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Jr. Legion tournament starts Friday at Henkel-Alley

July 12, 2011

Henkel-Alley Field, above, will be the site of the North
Carolina Junior Legion state tournament on Friday. The
tournament will feature eight of the best junior legion
teams in the state, and a possible 15 games could be
played in five days.

An eight-team American Legion Junior state tournament starts Friday at Henkel-Alley Field on the American Legion Fairgrounds.

The tournament will feature some of the best Junior Legion teams in the state. A total of 15 games between teams could be played through Tuesday.
Four teams qualified for spots in the tournament.

These include No. 1 Johnston County and No. 2 Cary from Area I, and No. 1 South Caldwell and the No. 2 Carolina Flames from Area IV. The Flames will be the host team for the tournament.

The hosting of the tournament likely impacts the senior legion team — Hickory Post 48. The team will likely have to find an alternative playing site for its games in the Area IV best-of-three championship series.

Below is the schedule of games for the tournament:

Friday’s games
10 a.m. (Game one): Area III No. 1 vs. Cary (Area I No. 2)
1 p.m. (Game two): Johnston Co. (Area I No. 1) vs. Area II No. 2
4:30 p.m. (Game three): South Caldwell (Area IV No. 1) vs. Area III No. 2
7:30 p.m. (Game four) Area II No. 1 vs. Carolina Flames (Area IV No. 2)

Saturday’s games
10 a.m. (Game five): Loser of game one vs. Loser of game three
1 p.m. (Game six): Loser of game two vs. Loser of game four
4:30 p.m. (Game seven): Winner of game one vs. Winner of game three
7:30 p.m. (Game eight): Winner of game two vs. Winner of game four

Sunday’s games
1 p.m. (Game nine): Loser of game seven vs. Winner of game six
4 p.m. (Game 10): Loser of game eight vs. winner of game five
7:30 p.m. (Game 11): winner of game seven vs. winner of game eight

Monday’s games
3 p.m. (Game 12): Loser of game 11 vs. winner of game nine
7 p.m. (Game 13): Winner of game 11 vs. winner of game 10

Tuesday’s games
1 p.m. (Game 14): Winner of game 13 vs. winner of game 12
7 p.m. (Game 15, if necessary)

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