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Area Sports: Rowan Little League softball wins another state title

From staff reports

The undefeated Rowan County Little League  softball majors team (ages 11-12) beat Rutherford County, 12-0, on  Tuesday to win the state championship.

Pitchers Karsen Simpson,  Campbell Schaen and Kendall Robinson combined on a one-hitter.

Brooke Piper went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored.

Emma Clarke went 2-for-4 with a triple.

Karsen Simpson went 2-for-4  with a double.

Schaen went 2-for-4 and scored a run.

Next for the Rowan team is the Southeast Regional in Warner Robins, Ga.

Rowan will play the South Carolina champs at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.

Newly launched ESPN+ will offer Little League fans a chance to watch more than 150 games through the new service.

East-West football

Davie County linebacker Cody Hendrix made one of the key plays in the West’s 23-21 win over the East in Wednesday’s annual all-star game in Greensboro.

Hendrix had a 4-yard fumble return late in the third quarter that gave the West stars a 17-14 lead.

Devin Turner (West Rowan) and Najee Williams (A.L. Brown) were the starting defensive tackles for the West squad. Both were credited with two tackles.

Hendrix also had two tackles.

MVPS were Fred T. Foard’s Tate Beaver (defense) and Hendersonville’s Tykel Landrum (offense).

Landrum, who is headed to Wingate, had five catches for 97 yards and a long TD. Beaver, who signed with Lenoir-Rhyne, made eight tackles.

College football

The  CIAA announced the predicted order of finish for the upcoming football season.

Northern Division

Bowie State

Virginia State

Virginia Union


Elizabeth City State


Southern Division

Fayetteville State

Winston-Salem State

Saint Augustine’s


Johnson C. Smith


Local golf

Sixty-four GARS members played at Rolling Hills earlier this week.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Edgar Osborne with a net of 60.80.

Low ‘B’ Flight Player was Ken Miller with a net of 61.91.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Andy Griffin with a net of 57.72.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was John Daniels with a net of 63.54.

Low gross was Osborne with a 66 and low net winner was Griffin.

Winsten Mahaffey eagled the par-4  No. 13 hole.

Osborne 69, shot a 66. Donald Martin, 74, shot a 74. Bobby Clark, 78, shot a 73. Mahaffey, 81, shot a 71. Frank Masingo, 82,  shot an 82. Ken Miller, 82, shot a 78. Buddy Barger, 84, shot a 78. J.C. Ritchie, 93, shot an 85.

Cabarrus sports

The Independent Tribune reports that Cox Mill AD Brad Hinson will be taking on the AD role for the new West Cabarrus High in January.

West Cabarrus is opening in August, 2019.




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