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the loading dock at the Salisbury Post transformed into a stage for the annual Pops at the Post concert, which drew a sizeable crowd.
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ALISBURY — Tracy McMillin has enjoyed Pops at the Post with more than 50 close friends and family since it started seven years ago, They parked a car in the usual spot to mark the rallying point for the MCMILLIN festivities at 7 a.m. Saturday. It was the first vehicle in the lot. By 1 p.m., McMillin and
When Dr. James Davis takes over the top spot at Knox Middle School at the end of this school year, he won’t be walking in emptyhanded. The Rowan-Salisbury Principal of the Year has drafted a 100-day plan, which he says is already under way. Davis said the plan consists of more than 100 points and includes categories such as community outreach, effective communication, student achievement, staff development and school beautification. He said he looked at the school data, surveyed personnel and talked with Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom and Tina Mashburn, di- DAVIS rector of middle school education, to come up with the list. Although Davis has a plan in place, he recognizes the schools has challenges to overcome. “I think one of the biggest challenges is going to be breaking out of the stereotypes that surround Knox,” he said. “We need to break some of these false misconceptions becausen Knox has so much good and so much potential.” Knox parent Rhodes Woolly said he appreciates the fact that Davis is a “strengthbased leader.” “The community has focused so much attention on Knox’s weaknesses,” he said. “He’s already identified that, sure there are weaknesses, but there are strengths as well and we can build on those strengths and celebrate what Knox can become.”
Communication One of Davis’ first orders of business since the school board approved his move from China Grove to Knox in May has been getting to know staff, parents and students. He’s spent several days at the school and held meet-and-greets for parents. “I have been very impressed with Dr. Davis’ dedication and support of Knox,” Knox parent Kathy Rusher said. “He has already had several meetings at the school to meet parents and staff, and I know we have all appreciated his honesty and his willingness to listen at these meetings.” Davis told parents during one of the meetings that their concerns will not fall on dear ears. “If you email, call or drop by I will get back in touch with you within 24 hours,” he said. “That’s a hard-nose rule, that’s some-
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Conductor David Hagy led the orchestra through a program of fan favorites.
‘Hollywood’ cruises to top ranks among bus drivers GRANITE QUARRY — Tall, straight and silver-haired, Lonny Earnhardt has the look of “Hollywood” — what many of his fellow Charlotte bus drivers call him. You see, his initials are “L.A.” But Earnhardt has earned the glamorous nickname with his stellar performances in Charlotte, state and national bus operator “roadeos.” Earnhardt has won five of the Charlotte Area Transit System roadeos and four MARK state titles in WilmWINEKA ington. Over the past decade, he has participated in six national competitions, where his best finish has been 10th in Anaheim, Calif. “I’ve gotten to go to a lot of places I’ve never thought I’d get to,” says his wife, Jimmie. Earnhardt also has represented Charlotte and/or the state in Dal-
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las, Texas (15th), Nashville, Tenn. (17th), Atlanta (12th), Cleveland (14th) and just a couple of weeks ago, Memphis, Tenn. (15th). Budget restraints one year kept him from going to Seattle. In 2012, Earnhardt aims for Long Beach, Calif., but his long-range goal is to keep driving at least until 2015. That year, Charlotte will be host for the national bus operator’s roadeo. By then, Hollywood Earnhardt will be 68 and even more of a legend. For bus drivers in these competitions, it’s all about 7 minutes — and 700 points. Drivers have 7 minutes to maneuver their 40-foot (in some divisions, 35-foot) buses through a serpentine course of balls, cones, left and right turns into small spaces, passenger stops, judgment stops and public address announcements. Hit or run over any part of a cone, and you lose points. You also lose a point for every second you
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come in over the 7-minute time limit. Competitors start with 700 points, but scores drop for wrong answers on a written test and mistakes during pre-trip inspections or in exercises such as loading a wheelchair. It gets harder when Earnhardt goes to state and national events because he’s driving buses he’s never seen before. Earnhardt’s best score has been the 651 he registered in winning the CATS competition this spring, which automatically qualified him for Memphis. He couldn’t compete in the state roadeo in Wilmington because it was held at the same time as the national. His top score in national roadeos (they are actually considered international events because countries such as Canada and Mexico are invited) has been a 529. “At international, just being good is not good enough,” Jimmie says. In Memphis this year, Earnhardt won a third-place award in
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the customer-service challenge. The Memphis roadeo this year drew 54 competitors. A hallway in the Earnhardts’ home is filled with Lonny’s trophies, which also include secondand- third-place finishes over the years. He first started competing in the roadeos in 1999. “My wife says they’re dust collectors, which is true,” Lonny says. His prizes for winning usually include cash, savings bonds, gift cards and those durn trophies. Jimmie sits among the spectators at most of the roadeos, and she hears some of the murmurs through the crowd when it’s Lonny’s turn to compete. “They all say, ‘Well, there’s the winner,’” Jimmie says. They’ve also probably heard that Lonny is a distant cousin to Mark Wineka/SaliSbury PoSt late NASCAR driver Dale Earnlonny earnhardt poses with some hardt Sr. — not all — of the first-, second- and CATS has used a menacing phothird-place trophies he has earned in tograph of Earnhardt on posters
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ing at 8:15 p.m. All participants get a race bib and a finisher’s medal. Just before the 5K is the Pizza Hut Kids’ Fun Run. The course is a half-mile, down and back, on Main Street. Start time is 8:30 p.m. Awards go only to children 13 and under. Medals go to all participants. The main event for the night is the 5K, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Awards will be given in 14 age groups, both male and female. Championship awards will be given to the overall male and female top three, top two masters (40 and over), and top two grand masters (50 and over). A special award will be given to the top Athena, a woman over 160 pounds. Another special award will be given to a Clydesdale, the
first man over 200 pounds. Cash awards also go to the top three male and female finishers, as well as for a new course record. Race headquarters on Friday night will be at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Other sponsors for the event are The Town of China Grove, the South Rowan YMCA Service Club, Rowan County YMCA, JR’s Floor Care, Rowan Regional Medical Center, China Grove Animal Hospital, IC Heating and Air, Duke Energy, Waste Management, the China Grove Historical Society and the Salisbury Rowan Runners. Dri-fit shirts go to the first 600 registrants. For more information, go to www.salisburyrowanrunners.org or call 704-8577011.
State Republicans look ahead to 2012 RALEIGH (AP) — Still relishing their new power within state and federal government, North Carolina Republicans held their largest gathering of the year this weekend with a focus on wresting the Executive Mansion and White House from Democrats in 2012. About 1,600 people attended the state Republican Party convention in Wilmington and 1,161 delegates voted Saturday to re-elect former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes to a full two-year term as state chairman. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, a likely 2012 candidate for governor against Democratic incumbent Beverly Perdue, spoke to the crowd. McCrory, who lost to Perdue in 2008, said grassroots organizing will be key to
beating Perdue and President Barack Obama next year. Although no potential Republican candidates for president addressed the convention — the state’s presidential primary is late in the national GOP race — the general election will be on the minds of delegates. In 2008, Obama put the state’s 15 electoral votes in the Democratic column for the first time in 32 years. Hayes was the only candidate for chairman. The state GOP’s executive committee elected Hayes in January over two other candidates to serve out the remaining months of the term of departing Chairman Tom Fetzer, who led the party as it took a majority in both chambers of the General Assembly for the first time in 140 years.North Carolina Republicans have some things
going for them: Perdue is struggling through state government financial troubles for a third year, and the GOP controls the redrawing of legislative and congressional boundaries. However, Democrats have some momentum too. Obama’s numbers haven’t tanked. An Elon University poll in April showed respondents essentially divided on whether they liked the job done by the president, who won the state in 2008 by about 14,000 votes over Republican John McCain. The Democrats’ choice of Charlotte to host their national convention in September 2012 also shows the party is serious about preserving its Southern inroads — especially in North Carolina — from the 2008 presidential race.
Woman wins $100 a week for food SALISBURY — A Rock Hill, S.C., woman received $5,200 in Food Lion gift cards Friday. Food Lion-customer Veronica Nickolaisen was named the grand prize winner of the grocery chain’s “Win Free Groceries For a Year Sweepstakes.” The prize amount amounts to $100 a week for groceries. Nickolaisen received her grand prize in the Food Lion store at 2260 Cross Pointe Drive in Rock Hill, where she is a regular shopper. Food Lion sponsored the special sweepstakes March 23 to April 19. Customers scanned their MVP card in stores to get coupons they could use that day. In addition to receiving coupons, the customer was automatically entered into the contest. Some customers who scanned their MVP cards also instantly won one of more than 200,000 free national and private-brand items. Free items were awarded in the form of a coupon. Nickolaisen was randomly selected out of more than 900,000 customers who received personalized coupons during the onemonth contest. The Food Lion family of supermarkets is based in Salisbury and operates more than 1,200 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys or Reid’s. The Food Lion family employs about 74,000 people in 11 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
Rowan’s biggest race coming in China Grove The China Grove 5K Main Street Challenge, Rowan County’s premier road race, is set for Friday night. This is the 14th year for the event, and will include separate races for every member of the family. Dick’s Sporting DAVID Goods sponFREEZE sors a 1-mile sprint for all ages at 8 p.m. This race is just for fun, with no agegroup awards, but the overall male and female winners get $50 each. Next up is the Krispy Kreme Tot Trot. It is a free run totaling 200 yards for children 5 and under, start-
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GRANITE QUARRY — Established 105 years ago, Nazareth Children’s Home has grown to become a driving force in the community, and hundreds gathered once again for the home’s annual Fun Fest. A car show brought more than 100 classics enthusiasts under the trees across the main campus of the school. Everything from a 1937 TK, 1932 Ford truck to a bright yellow 1963 Chevrolet S-10. And Jim Sloop’s 1944 Ford V-8, “Black Ban- Bob Temple, a member of the Piedmont Woodturning Club, helps 8-year-old Katie Mesdit” was definitely a crowd-pleaser. sick turn a block of wood into a writing pen. Sloop said he’s had the car for 28 years, and he and others fully restored the car and added a few extras to it, and he’s been driving it across the country ever since. He’s been to shows in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida and Mississippi, and even drove it to his U.S. Army reunions in Des Moines, Nazareth Children’s Iowa, St. Joseph, Mo. and Oklahoma City. Home alumni He’s been coming to the Fun Fest for the coordinator Sue past eight years. Misenheimer hangs “I’ve got friends all over the United States out with Penny. that I’ve made through car shows,” he said, and was a busy man Saturday as folks stopped to talk to him about his car. Sloop, who lives at High Rock Lake, said “Black Bandit” gets around. “Everyone in the country out here knows
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Manners Luncheon brings out the best in China Grove students own class. A female student from another class asked Dodd if it would be good manners to include the other fifthgraders, and she knew the student was right. The manners luncheon has now been a part of end-of-year school functions for about 20 years. Even Dodd is not sure of the year that she began the tradition. The Rotary has made a commitment to support education in the South Rowan area and completely funded the luncheon catered by Deb-
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One hundred and nine fifthgraders at China Grove Elementary celebrated the end of their elementary school years with a special event at nearby First Baptist Church Friday. The Sue Dodd Manners Luncheon honors the students leaving China Grove Elementary as they prepare to enter middle school. The luncheon is sponsored by the Rotary of China Grove. Dodd is a retired teacher at the school and started the manners luncheon within her
Students attend the Sue Dodd Manners Luncheon. Kathy Beck is the table leader at left.
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SALISBURY — The public is invited to comment on the proposed budgets of the county and its volunteer fire departments Monday after the Rowan County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting. The board will hold two public hearings on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building — one at 5:30 p.m. about the volunteer fire departments’ budgets and one at 7 p.m. on the county’s general fund budget for fiscal year 201112. Rowan County’s $124.7 million proposed budget spends $4.1 million less than last year, cutting county departments by more than $2 million and Rowan-Salisbury Schools by more than $1 million. It also increases the property tax rate by 2.75 cents, from 59.5 cents to 62.25 cents per $100 of assessed value. After the 2011 revaluation, the county would have to raise the property tax rate by 2.5 cents to reach revenue neutral. Property owners collectively would pay the same amount, but individuals might see their bills increase, decrease or stay the same. An additional quarter-cent property tax increase would pay for debt from a $12 million bond for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. County employees would receive no salary increases and face higher health insurance copays and deductibles, but the county would keep paying the premiums at the same level. Employees hired after July 1 will pay 10 percent of their premiums. The proposed budget cuts 17 full-time positions and one part-time position, but just three county employees would lose their jobs. These are an internal auditor in the finance department, an ordinance enforcement officer in the planning department and a part-time library assistant. The social services department would add two new positions — an income maintenance caseworker and a safety officer — that would be funded 52 percent with state grant money. The proposed budget also reduces county funding for some nonprofit groups and eliminates it for the Rowan Arts Council, Rowan Museum Inc. and the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council. The county is expected to receive $253,000 less than last year in revenues, for a total of $118.1 million. Rowan County requires each fire district boards is required to hold public hearings if they raise their tax rates. On Monday, this year’s hearings will be combined into one. Due to a drop in the county tax base, the vol-
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Project Tree expansion would create 49 new jobs, invest $3M in Rowan BY KARISSA MINN firstname.lastname@example.org
SALISBURY — A Rowan County business is considering an expansion that would create 49 new jobs and invest nearly $3 million in the county. Commisisoners will vote Monday on setting a public hearing for June 20 about proposed incentives for the project. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 3 p.m. on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building. “Project Tree” employs about 200 workers at an existing location in the county, RowanWorks Director Robert Van Geons said in a memo to commissioners. The average salary of the new jobs would be more than $37,000. “This proposed project would be a new, separate and additional operation for the company,” he wrote. “They propose to purchase, refurbish and occupy a vacant industrial building in Rowan County.” He said the company is considering multiple locations in the Southeast. It would invest more than $2.6 million in real estate and new equipment, which does not meet the minimum requirements of the county’s investment grant program. “However, this requested grant would directly support an existing business in their efforts to grow and create jobs,” Van Geons wrote. RowanWorks is requesting that the county consider a performance-based grant of $765.31
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one particular story he’ll never forget. “They were coming in for a room inspection, and I ran up the window to get a paper kite down and busted my knee (through the glass),” he said. He still has the scar. Rowland was at the home with his brother, James, and sisters, Debbie, Carolyn and Betty. After two years, every
child was put with a different foster family. But he comes to the festival almost every year. “Everyone knows me, but I don’t know them,” he said, joking. “When I was here my nickname was ‘P-Daber.’ It’s just a nickname that we got.” Josh Regan, development director of the home, said this year’s festival was a hit, with
most people coming for the entertainment and the cars. “We started breakfast at 7 a.m. and ever since people have been coming in,” he said. “It’s been a great day, really.” Sue Misenheimer, who lived at Nazareth Children’s Home from 1946 until 1952, is now an alumni coordinator, and said this year’s alumni turnout wasn’t as good as years past, but she and others plan to get together and branch out to find more of the students that once lived there. “I think my favorite thing is everyone getting together because you see all of your friends,” she said. “The good thing about coming back is getting together with everyone.” Misenheimer and Regan remember coming to the festival years ago and what is now a train ride used to be a game where folks would have to catch a greased pig or climb a greased pole. “But it was the same purpose, open up Nazareth to the community,” Regan said.
music. She asked the students to remember these times, and to cherish the experiences and lessons learned. Former assistant principal at the school, Dennis Hobbs, was the keynote speaker. His remarks included listing many of the tried and true manners that he learned as a child and still practices today. He got the students’ attention by staging a cell phone call, talking rudely, and then immediately texting someone when it was time for his speech. “These are the modern manners that I didn’t have to worry about when growing up,” he said. “Be respectful of others, and give them your attention. Your manners can take you a long way!” Hobbs is now an assistant principal at Carson High School. The students have been training on manners and appropriate conversation with Robin Dyson, teacher’s assis-
tant at the school. They were expected to wear their best attire, exhibit proper use of silverware and follow directions of their table leader throughout the meal. The meal included a fruit cup appetizer, chicken and a dessert. Student Irving Flores said, “I know that I must have good manners to be considered a good kid. I know that manners are important each day, and especially when I will get to go on a date.” “Going to middle school is a great milestone for our students,” said Christina Coley, fifth-grade teacher chairperson. “This is a time to celebrate growing up and becoming young ladies and gentlemen by learning good manners.” Student Alyssa Douglas agreed. “I am excited about going to middle school,” she said. “I don’t always do the best job on manners, but will from
now on. It is important because good manners will help us to grow up.” Asked what this annual luncheon means to her, Dodd replied, “This is really all a tribute to my mother. She taught me that good manners and good grammar will open any door. I am delighted that the luncheon has continued and that the whole community is behind it. I have been fortunate to have worked for a bunch of good principals, including Drs. King and Bloodworth. “Dr. Bloodworth once told the students that they could dine with kings and queens if they have good manners.” Dodd looked around the large room in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church and said, “Many of the young mothers who are here as servers today were once in our classes. I often get calls from boys who might need a refresher on manners for a wedding or
FROM 3A that old car,” he said. Bob Povalkins, maintenance supervisor for the home, is also a member of the Piedmont Woodturners Club, and invited his fellow woodturners to the home to showcase their work, and raise money by turning blocks of wood into writing pens. “I knew this was one of our largest fundraisers of the year for the school, so I asked them to come out and turn pens,” Povalkins said. An alumni of Nazareth Children’s Home, John Rowland, 65, of Faith, stopped by the festival to get a few hot dogs. He stayed at the school in ROWLAND 1958 and 1959 after his mother died. He said the campus brings back memories, and
LUNCHEON FROM 3A bie Suggs Catering. The China Grove Rotary also supports both Carson and South Rowan High Schools with an ongoing scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per year and the Rotary has promised the same level for four years. Jordan Honbarger of South Rowan and Leland Chapman at Carson are this year’s scholarship winners. The best writers in the fifth-grade class, based on test scores, were honored by the Pierian Book Club of China Grove. The six award winners were announced by Freda Richards. The winners were Brooke Corriher, Alyssa Douglas, Evelyn Gariepy, Jessica Nichols, Ethan Rhodes and Hannah Stevens. Taylor Draper, a graduating senior at South Rowan High School, offered special
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BUDGET FROM 3A unteer fire departments collectively would lose $139,434 if they hold their tax rates steady. If each department adopted a revenue-neutral rate to bring in the same amount of money, rates in most districts would in-
crease by 0.3 cents to 0.7 cents. A few would stay nearly flat, including those in Union, Poole Town and East Gold Hill. Districts with the largest rate increase would include Miller’s Ferry (6 cents to 7.69 cents) and South Salisbury (7 cents to 8.14 cents). But Miller’s Ferry is projected see a $28,500 revenue gain even with no increase, due to growth from a Duke Energy expansion.
Proposed general fund budget Rowan County’s proposed general fund budget for fiscal year 2011-12 would: • Spend $124.7 million, or $4.1 million less than last year. • Receive $118.1 million, or $253,000 less than last year, in expected revenues. • Raise the property tax rate from 59.5 cents to 62.25 cents per $100 of assessed value. • Give no pay raises to full-time employees for the third year in a row. • Cut 17 full-time positions and one part-time position. • Add two new positions out of 23 requested. • Add $161,000 in new budget items out of $2.7 million in requests. • Cut $125,000 in nonprofit funding. • Maintain funding, counting bond debt service, for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. • Cut funding for Rowan-Salisbury Schools by $1 million to a total of $31.8 million. • Cut funding for Kannapolis City Schools by $47,000 to a total of $1.9 million. • Increase funding for charter schools by $10,000 to a total of $128,000. • Set per pupil funding at $1,565.50.
prom, and I realized that it was a great way to connect with the children for a lifetime. We just planted the seeds.” Current assistant principal Ken Hartman allowed the students to offer toasts, and many did. Ryan Lewis toasted the whole student body and staff saying, “I was new to the school and I want to thank everyone for welcoming me.” Dodd reminded the children, “You and I will always be a part of China Grove Elementary School.” She then instructed them in the proper method of offering a toast. Teacher Elizabeth Wolff
said, “Many of the children haven’t had a chance at home, so in some cases, school is the best option for manners training.” Principal Jenny White closed the luncheon by reminding the students, “You can never say too many thank yous. Enjoy each day, learn something new each day, but always use your manners.”
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FROM 3A per job created with a maximum of $37,500. “These funds will be leveraged against other potential state, local and private sector grants,” Van Geons wrote. In addition, the board will hold a public hearing Monday regarding a business that would bring 40 to 70 jobs to the county and invest about $10 million. RowanWorks has recommended a land deal incentive to help Granite Cold Storage LLC build a warehouse in Granite Quarry. The company has offered $15,000 per acre for 22 acres of a 114.3-acre property on Heilig Road, which is valued at about $17,000 per acre. Granite Cold Storage also has requested a “right of first refusal” of 23 adjacent acres for future expansion. After a recess, the board will hold two public hearings on fiscal year 2011-12 budgets proposed by the volunteer fire departments (5:30 p.m.) and the county (7 p.m.). Also at Monday’s meeting, commissioners plan to: • Schedule a quasi-judicial hearing about a conditional use permit for Davidson County Broadcasting. The company wants to build a 1,200-foot broadcast tower on property owned by Richard L. and Dorcas Parker in Mount Ulla. • Consider transfer documents that would sell Rowan County’s share of Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium to the City of Kannapolis for $3 million, to be paid over 50 years at no interest. The county will charge 3 percent interest on payments deferred for the first two years at the city’s request. • Consider a memorandum of understanding between the county and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center about moving programs to the nonprofit when the senior services department dissolves on July 1. • Recognize the Salisbury High School Men’s Golf Team as 2A State Champions and North Rowan High School Men’s Outdoor Track Team as 1A State Champions. • Consider several budget amendments and board appointments. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.
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Nintendo says server breached, no data lost TOKYO (AP) â€” Nintendo was targeted in a recent online data attack, but no personal or company information was lost, the Japanese maker of the Wii game console said Sunday. The server of an affiliate of Nintendo Co.â€™s U.S. unit was accessed unlawfully a few weeks ago, but there was no damage, company spokesman Ken Toyoda said. â€œThere were no third-party victims,â€? Toyoda said, while declining to elaborate. â€œBut it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack.â€? The damage from what could be a recent spate of such data breaches targeting bigname brands was more serious at rival Sony Corp. Sony has said massive personal information, including email addresses, names and birth dates, and involving more than 100 million users, is suspected of having been stolen after security was compromised in April for its network service for the PlayStation 3 game machine, for other online services and, in the past week, from Sony Picturesâ€™ website. It is still unclear who is behind the attacks at Sony or Nintendo, based in Kyoto. Hackers calling themselves Lulz Security â€” a reference to the Internetspeak for â€œlaugh out loudâ€?â€” have recently boasted of compromising more than 1 million usersâ€™ personal information. Tokyo-based Sony has said it is strengthening security measures. It has contacted the FBI and other authorities for an investigation into the cyber attacks.
Israel on high alert for possible border unrest JERUSALEM (AP) â€” Thousands of Israeli security forces are on alert for possible border unrest as Palestinians mark the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Mideast war and Israelâ€™s oc-
cupation of Arab land. Over the weekend, Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon canceled plans to march to their frontiers with Israel. But Israel wasnâ€™t taking any chances after thousands of Arab protesters surged to Israelâ€™s borders with Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank last month. Hundreds breached a porous border fence then to enter the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. Since then, Israel has fortified its northern frontier with trenches and landmines. The military wouldnâ€™t release troop deployment details Sunday. Police said thousands of officers have been mobilized.
China says military no threat to Asian peace SINGAPORE (AP) â€” The strength of Chinaâ€™s armed forces is 20 years behind the U.S. and although the military is developing new capabilities, it is not a threat to peace in Asia, the Chinese defense minister said Sunday. Chinaâ€™s military wonâ€™t be used aggressively against its neighbors, General Liang Guanglie said at an Asian security conference in Singapore. â€œI know many people tend to believe that with the growth of Chinaâ€™s economy, China will become a military threat,â€? Liang said. â€œChina will never seek hegemony or military expansion.â€? â€œThis is a solemn pledge made by the Chinese government to the international community,â€? he said. Liang met Friday with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Singapore amid increasing high-level contacts between the militaries of the two countries. Liang is the highest-ranking Chinese military official to attend the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, now in its 10th year.
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Tailgaters Jon planovsky, bob Lambrecht, ashley haspel and Carrie poole laid out a big spread of food at the pops at the post.
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and likes the music. “You come out and everyone’s good, talkative,” she said. “Everyone talks to you. FRoM 1a And the music is relaxing.” others waited in line to bring Brittany Livengood of in everything else, including Salisbury tables — complete with High tablecloths and a flower cenSchool’s terpiece — and lots of food. JROTC was When the baton dropped, serving free McMillin was among the Cheerwine thousands who enjoyed the with fellow Seventh Annual Salisbury JROTC Symphony Pops at the Post members, Saturday evening. and was exLIVENGOOD Director David Hagy led periencing a program including fan faher first vorites, such as music from Pops at the the “Pirates of the Post concert. Caribbean” and “Harry Pot“I just like helping out,” ter” movie and, excerpts she said. “People do this to from “West Side Story.” help bring Salisbury to life.” “We come every year and Greta we have a huge group,” Compton of McMillin said. “Everyone Salisbury looks forward to it.” picked a spot Kelly Seamon of Rockwell in the front made Saturunder a tree, day’s show and enjoyed her second the concert Pops experi- so much last ence, bringyear, decidCOMPTOM ing her fami- ed to come ly and chilback again. dren. “It was so “We like great last year,” she said. “I just hanging just like the fact that it’s SEAMON out with fam- very family oriented and ily and listhese people take the time tening,” she said. “And it’s out of their busy schedules good for the kids.” to perform. Abby Seamon, 18, said she “And the atmosphere is enjoyed talking to people, very light-hearted.”
Wayne Dalton and his daughter, Allison, enjoyed their first concert this year. His wife, a school teacher, decided to stay home and work on end of the year things, but he says he’ll convince her to come back in 2012. “On a nice evening like this, with a cool breeze, she would enjoy it,” he said. “This is relaxing, and it’s good to be out with people. I think it’s a good thing that the city of Salisbury is doing for the community.” Dalton said the concert with his daughter had been a “nice evening together under the stars.” Zavia Rudisell, 14, played the trumpet and percussion at West Rowan Middle School, and said her favorite part of the evening was the music. Her sister, Vivien, 11, also enjoyed the music and “just sitting out here,” she said. But their brother, Adrian, 9, said the music was “okay,” and enjoyed the water misting tent the most. “It feels hot outside and the mist cools you down and you can relax,” he said. The Salisbury Swing Band warmed up patrons’ ears before the symphony began. Also featured during the concert were Robert and Tara Von Geons and the Salisbury Ecumenical Choir.
The lot along South Church was crowded with people sitting in chairs and on tailgates.
Large screens allowed people farther back in the crowd and in the tailgating area to watch the performance.
Tara and Robert Van Geons sing ‘You’re Just In Love’ during Saturday’s performance. Robert Van Geons is the city’s economic development director.
Melissa Meacham holds her daughter, Emma. Face-painting for children was among the arts, crafts and vendor displays set up.
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The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra that ranges from 45 to 90 musicians.
Tailgaters Hayden Simmerson, Joan Nash, Marsha Frick, Sandy Fisher and Sam Nash sit on the back of Nash’s pickup truck for the performance.
The Salisbury Ecumenical Choir sings ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth’ with the Salisbury Symphony.
Holly Grant, left, Dan Mikkelson, Lewis Young and Sam Lewis show off a lavish table of fresh fruit as they enjoyed Salisbury’s social scene.
John Setliff Jr. reads to pass the time while waiting for the concert to begin. People turned out early to claim prime spots to see the show.
Friends and families clustered among the crowd, enjoying cool drinks and even some ice cream.
Herman Kester serves up Hap’s Hot Dogs, which became more popular as the crowd built up and appetites grew for more than just music.
No black ties for the musicians in this show. Shorts and light shirts were the attire of the day after a hot Carolina afternoon yielded to a warm evening. The Salisbury Swing Band was among the featured performances before the symphony took the stage.
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J.C. Price Alumni Association to meet at Holiday Inn for reunion SALISBURY — The J. C. Price High School National Alumni Association will convene June 17-18 at the Holiday Inn. Price High School was closed in 1969. The National Alumni Association was established in 1986. A highlight of the reunion activities will be the unveiling of an historical marker at the school site. The weekend will also include a business meeting, Red and Black Ball and class reunions. Classes are encouraged to plan meetings and events during the weekend. The schedule includes: Friday, June 17: Holiday Inn, 1–5 p.m., registration; 2-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-midnight, Meet and Greet in Hospitality Suite; 56:30 p.m., Executive Committee Meeting. Saturday, June 18: 10:30 a.m., membership meeting at the Holiday Inn; Noon, unveiling of historical marker at the former school on West Bank Street; 1–5 p.m., tours and individual class reunion activities; 8 p.m. Holiday Inn, Red and Black Ball, featuring music by MoeCom.Net and DJ Maurice. A $50 registration fee includes annual dues and one dance ticket. Dance tickets are $25 each and may be purchased in advance and at the event. The Red and Black Ball is the primary fundraising event for the national scholarship program which has awarded more than 50 $1,000 scholarships to high school students and has contributed to Livingstone College through the
very often,” said Brandon Roberts. After helping one of his sons to fish, Roberts commented, “This is good for the community. We’re going to eat lunch soon, and we’ll get ice cream, then we will do other things in Granite Quarry. I drive by here often, but never stopped until today.” Hot dog plates were being sold by the Fire Department Auxiliary, led by President Alice Barnette. “We are raising money to help with more educational opportunities,” she said. “There is such pride in Granite Quarry. Residents are closeknit and supportive.” The auxiliary plans a Fire Department Muster Competition at Granite Quarry Civic Park on Aug. 27. “The town furnished the facility for fishing,” Councilwoman Peeler said. “We are excited that so many PhoToS by LauRa KeRR came out to take advantage Neil Marcum took his grandchildren Catherine and Luke fishing at Granite Lake Park. of free fishing. It is an example of good utilization of our parks. Watch for more had some luck, too. and we don’t get to go fishing great events coming soon.” “Hassan was more interested in catching turtles,” Brother said. “There were a lot of them out today. I love seafood, and of course fresh seafood is best. I’m going to let those wildlife officers send some of the extra fish home with me.” Residents from other Three-year-old Chase Roberts towns heard about the Fish for VERSAR NI holds a fish caught at Granite Fun day and came. Brandon Lake Park. and Amy Roberts brought sons, Peyton, Tyler and Chase. Hassan Biggers would have “We live in Kannapolis, SA L E
On Saturday, Granite Quarry opened the lake for fishing at the Granite Lake Park. The Town of Granite Parks and Recreation Commission partnered with the Wildlife Commission to offer the “Fish for Fun Event.” This was only the second time that fishing has been allowed since the park was constructed, so fishing was excellent. There was no cost to those participating. Rods and reels, as well as bait were provided to anyone interested. Lt. Perry Smith of the Wildlife Commission explained that this is an ongoing program offered by the Wildlife Commission through a partnership with city government. This partnership offers many benefits for area residents. “We have an opportunity to develop future sportsmen, and we are particularly excited about the kids who are here,” Smith said. “They get to interact with community volunteers and wildlife officers, and we view the program as a recruiting tool. Many of the participants today are new fishermen. This is an easy way for them to get started.” Granite Quarry officials were on hand to participate and support “Fish for Fun.” Town Events Coordinator Susan Closner helped organize the event, and she spent the day at the park with Councilwoman Eloise Peeler and Parks and Recreation committee member Neil Marcum. “This is good and free family time,” Closner said. “Lots of families are here. We are tentatively planning to do this
again in October.” Eloise Peeler, who is on the Parks and Recreation Commission, said it was a nice day to be out in the park, especially for the new people who wouldn’t be there otherwise. “Ninety-eight people have signed in to fish,” she said. Neil Marcum, another commission member, spent the day fishing with his grandchildren Catherine and Luke. “The lake has become overstocked, and so fishing has been really good. Lots of fathers and grandfathers are here fishing with family members,” he said. “We are excited about our Parks and Recreation Commission. We want to utilize the parks.” The Wildlife Commission officers on hand included Lt. Smith of Monroe, Officer Bill Tarplee from Rowan County, Capt. John Campbell of Rockwell, and Sgt. Barry Rowell of Union County. They gave instruction on proper fishing techniques and assistance where needed. One officer baited a hook for a first-time male fisherman, and within minutes the new angler had pulled in a 2pound bass. Large white coolers were placed around the lake for any fish not taken home. One rule for the day was that no fish could be released back into the lake after being caught. Unwanted fish placed in the coolers were available for others to take home. “This is a break from our routine,” said Lt. Smith. “Our officers will help land the fish and they are even using nets to bring in the bigger ones. We really enjoy this.” It wasn’t only men bringing the family to fish. Sherry Brother caught two fish herself, and hoped that grandson
BY DAVID FREEZE For the Salisbury Post
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Gates urges patience in Afghan war in his final visit itary operations against the Taliban over the past year, after President Barack Obama ordered an extra 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Gains have been notable in the south, the heartland of the Taliban movement. “I believe that if we can hold on to the territory that has been recaptured from the Taliban ... and perhaps expand that security, that we will be in position toward the end of this year to perhaps have a successful opening to reconciliation” with the Taliban — “or at least be in a position where we can say we’ve turned the corner here in Afghanistan,” Gates said. “Making any changes prior to that time would be premature,” he added. Together with remarks he made about Afghanistan earlier Saturday at a security conference in Singapore, Gates’ statements suggest that he worries that large U.S. troop cuts this year would run the risk of undermining battlefield gains and jeopardize a NATO-endorsed plan to re-
move all foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by 2015. The White House is pushing for bigger reductions than are favored by the military. Gates also is concerned that a U.S. troop withdrawal could lead other members of the coalition, known as the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to quit or sharply reduce their participation. “There will be no rush to the exits,” he said. In Singapore, Gates said the United States and its allies fighting in Afghanistan will have to keep up military pressure on the Taliban in order to eventually reach a peace deal. “The Taliban are probably a part of the political fabric of Afghanistan at this point,” he said, so they could have a political role in the future. But to get to the point of a possible negotiated settlement, he said, the Taliban first will have to see a more severe reversal of their battlefield fortunes. Gates said in Singapore
that “perhaps this winter” some form of political negotiation could begin, but only if ISAF keeps up heavy military pressure to force the insurgents to the table. “The prospects for a political settlement do not become real until the Taliban and our other adversaries begin to conclude that they cannot win militarily,” Gates said. In Kabul, Gates spoke at a news conference with President Hamid Karzai, who repeatedly stressed his anger at civilian deaths caused by airstrikes. The president also criticized night raids and detentions of innocent people. “We cannot take this anymore,” Karzai said, making no mention of civilian deaths attributed to Taliban fighters. Gates offered conciliatory words about unintended civilian deaths and injuries. “I am keenly aware that some of these (ISAF) military operations have at times impacted the Afghan people in unwelcome ways, from minor but grating inconveniences to, in some rare but tragic cases,
U.s. secretary of defense robert Gates is greeted upon his arrival in Kabul by U.s. General david petraeus, right. civilians accidently killed or injured — losses we mourn and profoundly regret,” he said. “But we also know that the vast majority of civilian casualties are caused by the Taliban, who intentionally target innocent men, women and children with their terror attacks. And few Afghan citi-
zens want a return to the cruel and despotic regime that so devastated this country during the 1990s.” Karzai said he, too, hopes the Taliban will undertake a “rethinking” of its relationship with al-Qaida in the aftermath of the May 2 U.S. raid that killed bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan.
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Top al-Qaida said to be killed by US drone ISLAMABAD (AP) — An al-Qaida leader sought in the 2008 Mumbai siege and rumored to be a longshot choice to succeed Osama bin Laden was believed killed in a U.S. drone attack as he met with other militants in an apple orchard in Pakistan, an intelligence official said Saturday. If confirmed, it would be another blow against the terror organization a month after the slaying of its leader. The purported death of Ilyas Kashmiri — who also was accused of killing many Pakistanis — could help soothe US-Pakistan ties that nearly unraveled after the May 2 bin Laden raid. While it was unclear how Kashmiri was tracked, his name was on a list of militants that both countries recently agreed to jointly target as part of measures to restore trust, officials have said. It also would be a major victory for U.S. intelligence, particularly the controversial CIA-run drone program, which began in 2005 but has been increasingly criticized by the Pakistanis amid rising anti-American sentiment in the country. Senior U.S. officials in Washington, Islamabad and the Afghan capital, Kabul,
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates appealed for patience with an unpopular war and said Saturday that only modest U.S. troop reductions would make sense this summer in a still unstable Afghanistan. On his 12th and final visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, Gates held out the possibility of a turning point in the war by year’s end. But Gates, who’s retiring June 30, said much depends on whether the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden creates a new opening for peace negotiations with leaders of the Taliban insurgency. This and other aspects of the war, now in its 10th year, were on the agenda for Gates’ meetings Saturday with Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander here, and with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry. A decision on U.S. troop reductions is expected in the next couple of weeks. Gates stressed the effectiveness of U.S.-led NATO mil-
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STATESVILLE — Mrs. Mildred Bernice Arthurs Lackey, 66, of Barker Road Winston-Salem and formerly of the Amity Hill Community of Iredell County, died Friday morning, June 3, 2011, at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington following a period of declining health. She went eagerly into the arms of her Lord. Born in Iredell County on Aug. 5, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Vaughn Pierce Arthurs and Annabelle Harwell Arthurs. She was a retired Registered Nurse who had a true calling to nursing and was dedicated to her patients. She graduated from the Lowrance Hospital School Of Nursing in Mooresville. Her family was the pinnacle in her life, but she was an avid artist, poet and singer. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and cooking. Survivors include her husband, Ralph C. Lackey; a son, Trent Lackey and his wife Cora of Advance; two daughters, Mrs. Valerie Stone and her husband Mitch of Greensboro and Mrs. Serena Koonts and her husband Robert of High Point. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Haylea Hobbs and Aiden Vaughn Koonts; along with three sisters, Mrs. Martha Stirewalt of Salisbury, Mrs. Treva Hargett and Mrs. Elva Reavis, both of Troutman. Services: Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8th at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. David Tolbert officiating. Visitation: She will lie in state at the church for thirty minutes prior to the service and burial will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery in Troutman. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at BunchJohnson Funeral Home. Memorials: Condolences may be made to the family online at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Flowers are welcome. However, for those who prefer, memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 579 Weathers Creek Road, Troutman, NC 28166. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
KANNAPOLIS — Ethel Howell Wise, 89, of Kannapolis, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Carolinas Medical CenterNorthEast in Concord. She was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Cabarrus County. She is the daughter of the late Fred Lee Howell Sr. and Grace Blackwelder Howell. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul and a granddaughter Paula. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Curtis Winfred Wise; three children, Philip Wise and wife Lynda of Kannapolis, Anne Watts and husband Charles of Emerald Isle, Mark Wise and wife Darlene of Raleigh; daughter-inlaw Barbara Wise of Kannapolis; brother Dr. Rodney Howell of Bethesda, Md.; sister Emmy Morrison of Davidson; seven grandchildren, Jason Wise and wife Brittany, Chris Wise and wife Lori, Elizabeth Wise, Ben Watts, Alan Watts, Paul Wise and Anne Wise; three greatgrandchildren, Jayleigh Wise, Jackson Wise and Owynn Wise. Ethel was a truly devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that loved being involved with the many PTAs of her children's schools as they were growing up, as well as being a Brownie scout leader at her church. She was a member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church where she has been involved in various church activities including Sunday school teacher and the Mary McKnight Circle. Ethel loved cooking, gardening, sewing and many types of crafts. Services and Visitation: Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church officiated by Rev. Richard Rhoades. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Kimball Lutheran Church prior to the service.. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Kimball Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis, NC 28081 and/or The National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Whitley's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
GRANITE QUARRY — Ruth Marie Jernigan Brush, 79, of Granite Quarry, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, Concord. Ruth was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Jackson, Miss., the daughter of the late Samuel Benton Jernigan and Naomi Grace Raney Jernigan. Ruth was a 1949 graduate and Valedictorian of Norview High School in Norfolk, Va. She was a full-time homemaker, a pastor's wife and a mother of six. Ruth attended Grace United Methodist Church in Salisbury, and was a member of The Wesleyan Church. She loved her family and loved entertaining her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Andrew Brush. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Robert “Bobby” Leon Brush Sr., who she married on Dec. 9, 1950; sons, Leon Brush Jr. and wife Donita of Beckley, W.Va., Byron Brush and wife Christine of Rockwell; daughters, Beverly Brush Reasoner and husband Victor of Laurens, S.C., Kayren Brush Terpenning and husband Russell of Concord, Sheila Brush McClanahan and husband Gary of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Robin Brush Parnell and husband Jimmy of Stanton, Ala.; brother, Samuel Benton Jernigan and wife Ruthie of Wilmington; sister, Sharon Jernigan Davis and husband Tommy of Wilmington; 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation: Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell. Services: Services are at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Grace United Methodist Church, Salisbury, conducted by. Rev. Paul L. Burke, pastor, Rev. Marion Brown, of Evansville, Ind., Dr. Victor Reasoner of Laurens, S.C. and G. B. McClanahan, Jr., grandson. Mrs. Brush will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. Burial: The burial will be at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell, following the service. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Brian's Safehouse, PO Box 1122, Beckley, WV 25802. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Brush family. Online condolences may be made to the Brush family at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
KANNAPOLIS — Jimmy Lee Beaver, age 75, of Kannapolis, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord after 5 months declining health. Jimmy was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Rowan Co., the son of the late Adam and Verna Mae Poplin Beaver. He was a life long area resident, educated in the Rowan School System and attending Landis High School. Jimmy was a licensed Contractor and a supervisor for Cannon Mills Co. Plant #1. He also was a captain of a charter fishing boat out of Holden Beach. Jimmy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Enochville for many years where he had served as a deacon and on the maintenance committee. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Beaver Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Fisher Beaver of the home; his daughters, Cathy B. Hyatt (Frank) of Kannapolis and Lea Ann B. Walsh (Shawn) of New Orleans, La.; his son, Mark E. Beaver (Julie) of China Grove. Survivors also include his 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his 2 sisters, Patricia B. Bennick (Hermie) and Linda B. Beaver (Mike), all of Kannapolis; many nieces and nephews; and by his dog “Duke”. Services: His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at First Baptist Church of Enochville with Rev. Stephen Burrow and Rev. Tom Huneycutt officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday in the church sanctuary prior to the service. Memorials: Online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church of Enochville, Davis St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.
BERMUDA RUN — Retired Major Jack Crawford Helms, 76, of Bermuda Run, passed away June 3, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 9, 1934, in Marshall to Oscar and Fannie Griffin Helms. He was a retired Major from the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam Conflict with two tours of duty and 21 years of service. He was awarded Parachutist Badge, National Defense Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Senior Parachutist Badge, Good Conduct Medal 3d Award, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with One Silver Bar and Two Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Silver Star, Army Commendation Medal w/V Device, Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Pal, Air Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. Ret. Major Helms also received the Distinguished Flying Cross for 49 world records in Lincoln, Calif., First Place in the International Parachute meet in Lord Kirk, Germany and was one of the first thirteen parachute teams later known as the Golden Knights. He was a retired school teacher where he taught Military Science ROTC. He loved all sports and old cars but, most importantly, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving is his loving wife, Dagney Helms of the home; three sons, Johnny Helms of Mooresville, Jimmy Helms and wife Lisa of Greensboro, Justin Helms and wife Tonya of Raleigh; a daughter, Dagney J. Helms of Huntersville; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Nell Taylor of Salisbury and Gail Stilgall of China Grove. Services and Visitation: A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworthmiller.com.
- Army Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash., died May 26 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province. ----------
- Army Pfc. John C. Johnson, 28, of Phoenix, Ariz., died May 27 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.
Elizabeth Mae R. Shenk SALISBURY — Elizabeth Mae Rusher Shenk, 88, of Salisbury passed away Saturday June 4, 2011, at Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Shenk Family.
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- Army Spc. Adam S. Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio, died May 28 in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. - Army Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio, died May 26 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed during combat operations. ----------
- Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa; and - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32, of Citrus Heights, Calif., died May 26 in the Shorabak district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.
- Army Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn, 19, of Burnet, Texas, died May 30, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
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- Marine Lance Cpl. Peter J. Clore, 23, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died May 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------
- Army Capt. Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles, Wash.; and - Army Staff Sgt. Martin R. Apolinar, 28, of Glendale, Ariz.; and ---------- Army Sgt. Aaron J. Blasjo, 25, of River- Army 1st Lt. John M. Runkle, 27, of side, Calif., died May 29, in Wardak West Salem, Ohio; and province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered - Army Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, when enemy forces attacked their unit of New Castle, Pa.; and with an improvised explosive device. - Army Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of ---------Jacksonville, N.C.; and - Army Spc. Richard C. Emmons III, 22, - Army Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel of North Granby, Conn., died May 31, in Aire, Kan.; and Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds - Army Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, suffered when enemy forces attacked his 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico; and unit with a rocket propelled grenade.
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Two Salisbury men face drug charges SALISBURY — An investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and Rowan County Sheriff’s Office that began in October of 2010 came to an end Saturday with the arrest of two Salisbury men. Bennie Frank Geter Jr., 33, of 385 Woodwedge Circle, was charged with six counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, six counts of selling or delivering cocaine, two counts of conspiring to sell or deliver cocaine and one count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. Saturday night he was in jail under a $50,000 bond. Curtis Walter McCluney, 50, of 214 E. Broad St., was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, selling or delivering cocaine and conspiring to sell or deliver cocaine. He was given a $5,000 secured bond but was out Saturday night. According to an arrest warrants, between October 2010 and June 2, Geter sold cocaine to an officer, with amounts ranging from 0.3 grams to 1.3 grams. The warrants said McCluney conspired and sold 0.5 grams of cocaine.
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SPENCER — Irvin Smith Wray, age 93, of Spencer, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Mr. Wray was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Brunswick County, Va., the son of the late Ada Estelle Williams and John Thomas Wray. He worked as a Dyeing and Finishing Technician for Celanese for 42 years. Irvin was a member of Calvary Church in Charlotte. Preceding him in death was a son, Leroy Irvin Wray in 2007. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Fannie Jolly Wray of Spencer, whom he married June 20, 1939; son Ronald Gene Wray (Rhonda) of Spencer; grandchildren Lara Gminder (Joe) of Salisbury, Lori Sasser (Jody) of Winder, Ga., Monica Cameron (Bill) of Salisbury and Gena Cherry (Will) of Raleigh; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation: Visitation is 1011 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Summersett Funeral Home. Services: Services are 11 a.m. at Summersett Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Tom Teichroew. Burial: Burial is at 2 p.m. Monday at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
SALISBURY — Charles B. Bryant, 59, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in WinstonSalem. Born July 27, 1951, in Greenwood, S.C., he was the son of the late Ruth Shultz Bryant Stockton and Charlie Bryant. Mr. Bryant received his education in Greenwood, S.C. A self-employed truck driver, he wanted to be known as a product relocator. His hobbies included storytelling, going to the pool, being on the open road, mowing the lawn and most of all, being with his grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers Jerry Bryant and Jack Bryant. Survivors include daughters Cheryl McCracken (Mark) of Waynesville, Tamara Henson (John) of Salisbury; son Dallas Bryant (Kristy), also of Salisbury; brothers Robert, Lawson, Herbert Bryant, Bobby Bryant (Kathy), Donnie Bryant (Betty), all of Greenwood, S.C.; sisters Ann Fleming (Martin), also of Greenwood, S.C., Naomi Harrison (George) of Evergreen and Dara Cutter of Abbeville, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His foster parents, Bobby Cutter and Racey Wolgemuth of Abbeville, S.C., also survive. Memorial Service: 7 p.m. Monday, June 6 at Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road, Salisbury. The Rev. Dr. Neil Westbrook will officiate. At other times, the family will be at the home of his daughter, Tamara Henson. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Bryant family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
Francis Robert Whelan SALISBURY — Francis Robert Whelan, 79, of Salisbury, passed away Friday June 3, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the family.
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KNOX FROM 1a thing I believe in.â€? Davis also said heâ€™ll have an open-door policy. â€œI think thatâ€™s a catch phrase used in education and some people donâ€™t practice an open-door policy, but I think people should have access to the principal,â€? he said. Woolly said heâ€™s already seen that policy take shape. â€œHeâ€™s a very accessible guy, which is so very important and refreshing,â€? he said. Newsletters and ConnectED voice recording will also be sent home regularly and Davis plans to launch a principalâ€™s blog. â€œI want there to be many ways for people to access information,â€? Davis said. Knox parent Leslie Cataldo said poor communication has been a hinderance in the past. â€œParents want to know whatâ€™s going on with their children and newsletters can make a world of difference,â€? she said.
Davis said he attributes that success to getting administrators, teachers and students on the same page. He said shifting to more individualized staff development exercises has helped teachers at China Grove improve and he plans to do the same at Knox. â€œI donâ€™t like the one-sizefits-all approach,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re not going to do a whole group staff development just because itâ€™s the easiest method.â€? Davis said he make it a point to try to visit every single classroom every day. â€œI like to be visible instead of just going in once or twice a semester,â€? he said. Maintaining that visibility, he said, keeps him informed about how teachers and students are doing. Discipline Davis said when it comes to discipline heâ€™s ready to do what needs to be done. â€œOur days will not be chaotic,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re either structure and productive or Iâ€?m going to do something to the nth degree to make sure structure and order are there.â€? He said heâ€™ll ensure that the school runs in an orderly manner by setting â€œclear definedâ€? expectations for everyone at the school. â€œI think itâ€™s good for kids to have lots of order.â€?
Davis has also been busy gathering community support. He sent out letters to everybody he could think of asking for any type of reBrighter days ahead sources they can provide. Davis insists brighter And heâ€™s already gotten days are ahead for Knox. positive responses. Growing up poor with a â€œI have people that want to help, people that want to single mother, he said he understand the give,â€? he challenges said. â€œThis is many of the not going to students are be the James facing. Davis show, â€œI think this is going Iâ€™ve got a to be true colgood rapport laborations at with the its best.â€? kids,â€? he Davis has said. heard from But Davis professors at said he wonâ€™t Catawba ColDR. JAMES DAVIS allow stulege and the Incoming Knox Middle dents to use University of School principal those types North Caroliof struggles na at Charas excuses. lotte, his â€œNot that alma mater, who are willing to donate those things arenâ€™t legititheir time to help struggling mate,â€? he said. â€œBut sometimes they can be used as teachers. A publishing group is do- crutches and I think we can nating books and Chic-fil-A deal with them, build upon at Towne Creek Commons is them and move forward.â€? Davis said the move to chipping in to provide student and teacher incentives. Knox was not forced. â€œI asked to go to Knox,â€? he â€œPeople have offered to do landscaping and painting,â€? said. â€œI feel like Knox gets a he said. â€œThis is just the tip bad rap sometime and Iâ€™m ready to be part of that turnof the iceberg.â€? around team.â€? Student achievement And the decision wasnâ€™t As Davis prepares to take made overnight. the reins at Knox, elevating â€œI talked with my directer student performance will be (Mashburn) and Dr. Grissom his top priority. for several weeks to figure â€œI think what you will out if it was the best thing learn about me is that noth- for the kids,â€? he said. ing supercedes classroom inWoolly said he thinks struction,â€? he said. Davisâ€™ drive and energy will Davis said â€œrigorâ€? is the go a long way. key word. He said all stuAlthough Cataldo has addents can benefit from more mits Davis has big goals challenging material. sheâ€™s hopeful he can achieve â€œI think it has to be them. stepped up,â€? he said. â€œYou have to have faith Knox has failed to meet and confidence in someAdequate Yearly Progress thing,â€? she said. â€œI believe in (AYP) â€” the federal govern- faith 100 percent.â€? mentâ€™s measure of progress Rusher said Davisâ€™ philosof different groups of stu- ophy â€œLove kids, support dents at the school, district teachers, pass it on,â€? is a tesand state levels against an tament to his faith, and his annual target in reading and passion for children and math â€” since the No Child their education. Left Behind program began â€œI am excited about the in 2003. future of Knox,â€? she said. When Davis took over â€œWe are fortunate that Dr. China Grove Middle three Davis wanted to come be a years ago, it had also never part of our school communimet AYP. ty, and I know Knox will benâ€œWe made AYP for the efit from his leadership.â€? first time in the schoolâ€™s history and weâ€™ve maintained Contact reporter Sarah that,â€? Davis said. Campbell at 704-797-7683.
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Crippled at the Creek Injury drained Mustangs ALEIGH — This is not the story East Rowan’s softball team expected to tell Saturday at Walnut Creek, just one that needs to be told. All-solar system pitcher Chelsea White wasn’t supposed to suffer a hyperextended left knee in the third inning against DAVID Southern SHAW Vance — and the Mustangs weren’t supposed to unravel because she had to leave to game. But she did. And they did. And when all the fires had been extinguished the smoke had cleared, East was sent home with a season-ending 10-1 loss. “We were thinking this was going to be a long day at the ballfield,” outfielder Jessica Rummage said. “But without Chelsea, it was an emotional drain on all of us. Look at everything she’s done for this team — gotten us through the conference, through the playoffs and into the state tournament.” From the East bench — where White remained for the duration, an ice pack fastened to her knee — she could offer no help. “I was still cheering them on,” the affable senior said. “I really felt like they could still do it. I don’t know if it got in their heads or they got down on themselves.” • The assignment facing the Mustangs was an awfully ambitious one to begin with. To capture the state championship, they would need to knock off Southern Vance, then earn back-toback victories against favored D.H. Conley. That’s a formidable task for any team on a good day, especially one that relied so heavily on its fireballing pitcher. “When you have to take her off the mound, it gets hard,” East coach Mike Waddell acknowledged. “She tried to convince us
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East Rowan pitcher Chelsea White is carried off the field by her father, Jimi, after suffering a hyperextended knee early in the loss to Southern Vance.
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East Rowan’s Heather Trexler races to first.
RALEIGH — The wheels didn't come S. Vance 10 off SaturE. Rowan 1 day afternoon for East Rowan. Just one important knee. In the third inning, stud pitcher Chelsea White went from standing tall in the circle to huddled over after a fairly pedestrian pitch to Samantha Patrick. A barely audible popping sound followed, but it wasn't the sound of the ball hitting metal. It was the Mustangs' season being put on the brink. After the 10-1 loss to Southern Vance concluded East's season at 25-4, one could only think what would have been had White not hyperextended her left knee in the third inning, giving the game a vastly different dynamic. White,
Out of gas: Allgaier makes pass for win BY RICK GANO Associated Press
JOLIET, Ill. — Justin Allgaier caught and passed Carl Edwards on the final lap as both cars ran out of fuel Saturday night and won the Nationwide STP 300 at his home track, the Chicagoland Speedway. Edwards had led most of the night, fought off an earlier challenge from Elliott Sadler and was apparently on his way to a fourth series victory of the year. But Allgaier sped past coming into the third turn and Edwards couldn't respond because he was out of fuel. And then seconds later so was Allgaier, who somehow coasted to the finish line for the win with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne closing fast.
Bayne hadn't raced since April 23 after fighting a mysterious illness. And even though he spent time at the Mayo Clinic, doctors weren't sure of the causes of the inflammatory condition. Symptoms included impaired vision, fatigue, nausea and initially some numbness in his arm. But he was plenty good Saturday night after starting 31st and working his way up. And then he nearly won the race. "It feels really good to be back, really thankful to be able to do it again," he said. Rain washed out qualifying and Bayne started 31st based on practice times. He quickly moved up 15 spots in the first 12 laps, passing Danica Patrick on the way. And by lap
concluded her prep career being carried off the field by her father. “I thought, ‘This really sucks because this is the last time I'm going to be out here,’ ” White said. “I heard it pop and when I got back up, it just gave out.” White came down awkwardly and turned her knee, the same one she hurt last fall. The Mustangs took a 1-0 lead into the third before South scored 10 unanswered runs to advance to the 3A championship against D.H. Conley. Vikings pitcher Jordan Garrett, who was fresh off a no-hitter on Friday night against Shelby Crest, just alJon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST lowed two against East in a East was winning 1-0 when complete-game effort that Chelsea White (11) was hurt. featured 17 strikeouts and her team-best eighth home run of the season in the fifth that who hoped to earn a ring on made it 3-1. her finger, had to settle for an See EAST, 4B ice pack on her knee as she
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Justin Allgaier celebrates with his crew after he won the InSee NATIONWIDE, 3B augural STP 300.
MOCKSVILLE — Connor B o d e n Mocksville 13 h a m e r ’ s Rowan 3 sixth-inning d r i v e soared toward the light pole in left-center for a three-run homer, and it was obvious Rowan County wasn’t coming back on Saturday night. Mocksville (4-4, 3-0) buried perennial tormentor Rowan 13-3 in a 10-run rule game. After three innings at Rich Park, Mocksville’s offense had magically turned three singles into eight runs. That tells you how many of Rowan’s wounds were self-inflicted. Five more Rowan errors raised the season tally to 14 if you’re keeping score at home. “I thought we’d be better than this defensively,” Rowan coach Jim Gantt said. “We’re fortunate our pitchers have
done a real good job with men on base, or we wouldn’t have won our first two games.” Will Sapp was the only Rowan player who had an exceptional night. The leadoff man stole two bases, scored twice and made a sprinting catch in center field that he turned into a double play. Rowan fans were excited about the starting debut of tall southpaw Caleb Henley, and there was a buzz after he fired a strike on his first pitch. But Mocksville leadoff man Alex
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TV Sports Sunday, June 5 AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, STP 400, at Kansas City, Kan. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ESPN — World Series, game 11, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 13, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City (if necessary) GOLF Noon TGC — PGA Tour, the Memorial Tournament, final round, at Dublin, Ohio 2 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Prince George’s County Open, final round 2:30 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, the Memorial Tournament, final round, at Dublin, Ohio 4:30 p.m. TGC — ShopRite LPGA Classic, final round, at Galloway, N.J. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis WGN — Detroit at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at N.Y. Mets NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, finals, game 3, Miami at Dallas SOCCER 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Women’s national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. Mexico, at Harrison, N.J. TENNIS 9 a.m. NBC — French Open, men’s championship match, at Paris
Area schedule Sunday, June 5 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 5:05 p.m. Rome Braves at Kannapolis AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. Rocky Mount at Rowan County Mocksville at Alexander County Kannapolis at Moor. 66 (Lake Norman)
D-II Championship at Cary Saturday’s championship West Florida 12, Winona State 2
Area III Southern Division Division Overall 3-0 4-4 Mocksville Mooresville Moors 2-0 4-1 Wilkes County 1-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 Rowan County Concord 2-1 2-1 Stanly County 1-2 2-2 1-2 3-4 Statesville Mooresville Legends 1-2 1-2 South Rowan 1-3 1-6 0-3 0-4 Kannapolis Saturday’s games Mooresville Legends 13, Concord 5 Statesville 10, Kannapolis 8 Mocksville 13, Rowan County 3 (7 inns.) Mooresville Moors 3, South Rowan 2 Sunday’s games Kannapolis at Mooresville Moors Concord at Stanly County Mocksville at Alexander County Rocky Mount at Rowan County Monday’s games Kannapolis at Concord Mooresville Post 66 at Mocksville Mooresville Legends at South Rowan Wilkes County at Rowan County Stanly County at Statesville Tuesday’s games Rowan County at Concord Kannapolis at Wilkes County Kernersville Bulldogs at South Rowan
Prep baseball Championships Best-of-3 series 4A at Five County Stadium Game 1: Holly Springs 4, TC Roberson 0 Game 2: Holly Springs 11, TC Roberson 5 3A at N.C. State Game 1: South Point 12, NE Guilford 6 Game 2: NE Guilford 12, South Point 11 Game 3: South Point 8, NE Guilford 5 2A at N.C. State Game 1: Randleman 14, E. Rutherford 6 Game 2: E. Rutherford 10, Randleman 5 Game 3: Randleman 8, East Rutherford 7 1A at Five County Stadium Game 1: South Stanly 3, E. Columbus 2 Game 2: E. Columbus 5, South Stanly 1 Game 3: E. Columbus 8, South Stanly 7
Prep softball Championships at Walnut Creek Complex, Raleigh Double-elimination 3A Friday’s games DH Conley 5, Southern Vance 0 East Rowan 10, Crest 0 (5 inns.) Conley 4, East Rowan 3 Southern Vance 6, Crest 0 Saturday’s games Southern Vance 10, East Rowan 1 Southern Vance 1, Conley 0 Conley 2, Southern Vance 0 4A Saturday’s games North Davidson 4, Holly Springs 0 North Davidson 2, Alexander Central 1 Alexander Central 3, North Davidson 2 2A Saturday’s games Swansboro 6, E. Randolph 1 Pisgah 4, Swansboro 3 1A Saturday’s games East Surry 2, Princeton 1 East Surry 7, Pamlico 5 East Surry 9, Pamlico 7
College baseball NCAA D-I Saturday, June 4 Charlottesville, Va. Game 3 — East Carolina 6, Navy 1 Game 4 — Virginia 10, St. John’s 2 Chapel Hill, N.C. Game 3 — Maine 4, Fla. International 1 Game 4 — North Carolina 14, JMU 0 Clemson, S.C. Game 3 — Conn. 13, Sacred Heart 3 Game 4 — Clemson 12, Coastal 7 Columbia, S.C. Game 3 — N.C. St. 5, Ga. Southern 2 Game 4 — S.Carolina 11, Stetson 5 Atlanta Game 3 — Georgia Tech 6, So. Miss. 2 Game 4 — Miss. State 8, Austin Peay 3 Gainesville, Fla. Game 3 — Jacksonville 5, Manhattan 4 Game 4 — Florida 5, Miami 4 Tallahassee, Fla. Game 3 — UCF 16, B-Cookman 5 Game 4 — Florida State 9, Alabama 5 Nashville, Tenn. Game 3 — Belmont 3, Oklahoma St. 2 Game 4 — Vanderbilt 10, Troy 2 Houston Game 3 — California 10, Alcorn State 6 Game 4 — Baylor 3, Rice 2 College Station, Texas Game 3 — Arizona 13, Wright State 0 Game 4 — Texas A&M 6, Seton Hall 3 Austin, Texas Game 3 — Texas State 3, Princeton 1 Game 4 — Kent State 7, Texas 5 Fort Worth, Texas Game 3 — Oral Roberts 7, Oklahoma 0 Game 4 — Dallas Baptist 3, TCU 2 Tempe, Ariz. Game 3 — Arkansas 3, New Mexico 0 Game 4 — Charlotte (43-14) vs. Arizona State (40-16), late Corvallis, Ore. Game 3 — Georgia 7, UALR 3 Game 4 — Creighton (45-14) vs. Oregon State (39-17), late Fullerton, Calif. Game 3 — Illinois 5, Kansas State 3 Game 4 — Stanford vs. Cal-Fullerton, late Los Angeles Game 3 — UCLA 3, Fresno State 1 Game 4 — UC Irvine (40-16) vs. San
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Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Hagerstown (Nationals)34 22 .607 — Greensboro (Marlins) 32 23 .582 11⁄2 Kannapolis (White Sox)29 25 .537 4 30 26 .536 4 Delmarva (Orioles) 1 Hickory (Rangers) 29 26 .527 4 ⁄2 Lakewood (Phillies) 28 27 .509 51⁄2 6 West Virginia (Pirates) 27 27 .500 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Savannah (Mets) 30 25 .545 — 27 29 .482 31⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) Greenville (Red Sox) 27 29 .482 31⁄2 Lexington (Astros) 27 29 .482 31⁄2 23 33 .411 71⁄2 Augusta (Giants) Charleston (Yankees) 23 33 .411 71⁄2 Rome (Braves) 22 34 .393 81⁄2 Saturday’s Games Asheville 10, Augusta 5 Kannapolis 6, Savannah 2 Greensboro 16, Lakewood 2 Greenville 4, Hagerstown 3, 12 innings Delmarva 7, Hickory 6 Lexington 7, West Virginia 1 Rome 5, Charleston, S.C. 4 Sunday’s Games Lexington at Greenville, 4 p.m. Delmarva at West Virginia, 4:05 p.m. Greensboro at Hagerstown, 4:05 p.m. Savannah at Asheville, 4:05 p.m. Lakewood at Hickory, 5 p.m. Rome at Kannapolis, 5:05 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Augusta, 5:35 p.m.
NHL STANLEY CUP (Best-of-7) Wednesday, June 1 Vancouver 1, Boston 0 Saturday, June 4 Boston x, Vancouver x Monday, June 6 Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m.
Finals Game 1: Miami 92, Dallas 84 Game 2: Dallas 95, Miami 93, Series 1-1 Sunday, June 5: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m.
ML Baseball Standings National League East Division W L Pct GB 34 24 .586 — Philadelphia Florida 31 25 .554 2 Atlanta 32 27 .542 21⁄2 27 31 .466 7 New York Washington 25 33 .431 9 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 35 25 .583 — 32 26 .552 2 Milwaukee Cincinnati 30 29 .508 41⁄2 Pittsburgh 28 29 .491 51⁄2 23 33 .411 10 Chicago Houston 23 36 .390 111⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB 33 26 .559 — Arizona 1 ⁄2 San Francisco 32 26 .552 Colorado 27 30 .474 5 27 32 .458 6 Los Angeles San Diego 26 33 .441 7 Saturday’s Games St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 12 innings Colorado 2, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 11, Cincinnati 8, 11 innings Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 3, Florida 2 Arizona 2, Washington 0 San Diego 6, Houston 3 Sunday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 4-4) at Cincinnati (T.Wood 4-3), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 2-4) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 5-1), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 7-3) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 3-3), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 5-2) at St. Louis (Carpenter 1-5), 2:15 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 3-5) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-1), 4:05 p.m. Washington (Marquis 6-2) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-2), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 0-0) at San Diego (Latos 36), 6:35 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 2-6), 8:05 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB 32 24 .571 — New York Boston 32 26 .552 1 Tampa Bay 30 28 .517 3 29 29 .500 4 Toronto Baltimore 26 30 .464 6 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 33 23 .589 — 30 27 .526 31⁄2 Detroit Chicago 28 32 .467 7 25 33 .431 9 Kansas City Minnesota 20 37 .351 131⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB 33 26 .559 — Texas Seattle 30 28 .517 21⁄2 Los Angeles 30 30 .500 31⁄2 27 32 .458 6 Oakland Saturday’s Games Boston 9, Oakland 8, 14 innings Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2 Texas 4, Cleveland 0 Baltimore 5, Toronto 3 Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 7, Kansas City 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, L.A. Angels 2 Sunday’s Games Texas (C.Wilson 5-3) at Cleveland (Talbot 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 3-5) at Boston (Lackey 2-5), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 1-4) at Baltimore (Guthrie 2-7), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Penny 4-4) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 2-0), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 2-5) at Kansas City (Francis 2-5), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 2-2), 3:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 4-5) at Seattle (Bedard 3-4), 4:10 p.m.
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Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi DeJess rf 3 1 0 0 Ellsury cf 7 1 4 1 AnLRc 3b 0 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 5 1 1 1 CJcksn 3b 3 0 2 2 AdGnzl 1b 5 2 3 1 Sweeny rf 5 1 2 1 Sutton 1b 2 0 0 0 Wlngh lf 5 0 1 2 Youkils 3b 5 1 2 1 Matsui dh 7 0 1 0 Ortiz dh 4 0 1 0 KSzuk dh 0 0 0 0 Reddck dh 0 1 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 7 1 2 0 Camrn dh 3 0 0 0 Barton 1b 5 2 2 0 Crwfrd lf 7 2 4 3 Powell c 7 0 1 0 Lowrie ss 6 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 2 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 7 0 2 2 Crisp cf 4 1 1 0 Varitek c 3 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 2 2 2 Sltlmch c 3 1 1 0 Totals 52 814 7 Totals 57 9 18 9 Oakland 000 002 104 010 00—8 Boston 100 013 020 010 01—9 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Pedroia (3). Dp—Oakland 1, Boston 3. Lob—Oakland 11, Boston 12. 2b—C.jackson (7), Pennington (5), Ellsbury (18), Youkilis 2 (17), Ortiz (15), C.crawford 2 (11), Saltalamacchia (7). Hr—Ad.gonzalez (11). Sb—Ellsbury 2 (22), C.crawford (8). Cs—J.drew (1). Sf—Sweeney, Pennington. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland Cahill 7 8 5 5 1 8 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 Ziegler Breslow 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 De Los Santos 1⁄3 Fuentes 2 2 0 0 0 1 A.bailey Bs,1-1 1 2 1 1 1 3 Devine 1 0 0 0 1 2 Wuertz 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 Moscoso L,2-1 2⁄3 Boston
Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 5 2 3 0 Pierre lf 3 0 1 0 Kelly 3b-rf 3 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 4 0 2 0 Boesch rf 4 1 2 2 Quentin dh 2 0 1 0 Worth 3b 0 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 4 1 1 2 Rios cf 3 0 0 0 VMrtnz dh 3 0 1 0 Lillirdg rf 4 1 1 0 Dirks lf 4 0 0 0 A.Dunn 1b 4 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 2 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 4 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 Morel 3b 3 0 1 0 Avila c Rburn 2b 4 0 1 0 Sntiag 2b 0 0 0 0 31 2 7 2 Totals 33 4 9 4 Totals 200 000 002—4 Detroit 000 020 000—2 Chicago E—Verlander (3). Dp—Detroit 2, Chicago 2. Lob—Detroit 10, Chicago 6. 2b—V.martinez (14). 3b—A.jackson (3). Hr—Boesch (5), Mi.cabrera (12), Beckham (5). Sb—A.jackson (9). S—Kelly, Pierre. H R ER BB SO IP Detroit Verlander W,6-3 8 7 2 2 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 Valverde S,15-15 1 Chicago E.Jackson 6 7 2 2 4 5 0 0 0 3 0 11⁄3 Sale 1 2 2 2 0 1 Crain L,2-2 1 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Ohman T—3:17. A—31,037 (40,615).
Nelson 3b 3 0 1 0 Rownd ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 JMorls c 3 0 0 0 Affeldt p Chacin p 2 0 0 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 Bmgrn p 1 0 0 0 Smith ph 1 0 1 0 Burrell ph 1 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Whitsd c 0 0 0 0 Helton 1b 0 0 0 0 30 1 4 1 Totals 31 2 9 1 Totals 000 011 000—2 Colorado 000 001 000—1 San Francisco E—B.crawford (2). Dp—San Francisco 1. Lob—Colorado 6, San Francisco 5. 2b—Torres (12), Schierholtz (6). Hr—C.ross (5). Sb— Tulowitzki (4). Cs—C.gonzalez (2). S—Fowler, J.herrera. H R ER BB SO IP Colorado Chacin W,6-4 6 4 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Lindstrom H,9 Betancourt H,13 1 0 0 0 0 0 Street S,15-17 1 0 0 0 0 0 San Francisco Bumgarner L,2-7 7 7 2 1 1 6 Affeldt 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 R.Ramirez T—2:41. A—41,046 (41,915).
Mrtnz ph 1 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 BFrncs ph 1 0 0 0 32 6 10 5 Totals 34 3 9 3 Totals Philadelphia 100 100 001—3 Pittsburgh 200 200 11x—6 E—W.valdez (3). Dp—Pittsburgh 1. Lob— Philadelphia 9, Pittsburgh 6. 2b—Rollins (11), Ibanez (11), Tabata (11), A.mccutchen 2 (11), Overbay (11), Cedeno (8). 3b—Overbay (1). Hr—Br.wood (1). Sb—Diaz (3). Cs—Paul (2). S—K.kendrick, Paul. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia 8 4 4 0 0 K.kendrick L,3-4 5 Zagurski 1 1 0 0 0 1 J.Romero 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 Baez Pittsburgh Morton W,6-2 7 6 2 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 Veras H,10 Hanrahan 1 3 1 1 1 1 T—3:01. A—39,441 (38,362).
Cardinals 5, Cubs 4 (12)
Washington Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi HrstnJr 3b 4 0 2 0 RRorts 3b 4 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 2 0 0 0 KJhnsn 2b 2 1 0 0 L.Nix ph 1 0 1 0 J.Upton rf 4 0 1 0 Kimall p 0 0 0 0 S.Drew ss 2 0 1 1 Werth rf 1 0 0 0 CYoung cf 3 1 1 0 Morse 1b 4 0 0 0 Nady 1b 3 0 1 1 Espins 2b 3 0 0 0 GParra lf 3 0 0 0 WRams c 4 0 0 0 HBlanc c 2 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 4 0 1 0 JSndrs p 2 0 0 0 Bixler lf 3 0 0 0 Brrghs ph 1 0 0 0 Berndn ph 1 0 0 0 DHrndz p 0 0 0 0 LHrndz p 2 0 0 0 Putz p 0 0 0 0 Cora ph-ss1 0 0 0 Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 26 2 4 2 Washington 000 000 000—0 Arizona 100 000 10x—2 E—Nady (2). Dp—Washington 2. Lob— Washington 8, Arizona 4. 2b—Hairston Jr. (8), Ankiel (5), Nady (7). 3b—S.drew (4). Sb— Desmond (17), Werth (7). Cs—K.johnson (1). S—Desmond. IP H R ER BB SO Washington 4 2 2 4 3 Hrnandez L,3-7 7 Kimball 1 0 0 0 0 1 Arizona 2 0 0 2 5 Saunders W,3-5 7 DHrnandez H,8 1 1 0 0 1 2 Putz S,17-18 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by J.Saunders (Werth). T—2:31. A—26,199 (48,633).
Rangers 4, Indians 0
h bi ab r h bi 3 1 Theriot ss 5 2 1 0 1 0 Jay lf-cf 6 0 1 0 1 0 Pujols 1b 4 3 3 4 0 0 Brkmn rf 5 0 1 1 2 2 Rasms cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 0 0 MHmlt ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 1 0 T.Cruz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 ESnchz p 0 0 0 0 2 1 YMolin c 4 0 1 0 1 0 MCrpnt 3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 Descals 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Craig lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 Lohse p 1 0 0 0 Schmkr 2b 2 0 0 0 Greene 2b 2 0 0 0 44 5 9 5 Totals 48 412 4 Totals 000 004 000 000—4 Chicago 000 202 000 001—5 St. Louis Two outs when winning run scored. E—Dewitt (4). Dp—Chicago 1. Lob—Chicago 8, St. Louis 8. 2b—Fukudome 2 (7), Soto (10), Pujols (7), M.carpenter (1). Hr—C.pena (8), Pujols 2 (12). Cs—Y.molina (4). H R ER BB SO IP Chicago 2 3 4 4 1 1 R.Wells 5 ⁄3 11⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 Marshall K.Wood 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 J.Russell 2 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 3 Marmol 1 1 1 0 0 Smardzija L,3-2 2⁄3 St. Louis 2 5 ⁄3 11 4 4 0 5 Lohse 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Motte 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Miller 21⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Batista Salas 1 0 0 0 0 1 E.Snchez W,2-1 2 0 0 0 0 2 T—3:48. A—43,195 (43,975).
Dodgers 11, Reds 8 (11)
Rays 3, Mariners 2 Seattle Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Damon dh 5 1 2 1 ISuzuki rf 4 0 0 0 Zobrist 2b 5 0 2 2 Ryan ss 4 0 0 0 Joyce rf 3 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 4 0 1 0 Longori 3b2 0 1 0 Cust dh 3 0 0 0 SRdrgz 3b2 0 0 0 AKndy 2b 3 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 4 0 0 0 FGtrrz cf 3 0 0 0 BUpton cf 2 0 0 0 Peguer lf 3 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 Figgins 3b 3 0 0 0 Fuld lf Jaso c 3 1 1 0 CGmnz c 2 0 0 0 Brignc ss 4 0 0 0 Olivo ph-c 1 1 1 2 30 2 4 2 Totals 33 3 7 3 Totals Tampa Bay 030 000 000—3 Seattle 000 000 020—2 E—Smoak (3). Dp—Tampa Bay 1. Lob— Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 2. 2b—Damon (8), Smoak (13), Peguero (2). Hr—Olivo (6). Cs— B.upton (4). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay 3 1 1 1 4 Hllickson W,7-3 71⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Jo.peralta H,9 Farnsworth S,11-12 1 0 0 0 0 1 Seattle 7 7 3 3 4 6 Fister L,3-6 Pauley 2 0 0 0 1 0 T—2:36. A—28,843 (47,878).
Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 Brantly lf 4 0 1 0 Andrus ss 3 1 1 0 OCarer 2b 4 0 0 0 JHmltn cf 4 1 2 2 ACarer ss 4 0 1 0 MiYong dh4 0 0 0 CSantn 1b 4 0 1 0 ABeltre 3b 3 1 0 0 GSizmr cf 3 0 1 0 N.Cruz rf 4 1 1 2 Duncan dh 4 0 0 0 Morlnd 1b 4 0 1 0 Kearns rf 4 0 1 0 Torreal c 4 0 2 0 Marson c 3 0 0 0 DvMrp lf 3 0 1 0 Everett 3b 2 0 0 0 Totals 33 4 8 4 Totals 32 0 5 0 Texas 200 000 200—4 Cleveland 000 000 000—0 E—A.beltre (6). Dp—Texas 1, Cleveland 1. Lob—Texas 4, Cleveland 7. 2b—Torrealba (8), A.cabrera (15). Hr—J.hamilton (3), N.cruz (12). Cs—Torrealba (1). IP H R ER BB SO Texas 5 0 0 1 5 D.holland W,5-1 9 Cleveland 7 4 4 1 2 Carmona L,3-7 61⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 R.Perez J.Smith 1 1 0 0 1 1 Pestano 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Durbin T—2:28. A—30,130 (43,441).
Orioles 5, Blue Jays 3 Toronto
Baltimore ab r h bi ab r h bi YEscor ss 5 0 0 0 Andino 2b 5 0 1 0 CPttrsn lf 4 1 3 1 Markks rf 4 0 2 0 Bautist rf 3 0 0 0 AdJons cf 4 0 1 0 Lind dh 3 0 0 0 Guerrr dh 4 0 1 0 JRiver 1b 4 1 1 0 D.Lee 1b 4 2 2 0 Arencii c 3 0 0 0 Wieters c 4 1 2 0 A.Hill 2b 4 0 2 0 Hardy ss 3 1 1 1 RDavis cf 3 1 1 1 MrRynl 3b 4 1 1 4 McCoy 3b 2 0 1 1 Reimld lf 2 0 0 0 Encrnc ph 1 0 0 0 Pie pr-lf 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 3 8 3 Totals 34 5 11 5 Toronto 110 100 000—3 Baltimore 010 004 00x—5 E—Arrieta (1). Dp—Baltimore 1. Lob— Toronto 7, Baltimore 8. 2b—Wieters (9). Hr— C.patterson (5), Mar.reynolds (8). Sb—R.davis 2 (18). Cs—Mccoy (1), Markakis (1). Sf— R.davis. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto 2 R.romero L,5-5 7 ⁄3 11 5 5 3 5 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Dotel Baltimore 6 5 3 3 4 1 Arrieta W,7-3 Ji.johnson H,8 1 0 0 0 0 0 Uehara H,7 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 Gregg S,10-13 1 T—2:32. A—20,086 (45,438).
Twins 7, Royals 2 Minnesota Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 5 2 2 1 Gordon lf 5 1 2 0 ACasill ss 5 1 4 2 MeCarr cf 3 0 2 0 Cuddyr 1b 5 1 2 2 Hosmer 1b 5 0 2 1 Valenci 3b 5 0 0 1 Francr rf 4 0 1 1 DYong dh 5 0 1 1 Butler dh 4 0 0 0 Dnklm lf 3 0 1 0 Aviles 3b 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 Repko rf 4 0 0 0 Getz 2b RRiver c 4 1 1 0 Treanr c 2 0 0 0 Tolbert 2b 4 2 2 0 AEscor ss 4 1 1 0 33 2 8 2 Totals 40 713 7 Totals Minnesota 001 002 301—7 Kansas City 002 000 000—2 E—A.escobar (4). Dp—Kansas City 1. Lob—Minnesota 8, Kansas City 11. 2b— A.casilla (6), Tolbert 2 (7). Hr—Cuddyer (7). Sb—Me.cabrera (6), Aviles (9). S—Me.cabrera. Sf—Francoeur. H R ER BB SO IP Minnesota Blackburn W,5-4 5 7 2 2 1 2 Slama H,1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Dumatrait Hoey 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Al.burnett H,2 Mijares 1 1 0 0 0 1 Kansas City Hochevar L,3-6 6 11 6 6 0 2 L.Coleman 1 1 0 0 1 1 Soria 1 0 0 0 0 0 Crow 1 1 1 1 0 3 T—2:58. A—27,861 (37,903).
Yankees 3, Angels 2 New York Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 3 0 1 0 MIzturs 2b 5 0 1 1 Grndrs cf 3 1 1 0 Aybar ss 5 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 0 0 0 Abreu dh 3 0 3 0 AlRdrg 3b 4 1 1 2 TrHntr rf 4 0 0 0 Cano 2b 4 1 1 1 Callasp 3b 4 1 2 0 Martin c 4 0 0 0 HKndrc lf 3 0 0 0 Swisher rf 4 0 1 0 Trumo 1b 4 0 1 0 Dickrsn rf 0 0 0 0 Mathis c 3 0 0 1 Psada dh 3 0 0 0 Bourjos cf 4 1 1 0 Gardnr lf 3 0 2 0 Totals 32 3 7 3 Totals 35 2 8 2 New York 000 102 000—3 Los Angeles 000 100 001—2 E—Jeter (4). Dp—Los Angeles 1. Lob— New York 5, Los Angeles 9. 2b—Swisher (9), Callaspo (10). Hr—Al.rodriguez (10), Cano (12). Sb—Abreu (9). Cs—Granderson (3). Sf—Mathis. IP H R ER BB SO New York 2 8 2 1 1 3 Sabathia W,7-3 8 ⁄3 Ma.rivera S,15-181⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles E.santana L,3-5 7 7 3 3 3 3 R.Thompson 2 0 0 0 0 3 T—2:35. A—43,619 (45,389).
Rockies 2, Giants 1 Colorado ab EYong cf 3 Fowler cf 0 JHerrr 2b 3 CGnzlz lf 4 Tlwtzk ss 4 Wgntn 1b 4 Street p 0 Splrghs rf 4
r 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
San Francisco h bi ab r 1 0 Torres cf 4 0 0 0 Burriss 2b 4 0 0 0 Schrhlt rf 3 0 1 0 Huff 1b 3 0 3 1 C.Ross lf 4 1 1 0 BCrwfr ss 4 0 0 0 MTejad 3b 3 0 1 0 CStwrt c 2 0
h bi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
ab Fukdm rf 6 Barney 2b 6 Castro ss 6 Smrdzj p 0 C.Pena 1b5 Marml p 0 LeMahi 2b 0 DeWitt 3b 5 Soto c 5 Colvin 1b 5 Campn cf 5 R.Wells p 3 Marshll p 0 BSnydr ph 1 K.Wood p 0 JRussll p 0 Montnz lf 1
r 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles ab r Carroll ss 5 2 Miles 2b 5 2 Ethier rf 5 1 Kemp cf 5 2 Blake 3b 4 0 Guerra p 0 0 Troncs p 0 0 Loney 1b 6 0 Sands lf 4 0 Elbert p 0 0 Guerrir p 0 0 JuCastr 2b1 1 Navarr c 4 1 Kershw p 1 0 MacDgl p 0 0 GwynJ lf 3 2
Cincinnati h bi ab r h bi 4 1 Stubbs cf 5 1 2 1 3 3 BPhllps 2b 6 1 2 1 0 1 Votto 1b 4 1 2 3 3 6 Rolen 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 Bruce rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 Horst p 0 0 0 0 0 0 JGoms lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Cairo ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 Hanign c 1 1 1 0 0 0 RHrndz c 3 2 2 0 0 0 Leake pr 0 0 0 0 2 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 Fisher p 0 0 0 0 FLewis rf 1 0 0 0 Janish ss 5 1 1 1 Cueto p 1 0 0 0 Heisey lf 3 1 2 2 43 8 13 8 Totals 431115 11 Totals Los Angeles 001 000 150 04—11 000 004 300 01— 8 Cincinnati E—Fisher (1), Stubbs (1). Dp—Cincinnati 2. Lob—Los Angeles 7, Cincinnati 6. 2b— Stubbs (11). Hr—Kemp 2 (15), Votto (8). Cs— Votto (4). S—Navarro, Kershaw, Cueto. Sf— Miles. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles 6 6 6 2 9 Kershaw 62⁄3 1 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 MacDougal 1 0 0 0 0 1 Elbert Guerrier 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 Guerra W,1-0 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 Troncoso Cincinnati Cueto 7 5 2 2 1 3 1 ⁄3 3 3 3 0 1 Masset Bray 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 Ondrusek 1 1 0 0 1 1 Arredondo Cordero 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 ⁄3 4 4 3 1 0 Fisher L,0-3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Horst T—3:58. A—40,324 (42,319).
Mets 5, Braves 0 Atlanta
New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado lf 4 0 1 0 JosRys ss 4 1 1 3 AlGnzlz ss4 0 1 0 Turner 3b 3 0 1 1 Jones 3b 4 0 0 0 Beltran rf 4 0 0 0 McCnn c 3 0 0 0 Beato p 0 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 0 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 3 0 1 0 DnMrp 1b 4 0 2 0 Hinske rf 3 0 0 0 Pagan cf 4 0 0 0 Mather cf 2 0 1 0 Bay lf 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 Jurrjns p 0 0 0 0 Thole c Proctor p 0 0 0 0 RTejad 2b 2 1 1 0 MaYng ph 1 0 0 0 Gee p 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Pridie rf Totals 28 0 4 0 Totals 31 5 8 5 Atlanta 000 000 000—0 New York 000 000 50x—5 E—Ale.gonzalez (4). Dp—Atlanta 1. Lob— Atlanta 5, New York 4. 2b—Uggla (8), Thole (7). 3b—Jos.reyes (10). Sb—Turner (3). Cs— Prado (5). S—Jurrjens 2. Sf—Turner. H R ER BB SO IP Atlanta 1 6 4 3 0 6 Jurrjens L,7-2 6 ⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Proctor Sherrill 1 1 0 0 0 0 New York 7 4 0 0 2 2 Gee W,6-0 0 0 0 0 0 Beato 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Byrdak T—2:19. A—28,114 (41,800).
Milwaukee Florida ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 4 0 1 0 Coghln cf 5 1 3 0 C.Hart rf 4 0 0 0 Bonifac ss 4 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 0 1 0 Morrsn lf 4 0 0 0 Fielder 1b 3 1 1 1 GSnchz 1b 4 1 3 1 McGeh 3b 4 0 0 0 Dobbs 3b 4 0 0 0 Lucroy c 4 1 1 0 Stanton rf 4 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 4 0 1 1 J.Buck c 3 0 0 0 Morgan cf 3 1 1 1 Infante 2b 3 0 1 0 Gallard p 2 0 0 0 Cousins pr 0 0 0 0 Hwkns p 0 0 0 0 Volstad p 3 0 1 0 Brddck p 0 0 0 0 R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 Counsll ph1 0 1 0 Choate p 0 0 0 0 Loe p 0 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 OMrtnz ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 7 3 Totals 35 2 8 1 Milwaukee 001 000 200—3 Florida 100 001 000—2 E—Mcgehee 2 (9), Morgan (2), Bonifacio (3). Dp—Florida 2. Lob—Milwaukee 4, Florida 9. 2b—Y.betancourt (9). Hr—Fielder (13), Morgan (1). Sb—Weeks (7). Cs—Braun (3), Coghlan (6). S—Bonifacio. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Gallardo W,8-2 6 6 2 1 2 5 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Hawkins H,6 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Braddock H,2 Loe H,10 1 1 0 0 0 1 Axford S,15-17 1 1 0 0 0 2 Florida Volstad L,2-5 7 6 3 3 1 4 R.Webb 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Choate 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Cishek
Pirates 6, Phillies 3 Pittsburgh h bi ab 1 0 Tabata lf 4 1 0 Paul rf 3 2 1 AMcCt cf 4 1 0 Walker 2b 3 0 1 Overay 1b 4 1 0 CSnydr c 3 2 0 BrWod 3b 4 1 1 Cedeno ss 4 0 0 Morton p 2 0 0 Diaz ph 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 GJones ph 1
Padres 6, Astros 3 San Diego h bi ab r h bi 2 1 Denorfi cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 EPtrsn rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 Headly 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 Ludwck lf 2 3 1 0 0 0 Hawpe 1b 2 1 1 2 1 0 Forsyth 2b 4 0 1 1 1 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 1 1 1 0 1 RJhnsn c 4 0 1 2 1 0 Harang p 2 0 1 0 0 0 Grgrsn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cnghm ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 MAdms p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cantu ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Frieri p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 H.Bell p Totals 34 3 8 3 Totals 30 6 7 6 Houston 011 000 001—3 San Diego 201 000 03x—6 E—Towles (4), Forsythe (3). Dp—Houston 1, San Diego 1. Lob—Houston 9, San Diego 6. 2b—Bourn 2 (14), Ludwick (8), Hawpe (10), Forsythe (1). Hr—Barmes (3). S—An.rodriguez. IP H R ER BB SO Houston An.rodriguez L,0-36 5 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 1 2 Del Rosario 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 J.Valdez San Diego 6 2 2 2 3 Harang W,6-2 62⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Gregerson H,6 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 M.adams H,11 1 Frieri 0 1 1 1 1 0 H.bell S,16-17 1 1 0 0 0 1 T—2:45. A—28,208 (42,691). Houston
ab Bourn cf 5 Barmes ss3 Pence rf 5 Ca.Lee lf 4 CJhnsn 3b3 Wallac 1b 4 AgSnc 2b 3 Towles c 3 MDwns ph1 AnRdrg p 1 Kppngr ph 1 DelRsr p 0 JValdz p 0 Michals ph1
r 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Racing Sprint Cup STP 400 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Kansas Speedway 1. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 174.752. 2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 174.154. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 174.081. 4. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 173.991. 5. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 173.851. 6. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 173.706. 7. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 173.65. 8. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 173.611. 9. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 173.589. 10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 173.494. 11. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 173.422. 12. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 173.388. 13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 173.36. 14. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 173.249. 15. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 173.193. 16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 173.099. 17. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 173.033. 18. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 172.905. 19. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 172.855. 20. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 172.772. 21. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 172.756. 22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 172.75. 23. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 172.723. 24. (51) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 172.717. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 172.507. 26. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 172.232. 27. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 172.035. 28. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 171.881. 29. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 171.876. 30. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 171.723. 31. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 171.576. 32. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 171.516. 33. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 171.499. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 171.445. 35. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 171.249. 36. (81) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 170.983. 37. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 170.8. 38. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 170.751. 39. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 170.589. 40. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 170.063.
Brewers 3, Marlins 2
Philadelphia ab r Rollins ss 2 1 WValdz ss 2 0 Polanc 3b 5 0 Utley 2b 5 0 Howard 1b4 0 Victorn cf 4 1 Ibanez lf 4 1 DBrwn rf 3 0 Sardinh c 2 0 Ruiz ph 0 0 Kndrck p 1 0 Zagrsk p 0 0
D’backs 2, Nationals 0
r 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
h bi 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STP 300 Results At Chicagoland Speedway 1. (13) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 119.6 rating, 47 points, $82,868. 2. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 142, 0, $57,125. 3. (31) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 104.1, 41, $45,818. 4. (1) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 200, 105.9, 41, $33,693. 5. (14) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 200, 95.7, 39, $30,193. 6. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 200, 97.4, 38, $27,743. 7. (15) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 200, 90.5, 38, $27,053. 8. (17) Kelly Bires, Toyota, 200, 90.2, 37, $28,013. 9. (11) Michael Annett, Toyota, 200, 82.7, 35, $24,518. 10. (16) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 199, 82, 34, $24,743. 11. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevy, 199, 116.6, 34, $23,668. 12. (10) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 199, 78.1, 33, $22,743. 13. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 199, 106.3, 0, $16,200. 14. (3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 199, 106.5, 31, $21,693. 15. (25) Timmy Hill, Ford, 199, 68.6, 30, $23,068. 16. (22) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 199, 69.3, 28, $23,418. 17. (8) Brian Scott, Toyota, 199, 90.7, 27, $21,093. 18. (27) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 199, 57.4, 26, $21,718. 19. (19) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 198, 73.1, 25, $20,843. 20. (9) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 198, 71.1, 24, $21,218. 21. (29) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 198, 66.9, 23, $20,818. 22. (12) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 196, 75.7, 22, $20,443. 23. (24) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 196, 52.5, 22, $14,225. 24. (26) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, 196, 50.8, 20, $13,700. 25. (28) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 196, 49.1, 19, $13,710.
South wastes Walker’s gem From staff reports
Dylan Walker pitched well enough to win for the South Rowan Legion on Saturday night at Lake Norman High School. But South could manage only two runs and lost to the Mooresville Moors 3-2. The winning run scored in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Dylan Atwell when a blooper over third base rolled to the left-field corner, scoring a runner all the way from first. Walker pitched six innings, WALKER giving up just four hits. He was followed to the hill by Preston Penninger, then Atwell, who tossed two scoreless innings with four strikeouts against Rowan County on Friday. Joseph Basinger returned to the lineup earlier than expected from an oblique strain and led South (1-6, 1-3) with two hits, including a double. Jacob Dietz also had two hits. Coach Michael Lowman’s club will try to bounce back Monday when it plays host to Wilkes at 7 p.m. • A great individual performance by Kannapolis’ Dylan May also was wasted on Saturday night. May slugged two home runs in a 10-8 loss to Statesville. Hot Jarrin Hogue went 4-for-5 for Kannapolis (0-4, 0-3). Rowan is home tonight against Rocky Mount in a non-league game. In Southern Division contests, Kannapolis travels to Lake Norman High to play the Mooresville Moors; Concord and Stanly tangle at Albemarle’s Don Montgomery Park, and Mocksville travels to face Alexander County.
n Minor Leagues The Kannapolis Intimidators put together a pair of multi-run innings to beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-2 in front of 1,894 fans Saturday night at Grayson Stadium. The firstplace Gnats (30-25) finished their seven-game home stand with a 5-2 mark. Paul Burnside (5-2) pitched another strong game for the Intimidators. Brady Shoemaker whacked a pair of doubles. Down 1-0, the Intimidators (29-25) struck for three runs against Savannah starter Gonzalez Germen in the fourth inning. Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) collected his 21st double of the season on Saturday for Double A Jackson and is batting .314. Wilmington’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) has been in a slump that has knocked his batting average down to .268. He was 0-for-4 on Saturday in the Carolina League. Hagerstown’s Wade Moore was 0-for-5 on Saturday and is batting .164 in the South Atlantic League.
n College baseball Charlotte trailed Arizona State 15-0 heading to the ninth inning of their game late Saturday night in the Tempe Regional at press time. The 49ers had been limited to two hits — by Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) and Ross Steedley (East Rowan). Assuming the 49ers didn’t stage one of the great comebacks in baseball history, they’ll play Arkansas in a 4 p.m. elimination game today, with Arizona State awaiting the winner.
Vancouver up 2-0 on Bruins Associated Press
VANCOUVER — Alex Burrows circled the net and scored a stunning Canucks 3 goal 11 seconds into overBruins 2 time, and the Vancouver Canucks took a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Right after the opening faceoff, Burrows received a pass from Daniel Sedin and streaked down the boards, eluding Boston captain Zdeno Chara behind the net before extending his stick for a wraparound goal to beat Boston goalie Tim Thomas for his second score of the game. Daniel Sedin tied it with 10:23 left in the third period for the Canucks, who are halfway to the franchise's first championship. Roberto Luongo made 28 saves for the Canucks. Burrows, who avoided suspension for this game after being accused of biting Boston's Patrice Bergeron in Game 1, also up Sedin's tying goal with a sharp pass from the slot. Game 3 is Monday in Boston. Thomas stopped 30 shots for the Bruins, but his aggressiveness put him out of position during the brief overtime. Burrows used his speed to elude the 6-foot-9 Chara before slipping the puck into Thomas' unguarded net. Mark Recchi put the Bruins ahead in the second period with a power-play goal just 2:35 after Milan Lucic scored Boston's first goal of the finals. Recchi, the NHL's oldest active player at 43, ended the Bruins' 5-for-68 power-play drought with a deflection from the slot. The Canucks got a pregame boost from the inspirational return of center Manny Malhotra, who hadn't played since incurring a career-threatening eye injury on March 16. But until Daniel Sedin's late goal, Boston played a second straight game of impressive shutdown defense against Vancouver's vaunted top line featuring the NHL's last two scoring champions. Turns out the Bruins should have been paying attention to Burrows, their less-heralded linemate who has 17 points in the postseason.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 • 3B
Truck winner: Bowyer
Busch takes pole
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Clint Bowyer didn’t even try to hide his excitement at finally winning a NASCAR race in his home state, especially after the disappointment of coming so close twice before. “We’ve had some good runs here, but we haven’t been able to seal the deal,” Bowyer said after dominating the Trucks Series race Saturday at Kansas Speedway. “So to finally be able to do a burnout in the homestretch in front of this crowd, this is big. This track means a lot to me, I watched this place being built and dreamed of being able to race here in anything, so to be able to roll into victory lane is pretty cool.” Bowyer, who grew up 90 miles away in Emporia, finished second at Kansas once in Sprint Cup competition and once in the Nationwide series. But on Saturday in the 400th race in Trucks Series history, he dominated throughout to snap Kyle Busch’s winning streak at three races. Bowyer started second and quickly took control, leading 142 laps in the 167-lap, 250-mile race on the 1.5-mile tri-oval. A late caution forced a restart with 30 laps to go, but Bowyer easily pulled
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kurt Busch had never run all that well in Kansas, and a spinout during practice Friday certainly didn’t make it look as if he was about to turn that around. Less than 24 hours and a few tweaks later, Busch captured the pole for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway and reversed a decade of tough luck at the 1.5-mile track. Busch, who had never started higher than seventh in 10 career starts in Kansas and has never finished in the top five, topped the leaderboard at 174.752 mph in his No. 22 Dodge on Saturday. Busch snapped out of an extended funk with a fourthplace finish last week in Charlotte. He had to have front end damage repaired following Friday’s spin, and that and other changes helped produce his first pole since Michigan last June and the 13th of his career. “I have to thank my guys for standing behind me, not just through (Friday) but through some of the tough times we’ve been through as of late,” Busch said. “It’s an amazing world, the world of motorsports. One day you’re down, the next day you’re up.” Juan Pablo Montoya will
CLINT BOWYER ahead of Johnny Sauter and cruised unchallenged to his third career Trucks win and first this season. “I thought we had the truck to beat going into the race today,” Sauter said. “We led for a little bit, but I think Clint was just being patient. He by far had the dominant truck.” Sauter was second, followed by Todd Bodine, James Buescher, Joey Coulter, Busch, Brendan Gaughan, rookie Nelson Piquet Jr., Brad Sweet and Travis Kvapil. “We had a horrible truck all day,” Busch said. “Just was fighting real, real tight. Couldn’t get it to where it needed to be.” Sauter took over the points lead, moving 12 ahead of rookie Cole Whitt. Whitt stayed in the middle of the pack for most of the day, starting 16th and finishing 15th. Austin Dillon, who started on the pole, fell off the pace early and was penalized twice.
NATIONWIDE FROM 1B 20, he was all the way in 12th and then reached 10th on lap 23. On lap 57, the budding star had climbed all the way to sixth, showing that he had lost nothing during his long layoff from racing. Bayne got to fifth on the 125th lap and then to fourth two laps later after a restart. Patrick, in her first race since March 19, finished 10th. She started the race in the 16th position. Whether she'll make the jump to NASCAR on a pretty-much full-time basis has been the big question. Patrick has made it known how much
she enjoys competing at the Indianapolis 500 where she finished 10th last weekend. Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Joe Nemechek earlier in the day were in Kansas City to qualify for Sunday's sprint cup race and then made a little less than an hour flight to compete in the Nationwide race. Edwards took the lead on the 10th lap from pole sitter Aric Almirola and was ahead for 77 of the first 100 laps. Sadler passed Edwards on the 152nd lap before Edwards took it back on the 175th. Edwards led for 144 laps on the 1.5-mile oval. There were 21 lead changes and 12 drivers led, a Chicagoland Speedway record for a Nationwide race.
start second in today’s race, followed by Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers. Joey Logano qualified fifth, giving Toyota three cars in the top five. “A lot better than we expected,” Kyle Busch said. “The guys did a good job with it and gave me a good piece to run a good lap. That’s all we can ask for. We’ve been having sort of a struggle this weekend so far and trying to make something out of nothing here.” Jamie McMurray, who grew up in nearby Joplin, Mo., and visited the tornadoravaged town Thursday, will start sixth. Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards, also a Missouri native, will start seventh — the highest of any of the Fords in the field. “I’m not going to tell you exactly what I did wrong, but I know it was something,” Edwards said. “I think we are going to have a really good shot at this race and that would mean a lot to me.”
The NASCAR notebook ... KANSAS CITY, Kan. — NASCAR is looking into reports that Kyle Busch and 65year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in an altercation Saturday after the Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway. Busch finished sixth, a spot behind Richard Childress Racing driver Joey Coulter after the two had a spirited late battle for position. Busch drove up beside Coulter’s truck following the race. When asked what happened between the two, Coulter joked that, according to the spotters, Busch was just congratulating him. Busch is on probation through June 15 following a post-race, pit-road confrontation with RCR driver Kevin Harvick at Darlington. On May 24 in North Carolina, Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving, and speeding after driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone. Bill Janitz, a spokesman for Busch, told The Associated Press in an email that “there won’t be any comment tonight.” • NO. 43: The iconic No. 43 car and it’s unmistakable blue-and-red paint scheme is making its return to NASCAR this weekend in Kansas. The modern version of the car made famous by “The King,” Hall of Famer Richard Petty, will start Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Kansas Speedway with A.J. Allmendinger behind the wheel. The move is part of a renewed push into the sport by Petty’s longtime sponsor, STP, which is also sponsoring Sunday’s 400-mile race. “I wake up every day and I feel very fortunate to be able to get in the 43 and have such a huge fan base when it comes to the number and the history of NASCAR,” Allmendinger said. “To now having the paint scheme that — especially all the oldschool fans — looked at and loved as they grew up and watched ‘The King.’ For me, I feel very fortunate to be a part of (it).” • GROWING ON GORDON: Jeff Gordon has fond memories of the early days of
Kansas Speedway after winning the first two Cup races here in 2001 and 2002, and he believes the track is getting better with age. “I loved this track from the beginning, obviously, but like all tracks do over time as they settle in, you get some different characteristics that come into play.” • WAIL TO THE REDSKINS: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s winless streak reached 105 races in agonizing fashion last week when he ran out of gas with the finish line in sight in Charlotte. Many of his diehard fans took the loss hard, with some of them expressing their emotions on YouTube afterward. Earnhardt said Friday that he can understand the passion of his supporters because he feels the same way about his beloved Washington Redskins. “That’s the way I take a Redskins loss,” Earnhardt said. “I can definitely relate.” Earnhardt’s last win came in 2008, and the Redskins haven’t had much luck since then either, going just 18-30 over the past three years. • NOTES: Clint Bowyer hails from Emporia, Kansas, and Jamie McMurray and Cup points leader Carl Edwards are from bordering Missouri, so there’s some extra motivation for those drivers to pick up a win on the cookie cutter just west of downtown Kansas City. “This is the most excited I have ever been to run this race in my Cup career,” Edwards said. Bowyer got a head start on Saturday, winning the Trucks series race. ... After grabbing the pole last week, Brad Keselowski had to settle for the 25th spot in Kansas. But his Penske teammate, Kurt Busch, recovered from a practice spin and took the top spot for Sunday’s race. ... The Kansas Speedway is about to get some company. Livestrong Sporting Park Stadium, the new home of Major League soccer club Sporting KC, is slated to open Thursday. Workers were busy over the weekend putting finishing touches on the complex, which sits across the street from the track.
Federer, Nadal has tennis world excited Associated Press
LeBron James says the Heat have forgotten their collapse in Game 2. Western Conference champions and not a Heat team that hoisted a trophy at Dallas after the 2006 finals. “In the playoffs, it’s a win or a loss. However it comes by, it’s a win or a loss,” Heat forward LeBron James said. “We’ve moved on from Game 2, seen the mistakes we’ve made. Seen some of the great things we’ve done as well. It’s a win or loss. The series is tied 1-1. We never get too high or too low in the series. We haven’t gotten too high or low in the regular season as well.”
Sayers to NFL players: ‘Shame on you’ NOVI, Mich. — Gale Sayers sent a stern message to NFL players, challenging them to help those who paved the way. “Some players of today’s game think that they made the game what it is today. I beg to differ,” Sayers said Friday night at an event hosted by the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. “The players who are playing today are standing on the shoulders of those who made the game what it is that played the game for peanuts. “If today’s players cannot help these players, shame on you.” The former Chicago Bears running back was honored along with retired stars such as Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau and 1997 Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard. NFL players asked a federal appeals court earlier Friday in St. Louis to declare the lockout illegal almost three months after it started. A lawsuit filed by current players against the league has been amended to included complaints from retirees led by Hall of
Justin Allgaier celebrates with his crew.
Heat is up for today’s game DALLAS — After two days of intense film study and painstaking analysis of the final 14 possessions in their end-of-game collapse in Game 2 of the NBA finals, the Miami Heat finally came up with the reason why. It wasn’t a highly technical reason. “We let one go,” Dwyane Wade said. And entering Game 3 of the NBA finals, the Heat will try to let Game 2 go again. The way Miami sees it, carrying over the stigma of that loss — one of the worst late-game collapses in finals history — would only doom them again tonight when the scene shifts to steamy Dallas for the first of three games on the Mavericks’ home floor. Dallas rallied from 15 points down in the final 7 minutes to beat Miami in Game 2, outscoring the Heat 22-5 to finish the game and knot the series. Thanks to that win, Mavs’ fans still may see another NBA championship celebration, only this time, by the
Did Childress, Busch get into altercation?
Famer Carl Eller. Hall of Fame player and former Chicago coach Mike Ditka said before the dispute can be settled to save the season, both sides have to be willing to negotiate at the bargaining table instead of trying to make legal arguments in court. “You can’t let egos get in the way of negotiation,” Ditka said. “You have to give to take.” The two sides are trying to figure out how to share the NFL’s $9 billion in annual revenue. “It’s kind of goofy. The American public can’t feel sorry for either side because they can’t relate.” Retired players are pushing for better pension and health benefits in the next collective bargaining agreement. “If they want to fix the pension for former players, all they have to do is match what baseball does for their former players, they have the best pension in all of sports,” Ditka said. “I’m fighting for the disability and the medical help that we need.”
PARIS — There was a time when a Grand Slam final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was a regular occurrence. Over a 12-major span from the 2006 French Open to the 2009 Australian Open, seven title matchFEDERER es were Roger vs. Rafa. No other pair of men in tennis history participated in a total of more than six Slam finals togethNADAL er. "A lot of important matches for our careers," Nadal said. "A lot of emotions in these kind of matches." And then, suddenly, it stopped. Federer and Nadal will renew their sublime rivalry today at the French Open, the first time in more than two years they'll decide a Grand Slam championship. "It's very special to have these guys back in another final," said U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier, who won the 1991 and 1992 French Opens and will be on hand to present the trophy to the winner. As usual when it comes to Federer and Nadal, there is plenty at stake. The top-seeded Nadal is 44-1 at Roland Garros and bidding for his sixth French Open championship, which would tie Bjorn Borg's record. Only two days after
turning 25, he'll be going for a 10th major title overall. The third-seeded Federer, meanwhile, seeks to add to his record of 16 Grand Slam trophies, including the 2009 French Open. • PARIS — Li Na became the first Chinese player, man or woman, to win a Grand Slam singles title by beating defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4, 7-6 (0) at Roland Garros on Saturday.
GOLF DUBLIN, Ohio — Steve Stricker holed out from the fairway for one of his two eagles Saturday, wound up with a 3-under 69 on a steamy afternoon at Muirfield Village and finished with a three-shot lead in the Memorial. • GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Cristie Kerr birdied the final hole for a 6under 65 and a one-shot lead over Catriona Matthew after the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. • WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Mark Brooks survived a shaky finish that left him with a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Principal Charity Classic.
group, which had walked a half mile in 90-degree heat from a rallying point at a nearby park to Tressel's expansive French Provincial home in this Columbus suburb near campus. Tressel was forced to resign Monday for his role in covering up his knowledge of his players taking improper benefits from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner. Those in the rally cheered, sang the alma mater and held up signs that said, "You're in Our Prayers," "We Support You, Jim!" and "We Love You, Coach Tressel." Tressel and his wife, Ellen, posed for dozens of pictures, shook hands and thanked those in attendance.
MIAMI — Florida Marlins rookie Scott Cousins has been receiving death threats despite repeatedly apologizing for a collision with San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey. The collision at home plate on May 25 left Posey with a broken bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle. He's had surgery and is done for the season. Giants general manager COLLEGE FOOTBALL Brian Sabean criticized UPPER ARLINGTON, Cousins on his weekly radio Ohio — Former Ohio State show on KNBR this week, football coach Jim Tressel calling the play malicious told people at a rally on his and unnecessary. Sabean front doorstep that he would also said "if I never hear always be a Buckeye and that from Cousins again, or he the team will beat Michigan doesn't play another day in again this November. the big leagues, I think we'll After a crowd of some 200 all be happy." people had sung a song dis• BOSTON — The Boston paraging the archrival Red Sox have placed rightWolverines early Saturday hander Daisuke Matsuzaka evening, Tressel said, "Don't on the 60-day disabled list forget: Nov. 26th we're going amid reports he has decided to kick their ass!" to have reconstructive elbow That brought the loudest surgery that could sideline cheer of the day from the him for at least 12 months.
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East Rowan’s Ericka Nesbitt tags out Southern Vance’s Kaylan Hoyle (10). Nesbitt scored the only run for the Mustangs in their final game of the season.
EAST FROM 1B “This is her last day playing softball and she's going to come as hard as she can,” Southern Vance coach Leann Shelton said. It was a bitter way to end it for East, who won the West Region title for the secondstraight year. “It's kind of ironic,” East coach Mike Waddell said after the game. “Mallory Drew hurts her leg before the season started and missed the whole year, then at the end Chelsea hurts her leg. We're snakebit.” Sydney Poole, just a sophomore, took the ball in just her second pitching appearance of the season in the most desperate time. Quite the conundrum for someone who hadn't pitched in nearly three months. She struggled in her first inning, throwing a trio of wild pitches that helped the Vikings score twice. “It was hard coming back into a game without pitching all year, really,” Poole said. Jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST White got six of her seven East outfielder Kayla Kirk gets outs via strikeout and escaped a bead on this fly ball against a first-and-third jam in the Southern Vance. second with two strikeouts.
Poole wasn't as fortunate with the bases loaded and no one out. Catcher Bobbi Thomas appeared to have caught Harley Owen off the bag at third for what would have been a critical first out. Owen was called safe and appeared to step off the bag and toward the dugout before Shelton, the third base coach, guided her back to the bag, which is ruled an automatic out but the umpiring crew deemed Owen safe after a meeting. “I was told that the umpire called time,” Waddell said. “Somehow he called time with the ball still not in the circle.” Poole recovered and got two straight strikeouts, but Patrick singled home a pair of runs as did Garrett one batter later for her third RBI of the game to make it 7-1. Taylor Lawrence and Kaylan Hoyle added run-scoring hits to complete the scoring in the seventh. East took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ericka Nesbitt reached on an infield error and later scored on an errant throw to third by catcher Megan Hight. The only Mustang hits came when Heather Trexler Jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST collected a bunt single in the East Rowan infielder Steffi Sides makes a play on this ball and looks toward first as the fourth and Steffi Sides singled Southern Vance runner races down the basepath. in the seventh.
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East Rowan’s Jessica Rummage swings away against Southern Vance, left, and then walks off the field with teammate Steffi Sides (5).
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SHAW FROM 1B she was OK when we first went out there. So we let her throw that one warm-up ball, but as soon as she did it was a no-brainer. She was coming out.” • Let’s re-set the scene. East was ahead 1-0 with one away and no one aboard in the top of the third inning. White, with six strikeouts already, was cruising, working on another highlight-reel performance. Each time catcher Bobbi Thomas called for a fastball, it seemed like soldiers loading a cannon. “You could tell right away she was on,” said Southern Vance winning pitcher Jordan Garrett, “We knew we were in for a really hard battle. She was throwing very hard and her ball had all kinds of movement on it. It was hard just to make contact.” The game’s defining moment — and quite possibly the season’s — came when White reportedly heard a pop in her knee and collapsed as she delivered an 0-2 riseball to SV’s Samantha Patrick. A hush fell over the crowd as East coaches and a
When that produced only more excruciating pain, her day was over. “She actually injured that knee last fall at a tournament in Florida,” said Waddell. “And she’s tweaked it on and off during the season, but never as severe as today. When I saw her sitting up out there, staring into the outfield, I knew she had to come out. As a coach, that’s not the picture you want to see.” • Without White, East looked nothing like the team that won 25 of its first 27 games — a team that showed remarkable poise and resilience until it blew up late in Friday night’s 4-3 loss to Conley. Right-hander Sydney Poole, ticketed as next year’s model, relieved and was far less effective, yielding 13 hits over the last 42⁄3 innings. It was only her second appearance in the circle this season. “I’ve been wanting to pitch in a game all year, but I didn’t want it to happen this way,” Poole said afterward. “Not with Chelsea getJon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST ting hurt. Nobody really said As East’s Meagan Kluttz (12) looks on, Chelsea White anything to me. I just knew I agonizes after falling to the ground. had to go in there and try to win.” Instead, an army of weeds Walnut Creek medic huddled ulating her injury before re- quickly sprouted in East’s well-manicured world. The around White, gently manip- questing a warmup toss.
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Sydney Poole, left, who replaced Chelsea White, has a mound meeting with Meagan Kluttz. rest of the game resembled an onsides kick — chaotic and all over the place. Before the third inning was over, Poole allowed two runs to score on wild pitches. Then the floodgates burst open as Southern Vance plated eight more runs in the final three innings. “Everything got away from us,” said Rummage. “Sydney Poole did what she could, but after Chelsea went out, we stopped hitting and started making errors.”
As White was transported from the field by her father, a pall of sorrow fell over the Mustangs. “The whole time you’re hoping she’s gonna get up and have some miraculous story to tell,” Waddell said, a warm smile masking his pain. “You hope she’s gonna stand up and pitch a seveninning shutout. But then you realize it’s not Hollywood.” And then you realize this: as Chelsea White goes, so goes East Rowan. Sadly, both went nowhere yesterday.
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The fans step back as East Rowan’s Steffi Sides goes up against the fence while making an effort to catch this foul ball.
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the All-rowan county soccer team consists of: Front row: player of the Year Karen presnell (salisbury). second row: dakota Honeycutt (North), Allison Baucom (West), Jordan Murdock (carson), Mary Mccachren (West), Whitney Brown (salisbury), rachel Hardy-simpson (east), Marlee Murphy (salisbury), Brittany Gibbons (West), Madison Kennedy (salisbury), Bridget Boling (east) and Jenna Bryan (salisbury). third row: Abby Kepley (east), Meredith sokolowski (North), toni Lucente (West), Andrea Lambert (south), Hannah elmore (carson), olivia rankin (salisbury), Allison parker (West), Allison Bailey (West), Alee Johnson (salisbury), daisy Lemke (North).
Gee Whiz: Mets get to Jurrjens
Red Sox rally past Oakland
ROWAN FroM 1B
The National League roundup ... NEW YORK — Dillon Gee outpitched Jair Jurrjens (7-2) to remain unbeaten this season and Jose Reyes hit a bases-loaded triple, leading the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Saturday night. Pinch-hitter Jason Pridie snapped a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the seventh and the Mets took advantage of an error by shortstop Alex Gonzalez to score five times in the inning. New York's struggling bullpen finally preserved a lead, too, with Pedro Beato and Tim Byrdak combining for two perfect innings to close it out. The Mets set an unwanted major league record Friday night: Their last six home losses have all come in games in which they led in the seventh inning. The bullpen had a 10.57 ERA over the previous 12 games. Gee (6-0) won his fourth straight start, needing only 85 pitches to get through seven innings before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter. The cool-as-a-cucumber rookie allowed four hits and walked two while finishing with a pair of strikeouts. He had to be sharp in his matchup with Jurrjens, the National League pitcher of the month for May. The two pitchers came in with the top winning percentages in the league. New York has won all eight of Gee's starts this season, making him the only pitcher who has made at least five starts without his team losing any of them. Dodgers 11, Reds 8 CINCINNATI — Matt Kemp hit a tying grand slam in the eighth inning for his second homer of the game and Jamey Carroll singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati
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dillon Gee fires a pitch in the Mets’ win over Atlanta. Reds. The Dodgers pulled off their biggest comeback of the season and improved to 5-0 in extra innings. Cardinals 5, Cubs 4, 12 innings ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Cardinals a victory. Pujols had his ninth game-ending homer of his career and first since Aug. 16, 2009, against the Padres on a 2-1 pitch from Jeff Samardzija (3-2). Rockies 2, Giants 1 SAN FRANCISCO — Troy Tulowitzki had three hits and drove in a run, Jhoulys Chacin pitched six effective innings and Colorado beat the Giants. Brewers 3, Marlins 2 MIAMI — Prince Fielder hit his 13th homer and Yuniesky Betancourt hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Milwaukee's two-run seventh inning, helping the Brewers beat Florida. Yovani Gallardo (8-2) pitched six effective innings to win his sixth consecutive start and Milwaukee posted back-to-back wins in South Florida for the first time since April 10-11, 2007. Pirates 6, Phillies 3 PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings and the Pirates sent Philadelphia to its fourth consecutive loss. Diamondbacks 2, Nationals 0 PHOENIX — Joe Saunders escaped two early jams to go seven innings in a combined four-hitter, helping Arizona shut out Washington.
BOSTON — A ninth-inning rally couldn't save the Oakland Athletics from extra-inning heartbreak. The A's absorbed their fifth consecutive loss Saturday when J.D. Drew hit a two-out RBI single in the 14th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 victory. Oakland scored four runs off closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth to tie it at 7, then took the lead in the 11th. But its bullpen couldn't preserve an unlikely win. Drew's winning single came against Guillermo Moscoso (2-1), who was the ninth A's pitcher in the 5-hour, 17-minute game. Oakland, which entered with the second-fewest runs in the AL, scored four times in a wild ninth against Papelbon after second baseman Dustin Pedroia booted a potential game-ending doubleplay grounder. Catcher Jason Varitek and Papelbon were ejected by plate umpire Tony Randazzo in the inning. Rangers 4, Indians 0 CLEVELAND — Derek Holland tossed a five-hitter for his second career shutout and Texas won for the seventh time in eight games. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each hit a two-run homer as the Rangers improved to 15-8 since May 10. Texas has won 15 of the last 18 meetings against the Indians and 10 of 11 at Progressive Field. Tigers 4, White Sox 2 CHICAGO — Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, sending Justin Verlander and the Tigers to the victory.
red sox manager terry Francona restrains pitcher Jonathan papelbon, right, as he argues with tumpire tony randazzo. Rays 3, Mariners 2 SEATTLE — Jeremy Hellickson picked up where he left off in May, pitching neatly into the eighth inning to lead Tampa Bay to the victory. Hellickson (7-3) allowed one run and three hits over 7 1-3 innings, improving to 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA in his last seven starts. The 6-foot-1 right-hander recorded five wins and gave up just six earned runs in 40 1-3 innings last month, earning the AL pitcher of the month award. Orioles 5, Blue Jays 3 BALTIMORE — Mark Reynolds hit a grand slam and Jake Arrieta pitched six effective innings for Baltimore. With the Orioles trailing 3-1 in the sixth, Reynolds hit the first pitch from Ricky Romero into the left-center stands for his eighth homer of the season and the first slam of his career in 2,166 at-bats. Twins 7, Royals 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alexi Casilla matched a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, helping the Twins to their third straight win, equaling a season high. Casilla stroked RBI singles in the third and seventh innings. His other four-hit game was Sept. 3, 2007, against the Cleveland Indians.
North Carolina powers past James Madison his sixth straight decision. Greg Holt homered and The NCAA Baseball drove in four runs, and roundup ... Ben Bunting finished with CHAPEL HILL — North three RBIs for the Tar Carolina pitcher Patrick Heels (47-14). Johnson isn't giving up Virginia 10, St. John's 2 many hits. The Tar Heels CHARLOTTESVILLE, aren't allowing any runs. Va. — Virginia left-hander Johnson scattered three Danny Hultzen used his hits over eight innings to last start as a pitcher belead the Tar Heels to their fore Monday's baseball second straight shutout, a draft to showcase all he 14-0 rout of James Madiwill bring to the next level. son on Saturday night at Hultzen (11-3) allowed the Chapel Hill Regional. three hits and one run in Johnson (12-1) struck seven innings and struck out 11 — one shy of a caout 12 as Virginia, the top reer high — and shut down national seed, routed St. the highest-scoring ofJohn's 10-2 in a winner's fense in Division I to win bracket game in the CharAssociated Press
lottesville Regional. Clemson 12, Coastal 7 CLEMSON, S.C. — Richie Shaffer, Will Lamb and John Hinson homered as Clemson beat Coastal Carolina 12-7 to advance to the championship game of the Clemson Regional. Shaffer said the Tigers' power surge — they hit only 44 homers in their previous 60 games — was just a matter of time. South Carolina 11, Stetson 5 COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Robert Beary's grand slam lifted defending national champion South Carolina to an 11-5 victory over the
Hatters in the Columbia Regional. Beary's blast, his third of the season and first since March, put the Gamecocks (47-14) ahead 6-1. Florida St. 9, Alabama 5 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Rafael Lopez and James Ramsey each drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning to lead Florida State to a 9-5 come-from-behind victory over Alabama in the Tallahassee Regional. Florida 5, Miami 4 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nolan Fontana's basesloaded single in the bottom AssociAted press of the ninth inning gave the Greg Holt is congratulated by UNc Florida Gators a 5-4 victory teammates after a homer. over rival Miami.
Newman sent Henley’s second offering whistling into right field for a clean hit. Henley’s night was brief. He pitched to 13 batters and retired three. He walked five — three straight in one stretch— and four of those free passes came around to score, as Mocksville seized a 7-1 lead after two innings. “It’s not like we went up there looking for walks, but that first pitcher was wild,” Bodenhamer said. “He didn’t have his control tonight, and we jumped on them early.” Gantt’s not about to give up on Henley. “Pitching’s a little different when you go out to the mound and your stomach’s churning,” Gantt said. “Mocksville is good and that put more pressure on him.” While walks hurt Henley in the first, back-to-back errors wrecked him in the second. “We kicked a couple behind him, and he doesn’t have a lot of mound experience,” Gantt said. “We’ll get him back on the mound. He didn’t make any excuses when he came out of there, and I liked that.” While Rowan scored in the first when Sapp and Justin Morris executed a double steal, Mocksville pitcher Brandon Wilson took over after that. He fired three different pitches for strikes and got some help from third baseman Tyler King, who had a gold-glove kind of night. Rowan got its second run when Newman didn’t see Luke Thomas’ long flyball to center, and it fell for a triple. Rowan’s final run came when Sapp tripled and Andy Austin singled in the seventh. “Rowan’s got a great program, but we couldn’t put them up on a pedestal, we just had to go out and play baseball,” Mocksville coach Charlie Kurfees said. “We competed and our pitcher competed. That’s what you want to see.”
Mocksville 13, Rowan 3 (7 inns.) ROWAN
ab Sapp cf 3 Morris ss 3 Austin 1b 3 Mldin lf 3 Thmas dh 4 Flbrt c 3 Grzski rf 3 Rgers 3b 3 Flmg 2b 3 Totals 28
r 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
h 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 7
bi 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
MOCKSVILLE ab r Nwmn cf 5 2 Phlps 2b 2 3 Jrdan ss 4 1 Wtson rf 2 2 Bdnhr 1b 3 2 Brwly dh 3 0 Long lf 3 0 Byerly c 1 2 King 3b 3 1 Totals 26 13
h bi 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 2 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 10
Rowan 100 010 1 — 3 Mocksville 431 004 1 — 13 One out in 7th when game ended by 10-run rule. E — Morris 2, Fleming, Rogers, Fulbright, Jordan, Bodenhamer. DP — Rowan 2, Mocksville 2. LOB — Rowan 8, Mocksville 5. 3B — Thomas, Sapp. HR — Bodenhamer (4). SB — Sapp 2, Morris, Long. CS — Long. SF — Watson. IP H R ER BB K Rowan Henley L, 0-1 1 3 7 4 5 2 Jennings 11⁄3 0 1 0 2 0 1 Brown 3 ⁄3 5 4 4 0 2 1 Bost ⁄3 0 1 0 1 1 Mocksville Wilson W, 1-1 7 7 3 2 3 7 Henley pitched to 4 batters in the 2nd. WP — Henley, Jennings, Bost, Wilson 2. HBP — by Wilson (Morris), by Jennings (King), by Brown (Byerly. PB — Fulbright, Byerly.