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Area Sports Briefs: All-NPC teams announced

From staff reports

West Rowan’s Abigail Wilson is the North Piedmont Conference Player of the Year for girls basketball.

Rowan’s all-conference players were Carson’s Ellie Wilhelm, Maci Cooper and Carleigh Perry; West Rowan’s Taylor Poole and Whitley Arnott, and East Rowan’s Adalie Harrison and Mary Spry.

Coach of the year honors were a tie between Carson’s Brooke Stouder and East Rowan’s Kevin Holland.


West Rowan’s Jalen Moss and Chaz McCombs, Carson’s Javon Smith and AJ Mauldin and East Rowan’s Vincent Jones were named to the All-North Piedmont Conference boys basketball team.

Statesville’s Miykei Fields was named NPC Player of the Year, while South Iredell’s Mike Dodson won coaching honors.

NPC swimming

Carson’s Jacob Jackson, Cooper Sever, Matthew Epley and Cole Dixon made the All-North Piedmont Conference boys swim team.


Making the All-NPC girls swim team were East Rowan’s Brenna Culp and West Rowan’s Maggy Moore and Anna Grace Blackledge.

Swimmers of the year were North Iredell’s Merritt Guo and South Iredell’s Lucy Polzi.  Statesville’s Helen McDonald is the NPC Coach of the Year.


SPC basketball

A.L. Brown’s Kheni Briggs, Amari Grier and JD Glenn made the All-South Piedmont Conference boys basketball team.

Cox Mill’s Ty Johnson was SPC Coach of the Year.

Cox Mill’s Quave Propst-Allison was named SPC Player of the Year.


A.L. Brown’s Jala Campbell and Jaliyah Simmons made the All-SPC girls basketball team.

SPC Player of the Year was Central Cabarrus’ Ja’el Miller. SPC Coach of the Year honors went to Central’s Brandon Blalock.

SPC swimming

South Piedmont Conference swimmer of the year were Cox Mill’s Caitlin Horn and Northwest Cabarrus’ Harrison Rainer.

Robinson’s Julie Connelly was named SPC Coach of the Year.

HS softball

Madison McGuire had two hits and drove in South Rowan’s only run in Monday’s 8-1 loss to Stuart Cramer. Clara Bean scored the run.

HS baseball

Vance Honeycutt and Parker Lippard had the only hits for Salisbury’s baseball team in a 21-3 loss to North Davidson on Monday.


The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 16-20 at  Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark.

The  Showcase will feature   20 top underclassmen from eight North Carolina Regions. Athletes will be competing in front of over 80 college and professional scouts as they vie for the gold, silver and bronze medals.

Davie coach Bradley Rudisill will lead the Region 7 team.

HS soccer

In East Rowan’s 6-3 loss to South Rowan on Monday, freshman Lindsey Cook scored two goals for the Mustangs, and Adalie Harrison, a senior who is making her soccer debut, scored one.

College basketball

Catawba’s men are home tonight at 7 p.m. in the first round of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament.

The third-seeded Indians will take on No. 6 seed Newberry.

College baseball

Catawba outfielder Lee Poteat has been named South Atlantic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Poteat, a senior outfielder from West Rowan, led the Indians to a 4-0 record, including a non-conference win over  No. 1 North Greenville.

Poteat batted .563 with a double, two home runs, seven RBIs and seven runs scored.

He also stole two bases and had an on-base percentage of .619.

College golf

SALISBURY — Catawba’s Tanner Bibey earned medallist honors at the Richard Rendleman Invitational men’s golf tournament held at   the 6,709-yard, par-71 Country Club of Salisbury.

As a team, Catawba lost a playoff to Lenoir-Rhyne for the team title after both teams tied at 594. Lenoir-Rhyne counted a birdie and four pars in the playoff, while Catawba had two pars and two bogeys.

Tusuclum finished third, four shots back.

Bibey won by three shots over Cole Sutherland, who played as an individual for Lenoir-Rhyne. Joining those two on the all-tournament team was Georg Hartmann, of Lenoir-Rhyne, Catawba’s Chase Clayton and Livingstone’s Titus Okwong.

Catawba returns to action in two weeks at the Cherokee Valley Men’s Invitational in Travelers Rest, S.C.

Mid. school golf

Salisbury Academy hosted a tri-match on Tuesday.

Erwin Middle school edged Salisbury Academy 167-168 with North Hills finishing third at 221.

Pacing the eagles was medalist Jaden Sprinkle with 1-under 34. He was followed by Landon Merrell with 35.

Also scoring for Erwin were Brayden Mulkey (46) and Addison Queen (52).

The Jaguars were consistent with Hank Webb (40), John McCoy (41), Warren Fesperman (43) and Drew Aron (44).

Next up for SA will be a road match at Rock Barn next Tuesday.

Mid. school baseball

Dalton Gay drove in China Grove’s only run in a 4-1 loss to Mooresville.

Aaron Jones and Colson Palmer pitched well for the Red Devils and held Mooresville to five hits.



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