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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators fall; Southern Rowan starts Saturday

From staff reports

Asheville’s Forrest Wall hit a pair of home runs to power the Tourists to a 7-3 win over Kannapolis on Tuesday night at McCormick Field.

Kannapolis (16-21) walked a season-high 10 batters on the night while dropping a second straight game.

Kannapolis was held to five hits.

  The Kannapolis Intimidators have planned fireworks for Saturday, May 23.

American Legion

Southern Rowan starts the season with a home game against Concord on Saturday, May 23.


23-May Concord Home 7:00

24-May Concord Away 7:00

25-May Kannapolis Home 7:00

26-May Kannapolis Away 7:00

28-May Davidson Co. Away 7:00

30-May High Point Away (NW Cabarrus) 1:00

31-May Stanly Co. Away 7:00

2-Jun Kannapolis Away 7:00

4-Jun Winston Salem Home 7:00

5-Jun Rowan Co. Home 7:00

6-Jun Rowan Co. Away 7:00

7-Jun Eastern Randolph Home 7:00

9-Jun Mocksville Away 7:00

10-Jun Concord Home 7:00

11-Jun Mooresville Away 7:00

18-Jun Randolph Co. Away 7:00

20-Jun Kernersville Away 7:00

21-Jun Western Forsyth Home 4:00

22-Jun Davidson Co. Home 7:00

24-Jun Greensboro Home 7:00

26-Jun Stanly Co. Home 7:00

27-Jun Rowan Co. Away 7:00

28-Jun High Point Away 4:00

Bold Teams Indicate Conference Play

All Games Start at 7:00 Unless Otherwise Stated

Monday’s scores

Kernersville , Stanly 0

Tuesday’s scores

Mooresville 9, Kannapolis 5

Winston-Salem 4, Stanly 2

Wednesday’s games

Davidson at Kernersville

Mocksville at Randolph

Thursday’s games

High Point at Mocksville

Eastern Randolph at Greensboro

Kannapolis at Stanly

Mooresville at Concord

Junior Legion

The Kannapolis O’s won 4-1 against West Rowan Junior Legion.

Olen Stamper struck out seven for  West Rowan.

Brandon Dayvault struck out five for the O’s.

Stribling passes

Kannapolis’ Lane Stribling, a legendary supporter of A.L. Brown football,  passed away on Monday night a little after 9 p.m. at the Tucker Hospice House.

He operated the popular and informative kannapolisfootball.com website for many years.

Stribling, 70 was born in Salisbury on March 16, 1945, and graduated from A.L. Brown in 1963. He was retired from Cannon Mills and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Brenda Stribling and sons Chris, Matthew and Jeff.

  The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service in the chapel at Lady’s Funeral Home.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples played a Texas Scramble.

The first-place team was  Terrol Kendall, David Huneycutt and Chris & Shelia Livengood.

The second-place team was  Brett & Robin Leslie & Gene & Mary Seaford.

Allen Drew won closest to the pin. Mary Seaford won longest putt.

  GARS members played an ABCD tournament at Corbin Hills GC

‘A’ Flight winner was Les Loman with a net of 64.30. ‘B’ Flight winner was  Clive Mahaffey with a net of 64.80. ‘C’ Flight winner was  John Cress with a net of 61.90. ‘D’ Flight winner was  Larry Perrell with a net of 59.80.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 2  was David Adams. Les Loman won longest putt on No. 9.

Livingstone athletics

North Rowan grad Garland Archie, a track and field thrower, was one of three Blue Bears named to the   CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic second team.

Archie has a 3.9 GPA.

• Livingstone’s Cierra York (women’s basketball) and Kenneth White (football) also were named to the second team.

York has a 3.24 GPA, while White has a 3.68 GPA.

• Livingstone sprinter Quanera Hayes was named CIAA Athlete of the Year for outdoor track and field.

She also was the league’s Athlete of the Year for indoor track.

The senior is ranked second  in Division II at 200 meters and 400 meters.

Hayes will compete in the  D-II National Championship in Allendale, Mich,   on May 21-23.

• Livingstone’s Andre Springs was named CIAA Golf Coach of the Year.

Springs restarted the program in 2010 after Livingstone didn’t field a golf team for 19 years. The Blue Bears were CIAA champs this season.

Springs’ teams won six CIAA golf championships from 1979-88.

• Livingstone’s Jaime Kent was named   CIAA Senior Women Administrator of the Year.

Kent also is the head trainer for Livingstone.

SAC baseball

The South Atlantic Conference and the Tennessee Smokies  reached an agreement to move the SAC Baseball Championship to Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tenn.  The agreement is for the 2016 and 2017 championships, with an option for 2018.

Smokies Stadium is conveniently located off of Interstate 40 and is the home of the Double-A affiliate for the Chicago Cubs.  A major league style facility, the stadium has a capacity of 6,000 fans, a state of the art press box and luxury suites.


Malia Ellington of Community School of Davidson and John Hatala of Marvin Ridge won the  Performance of the Week awards.

Ellington was MVP in the 1A state track meet.

She won the 800, 1600 and 3200 meters, and ran the anchor on a winning 4×400 team.

Hatala led Marvin Ridge to a 5-4 victory against Cardinal Gibbons in the 3A tennis championship match.

Prep softball

The state softball championships will be moving to collegiate venues this year.

Two classifications of the final series will be played at North Carolina State’s Dail Softball Stadium, while two will be played at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s stadium.

For many years. the championships have been held at the Walnut Creek Soccer Complex in Raleigh.



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