Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury girls, West boys in action in tourneys

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 15, 2017

From staff reports

Salisbury’s top-seeded girls take on fifth-seeded Thomasville in a CCC tournament semifinal tonight at Lexington High at 6 p.m.

Salisbury’s third-ranked girls own a 19-game winning streak. They’ve beaten Thomasville 62-42 and 74-48 this season.

Standouts for the Hornets (19-1) include Bryanna Troutman (15.9 points per game), Tyzarea Alexander (13.8), Anayia Fulson (12.2) and Maria Capito (11.4).

The Thomasville-East Davidson boys game will follow the girls action.


West Rowan’s fourth-seeded boys tangle with top-seeded  Cox Mill on the Chargers’ home court at 7:30 p.m. tonight in a semifinal in the SPC.

That game will follow a girls contest between Hickory Ridge, the top-ranked team in 3A, and Robinson.

Cox Mill won the regular-season contests against the Falcons, 51-38 and 66-64.

Cox Mill is led by Wendell Moore Jr., a talented sophomore who already has attracted offers from UNC and Florida, among others.

West Rowan is led by Caleb Mauldin (19.8 points per game), Kortez Weeks (11.4), Paris Hillie (10.5) and Darius Kure (10.3).

Sacred Heart girls

Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won the WCCCA basketball tournament.

Sacred Heart won against North Hills in a semifinal, 31-11.

Rachel McCullough led the Dolphins with 18 points, and Sutton Webb had eight.

Sacred Heart  won the championship game against Salisbury Academy, 28-26.  McCullough scored 20 points, and Caroline Clark had four.

McCullough was named tournament MVP. Webb and Clark made all-tournament.

Salisbury Academy’s Madelynn Castor, Ronni Lilly and Maggie Dees were  all-tournament.

Sacred Heart boys

Sacred Heart’s boys lost to Statesville Christian, 44-32, in the WCCAA tournament. All-tournament Ben Childress led the Dolphins with 14 points.  Jalon Walker had 12  points, and Nick Antosek scored four.  Will Webb led the defense.

Prep baseball

Seth Cauble had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions to an 11-9 win against the Carolina Royals in a season opener.

Cauble had a tie-breaking double in the sixth.

Trent Berry was the winning pitcher.

ER travel baseball

East Rowan travel team baseball tryouts for 7U will be on Feb. 27-28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Granite Quarry Elementary School.

Contact Jason Cauble at 704-239-2613.

Tryouts for 10U will be  on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Staton Field.  Contact Roby Holmes at 704-213-7883.

Tryouts for 11U will be on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Staton Field. Contact Chuck Hayworth at 919-412-6068.

Local golf

Seventy-one GARS members played atRolling Hills earlier this week.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Phil Cauble with a net of 63.99. Low ‘B’ Flight player was O.J. Chandler with a net of 65.93. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Paul Rogers with a net of 61.58.Low ‘D’ Flight player was John Daniels with a net of 61.90.

Winston Mahaffey, 80, shot a 77.  Buddy Barger, 82, shot an 80.  Lou Manning, 82, shot an 81. Guy Schenck, 84, shot an 84. Rev. Jim Harris, 85, shot an 84.  O.J. Chandler, 87, shot a 79. J.C. Ritchie 92, shot an 88.


  Frankie D. Jones of Rockwell made a hole-in-one on Tuesday at McCanless.

Jones ace the 138-yard No. 10 hole from the white tees. He used a 7-iron.

It was the first ace for the 53-year-old Jones.  He was playing with Jay Owens, Mike Almond and F.G  Smith in the “Tuesday Scramble.”

7th-grade boys

Erwin’s boys beat West Rowan, 40-31.

Leading the way for the Eagles was Cameron Padgett with 21 points.

Kane Kepley scored 10 points, and Damario Chalk had nine.

Jason Artis led West with 10 points. Noah Loeblein scored seven.

Erwin will be home on Thursday at 4 p.m. West plays against North today.

7th-grade girls

Erwin’s girls defeated West Rowan Bulldogs, 48-20.  Erwin (9-0)  was led by Riley Isley with 13 points. Madie Honeycutt scored nine,  Mary Spry  had eight, and Clara Beaver scored seven.

Trinity Moreland led the Bulldogs with 17 points.


Prep tennis

A.L. Brown’s Leah Upright signed with Pfeiffer’s women’s tennis program.

Prep football

A.L. Brown offensive lineman Mason Goettings (Averett), DB Agustin Granillo (Catawba) and offensive lineman Aaron Smith (Ferrum) announced college destinations.

From staff reports

Livingstone’s basketball teams host St. Augustine’s tonight in CIAA action. The doubleheader starts at 5:30 p.m.

Catawba is on the road for SAC contests at Queens, starting at 6 p.m.

The Queens men are ranked 10th nationally.

Johnson honored

Catawba senior Bri Johnson was named to the Academic All-District III team.

The senior guard has a 3.50 GPAin exercise science. She is averaging 17.5 points per game, fourth in the South Atlantic Conference.

Catawba softball

Catawba’s softball team swept Belmont Abbey, 9-1 and 17-3, on Tuesday at Whitley Field.

Leah Huggins drove in three runs in the 9-1 victory to back pitcher Brooke Walser, who threw six strong innings.

Catawba (2-8) pounded the Crusaders in the five-inning nightcap. Delane Smith (grand slam) and Katherine Shumaker homered. Smith knocked in seven runs with four hits, while Shumaker drove in five and had three hits.

Caroline Turner was the winning pitcher and scored three runs. Kristen Stinnard went 3-for-4. Ashley Wagoner and Grace Holland had two hits each. Taylor Martin (West Rowan) drove in two runs.

Katherine Starnes (South Rowan) had a hit in each game for the visitors.

College tennis

Pfeiffer’s men won against Catawba, 5-4, at  Johnson Tennis Center on Tuesday.

The Falcons are 2-3, while the Indians are 5-3.

  Catawba hosts Brevard in men’s and women’s matches on Saturday at 1 p.m.

College golf

Catawba finished 10th in the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament  with a 907 total. The tournament was held at the 6,780-yard, par-72 Golf Club at Fleming Island.

  Lincoln Memorial posted a score of 865 and won the tournament by three shots over Young Harris.

Catawba’s Wes Cline placed 19th. He fired a two-under-par 70 in the final round to card a tournament score of 221. Trey Burton  finished 33th with his 226 total.

Tyler Mulkey (North Rowan) shot 83-73 — 230 and finished 44th.

Catawba will host the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury on Feb. 27-28.

College baseball

  Carson-Newman’s Ryan Addington was tabbed the  South Atlantic Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Zach Slagle of Tusculum and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Thomas St. Clair are the Co-Pitchers of the Week.


Winston-Salem State will play 21 home games at BB&T Ballpark.

College men’s hoops

Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 14 points as  Augusta beat Paine, 73-68, on Monday.

5K run

The Mount Hope Church 2nd annual 5K Run for Missions will be held on March 25 at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 for pre-registration or $25 morning of the event.

Money raised goes to local missions For more information: