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Area Sports Briefs: Lynn, long-time Catawba assistant, passes away

From staff reports

Freddie Lamont Lynn passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.

The 64-year-old Lynn was a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Catawba for 14 seasons during Jim Baker’s head coaching tenure with the Indians.

Lynn, who was known as Freddie Dunlap in his playing days,  competed for coach Walt Baker, Jim’s father, at North Rowan High in 1969-70 and 1970-71.

He averaged 11.6 points in 1970-71 and helped the Cavaliers go 20-5 and win the North Piedmont Conference championship with a 14-2 record.

His biggest game was a 20-point game against Mooresville that season.

Lynn’s favorite player  and idol was New York Knicks guard Walt Frazier

Lynn played on the Campbell College (now Campbell University) varsity basketball team from 1973-75 and lettered twice for the Camels.

After graduating with a sociology degree, he played hoops in Europe for more than a decade, mostly in Belgium, before returning to the states.

Local golf

Seventy-one GARS members played in foursomes at Rolling Hills.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Winsten Mahaffey with a net of 62.55.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Frank Masingo with a net of 57.79.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Lynn Shook with a net of 61.88.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Steve Kale with a net of 67.00.

Ten GARS members shot their age or better:

Winsten Mahaffey, 80, shot a 70; Masingo, 81, shot a 74; Ken Miller, 81, shot an 81; Clive Mahaffey, 81, shot a 79; Buddy Barger, 83, shot a 76; Dick Hatoway, 84, shot an 80; Clayton Steele, 85, shot an 83; Rev. Jim Harris, 86, shot an 80; Ralph Brown, 86, shot an 86; and O.J.  Chandler, 87, shot an 84.

Bob Stepanian had closest to the pin on the par-3 No. 10 hole.


In Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association activity, members played 18 holes but only counted the odd-numbered holes.

1st Flight

Low Gross – Azalee Story

Low Net – Beth Calhoun

2nd Flight

Low Gross – Becky Isenhour

Low Net – Mary Seaford

3rd Flight

Low Gross – Bev Cobb

Low Net – Sheryl Johnson

Low putts – Susan Morris


Qualifying for the 15th annual Rowan Masters is set for June 17 at Warrior Golf Club.

Entry fee is $30 for members and $60 for non-members.


Wood bat leagues

Michael Elwell (Catawba) has struck out 19 batters in 14 1/3 innings and has a 1.88 ERA after five appearances for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League.


Ike Freeman (East Rowan, UNC) is 6-for-16 in his first four games for the Coastal Plain League’s High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms.

South camp

Lady Raider softball camp will be held July 24-27 at the South field.

Camp is for grades 1-9 and is from 9 until noon daily. The camp is led by South head girls coach  Dean Mullinax along with current team members.

Cost is $75 and includes a T-shirt. Registration is due by July 1.

Contact  Dean Mullinax at 704-273-0408 and/or mullinaxid@rss.k12.nc.us.

East basketball camp

East Rowan Basketball Skills Camp for rising 2nd-5th grade boys and girls will be held June 15-16. The cost is $40.

Camp for boys and girls grade 6-9 will be held June 19-21. Cost is $60.

Contact Coach Kurt Misenheimer at 704-202-9424.

Youth track

Hurley Warriors in AAU district championships in Charlotte:

Two Hurley Warriors broke AAU state records.

Will Blais, 9, won the 400 in a record-breaking 1:06.15. Blais won the 200 in 28.71. He was second in the 800 in 2:40.54.

Jalen Houston, competing in the 15-16 young men’s division, ran 14.86  and won the 110 hurdles while breaking the AAU state record.

Healso  was fourth in the 100 final in 11.41.

Top 16 in all events move forward to the Regionals in Charlotte, a qualifier for the Junior Olympics held in Detroit.

11-year-old girl

Emberleigh Pauley-Brown, 1st in 3000, 12:46, 3rd in 1500, 5:59

17-18 young men

Sean Incardona, 1st in 3000, 9:48

11-year-old girls

Macy Miller, 2nd, 4 feet, 6 inches

11-year-old boys

Triston Rabon, 3rd, 1500, 6:05

13-year-old boys

Nate Shaffer, 4th in 3000 meters, 12:38; 4th in javelin, 72-6; 10th in 800, 2:53.22; 6th in 1500, 6:02

15-16 young men

John Sokolowski, 4th in 3000, 11:00; 19th in 800, 2:19.08; 8th in 1500, 4:48

13-year-old boys

Matthew Burroughs, 5th, 3000, 12:40; 11th, 800, 3:02

9-year-old girls

Malaysia Dillard, 5th, 800, 3:28.46; 11th, 400, 1:29.39

13-year-old boys

Jalen Jackson, 5th in 1500, 5:37; 6th in 3000, 13:02

17-18 young women

Tabitha Landy, 10th in 200, 26.85; 12th in 100, 12.93

8-under boys

Jason Burroughs, 11th, shot put, 17-0; 17th in long jump, 8-05

13-year-old boys

Mason Quarles, 14th in 100, 13.88; 18th in 200, 28.97


The  Warriors will be competing at the Jim Law Invitational at  UNC Charlotte this weekend.


  Tuesday evening’s game between the Kannapolis Intimidators and Hagerstown Suns  was postponed due to heavy rain.

The teams are playing a doubleheader today, starting at 5 p.m. They’ll make up Tuesday’s rainout as part of another doubleheader on Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

This week’s homestand features the second annual Disney Vacation Giveaway Night on Saturday, June 17, where one lucky fan will win a $2,500 vacation to the Magic Kingdom.

Call the box office at 704-932-3267 or go to IntimidatorsBaseball.com.

Legion softball

  The Rowan County-Stanly County game was rained out on Tuesday.

Monday is a potential makeup day. Rowan is scheduled to play at Randolph on Thursday.

Legion baseball

After a layoff,  Rowan County (9-0) returns to action tonight at 7 p.m. at Newman Park against Eastern Randolph  in a non-league game.



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