Collins shoots 68
Will Collins (Salisbury) made four birdies and shot 2-under 68 at the PGA Wyndham Championship at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club on Friday.
Collins birdied 5,6,8 and 12. He bogeyed 9 and 10.
Collins shot 72 on the first day and finished at even-par 140.
The cutline fell at 2-under.
There were scrimmages with scoreboards on Friday.
Carson won 14-7 against St. Stephens in Mooresville.
Brandon Sloop had an 18-yard rushing TD for the Cougars, while Darren Isom scored on a 15-yard run.
Carson has another scrimmage planned for today.
• Alec Stewart, a new receiver, stood out as South Rowan battled to a 20-20 tie with West Iredell at Mooresville.
Stewart caught a 55-yard pass from Aaron Kennnerly and a 70-yard pass from Heath Barringer.
• Butler won 14-7 against Concord in a scrimmage in Kannapolis.
Rocky Reid scored for the Spiders.
• Mooresville won 20-3 against Davie.
The NCHSAA announced its two regional basketball tournament sites for the 2014-15 season.
The Eastern Regional event will once again be played in Fayetteville, while the Western Regional tournament will return to Winston-Salem after a stint in Greensboro. The dates for the tournaments are March 3 through March 7.
In the Eastern Regional, games will be held at the Crown Coliseum complex, at both the Crown Arena and Crown Coliseum. In Winston-Salem, tournament games are planned at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the coliseum annex.
Rick Beasley, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Appalachian State history and a member of Appalachian’s athletics administration since 2006, was named interim director of athletics by Chancellor Dr. Sheri N. Everts on Friday.
Beasley fills the role on an interim basis following Charlie Cobb’s resignation from the position on Thursday. Cobb resigned to accept the same position at Georgia State. A nationwide search for Cobb’s permanent replacement will begin immediately.
Beasley joined the Appalachian State athletics staff in 2006 as a senior associate athletics director and was promoted to deputy athletics director in 2014. In his role, Beasley served as the athletics department’s chief development officer and was heavily involved in the department’s day-to-day operations.
An All-America wide receiver at Appalachian State from 1977-80, Beasley set seven school records during his playing career and remains the program’s all-time leader in yards per reception (17.6) and 100-yard games (16) in a career. In addition to being named a second-team Associated Press All-American in 1979, he was also the Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year in 1979-80, a three-time all-conference performer and an academic all-conference honoree.
Entries for the Labor Day Four-Ball tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury end on Sunday.
• The Rowan Junior Open will be held at The Club at Irish Creek on Monday.
Playing the first of two exhibition games in the Bahamas, North Carolina lost 84-83 to the Providence Storm on Friday.
Three shots, including one from Marcus Paige and a last-gasp effort from Justin Jackson, missed on the final possession.
The Tar Heels were 3-for-25 from 3-point range and 8-for-19 from the foul line.
Isaiah Hicks scored 11 for the Tar Heels.
The Kannapolis Intimidators scored all six runs with two outs, using timely hits to squash the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday night at NewBridge Bank Park.
Christian Stringer launched a two-run home run with two outs in the sixth inning for a 6-2 lead.
He finished the night 3-for-5 with three RBIs.
Eddy Alvarez continued his hot start since joining the Intimidators. The Olympic speed-skating silver medalist reached base safely in his first three plate appearances, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a double, and a run scored.
Dylan Chavez (4-4) was the winning pitcher.
Tyler Barnette retired the final seven Greensboro batters for a save
The Intimidators pulled ahead in the third inning when Alvarez, who led off with a base hit, scored on a two-out single by Jacob Morris. Morris later crossed the plate on a Greensboro error after a Jeremy Dowdy hit. was misplayed.
in right field for a 3-1 lead.
After the Hoppers got a run back in the bottom of the third on a Joel Jiminez 2-out single, Kannapolis returned fire in the top of the fourth. Stringer’s 2-out base hit plated Mike Danner for a 4-2 lead.
Down 1-0 in the second inning, Jeremy Dowdy led off with a base hit, and T.J. Williams came through with a 2-out game-tying single to score Dowdy.
The Hoppers struck in the bottom of the first, capitalizing on an Intimidators error that allowed Austin Dean to reach base. Brian Anderson’s RBI-single drove in Dean for a 1-0 lead.
Starter Jordan Guerrero took no decision, working 4.0 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
The Intimidators continue this 4-game series in Greensboro with Game 3 on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at NewBridge Bank Park as LHP Andre Wheeler (2-3, 3.17) takes the mound for Kannapolis against Greensboro’s RHP Cody Crabaugh (4-2, 4.60). The Intimidators return to Kannapolis on Tuesday for a 3-game series against the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies). For ticket and promotional information, call the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit IntimidatorsBaseball.com.