Area Sports Briefs: Softball all-district teams announced; Davidson edges Rowan twice in Legion softball

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 22, 2018

From staff reports

The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association released its all-district teams on Thursday.

Rowan County is in a nine-county district that includes Cabarrus, Union and Mecklenburg.

West Rowan’s Parker Greene, Mary Sobataka, Taylor Walton and Alexandra Linder made the 3A all-district team, along with Carson’s Rylie Stewart, Katie Jewell and Kary Hales.

South Rowan’s Brooke Lowery, Whitley Arnott and Summer McKeon made the 2A all-district team.

A.L. Brown’s Lauren Ritchie made 3A all-district.

Cox Mill’s Paysia Reed was 3A district player of the year with Cox Mill’s Madison Michael and Central Cabarrus’ Riley Tucker sharing 3A pitching honors.

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Davie County had four players make all-district, with Sierra Ferguson, Sydney Wyatt, Anna Devereaux and Bridgett Tierney honored.

Softball All-State teams will be announced soon.

Legion softball

Rowan County lost twice on Thursday at Davidson County.

Rowan (3-4) got good pitching from Haley Strange and Karley Teague but fell 3-2 and 2-1.

In the 3-2 setback, Rowan was held to four hits. Tate Barger had two. Hannah Pratt and Brooke Lowery had one each.

In the 2-1 loss, Lowery, a South Rowan graduate who is headed to Catawba, went 2-for-2 and drove in a run.  Olivia Gardner, McKenzie Misenheimer and Kary Hales had a hit apiece.

Rylie Lingerfelt and Katie McNeil provided outstanding pitching for Davidson County.

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Concord won two against  Kannapolis, 4-3 and 12-2, on Thursday.

Kasey Rowden’s fifth-inning triple cleared the bases and pulled out the first game for Concord.

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Eastern Randolph walloped Stanly County, 12-1, on Thursday.

The second game of the doubleheader was washed out.

College hoops

DCCC announced the signing of 6-3 guard Jermaine Jones from Charlotte Secondary High School.

Local golf

Faye Cline scored her first hole-in-one on Thursday at the Revival Golf Club at the Crescent.

Cline used a 5-hybrid club on No. 15 to card the ace, witnessed by Phylliss Durland and Sherry Freeze.

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Rec will host its annual Greenway 5k Run/Walk and Half Mile Fun Run on Saturday, July 14, at 8 a.m. at Knox Middle School.

Register at www.sportoften.com or email sclar@salisburync.gov for printable brochure.    

Junior Legion

In Junior Legion action on Wednesday, Carson beat Kannapolis, 10-0.

On Thursday, West Rowan romped against Statesville, 13-1, and Salisbury beat Kannapolis, 8-1.

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