Area Sports Briefs 2/6
Lady Panthers stomp Bobcats
Ledford flogged Eastern Randolph 81-28 Monday in Wallburg.
Courtney Callicutt had 16 points, Leigh Ann Midkiff 14, Emmalee Thomas 11 and Julia Carroll 10.
Eagle boys continue to surprise
Suddenly a contender in the CCC, East Davidson won its third straight as they knocked off Lexington 61-51 on Friday.
Matt Johnson and Braxton Shetley dropped in 19 points each to upset the Jackets.
East girls beaten by Jackets
East Davidson’s troubles in the CCC continued with a 55-48 loss to Lexington last Friday. Jasmine Carter had 27 points to lead the Yellow Jackets, while Lori Morgan scored 17 for the Eagles. Bayley Plummer grabbed 20 rebounds and had 11 points with Jennifer Welborn contributing 14 points.
East fell to 3-3 in the CCC.
LHS girls roll on
Ledford went to 6-0 in the MPC with a 69-37 win in Wallburg last Friday over Southern Guilford.
Brie Grier paced the 16-3 Panthers 15 points. Courtney Callicutt kicked in 13.
Panthers lose heartbreaker
With 17 seconds left Ledford had a chance to take the lead, but could not get a basket to fall in dropping a 60-59 decision to Southern Guilford last Friday in a MPC matchup in Wallburg.
Skylar McGee scored 16 points for the 7-11, 1-5 Panthers.
Ledford JV girls coast
Ledford’s junior varsity girls dropped Southern Guilford 45-24 last Friday.
Megan Hayworth had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Sandra Ann Kernodle had 11.
LHS is 14-3.
Bulldogs win five over weekend
Thomasville swept its five matches Saturday at the Southwestern Randolph Duals.
THS beat Page 52-16, Asheboro 57-24, Central Cabarrus 63-12, Andrews 47-33 and Rockingham County 69-12.
Going perfect for the day were Jason Boutsady (113), Luke Williams (145), Aaron Reeves (170), Gabe Brockett (182) and Keith Clemons (195). THS moved to 33-3.
Moore qualifies for state finals
East Davidson’s Marina Moore finished second in two events last Friday at the 1-A/2-A West Regional swim meet held in Huntersville. She clocked in with a time of 25.57 in the 50 free, then stopped the clock at 56.87 in the 100 free.
She will compete in the 1-A/2-A state swimming championships Saturday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
Phoenix Xpress tryouts
The Phoenix Xpress boys basketball team will be holding tryouts Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 at Westchester Country Day School. The 4th-6th grade players will have tryouts from 3-4:30 p.m. each day and the 7th-8th grade players will tryout from 4:30-6 p.m.
Contact Aaron Grier at 991-0597 or Marvin Tyler at 910-273-0670 for additional information.
Davidson County Community College basketball coach Matt Ridge, will hold his annual Matt Ridge Basketball Academy June 24-27 at Brown Middle School.
The goal of the Matt Ridge Basketball Academy is to give campers instruction in the fundamentals of basketball, as well as emphasize team play and sportsmanship. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability level. Instruction will be provided by Coach Matt Ridge and members of his coaching staff, players and other area coaches.
The camp is for rising 1st-12th grade students. Cost is $90 per camper which includes instruction, insurance and T-shirt.
The camp will run each day from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
If you have any questions please contact Matt Ridge at 239–3819.
Concealed handgun class
A concealed handgun class will be held Feb. 23 at the Fair Grove Fire Department. The class is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This class is mandatory for anyone wishing to get a concealed handgun permit.
The class covers laws for citizens governing the use of deadly force to protect their homes, as well as deadly force laws in general as they pertain to citizens of NC.
To sign up for the class call Jason Livingston at 687-0290, or go by the fire department.