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West Bests East All-Stars PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Friday, 22 July 2011 13:25

The West All-Stars defeated the East 19-7 in the 63rd Annual North Coaches Association East-West Senior All-Star game at Jamieson Stadium at Greensboro Grimsley High School.

The West, which leads the all-time series 37-25 with a tie, won its second consecutive game against the East. John Knox II of Salisbury ran for 111 yards and scored on a 50-yard pass play following an on-side kick in the second quarter that gave the West a commanding 16-0 lead.
Former Watauga coach Adrian Snow (now in his fourth year at West Forsyth) called the on-side kick that delivered the knockout punch. Defensive lineman Stephen Burns of Alexander Central had a quarterback sack as he dropped Laron Ellerbe of Richmond Senior on the very first play of the game. Linebackers Dustin Anderson of the Cougars and Deangelo (DJ) Mouzon of Hickory joined Burns on the West squad; head coach Tom Harper of Alexander Central was an assistant coach for the West.




Matt Szczur, who single handedly knocked Appalachian State out of the NCAA playoffs last fall at Kidd Brewer Stadium, is at it again. Only this time, the former Villanova Wildcat is doing it on the baseball diamond.
Szczur, who was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft, is in his second year of professional baseball. He is currently playing for the Cubs Class A affiliate, the Peoria chiefs of the Midwest League.
Szczur is batting .314 in 66 games with five home runs and 27 RBI. He also has 15 doubles, 17 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .366.
In 2010, he was Villanova's first .400 hitter since 1997, batting .443 while earning First Team All-Big East honors. The .443 mark is the fourth highest single-season batting average in school history, and his .392 career average is fifth-best for the Wildcats. Szczur also made national news last year when he donated peripheral blood cells to a young leukemia patient who had a 1-in-80,000 change of finding a match. Szczur was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 38th round of the June 2007 Draft, but he did not sign.




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