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Area briefs: Catawba gets former Devil

From staff reports
Catawba’s men’s basketball program has signed former Mooresville standout Justin Huntley.
The 6-foot-3 former Iredell County Player of the Year, averaged 16.5 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Blue Devils as a senior.
Huntley scored 750 points in two seasons with the Blue Devils.
– Intimidators win
Johnnie Lowe pitched eight strong innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators won 4-3 at Asheville on Wednesday.
Eric Stephenson got his first save of the season.
Jorge Castillo had a run-scoring double, and Mark Fleisher had a two-run single for the Intimidators.
Kannapolis is at Asheville again today and visits Hickory Friday. The Intimidators return home Aug. 19 for the final homestand of the season.
For tickets, call 704-932-FANS or order online to intimidatorsbaseball.com.
– Minor leagues
Vancouver’s David Thomas (Catawba) went 2-for-3 in a 3-1 loss against Salem-Keizer on Tuesday. Thomas hit his 11th double and is batting .263.
– Richmond rips Knights
Charlotte Knights pitchers walked 10 batters in a 16-6 loss to visiting Richmond on Wednesday.
Royce Huffman had three hits, including a homer, for the Knights.
– Southeast Regional baseball
The Southeast Regional American Legion tournament begins today at Shelby’s Teeter Stadium, which will also be the site of the World Series.
Area III and North Carolina champion Randolph County takes on Georgia champion Leesburg today at 5 p.m. Host Shelby plays in the nightcap against Guaynabo, champion of Puerto Rico.
Defending national champion Columbia (Tenn.) takes on Sumter (S.C.) in the 10 a.m. matinee.
– Rowan Rampage
The undefeated Rowan Rampage semipro football team plays host to the Thomasville Titans Saturday at Knox Middle School at 4 p.m.
Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $6 for 16-up and $3 for ages 10-16. Admission is free for children under 10 and for anyone bringing three or more items of school supplies.
– Football scrimmages
North Rowan season passes will be on sale at the home football scrimmage with West Stanly on Friday night at 7 p.m.
Reserve seating will be on sale also, or you can contact Mrs. Smith, starting Aug.18, at 704-636-4420.
* South is the host team for a six-team jamboree on Friday at 7 p.m.
Monroe, Central Cabarrus, East Gaston, Porter Ridge and North Stanly will join the Raiders at Donnell Stadium.
South season-ticket holders will be admitted free. For others, admission is $2.
* A.L. Brown plays host to R.J. Reynolds in a scrimmage at Memorial Stadium tonight that will start around 6 p.m.
– Country Club tournament
The overall gross winner for the Country Club of Salisbury Member-Member golf tournament was the team of Bill Haynes and Charlie Graeber at 132.
Overall net winner as 123 was the team of Todd Pope and Alex Pope.
Glenn Dixon and Roy Dixon shot 134 to win low gross in the First Flight. Steve Yang and Bobby Honeycutt shot 128 to win low net.
In the Second Flight, Mike Doran and Brad West shot 139 to win low gross. George Hall and Mark Robertson shot 130 to win low net.
Bryan Overcash and Jay Dees won low gross in the Third Flight with a 145, and Ron Post and Steve Clark won low net with a 133.
Kevin Clay and Jason Sparger shot 154 to win low gross in the Fourth Flight. Andy Chmiel and Wayne Wooten shot 135 to win low net.
– Knox football meeting
Knox Middle School will hold a football parents meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. in the gym.
– Gillespie commits
Statesville basketball point guard Keyrra Gillespie verbally committed to Clemson on Wednesday.
– Catawba Junior Tennis program
Catawba Community Junior Tennis clinics are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
This fall there are two separate clinics, one for the younger beginner and one for intermediate and more advanced players.
The beginner clinic is set up for a one-hour session. Beginners will be introduced to the sport with games, drills, and instruction that will encourage them to keep playing. Kids will learn the basic strokes, footwork, agility drills, and basic conditioning drills.
The intermediate and advanced clinic will use more challenging drills and will include singles and doubles games for needed match experience. The advanced group will only be for players who have played four or more years, played on their high school or middle school team or play USTA tournaments. The advanced group will also do some very challenging conditioning.
The members of the Catawba tennis teams will serve as instructors. The cost for the clinics will be $10 for each clinic attended.
Clinics begin Aug. 18.
Each person that attends 10 or more clinics will receive a Catawba Tennis T-shirt. To register or for information, call Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or e-mail jchildre@catawba.edu.
The clinics will also continue in the spring and summer of 2009.
Monday’s n Beginner’s ages 4-8 from 5:00pm n 6:00pm
Intermediate and Advanced from 6:00pm n 7:30pm
Friday’s n Beginner’s 3:30-4:30pm
Intermediate and Advanced 4:30-6:00pm
Sunday’s – Beginner’s 2:00pm n 3:00pm
Intermediate and Advanced 3:00pm n 4:30pm.
September 2008
**No Clinic on September 1st or September 12th.
** Home Catawba match on September 23rd 3:00pm.
Monday’s – Beginner’s ages 4-8 from 5:00pm n 6:00pm
Intermediate and Advanced from 6:00pm n 7:30pm
Friday’s n Beginner’s 3:30-4:30pm
Intermediate and Advanced 4:30-6:00pm
Sunday’s – Beginner’s 2:00pm n 3:00pm
Intermediate and Advanced 3:00pm n 4:30pm.

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