Area Sports: Wilmington wins another Legion title
From staff reports
CHERRYVILLE — Wilmington Post 10 scored eight runs in the first inning and beat Fuquay-Varina 11-5 on Tuesday to win the American Legion baseball state championship.
It was the second championship in a row and 12th in all for Wilmington (22-2), which has won the most North Carolina state titles of any program.
Wilmington also won in 1956, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1970, 1980, 1994, 1995, 2012, 2013 and 2018.
Wilmington advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Regional being hosted by Randolph County at McCrary Park on Aug. 7-11.
Fuquay-Varina finished 25-6.
Lady Legion softball
Iredell County won against top-seeded Kannapolis 4-3 on Tuesday and will play for the area championship tonight.
Iredell will be on the road at Union County or Davidson County.
Former South Rowan athlete Andrew Morgan won the 33rd Davidson County Amateur held at Lexington Golf Club.
Morgan, the Rowan County Athlete of the Year for the 2002-03 school year, set all sorts of records for the South Rowan American Legion baseball team and pitched at UNC Wilmington.
In recent years, he’s become a factor in local golf. He won the Rowan Amateur in 2013.
Morgan shot 68-71 in the tournament. He sank a 5-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to top defending champion Michael Swaringen.
Grace Yatawara (Salisbury, ECU) shot 76 on the second day of the Ladies National Golf Association Amateur Championship.
Yatawara shot 75 in the first round and is tied for 51st.
In the 15th Dogwood State Junior Boys Championship beind held at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C., Charlie Barr shot a first-round 79, while Austin Miller shot 92.
Andrew Plate of Greensboro and Nicholas Matthews of Mebane shot 2-under 70s to share the first-round lead.
In Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association play on Tuesday, Kristi Laton won the First Flight, Cathy Fleming won the Second Flight, and Carolyn Ries won the Third Flight.
Mary Seaford won low putts.
The 10th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship starts today at Catawba Country Club in Newton.
The field includes local golfers Michael Childress and Davis Richards and Concord natives Walker Cress and Stephen Carroll.
Fifty-eight GARS members played the third round of their annual ABCD Tournament at Lexington Golf Club.
‘A’ Flight winner was Nelson Earnhardt with a net of 64.81. ‘A’ Flight low gross winner was Bernard Caldwell.
‘B’ Flight winner was Tommy Lambert with a net of 64.62. ‘B’ Flight low gross winner was Ron Ervin.
‘C’ Flight winner was Lynn Shook with a net of 62.36. ‘C’ flight low gross winner Jan Kichefski.
‘D’ Flight winner was Jim Brown with a net of 67.67. ‘D’ flight low gross winner was Bob Turner.
Caldwell, 71, shot low gross score with a 70.
Shook had low net score, and J.C. Ritchie, 94, shot an 86.
Catawba’s Henderson Lentz, Hayden Setzer and Lyle Pfingst helped the Triad Tribe in the Old North State League championship.
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