spencer Storey, Hunter Carlton, David Derrick, Roarke Burton, Matt Sukkasem and Willam McGee made the All-Central Carolina Conference team in boys tennis.
Storey is the league’s player of the year. West Davidson’s Brett Moore is the runner-up.
North Rowan’s Lucas Beam made All-CCC.
Player of the Year: Spencer Storey Salisbury
Lexington’s Varner Sink is the CCC Coach of the Year. Salisbury’s Milton Griffith is the runner-up.
West Davidson’s Nic Lamberth is the CCC Player of the Year.
Salisbury’s Alex Antosek is the runner-up.
Salisbury’s Simon Post and Robbie Bergstone made All-CCC.
West Davidson’s David Klinkoski is the CCC Coach of the Year.
CCC girls track
North Rowan’s Payton Russell, Janiah Hall, Chevy Blaire, Brianna White, Lakayla Birst, Aubree Cain, Rochelle Bowman, Tamia Brown and Desiree Ellis made the All-CCC girls track team.
Russell was runner-up for player of the year honors to West Davidson’s Patience Hunt.
North Rowan’s Phillip Bush was named CCC Coach of the Year.
Salisbury’s Heavenly Robinson and Ni’tavia Corpening made All-CCC.
CCC boys track
North Rowan jumper Courtney Roseborough was named CCC Player of the Year for boys track and field.
North’s A’Jon Jones, Alijah Broom, Isiah Corpening, Gregory Crawford, Josh Ellis and Eric Gibson joined Roseborough on the All-CCC team.
Salisbury’s All-CCC performers are Tyrone Johnson, Devonta Brown, D.J. Alexander, Cameron Horne, Zae Harris and Jibri Cowan.
North’s Phillip Bush was runner-up for CCC Coach of the Year.
Lexington’s Jonathan Kinzer was voted coach of the year. Lexington’s Desmond Crosby was runner-up for player of the year.
In the dual team state championship matches:
1A — Raleigh Charter 5, Pine Lake Prep 2
2A — NC Science & Math 5, Brevard 4
3A — Marvin Ridge 5, Terry Sanford 1
4A — Page 5, Panther Creek 2
Brian Bauk (Salisbury) and Matt Vernon (Davie) drove in two runs each in Appalachian State’s 8-6 win against Longwood on Saturday.
East Carolina’s Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had three hits in the last game of the regular season and has four homers, a team-leading 33 RBIs and a .294 batting average.
UNC Wilmington’s Ryan Foster (Davie) has tied the school record for wins.
Foster is 12-1 with a 2.41 ERA.
Catawba men’s basketball coach Rob Perron announced the signing of Peyton Pappas, a 6-foot guard who is the leading scorer in the history of Hillsborough’s Cedar Ridge High.
Pappas scored 1,790 points and had 356 assists.
He led the team in scoring, assists and steals for three seasons.
“Peyton is all about winning and absolutely hates losing,” Perron said. “He is constantly making the people around him better and has great leadership qualities. While Peyton has some impressive statistics, a lot of his value will show up on things that may not be included in the box score.”
Pappas made all-district teams twice.
Jacob Dubs went the distance on the mound and struck out 14 as Greensboro beat Kannapolis, 7-3, in 10 innings on Saturday.
Jehu Zarate drove in three runs for Greensboro.
South Rowan’s Bo Corriher and Robinson’s Mark Perkins had three hits each for Kannapolis.
Cole Hales and Daniel Leonard had two hits each as Carson Junior Legion opened with a 12-3 win against West Rowan on Sunday.
Matthew Donahue, Chase Earnhardt, Jaxon Miller and Zack Starnes pitched for Carson.
Carson hosts Lake Norman tonight at 7 p.m.
Brandon Dayvault pitched the Kannapolis Royals to a 4-3 win against Concord on Sunday.
Dayvault struck out eight.
Drake Boger had two hits for Concord.
East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly finished fifth in the Scott Robertson Memorial Junior Golf Tournament held at the Roanoke Country Club.
Lyerly shot 72-70-72 — 214 to finish seven shots back of the winner.
Sean Kramer won the 72-hole Rowan County Stroke Play event held at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Participants were residents of Rowan County or belong to a club in Rowan County.
There were three flights, with Open Flight playing from the black tees and the Senior Flight hitting from the whites.
In the Open Flight, Kramer and 13-year-old Charlie Barr both shot 76-71 — 147.
Kramer made a birdie on his final hole to force a playoff and won on the first playoff hole with a 15-foot birdie putt.
Kevin Lentz shot 73-77 — 150 for third. Justin Lefler shot 77-75 — 152 for fourth.
John Kyger shot 77-74 — 151 to win the Senior Flight. John Henderlite shot 78-74 —152, while Bob Humble shot 77-81 — 158.
The Super Senior Flight featured players over 65. Russ Priddy shot 76-74 — 150. Grey Medinger shot 72-81 — 153.
Super Skins winners were Lentz with a 3 on No. 4, Medinger with a 3 on No. 7, and Craig Rae with a 2 on No. 9.
The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice on Sunday.
The first-place team was Azalee Story, Faye Cline and Jim & Susan Wydner.
The team of Allen & Tammie Drew, Lexie Miller and Calvin Smith placed second.
Story won closest to the pin. Tammie Drew won longest putt.
The Kannapolis Intimidators got back-to-back home runs from Corey Zangari and Danny Mendick, but lost, 8-5, in Asheville on Sunday.
Kannapolis (17-26) dropped its third straight game.
Josh Fuentes had three of Asheville’s 12 hits.