Area Sports Briefs: Rings for Blue Bears – Salisbury Post

Area Sports Briefs: Rings for Blue Bears – Salisbury Post

Area Sport Underpants: Rings for Blue Bears

Published 23:10 Monday, January 30, 2023

Banner 2022 season for Livingstone College golf. From left, golf coach Andre Springs, athletic director Lamonte Massie-Sampson, and assistant golf coach Titus Okwong.

From staff reports

Livingstone’s men’s golf team received CIAA championship rings at halftime of the men’s basketball game with Winston-Salem State on Saturday.

In the fall, Livingstone won his first CIAA golf championship since 2018.

Livingstone’s Xavier Proctor was the CIAA Player of the Year, while Livingstone’s head coach Andre Springs was named the CIAA Coach of the Year.

Catawba Athletics

Robbie Cowie was the only Catawba Indian named to the South Atlantic Conference’s preseason All-SAC baseball teams.

Cowie is a second team relief pitcher.

Catawba opens the season at home against Shippensburg on Friday at 3 p.m. The Indians play Saturday at 2 p.m

SAC favorite Wingate is fifth nationally, while Lenoir-Rhyne is 20th.


Catawba’s men’s lacrosse team was picked sixth in the SAC preseason poll, while the Catawba women’s was picked seventh.


Catawba was picked 13th in the SAC’s preseason softball poll.

No Indians were selected to the three preseason All-SAC teams.

The Indians were 5-33 and 1-23 in the SAC last season. The new head coach is Brady Tigert.

One of the top returners is Kary Hales (Carson). She batted .384 with four homers and 23 RBIs as a freshman.

Catawba opens at Augusta on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Anderson is the preseason favorite.

HS basketball

It’s a road night for Rowan basketball teams.

Salisbury plays at East Davidson tonight.

In South Piedmont Conference varsity doubleheaders, West Rowan is at Lake Norman Charter; Carson is at Northwest Cabarrus; South Rowan is at Concord, and East Rowan is at Central Cabarrus.

North Rowan will be back in action on Wednesday at home against Thomasville.

HS football

North Rowan receiver Amari McArthur played for the North team in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium.

The North won 42-26.

McArthur (6-2, 185) plans to sign with Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday.


Salisbury quarterback JyMikaah Wells (5-10, 215) announced an offer from Lenoir-Rhyne. Wells also has offers from North Carolina Central, Catawba, Livingstone, Barton, JC Smith, Virginia Union, Shaw and Emory & Henry, among others.


AL Brown athlete Jerome Blakeney has announced a commitment to Catawba.

Softball and baseball

North Rowan’s Chloee Stoner has announced a commitment to Guilford softball.


Many local softball and baseball players, including Stoner, were honored Saturday night at the 3rd Annual Greater Piedmont Hot Stove League Banquet held in Salisbury at West End Plaza.

The “Great Piedmont” banquet included athletes from Rowan, Cabarrus, Davie, Davidson, Stanly and Montgomery counties.

West Rowan junior Emma Clarke was named softball co-player of the year.

College basketball

Jamarius Hairston (Carson) had 13 points and 11 rebounds for East Tennessee State in Saturday’s 73-64 loss to Chattanooga.


Jailen Williams (Carson) scored 10 points for Claflin in Saturday’s 67-64 win against JC Smith.


Pfeiffer will hold reunions this Saturday for five championship teams, including the 1992 men’s basketball team.

Basketball games are at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m

Women’s basketball

Freshman Hannah Wilkerson (North Rowan) scored 24 points for Columbia International in Saturday’s 76-67 win against Tennessee Wesleyan.


Freshman Hannah Isley (Carson) had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Pfeiffer in a 73-62 loss to Methodist.

It was the third straight double-double for Isley.


Sophomore Carleigh Perry (Carson) had 13 points and seven rebounds in Guilford’s 75-63 win against Randolph. Guilford has won 11 in a row.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples played a Captain’s Choice event on Sunday.

P-daber, Heather DePalma-Spivey and Clarence Hobart took first place.

Calvin Smith and Ralph & Pam Carver placed second.

Camden Snow had the longest shot.

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