Area Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2011

From staff reports
Carsonís cross country team finished third out of 39 teams in the SCSDB Eye Opener Meet in Spartanburg, S.C. on Saturday.
Leading Carson was junior Jacob Fink, who finished 7th out of over 300 runners.
Also, running well for Carson was Kyle Gillis (24th) and Chase Johnson (32nd).
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The Livingstone volleyball team split its two matches Saturday on the final day of the Livingstone Volleyball Invitational, downing Morris 3-2 and falling to Paine 3-0.
Lakitta Hicks had a strong performance for the Blue Bears, leading all players with 26 kills and a .328 hitting percentage.
Ezra Mutai, led the 7th place Livingstone with a time of 21:34.84 at the Guilford College Cross Country Carnival.
Correín Brown, ran the 5000 meters in 26:22.14 for the women.
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The Greensboro Grasshoppers used a pair of home runs to edge the Kannapolis Intimidators, 3-1 in seven innings, on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Intimidators won the second game 6-1, converting four walks into four runs.