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East 10s win state

East Rowan’s 10U all-stars won Game 3 of the WNC Cal Ripken state championship series 12-8 over China Grove on Tuesday in Hildebran and won East’s first title in Cal Ripken baseball.
China Grove won 15-10 in Game 2 of the best-of-three series to force a third game.
East advances to the Southeast Regional in Matthews next week.
The alumni basketball tournament at North Rowan will be held July 25-27.
Teams competing in the Run It Down Tournament are Salisbury, North Rowan, West Rowan, South Rowan, Carson, A.L. Brown, Davie and Lexington. First-round matchups are July 25: Salisbury vs. Carson (5:30), South-Lexington (7:15), North-Davie (8:45) and July 26: West-A.L. Brown (noon).
West Rowan won Scooter Sherrill’s Throwback alumni tournaments in 2010 and 2011 behind former stars such as Jamel Carpenter and Donte Minter. Keyed by some unconscious shooting by Larry Patterson, North Meck won 86-84 in double overtime against A.L. Brown in the 2012 Throwback final after the Wonders had knocked off West in the semis.
Those three alumni tournaments were held at Carson. There was no tournament last summer, but it’s a popular event that is being revived. Admission is $5 daily.
The Kannapolis-based Carolina Starz 10U girls softball team went 6-3 and placed second in the Gold Bracket in the Top Gun World Series in Concord. The Starz finished second to the Mint Hill Heat.
The Starz went 28-20 with two championships and two second-place finishes.
Rowan County Little League’s 10U girls softball state champs will play in the regional tournament of state champions in Clarksville, Tenn., on July 25-30.

North Rowan is picked fourth in 2A in the preseason forecast of the N.C. Prep Football News. Concord is picked fourth in 3A. North is the favorite to win the CCC. Salisbury is picked fourth.
North running back Jareke Chambers is the preseason pick for CCC Player of the Year and also is on the 2A All-State team.
Concord is the favorite in the SPC. Concord running back Rocky Reid is the preseason player of the year in the SPC and for all of 3A. West Rowan is picked second in the SPC, with Carson fourth, East Rowan eighth, and South Rowan ninth.
In 4A, Davie is picked fifth in the CPC, while A.L. Brown is picked third in the MECKA.
Liberty Church softball is a coed league for recreation and fellowship. The entry fee for the league is $350. Games are at the Liberty Ballfield.
A full concession stand will be available. NSA Rules will apply.
The league meeting is at the church shelter at the ballfield at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3. Play starts Aug. 19. For information, contact Genna Livengood at 704-239-6693 or Justin Hill at 704-239-0750.
Logan Shuping shot even-par 71 to finish tied for first in 16-18 age group and tied for second overall in a Tarheel Youth Golf Association one-day event held Tuesday at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Denny Triche shot 84,
In the 14-15 division, Nick Lyerly shot 73 and tied for third. Andrew Hubbard shot 83. Will Casmus shot 87.
Alex Miller shot 84 and tied for second in the 12-13 division.
Grace Yatawara led the girls with a 72.
• In the eGolf Tour’s Cabarrus Classic at Cabarrus Country Club, four players shot first-round 65s to share the lead. Frank Adams II shot 3-under 69 and is tied for 19th. Will Collins shot 71. Johnny Kyger shot 74.
• Sixty-one GARS members played in foursomes at Crescent earlier this week.
Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 60.61 was Ernest Wagner. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 66.23 was Bobby Bryant. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 63.47 was John Cress. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 66.15 was Bob Stepanian.
• Forty-four GARS members playeded in a Member/Guest ABC Tournament at Crescent. The team of Mike Harrigan-Wayne Tate took first place in the ‘A’ Flight with a 63. The teams of Andy Winders-Tommy Bright, Tom Talbert-Steve Gegorek and Don Bishop-Danny Crosby shot 65s.
In ‘B’ Flight, Johhny LeGrande-Curtis Watkins and Bobby Lear-Bobby Lear Jr. shot 68s. In ‘C’ Flight, O.J. Chandler-Mr. Leslie and Larry Fowler-Wayne Fowler shot 77s.
Gegorek won longest drive on No. 18. Harrigan won closest to the pin on No. 10.
• The Corbin Hills women hosted their annual Interclub tournament with eight clubs participating.
The Captain’s Choice event was won by the team of Kristi Laton, Anne Henderson, Rosemary Blankenship and Joy Maughmer. Second place went to the team of Phyllis Durland, Eileen Full, Jane Hendrix and Sheryl Johnson. Third place went to the team of Beth Calhoun, Rosemary Macri, Gail Capone and Laurie Dray. Fourth place went to the team of Treva Honeycutt, Lynn Poppe, Elaine Mullis and Louise Collins.
• Match play in the Horace Billings Rowan County Amateur Tournament at Corbin Hills starts Friday.
Willie “Warhead” Hosch (Salisbury) is on the card for Fight Lab 38, mixed martial arts cage fights that will be held at Charlotte’s Grady Cole Center on Saturday, July 26, at 6 p.m. The 170-pound Hosch, 31, is 2-1 as a pro. He’ll take on Travis Ferrell (0-1).
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 3-2 in Augusta on Wednesday.
Tyler Williams had three hits for the Intimidators, who got strong pitching from Brandon Brennan and took a 2-1 lead to the bottom of the eighth.

Minor leagues
Nick Lomascolo (Catawba) struck out two in a scoreless relief inning for State College on Wednesday.
In his last 10 outings, Lomascolo has a 1.08 ERA with 15 strikeouts.

YMCA track camp
The Hurley YMCA Warriors are hosting a track and field camp July 21-25.
Camp is from 9 until noon daily. The cost is $40 for Y members and $50 for potential members.
The camp teaches shot put, high jump, long jump, sprints, the half-mile run and turbo javelin.
There will be a mini-meet on July 25 for all participants.
Sign up at Hurley YMCA.

Golf tournament
The Bill Kesler Golf Tournament to benefit the North Rowan baseball team will be held on Aug. 9 at Corbin Hills.
Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. tee-off time.
Contact Andrew Rimer at 704-239-2951 or rimeram@rss.k12.nc.us.

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