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Area Sports Briefs: Morris scores TD in CFL win

From staff reports

Romar Morris (Salisbury) rushed 16 times for 98 yards and one TD, had three catches for 16 yards and a kickoff return of 25 yards in Calgary’s 43-28 CFL win against Hamilton on Saturday night.

High school hoops

Davie County’s 6-foot-8 combo forward Owen McCormack has committed to Presbyterian College.

McCormack is an exceptional  3-point shooter for a 6-8 player and is efficient around the rim.

He’ll be looking to add bulk (he weighs 190) and strength in college.

High school tennis

A Rowan County tournament will be played at Carson next Saturday.


The Lexington Legends beat the Lakewood BlueClaws, 2-1, on Friday to win the South Atlantic League championship series, three games to one.

The Legends are a Kansas City Royals farm team.

College cross country

In the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational at Southside Park in Newton, L-R’s Faith Faller (East Rowan) was timed in 19:26 and finished 14th. She helped the Bears finish second as a team.

Coll. women’s soccer

Charlotte freshman Julia Honeycutt (Salisbury) has started five of the 49ers’  seven games.

Charlotte is 4-3.

College basketball

Davidson County Community College basketball coach Matt Ridge announced a move up from Division III to Division II in the   National Junior College Athletics Association.

Ridge told the Lexington Dispatch that it will make scheduling easier and will mean stronger competition for the Storm.

Other Division II teams in Region X are  Wake Tech, Bryant & Stratton, Catawba Valley, Louisburg, Pitt, Vance-Granville, Lenoir, Fayetteville Tech, Guilford Tech and Patrick Henry.

College volleyball

Michaela White (Carson) had 20 assists and eight digs in UNC Wilmington’s win against Youngstown State.

The Seahawks’ four games in the Seahawk Invitational this weekend were  canceled due to Hurricane Florence.


William Peace’s Madison Myers (West Rowan) had seven digs in a win against Ferrum.

William Peace’s games in the Averett Invitational  this weekend were canceled.

College football

Wesley Porter (East Rowan) made three tackles for Sewanee in Saturday’s 28-20 win against Austin.


High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs


FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight


Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law


Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago


State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March


NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly


Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain


Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full


Kiwanis Pankcake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity


Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread


Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram


Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial


Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher


Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15


Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations


Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project


Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school


Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel


Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans


No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull


Quotes of the week


Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs


Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death


‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday