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From staff reports
Salisbury High had ten teams participate in its summer basketball league this year, with Salisbury defeating Northwest Cabarrus 61-51 in the championship game Saturday.
East Rowan, North Rowan, South Rowan, Winston-Salem Parkland, J.M. Robinson, Southwestern Randolph, Asheboro and Davie County were the other participants.
Over the course of six days, 36 games took place, with a round-robin format and a single-elimination tournament. Salisbury coach Jason Causby said Davie’s Drew Absher, Northwest’s Ira Hines, Salisbury’s Darien Rankin and North’s D.J. Hipps were among the top players last week, while East Rowan was very competitive after losing most of its top scorers from last season. East made it to the tournament semifinals.
“All-in-all it was the best league we have had in the three years of running it,” Causby said. “Very competitive, and everyone played hard. I look forward to doing it again next year.”
In the league’s first two years, the league champion went on to win the Sam Moir Christmas Classic the following season, with East winning in 2006 and Salisbury in 2007.
– Intimidators updates
The manger who led the Kannapolis Intimidators to the 2005 South Atlantic League title has returned to lead the I’s for the final five weeks of the season.
Nick Capra, who spent only the 2005 season in Kannapolis, has taken over for Chris Jones, who was relieved of his managerial duties Monday.
Capra, a 13-year veteran in the White Sox organization, has also managed in Bristol, Birmingham and Charlotte during his tenure. He spent 2006 and 2007 as the White Sox’s hitting coordinator and was named the Assistant Director of Minor League Instruction prior to the 2008 season. He still holds that post in addition to managing Kannapolis.
* The Intimidators lost 7-1 to Delmarva on Tuesday in Salisbury, Md., dropping their fourth straight game.
The I’s (16-19) scored their only run when Brent Morel’s sacrifice fly drove in Jim Gallagher in the seventh inning.
– NCHSAA Hall
The NCHSAA will induct the late Bill Bost of Catawba, Ken Browning of Durham, Richard Hicks of Durham, Mac Morris of Greensboro, Jan Stanley of Hendersonville, Tim Stevens of Raleigh, Billy Widgeon of Morehead City and Charlie Adams of Chapel Hill into the Hall of Fame.
– East fall league
East Rowan Little League fall baseball and softball signups are Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Picnic Shelter behind Faith School. Cost is $30 per player.
Divisions will include Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors and Juniors (no T-ball division).
Parents can also obtain a registration form at www.erll.org and mail in their registration. Registration deadline is Aug. 8.
Call (704) 633-0311 for information.
– South Rowan soccer
South Rowan’s soccer team will hold open tryouts for prospective players beginning Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Players should bring a completed physical. Tryouts will be held at the practice facility behind James Donnell Stadium.
For more information, contact Coach Sides at (980) 621-0549.

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