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Area Sports Briefs: Stallions will play home games at West

From staff reports

MOUNT ULLA — The Salisbury Stallions, a team in the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League, will plays its home games at West Rowan High School.

The CVCL is a summer baseball league for current college players.

The Stallions, off to a 1-2 start, will host the Kernersville Bulldogs in their home opener  on Thursday at 7 p.m. Salisbury played a doubleheader against Catawba Valley last Thursday at Lenoir-Rhyne , winning, 10-3, and losing, 6-1.

The Salisbury team, coached by Zachary Wiggs, competes in the CVCL’s Western Division with Catawba Valley, the Kernersville Bulldogs and the Roanoke Rails. The Eastern Division also has four teams — Fuquay Varina Twins, Wake Forest Fungo, Carolina Thunder and Carolina Pirates.

The Stallions’ team owner is Dwight Davenport. Other team officials are site director Chris Lankford and general manager Danny Fraga.

Salisbury has a 25-man roster, from a variety of college and junior college programs.


All-Yadkin Valley Conference teams have been announced.

North Stanly’s Carson Lowder was named the league’s male athlete of the year, while West Montgomery’s Abby Yarboro is the female athlete of the year.

• North Rowan’s Hans Roemer was named YVC Player of the Year for  boys tennis, and teammate J.D. Hager made All-YVC.

South Stanly’s  Carla McSwain is the YVC Coach of the Year.

• North Rowan’s Jordan Goodine made the All-YVC baseball team, while teammate Logan Stoner was Honorable Mention.

North Stanly swept the awards for baseball with honors going to Will Davis (coach), Rhett Lowder (pitcher) and Carson Lowder (player).

• West Montgomery’s Yarboro was named YVC Player of the Year for softball, while South Stanly’s Sadie Lee is the YVC Pitcher of the Year. South Stanly’s David Poplin is the  YVC Coach of the Year.

  North Rowan’s Spencer Everhart made the All-YVC golf team.

Uwharrie Charter’s Stephen Spencer is the YVC Golfer of the Year, while UC’s Todd Spencer is the YVC Coach of the Year.

• In girls soccer, North Rowan’s Jennifer Love made the All-YVC team.

Gray Stone’s Anna Grace Sumner is the YVC Player of the Year, while South Stanly’s Michael Curlee is the YVC Coach of the Year.

• In girls track and field, North Rowan’s La’Kayla Birst made the All-YVC team.

The track athlete of the year is Albemarle’s Somahje Porter, while the field athlete of the year is North Stanly’s Nicole Lowder.  Albemarle’s Carla Ross is the YVC Coach of the Year.

• The YVC Track Athlete of the Year for boys  is Albemarle’s Joshua Smith. The YVC Field Athlete of the Year is South Stanly’s Jitavis Huntley. South Stanly’s Ryan Ochier is the YVC Coach of the Year.


All-South Piedmont Conference teams have been announced.

• A.L. Brown’s Joshua Parks, Jalen Neal, Adonnance, Kevin Stegall, Marcos Chapman, Dezmond Adams, Kam Williams, Tanner Roth and Onesimo Rosas made the All-SPC team for track and field.

Neal is the SPC Sprinter of the Year. Northwest Cabarrus’ Rico Sastoque is the SPC Field Athlete of the Year. The SPC Coach of the Year is A.L. Brown’s Gerald Hefner. Cox Mill’s Alex Garcia was named SPC Distance Runner of the Year.


A.L. Brown’s Tali Hagler, Lauren Ritchie,  Maddie Daniels and Kaylyn Belfield made the All-SPC softball team.

State runner-up Central Cabarrus swept the SPC awards with Charlie Blackwelder (coach), Riley Tucker (player) and Brantleigh Parrott (pitcher) honored.


A.L. Brown’s Austin Lowery made the All-SPC baseball team.

The SPC Coach of the Year is Northwest Cabarrus’ Joe Hubbard.

Central Cabarrus’ Sam Yelton is the SPC Player of the Year, while Central’s Evan McGee is the Pitcher of the Year.


A.L. Brown’s Jillian Brim and Natalie Capone made the All-SPC team for girls soccer.

The SPC Player of the Year is Cox Mill’s Hannah Dunn. The SPC Coach of the Year is Cox Mill’s Adam Henry.


The SPC Player of the Year for golf is Robinson’s Riley Smith. The SPC Coach of the Year is Cox Mill’s Andrew Anker.


The SPC Player of the Year for boys tennis is Cox Mill’s Grant Perry. The SPC Coach of the Year is Concord’s Pam Beecher.


In girls track and field, Cox Mill swept the awards with Jesse Smith (coach),  Jessie Connick (distance), Tracey Manigault (sprints) and Jasmine Greene (field).

Local golf

In the 55th  North Carolina Open at Trump National, Michael Childress (Cannon School, Richmond) shot a 77 in the first round. Davis Richards (South Rowan, N.C. State) made two eagles and shot 78. Logan Shuping (East Rowan) shot 80.


Lynford Moore, 82, of Mullica Hill, N.J., made his first hole-in-one on Tuesday at McCanless.

He aced the 150-yard No. 3 hole with a 6-iron. He was playing with Jimmy Love and Jimmy Daniels.


GARS members played a Captain’s Choice at Corbin Hills.

The team of Phil Cauble. Bobby Clark, John Daniels and Paul Rogers shot minus-13 for first place.

Three teams tied for second place with  minus-9.

The team of Red McClain, Lynn Shook, Johnny Graham and Donnie Burris won the scorecard playofffor second  place.

The team of Ron Bowers, Bernard Caldwell, John Goodman and Larr Perrell won the scorecard playoff for third place over the fourth-place team of Carrol Downey, Winston Mahaffey, Ben Moore and Ted Weant.

Closest to the pin on No. 2 was won by Weant. Longest putt on No. 9 was made by Johnny Graham.

The par-5 18th hole was eagled by four teams today: Team Clark, Cauble, Daniels and Rogers; Team Bowers, Caldwell, Goodman and Perrell,  Team Ellis, Safley, Correll and  Luther, and Team S. Masingo, F. Masingo, Lingle and Wagner.

Team Clark, Cauble, Daniels and Rogers also eagled the par-5 No. 6 hole.


McCanless Couples winners were  Dan & Debbie Ingleston and Linus & Ann Holstein. Second place went to Harry Owen and  Gene & Mary Seaford. Dan Ingleston had closest to the pin. Mary Seaford won longest putt.

College track

Catawba freshman MeKayla White earned All-Southeast Region honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The top five individuals in each event from each region earned all-region accolades.

White set Catawba records in the long jump and triple jump.


College baseball

Catawba third baseman Jackson Raper was named an Honorable Mention All-American by college baseball writers.

High school softball

Dawn Singleton Lowery has resigned as Davie County’s head coach.

She’s had an 83-56 record in five seasons as head coach and was jayvee coach for five years before that.

She’ll continue  to work as a math teacher at North Davie Middle School.

High school football

Jupiter Wilson is the new head coach at Hickory Ridge, replacing former Catawba player Sam Greiner, who resigned a few days ago.

Wilson, 37, was an offensive lineman  at UNC.

He has been a head coach at Hickory High and was Greiner’s top assistant.

Legion baseball

Landon Hilbourn had three hits and three RBIs to lead Davidson County to a 7-2 win against Eastern Randolph in a Northern Division game on Tuesday.


Aaron Oakley’s three-run homer keyed a six-run fifth inning as Kannapolis beat Mocksville 7-2 on Tuesday.

Jack Robinson pitched into the sixth inning for the win.

Joe Johnson and Troy Clary had two hits each to lead Mocksville.


Rowan County hosts High Point tonight at 7 p.m. and plays High Point at Finch Field on Thursday.

Junior Legion

Carson hung on to beat Salisbury 8-7 on Tuesday.

Carson (6-6) got four hits from Caden Hudson and two RBIs from Garrison Collins.

Vance Honeycutt, Hunter Campbell, JT Taylor and  Max Crawford had two hits each for Salisbury.


Salisbury won 7-3 against A.L. Brown on Moday.   Joseph Hartman was the winning pitcher. Charlie Durham earned a save. •••

South Rowan won against A.L. Brown 7-2  on Tuesday. Winning pitcher Luke Hiskey had two hits and two RBIs. Jacob Ritchie had two hits and drove in a run.

Minor leagues

Kannapolis Intimidators Johan Dominguez (pitcher) and Ian Dawkins (left fielder) were named to play in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

The game is scheduled for  June 18 at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va.

North Rowan camp

North Rowan head coach Mike DeSantis’ “Frontline Camp” will be held on June 22-23 at North.

Cost is $85 and includes lunch and drinks both days.

There’s a special sign-up time for the camp at the North field on June 21 from 5-7 p.m. with a special sign-up rate of $50. Call 954-850-3451 for more information.

East Rowan camp

East Rowan Legion Baseball Camp will be held  Monday through Friday on June 17-21 from 9 a.m. until noon. The $100 cost includes a camp T-shirt.

  There will be a competition on the last day of the camp. Sign up by sending an email to brett.hatley@rss.k12.nc.us with your age, shirt size, and emergency contact information.

Livingstone camps

SALISBURY­- Livingstone College’s athletic department is offering multiple camps for ages 7-18 in boys basketball, football, golf, softball, volleyball and tennis.

Golf (boys and girls)

Kids camp for ages 7-10 is on June 10-11.

Youth camp for  ages 11-14 is on June 12-13.

Both camps provide golf clubs, balls and snacks for $40 per camper.


LC’s women’s team will host a one-day camp on June 20 for grades 3-7 at New  Trent Gym.

A one-day camp for grades 8-12 will be held on June 21. Cost is $25. Cost does not include lunch, but students will be able to buy lunch at the college cafeteria.

A two-day volleyball camp will be held on July 15-16.  The camp is designed for grades 3-12. Cost is $50.

A sibling discount is available at $45 for both days for two siblings and $40 for three siblings.


The men’s basketball team will host camps at New Trent Gym on June 24-28 and July 8-12 for grades 3-8.

Cost is $150 per camper per session with a sibling discount. Lunch is provided. Campers will receive a T-shirt. An awards ceremony will be held on the last day of camp.


The Annual John Daniels Tennis Skills Summer Youth Camp will be held July 9-12  for ages 12-14. The camp is free, but bring your racket. Beverages and snacks will be provided.


  The LC football program will host its Battle at the Stone 7-on-7 Passing Camp on July 13 at Alumni Memorial Stadium.

The camp is for high school students.  Cost   is $150 per team. Lunch will be provided.


Rowan Express Track Results

Ken Roberts Track&Field Challenge

Southeast Guilford HS


4-6 years Boys

Braxton Ellis

100m – 20.61

Turbo Javelin -32’4.5 – 1st

7-8 years Girls

Hamanii Wilder

100m -21.01

200m – 45.91

Turbo Javelin -13’4” – 8th

Bela Linton

100m – 21.57

200m – 49.16

Turbo Javelin -19’2” – 4th

7-8 years Boys

Levi McCombs

200m – 37.07

400m – 1:23.69

Bralin Ellis

Shot Put – 23’0” – 1st

Turbo Javelin – 43’1”

9-10 years Boys

Jacory Patterson

200m -40.01

Turbo Javelin -38’0” – 5th

Shot Put – 15’7.5 – 5th

11-12 years Boys

Gsiah Patterson

100m – 15.14

80mH – 16.95 – 5th

Discus – 45’6” – 10th

Brenden Ellis

80mH -19.04 – 9th

Turbo Javelin -77’10” – 4th

Discus – 56’7” – 8th

13-14 years Girls

Brittany Ellis

Shot Put -35’5” – 1st

Discus – 81’9” – 2nd

Javelin – 73’1”

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation announced dates for summer sports camps.

All Camps are $30 per participant.


  June 10-12 from 9 until 12, instructor Mike Herndon


June 24-27 from 9 until 12, instructor Letesha Smith

Fast-Pitch softball

July 8-11 from 9 until 12,

  Extreme Performance instructors


July 29-31 from 9 until 12,  RC Youth Wrestling League instructs

For further information,  and to register visit www.salisburync.gov/play  or call 704-638-5289.   



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