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Area Sports: Lyerly in U.S Amateur golf Monday; Randolph reaches finals in Legion regional

From staff and wire reports

Nick Lyerly (East Rowan, UNC Greensboro) will be part of the 312-man field for the  U.S. Amateur Championship that begins on Monday in Pinehurst.

Competitors range from age 14 to 57. The average qualifier is 22.

Twenty-seven countries are represented, but the majority of the golfers (246) in the field are American.  Forty-one states and the District of Columbia  are represented. Fifteen golfers are from North Carolina.

MichaelMcCoy is playing in his 20th U.S. Amateur. Lyerly has made the field for the second straight year and is one of 83 golfers who also were in the field at Pebble Beach a year ago.

CFL: Morris hurt

On Thursday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in only his second game back after a nine-month recovery from the Achilles injury he suffered in last year’s CFL playoffs, Romar Morris  (Salisbury, UNC) went down with what the Calgary Stampeders believe is a torn Achilles tendon on his other — left — leg.

After Morris took a hit near midfield, he immediately signalled to the sideline and began making his way on one leg   toward the Stamps’ bench, before dropping to the ground and waiting for the help of two teammates.


Legion baseball

Winning pitcher Trevor Marsh homered and drove in four runs to lead host Randolph County to a 7-5 win against West Virginia in an elimination game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional on Saturday.

Randolph, which has one loss, takes on unbeaten Virginia for the championship today  at 1:30 p.m. in the double-elimination tourney. If Randolph wins, another game will be played at 4:30 p.m.

Catawba recruits

Catawba cross country and track and field head coach  Jason Bryan announced 26 additions to the  programs.


• Madison Lowery (SouthRowan HS), distance/XC

• Miracle Etim-Andy (Salem Academy), throws

• Summer Fulgham (Rosewood HS), jumps

• Trinity Gatewood (Forest Hills HS), sprints

• Wynter Guess (Reagan HS), sprints

• Gianna Gutierrez (Dunedin HS, Fla.), sprints

• Kierra Jones (Britt HS), sprints

• Harmony Mason (Rolesville HS), sprints

Mia Mercer (North Davidson HS), distance/XC

Samantha Payne (Ledford HS), sprints

Skylar Payne (Ledford HS, NC), Sprints

Makayla Ward (Central Davidson HS), distance/XC


Trey Raisbeck (Davie County HS), distance/XC

Keason Dirks (Reagan HS), sprints

Matthew Fowler (CFA Academy), distance/XC

Marquis Graham (Asheboro HS), jumps

Jaylen Hall (Olympic HS), sprints

Antonio Howard (Bethel HS, Va.), jumps

Bernard Malloy (Christ the King HS), distance/XC

Carlos Martin (Glenn HS), jumps

Erick Ramirez-Ramos (Surry Central HS), distance/XC

Korbin Reeder (South  Davidson HS), sprints

Everette Rhymer (South Davidson HS), distance/XC

Jesse Schronce (Alexander Central HS), Multi

Chandon Smith (West Iredell HS), sprints

Lyndon Strickland (Alexander Central HS), throws

Catawba football

Catawba’s football team  reported Saturday morning to begin preseason work with meetings and testing.

The Catawba Indians are scheduled to take the field for the first time on Monday in helmets for a 9:30 a.m. practice. The team will add pads to practice on Aug. 14 and will go full gear for the first time on Aug. 16.

All practices are open to the public.


SALISBURY, Md.  — Adam Hall homered and had two hits, and Grayson Rodriguez struck out 10 hitters over five innings as the Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Kannapolis Intimidators 5-1 on Saturday.

Rodriguez (9-3) walked two to pick up the win.

Delmarva started the scoring in the first inning. After hitting a single with two outs, Hall advanced to third on a double by Zach Watson and then scored on a double by Watson.

The Shorebirds later added a run in the second and three in the third. In the second, Seamus Curran hit a solo home run, while Hall hit a solo home run in the third.

Loser Jason Bilous (5-7) went five innings.

allowing five runs and eight hits.

in the South Atlantic League game. He also struck out seven and walked two.

Delmarva improved to 13-3 against Kannapolis this season.



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