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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury’s Honeycutt All-State

From staff reports

Salisbury junior midfielder Julia Honeycutt has been named to the All-State team for 2A public schools by the NC Soccer Coaches Association.

Honeycutt, who has committed to  the Charlotte 49ers, is the fourth girl in program history to get that honor. Emma Miller, Karen Presnell and Madison Kennedy were All-State.

Salisbury seniors Ceci Cardelle and Katie Bullock joined Honeycutt on the all-region team.

West Rowan sophomore Lejla Mehmedovic, Carson junior Hannah Smith and  South Rowan freshman Madison Henry made the all-region team.

Hickory Ridge’s Maddie Capel, Northwest Cabarrus’ Kursten von Klahr and  Cox Mill’s Mary Perkins made the All-State team for 3A public schools.


Kannapolis was washed out at Hickory and plans a 4 p.m. doubleheader today.


Rowan County’s game at  Hickory was rained out on Monday.

College baseball

Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had two hits in ECU’s final game on Sunday and finished his career with 225 hits.


Charlotte’s Colton Laws (Carson) finished the season with a 7-2 record and a 1.87 ERA. Laws struck out 94 while walking 13 in 96 1/3 innings and was first team All-Conference USA.

Laws was a sophomore in eligibility, but he’s draft-eligible as a 21-year-old and could be chosen in June’s MLB draft.

College softball

Western Carolina’s Hunter Gibbons (West Rowan) was second team All-Southern Conference.

Gibbons led the Catamounts with nine homers, 47 hits, 16 doubles, 40 RBIs and a .318 batting average.



Jordan Jankowski (Catawba) was the winning pitcher for the Houston Astros on Sunday for his first MLB victory.

Houston scored 11 runs in the top of the eighth inning to erase an 8-2 deficit and went on to win against Minnesota, 16-8.

 Jankowski relieved in the fifth and survived the sixth and seventh despite allowing two homers and four runs. The Astros’ big eight inning made him a winner, even though his night on the mound was done. Luke Gregerson pitched the eighth and ninth.

Youth track

Durham Striders Developmental Meet,May 27

Rowan Express

8-under boys

Brenden Ellis – Shot Put: 2nd 18’7”, Mini Javelin 2nd 60’11”

Bralin Ellis – Shot Put : 6th 16’5”, Mini Javelin 14th 34’9”

11-12 girls

Brittany Ellis : Shot Put 2nd 25’4”, Discus 2nd 55’6”, 80m H 8th 20.39, Areo Javelin 2nd 45’8”

Jamasia Jackson : Shot Put :9th 21’10”, Discus 3rd 46’9”, Areo Javelin 4th 44’7”

13-14 girls

Breasia Ellis: Shot Put 9th 26’11”, Discus 7th 61’11”

13-14 boys

Braquan Ellis – Shot Put 12th 27’10”, Discus 10th, 68’0”

Hurley YMCA Warriors

 Johnson Riley Track Challenge in High Point. May 27

8-under boys

Jason Burroughs, 4th in shotput 14’

9-10 girls

Malaysia Dillard, 5th in 800M 3:23 and 23rd in 400M 1:29

9-10 boys

Will Blais, 2nd in 800M 2:47, 3rd in 400M 1:08 and 7th in 200M 29.39

11-12 girls

Macy Miller 1st in high jump 4”4” and

Emberleigh Pauley-Brown 3rd in 3000M 12:58, 6th in 800M 3:05 and 4th in 1500M 6:08

11-12 boys

Micah Nguyen, 8th in 800M 2:58, 24th in 400M 1:17

Connor Price, 3rd in 3000M 11:57, 2nd in 800M 2:39

Triston Rabon, 1st in 3000M 11:48, 6th in 800M 2:50

Jake Swicegood, 2nd in 3000M 11:53

13-14 boys

Matthew Burroughs, 9th in 3000M 13:07, 19th in 800M 2:50

Jalen Jackson, 8th in 3000M 12:57, 18th in 800M 2:50, 8th in 1500M 5:41

15-16 young men

Jalen Houston, 1st in 110 hurdles 14.98

John Sokolowski, 3rd in 3000M 11:06, 6th in 800M 2:17, 3rd in 1500M 5:01

17-18 young men

Sean Incardona, 2nd 3000M 10:25, 3rd in 800M 2:06

Next week’s meet is in Greensboro at the Panthers Elite Ken Roberts Track and Field Challenge



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