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April 21, 2021

Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone spikers excel

From staff reports
Livingstone enters CIAA Championship Week as the third-winningest volleyball team in the league.
The Blue Bears (16-7, 5-3) tied for second in the Western Division with St. Augustine’s. They will face East No. 3 seed Bowie State in the first round of the CIAA tournament to be held in Hampton, Va., Nov. 7-9.
Livingstone’s Devia Moss and Tia Charlow made first team All-CIAA while setter Shannon Allen was named to the second team.
Allen is second in the CIAA in assists (415) and aces (42). Moss is second in kills (207) and fourth in hitting percentage. Charlow is sixth in hitting percentage and 10th in kills and service aces.
– Livingstone Hall of Fame
Wilson Cherry, Harry Caldwell, Ernest Sidney Davis, James Martin, Andrew “Chopper” Smith and Nellie Love were recently inducted into Livingstone’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Cherry has been doing play-by-play and P.A. for the Blue Bears for 30 years and has developed an encyclopedic recall of players, coaches, and statistics.
The Catawba graduate, is the first person who did not attend Livingstone to receive the Hall of Fame honor. A Livingstone ballboy as a youngster, Cherry adopted Livingstone and served tours in sports information and public relations
Cherry, who also works Friday night prep football and basketball telecasts with Howard Platt on WSTP, was presented with his honor by Platt.
Livingstone president Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. and LC AD Lamonte Massie were also presenters.
Caldwell, a 1965 graduate, was a football standout and team captain.
Davis, a Salisbury native, was a football standout who graduated in 1969. He was a coach, a Marine and the Salisbury police department’s first African-American sergeant.
Love wasn’t a player but was inducted for her support of Livingstone athletic programs, including founding the Blue Bear Club.
Martin, a 1961 graduate and four-year letterman, went on to a stellar high school coaching career in Cleveland County.
Smith, a standout lineman, played for the 1962 Blue Bears in their first year in the CIAA and went on to an outstanding career as a track coach in Charlotte.
– Pair of aces
Granite Quarry’s Lou Karabatsos, 81 years young, made a hole-in-one on No. 9 at Foxwood on Monday.
He was playing in a foursome with Gus Andrews, Don Anderson and Bill Rufty.
* Mike Reid, owner of Porky’s in China Grove, made a hole-in-one on the No. 3 hole at McCanless on Monday. It was the first ace for Reid, who used a 9-iron on the 145-yard hole.
He was playing with Wayne Lipe.
– GARS
Seventy-two GARS members played a Captain’s Choice event at Corbin Hills Golf Club on Monday.
The team of Jay Boyce, Bob Gilland, Don Julian and Ben Moore shot minus-14 to take first place.
Art Hattaway, Bob Kimball, Ralph Luther and Don Martin finished second at minus-10.
The team of Lee Bryant, O.J. Chandler, Lloyd Clodfelter and Winsten Mahaffey tied the team of Norman Canupp, Jim Harris, Larry Morris and Gene Poplin for third place at minus-9.
Boyce and Bill Hathcock won closest to the pin holes. Glenn Horning sank the longest putt on No. 9.
– College basketball
Tickets and bus space are still available for Catawba’s men’s basketball exhibition game at N.C. State on Nov. 11.
General admission tickets are available at Catawba for $15. The cost of the bus is $35. Contact Peggy Mason in the Catawba Athletic Department at 704-637-4474 to reserve tickets and a seat on the fan bus.
The fan bus will leave Catawba at 2:30 p.m. and will return following the game. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are also available on-line through N.C. State’s ticket office.
* Catawba also has tickets on sale for its game at Time Warner Arena in Charlotte on Monday, Nov. 24.
The Indians will play St. Augustine’s prior to the Charlotte Bobcats game against the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m.
Catawba has 300 tickets on sale for $20 through the basketball office.
The ticket is good for the Catawba game and the NBA game. Tickets are General Admission for the Catawba game and for a reserved seat for the Bobcats game. n UNC Pembroke plays at North Carolina in an exhibition game at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
– SAC football
Catawba cornerback Terrence Jones, Carson-Newman running back Buck Wakefield and Tusculum linebacker Justin Scott are SAC players of the week.
Jones, a sophomore from Richmond County, blocked a third-quarter punt that led to a touchdown against Brevard.
Wakefield rushed for 223 yards and four TDs against Wingate. Scott made 10 tackles against Mars Hill.
In the regional rankings, Gulf South squads Delta State, North Alabama and Valdosta State own the top three spots.
Carson-Newman moved up to fourth. Wingate fell to fifth. Tusculum is sixth.
Mars Hill is ninth.
– College football
East Carolina defensive end Scotty Robinson (Salisbury) didn’t play against Central Florida on Sunday.
Robinson, a junior who was listed as questionable, is recovering from a foot injury.
– College soccer
Catawba’s second-seeded women’s soccer team plays host to Newberry tonight at 6 in the first round of the SAC tourney. Lena Suarez has scored 10 goals for the Indians while Paige Harrington has seven.n Pfeiffer’s third-seeded women’s soccer team defeated Erskine 2-0 in a Conference Carolinas first-round tournament matchup. Pfeiffer plays in the semifinals on Thursday.
– Prep soccer
Salisbury plays at South Iredell at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the third round of the 2A state playoffs.
– Youth football
Top-seeded and undefeated West Rowan will play No. 4 Carson at 3:30 p.m., and No. 2 North Rowan will play No. 3 Salisbury at 2 p.m. in 5th-6th grade YFL semifinals at North Rowan High on Saturday.
Super Bowls for the 5th-6th and the 3rd-4th grade leagues will be held Nov. 15 at North, as well as the all-star games for both leagues.

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