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Rowan will play Winston

Rowan County will play Winston-Salem in the semifinals of the Area III American Legion playoffs, although the site of Saturday’s Game 1 in the best-of-five series won’t be known until after a coin flip today.
Winston-Salem won a five-game series with Eastern Randolph by prevailing 6-5 on Thursday.
High Point won 9-8 over Kernersville on Thursday to finish another five-game, second-round series and will play the Mooresville Moors in the other semifinal.
Winston-Salem, High Point, Rowan and the Moors are all No. 1 seeds, so flipped coins will determine home-field advantage.
The Kannapolis Intimidators suffered a second straight shutout defeat, losing to the Asheville Tourists 1-0 on Thursday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.

Upward Flag
Upward Flag football and cheerleading sign-ups and evaluations will be held on Saturday, July 12, at 9-11 and Sunday, July 13 from 2-4 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 200 Clearview Rd. Cleveland.
This is for grades K-8. Practices will begin the week of Aug. 4. For more information, please email upward@cornerstonenc.org.

East Rowan announced Thursday that Sandy Basinger is returning to volleyball coaching duties.
Basinger coached the Mustangs from 2005-09.
Basinger will be conducting open gym activities at East on July 14-17 and July 28-31 from 11:30-1:30.
Any girl interested in participating in volleyball is invited to come to open gym those days. Participants must have a current NCHSAA physical on file with East in order to participate.
Former East Carolina standout Adam Stephenson flirted with golf immortality during Thursday’s second round of the eGolf Tour’s 10th annual Southern Open. The second-year tour player blazed The Club at Irish Creek, recording 11 birdies and shooting a course-record 60 to top the leaderboard at 14-under at the halfway mark in the 72-hole event.
Salisbury’s Frank Adams III has is tied for 33rd after shooting 67-70 — 137
The 60 marks the second-lowest round recorded in the eGolf Tour’s 13-year history. At the 2012 Southern Open, Bermuda’s Michael Sims posted a 12-under 59 at tournament co-host the Country Club of Salisbury.
• In Thursday’s 3rd Junior Mac 9-Hole Tournament results were:
10-13 Division:
1st —­­ ­ Alex Miller (35)
2nd — Cade Cranfield (44)
14-17 Division:
1st — Jacob Durham (38)
2nd — Cole Mabry (43)
Longest Drive: Miller and Durham
The next Junior Mac will be held on July 24 at 2 p.m.
• Ben Childress won his age group at the TYGA junior golf tournament at Pilot Knob. Childress shot a 13-over 48 for nine holes.
Michael Childress finished fifth in his age group with a 78.
East in WNC Cal Ripken State tournaments:
• 8U plays Saturday at 11 a.m. against the Piedmont-Hildebrand winner in Fletcher
• 9U plays at 12:30 p.m. Saturday against the MARA- Hudson winner in Lexington
• 10U plays Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against the Porter Ridge-MARA-Startown winner in Hildebrand
• 11U plays at 10 a.m. Saturday against the Hudson-North Piedmont winner in Bunker Hill
• 12U plays Friday at 6 p.m. against Union County in Huntersville.
Avery Rogers (East Rowan, Guilford) pitched in both games of a Wednesday doubleheader for the Kernersville Bulldogs. He fanned two, allowed no runs and earned a save.

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