After a thorough assessment of the impact the devastating COVID-19 pandemic has had on 6,500 community-based Little League programs in 84 countries and based on the direction of governmental and public health authorities, and in consultation with medical professionals and the board of directors, Little League International has made the difficult decision to cancel its seven World Series tournaments and their respective regional qualifying events.
“This is a heartbreaking decision for everyone at Little League International, but more so for those millions of Little Leaguers who have dreamt of one day playing in one of our seven World Series events,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League president and CEO.
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The high school basketball finalists were declared co-champions by the NCHSAA.
The NCHSAA hasn’t made an announcement yet on summer activities.
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Planning continue for a summer baseball league that will be an alternative to the canceled American Legion season. A decision will be made on May 15. The earliest possible date for games is June 1.
Rowan County would be part the league.• • •
Josh Hall, son of former West Rowan standout Quincy Hall, has hired an agent and will be available for the NBA draft.
He’s eligible for the NBA draft as a 19-year-old who has completed a year in a high school post-graduate program at Moravian Prep.
Hall, a four-star recruit, won’t be going to N.C. State. He’d earlier committed to the Wolfpack.
“As I strive to constantly improve myself day by day to reach my dream of professional basketball, I understand this is a journey only some can dream about,” Hall said on Twitter.
Hall, a 6-foot-9 small forward, grew up in Durham.
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Salisbury outside linebacker Jalon Walker has received another offer — from Louisville.
A.L. Brown outside linebacker Torren Wright has been offered by South Carolina, Kentucky and Old Dominion.•••
Central Cabarrus girls basketball standout Aniyah Tate committed to Methodist.
Four former Indians — Devin Cooper, Daquan Lilly, Malik Constantine and Marcell Haskett — signed with agents and plan to play overseas.
Catawba’s men’s basketball recruiting year isn’t done, but the Indians already have signed a tall group of six — 6-8 Bernard Pelote, 6-5 Leondria Nelson, 6-9 Traylynn Spencer, 6-8 Todd Burt, 6-5 Caleb Robinson and 6-7 Anthony Peacock.