Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2007

From staff reports
South Rowan is planning a benefit basketball game for 6 p.m. on May 22. Proceeds will go to a Virginia Tech charity, and tickets are $4.Players will include former South stars Carlos Dixon and Damien Argrett.
Dixon, a pro player in China the last two years, is a Virginia Tech graduate. Argrett, a former Pfeiffer All-American, was recently named MVP of the Czech Republics pro league.
n Salisbury soccer
Salisburys girls soccer team will play at East Lincoln in the third round of the 2A state playoffs on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Hornets are 17-5-1, and the Mustangs are 18-4-2.
The winner advances to play the winner of the East Davidson-Forbush matchup.
n Golf championships
The prep golf state championships will be held today and Tuesday.
Salisburys golfers are at Longleaf in Southern Pines. Will Collins tees off on No. 10 at 9:20 a.m. today to get things started for the Hornets.
John Corriher, Murphy Beard, Will Campbell, Mark VanWagenberg and Clint Riddle also will be in action.
East Rowan senior Cole Buckwell tees off on No. 1 at 8:10 a.m. today at St. James Reserve in Southport. Buckwell qualified as an individual in the 4A event.n Soccer tournament
Second-seeded Erwin defeated China Grove 5-2 in the first round of the Rowan County Middle School Conferences first annual girls soccer tournament.
The third-seeded West Rowan girls beat Southeast 4-1. Fourth-seeded Corriher-Lipe won by forfeit.
Top-seeded Knox plays Corriher-Lipe in a semifinal at 4:30 p.m. today. West Rowan plays Erwin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
nSecond-seeded Knox defeated Corriher-Lipe 4-1 in the first round of the boys tournament.Fourth-seeded West Rowan defeated China Grove 3-1 in overtime. The third-seeded Erwin boys won by forfeit.
Top-seeded Southeast plays West Rowan today at 6 p.m. Erwin plays Knox at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Championship matches are on Wednesday. All matches are at China Grove.
n Intimidators win
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat Savannah 5-1 on Sunday.
Ricky Brooks pitched six innings for the win. Kannapolis(17-19) took charge when Lee Cruz, Mike Grace and John Shelby had RBIs in a three-run second inning.The visiting Intimidators and Sand Gnats will play two seven-inning games today.
n McCanless golf
The McCanless Golf Ladies played their member/member tournament on Saturday.
The format was six holes each of modified alternate shot, best ball and captains choice.
Jan Godwin and Phyllis Myers took first place. Yvonne Barger and Sharon Miller finished second. Trudy Csanyi and Joan Stebbins finished third. Closest-to-the-pin honors went to Barger and Miller.
n Womens softball
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is registering players for a womens open softball league at Hall Gym through June 1.
The registration fee is $350 per team, plus a $20 sanctioning fee. Contact Tim Pittman at 638-2711.