Area Sports Briefs: Morris scores 4 TDs in CFL game

Published 4:12 am Monday, September 10, 2018

From staff reports

Romar Morris had a breakout game for the Calgary Stampeders late Saturday night in a 48-42 loss to Edmonton Eskimos.

Calgary made a fourth-quarter comeback attempt with Morris leading the way. Morris (Salisbury, UNC) scored four touchdowns. He rushed seven times for 95 times and two TDs and had five receptions for 62 yards and two TDs.

For the season, Morris has 16 catches for 122 yards. He had his first receiving TDs on Saturday.

He’s carried 56 times for 271 rushing yards and three TDs.

Morris has been active for only five of Calgary’s 11 games. Calgary is 9-2.

Calgary plays at Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.



Chris Smith (West Rowan) was in on three stops as the Cleveland Browns rallied in lousy weather conditions to tie Pittsburgh, 21-all, on Sunday.

Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) had two solo tackles and an assist for the Steelers.


College baseball

Austin Love (West Rowan, UNC) was named first team all-league for Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball.

He pitched 31 innings, had 36 strikeouts and finished with a 1.74 ERA for The Baltimore Redbirds this summer. He was 3-1 with two saves.

Love redshirted at UNC this season.


College cross country

Methodist’s Nathan Zauner (West Rowan) finished ninth in 34:26 in the 8K Monarch Classic on Saturday.


College football

Campbell’s Tywun Rivens (Salisbury) made two solo tackles in Saturday’s 13-8 win against Georgetown.

Former Concord star Rocky Reid  topped 100 rushing yards for the Camels.


  The College Football Performance Awards have named Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas the CFPA National Performer of Week 2.

Thomas went 14-of-14 passing for 295 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air, in a 45-9 road win against Charlotte on Saturday. The sophomore from Trussville, Ala., became the first App State or Sun Belt quarterback to finish a game with at least 10 completions and no incompletions.


College men’s golf

In the Rod Myers Invitational at Duke, UNC Greensboro’s Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 73-74-74 — 221.

East Carolina’s Logan Shuping (East Rowan) shot 81-78-79 — 236.


Charity tennis event

Blake Clark and Roarke Burton, Salisbury High seniors, are putting on  The Salisbury Open Charity Tennis Tournament, which will be played at Salisbury High and the courts at City Park.

The tournament will be held the weekend of Sept. 28-30.

The cost of the tournament is $20 for the first event (per person if doubles) and 5 additional dollars for the second event (per person if doubles).

Brochures that include a registration form will be available in the Salisbury High School office, the JF Hurley YMCA, Overton Elementary School, and Knox Middle School or print  a brochure available at

Please mail  registration forms and all fees  to 970 Confederate Avenue, Salisbury, NC, 28144. The deadline to register  is Sept. 21.


Sacred Heart golf fundraiser

  Sacred Heart Catholic School will host its 18th annual golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 12 at The Revival  at the Crescent.

The event features a Captains Choice format with a maximum number of 25 teams (4 players/team).

Cost for the event is $90 per individual and includes green, cart and range ball fees; lunch, snacks and beverages and the post tournament awards ceremony.

The will be mulligan, raffle and prize opportunities.  Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 shotgun start.

“This is one of our key fundraisers, so we include many fun activities with the golf tournament,” Sacred Heart marketing director and tournament coordinator Robin Fisher said. “This event offers more than just a great round of golf.”

The tournament includes the Paul Mendez Memorial Putting Contest and Katie Meseroll Memorial Hole.

Contact Robin Fisher at 704-633-2841 email: