Area Sports Briefs: Slingerland third in nationals; Morris does well in CFL game

Published 12:56 am Sunday, July 29, 2018

From staff reports

MILWAUKEE — Rockwell’s Matt Slingerland finished third in Saturday’s Stihl Timbersports U.S. championships.

Slingerland is one of the best lumberjack athletes in the country.

He qualified for the championship tournament  via a regional qualifier earlier this year, followed by finishing in the top half of 20 athletes in the semifinal qualifier on Friday.

The Championship was held in Milwauke and took place at German Fest in front of a sold-out crowd.


Romar Morris (Salisbury) rushed nine times for 41 yards to help the Calgary Stampeders stay undefeated on Saturday.

Morris also had three receptions for 11 yards and ran back a punt for 4 yards as Calgary beat Saskatchewan, 34-22.


Former  Catawba and NFL DB Jumal Rolle is playing for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Rolle, 28, has made 18 tackles for the Tiger-Cats, who fell to Ottawa, 21-15, on Saturday.

Little League softball

In Southeast Regional games on Saturday in Warner Robins, Ga., West Virginia eliminated Georgia and Florida ousted Virginia.

Rowan Little League and Tennessee’s Daniel Boone Little League, both undefeated, play today at 12:30 p.m.

Rowan (2-0) has topped West Virginia and routed South Carolina.

West Virginia plays Florida at 3:30 in an eliminaton game today, while another losers bracket game will be played at 6:30 p.m.

Local golf

The Country Club of Salisbury hosted the third annual Challenge Cup.

Teams of six women represented the Country Club of Salisbury Women’s Golf Association,  Corbin Hills WGA and McCanless WGA.

The McCanless women won this year’s Cup.

Legion baseball

Wilmington Post 10 scored five runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth and pulled away to beat High Point, 11-1, on Saturday in a Stars Pool game.

Brett Kemp drove in four runs for Wilmington.

Koty Proctor homered for High Point (1-2).

Wilmington  (2-1) advanced to the semifinals and will play  Pitt County today at 4 p.m. at Finch Field.

High Point Post 87’s season ended with a 20-11 record.


Caldwell County Post 29 (1-2) had no chance to advance but closed its season with an impressive 4-0 win in the Stripes Pool against Pitt County Post 39 on Saturday.

Isaac Bush pitched brilliantly for Caldwell, and Jack Stevens went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Pool winner Pitt County (2-1) still advanced to play Wilmington in a 4 p.m. semifinal today at Finch Field.


Shelby Post 82 earned a spot in the semifinals by beating Garner, 6-5, in the Stars Pool on Saturday.

Shelby (2-1) got two RBIs from Dalton Putnam and Caleb Plummer.

Ryan Chasse drove in three for Garner (1-2).

Shelby beat Wilmington head-to-head, so it got the top seed from the Stars Pool and takes on Stripes Pool No. 2 finisher Rowan County today at Finch Field at 7 p.m.