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Area Sports Briefs: Crosby will coach Carson football

Carson names coach

Daniel Crosby will be the new Carson head football coach.

Crosby said via Twitter on Tuesday: “I am honored and humbled to announce that I will be the head football coach at Carson High School. Go COUGARS!”

Crosby is a Catawba graduate and was a standout athlete at South Rowan in football and baseball.

He’s currently teaching health/PE and weight lifting at Cox Mill. He’s been part of the football coaching staff at Cox Mill and also coaches track and field.

Prior to his stint at Cox Mill, Crosby was defensive coordinator at Central Cabarrus.

A story on Crosby is upcoming.


College baseball

Catawba first baseman Hunter Shepherd was named the South Atlantic Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Catawba right-hander Riley Myers was named Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 4-10.
Shepherd, a junior from Salisbury who was homeschooled,  led the Indians to a 6-0 record with wins over Palm Beach Atlantic, Mount Olive, West Virginia State and Mars Hill. He batted .450 with 10 RBIs, two home runs, three doubles and 11 runs scored.
Myers, a junior who starred at Salisbury High,  took the mound twice for starts and was 2-0. He went eight innings against Palm Beach Atlantic, allowing one run on five hits with nine punch-outs. Myers then threw six scoreless innings versus Mars Hill. He gave up just five hits and had six strikeouts in the win.


College golf

UNC Greensboro won the Martin Downs Collegiate in Palm City, Fla., with a 14-under score for three rounds.

Sophomore Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 68-69-70  and was the individual champion at 9-under.

UNCG will participate in the Puerto Rico Classic from Feb. 17-19.


ST. AUGUSTINE’S, Fla. — Catawba’s men struggled to a 19th-place finish at the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament, which concluded on Tuesday.

Lincoln Memorial hosted the event at the 7,136-yard, par-72 St. John’s Golf and Country Club. Queens won it.

Tanner Bibey led Catawba with a 242 score and was 82nd overall. He shot the lowest round for Catawba with a 77. Mack Sheppard had a 78 in Tuesday’s final round and was 90th with a 345 total. AJ Boyd was the only other Catawba player to record three full rounds and was 93rd at 247.

The men will tee it up next on their home course, the Country Club of Salisbury, in the Richard Rendleman Invitational on March 4-5.


East Carolina’s Logan Shuping (East Rowan) shot 77-76-76 playing as an individual in the Sea Best Invitational.


Local golf

GARS members played on Monday at Rolling Hills

Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 65.62 was Ted Weant.

Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 66.84 was Mike Sides.

Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 67.95 was John Cress.

Weant had low gross score with a 76, while Sides won low net.


High school track and field

Carson sprinter Grace Leget has signed with Catawba.


High school football

Terry Berryman, a fixture for A.L. Brown football as video man for many years, passed away on Tuesday.



KANNAPOLIS – The entire 70-game home schedule for the Kannapolis Intimidators will be chocked full of action-packed promotions, including fireworks shows, premium giveaways, theme nights and plenty of on and off-the-field entertainment.

There will be six games paying tribute to the Piedmont Boll Weevils, the team’s identity before the Intimidators were introduced for the 2001 season. The first of those games will be on April 5, one day after opening night against the Rome Braves.

For the complete schedule of promotions, see www.intimidatorsbaseball.com.


LC player honored

Livingstone guard Daisa Harris has been named BOXTOROW National Player of the week.

Harris, a junior from Silver Spring, Md., had a career high 41 points on 19-of-31 shooting, eight assists, six steals and four rebounds in the a CIAA victory over Shaw.





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