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Area Sports Briefs: McClamrock hired at Central

From staff reports

Central Cabarrus has hired Kenneth McClamrock as its new head football coach.

McClamrock coached East Rowan the last three seasons, with records of 7-7, 3-8 and 4-8. The Concord High grad replaces Donnie Kiefer, who took a job in South Carolina. The Vikings were 5-7 last season.

Track and field

Former Livingstone track star Quanera Hayes helped the USA team win the 4×400 relay at   the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas on Saturday.

Hayes ran the third leg in 50.66 seconds. Phyllis Francis, Ashley Spencer and Natasha Hastings were her teammates. The team ran 3:24.36.

College volleyball

Freshman Makala Lytton (North Rowan) was named Winston-Salem State’s defensive MVP.


North Henderson’s Sue Moon (volleyball, basketball) and Durham Jordan’s   John Gray (cross country, track) won the Toby Webb Award that goes to the state coach of the year.

Minor leagues

The Kannapolis Intimidators were rained out at Hagerstown on Monday. A doubleheader is planned for today, starting at 4:35 p.m.


Craig Brooks (Catawba) won his first decision of the season on Sunday for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Brooks struck out four in two innings to lower his ERA to 0.73.

Prep baseball

Four West Rowan baseball players plan to sign on May 5:

• Infielder/pitcher Brandon Walton (Mars Hill)

• Infielder/pitcher Brett Graham (Belmont Abbey)

• Catcher/pitcher Pearce Wilhelm and catcher Trevor Atwood (Catawba)

College lacrosse

Catawba’s Dalton Cook and Julian Maxey are Honorable Mention on the All-SAC men’s team.

Catawba is scheduled to play in the SAC tournament tonight at Queens.

• Catawaba’s Hannah Scott is  on the women’s All-SAC first team. Catawba’s Kirstyn Kruse, Gianna Pezzulo  Nicole Hunt and   Nicolette Salay are on the All-SAC second team. Gracie Wolfman and Becky Frost are Honorable Mention.  Pezzulo was named Freshman of the Year.

Softball league

Any church looking to play in  a softball league, please contact James Taylor at 704-437-1090.   Games will be played at Enon Baptist Church, two days a week, starting in May and ending late June.  The format is semi-fast pitch, with bunting and stealing.      

College golf

Rain has plagued the South Atlantic Conference men’s golf championships being held at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Flooding on the back nine forced a format change from 54 to 27 holes. All play was canceled on Monday. Teams hope to play nine holes today. The tournament started on Sunday.




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