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Area Sports: Rowan sportsmanship awards will honor Bost

From staff  and wire reports

Rowan County sportsmanship awards — one male and one female — will be announced at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

The accolades will be known as Jonathan “JT” Bost awards in honor of the long-time umpire and official who was a constant and positive presence at athletic contests in the area.

Bost was 45 when he was killed in a motor vehicle accident  in April, 2018.

The plan is for each of the Rowan schools to nominate a male and female athlete for the award each school year.

Andrew Poston, a colleague of Bost’s,  is sponsoring the awards.


NFL depth charts have been posted.

Javon Hargrave (North Rowan, SC State) is again the starting nose tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 3-4 defense.

Chris Smith (West Rowan, Arkansas) is the second team right defensive end for the Cleveland Browns in a 4-3 defense.

MyQuon Stout (Carson,  App. State) is listed as a third-team defensive lineman in a 3-4 defense.

Keion Adams (Salisbury, Western Michigan) is listed as a third-team weakside linbebacker in a 3-4 defense.

Local golf

Gene Mothershead made a hole-in-one on No. 8 at Warrior.

He used a 7-iron to ace the 154-yard hole. He was playing with Joey Boley, Julian Wilkey and Randy Moore.


  Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) shot  75-70 — 145 in stroke play in the U. S. Amateur to tie for one of the final spots to advance match play. Twenty-seven golfers competed in playoff for three spots.

Lyerly was elimminated on the third playoff hole on Wednesday morning.


Salisbury’s Charlie Barr shot 2-over 72 in the first round of the Hope Valley Junior Invitational in Durham on Tuesday and shot 76 on Wednesday. He’s tied for 28th in a field of 72.

Legion softball

Alamance County eliminated Davidson County from the state tournament with a 6-4 victory on Wednesday morning.

Salem Ward had three RBIs for Davidson County, which finished third in the state.

• Cumberland beat Alamance County 8-2 on Wednesday afternoon for the championship.

Legion baseball

The World Series in Shelby starts tonight.

Randolph County plays   Massachusetts at 7 p.m.

High school football

The Rowan County Jamboree will be held at North Rowan on Friday, Aug. 16.

North Rowan’s football team is the host for the second annual Rowan County Jamboree on Friday.

All six Rowan county teams will be in action, along with West Iredell and West Stanly.

Teams aren’t matched up with teams they’re scheduled to play in the regular season.

The cost is $6.

The schedule

• Carson vs. West Stanly, 6 p.m.

• East Rowan vs. West Iredell, 7 p.m.

• Salisbury vs. West Rowan, 8 p.m.

• South Rowan vs. North Rowan, 9 p.m.

Minor leagues

The Iowa Cubs placed right-hander Craig Brooks on the 7-day injured list retroactive to Aug. 11.

College baseball

Hunter Shepherd (Catawba) had a run-scoring double as the Morehead City Marlins beat Macon 6-2 to win the Coastal Plain League championship.

Shepherd tied for sixth in the league with 42 RBIs.


Catawba’s Bryan Ketchie (West Rowan) and Jackson Raper helped the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks finish second in the New England Collegiate Summer League. Ketchie was 2-2 with 31 strikeouts, while Raper batted .345 with six homers and 35 RBIs.


Catawba’s Pearce Wilhelm (West Rowan) struck out three batters in the only inning he pitched in the Western Canada Baseball League playoffs for the Weyburn Beavers.

Wilhelm had a 2.33 ERA for the summer.



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