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Area Sports: Young Rowan fishermen lead; Little League World Series starts today in Oregon

From staff reports

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. —  Rising eighth-graders Hunter Alexander and Hayden Hammond fish for the Rowan County Junior team and own the lead after Tuesday’s opening day in the Bassmaster Junior Championship being held on Carroll County (Tenn.)  Recreational Lake.

The 13-year olds caught a limit of five bass — weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces.

Alexander caught the heaviest bass of the day (6 pounds, 9 ounces).

Todd Hammond is the boat captain.

Sixty-two teams, representing 32 states and Canada, are in the competition.

Alexander and Hammond won the N.C. Junior state title in Durham on Jordan Lake.

Legion baseball

Play begins in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Asheboro today.

Delaware plays West Virginia at 9:30 a.m.  Virginia plays New Jersey at 12:30 p.m. Maryland takes on Wilmington Post 10 at 4:30 p.m., while host Randolph County battles New York at 7:30 p.m.

Little League softball

Pool play begins in the Little League World Series in Portland, Ore. today.

Rowan Little League plays Louisiana at 7 p.m.

Phillipines plays Pennsylvania at 1 p.m. Oregon takes on Canada at 4 p.m. Iowa plays Hawaii at 10.

Early games in the tournament are on ESPN+.

Rowan is in a five-team pool with Louisiana, Oregon, Italy and Canada.

Rowan is off Thursday, plays Italy on Friday at 1 p.m., Oregon on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Canada on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The top teams will advance from that pool and will be seeded for the quarterfinals.

Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday.

Rowan won the World Series in 2015 and was runner-up in 2016 and 2017.

Rowan is the only North Carolina team that’s ever won the 12U championship.

Pilot Mountain  won the 16U championship in 2003.


KANNAPOLIS—  Chris Hudgins homered and singled twice as the Lexington Legends defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-3 on Tuesday.

Brhet Bewley singled twice with two runs for Lexington.

Lexington started the scoring in the second inning when Jackson Lueck hit a two-run double and then scored on a single by Jeison Guzman.

The Legends later tacked on four runs in the third when Hudgins hit a solo home run and Rudy Martin hit a three-run home run to secure the victory.

Ted Cillis (1-1) got the win in relief while Kannapolis starter Kevin Folman (0-4) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

For the Intimidators, Romy Gonzalez doubled and singled twice. Gunnar Troutwine doubled twice, driving home two runs.


HS volleyball

West Rowan will be part of the Cox Mill Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Doors open at 8 a.m.Admission is $5.

Local golf

The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played with a Blind Parter, Low Net format on Tuesday.

The first-place team was Cathy Fleming and Eileen Full.

The second-place team was Fleming and Susan Morris.

The third-place team was  Susan Wydner and Sheryl Johnson.


Salisbury’s Lauren Childress shot 57 for nine holes and finished fourth in the 11-under  division (boys and girls) at the Dan Dodson TYGA one-day tournament at Mimosa Hills in Morganton.


Sixty-three GARS members played in the fourth round of the GARS annual ABCD Ttournament at Corbin Hills.

‘A’ Flight winner was Ray Pope with a net of 61.64.

‘A’  Fight low gross winner was Larry Petrea.

‘B” Flight  winner was Tommy Lambert with a net of 60.04. ‘B’ Flight low gross winner was Mark Yehl.

‘C’ Flight winner was Carl Moore with a net of 59.89. ‘C’ Flight low gross winner was Frank Rowell.

‘D’ Flight winner was Bob Turner with a net of 63.00. ‘D’  Flight low gross winner was Ralph Luther.

Closest to the pin on No. 2  was won by Phil Cauble. longest putt on No. 9 was made by Moore.

Petrea had low gross with a 71. Moore shot low net.

Martin, Masingo and Petrea eagled the par 5 No. 6 hole. Martin, 75, shot a 73.  Masingo, 83, shot an 83.



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