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Eight-team brack set for Jr. Legion tourney

July 14, 2011

The final four spots were filled for Friday’s Junior Legion state tournament at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Qualifying for the tournament are Rowan County, Kernersville, Leland and Newport.

Rowan County will be the No. 1 team from Area III. Newport is the No. 2 team in Area III.

Leland and Kernersville are representing Area II. Leland will be the No. 1 seed in Area II and Kernersville is the No. 2 seed in Area II.

The Carolina Glove Flames, the host team for the tournament, will play Leland at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Field conditions delay playoff game to Thursday

July 14, 2011

The fourth game between Hickory Post 48 and Caldwell County Post 29 was postponed on Wednesday due to field conditions.

The two teams will play game four on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Roy Waters, commissioner for the Legion State, said that if rain caused the final two games to be delayed any further, rules state that the series would go back to a best two-out-of-three format.

Because they have won two-out-of-three games, Hickory (18-9) would advance to championship round against either Queen City (22-7) or Cherryville (23-6). Cherryville currently leads that series, 2-1.

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