Area Sports Briefs: Fall baseball league nears; Poole, Shiflet help college teams; Check on Caraway

Fall league approaches for area high schools

ASHEBORO – The annual fall baseball league that involves teams representing high schools around the region is set to begin next week at McCrary Park.

Seven teams will participate, representing Asheboro, Uwharrie Charter Academy, Chatham Central, Jordan-Matthews, Lee County, Montgomery Central and North Moore.

There are two games on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with one game Thursday at 6 p.m. Each team will play two games per week.

The Asheboro ZooKeepers organization is the host for the league.


Poole plays role for  Citadel in opener

At Buies Creek, Randleman alum Dominick Poole of The Citadel returned to his home state for last week’s season-opening football game.

Poole, a sophomore defensive back, was credited with seven tackles in the 29-10 loss to Campbell. His tackles total tied for second on the team.

Shiflet starts strong  for Greensboro volleyball

Freshman Payton Shiflet of the Greensboro College volleyball team has made a strong early impression on the college level. She was a standout last year for Southwestern Randolph’s Class 2-A state championship team.

With Greensboro, Shiflet posted a team-leading 44 kills through four matches. She also provided four aces as the Pride began the season with a 1-3 record last week in the Virginia Wesleyan Tournament. The team’s victory came against Pittsburgh-Bradford.

Greensboro will play its first home match Sept. 13 against Averett at Hanes Gym.

Caraway gears up for more racing

At Sophia, racing action returns to Caraway Speedway Saturday night for the “9/11 Night of Remembrance.”

It’s a night to remember those who lost lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks and honor area first responders and law enforcement officials.

On the track, racing divisions will include features for Challengers, Mini Stocks, UCARs, Legends, Bandoleros and Any Car classes.

There wasn’t racing during Labor Day weekend at the track.

Caraway Speedway has three scheduled dates with events in September and at least one more in October as the area stock-car racing season winds down.

By Bob Sutton