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Editor: Jerry Snow (261-2225) jsnow@theej.com

WORTH A LOOK PGA The Masters, first round 4 p.m., ESPN

Friday, April 9, 2010

Section B

Spartans win in extras

WHO’S NEWS Tiger gets warm welcome from fans

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As Tiger Woods walked to the 12th hole at the Masters, the fans around the tee rose and gave him a standing ovation. Woods took off his baseball cap and nodded in appreciation. If there was ever any doubt fans would look beyond the sex WOODS scandal that made the world’s most famous golfer a tabloid fixture, here was proof. “People have been waiting to see him,” Denny Bleh said Thursday in Amen Corner at Augusta National. “Golf fans couldn’t wait to have him back.” This marked Woods’ first competitive round since the November SUV accident that led to revelations of rampant extramarital affairs. Earlier, he said he was nervous about how fans would react to him and hoped a few would cheer. Turns out many were eager to have him back. He was applauded on each hole, as a sea of fans followed his every move. “Make us proud!” one yelled on the first hole. “It’s good for the game of golf for him to be back,” said Beth Becton, whose nephews, 9-year-old Sullins and 12-year-old James, were excited to see their favorite player. Woods delivered for his supporters, scoring two eagles in the first round — something he’s never done before in 15 appearances at the event.

Kerrigan’s brother facing manslaughter BOSTON (AP) — The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 70-year-old father in what prosecutors called a drunken rage during a trivial argument over use of the family telephone, the Middlesex district attorney’s office said Thursday. Mark Kerrigan, 45, was indicted by a Middlesex Superior Court grand jury in the Jan. 24 death of Daniel Kerrigan. He had already been charged with assault and battery on an elderly person resulting in serious bodily injury. Since being released on bail after a psychiatric evaluation, he has been living with his mother in the family’s Stoneham home, where the alleged assault took place. Mark Kerrigan’s “reckless actions and complete disregard for his father’s safety and well-being” led to his death, District Attorney Gerry Leone said in announcing the indictment. “This defendant should have known that the cruel acts that he committed against his elderly father, including grabbing him by the neck with enough force to cause a fracture, were highly likely to result in substantial harm and endanger his father’s life,” Leone said. Members of the close-knit Kerrigan family have insisted they do not blame Mark Kerrigan for the death of his father, who had a pre-existing heart condition. They said in a statement Thursday that they were “deeply disappointed” in the decision to pursue a manslaughter charge. They said they look forward “to the facts being considered by an impartial jury.”

Chipper injured, listed as day-today

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is day to day after leaving Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs with a sore right side. Jones appeared to have discomfort when taking a swing in the third inning. Jones drew a walk from Chicago’s Randy Wells and was forced out at third later in the inning. Omar Infante replaced Jones to start the fourth inning. Jones hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the Braves’ 3-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night.

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E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Sun Valley sophomore Chris Timberlake was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored in his team’s win over the Spiders on Thursday.

Spartans score twice in top of eighth to edge Concord, improve to 12-5 By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

Norwood Sun Valley High opened the South Stanly Tournament with an 5-3 victory over Concord Thursday in eight innings. The Spartans (12-5) jumped out to a 2-0 lead through the first inning and a half, with Chris Timberlake hitting a double with the second at-bat of the game and being driven home on Ryan Smith’s RBI single with two outs in the first inning. The second run came in the top of the second when Dustin

Cook was hit by a pitch and then stole second base. Austin Smith followed with a sharp ground ball to third base that held Cook up a bit, but he took off once the ball left the third baseman’s hand, and the Spiders’ first baseman tried to make the play back to third but threw the ball away allowing Cook to easily score. The Spiders fought back, though, in the bottom half of the inning and evened the score at two, as third baseman Ryan Goodman drilled a shot down the left field line that hit the inside of the foul pole.

One out later, Tyler Burris stepped to the plate and hit a single into center field and moved to second on a ground ball that was fielded by Michael Stein on a great diving stop to his left that allowed him to get the R. SMITH force at first. Burris scored on an RBI double by Garrett Todd. The Spartans stranded runners on second and third in

the third inning and didn’t get much going in the fourth inning either, but their defense held tough and the game remained tied entering the fifth. With one out, Timberlake lifted a shot into right-center field and raced around for a triple. Ryan Smith followed with his second two-out RBI single of the game to bring in Timberlake and give SV a 3-2 lead. A sophomore in his second year as a varsity first baseman, Smith started at pitcher on this day.

See SPARTANS / Page 3B

Bulldogs’ Koerner strikes out 13, shuts down Rebels By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

Norwood Jay M. Robinson defeated Parkwood 10-0 in the second game of the day at the South Stanly Tournament behind a stellar pitching performance by Brody Koerner. Koerner carried a no-hitter into the sixth and settled for a two-hit shutout. He struck out 13 Rebels (58) and faced the minimum 15 batters through five innings — walking Preston Helms in the second inning but getting a double play from his defense. Koerner also had three innings in which he got all three outs for his team with strikeouts. Rebels senior Dillon Durham broke up the no-hitter in the sixth inning with a one-

Spring Break Baseball Six county teams are playing in tournaments over the break, and have combined for an 11-3 record since Monday.

Today’s Games South Stanly Tournament Sun Valley vs. W. Montgomery, 4:30 p.m. Parkwood vs. Concord, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Games South Stanly Tournament Parkwood vs. West Montgomery, 2 p.m. Sun Valley vs. Robinson, 7 p.m.

out dribbler down the third base line. Durham was able to beat out the throw. Parkwood junior Craig Brooks did the only other damage in the seventh inning

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Parkwood first baseman Preston Helms, right, tags out Blaine Hill on a pick off by Rebels pitcher Wilson Conley on Thursday. with a sharp hit down the third base line for a single. The Rebels were in the game until Robinson reeled off four runs in the top of the sixth inning to give them a 7-0 lead.

The victory was revenge for Robinson after losing to the Rebels 9-4 on the road in the season opener for both teams on March 1.

See REBELS / Page 3B

Duke has case for being nation’s best program Tar Heels fans might not like it, and they’re not required to, but Duke carried the flag for the ACC and the state of North Carolina by winning the national title in men’s basketball earlier this week. North Carolina should return to form next season, with the addition of incoming freshman Harrison Barnes, who already projects as the first player picked in the 2011 NBA draft. But for now, the Blue Devils have staked their claim as the nation’s best program over the past two decades. Duke has now won four national titles in the past 20 years — 1991, 1992, 2001 and now 2010. Only three other schools have won multiple NCAA titles

My View

Jerry Snow E-J Sports Editor during that stretch: UNC (1993, 2005, 2009), Florida (2006, 2007) and Kentucky (1996, 1998). As if we didn’t already know, Mike Krzyzewski reminded us he’s a basketball genius. Year after year, he maxes out his team’s talent. This might have been Krzyzewski’s best coaching job.

I have been critical of Coach K in recent years because he committed to the four-guard offense and relied too much on the 3-point shot. The Blue Devils were exiting the tournament early because they gave up too much size in the post and didn’t have enough good athletes to offset it. Give Krzyzewski credit, this deep in his coaching career, for learning from his experience as the gold-medal head coach of our U.S. Olympic team. By working with NBA coaches and post players for most of this decade, Krzyzewski has gained a better understanding of how the pros get production from their big guys in the pick and roll. So when Krzyzewski finally

had a team with depth in the post, he was better prepared than ever to use them. Duke’s top three scorers — Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith — get most of the credit for the title, and they should. But if not for the development of 7-1 senior center Brian Zoubek, I doubt the Blue Krzyzewski Devils win it all this year. Zoubek lacks athleticism, but his toughness on the glass and hustle made him a catalyst during the title run.

See DUKE / Page 2B


2B / Friday, April 9, 2010

The Enquirer-Journal

Tiger takes backseat to old-timers AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — What year is it anyway? Fifty-year-old Fred Couples leads the Masters. Sixty-yearold Tom Watson is one stroke behind. A pair of 52-year-olds, Sandy Lyle and Bernhard Langer, also broke par Thursday. They turned the opening round at Augusta National into old-timers day. “How about that?” marveled Tiger Woods, who garnered most of the attention coming back from a five-month layoff and a humiliating sex scandal. “Winning breeds winning, winning breeds a lot of confidence. Whether you win on the regular tour, mini-tour, senior tour, it doesn’t matter.” Couples and Watson still know a thing or two about winning, even though they no longer play regularly on the PGA Tour. Wearing tennis shoes and no socks, Couples arrived at Augusta coming off three straight wins on the Champions Tour, and he showed he can still keep up with those young whippersnappers, too. He posted the best score of his Masters career, a 6-under 66, to become the tournament’s oldest outright leader after the

first round. “Shocking,” Couples said. Not really. Like all past champions, he knows his way around this place — every little hump in the green, every little spot you just can’t afford to be. That sort of inside knowledge is strengthened by the unique nature of the Masters, the only major played at the same course every year. “I know the course very well. I know where to miss shots,” said Couples, who won the Masters in 1992 in the midst of making the cut in 23 straight appearances, matching the tournament record. “When I play well, I should shoot in the 60s here.” Watson matched his best Masters round ever, a 67 that showed his stirring run in last year’s British Open was no fluke. Then again, he had every reason to be confident after winning a Champions Tour event and finishing sixth at Dubai against a strong field from the regular European tour. Also, the guy on the bag provided plenty of inspiration.

Watson’s son, Michael, served as his caddie. “That was a big treat for me to have him out there,” the father said. “I wanted to show him that I could play Augusta. He said, ’Dad, you can still do this.”’ Watson hasn’t given up on becoming golf ’s oldest major champion. He had a shot to win the British Open last summer at age 59, but missed a par putt on the 72nd hole and lost to Stewart Cink in a playoff. Shortly after sunrise, Watson went out to watch old friends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer hit the ceremonial tee shots. Then, it was time to play for real. “It’s a long shot for somebody of our age, honestly, to do it,” Watson said. “But still, they can do it.” Lyle (69) and Langer (71) are right in the thick of things, as well. The Scotsman put up his lowest Masters score since 1992, while the German was atop the leaderboard for much of the morning before finishing with two straight bogeys.

“It’s just a real blessing to be here in the first place,” said Langer, a two-time winner who missed the cut the last four years. “To be able to play that long and stay competitive, and then have the kind of day that I had today is pretty special.” Asked if a 50-year-old could win the tournament, the German said it’s definitely possible. “There’s a handful of us, like Fred Couples, Tom Watson and a handful of others,” Langer said. “I think I’ve proven over the years that I can play this game, and when I play well I can pretty much win anywhere.” Lyle also felt good about his game, and said beforehand that he still believed he could be somewhat competitive at the Masters for another eight or nine years. “I’ve been hitting the ball well,” he said coming off the 18th green. “And driving the ball nicely out of the fairway, better than I have in years and years, with plenty of power. And the direction is good. There’s a lot of good shots that I hit out there. That was about as good as I probably could have done.”

Duke

his Blue Devils have played for the national championship eight times and made three other Final Fours. Taking it back a little further, there’s strong evidence to support North Carolina as the nation’s best state for college basketball

over the past 30 years. Since 1982, this state has produced the national champion a remarkable nine times out of 29 chances. Duke and UNC have four each during that stretch, and N.C. State won it in 1983. And even though the ACC

might not have been as deep this season, it’s still the best conference in the country. Duke’s 61-59 win over Butler on Monday marks the league’s fifth national champion in the last 10 years — three more than any other conference can boast.

Continued from Page 1B What Krzyzewski has done at Duke is amazing. Over the last 25 years,

Scoreboard

Call scores in at (704) 261-2253 National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str Home Away Conf

y-Boston

49

29 .628

5-5

W-1

24-15

25-14

32-16

Toronto

38

40 .487

11

4-6

L-3

24-15

14-25

27-21

New York

28

50 .359

21

4-6

L-1

17-22

11-28

19-29

Philadelphia

26

52 .333

23

2-8

L-5

12-27

14-25

14-35

New Jersey

11

67 .141

38

4-6

L-2

7-32

4-35

7-41

Southeast Division

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str Home Away Conf

y-Orlando

55

23 .705

8-2

W-2

32-7

23-16

35-13

x-Atlanta

49

29 .628

6

5-5

L-2

32-7

17-22

28-20

x-Miami

44

34 .564

11

9-1

W-9

23-16

21-18

29-19

x-Charlotte

42

36 .538

13

7-3

W-2

30-9

12-27

25-24

Washington

24

54 .308

31

3-7

L-1

14-25

10-29

16-32

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str Home Away Conf

z-Cleveland

61

18 .772

7-3

L-1

35-4

26-14

38-11

x-Milwaukee

44

34 .564 16 1/2

6-4

W-3

28-11

16-23

29-19

Chicago

38

40 .487 22 1/2

7-3

W-1

23-17

15-23

25-23

Indiana

30

48 .385 30 1/2

8-2

W-2

22-17

8-31

21-27

Detroit

25

53 .321 35 1/2

2-8

W-2

17-23

8-30

17-32

Central Division

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str Home Away Conf

x-Dallas

51

27 .654

5-5

W-1

27-13

24-14

29-19

x-San Antonio 48

30 .615

3

7-3

L-1

28-11

20-19

29-19

Houston

40

38 .513

11

4-6

W-2

22-17

18-21

27-22

Memphis

39

39 .500

12

3-7

L-3

23-17

16-22

21-28

New Orleans

35

44 .443 16 1/2

2-8

L-4

23-16

12-28

24-25

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str Home Away Conf

x-Denver

51

27 .654

5-5

W-3

x-Utah

Northwest Division

32-6

19-21

32-16

51

28 .646

1/2

7-3

L-1

32-8

19-20

29-20

x-Oklahoma City 48

30 .615

3

6-4

L-2

25-14

23-16

26-22

x-Portland

48

30 .615

3

8-2

W-2

25-13

23-17

31-17

Minnesota

15

63 .192

36

1-9

L-3

10-29

5-34

8-41

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

y-L.A. Lakers

55

22 .714

6-4

L-1

33-6

22-16

33-14

x-Phoenix

51

27 .654 4 1/2

9-1

W-1

30-9

21-18

32-16

L.A. Clippers

27

51 .346 28 1/2

2-8

L-6

19-19

8-32

13-35

Golden State

24

54 .308 31 1/2

5-5

W-1

17-22

7-32

13-35

Sacramento

24

54 .308 31 1/2

1-9

L-8

17-21

7-33

15-33

Pacific Division

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Wednesday’s Games Indiana 113, New York 105 Boston 115, Toronto 104 Orlando 121, Washington 94 Detroit 90, Atlanta 88 Miami 99, Philadelphia 95 Houston 113, Utah 96 Milwaukee 108, New Jersey 89 Golden State 116, Minnesota 107 Charlotte 104, New Orleans 103 Denver 98, Oklahoma City 94 Dallas 110, Memphis 84 Portland 93, L.A. Clippers 85 Phoenix 112, San Antonio 101 Thursday’s Games Chicago 109, Cleveland 108 L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, late L.A. Lakers at Denver, late Today’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New York at Orlando, 7 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Chicago at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Str Home Away Conf

Auto racing 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings

Feb. 6 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Kasey Kahne) Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American, Las Vegas (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Jimmie Johnson) March 28 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. April 18 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H.

July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — LifeLock.com 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 11 — Richmond 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 19 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 26 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 10 — Pepsi Max 400, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — NASCAR Banking 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. Oct. 31 — AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — Lone Star 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Arizona 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race 2010 Driver Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson, 898 2. Greg Biffle, 884 3. Matt Kenseth, 882 4. Kevin Harvick, 837 5. Jeff Burton, 785 6. Kurt Busch, 776 7. Jeff Gordon, 773 8. Tony Stewart, 770 9. Clint Bowyer, 747 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 739 11. Paul Menard, 735 12. Brian Vickers, 734 13. Joey Logano, 728 14. Carl Edwards, 727 15. Denny Hamlin, 710 16. Kyle Busch, 703 17. Mark Martin, 684 18. Martin Truex Jr., 668 19. Jamie McMurray, 654 20. Kasey Kahne, 620

2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, standings

Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300, Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts Turf Builder 300 (Justin Allgaier) April 3 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Avondale, Ariz. April 17 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 24 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Richmond 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET Auto Service 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated Auto Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. June 12 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky. June 19 — Road America 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. June 26 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 2 — Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Dollar General 300 Powered By Coca-Cola, Joliet, Ill. July 17 — Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, Madison, Ill. July 24 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis July 31 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 7 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 14 — Carfax 250, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 20 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Aug. 29 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal Sep. 4 — Atlanta 300, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va. Sep. 25 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. Oct. 2 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 9 — Camping World 300, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 15 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Gateway 250, Madison, Ill. Nov. 6 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Arizona 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla. 2010 Driver Standings 1. Carl Edwards, 820 2. Brad Keselowski, 804 3. Justin Allgaier, 799 4. Kyle Busch, 764 5. Kevin Harvick, 759 6. Paul Menard, 658

7. Joey Logano, 589 8. Mike Wallace, 570 9. Greg Biffle, 563 10. Michael Annett, 544 11. Steve Wallace, 527 12. Scott Lagasse Jr., 521 13. Trevor Bayne, 520 14. Brian Scott, 504 15. Jason Leffler, 501 16. Brendan Gaughan, 491 17. John Wes Townley, 484 18. Tony Raines, 480 19. Joe Nemechek, 472 20. Scott Riggs, 465

Pro golf Masters Tee Times

All Times EDT At Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga. a-amateur Friday 7:50 a.m. — Ben Crane, Simon Dyson, Michael Campbell 8:01 a.m. — Larry Mize, Ryan Palmer, Chris Wood 8:12 a.m. — Sandy Lyle, Justin Leonard, Kevin Na 8:23 a.m. — Ben Crenshaw, Steve Flesch, a-Ben Martin 8:34 a.m. — Ryan Moore, Ross Fisher, Nick Watney 8:45 a.m. — Trevor Immelman, Soren Hansen, John Rollins 8:56 a.m. — Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner, Sean O’Hair 9:07 a.m. — Thongchai Jaidee, Ben Curtis, Soren Kjeldsen 9:18 a.m. — Camilo Villegas, Kenny Perry, Rory McIlroy 9:29 a.m. — Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, a-Chang-won Han 9:40 a.m. — Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia, Shingo Katayama 10:02 a.m. — Miguel Angel Jimenez, Edoardo Molinari, Lucas Glover 10:13 a.m. — Charl Schwartzel, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington 10:24 a.m. — Yuta Ikeda, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker 10:35 a.m. — Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, K.J. Choi 10:46 a.m. — Adam Scott, David Duval, Ricky Barnes. 10:57 a.m. — Nathan Green, Heath Slocum, Louis Oosthuizen 11:08 a.m. — Craig Stadler, John Merrick, Jerry Kelly 11:19 a.m. — Ian Woosnam, Brian Gay, Marc Leishman 11:30 a.m. — Bernhard Langer, Scott Verplank, a-Brad Benjamin 11:41 a.m. — John Senden, David Toms, Graeme McDowell 11:52 a.m. — Mark O’Meara, Rory Sabbatini, a-Nathan Smith 12:14 p.m. — Martin Kaymer, Geoff Ogilvy, Luke Donald 12:25 p.m. — Tom Watson, Tim Clark, Steve Marino 12:36 p.m. — Bill Haas, Todd Hamilton, Anders Hansen 12:47 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Oliver Wilson, Alvaro Quiros 12:58 p.m. — Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, a-Matteo Manassero 1:09 p.m. — Chad Campbell, Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey 1:20 p.m. — Ernie Els, Anthony Kim, Ryo Ishikawa 1:31 p.m. — Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk, a-Byeong-Hun An 1:42 p.m. — Phil Mickelson, Robert Allenby, Y.E. Yang 1:53 p.m. — Retief Goosen, Hunter Mahan, Robert Karlsson

Masters Scores

Thursday At Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga. Purse: TBA Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round (a-amateur)

Fred Couples 34-32 — Tom Watson 34-33 — Lee Westwood 35-32 — Phil Mickelson 35-32 — Y.E. Yang 35-32 — K.J. Choi 35-32 — Anthony Kim 33-35 — Nick Watney 34-34 — Ian Poulter 34-34 — Tiger Woods 33-35 — Ricky Barnes 36-32 — David Toms 35-34 — Sandy Lyle 35-34 — Trevor Immelman 36-33 — Charl Schwartzel 35-34 — Adam Scott 37-32 — Francesco Molinari 35-35 — Soren Kjeldsen 33-37 — Zach Johsnon 35-35 — Yuta Ikeda 37-33 — Matt Kuchar 33-37 — Bernhard Langer 33-38 — John Senden 36-35 — Steve Marino 33-38 — Dustin Johnson 37-34 — Mike Weir 36-35 — a-Matteo Manassero 35-36 —

66 67 67 67 67 67 68 68 68 68 68 69 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 71 71

Local Events Today High School Baseball Sun Valley vs. W. Montgomery (at South Stanly), 4:30 p.m. Parkwood vs. Concord (at South Stanly), 7 p.m.

What’s

on

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Today Auto Racing Noon ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, at Avondale, Ariz. 1 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Subway Fresh Fit 600, at Avondale, Ariz. 3:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Subway Fresh Fit 600, at Avondale, Ariz. 5 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, at Avondale, Ariz. 7 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Subway Fresh Fit 600, at Avondale, Ariz. 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, at Avondale, Ariz. NBA 8:30 p.m. FOXSportsCarolinas — Charlotte at Houston GOLF 4 p.m. ESPN — The Masters, second round, at Augusta, Ga. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers or Atlanta at Washington 9:30 p.m. VERSUS — Chicago at Colorado

Ernie Els 35-36 — Hunter Mahan 37-34 — Robert Karlsson 36-35 — Ben Crane 36-35 — Nathan Green 36-36 — Heath Slocum 36-36 — John Merrick 36-36 — Jerry Kelly 35-37 — Marc Leishman 38-34 — Bill Haas 35-37 — Ryo Ishikawa 35-37 — Robert Allenby 39-33 — Ryan Palmer 35-37 — Ryan Moore 36-36 — Sean O’Hair 36-36 — Kenny Perry 36-36 — Miguel Angel Jimenez 37-35 — Scott Verplank 36-37 — a-Brad Benjamin 38-35 — Angel Cabrera 33-40 — Ben Curtis 38-35 — Steve Stricker 37-36 — Brian Gay 34-40 — a-Nathan Smith 35-39 — Geoff Ogilvy 40-34 — Luke Donald 39-35 — Todd Hamilton 35-39 — Retief Goosen 35-39 — Kevin Na 37-37 — Soren Hansen 39-35 — Thongchai Jaidee 37-37 — Camilo Villegas 37-37 — Rory McIlroy 37-37 — Sergio Garcia 37-37 — Padraig Harrington 37-37 — Louis Oosthuizen 36-39 — Graeme McDowell 40-35 — Mark O’Meara 38-37 — Rory Sabbatini 36-39 — Tim Clark 35-40 — Alvaro Quiros 36-39 — Paul Casey 36-39 — Justin Leonard 37-38 — Steve Flesch 40-35 — a-Ben Martin 36-39 — John Rollins 34-41 — Jason Dufner 36-39 — Shingo Katayama 38-37 — Martin Kaymer 38-38 — Larry Mize 37-39 — Vijay Singh 38-38 — Edoardo Molinari 37-39 — Lucas Glover 37-39 — Stewart Cink 35-41 — David Duval 35-41 — Simon Dyson 38-39 — Ben Crenshaw 40-37 — Ross Fisher 39-38 — Oliver Wilson 40-38 — a-Byeong-Hun An 39-39 — Chris Wood 41-37 — Craig Stadler 42-37 — Chad Campbell 38-41 — a-Chang-won Han 39-40 — Anders Hansen 39-41 — Jim Furyk 36-44 — Henrik Stenson 41-39 — Ian Woosnam 41-40 — Michael Campbell 41-42 —

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Pro baseball MLB standings All Times EDT

American League East Division W L Pct New York 2 1 .667 Tampa Bay 2 1 .667 Toronto 2 1 .667 Baltimore 1 2 .333 Boston 1 2 .333

GB — — — 1 1

Central Division W L Pct Detroit 2 1 .667 Minnesota 2 1 .667 Chicago 1 1 .500 Cleveland 1 1 .500 Kansas City 1 2 .333

GB — — 1/2 1/2 1

West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 3 1 .750 — Los Angeles 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Texas 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Seattle 1 3 .250 2 Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Boston 1, 10 innings Toronto 7, Texas 4 Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 3, Detroit 2, 11 innings Minnesota 4, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 6, Seattle 5 Thursday’s Games Toronto 3, Texas 1 Detroit 7, Kansas City 3 Oakland 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Today’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 3:10 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

National League East Division W L Pct Atlanta 2 1 .667 Florida 2 1 .667 Philadelphia 2 1 .667 New York 1 2 .333 Washington 1 2 .333 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 2 1 .667 Pittsburgh 2 1 .667 St. Louis 2 1 .667 Chicago 1 2 .333 Cincinnati 1 2 .333 Houston 0 3 .000

GB — — — 1 1 GB — — — 1 1 2

West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 3 0 1.000 — Arizona 2 1 .667 1 Colorado 1 2 .333 2 Los Angeles 1 2 .333 2 San Diego 1 2 .333 2 Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee 5, Colorado 4 San Francisco 10, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 4, L.A. Dodgers 3, 10 innings Philadelphia 8, Washington 4 Atlanta 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Florida 7, N.Y. Mets 6, 10 innings St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 3 Arizona 5, San Diego 3 Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 10, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1 Washington 6, Philadelphia 5 Chicago Cubs 2, Atlanta 0 Florida 3, N.Y. Mets 1 Today’s Games San Diego (Richard 0-0) at Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 0-0) at San Francisco (Sanchez 0-0), 4:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Silva 0-0) at Cincinnati (Bailey 0-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 0-0) at Florida (Volstad 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Mock 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Happ 0-0) at Houston (Norris 0-0), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 0-0) at Milwaukee (Bush 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-0) at Arizona (R. Lopez 0-0), 9:40 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:05 p.m.

Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Claimed OF Jai Miller off waivers from Florida and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). Transferred LHP Josh Outman to the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS—Selected the contract of RHP Jesus Colome from Tacoma (PCL). Designated OF Ryan Langerhans for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS—Placed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of C Matt Treanor from Oklahoma City (PCL). Transferred RHP Warner Madrigal to the 60-day DL. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Yovani Gallardo on a five-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Optioned RHP Andrew Carpenter to Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released INF Ramon Vazquez unconditionally. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed OL Eric Ghiaciuc. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed DE Jason Hatcher and NT Junior Siavii. COLLEGE OKLAHOMA—Announced sophomore G Willie Warren will enter NBA draft. PENN STATE—Announced junior G Talor Battle will enter the NBA draft. TEXAS—Announced freshman G Avery Bradley will enter the NBA draft.


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Wells blanks Braves for Cubs’ first 2010 win ATLANTA (AP) — Randy Wells and the Cubs called on their Georgia connections to give Chicago its first win of the season. Tyler Colvin, who was born in Augusta, Ga., and Marlon Byrd, from Sprayberry High near Atlanta, hit home runs and Wells pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Cubs past the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Thursday night. Carlos Marmol stranded two baserunners in the ninth inning for his first save. Atlanta’s Chipper Jones left the game after the third inning with a strained right oblique and said he may miss the team’s weekend series at San Francisco. Colvin and Byrd said they grew up as Braves fans. Colvin’s hometown is across the state line in North Augusta, S.C. He said it was easy to pull for the Braves as a kid. “It’s only about two hours away,” said Colvin, making his first start. “It’s an easy drive.” Added Byrd: “I love the Braves.” Colvin hit his first major league homer in the second inning. Colvin, who hit .468 in spring training to win a roster spot, gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead with the shot into the right field seats. He started for Alfonso Soriano in left field. A fan threw the home-run ball back onto the field. A ball boy then tossed the ball into the stands by the rightfield line as Cubs players yelled from COLVIN the edge of the dugout for Colvin’s souvenir to be saved. “If I get it, I’ll send it to my granddad and let him put it up somewhere,” Colvin said. Byrd’s fourth-inning homer increased the lead to 2-0. The Cubs managed only four hits. “I had to get some hits before I get to Chicago, or I’d get some boos,” said Byrd, who spent the last three seasons with the Rangers. Byrd signed a three-year deal with the Cubs as a free agent. Wells, who combined with four relievers on the eight-hit shutout, outpitched Tommy Hanson in a matchup of top 2009 rookies. The Cubs avoided a three-game sweep. John Grabow, who gave up Jones’ two-run homer in the eighth inning of the Braves’ 3-2 win on Wednesday night, was called on in the eighth again. He walked Brian McCann, the only batter he faced, to put runners on first and second. Marmol ended the inning when Troy Glaus grounded out to third base. “It was the same situation in the eighth inning as last night, except Chipper Jones wasn’t in the lineup,” said Cubs manager Lou Piniella. Marmol gave up a leadoff single to Yunel Escobar in the ninth. Rookie Jason Heyward, who was 0 for 4, struck out on three pitches before Marmol walked Nate McLouth. Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske hit a fly ball to deep center field which allowed Escobar to advance to third base, but Marmol struck out Melky Cabrera to end the game.

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Sun Valley’s Danny Sawyer, right, slides into third base during Thursday’s game. Sawyer, a sophomore, was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in the Spartans’ 5-3 victory.

Spartans Continued from Page 1B With runners on first and second and one out in the fifth, Smith induced a fly out to center that allowed the runner from second to move to third. He got out of the inning with another impressive defensive play by Stein, who jumped up and caught a liner for the third out. Smith allowed the tying run in the sixth. Dylan Pack singled and stole second, and Burris’ single put runners on first and third with one out. Matt Bodsford then laid down a suicide squeeze to score Pack and even the game at 3. Neither team could notch a run in the seventh inning, sending the game into extras. With nobody on and two outs in the eighth, Cook got on with

a single and stole second before Austin Smith was hit by a pitch. Ben Hatchel came on as a pinch hitter for Danny Sawyer and beat out an infield single. An error allowed Cook to score the go-ahead run. Austin Smith added an insurance run on a wild pitch to make it 5-3 entering the bottom half. Steven Blythe came on in the eighth to finish off the game and induced a flyout to right field, then he sat down Goodman with three straight strikes. After walking BLYTHE Pack, Blythe got Burris to hit a ground ball to second base and Stein made the easy play at second for the final out of the game. “We didn’t hit as well as we would like, but the thing I was

proud of was we made all of the routine plays,” said Spartans coach Rocky Richar. “That gave us a chance to stay in the ball game. They competed but we made routine plays. We didn’t give them extra outs. We didn’t hit it well but we put it in play, put pressure on their defense and in a critical situation their defense didn’t make a couple plays.” Timberlake finished the game 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored and Ryan Smith pitched seven innings. He gave up eight hits while the Spartans’ defense made just one error. Ryan Smith also went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI, while Sawyer was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, and Cook went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. The Spartans, who have won nine of their last 11 games, will play West Montgomery today at 4:30 p.m. on day two of the South Stanly Tournament.

Butler coach gets 12-year contract

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Robinson’s Brody Koerner carried a no-hitter into the sixth and helped his team avenge a season-opening loss to the Rebels.

Rebels Continued from Page 1B Tyler Sciaudone hit a home run for the Bulldogs to lead off the

sixth inning and teammate Blaine Hill hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning. Sophomore Wilson Conley took the loss on the mound for the Rebels, going six innings and giving up 11 hits while walking four bat-

ters and striking out two. The Rebels face Concord today at 7 p.m. at South Stanly High in the nightcap of Day 2. The Spiders lost to Sun Valley, 5-3, in eight innings on Thursday. The tournament concludes on Saturday.

Bulls beat Cavs with James sitting out CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 24 points, Kirk Hinrich had 23 and the Chicago Bulls survived some shaky free-throw shooting down the stretch to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-108 with LeBron James on the sideline on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Joakim Noah added 17 points and 15 boards, and the Bulls moved into a tie with eighth-place Toronto in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors hold the tiebreaker, but with Chris Bosh injured, Chicago’s odds are looking good.

The Bulls prevailed even though Rose and Deng each missed two free throws in the final 15 seconds and Cleveland’s Mo Williams scored a season-high 35 points on a night when James sat out to rest some bumps and bruises. Chicago let a 12-point third-quarter lead slip away and couldn’t put Cleveland away after going back up by seven in the fourth. The Cavaliers were leading 108-107 after Williams’ 3-pointer with 1:29 remaining. Noah answered with a tip-in to put Chicago back on top, and the Bulls hung on.

Taj Gibson blocked Williams’ layup with 26 seconds left and the Cavaliers couldn’t take advantage after Deng missed two free throws with 14.4 seconds left. Anderson Varejao put up an airball on a jumper and Moon had a layup blocked by Noah with 1.9 seconds left. Rose missed two free throws, but it didn’t matter. With the league’s best record locked up and the playoffs approaching, Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is taking a cautious approach with James. The last thing he needs is to see his superstar go down like Bosh, who suffered a

facial injury against the Cavaliers, or Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut. So James watched from the sideline dressed in a suit and he’s a gametime decision for Friday’s matchup with Indiana. Williams did his part, scoring 12 on four 3-pointers in the fourth. Antawn Jamison added 23 points and Jamario Moon scored 14. NOTES: Cavaliers G Delonte West missed his second straight game with lower back spasms. ... Sebastian Telfair had eight points in his first appearance since the Cavs acquired him from the Los Angeles Clippers.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Stevens is content to keep coaching the Butler way. The 33-year-old coach, who came within a buzzer-beating shot of winning the NCAA men’s basketball championship, signed a 12-year deal Thursday that extends through the 2021-22 season. Team spokesman Jim McGrath declined to say how much the deal was worth, though Stevens had a total compensation package of $750,000 last season. Athletic director Barry Collier acknowledged Tuesday that Stevens was in line for a pay raise. The Bulldogs got the man they wanted to stay. “Brad has demonstrated that he’s the right fit for Butler University,” Collier said in a statement. “Our program has grown under his leadership, and we’re excited about our future under his direction.” Stevens is expected to answer questions at a news conference Friday morning. The move should end, at least temporarily, speculation that Stevens would jump to a BCSconference school. Jobs at Oregon, of the Pac-10, and two ACC schools, Clemson and Wake Forest, are open. But Stevens had said Tuesday that he would speak with Collier, a Butler alum and former head basketball coach, before entertaining thoughts of leaving. Collier never gave Stevens, one of college basketball’s best young coaches, a chance to reconsider. “Tracy and I are thrilled and STEVENS very thankful for the opportunity to continue to play a role for Butler University,” Stevens, referring to his wife, said in a statement. “We are already looking forward to the 2010-11 season.” Stevens just completed the most successful season in school history. The Bulldogs won a school-record 33 games, set the Butler mark with a 25-game winning streak and became the only Division I team to finish with a perfect conference record this season. Butler reached the regional semifinals for the third time since 2003 and advanced to the title game by upsetting Syracuse, Kansas State and Michigan State. The Bulldogs lost to Duke on Monday night in the closest title game in two decades. Along the way, Butler went from virtual unknown to household name, and Stevens’ exposure made him the hottest person on the coaching carousel. But Stevens has never followed the conventional road. He has produced the school’s only two 30win seasons and is 89-15 in three seasons with the Bulldogs. The 89 victories are a national record for coaches over their first three seasons. Stevens was also the Horizon League coach of the year each of the past two seasons. So the Bulldogs hoped they wouldn’t have to make a change. Butler has now answered one of the two biggest questions it faced this offseason. The other question is whether sophomore swingman Gordon Hayward will leave early for the NBA. That answer might not come until next week, at the earliest, but the Bulldogs are hoping that Stevens’ return will sway Hayward to come back.


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Race: Subway Fresh Fit 600 Where: Phoenix International Raceway When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX 2009 winner: Mark Martin

CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS

NATIONWIDE SERIES

Race: Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Where: Phoenix International Raceway When: Friday, 9 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN2 2009 winner: Greg Biffle (right)

Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 Where: Kansas Speedway When: May 2, 12:30 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2009 Winner: Mike Skinner

By RICK MINTER / Cox Newspapers NOTEBOOK

Being their own boss pays off

Reed Sorenson, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota, watches scoring in the garage area during Friday’s practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee. (NASCAR photo)

Contender again

Driving the No. 32, Sorenson concentrates on the win Reed Sorenson appears to be doing exactly what he said he would do when he stepped back to a partial Nationwide Series schedule after losing his Sprint Cup ride at Richard Petty Motorsports. He said in the preseason that he looked at his 23-race deal with Braun Racing as taking a career step back as part of a plan to eventually make a bigger step forward. He figured that he could use his time in the No. 32 Toyota to recapture the feeling of being a contender every time out, of racing for wins instead of being mired in mid-pack. In the process he’d make himself more attractive to a Cup team owner, and he expects the job market to offer more opportunities in 2011 than it did this year. On Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway, where in 2005 he got his first major NASCAR win, Sorenson almost got back to Victory Lane in just his second time out this season. He finished second to race winner Kevin Harvick and appeared to be gaining on the leader when the laps ran out.

“Even when there were 10 laps to go, I thought we could get [Harvick], and with five laps to go, I still thought we could,” Sorenson told reporters after the race. “I could taste it. That was a feeling that I felt in this car a few times last year, and the second time this year we’ve already felt it again. “These guys do a great job, and I can’t wait till next weekend.” The one-time Legends racing star was back to talking about winning, and it’s realistic, unlike many of his days on the Cup side of the garage, where his odds of winning often were slim. In four full seasons in Cup, he went winless with five top-five and 14 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 25.3. On the other hand, in his four career starts in Braun’s No. 32 Toyota, his average finish is 3.5. “When we ran this car last year, we had a second and a third the two times I ran it,” he said. “Now I have another second. Every time I get in this car, we’re fast. These guys do a good job, and we’re going back

There was a time in NASCAR when being both driver and owner didn’t work out so well. Darrell Waltrip, Ricky Rudd, Bill Elliott and Brett Bodine were among those who tried being their own bosses, with limited success. But the driver-owner combo seems to work today, at least when the combination features a Sprint Cup driver owning his own Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck Series teams. (It’s still a struggle for Cup drivers to own their own Cup teams, as Waltrip, Elliott, Rudd and others found out years ago.) At Nashville Superspeedway last weekend, driver/owners swept the track’s first-ever NASCAR double-header with Kyle Busch taking Friday’s truck race in his Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota and Kevin Harvick winning the Nationwide Series race on Saturday in his Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet. It was Busch’s first major NASCAR win as a driver/owner, but Harvick’s Nashville triumph was his fourth of the season in a KHI entry. He also won the Nationwide race at Las Vegas and two truck races, at Atlanta and Martinsville. But for Busch, it only took his four races as an owner to get his first victory under the Kyle Busch Motorsports banner. The 24-year-old Las Vegas native started on the pole at Nashville and dominated the race, leading 131 of 150 laps to get his 17th career truck series victory. “It feels pretty awesome,” Busch told reporters at Nashville after his win. “This is so cool – to win in your own stuff and to have these guys behind me who worked so hard ... Eric Phillips [crew chief] did an awesome job with this truck.” Busch acknowledged that series points leader Timothy Peters, who finished fourth, was his strongest challenger. “Timothy ran a great race,” Busch said. “He was really, really fast, there, on the long runs, and I was surprised to see him go by. His truck was pretty good at that point.” Busch, for the record, kept his guitar trophy intact this time. Last year he set off a firestorm of controversy by smashing the track’s signature trophy in Victory Lane after winning a Nationwide Series race. His latest truck win gives him 64 career victories in NASCAR’s top three series – Sprint Cup (16), Nationwide (31) and Truck (17).

Leffler, Buescher ‘have at it’

Reed Sorenson driving the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota. (NASCAR photo) to Phoenix next week and I’m in the car again. I look forward to that.” The Nashville success comes at a good time for him, heading into Phoenix where he finished third last year. “Today proved that we could do it, so we just have to keep working hard so we can get a little bit better so we can win,” he said. And he said he’ll be in better shape when he returns to

Nashville in June for the track’s second Nationwide race of the season. “We just have to go back and look at where our problems were because we kind of fought the same problems in the race that we did in practice, so that’s a good thing,” he said. “It stayed pretty consistent … “If we can fix those two little things that we have a problem with then we can apply it to the June race.”

NASCAR fans unimpressed with changes

The boys at Nashville Superspeedway appeared to be heeding NASCAR’s instructions to “have at it.” Jason Leffler and James Buescher wrecked on Lap 43, with Leffler getting the worst end of the deal and having to take his No. 38 Toyota to the garage for repairs. He then returned to the track, and just as Carl Edwards hunted down Brad Keselowski and crashed him at the Cup race in Atlanta in retaliation for an earlier incident, Leffler apparently sought out Buescher and wrecked him. NASCAR officials thought it was intentional and parked Leffler for the remainder of the race, as they did Edwards at Atlanta, although both drivers had little hopes at that point of significantly improving their final finishing positions. Unlike Edwards, Leffler, when confronted by reporters, didn’t admit much of anything about the second wreck. “I can tell you that my car was really fast there, but it was hard to control,” he said. “I could have blown a tire or something. We were fast enough to catch a lot of cars that weren’t torn up and drove right back up to [Buescher]. “It’s just frustrating when you get taken out early like that, especially by a car that’s not as fast as you. Who knows what happened.”

SPRINT CUP POINTS 1. Jimmie Johnson 898; Leader

ASK RICK! “Are the changes made by NASCAR and its tracks in the off-season – allowing drivers more freedom to settle matters on the track, three attempts at green-white-checkered-flag finishes, more consistent starting times, reduced ticket prices, etc. – working?” A: After six races it doesn’t look much like it. Tracks are still struggling to fill seats, the most striking example being the thousands of empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway, which had sold out its previous 55 Cup races in a row. And at Martinsville Speedway the next week, the crowd was sparse, even considering the fact that the race was rained out until Monday. In past years, Martinsville’s crowd tended to stay over a day when it rained. Based on numerous emails from fans, one of the reasons is lingering discontent with the rules changes of recent years. Many old-line fans still don’t like the Car of Tomorrow and its rules that make all cars essentially alike regardless of manufacturer. They don’t like the Chase format, or the way races always seem to be settled with a fender-smashing shootout at the end. Many fans say that late-race action renders the rest of a 500-mile or 500-lap race relatively meaningless. Others cite the economy for not attending races, and some say they’ve grown tired of seeing Jimmie Johnson win so much. And many just don’t seem to identify with the drivers of today like they did with good ’ol Southern boys

2. Greg Biffle 884; behind -14 3. Matt Kenseth 882; behind -16 Race tracks are still struggling to fill seats. (Cox photo) like Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt early in their careers. They saw those drivers as one of their own, with grease under their fingernails and wrenches in their hands, unlike today’s drivers that they see being ushered around by handlers and bodyguards and living in luxury. Jeff Gordon pointed out in a recent interview that an unsophisticated talent like the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. would have a tough time getting into NASCAR today. “They’re going to have to win a lot, be really spectacular on the track,” Gordon said. “Sponsors are driving the sport. It’s gotten expensive, and you have to have a sponsor.” He pointed out that sponsors often prefer marketability over driving talent. He said some sponsors say: “We’d rather have this guy, even if he doesn’t win as much because we can market him.” TV ratings also haven’t been helped by the changes – or by the delays in the Daytona 500 due to the problems with the track and by rain at Martinsville. Overall, ratings have been flat, or down a bit so far this year. Got a question about NASCAR? Ask Rick! E-mail your question to rminter@racintoday.com

4. Kevin Harvick 837; behind -61 5. Jeff Burton 785; behind -113 6. Kurt Busch 776; behind -122 7. Jeff Gordon 773; behind -125 8. Tony Stewart 770; behind -128 9. Clint Bowyer 747; behind -151 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 739; behind -159 11. Paul Menard 735; behind -163 12. Brian Vickers 734; behind -164

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SPEAKING 16

Points separating Nationwide Series points leader Carl Edwards and second-place Brad Keselowski

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Non-Sprint Cup drivers in the top 10 in Nationwide Series points (Justin Allgaier, third; Mike Wallace, eighth; Michael Annett, 10th)

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Laps led in the past 10 Sprint Cup races at Phoenix International Raceway by Jimmie Johnson, tops among drivers

1,628

Nationwide Series points scored by Kevin Harvick in the past 10 races at Phoenix International Raceway, tops among drivers


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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION NOTICE OF EXECUTOR Having qualified as Executor of the ESTATE OF PATRICIA DEASON HARTIS of Union County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the ESTATE OF PATRICIA DEASON HARTIS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of June, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 12th day of March, 2010. Robert G. Hartis, Executor, 1724 Meadow Crest Court, Wesley Chapel, NC 28104 James Allen Lee, CALDWELL HELDER HELMS & ROBISON, P.A. P. O. Drawer 99 (314 N. Hayne St., 28112), Monroe, NC 28111-0099 March 19, 26, 2010 April 2, 9, 2010 09 SP 1399 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Edward B. Rowell and Emily T. Rowell husband and wife to R.J. Daniel, Trustee(s), which was dated December 9, 2005 and recorded on December 12, 2005 in Book 4010 at Page 172, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 20, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 249 Bonterra Subdivision, Phase 1, Map 1, as shown on a plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet I, File 337, in the Union County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 9005 Ladys Secret Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the

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sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Edward B. Rowell and wife, Emily T. Rowell. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-16146-FC01, 685632 April 9, 16, 2010

prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 5418 Fulton Ridge Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Joas Hans Pierre and wife, Renette L. Pierre. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-06795-FC01, 680982 April 2, 9, 2010

at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 53, in Block 1 of Somerset Subdivision, Phase 2, Map 7, as shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File No. 762, in the office of the register of deeds of Union County, which recorded map is incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 420 Belvedere Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Frank M. Grieco. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in

their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-25842-FC01, 669767 April 2, 9, 2010

09 SP 519 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Joas Hans Pierre aka Joas H Pierre and Renette L. Pierre, husband and wife to William R Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated July 28, 2007 and recorded on August 6, 2007 in Book 04647 at Page 0416, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: All that certain parcel of land situate in the City of Indian Trail, County of Union, State of North Carolina, being known and designated as follows: Being all of Lot 6 of Shiloh Trace Subdivision as shown on Plat Cabinet H at Page 674 and 676 of the Union County Public Registry. Tax/Parcel ID: 07093389 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or

10 SP 11 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Frank M. Grieco by Michael Grieco his Attorney-In-Fact and Rose M. Grieco by Michael Grieco her Attorney-InFact, Husband and Wife to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), which was dated May 24, 2006 and recorded on May 25, 2006 in Book 04173 at Page 0237, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2010

10 SP 155 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ruby E. Fernandez and Joseph F. Heyward to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated June 12, 2007 and recorded on June 13, 2007 in Book 04587 at Page 0191, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 20, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 164 Briarcrest- South, Map 1 of as same is shown on plat thereof recorded Plat Cabinet I Files 740-742, Union County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1800 Robbins Meadows Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environ-


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mental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ruby E. Fernandez and husband, Joseph F. Heyward. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-01205-FC01, 685627 April 9, 16, 2010

10 SP 156 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Joseph W. Rimmer, Jr. and wife, Kim D. Rimmer to Neal G. Helms Trustee(s), which was dated May 28, 1993 and recorded on June 1, 1993 in Book 631 at Page 355 and rerecorded/modified/corrected on June 8, 2005 in Book 3805, Page 180, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 20, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 27 of HUNLEY CREEK, as shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet C, File 404 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2227 Mill House Lane, Matthews, NC 28104. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Joseph W. Rimmer, Jr.. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-00316-FC01, 685402 April 9, 16, 2010

location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 20, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 34, Wysacky Park, according to the plat thereof, recorded in the Plat Book 7, Page 47, in the office of the register of deeds of Union County, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 414 Yamasee Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Libby Lee Peterson. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-23823-FC01, 685629 April 9, 16, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 10SP0284 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF DENISE WHITFIELD, GRANTOR TO NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE SCOTT A. MATTHEWS, Substitute Trustee, As recorded in Book 5275, Page 267, UNION County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee which Substitutes Scott A. Matthews as Substitute Trustee in place of Raymond L. Lancaster, Original Trustee, as recorded in Book 5275, Page 267, UNION Registry. Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by DENISE WHITFIELD, dated November 14, 2008, to Raymond L. Lancaster, Trustee and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for UNION County, N.C. in Book 5007, page 0014, and because of default in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the Owner and Holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for UNION County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned Scott A. Matthews, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on April 16, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. at the door of the UNION County Courthouse, Monroe, N.C. the following described real property (including the house and any other improvements thereof): Being all of Lot 16, WOODBRIDGE, Map 2, according to a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet I, File 24 of the Union County Public Registry. The address for the property is: 4304 Lawrence Daniel Dr, Matthews, NC 28104. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, current unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owners of the above described real property as reflected on the records of the UNION County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of the Notice are DENISE WHITFIELD. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 45-21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five percent (5%) of the total bid or $179,500.00. This sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 25th day of March, 2010. Scott A. Matthews, Substitute Trustee MATTHEWS LAW FIRM, P.A. PO Box 3471 504 First Ave SW Hickory, NC 28602 (828) 322-1688 April 2, 9, 2010

10 SP 175 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Libby Lee Peterson a single woman to R.J. Daniel, Trustee(s), which was dated March 8, 2007 and recorded on March 8, 2007 in Book 04482 at Page 0290, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary

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109 REAL ESTATE New Homes $99,900 Sat. 6-until, 622 N. Elms 2000 Grand Cherokee LTD, April 30 Deadline /$8,000 040 Help Wanted St. Marshville, kids cloth96k mi, NT, all leather int, refund $0 down payment REAL ESTATE - RENT ing/toys, furn, hshd, adult AP, SR, loaded, pewter. programs 704-607-2602 Avon- Do you need an clothing, misc items $7000. (980)328-5181 extra $200-500? Act now! 111 Commercial Rent Ft/Pt. Free gift. Medical MOBILE HOMES YARD SALE Ins. avail. 704/821-7398 Executive Offices with BAKE SALE Conference Room for lease Saturday, April 10 138 Mobile Homes - Rent HVAC Service Co. looking 104 Avon St. Utilities incl’d 8AM til 2PM for FT Secretary, Service 704-289-4604 / 201-3116 Hemby Bridge Nice 2br 2ba cent H/A 5 Tech, & Sales person. Community Center miles out of Monroe $550 call 704-821-6702 Secrest Shortcut Rd. Warehouse 2500sf with mo. dep & ref req’d Hemby Bridge, NC dock door, $1000mo. (704)283-4269 or 704Local HVAC co. seeking Household items, etc Hot 1630-C Concord Ave. www.enquirerjournal.com 577-2253 EXP’D Sales Consultant. dogs & burgers will be call (704)283-4697 INS/IRA/VAC/HOL. Fax sold Proceeds to benefit resume to 704-624-3830. the Hemby Bridge Com- Warehouse/office with 4’ munity League 704-882dock door. 2400 sf. Old Monroe manufacturing 2352 Charlotte Hwy. $600/Mo. company is looking for an (704)283-4697 entry level accounting Yard Sale Fri & Sat 8-1 clerk, must have working furn, hshd, book, clothes, knowledge of A/R, A/P 112 Apartments Martha Dr Lakeview Sub and basic accounting off Sunset rain cancels functions, Apply in per★ Monroe Apt. ★ son: Wood Designs 608 Yard Sale Sat 7-12 600 Call for free rent Broome Street Monroe, Craig St. clothes furn, special! Beautiful, NC 28110 or e-mail recomp-CPU only car sterquiet w/pool & paid sume: resumes@woodeos, shoes, books, hshd water Studio $410, designs.org 1br $475, 2br $560-$590 Yard Sale Sat. Bubba’s In3br $690 Powder coater in Monroe spection Station across 704-289-5949 job duties include sandfrom Quincy Hwy 200 N. blasing and loading racks. 7-until misc items.. ★★★★★★★★★★★ Heavy lifting required. 1/2 off 1st mo. rent !! Medical and dental bene090 Miscellaneous Ask about other specials fits. $10 per hour. Fax Completely Remodeled employment history to Old SAW DUST & MULCH 2br, 1.5ba Townhouse (704) 289-7202. Operatgood for flower beds & Small pets allowed ing hours are M-F 7am to shrubs. (704)764-3007 Shown by appt only 3:30pm with possible OT. 704-283-1912 093 Trailers ★★★★★★★★★★★ For Sale: Trailer 5x10 light, tilts, winch, 13 in. tires. Newly Remodeled good condition. (704)283Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba While many work-at2390 $600mo. home opportunities 704-283-3097

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Kids Consignment Sale First Baptist Ch. Indian Trail Sat. April 10th, 7:30-2pm 732 Indian Tr-Fairview Rd Infants-Juniors & MORE! Moving Sale Fri 12 noon thru Sat @5:00, 4604 Morgan Mill Rd furn W/D, hshd items, lots of everything

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Real Estate Listings To place an ad here please call Sharon at 704-261-2213 or email sharon@theej.com.

LEASE TO OWN!! 2322 Lexington Ave. (Near New Walter Bickett Elem.) 2224 heated sq. ft. Built in 2004. Like new inside and out 3-4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, stone and vinyl exterior, new appliances.

$169,900 to buy or lease to purchase. Call 704-488-7722

Lot $30,000 5930 Timbertop Lane Charlotte, NC 28215 Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

For Sale by Owner, 50 acres Piedmont schools, well installed perk permitted. Mostly wooded, some grass.

$500,000 Call day 704-291-1061 or night 704-289-1734

Hamilton Place • 2808 Arrowhead Ct. $172,500 3 Bed/2 1/2 Bath/+Bonus Room, 1760 sq. ft. / .39 acre premium lot, 2 Car Garage, Gas FP, New Paint, Carpet, ceramic tile, counter tops & gutters. Master suite w/trey ceiling. Contact Perkins Properties, 704-579-1364 MLS 717444

SKYECROFT .87 ac cul-de-sac lot. Gated Community with full amenities; Swim,Tennis, Club House. $189,000. MLS#850338.

Call Remax Executive: 704.602.8295, Lara Taylor

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops/ hardwoods and ceramic tile/jacuzzi jet master bath. Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Ranch home with all new tile flooring/all new neutral carpet thru out/Master bath has dual sinks/garden tubshower. Kitchen has new installed oven. Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

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Attention Golfers FOR SALE BY OWNER 2731 Rolling Hills Drive 704-283-6519 or 704-242-1303 Brick home w/approx. 3200 sq. ft. w/4 large BDs, 3 Full BAs, 2 half BAs, GR room w/rock fireplace w/gas logs. Formal dining room, Bkfst room & kitchen w/pantry. Rear deck overlooking large yard w/garden spot. Oversized garage. Porter Ridge School District.

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