Area Sports Briefs: 4 Rowan girls make All-State

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 31, 2018

From staff reports

Four Rowan County girls were named All-State for 2A public schools by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.

Honored were Salisbury senior midfielder Julia Honeycutt, freshman midfielder Piper Muire and freshman defender Lillie Rusher and South Rowan sophomore forward Madison Henry.

All four girls also were named first team all-region. Salisbury coach Matt Parrish was named region coach of the year.

Carson sophomore Gracie Thomason, senior Hannah Smith and freshman Lani Isley were named all-region.

Gray Stone’s Anna-Grace Sumner was a 1A All-State pick.

Prep softball

Alleghany beat South Stanly, 7-5, on Wednesday to win the 1A West championship series.

Alleghany will play Louisburg for the state title.

Local golf

Thirty-two GARS members played at Rolling Hills Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Mick Rowell with a net of 67.75. Low ‘B’ Flight player was David Schenk with a net of 67.59. Low C flight player was Tom Talbert with a net of 61.77. Low D flight player was Andy Griffin with a net of 62.22.

Edgar Osborne shot a 76 for low gross. Tom Talbert had low net.

Parks and Rec camps

• Baseball: June 11-15, 9 to noon, instructor Mike Herndon

• Fast-pitch softball: June 11-14, 9 to noon, instructor Ericka Nesbitt

• Volleyball: June 18-21, 9 to noon, instructor Letesha Smith

• Football skills: July 9-13, 5:30-7, instructors are the Salisbury 49ers

• Wrestling: Aug. 6-9, 9  to noon, RC Youth Wrestling League instructors

For further information, instructors and to register visit or call 704-638-5289.   

AAU track and field

Rowan Express athletes competed in the Johnson Riley Track Challenge in High Point.

Jamasia Jackson, 11-12 girls

Shot Put — 2nd, 23-9

Discus — 1st, 68-9

Breasia Ellis, 15-16 girls

Shot Put — 5th,  25-6

Discus — 4th, 73-1.25

Jamesia Jackson — 17-18 girls

Shot Put— 1st, 29-9

Bralin Ellis, 7-8 boys

Shot Put —  1st, 21-9

Brenden Ellis, 9-10 boys

Shot Put — 8th, 16-9

Christian Morgan, 15-16 boys

110 high hurdles — 3rdm 17.76 seconds

Legion baseball

Rowan County had another postponement on Wednesday.

Rowan is scheduled to play Greensboro tonight at Eastern Guilford High at 7 p.m.


Eastern Randolph won against Stanly County, 6-4, on Wednesday. Connor Patterson had two doubles for Post 81.


West Rowan Junior Legion won against East Rowan, 7-2.

Intimidators baseball

Tate Blackman hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, as the Kannapolis Intimidators defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds, 9-8, on Wednesday.

A doubleheader is scheduled for today in Kannapolis at 5:05 p.m.