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Area Sports Briefs: Walton, Fleming power Rowan softball

From staff reports

Home runs by Taylor Walton and Nicole Fleming powered Rowan County’s Legion softball team to an 11-8 win against Montgomery County on Tuesday at Carson.

Teams normally play two five-inning games, but this time they played one seven-inning contest.

Walton knocked in four runs, and Rowan  finished the regular season, 6-5, and in second place in the Central Division.

“We had more energy and were more aggressive at the plate tonight,” Rowan manager Todd McNeely said. “As a team, it was the best we’ve hit. We got hits and runs up and down the lineup.”


Former A.L. Brown and Charlotte 49ers running back Kalif Phillips will throw out the first pitch before the Kannapolis Intimidators 7:05 p.m. game on July 20.

The Green Bay Packers signed Phillips as an undrafted rookie free agent in May. Packers training camp opens on July 27.

  Phillips will be available to fans for pictures and autographs during the game, which will also be an Intimidators Thirsty Thursday.

Phillips set 49ers school records for career rushing yards (4,020), touchdowns (43), rushing touchdowns (41) and 100-yard rushing games (15).

As a senior at A.L. Brown in 2012, he piled up more than 2,500 rushing yards and had a seven-TD game.

Local golf

  Calvin Smith made a hole-in-one at McCanless on Tuesday.  He aced the 135-yard No. 10 hole with a 6 Hybrid.   Witnessing  Smith’s third career ace was Ralph Carver.


Sixty-four GARS members played  in  foursomes at The Revival at the Crescent.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Buddy Barger with a net of 66.69. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Ross Howard with a net of 64.64. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Melvin McGee with a net of 65.26.Low ‘D’ flight player was Frank Rowell with a net of 66.53.

Larry Petrea shot low gross score with a 73. Winsten Mahaffey, 80 shot a 78; Buddy Barger, 83 shot a 77; Rev. Jim Harris, 86, shot an 84; O.J. Chandler, 88, shot an 80, and J.C. Ritchie, 92, shot an 89.


The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association hosted their annual Catawba Valley League event.

The winners:

Flight 1

Kristi Laton, Corbin Hills, 1st low gross

Susan Morris, Corbin Hills, 1st low net

Jane Sigmon, Brushy Mountain, 2nd low gross

Becky Isenhour, Corbin Hills, 2nd low net

Beth Calhoun, Corbin Hills, 3rd low gross

Nancy Albright, Mooresville, 3rd low net  

Flight 2

Faye Cline, Corbin Hills, 1st low net

Ginny Darcy, Mooresville, 1st low gross

Cindy Carmazzi, Corbin Hills, 3rd low gross

Ruth Bowles, Corbin Hills, 2nd low net

Susan Houston, Corbin Hills, 3rd low net

Mary Seaford, Corbin Hills, 2nd low gross

Flight 3

Beverly Cobb, Corbin Hills, 3rd low gross

Eileen Full, Corbin Hills, 3rd low net

Lynda Sholer, Mooresville, 2nd low gross

Monica Green, Corbin Hills, 2nd low net

Sharon Pitkin, Mooresville, 1st low gross

Judy Ellington, Deer Brook, 1st low net



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