Sports Briefs: Kurfees stepping down as Legion coach

Published 10:15 am Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Testa finishes 3rd in state

Davie junior wrestler Hunter Testa finished third in the state at 182 for the second straight year. He was 46-0 before losing in controversial fashion in the semifinals. He fought back through the consolations and finished with a 48-1 record. A story on his state tournament will come next week.

Kurfees steps down as Legion coach

Charles Kurfees’ long tenure run as Mocksville’s Legion baseball coach is over. He resigned over the weekend after coaching for 20 years. He guided the Junior Legion team for seven years and went 168-86 with four division titles and two state tournament appearances. He led the Senior Legion team for 13 years, going 161-199 with one division crown. A story on Kurfees’ proudest moments will appear in the coming weeks.

Dirks homers for first college hit

The first collegiate hit for London Dirks of Mocksville was a home run. The true freshman went 1 for 2 in the Charlotte 49ers 5-1 win over St. John’s on Feb. 18. London’s blast gave Charlotte (5-3) a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning.

“I’m really proud of London, putting the ball over the wall for her first time as a freshman,” coach Ashley Chastain said. “That was just so much fun for everyone in the dugout.”

Two Davie products play for the 49ers. While Dirks is an infielder, Anna Devereaux of Mocksville is a senior outfielder.