Sports briefs

SPC baseball teams struggle in playoffs

South Piedmont Conference baseball teams didn't have the postseason they wished.

All five conference squads that qualified to the NCHSAA 3A playoffs were eliminated in the first two rounds of play.

Hickory Ridge, Mount Pleasant and Cox Mill dropped their first round games, while Northwest Cabarrus, the conference's top team, and Jay M. Robinson were eliminated in the second.

Chason named top Delaware athlete

Former Central Cabarrus volleyball player Jess Chason was named the University of Delaware Alumni Association Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year last week.