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Area Sports Briefs: Childress strong in golf tournament

From staff and wire reports

Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Michael  Childress of Salisbury shot a 77 in the final round of the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Sunday at TPC Myrtle Beach. Childress finished 33rd.

Trent Phillips of Inman, S.C., won the boys event, completing the 54-hole event with a 5-under par score of 211. Skylar Thompson captured the girls title, shooting a 5-over par 221.

  The event’s 104-player field, which included boys and girls divisions, was comprised of the game’s next generation of stars. Players from 19 states and five countries participated in the 54-hole tournament.

Prep baseball

The Greater Cabarrus Stallions defeated Forest Hills on Monday, 5-2.

Dalton Lankford had two doubles. Clay Pinion’s two hits included a two-run double.   Thaddaeus Lankford had two hits.

Seth Cauble, Camron Wallace and Trent Berry combined on a five-hitter with Wallace picking up the win and Berry earning the save.

The  Stallions (4-0)  will play at Davie County on Friday.

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Davie won against Lake Norman on Monday, 3-2.

Chris Reynolds went 2-for-2 with a double.

Davie got strong pitching from Tyler Roberts for five innings. Reynolds pitched the sixth, and Carson Whisenhunt worked the seventh for a save.

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In season openers today,  East Rowan hosts Mooresville at 5 p.m, Carson goes to Davie at 5 p.m., and Salisbury welcomes South Rowan at 6 p.m.

Prep softball

Davie County hit four homers in a 9-2  win against West Davidson on Monday.

Desiree Lewis, Sydney Hendren, Sierra Ferguson and Jessica Beck homered for the War Eagles.

Olivia Boger was the winning pitcher.

Jenna Burkhart homered for the Green Dragons.

Prep basketball

In regional semifinals tonight involving South Piedmont Conference teams, Hickory Ridge’s girls host Gastonia Ashbrook at 6:30 p.m. and Central Cabarrus’ girls play at Freedom at 6 p.m.

The Cox Mill boys are hosting Hickory at 7 p.m., and the Robinson boys play at Freedom at 7:30 p.m.

College baseball

Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) homered for Mars Hill in an 8-5 loss to Millersville.

College softball

Logan Lowery (South Rowan) has started the season at N.C. Wesleyan with a 3-2 record. She has an ERA of 1.87 and 21 strikeouts in 30 innings.

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Kat Starnes (South Rowan) had a run-scoring double for Belmont Abbey on Monday in a 7-6 loss to Carson-Newman.

College golf

Catawba stands 10th after the first round of the Richard Rendleman Invitational  at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Queens holds the team lead after one round as the Royals posted a 289 total to lead North Greenville by three shots. Anderson is four shots back after a 293. Catawba had a 308 score.

Tyler Mulkey (North Rowan) and Mack Sheppard ( Hickory Ridge) led the Indians with 76s.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brad Robinson leads the field by three shots after his first-round, 3-under 68.   

Women’s basketball

Amy Steller (Davie County) scored 15 points and led Guilford to a 59-53 win against Lynchburg in the ODAC Tournament championship game.

Alex Allen (Carson) scored six points for Lynchburg.

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Longwood’s Khaila Hall (West Rowan) scored 12 points and had five steals and four rebounds in a 71-63 loss to Charleston Southern.

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Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) made two 3-pointers for  Kennesaw State in a 96-69 romp over Lipscomb.

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Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) finished her freshman season at Mars Hill with 10 points and seven rebounds in a loss to Lenoir-Rhyne. Farmer averaged 11.2 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Lions.

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Morehead State’s Shay Steele (West Rowan) had eight points and three blocks to help the Eagles win their Senior Day Game against Jacksonville State,  85-82.

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Pfeiffer ended the season with a 69-52 loss to Limestone in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Monday. Meg Pritchard led the Falcons with 10 points.

Men’s basketball

Michael Connor Jr. (North Rowan) is averaging 9.6 points per game for  Western Nebraska Community College.

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Pfeiffer’s A.J. Clark is the   Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.

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Claflin’s Tre Williams (Carson) had 10 points and five rebounds in an 83-68 win against Albany State to close the regular season.

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BLACKSBURG, Va.   — Ty Outlaw scored a career-high 24 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 66-61 victory over No. 25 Miami on Monday night.

Outlaw, who was averaging 5.0 points per game, set a school record with eight 3-pointers for the Hokies (21-8, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight game and fifth in the last six. Virginia Tech also moved to 15-1 at home this season.

Miami (20-9, 10-7),   moved into The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time this season earlier in the day.

Fishing

Austin Wike, of China Grove, weighed in five bass totaling 11 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division and $2,140 in the bass fishing league opener on Lake Norman.

7th-grade boys

West Rowan’s boys defeated Knox, 39-29, for their fourth straight win.

Jason Artis led West (7-6) with 10 points.  Noah Loeblein and Spenser Harrison scored nine each.  Nigel McManus and Isiah Tenor led the defense.

Knox is 8-5.

West finishes the regular season Wednesday at home against China  Grove.

7th-grade girls 

Erwin’s girls won against China Grove, 35-30.  Erwin (13-0) was led by Mary Spry with 13 points. Riley Isley scored seven.  Madie Honeycutt and Haley Dalton scored five.

Kanduce Kimball scored 13 for the Red Devils, and Bethany Rymer scored seven.

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