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Area Sports Briefs: Shuping, Sprinkle win McCanless 4-Ball

From staff reports

Cousins Logan Shuping and Bryson Sprinkle teamed up to win the  Championship  Flight of the  53rd annual Grady B. McCanless 4-Ball championship on Sunday.

Sprinkle is a student at East Rowan. Shuping was his teammate on 3A state runner-up East teams and  was a freshman this year at East Carolina.

Spinkle and Shuping topped Tyler Mulkey and Ryan Honeycutt in the final, 4 and 3.

Honeycutt made his fourth career hole-in-one on the 228-yard No. 6 hole during the championship match.

He used a 3-Hybrid to record the ace. Mulkey, Shuping, Sprinkle and a gallery of about 30 witnessed the shot.

Consolation final   

Mi. Dorsett / K. Dorsett  def.  Michael Swaringen / C. Williams  2 -Up

1st Flight

J. Barnette / J. Lefler  def.  B. Swaringen / Ma. Swaringen  5 & 4


De. Lipe / D. Davis  def.  G. Benfield / S. Benfield  1 – Up

2nd Flight

J. Wyatt / R. Davis  def.  J. Holshouser / A. Barefoot   5 & 4


B. Howell / K. Burgess def.  C. Watson / J. Barnette  5 & 4

3rd Flight

J. Wright / K. Thompson  def.  C. Jensen / G. Gardner  2 & 1


R. Kaiser / J. Hunt  def. S. Stegall / B. Sutton  2 & 1

4th Flight

T. Mulkey / B. Mulkey  def. T. Ledbetter / W. Bradley  4 & 3


J. Hough / W. Rogers  def.  J. Durham / A. Horton 1-Up

5th Flight

S. Houston/S. Miller def.  D. May / C. Bolick  3 & 2


A. Post/S. Post def.  B. Miller / M. Miller  2-Up

6th Flight

B.Duncan/R. Jordan  def.  C. Roberts/R. Chandler  5 &4


D. Huneycutt / K. Huneycutt  def.  R. Sweet / J. Nixon  4 & 3

Legion baseball

Rowan County was rained out on Sunday.

Rowan is scheduled to host Kernersville tonight at 7 p.m. in a non-division game.


The Kannapolis Intimidators were rained out on Sunday.

They are off today and start a series at Lakewood on Tuesday.

Youth track

Rowan Express athletes competed in the  Ken Roberts Track Challege in Guilford County.

8-under boys

Brenden Ellis, shot put,   1st place, 19 feet, 5 inches; mini javelin, 2nd, 46-10

• Bralin Ellis, shot put, 3rd, 16-10.5; mini javelin, 9th, 28-10

11-12 girls

Brittany Ellis, shot put, 1st place, 25-10.5; 80 meter hurdles, 8th, 19.98 seconds

• Bryslynn Goodlett, hsot put, 4th, 23-3, discus, 3rd, 43-0

13-14 girls

Breasia Ellis, shot put,  4th place, 27-9; discus, 3rd, 62-1

13-14 boys

Zion Delaney, 200 meters, 24th, 28.01; 200 meter hurdles, 13th, 33.22; 1500 meters, 5th, 11:32

• Braquan Ellis, shot put, 7th, 25-8; discus, 7th, 52-10.5

  Christian Morgan, 100 hurdles, 3rd, 16.17; 200 meter hurdles, 3rd, 28.72; 200 meters, 9th, 25.63

Summer basketball

The Hurley YMCA and  Salisbury Parks and Recreation are offering a summer basketball league.

Games are June 12-Aug. 19. Boys and girls. Ages 5-16. $15 per child.

Register at www.SalisburyNC.gov/play or call 704-216-2709.


Wonder awards

A.L. Brown golf coach Jim Newell and A.L. Brown tennis coach  Jamie Bruckmann were named MECKA coaches of the year.

A.L. Brown sophomore Joshua Parks was named MECKA Male Athlete of the Year for boys track.

Parks and Rec

Baseball  Camp June 12-15 at Salisbury High baseball field. For ages 8-14. Cost is $30.

Instructors: Salisbury High head coach Mike Herndon and SHS baseball team.

Participants need to bring their own baseball gear and water. Scholarships are available.

Days: Monday-Thursday, 9 until noon. Salisbury High Baseball Field / Fee: $30 / Age: 8-14


Fast-Pitch Softball Camp for ages 8-14 on June 12-15 at Salisbury Community Park. Cost is $30.

Instructor: Ericka Nesbitt – former East Rowan High and Campbell University star, West Rowan assistant coach.

This  camp will include pitching, hitting, fielding and base running. Campers will participate in skill development sessions and live game situations.

Participants will need to bring their own softball gear and water. Scholarships available.

Register at www.salisburync.gov/play or call 704-216-2709 or 704-216-2709  for information.



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