Area Sports Briefs: SC wins American Legion title
From staff reports
South Carolina beat the Louisiana champs 9-2 on Tuesday in Shelby for the American Legion World Series championship.
Chapin-Newberry, S.C. went 4-1 in the World Series and avenged its only loss in the event by beating New Orleans in the final.
South Carolina (32-1) won the Southeast Regional in Asheboro, including a 6-5 victory against Rowan County.
Justin Hawkins homered to give South Carolina a 2-0 lead.
Tristan Smaltz and Ryne Huggins, who relieved in the fifth, did the job on the mound for South Carolina.
Kevis Burton had three hits for S.C.
South Carolina won its first Legion championship since Spartanburg accomplished the feat in 1936.
South Rowan won 10-1 against Carolina International School on Tuesday.
German Delgado and Casey Ayala scored three goals each for the Raiders.
Wesley Clodfelter, Omar Curiel, Omar Camacho and Cameron Corriher scored a goal apiece.
• Davie topped West Rowan 3-0 on Monday, while A.L. Brown opened with a 4-0 win against Central Cabarrus.
Carson won for the second time in two days when it rolled 25-10, 25-16 and 25-4 at North Davidson on Tuesday.
Carson plays its third straight road game at Lake Norman on Thursday.
In county matchups today, Salisbury will play at East Rowan and North Rowan is at South Rowan.
Prep cross country
Carson’s boys set a meet record in the Wonder Relays on Tuesday.
Carson Boys won the the 5×1-mile relay in 24:14. The previous mark was 24:41.
Running for the Cougars in the 12-team event were Garrett Ingold, Nick Cox, Dylan Koontz, Grant Doby and Zachary Marchinko
A.L. Brown’s jayvees will play tonight at Concord at 8 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets for the Bell Game will be on sale today and Thursday from 10-1 in Bullock Gym.
Asheville’s Jesus Tinoco spearheaded a shutout with six scoreless innings as the Tourists beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-0.
Kannapolis (24-27 second half, 59-61 overall) suffered its fifth shutout loss of the season and fourth since the All-Star Break.
Thad Lowry (11-7) suffered his third loss in three starts against Asheville this season.
The Intimidators wrap up the three-game series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.
Several players from Salisbury will be playing in the Joe Cheves tournament at Morganton’s Mimosa Hills this weekend.
The Joe Cheves tournament is one the most competitive junior golf tournaments.
Local and rea golfers in the event are Nick Lyerly, Logan Shuping, Michael Childress, Stephen Carroll and Walker Cress.
First Flight winners on Tuesday were: first place gross, Kristi Laton; first place net, Susan Morris; second place net, Phyllis Durland.
Second Flight winners: Mary Seaford, first place gross; Joy Maughmer, first place net, and Carolyn Ries, second place net.
Sixty eight GARS members played in foursomes at Rolling Hills.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Ray Pope with a net of 61.88. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Ed Lockhart with a net of 62.83. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 53.51 was Linn Safley. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 66.92 was Doug Lingle.
Gordon Correll won closest to the pin on No. 10 .
Lockhart eagled No. 8, John Goodman eagled No. 5, and Buddy Barger eagled No. 16.
Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for:
• Youth coed indoor soccer, ages 4-8, $20
• Youth volleyball, rising 4th-8th grade, $25
Volunteer coaches are needed. Practices will begin the week after Labor Day. Call 704-216-PLAY or email email@example.com.
Free tennis clinic
Salisbury High’s girls tennis team will conduct a free clinic for elementary school youngsters on Sept. 19 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fundamentals will be taught. No tennis experience is required. Children who have an interest in playing tennis but have never tried it are urged to attend. There will be rackets available. Call Salisbury High at 704-636-1221 and ask for Coach Griffith. Bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.
Rowan Little League is currently taking sign-ups through Aug. 25th at Godley’s Garden Center for fall baseball and girls softball leagues. Online registrations are accepted at http://www.rowanlittleague.com;
Fall ball is for ages 3 to 12. Cost is $50. Baseball ages are as of April 30, 2016 and softball ages are as of December 31, 2015. Games begin after Labor Day.
Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255 or Dan Wales 704-633-4071.
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