Area Sports Briefs: More All-SPC teams
From staff reports
East Rowan’s Ike Emerson was named South Piedmont Conference Player of the Year for boys tennis.
East’s Jon Heidrick was named SPC Coach of the Year.
East’s Chance Brown, Robert Gray, Ike Emerson, Addison Fry and Nikolas Pillsbury made All-SPC.
Carson’s Graham Purcell made All-SPC.
All-SPC players from the Cabarrus schools are Concord’s Reid O’Brian and Cameron Mikesh; Cox Mill’s Bryan Hollis and Grant Perry; Robinson’s Clay Teal, Cole Teal and Nolan Martino, and Hickory Ridge’s Adam Goers.
East Rowan junior Nick Lyerly is the Player of the Year for South Piedmont Conference golf.
East Rowan’s Rhett Teems was named SPC Coach of the Year.
East Rowan’s Logan Shuping, Bryson Sprinkle, Christopher Queen and Ben Rollins made All-SPC.
Carson’s Patrick Street; South Rowan’s Parker Chavis; Hickory Ridge’s Mack Sheppard and Brody Davis; Concord’s Stephen Carroll and Walker Cress, and Robinson’s Zach Boatwright and Riley Smith made All-SPC.
All-SPC boys track
West Rowan’s Ralph Ellis was honored as South Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year for boys track.
Carson’s Zachary Marchinko was honored as SPC Distance Runner of the Year.
West’s J.T. Sanders was honored as SPC Sprinter of the Year.
Concord’s Gabe Stainback was honored as SPC Field Athlete of the Year.
All-SPC performers are Carson’s Nick Cox, Silas Wertz, Brenden Westbrook, Andrew Jerman and Dylan Koontz; East Rowan’s Max Wall, Sam Wall, Devaniel Dale, Lee Sharum and Chance Brown; West’s Joel Thomas-Morales, Juwan Houston, Javon Quarles and Deyquan Byrd; Northwest Cabarrus’ Daniel Dehlin, Jacob Weston, Ethan Bemis, Coleman Beaver; Hickory Ridge’s Jamin Glenn, Alex Cornwell and Will Putnam, Robinson’s Travis Rodgers, Javanonte Misenheimer, Jahrel Morrison, Elijah Deverlie, Sergio Adame Hernandez and Cameron Enoch; Concord’s Jalen Martin, and Cox Mill’s Tommy Dawkins, Avin Lane and Kenneth Roach.
All-SPC girls track
The South Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year for girls track is Hickory Ridge’s Jennifer Duft.
The SPC Distance Runner of the Year is Northwest Cabarrus’ Kara Dunkle.
The SPC Sprinter of the year is Hickory Ridge’s Torri Weathers.
The SPC Field Athlete of the Year is Cox Mill’s Destanee Hunsucker.
All-SPC performers include South Rowan’s Brittany Luckey; Carson’s McKenzie Gadson, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Krystina McGrady and Mikaila Gadson; West Rowan’s Josie Heglar, Brieana Owens, Destiny Shaver, Takiya Robbins and Debryah Turner, and East Rowan’s Jocelyn Lowe, Brittany Small and Faith Faller.
Cabarrus All-SPC performers are Concord’s Millie McCoy, Jalliyah Cannady, Sherray Parker and Jordan Jones; Cox Mill’s Tracey Manigault and Hannah Watson; Central Cabarrus’ Marissa Blakely; Hickory Ridge’s Jordan Cruce, Kaitlyn Schmidt, Taylor Wallace, Jiera Shears, Mariam Haines, Endeya Towns and Akilah Parham; Robinson’s Ashton Brown, and NWC’s Ma’Kyia Gayden, Brittany Coates, Meg Rhoney, Ashleigh Thomson and Mikenzly Specht.
Blake Johnson pitched six strong innings as Kannapolis beat Mooresville, 11-1, on Thursday.
Kannapolis scored eight runs in the first inning.
Casey Ritchie drove in two runs for Kannapolis.
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost at home to Asheville, 7-6, on Friday.
Kannapolis (19-29) loaded the bases in the ninth but failed to score.
Antonio Rodriguez and Cody Daily homered for the Intimidators. Kannapolis had 11 hits.
The Intimidators continue the series against the Tourists tonight.
The Intimidators will host their annual Faith & Fireworks Night on Saturday with a pre-game Christian rock concert at 5:30 p.m. and post-game fireworks.
Sal. Academy camps
June 20-23, 9 until 12, for rising 2nd-8th grade girls
Coach Karlee Eagle will be teaching cheerleading basics and a routine to perform at the end of camp. Cost $80.
June 27-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for rising 5th-8th graders
Coach Antwaun Thompson, along with a host of special coaches, will continue his annual JLT Fieldhouse camp.
For further info see Coach T’s Facebook Page “JLT Fieldhouse, Inc.”. Camp includes lunch. Cost is $150.
July 18-21, 9 until noon, for rising 2nd-4th graders: Coach Antwaun Thompson will be running a basketball camp for younger enthusiasts. Cost $80.
See the school website: http://www.salisburyacademy.org/academics/camp.cfm.
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