Area Sports Briefs

Tony Bucciferro pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 2-1 victory against Hickory on Friday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.

Buciferro (1-3) also didn’t allow a run in his previous start. Tim Anderson had two hits for the Intimidators.

• Johnson City’s Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) fell to 1-2 when he lost to Greeneville, Tenn., in relief on Thursday.

It wasn’t a standard loss. Lomascolo pitched two hitless innings, but he allowed the deciding run in the eighth inning on a hit batsman, an error on his pickoff throw, and a sacrifice fly.

•Jordan Jankowski (Catawba) pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Friday to help Quad Cities hold a l1-0 lead and win a Midwest League game.

American Legion

Both Area III teams lost on the first day of the American Legion state tournament in Wilson.

Kernersville fell 4-1 to Shelby, while Randolph County lost 5-3 to Lincoln County.

In the other games, Garner beat Jacksonville 4-2 and defending champ Wilmington beat host Wilson 9-1.

See Scoreboard.


Register now for the Kannapolis Rotary Club’s third annual Nutrithon on Saturday, Sept. 7, in downtown Kannapolis.

Runners of all abilities can participate in 5K and 8K races, starting at 7:45 a.m. The course takes runners through the N.C. Research Campus and scenic greenways. The finish line celebration includes pizza and beverages for all participants.

A duathlon kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 5K run, 25K bike ride and 3K run to the finish line celebration.

Register before Sept. 2 for early-bird discounts.

Proceeds from this event go to funding future housing in downtown for students working and studying at the N.C. Research Campus. For information and to register, visit

Local golf

George Benfield Jr. and Shane Benfield shot 1-under 71 and tied for ninth in the Father-Son Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association.

The tournament was held Friday at Seven Lakes Country Club.

• In the B Division, Roger Lyerly and Nick Lyerly shot 76 and tied for ninth.

Hurley YMCA

Registration has begun at Hurley YMCA for fall soccer for ages 3-4 and modified T-Ball for ages 4-6.

Registration runs until Sept. 8. Coaches are always needed. Contact Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111 or for information.

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