Area Sports Briefs: Stinson to be honored

Published 12:28 am Friday, May 19, 2017

From staff reports

SALISBURY    Livingstone College head basketball coach James Stinson will be honored at the  HBCU Living Legends Scholarship Gala on Aug. 26 at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom at the Embassy Suites in downtown Winston-Salem.

Stinson  led the Blue Bears to back to back CIAA basketball titles in 2014 and 2015.

The HBCU Scholarship Gala is a community-based initiative that celebrates the impact and importance of the 11 HBCU’s in North Carolina.

The purpose of the initiative is to raise money for scholarships for deserving students at each institution and to honor the achievements of the alumni of each school.

Tickets to the gala are available by visiting Tickets are $100 per seat or $1,000 per table of 10 seats. The deadline for reserving a table is July 15th and must be secured online.

Stallions win title

The Greater Cabarrus Stallions won the CAASC state championship on Thursday at Guilford College.

The Stallions defeated Clover Garden (Burlington), 10-0.

The Stallions put together a complete team effort with solid defense and timely hitting.

Seth Cauble pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven.

The Stallions were led   by Clay Pinion, McConner Wallace and Cauble with RBI doubles.

Reilly Ploplis, Weston Cregger, Dalton Lankford and Thaddaeus Lankford drove in runs for the Stallions.

AJ Knight and Camron Wallace also contributed   hits. The Stallions finished the season at 26-9.

Intimidators fall

  Hickory’s Yanio Perez and Ricky Valencia homered to power the Crawdads past the  Kannapolis Intimidators, 6-4, on Thursday night at Intimidators Stadium.

Kannapolis (20-17) rallied in the eighth inning but came up short.

College baseball

Appalachian State’s Brian Bauk (Salisbury) had two hits in a 5-0 loss to Coastal Carolina on Thursday.


Colton Laws (Carson) pitched Charlotte to a 5-3 win against Marshall on Thursday.

Laws (6-2) allowed two earned runs in six innings.

Local golf

Steve Honeycutt made a hole-in-one on Thursday  at Corbin Hills.

Honeycutt aced the 175-yard No. 16 hole with a 6-iron.

Rotary Tennis

Deadline to sign up  for the tournament is Monday, May 22.

The tournament will be held Memorial Weekend from Friday, May 26 (matches start at 4 p.m.) through Sunday, May 28.   

The event offers adult and junior divisions for singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition.  Adult entry fees are $25 (1st event), $10 (2nd event).  Junior entry fees are $15 (1st event) and $5 (2nd event).

For more information or to register, email or contact tournament director Reid Leonard at 704-633-1495.


Basketball camps


Rising 5th-8th grade girls

July 10-13, 3-7 p.m.

Cost is $70

Rising Kindergarten-4th grade girls and boys

July 17-20, 9-12

Cost is $60

Camp T-shirts will be given to each camper, and there will be awards for hot-shot and free throw champions. Concessions will be available daily.

Contact Coach Misenheimer at 704-213-0750 or

A.L. Brown

Camp on July 3-5, 9-1 daily, $65, boys and girls, ages 7-16

Camp on July 10-12, 9-1 daily, $65, boys and girls, ages 7-16

Call Coach Klutz at 704-491-3752.

West Rowan 

Camp  June 19-21

Camp July 10-12

Camps are for boys in grades 7-9 ;  boys and girls in grades 2-6

Camps are 9-1 daily.

Cost of a camp is $60, $100 for two siblings.

Camp T-shirts as well as expert instruction from Coach Gurley.

Contact Coach Gurley at 704-798-2074.

Timeout basketball

12 great camps

“Lil Dribblers Beginner Camps”

“Future Stars Individual Camps”

“Skills and Drills Camps”

boys and girls, ages 5-18     June and July

“Position Play Camp for Points, Wings, & Post”

Concord, NC ~ June 30, 2017 ~ Ages 12-17~ Area’s Best Teaching Camp!  ~

Camps in Salisbury, Charlotte and Concord

Directed by

Jim Baker


For more information, camp dates and to register online  go to

Parks and Rec

   Salisbury Parks and Recreation announces dates for its 2017 summer sports camps.

Baseball camp, June 12-15, from 9 to 12,

Fast-Pitch softball camp, June 12-15, from 9 to 12

  Volleyball Camp, July 10-13, from 9-12

Football skills camp, July 10-14, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Soccer Camp, July 17-20, from 1-4 p.m.

Wresting Camp, Aug. 7-10 from 9-12.

For further information, instructors and to register, visit  or call 704-638-5289.