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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators fall in 13 innings

From staff reports

Bobby Dalbec and Tyler Hill drove in runs in the top of the 13th inning, and the Greenville Drive held on to beat the Kannapolis Intimidators, 8-7, in the first game of a best-of-five series on Tuesday in Kannapolis.

Game 2 is at 7:05 p.m. tonight in Kannapolis.

College tennis

NC State’s Alexis Galarneau and Michael Ogden  (Salisbury) have earned spots in the Oracle/ITA Division I rankings.

Galarneau is ranked No. 43 in singles. He is joined by Ogden on the doubles list, where the pair is ranked a career-high No. 14. They are accompanied by four other ACC teams ranked in the top 15.

The next rankings come out in the first week of January.

Galarneau and Ogden will compete at the Atlantic Tire Championships at Cary Tennis Park this week. The duo earned a wild card into the main draw of doubles play.

College golf

In the Minnesota Invitational, East Carolina’s Carley Cox (China Grove) shot   72 on Tuesday. She shot 1-under 215 for the tournament and tied for 19th.

Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) helped ECU finish eighth. She shot 75 on Tuesday and finished at 13-over for three rounds.

Prep volleyball

South Rowan won 25-20, 25-13 and 26-24 against Central Davidson in CCC action on Tuesday.

Janiya Downs had 22 kills and four blocks. Kira Rymer had 10 kills and 15 digs. Jenna Strickland had 11 digs. Michaela Hallman had 28 assists for the Raiders (7-5, 5-2 CCC).

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South’s jayvees lost 2-0 to Central Davidson. Anna Rymer had nine assists, Sarai  Benitez had 19 digs and Kendall Walter had four aces.

Sacred Heart sports

Sacred Heart’s varsity volleyball team lost to Concordia Lutheran, 25-7 and 25-12.

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Sacred Heart’s jayvee volleyball team lost to Tri-City Christian, 25-8, 23-25 and 15-7.  Mary Church was the top server, scoring six points in a row.

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Sacred Heart won against Concordia Lutheran in three sets.   Church was the top server with 10 consecutive points.   Ella Cooler and Emma Bloom were standouts.

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