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Area sports briefs: Parnell gets save

From staff reports
Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) earned his second save of the season for the New York Mets in a 2-1 victory against the Florida Marlins in the opener of a doubleheader on Monday.
Parnell allowed a run on a one-out homer by Gaby Sanchez, but he got a pop foul and a groundout to end the game.
Parnell also pitched the ninth inning of the Mets’ 5-1 win in the nightcap, although he didn’t qualify for a save.
He retired Sanchez on a groundball to start the inning. After allowing an infield hit, he got the final out by striking out Logan Morrison.
After a seven-day stretch in which he went 13-for-24, Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) entered Monday’s late game with a .308 batting average for the Seattle Mariners. Seager drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in his first at-bat on Monday.
Minor leagues
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 6-1 to the Rome Braves on Monday.
Carlos Sanchez drove in a run for the Intimidators, while Ross Wilson had two hits.
Hagerstown’s Wade Moore (West Rowan, Catawba) collected his 17th double and 34th RBI in a 12-11 loss to Asheville on Monday.
Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) went 3-for-6 as Hudson Valley split a New York-Penn League doubleheader with Brooklyn on Monday.
Local golf
Four golfers from Salisbury High received invitations to the 9th Annual Joe Chevis Junior Invitational in Morganton.
The tournament was held at the Donald Ross-designed Mimosa Hills Country Club.
In the boys division, Alex Nianouris posted 70-74 — 144 to tie for ninth.
He was followed by Alex Lee 80-73 — 153, who tied for 47th and Troy Beaver 78-79 — 157, who tied for 59th.
In the girls division, Isabella Rusher tied for 37th with 82-89 — 171.
Coaches from N.C. State, Duke, UNC, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Western Carolina, UNC Greensboro, Wofford, Gardner-Webb and Furman were on hand to watch. The tournament is named after Carolinas Hall of Fame member Joe Chevis, who served as head golf pro at Mimosa Hills for several years.
Youth football
The Rowan County Youth Football League is going into its 24th season.
Registration is ongoing at several sites in the county this week. The final registration date is this Saturday at North Rowan Middle school from 9 until 2. Local physicians are doing league physicals for $22.
All Rowan County boys and girls in grades 3-6 are invited.
Cheerleaders again are a major focus, with new style uniforms. The league will be playing at several local high school fields this season and has added South Rowan.
League Board members will be available at all registration sites along with area coaches to answer questions. All registration site information, along with league general information, can be found at rcyfl.org.
Cheerleading coaches are still needed in some areas.
Lady Stars
The High Point Lady Stars Select college showcase team has three roster spots open for middle school girls grades 6-8 and is searching for the best talent in the Piedmont and Triad.
The fall season runs from September-November with a five-tournament schedule including an out of state Division 1 showcase.
The Lady Stars are looking for girls with above average ability and experience. Contact Coach Matt Randolph at 704-267-9374.

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