Area Sports Briefs: Burgess wins national steeplechase title

Published 1:09 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

From staff and wire reports
Andrew Burgess, a rising junior at West Rowan, won the 2000 meter steeplechase in the Junior Olympics held in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday.
Burgess, who was seeded seventh, pulled away in the last 400 meters to win by 6 seconds. Burgess has the best time in the country for ages 15-16 with 6:27.90.
Burgess is competing this summer for the Hurley YMCA Warriors, and he’ll again be competing for West Rowan in cross country and track and field.

Hunter White and China Grove Middle School’s Ben Bauer finished sixth in the Junior Bassmasters Championship.

Bulldogs travel team
For rising 2nd and 3rd grade boys interested in playing competitive basketball, the Central Piedmont Bulldogs travel team will host an open gym workout session on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Grave Academy, 6725 Hwy 152 East, Rockwell.
For more information, contact Matt Randolph at 470-313-4278 call or text or email at Team website

Hurley YMCA
The J.F. Hurley is registering for Mighty Kickers soccer (ages 3-4, boys and girls) through Sept. 4.
The cost is $60 for members and $80 for non-members.
Register for fall soccer by Sept. 5.
Leagues are for boys and girls, grades K-8.
The cost is $60 for members and $80 for non-members.
Register for a girls volleyball league by Sept. 4
Leagues are for girls in grades, 4-8. The cost is $60 for members and $80 for non-members.
Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at
Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or for more information.

Intimidators win
KANNAPOLIS — Micker Adolfo homered and singled twice, driving in two runs as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Charleston RiverDogs 8-4 on Wednesday.
Cody Daily singled three times for Kannapolis.
Kannapolis batted around in the first inning, sending 12 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs, including a two-run home run by Adolfo.
The Intimidators tacked on another run in the eighth when Seby Zavala hit a solo home run.

Knights win
GWINNETT, Ga. — Jason Coats homered and had three hits, and Terance Marin tossed six scoreless innings as the Charlotte Knights topped the Gwinnett Braves 4-2 on Wednesday.
Brad Goldberg got Michael McKenry to fly out with a runner on third to end the game for his eighth save of the season.
Marin (5-5) allowed three hits while striking out two and walking one to pick up the win.

Winston-Salem wins
ZEBULON — Zack Collins doubled and singled twice, and Tanner Banks struck out nine hitters over eight innings as the Winston-Salem Dash defeated the Carolina Mudcats 3-1 on Wednesday.
Banks (6-2) picked up the win after he allowed one run and five hits.

Carolina got on the board first with a run in the third inning. After hitting a single, J.B. Moss advanced to third on a double by Erison Mendez and then scored on a groundout.

Winston-Salem answered in the top of the next frame, scoring three runs to take the lead for good. Nick Basto hit an RBI double and Collins hit an RBI single en route to the two-run lead.

Caleb Beech (2-6) went six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits in the Carolina League game. He also struck out six and walked two. Yelmison Peralta retired the side in order for his fourth save of the season.


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