Sports Briefs: Hall/Lankford win golf tourney for third straight year

Published 10:07 am Thursday, August 12, 2021

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Stogner Scholarship Golf Tournament

The Stogner Scholarship for Autism will hold its 15th and final golf tournament at Pudding Ridge on Sept. 17. The non-profit began was because of Kaden Stogner. Kaden turns 18 this year. The tournament has raised over $400,00 and has awarded over 140 scholarships to children in need.

The cost is $75 per person/$300 per team for the captain’s choice. There will be two shotgun starts – 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lunch for both starts will be between noon-2. For more information, send an email to

Wells Fargo Conference Cup

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup winners for each conference across the state were released last week. The Conference Cup is based on regular season performances within conference play and is designed to recognize the best interscholastic athletic performances within each of the NCHSAA’s conferences. In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.

In the Central Piedmont 4-A Conference, West Forsyth held off a tough challenge from Reagan, 98.5-94.5, to capture the CPC Cup. The Titans captured conference titles in women’s lacrosse, women’s track and field, men’s swimming and diving, men’s soccer, men’s cross country and tied for the share of the league title in women’s tennis and women’s basketball. Final Standings: West Forsyth 98.5, Reagan 94.5, Reynolds 70.5, Davie 69, East Forsyth 65.5, Glenn 36.5.

Hall/Lankford Win Member-Member

Mocksville’s Jeff Lankford and Matt Hall headed across the river on Aug. 7 and captured the member-member tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury for the third year in a row. The format was best ball for nine holes, captain’s choice for nine holes and alternate shot for nine holes. Hall/Lankford shot 6-under 29, 5-under 31 and 4-under 31 for a total score of 15-under 91. They not only won their flight, they finished first overall out of 36 teams.

Melton Hole In One

Maxie Melton, 64, sank a hole in one at Colin Creek on Aug. 6. It came on No. 12 with a 5-iron from 145 yards. It was Melton’s third career ace; he had two at Twin Cedars many years ago. His playing partners were Danny Correll, Brian Pitts and Barry Whitlock.

Martin Gets Waived

The days of twins Cody and Caleb Martin playing basketball together might be over. Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced on Aug. 7 that the team has waived forward Caleb Martin.

In his second season with the Hornets, Caleb averaged 5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15 minutes per game, appearing in 53 games. Over his two seasons with Charlotte, Caleb posted averages of 5.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16 minutes per game in 71 career games.

Undrafted out of Nevada in the 2019 NBA Draft, Caleb originally signed with the Hornets on July 31, 2019.