Area Sports Briefs
West Rowan held its traditional scrimmage with Thomasville in Mount Ulla on Friday.
“A typical scrimmage, but I thought we did OK,” West coach Scott Young said. “We played it close to the vest, and Thomasville did as well.”
There was no kicking, so West didn’t get to work on that aspect of the game, but the Falcons did get to run a lot of plays at game speed against an athletic opponent.
“There wasn’t any of the wholesale rotating of bodies like we had in our first scrimmage,” Young said. “That first scrimmage, you’ve got to get every kid on film. Tonight it was our 1s against their 1s for 10 plays, and their our 2s against their 2s for 10.”
West came out of the scrimmage with no injuries, as did the Bulldogs.
“That’s a good night when you can have 80 varsity plays and 40 jayvee plays and no one gets hurt,” Young said. “Thomasville was a good test for us, as I’m sure we were for them.”
West opens the season at Mooresville on Friday.
Mooresville reportedly looked strong in a 24-0 scrimmage against Carson Friday.
All the county teams scrimmaged Saturday, as well as A.L. Brown and Davie County. Reports were that Davie lost 21-7 to Providence.
North reportedly was impressive in its scrimmage with Anson County in the Rocky River Jamboree, while South Rowan made a lot of strides against North Meck in the Mooresville Jamboree. The margin reported was 14-6 North Meck.
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat Greensboro 5-3 on the road on Friday.
Jason Coats had a decisive two-run double for Kannapolis, while Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer.
East Diamond Sports
East Rowan Diamond Sports is registering players this Sunday and also Sunday, Aug. 25 at the East Rowan High cafetieria from 2-4 p.m.
Costs for baseball are: T-Ball ($60), Coach Pitch ($70), Minors ($75), Majors ($85) and Juniors ($85). Costs for softball are $70 for 8U and 10U and $75 for 12U.
Parks and Rec
Programs are being offered at Hall Gym by Salisbury Parks and Recreation.
• For the Love of Basketball Skills and Development is on Sundays for six weeks, starting Aug. 18, from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $60. Dadrian Cuthbertson is the instructor.
• The adult coed kickball league is $150 per team. Register by Sept. 16.
• The coed youth soccer league is for ages 4-8. Cost is $20 per player. Register by Aug. 31. Games will be played behind Hall Gym.
• The girls volleyabll league is for grades 4-8. The cost is $25 per player. Register by Aug. 31.
The Rowan Junior Open Golf Championship will be held Aug. 19-20.
The format is 36 holes of stroke play, with 18 at The Club at Irish Creek on Aug. 19 and the final 18 at Warrior on Aug. 20.
A number of local players are entered in 16-18, 14-15, 11-13 and 8-10 age divisions.
Tee times start at 8 a.m.
• In the eGolf Tour’s River Hills Classic at Lake Wylie, S.C., Salisbury resident Frank Adams II has shot 75-73-71 — 219 and is tied for 14th after three rounds.
Will Collins (Salisbury) has shot 74-72-77 — 223 and is tied for 27th.
Legion World Series
Wilmington Post 10, the N.C. champs, won 5-0 against Connecticut in Friday’s first round in the World Series at Shelby. Other scores: Louisiana 8, California 5; New Jersey 5, Hawaii 4, and Minnesota 4, Ohio 0.