Area Sports Briefs for Sunday: Price Hall inductions today; Lyerly shines again
From staff reports
The J. C. Price High School Sports Hall of Fame will have its 7th annual induction ceremony today at 4 p.m. at Miller Recreation Center on West Bank Street.
The Sports Hall of Fame committee will also honor a Pricean who has made an outstanding contribution to the Salisbury Community.
This honor, The Founder’s Award, is given in memory of Rufus Little, John Mackey and Fred Evans.
Cost for the event is $10.
With a dominating performance in Saturday singles, the Carolinas squad rallied from a three-point deficit to defeat the Virginias team 25½-22½ at Kinloch Golf Club and retain the Captain’s Putter.
The Captain’s Putter pits top amateurs from Virginia and West Virginia against their counterparts from North and South Carolina. The Carolinas won back-to-back Captain’s Putters for the first time since 2009-10.
The Carolinas earned 15 points in 24 singles matches, finishing with 14 wins and two halves.
The youngest player in the field was 17-year-old East Rowan senior Nick Lyerly.
Lyerly picked up one of those wins, topping Sam O’Dell of Hurricane, W. Va., 2 and 1. Earlier this year, Lyerly became the youngest player ever to win the North Carolina Amateur.
Lyerly, who will play college golf at UNC Greensboro, went 1-1-1 this weekend.
Will Collins (Salisbury, Virginia) shot 72-73-71-71 — 287 (1-under) in Dothan, Ala., and advanced from Web.com Tour Q School qualifying. Collins tied for 23rd. The top 26, including ties, advanced.
Second Stage Qualifying is in early November.
Baseball America named Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager as the publication’s rookie of the year.
That’s an honor that includes players from both major leagues.
In his first full season in the majors, Seager hit .308 with 26 homers and 72 RBIs. He finished in the top 10 in the National League in hits, doubles, runs, batting average and slugging percentage.
Limestone’s Logan Stoodley (West Rowan) had six tackles in a 28-17 win against Brevard on Saturday.
Conference tournaments start on Monday.
In the Central Carolina Conference, third-seeded Salisbury hosts No. 6 Lexington at SHS, while No. 5 Thomasville is at No. 4 North Rowan.
In the South Piedmont Conference, top-seeded Cox Mill and second-seeded Carson are hosting Monday doubleheaders.
At Cox Mill, No. 5 West Rowan plays No. 4 Robinson in the first game. Cox Mill takes on No. 8 East Rowan in the second game.
Sixth-seeded South Rowan plays No. 3 Hickory Ridge at Carson. Carson plays the second game against No 7 Northwest Cabarrus.
Rockwell Christian School players Riley Hill and Cameron Black made the all-tournament team for 1A Christian schools.
College men’s soccer
Anderson snapped Catawba’s six-match winning streak with a 1-0 win in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday night at the Frock Soccer Complex. The Trojans improved to 5-5-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fell to 8-4 and 5-3.
Colin Burris scored the lone goal of the night in the 55th minute. Catawba pushed for the equalizer, out-shooting the visitors 8-3 in the final half, but failed to net a goal.
Catawba entertains Wingate at the Frock on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
College women’s soccer
Catawba and visiting Anderson played to a 1-1 draw in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday at the Frock Soccer Complex. The Catawba Indians now stand at 6-4-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the SAC. The Trojans move to 7-4-1 and 4-3-1.
Catawba took the lead in the opening half. Shelby Vasich played a ball in from the right that Bree Roberts one-timed from about 10 yards out in the 31st minute.
Catawba will next host Wingate on Wednesday at 5 .pm.
The fall 18-hole tournament at McCanless included nine holes of Texas Scramble and nine holes of Captain’s Choice.
Lee Fesperman and Teresa Rusher took first place. David Huneycutt and Azalee Story took second place.
Cliff Full won closest to the pin on No. 3. Gene Seaford won closest to the pin on No. 12. Ken Houston won longest putt on No. 8, while Susan Houston had longest putt on No. 15.
Little Shooters Basketball
Coed basketball leagues offered to grades Pre-K through 1st grade. Great introduction for young players to the game of basketball. Players learn team sportsmanship and skills of the game. Register now until – October 29th.
Basketball offered to grades 2-8. Teaches basketball skills and fundamentals along with YMCA core values. Register now until October 29th
Our program’s success relies on its volunteers. Sign up today to become a volunteer coach, assistant coach, or official.
Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.
For more information, contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.
The Barton men’s swimming team started off its inaugural season in a successful fashion on Saturday afternoon, defeating host Hampden-Sydney College 144-108 and falling to Frostburg State University 135-121 in the program’s first-ever competition.
Gabe Dulin (Carson) was one of the swimmers competing in Barton’s first meet.