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Area Sports Briefs: Lyerly shoots 1-under 70 in California

From staff reports
East Rowan rising senior Nick Lyerly shot 1-under 70 in the first round of the Trusted Choice Big I National Championship at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento.
Lyerly shot 33 on the back nine to move into a tie for 12th place. For the round, he carded three birdies, two bogeys and 13 pars.
The second round will be played today.

North Hills athletics
The Eagle Award for North Hills Christian School went to Sarah Lynn Carlton.
The Eagle Award is for Enthusiasm, Attitude, Guts, Leadership and Encouraging.
Carlton played five sports at North Hills and competed in varsity basketball, cross country and softball.

Intimidators
KANNAPOLIS— Chris Gittens hit a two-run home run and had two hits as the Charleston RiverDogs topped the Kannapolis Intimidators, 4-2, on Monday.
Taylor Widener allowed a run, but struck Alex Call out with runners on first and third to end the game for his first save of the season.
Charleston went up 3-0 in the fourth after Gittens hit a two-run home run.
The Intimidators cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Micker Adolfo hit an RBI double, driving in Grant Massey.

NFL
In the New York Jets camp, Romar Morris (Salisbury, UNC) is earning praise from coaches.
While Morris is listed as the No. 5 running back on the depth chart, several injuries have given him an opportunity to get significant opportunities, and he’s made the most of them.
His versatility on special teams — as a returner and gunner — gives the undrafted free agent a chance to make the 53-man roster.
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In the Pittsburgh Steelers camp, third-round pick Javon Hargrave (North Rowan, S.C. State) is a lock for a roster spot and has a chance to play a lot.
Hargrave should work his way into the defensive line rotation, a spot where the Steelers are very thin. Only one defensive tackle on the active roster has played a snap in the NFL. Hargrave is listed as second team on the depth chart.
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In the Jacksonville Jaguars camp, Chris Smith (West Rowan, Arkansas) has some experience but the Jaguars have beefed up their defense, and Smith apparently will be competing for a job in the preseason games. Smith is listed as the third team defensive left end.

Wood bat baseball
In the Cal Ripken Collegiate League, Brian Bauk (Salisbury, App. State) has been a two-way player. He’s 2-2 on the mound and is batting .308 with two homers and 14 RBIs.

East Rowan YMCA
Register for girls volleyball, grades 4-5 and grades 6-8 before Sept. 3.
The cost is $42 for members and $70 for non-members. Girls will need a pair of knee pads. Practice begins the week of Sept. 12. The s eason begins the week of Sept. 24.
Contact Joe Finney at jfinney@rowanymca.org.

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