Area Sports Briefs: Wall signs with DCCC

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 3, 2018

From staff reports

Davie County graduate Cooper Wall signed with the Davidson County Community College basketball program on Thursday morning.

Wall was a standout in football as well as basketball at Davie.

“He’s very athletic,” DCCC coach Matt Ridge said.

Wall tore an ACL during his junior basketball season.  He’d been recruited by  quite a few schools  as a football receiver before that.

After surgery, Wall made it back to the football field  halfway through his senior season and still had 35 catches for 550 yards and five TDs. The 6-footer averaged double figures for Davie basketball as a senior floor leader.

“His parents are both educators and have done a great job of helping Cooper develop into a dependable young man who is very humble with high character,”  Ridge said.

Randall Ward, former Davie and West Rowan head football coach, is Wall’s grandfather.

College football

Appalachian State defensive lineman MyQuon Stout (Carson) is  second team on the All-Sun Belt Conference preseason team.

Pro golf

Salisbury’s Frank Adams III is competing in the $3.4 million  Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada.

The tournament uses a modified   Stableford scoring format, with two points for a birdie and zero points for a par. One point is subtracted for a bogey, and 3 points are subtracted for a double bogey or worse.

Adams is plus-7 after the first round, 10 points behind the leader and tied for 33rd.

Adams had a roller-coaster round with five birdies and three bogeys.

This is the second PGA event of the season for Adams.

Adams tees off at 1:39 p.m. today.

Minor leagues

Missoula’s Zac Almond (Catawba) has been named to play in the Pioneer League All-Star Game.

Almond hit another homer on Thursday and drove in three runs.

He has nine homers and 36 RBIs and is batting .326.


The Kannapolis Intimidators were rained out at home on Thursday and hope to play a doubleheader today against Greensboro, starting at 4:05 p.m.

Spencer Fall Ball

Spencer Cal Ripken League fall baseball and tee ball registration for boys and girls (ages 4-12) will be held  at Ellis Park through Aug. 3 during park hours and at the Eighth Street Ballpark on Aug. 4 from 11 until 1.

Tee ball, machine pitch, minors and majors leagues are $60.

Aug. 4 is the last day to register. Games start on Aug. 10.