Area Sports Briefs: 2 Hornet doubles teams advance
From staff reports
Two Salisbury High doubles teams finished in the top four of this weekend’s individual 2A Midwest regional and qualified for the state tournament.
The team of Roarke Burton/Adam Drye took third place. They won two matches to get to the semifinals. After a semifinal, setback, they topped teammates Jander Rojas/Sean Archer in the third-place match.
Rojas/Archer also won two matches to get to the semis.
The 2A state tournament is in Cary, May 12-13.
LANDON CHURCH(W. WILKES) BYE
SETH WORLEY(LEXINGTON) d. GRAHAM TYSINGER(WHEATMORE) 6-1, 6-2
NOAH SPAINHOUR (W. STOKES) d. ETHAN MCGEE(SALISBURY) 6-4,2-6, 6-1
BRANDON NORMAN(SURRY CENTRAL) d. JUSTIN BAUCOM(W.STANLY) 6-2, 6-2
ETHAN ELLIOTT(W. STOKES) d. TYLER MILLS (FOREST HILLS) 6-3, 7-5
JACOB CARLSON(LEXINGTON) d. JOHN BRAME (WILKES CENTRAL) 6-2, 6-2
THOMAS MCCORKLE (CATA) d. VANN SILVEY(TRINITY) 6-1, 6-1
PAUL WEITZ(SALISBURY) d. GUSTAUO SOTO(MONROE) 6-1, 6-3
CHURCH (W.WILKES) d. WORLEY(LEXINGTON) 6-1 6-1
NORMAN (SURRY CENTRAL)d. SPAINHOUR (W. STOKES) 7-6 (7/2) 7-5
ELLIOTT (W.STOKES) d. CARLSON (LEXINGTON) 6-1 6-3
MCCORKLE (CATA) d. WEITZ (SALISBURY) 6-2 6-3
CHURCH (W. WILKES) d. NORMAN(SURRY CENTRAL) 6-2 7-6 (7/4)
ELLIOTT(W.STOKES)d. MCCORKLE(CATA) 6-4 6-2
MCCORKLE (CATA) d. NORMAN (SURRY CENTRAL) 6-4 6-1
CHURCH(W. WILKES) d. ELLIOTT 6-3 7-5
LANDON CHURCH, WEST WILKES
SAMUEL WEBB/NOAH TAYLOR (MT. PLEASANT) d. IAN SIMPSON/ISAAC SPAINHOUR(W. STOKES) 6-0 6-1
NICK JOHNSON/DANIEL VIMONT(WILKES CENTRAL) d. JAKE SADLER/JACK MCCROSKEY (TRINITY) 6-1 6-1
BLAKE INABINETT/JACK BURKE(LEXINGTON) d. NICOLAS SWAIM/CAMERON CLARK (PROVIDENCE GROVE) 6-4, 6-4
JANDER ROJAS/SEAN ARCHER (SALISBURY) d. TYLER SOUTHARD/KENNY GOLEMAN(WHEATMORE) 6-1 6-0
ROARKE BURTON/ADAM DRYE(SALISBURY) d. TYLER RICE/ROBERT SALAY(PARKWOOD) 6-1 6-1
JACOB KEY/SMON HOUCK(ASHE COUNTY) d. AIDEN BROADWAY/JOEY SISINYAK(MT. PLEASANT) 3-6 7-5 6-3
LANCE KENNEDY/MATT WIHELM(FORBUSH) d. ETHAN EDWARDS/KENDRIK RHODES(W. STANLY) 6-0 6-2
HUGH BENNETT/JAKE CREWS(W. DAVIDSON) d. ZANE JOPLIN/KEVEN MONTERO(SURRY CENTRAL) 6-3 6-0
WEBB/TAYLOR(MT. PLEASANT) d. JOHNSON/VIMONT(WILKES CENTRAL) 6-4 6-1
RODAS/ARCHER(SALISBURY) d. INABINETT/BURKE(LEXINGTON) 6-1 6-3
BURTON/DRYE (SALISBURY) d. KEY/HOUCK(ASHE COUNTY) 6-1 6-2
KENNEDY/WIHELM(FORBUSH)d. CREW/BENNETT(W. DAVIDSON) 6-4 6-3
WEBB/TAYLOR(MT. PLEASANT) d. RODAS/ARCHER(SALISBURY) 7-6 (9/7) 6-2
KENNEDY/WIHELM(FORBUSH) d. DRYE/BURTON (SALISBURY) 6-4 6-3
DRYE/BURTON SALISBURY d. RODAS/ARCHER 6-4 7-6 (7/5)
WEBB/TAYLOR (MT PLEASANT) d. KENNEDY/WILHELM(FORBUSH) 6-2 6-2
CAMDEN, S.C. — Salisbury’s Michael Childress and his Cannon School teammate Lansdon Robbins were eliminated Saturday in the semifinals of the 66th annual Carolinas Four-Ball Championship at Camden Country Club.
Childress and Robbins, seeded third of 32 two-man match-play teams, defeated No. 18-seeded Matthew Laydon and Chris Mitchell in a Saturday morning quarterfinal, 2 and 1.
However, in the afternoon semifinals, Childress-Robbins fell to Ryan Marter and Jack Parrott, 4 and 3. Marter and Parrott, the tournament’s No. 2-seeded team, closed the match out with an eagle-2 on the par-4 15th hole.
Childress and Robbins went down fighting, with birdies on the last two holes.
Marter and Parrott will play Justin Hood-Jake McBride in today’s championship.
Carson Jr. Legion
An organizational/paperwork meeting for Carson Junior Legion baseball will be held on Monday, May 8, at the ballfield.
Bring a parent and copy of birth certificate. A notary will be present.
Carson’s Micah Furr, Rowan County Player of the Year, will be joining the N.C. State women’s golf team as a walk-on.
Carson’s Destiny Jackson will be signing with Pfeiffer’s women’s hoops program next week.
Cox Mill guard Francis Sio signed with the Wingate Bulldogs.
Prep track and field
East Rowan cross country and track distance runner Faith Faller signed with Lenoir-Rhyne. A story is upcoming.
Gray Stone Women are Back to Back UAC Conference Champions in Track.
East Rowan outfielder Chandler Blackwelder (UNC Pembroke) and pitcher John Owen (Pitt CC) will be signing next Thursday.
Micker Adolfo hit a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning, as the Kannapolis Intimidators topped the Asheville Tourists 7-6 on Saturday.
Myrtle Beach reliever Craig Brooks (Catawba) has been dominant this season.
Brooks, 24, has gotten saves in his last two outings.
In 10 relief appearances, he is 1-0 with 26 strikeouts in 17 innings. His ERA is 0.52.
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