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T.C. Roberson's Hayley Morrow has signed to continue her softball career at CVCC next spring. The Red Hawks also announced the signing of Owen's Destiny Karber. Photo courtesy of CVCC Athletics

The Catawba Valley Community College softball program has added two more recruits to its first-ever class, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.

Joining the Red Hawks for the upcoming season will be T.C. Roberson’s Hayley Morrow and Owen’s Destiny Karber.

Morrow, who plays second base and shortstop, finished her four-year career at T.C. Roberson with 72 hits, including 13 doubles, in 75 games. She drove in 24 RBIs, scored 65 runs and tallied a .338 batting average. She was part of a Rams squad that went 19-3 this season, including a 14-2 mark in Western Mountain 3A Conference play.

“Hayley is a player we are thrilled to be signing here at CVCC,” coach Josh Bumgarner said via the release. “She is tough, fast and never quits. Her bat and glove will both be big assets to our program.”

Karber, an outfielder, won 46 games, including 34 in conference play, with the Warlassies during her four-year varsity career.

“We are excited to be adding Destiny to our team,” Bumgarner added via the release. “She is a hard worker with a team-first mentality and a smart outfielder that does little things right that often go unnoticed.”

Both players join a Red Hawks squad that begins play next spring and will be immediately eligible for championship contention.

36 CVCC athletes earn academic recognition

The Catawba Valley Community College athletic department has released its academic honors for the spring 2019 semester with 36 Red Hawks earning recognition, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.

Ten student-athletes were named to the President’s List having achieved a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Of those 10, seven achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Additionally, 26 student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director’s List with GPAs ranging from 3.2 to 3.74. In total, 18 baseball players, nine volleyball players, six women’s basketball players and three men’s basketball players received academic awards for the spring. Overall, CVCC student-athletes posted a 3.058 cumulative GPA for the 2018-19 school year.

“We are excited to have another great year in the classroom for the Red Hawk student-athletes,” athletic director Nick Schroeder said via the release. “Through the support of our administration, faculty and academic services we have been able to create an environment at CVCC that promotes and expects excellence in the classroom.”

Those receiving academic awards are as follows:

President’s List: R.J. Conner, baseball (4.0); Vinny Consolo, baseball (4.0); Abigail Gordon, volleyball (4.0); Sage Harrington, volleyball (4.0); Storm Mace, baseball (4.0); Andrew Patrick, baseball (4.0); Cody Strain, baseball (4.0); Mac Beam, baseball; Austin Blevins, baseball; Jackson Brown, baseball

Athletic Director’s List: Chris Banks, baseball; Logan Bender, baseball; Madi Bolch, volleyball; Sophie Brennan, volleyball; Cole Chapman, baseball; Anna Clarke, volleyball; Zach De La Cruz, men’s basketball; Rachel Delcamp, volleyball; Noah Eaker, baseball; Milequa Eason, women’s basketball; Ivy Eller, women’s basketball; Kevin Gonzalez, baseball; Willie Gordon, baseball; Tazah Hardin, women’s basketball; Ryan Healy, baseball; Cole Johnson, men’s basketball; Trent Jones, baseball; Drew Latham, baseball; Chesney Milsaps, volleyball; George Paul, men’s basketball; Macy Pope, volleyball; Deja Ross, women’s basketball; Paige Sizemore, volleyball; Diamond Steward, women’s basketball; Aniya Taylor, women’s basketball; Jacob Thompson, baseball

St. Stephens announces youth baseball camp

St. Stephens High School has announced the dates for its 2019 youth baseball camp, according to a press release from head baseball coach Adam Windham.

The camp for rising second- through seventh-graders will be held July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $50 with checks made payable to St. Stephens High School.

For more information, including how to get an application form, contact Windham at or 828-256-9841, ext. 376103.

L-R men’s hoops to host youth camp

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball coach Everick Sullivan will host a youth camp later this month, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

The camp, which is for rising kindergarten through eighth-grade boys and girls, will instruct players in five-on-five play as well as fundamental skills and drill work. Sessions will be held June 21-22 and June 24-25. The cost is $100 per session or $160 for both sessions, with a $10 discount to parents who register more than one child and a $20 discount to Lenoir-Rhyne faculty and staff.

To register, visit or contact assistant coach Billy Bales at or 423-213-8023.

CVCC volleyball announces summer camps

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team has set dates for its upcoming summer camps, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.

The Red Hawks will hold a series of camps the week of June 24-28 at the Tarlton Complex. From June 24-26, they will host a Basic Skills Camp (8-11 a.m. daily) for players in the first through fifth grades, an Intermediate Skills Camp (12-3 p.m. daily) for athletes in the sixth through 10th grades and an Advanced Skills Camp (4-7 p.m. daily) for players in the ninth through 12th grades.

An All Skills Camp (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily) and an ELITE Camp (2-7 p.m. daily) will also be held on both June 27 and June 28.

Each camp costs $125. All campers will receive a Red Hawks camp shirt as well as a daily snack for camps June 24-26 or lunch/dinner for camps June 27-28. All camps have a maximum registration of 50 players.

Additionally, the Red Hawks Mini Clinics will return this summer. A serving clinic will be held June 24 from 11 a.m. until noon and 3-4 p.m., as well as June 27 from 1-2 p.m. A position clinic will take place June 25 from 11 a.m. until noon and 3-4 p.m., June 26 from 11 a.m. until noon and 3-4 p.m. and June 28 from 1-2 p.m. Each session costs $25 per player.

To register for these camps or clinics, fill out the registration form that can be found at For more information, contact head coach Shannon Hudson at or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4566 or 4239.

Fred T. Foard to host basketball camp

Fred T. Foard High School will hold a youth basketball camp later this month, according to a press release from coach Brandy Dawkins.

The camp for rising fourth- through ninth-graders will take place June 24-26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the high school’s Copas Gymnasium. The cost is $50 and includes a guaranteed shirt if registered by June 10.

For more information or to get a registration form, contact Dawkins at

Barkley Baseball School announces summer camp

The Barkley Baseball School has announced a five-day camp to be held toward the end of this month, according to a press release.

The camp for kids ages 5-14 runs from June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at the Kiwanis Park. Focus will be put on defensive and hitting instruction and instructional scrimmages will be held each day.

For more information, contact Matt Barkley at 828-234-9284, visit or search for “Barkley Baseball School” on Facebook.

Hickory Parks & Rec to hold basketball camps

The Hickory Parks and Recreation Department has announced dates for its 2019 Greater Hickory Metro Basketball Camp and ELITE Academy, according to a press release from the department.

The basketball camp will be held July 8-12 at the Highland Recreation Center. The camp is for boys and girls who will be going into the first through ninth grades and will focus on skill and fundamental drills while including competitive contests and team games. The boys camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily, with the girls camp running from 1-5 p.m. The cost is $70 per person.

The ELITE Academy will be held July 15-19 at the Highland Recreation Center. This is for boys and girls going into the sixth through 12th grades who are serious about wishing to excel at the sport. The academy will be led by high school and college coaches, professional skill development instructors and professional players. The academy runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily and the cost is $70 per person.

Applications can be found online at and at all recreation centers. For more information, contact camp director Gary Bowne at 828-381-1856 or

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