Monday, July 12

by | Jul 12, 2021 | Articles, Quick Hits

Sandhills is in the driver’s seat in the Little Tar Heel Little League (12-and-under) District 3 baseball tournament in Southern Pines after a 10-0 win over Erwin on Sunday. Western Harnett subsequently topped Erwin, 10-9, in an elimination game. Western plays Sandhills tonight at 6 p.m. and would need to beat the hosts twice in the double-elimination event to advance to the state tournament in Smithfield. … Dunn’s AA baseball team is scheduled to play Anson today at 12:30 p.m. in a rescheduled elimination game in the Dixie Division 2 state tournament at the Nathan Harris Athletic Complex at Tyler Park. … Campbell finished 79th out of 293 schools nationally for the Learfield Directors’ Cup, which recognizes overall athletic excellence. … Right-handed pitcher Gavin Williams (Cape Fear High School, East Carolina) was the No. 23 pick in the first round by Cleveland in the MLB draft on Sunday night. … Pablo Lopez set a modern MLB record by striking out the first nine batters for Miami in a 7-4 win over visiting Atlanta. … Novak Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title to tie Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win over Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon men’s tennis final. … Italy topped host England on penalty kicks for the Euro Cup after play ended with a tie score at 1. … Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch finished 1-2 in the NASCAR Cup race at Atlanta on Sunday. … Lucas Glover won the John Deere Classic at 19-under par with a final round 64. … Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee in a 120-100 win over visiting Phoenix on Sunday night to cut the Suns’ lead in the NBA finals to 2-1.


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