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Area sports briefs: Sands hits ninth homer

From staff reports
Jerry Sands (Catawba) continued his hot hitting in the Pioneer League on Tuesday.
Sands had three hits, including a three-run homer, his ninth of the season.
He is batting .393.
* Shortstop Chris Ahearn (Catawba) has returned to action for the San Diego Padres rookie-league team in Arizona. Ahearn missed several weeks with a hip flexor injury.
– Catawba baseball
South Rowan Legion standout Ryan Bostian, a sophomore outfielder, is transferring to Catawba from Montreat.
First baseman/pitcher Brett Huffman (West Rowan, South Legion) has signed with Catawba.
Stories on both Catawba additions are upcoming.
– Prep soccer
The West won the East-West All-Star Game 4-1 on Tuesday in Greensboro.
* The East won the girls game 3-1.
– College basketball
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball program has signed former Matthews Butler standout Josh Humphrey.
Humphrey was a 1,000-point scorer at Butler.
The 6-4 Humphrey played at Massanutten Military Academy, a Virginia prep school, last season and averaged 14 points a game.
“Josh is a player we have recruited for two years and we’re extremely excited to add him to the Pfeiffer basketball family,” Pfeiffer coach Dave Davis said. “He has tremendous offensive skill for an incoming freshman and will get an opportunity to make an immediate impact. If his defensive effectiveness catches up with his offense, he will be a great player at Pfeiffer.”
* Pfeiffer Basketball Camp runs June 28-31 and still has openings. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-17.The cost is $125. Call Coach Davis 704-463-3238 or e-mail dave.davis@pfeiffer.edu for information.
– Corbin golf
The Corbin Hills Ladies Golf Association held its annual Invitational on Tuesday with 10 clubs participating
First place went to the team of Deb Coram, Carolyn Ries and Eileen Full.
The team of Ruth Bowles, Virginia Saintsing, Peggy Harkey and Jackie Beeker was second. Third place went to Cindy Carmazzi, Susan Wydner, Liz Murphy and Nancy Carlton.
Phyllis Durland, Judy Glover, Debbie Shipley and Linda Cross finished fourth.
– Rowan Little League
Rowan Little League is currently accepting sign-ups at Godley’s Garden Center for its fall baseball and softball leagues.
Online registrations are accepted at http://www.rowanlittleague.com. Fall ball is for ages 5 to 14. Cost is $30. Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-855-9849 for more information.
– Rowan Rage
Rowan Rage girls fast-pitch softball organization will hold try-outs on Aug.1 from 9-12 at Rockwell Elementary School for teams 8-under through 16-under.

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