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Area Sports Briefs: Patterson ties for 5th in state golf

From staff reports

In the 3A gold State Championships at Foxfire,  East Rowan sophomore  Colby Patterson shot a 1-over 73 on Tuesday and finished tied for fifth. Patterson shot 4-over 76 on Monday. In Tuesday’s round, he made three birdies and four bogeys.

Charlotte Catholic breezed to victory as a team. Clayton’s Brady Hooks shot 70-74 — 144 to win the individual title.


In the 2A State Championhships at Longleaf, Salisbury junior Hank Robins tied for 24th at 19-over. Robins shot 81 on Tuesday after carding an 82 on Monday. He made one birdie on Tuesday.

South Rowan’s Andrew Jackson finished 28 tha t 20-over.  Jackson shot 86 on Tuesday after a first-round 78.

Lake Norman won the team championship.

HS boys tennis

Salisbury (21-0) plays in the regional final at 4:30 p.m. today at home against East Lincoln.

High school softball

WEAVERVILLE — Carson lost 4-0 at North Buncombe in the third round of the 3A state playoffs.

The Cougars (17-10) were held to three hits.

Katie Jewell led off the seventh with a hit but was out trying to go to second.  Kary Hales had a hit in the seventh, and Kaitlyn Honeycutt got the Cougars’ first hit in the fifth inning.

Jewell (12-7) took the loss for the 13th-seeded Cougars. She struck out one and walked none. She allowed nine hits.

Fifth-seeded North Buncombe (20-4) scored a run in the third and got three more in the sixth.

Caitlin Griffin and Karlyn Pickens did the pitching for the Blackhawks. Pickens  also hit a home run.


CONCORD — Central Cabarrus beat A.L. Brown 6-1 in a 3A third-round game.

The second-seeded Vikings got another strong pitching performance from freshman Brantleigh Parrott. She struck out nine and walked one.

The 10th-seeded Wonders (20-5) got seven hits.

Catawba signee Riley Tucker  belted a two-run homer for the Vikings (23-3)  in the third inning, and Aniyah Tate had a two-run double in the sixth,

Freshman Lindsay Wolford had a run-scoring double for A.L. Brown in the fifth. Kayleigh Skinner went 3-for-3.


MOORESVILLE — Kali Morton struck out seven as Mooresville beat Olympic 3-1 in a third-round 4A game on Tuesday.


WELCOME — Regan Spencer struck out nine batters to lead North Davidson to a 4-0 win against Bunker Hill on Tuesday in the third round of the 2A state playoffs.

Mady Brown homered for the Black Knights.

High school baseball

HUDSON — Davie County ended the season with a 5-2 loss at South Caldwell in a 4A third-round game on Tuesday.

Down 2-0 in the fourth, fifth-seeded Davie (16-10)  tied the game on RBI hits by Aaron Williams and Carson Whisenhunt.

But fourth-seeded South Caldwell’s three-run fifth proved decisive.

Owen Foxx had three RBIs for South Caldwell (22-5).

Spencer Nifong  took the loss for Davie.


TAYLORSVILLE — Cox Mill beat Alexander Central 5-1 on Tuesday in a third-round 3A playoff game.

Zach Zedalis pitched a complete game for the Chargers (20-8).

Bryson Hammer struck  out 10 for Alexander Central (24-7). Seth Sigmon homered.


NEW LONDON — North Stanly lost to Uwharrie Charter 7-3 in a 1A third-round game on Tuesday.

Cobb Russell had all three RBIs for the Comets.


CHARLOTTE — David Asbill and Trevor Faulkner homered and drove in three runs apiece for Reagan in a 6-5 win at Myers Park in the third round of the 4A state playoffs on Tuesday.


MARSHALL —  Oak Grove won another 2A playoff road game on Tuesday.

Kaden Swaim, Tanner Tesh and Jacob Pennell homered in an 8-4 win against Madison.


Bunn beat Ledford 2-0 in a third-round game in the 2A East playoffs on Tuesday.

Mid. school baseball

In Tuesday’s games, Corriher-Lipe topped China Grove 14-2, and West Rowan beat Southeast 12-2.

Haiden Leffew pitched a complete game for Corriher-Lipe, striking out 12 and allowing three hits.

Corriher Lipe had 13 hits. Michael Spry, Jacob Trimnal, Landon Richards and Connor Rayfield had multiple hits for the Yellow Jackets.

Corriher Lipe will play second-seeded Mooresville today  at 5:30  p.m. at North Rowan High School.

Top-seeded Erwin plays fourth-seeded West at 4 p.m.

College golf

STANFORD, Calif. – UNC Greensboro men’s golf team  shot 286 on Tuesday and  remained in contention to earn a spot into the NCAA Championship.

UNCG sophomore Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 2-over 72 on Tuesday. He’s tied for 19th.

The Spartans are  in seventh place heading into today’s final round of the NCAA Stanford Regional.   

The top five teams from this regional — along with the top five teams from the other five NCAA Regionals taking place this week —  will advance to the NCAA Championship, which will begin May 24 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

College track

Catawba long jumper MeKayla White was named to the All-Southeast Region team.

Local golf

SALISBURY — Rowan Helping Ministries held its ninth annual Ted Luther Memorial Golf Tournament on April 27, at The Revival at The Crescent.

Thirty-three teams participated, with proceeds raised going to support the programs of RHM, including food pantries in Mt. Ulla, Rockwell and Salisbury, as well as Jennie’s Kitchen, Shelter Services and the Crisis Assistance Network.

The following teams won prizes at the event:

Flight 1 — First place: John Struzick, Derek Overcash, Michael Parker and Seth Waller, with a score of 52; Second place: Red McCain, Bernard Caldwell, Norris Caldwell and Pristee Corry, 55;

Flight 2 — First place: Todd Phipps, Brad Reavis, Kyle Hill and Todd Rankin, 62; second place: Ben Luther, Lenny Shook, Corey Honeycutt and Jason Tucker, 62.

Individual prizes for the closest to the pin contests went to Tripp Edwards, Red McCain, Ed Miller and B. Caldwell.


Major business sponsors for the event included Innospec Performance Chemicals, Salcoa Contracting Inc., F&M Investment Services, Curb Fox Equipment, DESCO, Inc., Father and Son Produce Market, M&M Electric Heating and Air Conditioning, Medley Electric, Rowan Animal Clinic, Thyatira Presbyterian Church Men and Women, Cleveland Drug Co. and Cintas Uniform Services.

Members of the tournament planning committee were: Paul and Linda Rogers, Wayne Kluttz, John Struzick, Jeff Matthews, Gary Applewhite, Nick Mueller, and Andre Resner.


Ted Luther, assisted by Paul Rogers and Wayne Kluttz, led efforts nine years ago to establish a golf tournament to support Rowan Helping Ministries’ food pantry in Mt. Ulla. The tournament continues to be held annually in Luther’s memory and has been expanded to support other food pantries and programs of Rowan Helping Ministries.

Local golf

The GARS members played at west Lexington Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Red McClain with a net of 67.40.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Clive Mahaffey with a net of 71.35.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Lynn Shook with a net of 69.52.

Bernard Caldwell had low gross score with a 73 and McClain had low net.


  In a Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association Low Net competition, the following women won:

1st Flight

1st place —  Treva Honeycutt

2nd place — Susan Houston

2nd Flight

1st place — Mary Seaford

2nd place — Susan Wydner

3rd place — Cindy Carmazzi


KANNAPOLIS—  Lenyn Sosa hit a run-scoring single in the seventh inning, leading the Kannapolis Intimidators to an 8-4 win over the Lexington Legends on Tuesday.

The single by Sosa came in the midst of a seven-run inning and tied the game 4-4.

Later in the inning, Kannapolis took the lead when Alex Destino drew a bases-loaded walk and then added to it when Sosa scored on an error and Romy Gonzalez scored on an error and Destino scored on a wild pitch.

Wilber Perez (1-1) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Kyle Hinton (0-3) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

For the Legends, Chase Vallot homered and singled, scoring two runs.

Kannapolis improved to 3-1 against Lexington.


Craig Brooks (Catawba)  has an ERA of 0.66 for the Tennesee Smokies.



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