Prayers and condolences for the family of Patrick Dennis of Lillington. Dennis died Thursday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a rising senior fullback/linebacker at Harnett Central. … In 15-and-under baseball in the Tar Heel Leagues state tournament in Hickory, Western Harnett defeated Johnston County, 17-8, and Watauga County topped Angier, 7-3, on Thursday. Western meets Northside at 10 a.m. today and Angier has an elimination game against Lenoir at 12:30 p.m. In 12-and-under at Hickory, South Johnston was an 18-4 winner over Lenoir in the first round on Thursday and will play the host team at today at 10 a.m. In the 8-and-under (Coach pitch) division, Benson plays Caldwell County today at 10:15 a.m. … Trent Fennell (Triton) started and pitched two and two-thirds innings for the Grand Junction Rockies on Thursday. He allowed two hits and an unearned run while walking three and striking out three. Fennell was not involved in the decision in an 8-1 loss to host Ogden. The right-hander out of Barton has a 2.87 earned run average … The Buies Creek Astros split a doubleheader Thursday at Potomac, winning the first game, 2-1, before dropping the second game by the same score. … Charleston Southern baseball signee Grant Millay of South Johnston has won the Sam Narron Award in Johnston County for his dedication to the game.