Area Sports Briefs: Field set for Rowan Masters

Published 11:20 pm Saturday, June 22, 2019

From staff reports

The Rowan Masters is set for June 28-30 at Warrior Golf Club.

Defending champion Keith Dorsett is the No. 1 seed.

Nick Lyerly led Saturday’s qualifying with a 70 and is seeded No. 2.

Andrew Morgan (72) and is seeded third, with Shane Benfield (72) fourth.

Brandon Phillips made a hole-in-one with a 9-iron on No. 6 from 175 yards in his qualifying round.

Witnessing the feat were Derek Lipe, Lyerly and Rusty Morrison.

See Scoreboard for pairings.


Salisbury’s Michael Childress (Cannon School, Richmond) shot 4-under 68 for third place in a North & South Amateur qualifier held on Pinehurst No. 8 on Saturday.

Seven golfers qualified for the North & South, which will be held June 22-29.

Two rounds of stroke play on Pinehurst No. 2 and No. 4 will be  followed by five rounds of match play to determine the Champion.

Lyerly also will be playing in that tournament.

Eight players will be in the field who played in the U.S. Open.

High school softball

All-district teams were announced by the NC Softball Coaches Association.

All-district players are eligible to be voted All-State.

Central Cabarrus’ Riley Tucker, a Catawba signee, was honored as a district player of the year.


West Rowan — Mary Sobataka, Taylor Walton,  Kenadi Sproul, Hannah Pratt, KK Dowling, Whitley Arnott

East Rowan — Mackenzie Sprinkle, Maddie Trexler, Haley Strange

Carson — Liza Simmerson, Kaitlyn Honeycutt, Katie Jewell, Kary Hales

South Rowan — Anna Blume, Madison McGuire

Salisbury — Ellen Yang

A.L. Brown — Tali Hagler, Maddie Daniels, Kaylyn Belfield

Davie County — Emma Patterson

East-West games

The East-West All-Star Games are coming up in July.

The men’s and women’s

basketball games will be played in the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday, July 15.

The men’s and women’s soccer matches will be played at MacPherson Stadium at the  Bryan Park Soccer Complex on Tuesday, July 16.

The football game will be played at Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium on Wednesday, July 17.

Little League softball

Rowan Little League’s 10U all-star won 14-0 against Northwest Forsyth in district play on Saturday.

Rowan plays East Surry for the District 2 championship a berth in the state tournament today.

Pro basketball

Cornell University graduate and former guard for the men’s basketball team Matt Morgan (Cox Mill)  has signed a deal with the Toronto Raptors to play in the NBA Summer League.

Legion baseball

Trey Jackson had three hits and two RBIs to lead High Point to an 8-3 win against Eastern Randolph on Saturday.

High Point clobbered Eastern Randolph 12-0 on Friday, with Jake Stroud pitching a shutout. Dylan  Dylan Schultheiss and Luke Pritchett homered.


Mocksville won against Stanly 7-6 on Friday.

Hunter Sells and Jack Foley homered for Stanly.

  Troy Clary had two RBIs for Mocksville.  Joey Szvetitz had three hits, Nick Ward  had two hits.


Concord lost to Sumter, S.C. 3-1 on Saturday.

Ick Cirino had the RBI for Post 51. Evan McGee pitched a complete game.


Maven Parker had two hits for Concord in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to Pitt County.


Cirino scored three runs for Concord in Friday’s 14-9 loss to Greenwood, S.C.

Jake Rowden had  two RBIs for Post 51. Jose Vargas, Brett Laws and Adam Wilkerson had two hits.


Clay Dilday had three hits as Greensboro upset Davidson County 4-1.

Jake Brown had 2 hits for the Warhawgs.


Randolph County shelled Stokes County 8-1 on Friday, with Braxton Davis pitching five strong innings.


Junior Legion

South Rowan beat A.L. Brown 3-1 on Friday.

Jackson Deal went  2-for-2 for South. Jacob Ritchie pitched innings for the win. Chandler Oddie pitched the seventh for a save.

Seth Brigman had 3 hits for A.L. Brown.


West Rowan won 5-0 against Mocksville on Friday.

Andrew Kennerly pitched five shutout innings, scored two runs and stole two bases.

Lane Adkins had two RBIs. Cam Stampher had two hits. Zander Burton drove in a run.

West is 4-1 in conference play.


East Rowan lost 10-3 on Friday to Stanly County.

Tate Green and Austin Fulk had two hits each for  East.

East’s game on Saturday was rained out.