Area Sports Briefs: West’s Hall in East-West game; locker renovation project begins at Catawba

Published 12:49 am Thursday, June 9, 2016

From staff reports
West Rowan’s Khaila Hall has been named to play in the East-West All-Star Game to be held on Monday, July 18, at Greensboro Coliseum.
The point guard finished her career with 1,343 points and was the Rowan County and South Piedmont Conference Player of the Year.
Hall has signed with Longwood.
Salisbury’s 5-foot-9 forward De´Leon Duren has signed with Barber-Scotia’s basketball program.

Catawba renovation
Catawba AD Larry Leckonby announced the beginning of demolition and the renovation of the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball locker rooms on the lower level of the Abernethy Physical Education Center.
The project is set to be completed by the end of the summer.
The renovations will include a redesign of the section that is home to the volleyball and women’s basketball teams. The existing restroom will be configured for use by the public, while the teams will get new restroom and shower facilities.
The men’s basketball locker room and the section currently used by men’s swimming will also be redesigned and will include two separate locker room facilities with new separate shower and bathroom facilities. All locker rooms will have new carpeting along with new lighting. A total of 72 new lockers will be installed, 18 for each locker room.
“The locker room project is exciting for our team and our coaching staff,” Catawba men’s basketaball coach Rob Perron said. “Upgrading an area where our students athletes spend time every day will enhance the experience and will help with recruiting.”
Supporter of Catawba athletic have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by sponsoring a locker in the remodeled Abernethy Physical Education Center. Donors will be recognized for their generosity in the locker rooms.
The cost of a locker sponsorship is $1,500, and all gifts are eligible for a three-year pledge.
To donate to the project, contact Larry Leckonby ( or Joey Knight ( for a pledge form.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will send four players to the 57th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 21, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky.
Pitchers Tanner Banks and Zach Thompson will join outfielder Landon Landon Lassiter and catcher Seby Zavala as members of the Northern Division team that will face the Southern Division squad.
Chris Comito pitched six strong innings as the Intimidators won, 3-2, against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday.
Bradley Strong’s triple drove in the deciding run.
The Intimidators open a four-game series against the Hickory Crawdads (Texas Rangers) at home tonight at 7:05 p.m.

Local golf
In the Sign Art NC Open being held at The Club at Irish Creek, the leader after two rounds in the 54-hole tournament is Charlotte’s David Kocher.
Kocher has shot 67-64 — 131 and is 11-under.
Scores by local players include: Nick Lyerly 70-71 — 141, Andrew Purcell 69-73 — 142, Davis Richards 73-73 ­— 146, Walker Cress 71-76 — 147, Eric Edwards 79-70 — 149, LoganShuping 78-76 — 154 and Alex Austin 77-82 — 159.
Corbin Hills
The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played a low gross, low net event on Tuesday.
First Flight; 1st Gross — Susan Morris, 1st Net – Becky Isenhour
Second Flight: 1st Gross – Mary Seaford, 1st Net — Faye Cline
Third Flight: 1st Gross — Anna Robinson, 1st Net — Sheryl Johnson.
Low putts was won by Azalee Story.

Junior Legion
Carson took a 5-3 win against Lake Norman on Tuesday.
Zac Lee pitched four innings for the win, and Devon Gay earned a save.
Luke Barringer and Cameron Prugh had two hits each.
Brycen Holshouser, Garrett Alewine and Barringer had doubles. Karson Beacham and Chase Earnhardt had RBIs.

Jerry Sands (Catawba) has been designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
Sands, 28, has batted .236 in 58 plate appearances this season.

Wood bat leagues
Bryan Blanton (Catawba) is pitching for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League.
Blanton struck out five in his first two relief outings.
Zac Almond (Catawba) is playing for the High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms of the CPL.
Almond is batting .409 with a homer and eight RBIs.
Catawba left-handers Michael Elwell and Connor Johnson are pitching for the Holly Springs Salamanders of the CPL.
Catawba’s Avery Bowles and Jacob Nester are playing with the Kernersville Bulldogs of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.
Trace Hagler (A.L. Brown, UNC Pembroke), Sean Grant (Catawba) and Ross Hoffner, (Davie, Montreat) are on the roster of the Mooresville Spinners of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.

College baseball
Appalachian State’s Matt Vernon (Davie) was named to All-Sun Belt Conference second team.
Vernon batted .317 with eight homers and 42 RBIs.

Softball camp
Pfeiffer’s advanced summer softball camp for grades 7-12 will be held from 1-5 p.m. on June 13-15. The cost is $130.

All-CPC teams
Davie’s Wesley Sink made the All-CPC golf team.
Davie’s Elijah Gregory was named CPC Player of the Year for tennis.
Davie soccer players Melani Anderson and and Katelyn Hernandez were named to the All-CPC team.
Davie’s Avery Williford made the All-CPC team for boys track, while Savannah Everett made the All-CPC girls track team.

South youth camps
South Rowan High School Youth Baseball Camp will be held at the baseball field on June 20-24 from 9 until 1.
The cost is $80. Camp is for grades 1-8.
Registration: or 704-640-8704
South Rowan High School Youth Basketball Camp will be held at the South gym for boys and girls on July 11-14 from 8 until noon. Camp is for grades 2-8.
Drop off as early as 7:15. Cost is $40. Registration:, or 704-857-1161, ext. 100
South Rowan High School Youth Volleyball Camp will be held in the gym on June 20-23 from 9-11 a.m for grades 3-5 and 2-5 p.m. for grades 6-9.
Cost is $40. C ontact

South Y hoops camp
South Rowan Y is offering a basketball camp and shooting clinic this summer for grades 2-8.
The camps will be instructed by Damien Argrett, a former South Rowan and Pfeiffer player who played pro ball overseas.
Argrett manages camps in the Mooresville.
Basketball Camps: First session is June 13-16 and second session Aug. 8-11. Time is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $95 for members, and $115 for potential members.
Participants will receive a T-shirt, snack and lunch.
The shooting clinic will be July 11-13 from 9 until noon. Cost is $60 for members and $75 for potential members.
Contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or Contact Damien Argrett at

Carson girls camp
Carson girls Basketball Mini camp continues today and Friday for grades K-4 from 4-6 p.m. and grades 5-8 from 6-8 p.m.
Call 704-855-5034.

West hoops camp
West Rowan Falcon basketball camps with coach Mike Gurley are on June 13-15 and July 11-13.
Camp is from 9-1 and is for girls in grades 2-6 and boys in grades 2-9.
Cost is $50.
Campers get a Falcon T-shirt.
Call Coach Gurley at 704-798-2074.

East Rowan YMCA
Register for adult indoor softball at the East Rowan YMCA through Saturday, June 11.
The league is open to men and women, 18 or older.
The cost is $250 per tea,.
Games are on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Cost: $250 per team
Games begin on Monday, June 20. There is a 10-game regular season and a tournament.
The coaches meeting is on June 14 at 7 p.m.
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or

Summer camps
The Athletes Warehouse in Landis will be conducting baseball and softball camps this summer.
Camps will be offered ;most weeks of the summer on Monday-Thursday from 9 until noon.
Private lessons also are available. Call Rob Hales at 704 433-8687 for more information and dates.

Parks and Rec camps
June 20-23; 9-12
Salisbury High
SHS baseball coach Mik Herndon is the instructor The cost is $30. Camp is for ages 8-14.
June 27-30; 9-12
Hall Gym
Mallory Hodge is the instructor. Cost is $30. Camp is for ages 8-14.