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Area Sports Briefs: Kings split four games

From staff reports
The Salisbury Kings 18-under basketball team had a 2-2 record in the AAU Division 1 National Championships in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Team Members were Terrell Allison, Lamonte Bell, Andre Blakeney, Bryson Gaymon, Jason Grant, Jahaan Hailey, Andrew Johnson, Sammy Overstreet and P.J. Rose.
Head coach Tony Hillian was assisted by Derrick Foxx, James Hailey and Mike White.
The Kings thank mayor Susan Kluttz and the City of Salisbury, Bobby Jackson, Geraldine Hurley, Fisher Realty, Holmes Iron& Metal, Mr.& Mrs. Royal Kennedy and Mr. & Mrs.Tom McDaniel for their assistance in making the trip.
– Intimidators win
The Kannapolis Intimidators (21-22) beat the Greenville Drive 4-2 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Thursday.
Charlie Shirek was the winning pitcher for Kannapolis (21-22), and Leroy Hunt picked up a save.
The teams play again tonight at FCS.
– Minor leagues
Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit his ninth homer for the Gulf Coast Dodgers in a 6-4 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
n Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) has struggled out of the bullpen since his promotion from Beloit to Fort Myers and may be tried as a starter.
He started and pitched three shutout innings as Fort Myers beat Tampa 2-1 this week. Steedley allowed one hit and no walks and struck out two.
– V Foundation benefits
Twenty-two teams participated in the Bobby & Sarah Jackson Celebrity Golf Classic golf tournament at Crescent that raised $3,000 for the V Foundation.
The winning team of Kyle Wright, Jerry Wright, Bruce Stolsworth and Chris Smith shot 55.
Also shooting 55 was the team of Eric Hefner, Kevin Kiger, Tony Sigmon and Shane Johnson.
Wes Bell, of Landis, made a 50-foot putt that was worth $5,000 and plans on making a donation to the V Foundation.
– Eights are wild
Lynn (Gnat) Carter made a hole-in-one on No. 8 at Warrior with an 8-iron on Thursday.
Carter was playing with his wife, Carmen.
Had Carter waited until today to make his ace, he could have accomplished the feat with an 8-iron on No. 8 on the eighth day of the eighth month of í08.
– ASU throwbacks
Appalachian Stateís football unveiled its first-ever throwback uniforms on Thursday. Appalachian will wear the throwbacks for the Sept. 6 home opener versus Jacksonville in honor of Jerry Mooreís 20th season at the helm of the Mountaineers.
The throwback uniforms, designed and produced by Nike, are replicas of the home uniforms worn during the 1989 season, Mooreís first at ASU.
Moore has become the winningest coach in school and Southern Conference history with a 167-70 overall record. After the game, the uniform jerseys will be auctioned at GoASU.com.
– Dragway open house
zMAX Dragway at Concord will host an open house to celebrate the completion of the nationís newest race track on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11-3.
The event is open to the public and is free. It will include a variety of games and activities along with tours of the 125-acre facility.
NHRA drag racers Doug Herbert and Greg Anderson will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs.
Take Exit 49 off I-85 and the dragwayís main entrance is off Bruton Smith Boulevard.
– Kannapolis Legion
The Beaver-Pittman Post 115 held its annual banquet for the Kannapolis Legion baseball team on Thursday night.
Jacob Wright was named MVP.
Michael Boger was defensive player of the year while Daniel Welch was offensive player of the year.
– Prep football book on sale
The 17th Annual North Carolina Prep Football News costs $12 and is available at Daleís Sporting Goods in China Grove and Phidippides in Concord.
The publication, produced by Arnold Solomon and Deana King, contains previews, lists of top returners and schedules for every high school team in the state, plus plenty of predictions and photos.
– South Rowan football
Season ticket holders for South Rowan football should pick up their tickets today at the school.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Aug. 11 at 8 a.m.
A football jamboree will be held at South Rowan on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
The South Boosters Club is selling chicken dinners for $7. Tickets will be on sale Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. until noon in Donnell Stadium.
– South Rowan tennis
Girls tennis practice at South begins today at 8 a.m.
Prospects need to report to the tennis courts and must have a physical.
– Spencer fall league
Spencer Little League will continue registration for fall baseball and girls softball today from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-2 at the ballfield on 8th Street.
Coach pitch, junior, major and minor baseball, as well as girls softball leagues will be offered for ages 5-14. The registration fee is $30.
League play begins the first week of September.
Spencer iFall Ballî is offered as instructional leagues and allows players of all skill levels to learn and participate.
Contact William Noles at 704-216-2116 or Kevin Gilland at 704-239-2416.
– Rowan Little League
Rowan Little League is taking signups through Aug. 16 at Godleyís Garden Center for its fall baseball and girls softball leagues. Online registration is at http://www.eteamz.com/rowanlittleleague.
Fall ball is for ages 5-14. Cost is $30. Ages are as of April 30, 2009, and games begin after Labor Day.
Rowan Little League boundaries now include players that live north of the Kannapolis city limits and that are west of I-85.
Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-855-9849 for information.
– Erwin physicals
Erwin Middle School is having physicals on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6:00 pm.
Cost will be $15.

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