Area Sports Briefs: Rowan County rolls at Mocksville behind Strickland

Published 1:26 am Tuesday, June 21, 2016

From staff reports
Rowan County’s American Legion baseball team won, 10-1, against Mocksville at Rich Park on Monday.
Rowan (12-7, 3-0) got strong pitching from Sawyer Strickland (4-1), and Noah Gonzalez finished up.
Strickland is a homeschooler who signed with Catawba.
Rowan got RBI singles in a big third inning from Trevor Atwood, Tanner File and Chandler Blackwelder to give Strickland a 6-1 cushion.
Hunter Shepherd added a two-run double, Juan Garcia had a run-scoring double, and Brando Walton got a run home with a groundout.
Rowan is in a stretch of divisional games and plays at Mooresville tonight and Stanly County on Wednesday. Rowan hosts Mooresville at Newman Park on Thursday.
Mocksville is at High Point tonight.

Track and field
Carson graduate Zachary Marchinko ran a strong 15:20.16 in the 1500 in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro.
Marchinko finished 21st.
Rhode Island’s David Principe ran 14:37.09 to win the race.

Prep basketball
North Rowan’s Josh Handy is headed to Brunswick Community College to continue his education and basketball career.
The 6-foot-5 Handy averaged 11.7 points per game as a senior and finished his prep career with 750 points. He’s been on the all-county team the past two seasons, first team in 2015 and second team in 2016.

Prep football
North Rowan defefensive end/linebacker Zion DeBose, a rising senior, is being recruited by a lot of schools.
DeBose announced via Twitter on Monday that he’d added an offer from Richmond.
Among others, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound DeBose has offers from Appalachian State, Duke, East Carolina and Charlotte.

State Games
The Region 6 baseball team that included West Rowan’s Austin Love, East Rowan’s John Owen, Carson’s Owen White and Hickory Ridge’s Jake Whitcomb went undefeated in the State Games and won the gold medal.

College tennis
Catawba tennis coach Jeff Childress announced the addition of two more signees for the upcoming season.
Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover High) will join Cason Heirs and Adam Rocko as newcomers on the men’s side while Marina Germais (Spain) will join Sophie Hirsch and Olivia Wooldridge on the women’s team.
Reid led Newton-Conover to four conference championships and was individual state runner-up three times.
Geremias won the Copa Nadal on two occasions and the Christmas Cup in 2014. According to, Geremias ranks in the top 200 of all female tennis players in Spain.

Volleyball camp
Parks and Rec volleyball camp at Hall Gym will be held on June 27-30 from 9 until noon. The cost is $30, The camp is for ages 8-14. Mallory Hodge is the instructor.
Register online at or call 704-638-5289.

Youth track
Hurley YMCA Warriors competed in the Jim Law Invitational in Charlotte.
Top-six finishers received awards.
Aubree Cain
34th in 200 prelims, 29.94
28th in 400 dash prelims, 1:13.51
14th, 800, 3:14.76
Julianna Evans
1500, 1st, 6:40.33
Macy Miller
5th, high jump, 3-07.25
Tabitha Landy
100 prelims, 9th 13.00
200 prelims, 12th, 27.30
Andrew Burgess
400 hurdles, 1st, 58.84
400 prelims 5th, 53.27 400 finals, 5th, 53.13
800, 2nd , 2:03.02
Jason Burroughs
26th ,100 prelims, 17.10
5th, shot, 11-5
Jaxon Evans
Shot put, 4th, 32-6.25
Jonah Evans
1500, 5th, 4:55.83
Max Morgan
400 hurdles, 10th, 1:12.15
13th, 100 prelims, 14.20 19th, 200M prelims, 28.25
Mason Quarles
100 prelims, 34th, 14.67 200 prelims, 33rd ,30.31
Matthew Burroughs
800, 15th, 2:52.58
9th, 1500, 5:55.83
Nolan Miller
1500, 9th, 4:55.85
Will Blais
400 prelims, 1st, 1:15.12, 5th in finals 1:14.48
200 prelims, 6th, 31.87 5th, 31.71
Hurley Warriors will be in the USATF qualifier this weekend at N.C. A&T.

Salis. Academy camp
Salisbury Academy basketball camp is July 18-21. The camp is for grades 2-4. Coach Antwaun Thompson will be running the camp.
The cost is $80.