Area Sports Briefs: Carson’s Furr qualifies for 3A state golf tournament
From staff reports
Carson senior Micah Furr has qualified for another trip to the 3A Championships in girls golf.
Playing as an individual, Furr shot 82 for seventh place in the Central Regional held on Monday at Greensboro National.
Furr will compete in the two-day state event on Oct. 24-25 at Longleaf in Southern Pines.
Teams advancing to the state championships from the Central Regional were Rockingham (229), Northern Guilford (243) and Burlington Williams (254).
Chapel Hill’s Gina Kim shot a sizzling 64 and was regional champion.
East Rowan’s team finished ninth. Cox Mill was sixth. Hickory Ridge was eighth. Concord was 12th.
East’s scores were Camryn Corriher 102, Micah Loper 103, Hailey Fesperman 107, and Carmen Fraley 110.
South Rowan’s Ellyse Scarborough shot 117. West Rowan’s Ella Ferguson shot 131.
Fifth-seeded Thomasville won a first-round tournament match at North Rowan, 25-18, 18-25, 25-19 and 25-12 on Monday.
Third-seeded Salisbury swept Lexington in Monday’s first round and plays a semifinal today at second-seeded East Davidson.
Salisbury suffered its first Central Carolina Conference defeat since the 2013 season on Monday, losing to Thomasville 1-0.
Thomasville scored a controversial goal late in the first half and made it stand up.
SHS outshot the Bulldogs 24-4 but simply couldn’t find the back of the net. Salisbury hit the crossbar twice and the post once in a furious effort to get an equalizer, but to no avail.
SHS played the second half without leading scorer Andrew Kalogeromitros, who was unable to continue after an ankle sprain.
SHS got solid play from Daniel Tinajero and Brandon Ibanez.
Salisbury falls to 12-3-4 overall and 4-1-1 in the CCC. Salisbury has a potential conference-deciding matchup versus West Davidson at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m
If Salisbury wins, it will clinch the conference outright. If Salisbury loses or ties, the conference cannot be decided until Lexington takes on Thomasville on Oct. 24.
Prep cross country
SPC Championships will be held today, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Salisbury Community Park.
The South Atlantic Conference announced players of the week on Monday.
Catawba defensive back Case Woodard picked up his third Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season.
Newberry quarterback Raleigh Yeldell was tabbed the Offensive Player of the Week, while Wingate kicker Caleb Baird picked up Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Woodard, a senior from Snellville, Ga., picked off a pair of passes and blocked a punt that he recovered for a touchdown to help the Catawba Indians to a 33-22 win at Mars Hill on Oct. 15. Woodard also chipped in three pass break-ups and accounted for five tackles in the win.
In the HBCU media poll, North Carolina A&T is No. 1 nationally.
North Carolina Central is ranked fifth.
Dustin Tysinger, a 1998 graduate of Central Davidson, was named as the new boys basketball coach.
Tysinger was Lexington’s varsity baseball coach last spring and was an assistant coach for the boys basketball team.
Tysinger replaces Brian Hege, who resigned Aug. 1 after 16 years to accept a position with North Davidson Middle.
Central Davidson will be moving from 3A to 2A and will be in the CCC next fall.
Thousands will converge on Randleman, N.C., for the 28th Annual NASCAR Day Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 until 6 downtown. The festival pays homage to Randleman’s racing heritage with the First Family of NASCAR – The Pettys.
UNC Pembroke sophomore Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 1-over 73 on Monday in the LeAnn Noble Memorial.
Bare is in a six-way tie for fourth after the first 18 holes on the par-72, 5,956-yard Achasta Golf Club course.
UNC Pembroke is in third place.
Catawba stands 11th among 13 schools at the LeeAnn Noble Memorial.
Victoria Hedrick led the Indians with a 78.
George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 66-69 — 135 and is tied for fourth after two rounds of the Elon Phoenix Invitational.
Edwards is 7-under.
East Carolina’s Logan Shuping (East Rowan) shot 72-71 — 143 and is 1-over.
College cross country
Freshman Zachary Marchinko (Carson) ran 25:46 in the Penn State Nationals .
He finished 35th and was the second Charlotte runner.
Parks and Rec
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for boys basketball for ages 7-15.
Cost is $30 per participant. Registration runs through Oct. 22 at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play. For further information, call 704-638-5289.
The NCHSAA Board of Directors and Commissioner Que Tucker have made the difficult decision to move playoff dates following historic flooding in eastern North Carolina.
“The logistics of moving the fall championships dates, especially this close to the events are complex; however, we must do everything in our power to do what is best for our student-athletes in the state,” Tucker said. “Keeping our young people safe as we try to minimize risk of injury must be paramount in our decisions.”
Among changes approved by the board, the weekly limitation in volleyball has been waived for teams in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew, however, the daily limitation has not been waived. Sunday practices and/or competition are still not permissible for any sport.
Seeding: November 12th (changed from November 5th)
First Round: November 18th
Second Round: November 25th
Third Round: December 2nd
Regionals: December 9th
State Championships: December 16th & 17th (changed from December 9th & 10th)
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