Area Sports: Rowan at Stanly Wednesday night

Published 11:06 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019

From staff reports

Rowan County plays at Stanly County tonight in the biggest American Legion game of the season to this point.

Stanly is playing home games this season at Pfeiffer University, rather than its home for many years at Montgomery Park in Albemarle.

Rowan (16-5, 2-0) started division play on Sunday with a win at Mocksville and took a tough home game against Mooresville in 10 innings on Monday.

Rowan was off Tuesday.

Stanly (13-2, 1-0) has won nine straight and routed Mocksville in its only division game so far.

Stanly won 6-4 against Rowan early this season in a game that didn’t count in the division standings.

There will be a tribute to Joe Ferebee tonight at  Pfeiffer’s “Joe Ferebee Field,” although the coach, who turned 100 in February, isn’t expected to attend.

Ferebee coached 667 wins at Pfeiffer from 1958-87. Ferebee coached the Salisbury Legion team to the 1955 state title and to the Legion World Series.

Ferebee coached Rowan County state champions  in 1969, 1971 and 1984, as well as state runner-up teams in 1968, 1970, 1979 and 1980.

He coached Salisbury Legion teams from 1950-56 and Rowan County teams from 1967-1989.  Ferebee coached the Albemarle Legion team in 1957.


Rowan’s offense is  built  around Wayne Mize, who is producing a phenomenal season with three homers, nine doubles and 37 RBIs in 21 games. Mize is batting .514.

Luke Barringer arrived late after Carson’s long high school season but the cleanup hitter already has powered five home runs and has driven in 14. Lead-off man Jordan Goodine has scored 30 runs.

Rowan is still playing without another slugger, Chandler Lippard, who is sidelined by a hamstring injury. Rowan hopes to get Lippard back in a week or so.

Rowan’s pitching rotation isn’t firm yet, but lefty Daniel Durham (1-0)  is a candidate to start tonight.

Rowan plays at Mooresville on Thursday.


High Point beat Randolph County 4-3 on Tuesday. Kameron Heath pitched  six innings and had three hits for High Point Post 87.


Tyler Smith pitched Davidson County to a rain-shortened 1-0 win against Eastern Randolph on Tuesday.


Local golf

Alvin Park made a double eagle on the par-5 No. 3 hole at Rolling Hills. Fred White witnessed the feat.


GARS members played at Lexington Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Franklin Ford with a net of 63.56.

Low ‘B’ Fight player was Tommy Lambert with a net of 63.33.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Lynn Shook with a net of 59.71.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Jim Brown with a net of 63.36.

Low gross score was a 71 shot by Red McClain and Larry Petrea. Low net was won by Lynn Shook.

Frank Masingo, 83, shot an 83; and J.C. Ritchie, 94, shot and 85.


The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association had a Low gross,  low net play- day on Tuesday.

First Flight

Low gross: Susan Houston

Low net: Treva Honeycutt

Second Flight

Low gross: Mary Seaford

Low net: Eileen Full


Jr. Legion baseball

Post Kannapolis  115 scored six runs in bottom of  the seventh and won 7-6 against Carson on Tuesday.

Jacob Foggin had three RBIs for Post 115. Weston Smith had a walk-off single.

Jake Harris had two RBIs for Carson and Owen Blackwelder had two hits. Ryan Street had a triple.

Mason Duren pitched six strong innings for Carson.

Legion softball

Rowan’s games at Iredell County were rained out.

Rowan (0-2) is scheduled to play at Davidson County on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Jr. Legion softball

Rowan County (3-1) split with Kannapolis on Monday, losing 2-1 and winning 15-3.

Little League softball

Rowan Little League’s 8U  All-Stars beat Northwest Forsyth 20-0 on Tuesday at Davie Little League.

Rowan plays Davie tonight at 7 p.m. for the District 2 championship.

Minor leagues

Kane County catcher Zac Almond (Catawba) has five hits and three RBIs in his last two games.

Almond is batting .237 with two homers, 10 doubles and 24 RBIs.


Relief pitcher Bryan Blanton (Catawba) has been assigned to the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A short-season New  York-Penn League.

Blanton, 23, had a strong debut Sunday against Brooklyn and retired all four batters he faced.

College football

Appalachian State is a favorite in all four of the leading national magazines that preview the 2019 college football season.

  Phil Steele, Athlon, Street & Smith and Lindy’s  break down the Sun Belt Conference with division race predictions, and reigning league champ Appalachian State is picked to win the East Division by all.

Dodge ball camp

There will be a dodge ball camp at Southeast Middle School from 8:30 until noon on July 8-12.