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Area Sports: Intimidators lose last game of season

From wire and staff reports

SALISBURY, Md. ­ — The Delmarva Shorebirds rolled to a 9-5 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Monday.

It was the 2019 finale for Kannapolis and the last game the team will play with the Intimidators nickname.

Delmarva, which went 16-5 against the Intimidators, made the South Atlantic League playoffs  and is scheduled to play at Hickory on Wednesday.

Alex Destino homered and singled twice, driving in two runs for the Intimidators. Tyler Osik homered and singled.

Hansen Butler (1-2) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

HS cross country

In the Jungle Run, a night race held in Hope Mills, Carson’s Zac Barbee ran 16:46 and took fifth place out of  302 runners in the invitational race.

Carson was sixth out of 36 teams. TJ Jones (18:42) and John Sokolowski (18:43) also had strong runs for the Cougars.

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In the Jungle Run invitational girls race, Carson’s Taylor Conrad was 18th in 21:01. Kimberly Barrera ran a PR of 22.14.  Carson placed seventh out of 25 teams.

College football

North Carolina A&T tops the HBCU coaches and media polls conducted by BOXTOROW.

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Kortez Weeks (West Rowan) had four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in Elon’s loss to North Carolina A&T.

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Keldrick “KJ” Wilson (West Rowan) started at right tackle for Hampton in a season-opening romp against Elizabeth City State.

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Virginia Tech defensive end Zion DeBose (North Rowan) has been battling a foot injury.

College cross country

Catawba opens the season with the Fleet Feet Invite at Salisbury Community Park this Saturday.

College golf

Catawba’s teams are slated to open at the Anderson Invitational on Sept. 9.

College tennis

Catawba’s teams are scheduled to start the season this weekend in the Wingate Invitational.

College soccer

The Catawba’s men team opens at Barton on Thursday.

• Catawba’s women open at Palm Beach Atlantic on Thursday.

College volleyball

Catawba’s Blue/White Scrimmage is on Friday at 7 p.m.

Catawba plays at Lenoir-Rhyne on Sept. 10.

NFL

Linebacker Keion Adams (Salisbury) was placed on the waived/injured list by the New York Giants.

Adams (knee) is a non-vested player (less than four years of experience), so he has to clear waivers before the Giants can place him on the team’s injured reserve list.

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  Defensive lineman MyQuon Stout (Carson)  was one of the players cut by the New York Jets on Saturday.

Minor leagues

Bryan Blanton (Catawba) closed his season with a great outing on Sunday for the Staten Island Yankees.

Blanton finished 2-2 with two saves and a 2.91 ERA. He struck out 67 batters in 46 innings.

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