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From staff reports
At the Southeast Regional American Legion tournament in Shelby, Thursday’s first-round scores were South Carolina 10, Tennessee 0; Alabama 5, Florida 0; Randolph County 8, Georgia 4; and Shelby 18, Puerto Rico 15.
On Friday, Tennessee eliminated Georgia 5-1 and Florida eliminated Puerto Rico 8-4. N.C. champ Randolph County won again, downing S.C. champ Sumter 7-3, and will face Shelby tonight at 7 p.m. Shelby defeated Alabama 14-10 in the final game Friday night.
n Labor Day golf
The annual Labor Day Four-Ball Memorial Golf Tournament will learn today how many teams will be seeking spots in the field. The tournament is looking for 120 teams to compete in three divisions.
Qualifying will be held Aug. 22-24, and the tournament begins Aug. 30.
nFootball injuryNorthwest Cabarrus quarterback Jeremy Cannon, one of the top players in the NPC, suffered a knee injury in the Trojans’ scrimmage with Mount Pleasant Friday night and had to be transported from the field.
Cannon, a junior, put up 2,635 passing yards and 866 rushing yards as a sophomore while accounting for 38 touchdowns.
nRowan RampageThe undefeated Rowan Rampage semipro football team plays host to the Thomasville Titans at Knox Middle School at 4 p.m. today. Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $6 for 16-and-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.nMinor leaguesHelena’s Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) pitched three scoreless innings out of the bullpen in a 7-3 loss against Orem on Thursday. Sherrill struck out four and lowered his ERA to 4.71.
n New Britain’s Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) pitched a scoreless inning in an 11-4 victory against Erie on Thursday to lower his ERA to 4.04.
n Bradley Holt (Albemarle) was the winning pitcher for Brooklyn in a 9-1 victory against Auburn on Thursday. Holt (4-3) struck out eight and allowed three hits in seven innings.
n Youth footballThe Rowan County Youth Football League has announced registration sites and times for the 2008 season. Players and cheerleaders must attend Rowan County schools and be in grades three through six.
Registration times and dates are as follows: Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salisbury Mall; Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Knox Middle School; Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Erwin Middle School; Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at West Rowan Middle School; Aug. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at South Rowan High and Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at North Rowan Middle School.
Playing sites include West, North and Carson high schools, with no increase in registration fees from 2007. Visit the league Web site at www.rcyfl.org for more information.
n South Rowan YMCAThe South YMCA will accept registration through Aug. 30 for fall soccer and flag football.
Leagues are for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Practice starts Sept. 8, and games begin Sept. 20.
Cost is $36 for members and $60 for non-members. For more information, contact Gary Earnhardt at (704) 857-7011.

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