• 64°

East-West All-Star clinic and games canceled

Staff report

The East-West All-Star games, a North Carolina summer sports tradition dating back to 1949, were canceled Thursday by the N.C. Coaches Association.

It was a unanimous decision by the board.

“We held out as long as seemed feasible but Governor Cooper’s extension of the current restrictions until June 26 left us with no hope we could assure the safety of our players and coaches,” NCCA Co-Executive Director Phil Weaver said.

Games were scheduled to be held July 20-22 in Greensboro, as highlights of a huge sports week built around the annual NCCA Coaches Clinic, which also was canceled.

Girls and boys basketball, football and girls and boys soccer games were scheduled.

Players chosen to play in the all-star games were notified of the cancellation via email on Thursday morning. Players selected included West Rowan football players Edwin Fuentes Berrios and Jalen Houston, A.L. Brown football player B.J. Foster, and Madison Henry, the first girls soccer player selected from South Rowan.

Cheerleaders Carleigh Tadlock (South Rowan) and Cayla Artis (A.L. Brown) had been chosen to perform as part of the 30-person All-State squad.

“We cannot be confident we can keep you and your coaches safe due to unknowns about the virus, government regulations and concerns that many of you have lost some or much of your normal physical conditioning. We cannot jeopardize your or a staff person’s health or your upcoming college opportunities,” Weaver wrote to those who were impacted by the cancellation.

A decision had to be made before June 26 to fulfill contractual agreements. The clinics and basketball games are held at the Greensboro Coliseum. The football game is played at Grimsley High. The soccer games are played at McPherson Stadium.

Players selected to play in the games can contact the NCCA office next June if they want to come to the 2021 games to be recognized at halftime.

Instead of being held on site, the coaches clinic now will be a series of video sessions that will be posted on the NCCA website.

The plan is for a return to normal in 2021.

 

East-West games

Boys basketball
First game played in 1949

A.L. Brown
1975 — Earl Lentz (coach)

Carson
2018 — Jamarius Hairston

East Rowan
1982 — Mark Honeycutt
2008 — Justin Vanderford
2009 — Greg McKenzie (coach)

North Rowan
1986 — Ralph Kitley
1989 — Brian Paige
2001 — Bryan McCullough
2001 — Marcus Reddick
2012 — Pierre Givens

Salisbury (and Boyden)
1952 — Frank McRae
1955 — Tom Kiger
1956 — Eddie Goodnight
1956 — Derwood Honeycutt (coach)
1957 — Tom Shuford
1959 — Tommy Roberts
1966 — Fred Cooke
1966 — Bill Gribble
1966 — Don Graham (coach)
1972 — Sheldon Shipman
1974 — Bob Pharr (coach)
1980 — Woodrow Boler
1988 — Fred Campbell
1992 — Bobby Jackson
1994 — Bobby Phillips

South Rowan
1999 — Carlos Dixon

West Rowan
1974 — Paul Drechsler
1993 — Charles Hellard (coach)
1994 — Joel Fleming
2000 — Scooter Sherrill* Voted Most Outstanding Player
2002 — Donte Minter
2003 — Phillip Williams
2007 — Jamel Carpenter
2009 — K.J. Sherrill
2012 — Keshun Sherrill
2012 — Mike Gurley (coach)
2018 — Caleb Mauldin

Girls basketball
First game played in 1975
A.L. Brown
1983 — Amy Privette

Carson
2019 — McKenzie Gadson

East Rowan

1975 — Cristy Earnhardt
1997 — Laura Edwards
2004 – Maggie Rich
2004 — Chrissy Killian

North Rowan
1994 — Stephanie Cross
2006 — Sophilia Hipps

Salisbury
1995 — Donna Carr
2004 — Sade Jordan
2005 — Shayla Fields
2006 — Ashley Watkins
2011 — Ayanna Holmes
2011 — Olivia Rankin
2019 — Bryanna Troutman

South Rowan
1992 — Tracy Connor* Voted Most Outstanding Player
1999 — Janetta Heggins
2019 — Janiya Downs

West Rowan
1993 — Andrea Grissett
1994 — Wendy Hampton
2000 — Kari Schenk
2016 — Khaila Hall

Boys soccer

First game played in 1992

Salisbury
1994 — Sappia Venn
1999 — Tom Sexton (coach)
2002 — Jacob Pace
2002 — Daniel Butner
2012 — Kenny Bonilla
2012 — Connor Miller
2016 — Landon Goodman
2016 — Cristian Uribe
2018 — Matt Parrish (coach)
2018 — Pedro Cruz

South Rowan
2002 — Dustin Efird

Girls soccer
First game played in 1992

South Rowan
2020— Madison Henry

West Rowan
2012 — Allison Baucom

Football
First game played in 1949

A.L. Brown
1952 — Ken Argo
1954 — Don Argo
1959 — Ronnie Glosson
1959 — Ed Edmiston (coach)
1961 — Wesley Grant
1968 — Dan Dayvault
1970 — Haskel Stanback
1972 — Dwight Efird
1979 — Gary Barringer
1979 — Bob Boswell (coach)
1980 — Steve Litaker
1981 — Ethan Horton
1981 — Terry Baxter
1985 — Tracy Johnson
1985 — James Lott
1987 — Paul Raitz
1989 — Ruben Wells
1989 — David Wilhelm
1990 — Reggie Wells
1992 — Barry Lipscomb
1993 — Scott Belcher
1994 — Tarus Johnson
1996 — A.J. Lott
1997 — Michael Jolley
1997 — Joey Teal
2000 – Justin Hardin
2001 — Josh Lee
2001 — Duran Lipscomb
2001 — Ron Massey (coach)
2002 — Dustin Abercrombie
2004 — Brandon Franklin* Voted Most Outstanding Player
2005 — Travis Howie
2005 — Josh Russell
2007 — Scott Stallings
2008 — Jonathan Efird
2010 — Tavis Bailey
2011 — Teven Jones
2011 — Andrew Leslie
2011 — Todd Hagler (coach)
2014 — Johnny Delahoussaey
2014 — Kyrell Williamson
2015 — Mike Newsome (coach)
2016 — Cameron Peters
2016 — Dantrell Barkley
2017 — Cincere Allison
2018 — Najee Williams
2020 — BJ Foster

Carson
2017 — Brenden Westbrook

China Grove
1956 — Carl Drye
1957 — Leonard Cress
1961 — Clint Eudy

East Rowan
1970 — Steve Staton
1971 — Brad Buie
1971 — C.M. Yates
1971 — W.A. Cline (coach)
1975 — Darrell Misenheimer
1976 — Rick Vanhoy
2013 — T.J. Jefferson
2016 — Sawyer Kimmer

Landis
1953 — Bill Barnes
1959 — Oscar Overcash

North Rowan
1962 — Robert Myers
1974 — Jimmy Heggins
1977 — Steve Thacker
1977 — Mark Sturgis
1978 — Mark Lowery
1979 — Kendall Alley
1983 — Brent Barker
1986 —Antione Sifford
1986 — Deric Simms
1986 — Larry Thomason (coach)
1992— Jeff Roof
1992 — Roger Secreast (coach)
1993 — Nathanial Hyde
1994 — Nick White
1995 — Mitch Ellis
1997 — Jeff Chambers
2004 — Ronald Foxx
2007 — Daniel Griffith
2007- Avery Cutshaw (coach)
2011 — Javon Hargrave* Voted Most Outstanding Defensive Player
2014 — Xavier Robinson
2015 — JaReke Chambers

Salisbury (and Boyden)
1949 — Ben McCubbins
1949 — Dwight Shoe
1950 — Bill Peeler
1950 — Bob Gardner
1951 — Jerry Kincaid
1952 — Jim Patterson
1952 — Dick Smith
1952 — Bill Ludwig (coach)
1953 — Ken Owen
1955 — Gordon Peacock
1955 — Buddy Smith
1956 — Ronnie Bostian
1958 — George Knox
1958 — Bobby Crouch
1959 — Jim Edmiston
1959 — Lloyd Cooke
1960 — Eddie Kesler* Voted Most Outstanding Player
1961 — Gary Kepley
1967 — Bob Brady
1968 — James Teal
1968 — Bill Leonard
1968 — Pete Stout (coach)
1970 — Steve Gribble
1971 — Robert Pulliam
1971 — Aubrey Childers
1972 — Terry Beattie
1972 — John O’Neal
1973 — Johnny Stratton
1975 — Danny Winecoff
1976 — Leonard Atkins
1986 — Raymond Taylor
1990 — Jonathan Partee
1996 — Desmond Adams
1996 — Calvin Everhart
2007 — Gordon Witte
2011 — John Knox* Voted Most Outstanding Offensive Player
2011 — Joe Pinyan (coach)
2019 — Cameron Gill

South Rowan
1964 — Frank Wright
1964 — Lope Linder (coach)
1974 — Johnny Bost
1975 — Floyd Hicks
1979 — Greg Poole
1980 — Reid Bradshaw (coach)
1982 — Jeff Barringer
1985 — Alan Caldwell
1989 — Chris Drye
1993 — Brio Griffin
1993 — Larry Deal (coach)
2002 — Brad Lanning
2003 — William Van Wieren
2005 — Heath Houston
2005 — Rick Vanhoy (coach)

Spencer
1956 — Larry Wagner

West Rowan
1978 — David Drechsler
1996 — Tim Hogue
2002 — Kendall High
2007 — Austin Lowe
2008 — Justin Avery
2009 — Austin Greenwood
2010 — Eli Goodson
2010 — Timmy Pangburn
2011 — Trey Mashore
2011 — Davon Quarles
2012 — Greg Dixon
2013 — Logan Stoodley
2013 — Brandon Hansen
2014 — Chris Hassard
2014 — Scott Young (coach)
2015 — Jacob Radtke
2016 — Kacey Otto
2017 — Deyquan Byrd
2018 — Devin Turner
2020 — Edwin Fuentes Berrios
2020 — Jalen Houston
 

 

Comments

Education

‘Better chance of succeeding’: Moody, colleagues reflect on tenure, retirement

News

Collecting garbage: Locals work to beautify High Rock Lake during Clean Sweep

Coronavirus

Salisbury man grateful parents’ story has impacted many

News

Celtics take big lead and hold on to top Heat 117-106

Business

Downtown Salisbury ‘moving swiftly’ with developers interested in Empire Hotel

Business

From fantasy to fact, Cherry builds a Hobbit House at his Treesort

Business

Biz Roundup: CSP seeking to hire 100 new employees for plant expansion

Coronavirus

Police, sheriff focus on education in addressing mask-wearing complaints

Education

Candidates for East Area school board seat have widely different views on renewal

Kannapolis

Cannon Mills’ whistle sounds again, brings nostalgia with it

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Outbreak at jail annex over; new cases emerge at Kannapolis facility

Elections

In Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

News

5 Charlotte officers recommended for dismissal after death in custody

Elections

Trump, Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

College

Maui Invitational moving to Asheville during pandemic

News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 19

Coronavirus

Kannapolis brewery linked to eight COVID-19 positives

Elections

Local Democrats call to ‘turn the state blue’ during virtual office reopening

Education

Funding flat, enrollment down slightly for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Education

Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year

Business

China Grove soap store sets sights on expansion into Kannapolis

News

Charlotte, UNC game canceled after 49ers place players in quarantine

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 18