Area briefs: Coates to enter hall
From staff reports
Former Livingstone great Ben Coates will be inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame in September at brand-new Patriot Place.
Coates, the preeminent tight end in New England history, was named to the Hall through fan voting at Patriots.com.
Coates, a fifth-round pick out of Livingstone by the Patriots in 1991 stayed with the franchise through the 1999 season, made a catch in 63 straight games and was voted to five Pro Bowl squads.
Coates is second in New England history in touchdown receptions with 50 and third in catches with 490. He ranks fourth with 5,471 yards.
Coates, 38, now lives in South Carolina. He could enter another Hall of Fame down the road ó the one in Canton, Ohio.
– Warrior tourney
Warrior Golf Club will hold a Two-Man Texas Scramble tournament on Aug. 9-10.
Entries are open to the first 64 paid teams. Teams will be flighted after the first round. There will be eight flights.
The first round begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Call the Warrior at 704-856-0871 for details and fees.
– American Legion
Second-seeded Randolph County wrapped up its Northern Division series with Kernersville with a 10-0 victory on Wednesday.
Umpire and media coordinator J.T. Bost reported to the Post last night that Area III commissioner Jim Lippard has decreed that Rowan County will be playing at Northern Division No. 1 seed Burlington on Saturday to start the third round, regardless of the outcome of the South-Lexington series.
Rowan would be home on Sunday.
Bost indicated Randolph would be at Lexington or would play host to South Rowan in the first game of the other third-round series.
– Parnell in all-star game
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) pitched the fourth inning for the winning North team in a 5-3 victory over the South in the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday.
Parnell, a New York Mets farmhand, allowed one walk and had one strikeout. He allowed one hit ó a solo homer by Detroit Tigers prospect Ryan Roberson.
– Wood bat leagues
* Daniel Wagner had two doubles for Asheboro in a 9-4 victory over Forest City in the CPL on Tuesday.
Wagner is batting .344 with two homers, 10 steals and 25 RBIs and should be a shoo-in for the league all-star game.
* In the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game played at Wofford, Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) went 1-for-3 with one RBI, and Jerod Faggart (NW Cabarrus) went 1-for-2 for the North team that drubbed the South 13-1. Nick Daniels (NW Cabarrus) pitched a scoreless inning for the North.
* UNC’s Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) is batting .354 with a homer and nine RBIs in 12 games for Chatham in the Cape Cod League.