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Area Sports Briefs: Cabarrus HOF class of 2017 announced

From staff reports

Bob Boswell and the late Ron Massey, coaches who accounted for a lot of football victories at A.L. Brown, are headliners for the latest Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame class.

Kannapolis baseball stars Leon Ensley and Ron Blackburn, Howard Hall, the first A.L. Brown QB in 1952, and Maurice Blakeney the QB for the Wonders’ 1989 state champs, also will be inducted.

Northwest Cabarrus baseball standout David Caldwell,  CentralCabarrus golfer Chris Tucker,  Concord football star Jay Graham, Concord boxer Frankie Williams and Concord baseball  player Ron Pare will be inducted.

Odell High basketball twins Doris Brumley Cobb and Iris Brumley Walker are on the induction list.

Concord’s 1929 football team and A.L. Brown’s 1989 football team, both state champs, will be inducted.

  Inductions are set for Saturday, Oct. 28,  at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.


  The Kannapolis Intimidators play at Greensboro tonight at 7 p.m. in the first game of a best-of-three playoff series in the South Atlantic League.

The Intimidators will host Game 2 on Friday at 7 p.m. and Game 3, if needed, on Saturday. Legion Post 342 is selling tickets for $10 for Friday’s game as a fundraiser.

Prep tennis

Carson won against West Rowan, 7-2, on Tuesday in NPC tennis.

West’s Payton Holt won at No. 1 singles.

Carson singles winners were Gabi Jolly, Siera Fesperman, Jadyn Kirkpatrick, Maci Cooper and Quinnlan Watson.

Doubles winners for Carson were Jolly-Fesperman and Emily Sloop/Kirkpatrick.    West’s winning doubles team was Skylar Jahnke/Mira White.

West plays at Statesville on Thursday.

Prep football

North Rowan (2-1) is ranked eighth in the AP 1A football poll.

Prep soccer

South Rowan got its first win on Tuesday, a 2-0 CCC victory against North Davidson.

German Delgado scored for South and also assisted on a goal by Dalton Baxter.

Parker Anderson made nine saves.


Salisbury dropped another heartbreaker in the CCC, losing to Lexington, 1-0, on Tuesday.

The stellar defense of Pedro Cruz, Jack Fisher, Will Austin, and Daniel Tinajero held the high-octane Yellowjacket offense to only six shots on frame,  but Salisbury couldn’t find the back of the net.

  The Hornets (1-4-1, 0-3 CCC) host Central Davidson on Thursday, with the jayvees starting the doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. The varsity match is at 7.

Prep cross country

West Rowan competed in the Jungle Run Invitational in Fayetteville and finished ninth out of 27 teams.  Leading the Falcons were Thomas Waldo (17:23), Oscar Bautista (18:17), Matthew Ramsay (18:22), Matthew Dailey (18:43), Luke Hager (18:44) and Luke Harrison (18:50).

Prep volleyball

Carson (8-1) rolled 25-13, 25-17 and 25-11 at West Stanly on Thursday.


South Rowan fell to West Davidson in CCC play on Tuesday, 25-23, 11-25, 25-22 and 25-16.

Michaela Hallman had 28 assists. Jenna Strickland had 19 digs. Janiya Downs had 18 kills and 12 digs. Karley Wood had nine digs.


South’s jayvees lost to West Davidson, 2-1.  Sarai Benitez had 18 digs and Anna Rymer had seven assists.


Undefeated West Rowan hosts Mooresville tonight.


Abby Larson had 24 assists and Baleigh Hill had 26 digs as East Rowan beat Concord 23-25, 25-21, 25-12 and 25-23.

Leah Wyrick had 14 kills, 15 assists and four aces for the Mustangs. Olivia Wright had 13 kills and three blocks. Megan Beam had eight kills. Caroline Johnson had eight kills. Paige Butler had five kills.


East’s jayvees swept Concord. Ella Larson led the way with 10 aces. Emma Collins had four kills.

Local golf

In Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association play on Tuesday:

1st Flight

Low gross — Susan Morris

Low net —Azalee Story

Low putts  — Kristi Laton

2nd Flight

Low Gross — Mary Seaford

Low net  — Eileen Full

Low putts — Beverly Cobb


Seventy-four members played the fourth round of the GARS annual ABCD Tournament at Corbin Hills.

‘A’ Flight winner was Clyde Crawford with a net of 60.81. ‘A’ Flight low gross winner was Edgar Osborne. ‘B’ Flight winner was Ross Howard with a net of 62.62. ‘B’  Flight low gross winner was Tom Talbert.

‘C’ Flight winner was Paul Rogers with a net of 60.75. ‘C’ Flight low gross winner was Tommy Lambert. ‘D’ Flight winner was Frank Rowell with a net of 62.88. ‘D’ Flight low gross winner was Larry Perrell.

Clyde Crawford, 75, shot a 72; O.J. Chandler, 88, shot an 87; and J.C. Ritchie, 92,  shot a 90.


Registration ends on Sept. 7 for girls middle school volleyball, Mighty Kickers soccer, fall soccer and fall T-Ball.

Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.

Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.

Mid. school tennis

Knox won against West Rowan, 6-3.

Singles winners for Knox were Abby Campion, Sophie Chmiel, Sage Huffman and Adyson Sisk.

Doubles winners were Hannah Schmeltzer/Mary Morgan and Autumn Walser/Sage Huffman.

Knox will travel to Erwin on Thursday.


Playing at home, Erwin Middle defeated Mooresville Middle, 6-3,   on Tuesday. Riley Isley, Rebecca Reilly, Joanna Thompson and Summer Null won for Erwin in singles.

Winners in doubles were Isley/Audrey Ward and Thompson/Null.

College football

The South Atlantic Conference players of the week  included  Mars Hill quarterback David Salmon, Catawba linebacker Kyle Kitchens  and Wingate return man BJ Muckelvene.



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