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Area Sports Briefs: Childress shoots 71, moves up leaderboard

From staff reports

Salisbury’s Michael Childress shot 71 at Pinehurst No. 2 on Tuesday in the second round of the  North & South Amateur for Junior boys.

Childress, a rising senior at Cannon School, shot 77 in the first round. The Richmond commit is tied for 18th at 148.

The final round will be played today on Pinehurst No. 5.


Fifty-four GARS  members played a Texas Scramble at Corbin Hills.

Two teams tied for first  place at minus-9.

The team of  Frank Masingo, Steve Masingo and Steve Kale won a scorecard playoff over Gordon Correll, Ray Pope, Edgar Osborne and Karl Osborne.

Third at minus-6 was the team of Tom Talbert, Andy Griffin, Ralph Luther and Larry Luther.

Closest to the pin on No. 2 was Les Loman.

Longest putt on No. 9  was  made by Correll.

Youth track

The Hurley YMCA Warriors had an outstanding AAU Region 25 Qualifier at Olympic High in Charlotte.

The top six in running events and top five in field events advanced to the  Junior Olympics in Michigan (July 29-Aug. 5).

9-year-old girls

Malaysia Dillard, 5th in 800 meters, 3:25.79

11-year-old girls

Emberleigh Pauley-Brown, 1st in the 3000 meters in 13:20, 3rd in 1500 in 6:03.

13-year-old boys

Jalen Bacon Jackson,4th in 3000 in 12:36, 5th in 1500 in 5:29

Nate Shaffer, 5th in the 3000 in 13:57,  4th in the javelin, 67 feet, 10 inches

15-16 boys

Jalen Houston, 1st in 110 hurdles in 15.04 seconds, 3rd in 100 meters in 11.36

ages 17-19

John Sokolowski, 6th in 3000 meters, 11:06

Rowan Express

8-under Boys

Bralin Ellis, 2nd in shot put, 22 feet, 1 inch, 5th in turbo javelin, 36-8

9-year-old boys

Brenden Ellis, 4th in turbo javelin, 53-4 and 5th in shot put, 16-10

11-year-old girls

Brittany Ellis, 1st in shot put, 28-10; 2nd in turbo javelin, 70-9.5

She was MVP Field in her age group.

Jamasia Jackson, 2nd in discus, 51-6; 3rd in turbo javelin, 42-5.75; 6th in shot put, 19-0

12-year-old girls

Bryslynn Goodlett, 3rd in shot put, 24-0.25; 3rd in turbo javelin, 45-11.25; 4th in discus, 49-11

14-year-old girls

Breasia Ellis, 2nd in javelin, 58-6; 4th in shot put, 28-9

14-year-old boys

Christian Morgan, 2nd in 100 hurdles in 15.92; 2nd in 200 hurdles, 28.55; 3rd in 400 meters in 57.34; 4th in 200 in 24.67

He was MVP Track in his age group.

15-16 girls

Jamesia Jackson, 4th in javelin, 54-2

15-16  boys

Braquan Ellis, 5th in javelin, 61-11; 7th in shot put, 24-7.5

Salisbury Speedsters

20-under women

Cambrea Sturgis, 1st in 200 meters, 24.37; 1st in 100 meters in 12.09

Araybrian Lilly, 5th in 200 meters, 25.53

7-8 boys

Samari Matthews,  1st in 100 meters in 14.36. 1st in 200 meters in 29.21

15-16 boys

Adrian Rudisell, 4th in discus, 102-2

Minor leagues

Trailing 5-0 through eight innings, the Kannapolis Intimidators  scored four in the top of the ninth but stranded the potential tying run at third and lost at Hickory, 5-4, on Tuesday.

It was the eighth straight loss for Kannapolis.


Bryan Blanton (Catawba) is off to a good start with the Yankees rookies in the Gulf Coast League.

He hasn’t allowed a run in two relief outings. He struck out the side against the Braves in his most recent relief inning.


Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched a scoreless inning for the Charlotte Knights on Sunday and struck out two batters.


Craig Brooks (Catawba) pitched two scoreless innings on Tuesday for the Tennessee Smokies.

Legion baseball

Randolph County got a three-run homer from Cam  Morrison (Catawba)  and banged out 14 hits in a 10-0 win against Mocksville in the first game of a second-round series on Tuesday.

Ryan Webb was in control on the mound in the seven-inning game.

The teams will play play Game 2 in the best-of-five series tonight at McCrary Park in Asheboro, with Game 3 set for Mocksville’s Rich Park on Thursday.


Noah Handy had three hits and Dillon Touchard pitched seven strong innings as Eastern Randolph rallied to beat High Point, 5-2, in a series opener.


In the other quarterfinal series, Davidson County edged Mooresville, 4-3, in Game 1.


Wood bat leagues

Michael Elwell (Catawba) is 3-1 for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League. Elwell has struck out a team-leading 30 batters in 27 1/3 innings. His ERA is 2.63.



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