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Area Sports Briefs: Finally .. an ace

From staff reports

Tom Gacioch has been playing golf 50 years.

He finally hit the perfect shot on Monday and made his first hole-in-one at Warrior Golf Club in China Grove. Gacioch used a 9-iron on the 112-yard No. 6 hole. The feat was witnessed by Jeffery Key.


There was a hole-in-one at McCanless on Easter Sunday. Steve Knouse made a tough one, acing the 202-yard No. 6 hole with a 3-wood. Zach Weir witnessed the shot.

Prep baseball

In the third-place game in the F&M Bank Classic in Kannapolis, Robinson rolled against South Rowan on Monday, 10-0.

Jason White brought the game to a spectacular conclusion in the bottom of the fifth when he hit an inside-the-park grand slam.

White also did the job on the mound, holding the Raiders (5-9) to three hits.

Robinson (9-4) also got a big game from Noah Love, who had two hits and drove in three runs.

Kory Moss, Garrett Harrington and Sammy Kincaid collected the hits for South, while Jaxon Miller did the pitching.


Northwest Cabarrus rolled against Mount Pleasant, 8-2, on Monday in the seventh-place game in the F&M Bank Classic.

Andrew Raffaldt had two RBIs for the Trojans (7-9), while Blake Sinclair had two hits to back the strong pitching of Chris Monteleone. Carson Bost and Devin Faggart smacked doubles for NWC.


At Staton Field, Mooresville outscored West Iredell, 14-11, in consolation action on Monday.

Cameron Clonch had three hits and six RBIs for the Blue Devils. Brett Burchett homered and drove in three.

Brandon Gregory had four RBIs for the Warriors.


At Staton Field, West Stanly clobbered South Iredell in Monday consolation action, 12-2. Laton Burleson’s grand slam propelled the Colts.

College football

Seventeen NFL teams attended North Carolina A&T’s Pro Day on Monday, featuring  6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle Brandon Parker (A.L. Brown), who is expected to be chosen in the draft.

College golf

UNC Pembroke’s Alexandria Bare  (South Rowan) had one of her best rounds of the season on Monday, shooting 74 at Mimosa Hills in Morganton.

College track

Western Carolina’s Jordan Bostian (West Rowan) ran the 1500 in 3:57.97 and won the Terrier Relays at Wofford.

Bostian won a steeplechase event last week.

Pro baseball

Former Catawba star Craig Brooks has been assigned to Triple-A Iowa by the Chicago Cubs. The 25-year-old right-hander was a seventh-round pick in 2015 and pitched well this year in Spring Training.

Prep basketball

Coaching legend Howarrd West, 71, has been hired as West Forsyth’s new head boys basketball coach.

West ranks third all-time in  wins in the state with a record of 801-368.


Prep football

Joe Glass, who turned  Concord Robinson into one of the better area  programs, has accepted the head job at Eastern Guilford in Gibsonville.

Glass won 30 games in four seasons at Robinson.



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