Area Sports Briefs: SAC honors Catawba’s Sheehan, Woodard

Published 1:01 am Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From staff reports
Catawba quarterback Mike Sheehan was tabbed the South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Catawba cornerback Case Woodard was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Sheehan, a senior from Wilmington, threw for two touchdowns and added a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead the Indians to Saturday’s 48-26 win at Wingate.
Woodard, a senior from Snellville, Ga., scored a defensive touchdown for the second straight week when he scooped a fumble and raced 54 yards.

Prep soccer
Salisbury battled Lexington to a 2-2 draw in Monday’s weather-shortened CCC contest.
Salisbury scored early on a corner. Tony Figueroa sent a ball that Andrew Kalogeromitros headed into the back of the net.
A goal by Lexington’s Fernando Camacho tied the match, 1-1, at the half.
Salisbury (8-4-2, 1-0-1) took a 2-1 lead 18 minutes into the second half. Will Austin found a streaking Figueroa who finished the cross.
JR Ruiz converted a PK for Lexington’s second goal before lightning and rain arrived with just under eight minutes to play.
Salisbury played without center-mid and captain Santiago Caballero, who missed the game with illness.
Salisbury is at Thomasville on Wednesday for 5:30 and 7 p.m. contests.
Lexington’s jayvees defeated Salisbury, 5-3.
Colin Noone scored six goals on Monday in Cox Mill’s 9-2 SPC win at Carson. Carson got goals from Khalid Myers and Edwin Sanchez.

Local golf
In the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 Gene Auten Memorial Tournament, the team of Steve Gegorek, Grey Medinger, Gus Andrews and Jimmy Goodman won the First Flight with a score of 54.
In the Second Flight, the team of Joe Clark, Joe Cress, Adam Jordan and Ryan Honecutt shot 61 and won in a scorecard playoff with the team of Brad Farrah, Dean Endress, David Lee and Gordon Correll.
In the Third Flight, the winning team was Mary Seaford, Gene Deaford, Robin Leslie and Azalee Story.
Closest to the pin winners were Forrest Hammer on No. 2, Yuthapong Sukkasem on No. 5, Ronnie Eidson on No. 13, and Cress on No. 16.
Matt Marsh won longest putt on No. 9.

Middle schools
The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education unamiously voted to allow sports participation by sixth-graders, except in football.
The policy will begin with winter sports this school year.

Prep golf
West Davidson won a CCC match at Sapona by shooting 117 on Monday.
Olivia Sharpe shot 34, while Rachel Mast shot 35 for the Green Dragons.
Salisbury was third. Madison Day shot 57 to lead the Hornets.

College golf
Catawba is in fifth place after the first round of the Tusculum Fall Classic.
Jordan Taylor shot 71 to lead the Indians.

College football
North Carolina A&T remains atop the HBCU BOXTOROW Coaches Poll. The defending
BOXTOROW champions received 19-of-20 first-place votes to lead No. 2
Grambling by 29 points. The Tigers received the other first-place vote.

Central Piedmont Christian Prep
Tonight at 6 p.m., at Grace Academy in Rockwell,Central Piedmont Christian Prep is hosting open gym for all boys basketball players ages 14-19 that do not currently play organized high school basketball.
Central Piedmont is fielding a team to play an interscholastic season vs. private school, public school, homeschool and college prep teams. For more information, contact Matt Randolph at or (470) 313-4278 call or text.