December 9, 2022


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Area Sports Briefs: Justus inducted into HOF – Salisbury Post

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From staff members reports

Longtime East Rowan wrestling coach Barry Justus was inducted into the North Carolina chapter of the Countrywide Wrestling Corridor of Fame in ceremonies held on Sunday in Chapel Hill.

Justus was elected as  section of the Course of 2020, but inductions ended up delayed  two many years by COVID.

At the time of his election, Justus was credited with 391 job wins,  5 convention championships, three 20-gain seasons and 6 Rowan County Event titles. Eight of his wrestlers wore point out winner ribbons, yet another 12 have been runners-up and  38 have been state put-winners.

Justus has been known not only for wrestling wins, but for his dedication, character and integrity.

Justus’ coaching tree includes West Rowan mentor Jonathan Brown  and previous North Rowan and Salisbury coach Tim Pittman.

“My legacy is all of my previous wrestlers who are out there coaching,”  Justus reported when his election was declared. “I’m just really appreciative and humbled about what everyone is undertaking and that I experienced some impact in their appreciate for the sport. I have received previous wrestlers coaching in all places, it looks. I go to a wrestling tournament and we’ll have an East Rowan reunion. That suggests a ton.”

  Justus will be enshrined at the Countrywide Wrestling Corridor of Fame & Museum in Stillwater, Okla.


Legend passes

Bobby Crouch, who led Boyden’s 21- 1957 3A condition-championship victory from Fayetteville with 171 speeding yards and two touchdowns, passed absent on  Monday in Mount Pleasurable, S.C.

Crouch went on to perform soccer for The Citadel.

A tale is forthcoming.

Legion baseball

Rowan County was rained out on Monday.

Greensboro and Rowan will make the sport up on July 2 as portion of a doubleheader at Newman Park.

HS women observe

North Rowan’s Tai’lah Ward was the Sprints MVP for the Central Carolina Meeting, when North Rowan thrower Brittany Ellis was the Field MVP.

North’s Aniya Brown, Bailee Goodlett, Bloom Goodlett and Azarea Miller built all-meeting.


Salisbury’s Sutton Webb, Dashia Canada, Kimora Chawlk, Kendall Henderson and Allanah McArthur manufactured All-CCC.

HS boys observe

Salisbury’s Marcus Prepare dinner was  the Subject MVP for the Central Carolina Meeting, even though Salisbury’s Todd Parker was voted CCC Coach of the Yr.

Salisbury’s Deuce Walker, Jaylyn Smith, Jamal Rule, Mike Geter, Damien Brandon. Robert Moulton, Sean Younger, Jayden Gibson and Andrew Huffman created All-CCC.

North Rowan’s Pharrell Hailey, Quintin Wilson, Jerome Blakeney, Kemon O’Kelly, Xavier Suber amd Amari McArthur designed the All-CCC group.

South Davidson’s William Lyons, a Catawba signee, was Distance MVP for the CCC.

HS boys tennis

Salisbury’s Will Koontz is the Central Carolina Convention Participant of the Year.

Salisbury’s Colin Donaldson, Grey Davis, Reid Hlavacek, Kevin Williams and Wyatt Goodnight produced All-CCC.

Salisbury’s Milt Griffith was runner-up for CCC Coach of the Calendar year guiding West Davidson’s Thompson Skeen.

HS ladies soccer

Salisbury’s Sutton Webb, Hannah Schmeltzer, Kyna Zaldivar, Sage Huffman, Izzy Banish, Sydney Hlavacek, Stella Koontz and Madelyne Lawrence built the All-CCC team.

Schmeltzer was named CCC Defensive Participant of the Yr. Webb was runner-up for CCC Offensive Participant of the Calendar year. West Davidson’s Allie Brown is the CCC Offensive Player of the Yr. West Davidson’s Chris Brown is the CCC Coach of the 12 months.

HS baseball

Salisbury’s Hank Webb, Aiden Mowery, Kaleb Burleyson and Cole Value have been named to the All-Central Carolina Meeting workforce, together with North Rowan’s Malakie Harris and Joseph Hartman.

West Davidson’s Clay Hunt is the CCC Player of the Yr. East Davidson’s Badin Gusa is the CCC Pitcher of the 12 months.

East Davidson’s Keaton Hawks, former Catawba participant, was named CCC Coach of the Calendar year.

HS softball

Salisbury’s Katie Peeler, Ashley Yang and Caroline Cozart created the All-Central Carolina Convention crew.

South Davidson’s Abbey Duckett and West Davidson’s Kelsey Buie were named co-players of the Year.

South Davidson’s Carmen Duffey is the CCC Pitcher of the Yr. South Davidson’s Ryan Oakes is the CCC Coach of the Yr.


HS boys golf

Salisbury’s Will Webb, Warren Fesperman, Nick Antosek and Bo Brincefield produced the All-Central Carolina Meeting workforce.

West Davidson’s Calvin Hawkins was CCC Player of the 12 months. Webb was runner-up.

West Davidson’s David Klinkoski was named CCC Mentor of the 12 months.

College baseball

Bryson Bebber (South Rowan) has committed to St. Andrews University in Laurinburg to go on his baseball and educational occupation.

As a member of the Surry Group University baseball crew, the initially baseman lately was named to the NJCAA Region 10 all-defensive workforce for the 2nd consecutive yr.

Neighborhood golfing

Michael Childress of Salisbury shot 70-72-70 to complete 4-less than and tied for fourth in the 7th Carolian Novice Championship at Keith Hills in Buies Creek.


Mike Masingo aced the par-3 6th gap at the Warrior Golf Club.

Masingo made use of a pitching wedge on the 119-lawn gap,

Witnessing the shot were Donnie Belk, Eddie Isenhour and Luke McKenzie.


Sunday afternoon was whole of impressive weather for the McCanless Couples.

The very first-spot crew was Calvin Smith, Heather DePalma-Spivey, Clarence Hobart and Ralph & Pam Carver.

P-daber, Richard Very long and Bev & Ty Cobb finished next.

DePalma-Spivey experienced closest to the pin.

Nancy Demeny had longest putt.


The Rowan Masters at Warrior is established for June 24-26. Qualifying rounds — 18 holes of stroke participate in — will be played on June 18 and 19.

The greatest 31 scores will progress to sign up for  defending champion Nick Lyerly for match participate in.