Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Ashe Countyís Laura Foster has been named head coach of the West all-stars for the womenís basketball game.
Her assistant will be Southwestern Randolphís Terry Allmon, who coached East Davidson to a 2A championship a few years ago.
The East coaches will be Mike Ratley (St. Paulís) and Terri Cash (Nash Central).
The East menís team will be coached by Southern Vanceís Michael Rotolo and Huntís Dwight Taylor.
West football coaches will be head coach Mike Sexton (Asheville Erwin) and assistants Michael Bradley (North Meck), Darrell Brewer (Avery), Chris Causey (Western Guilford), Craig Kiser (Lincolnton) and Bryan Lingerfelt (East Davidson).
West Brunswickís Jimmy Fletcher is the East head coach, with Paul Moore (Hertford), Brian Paschal (Conley), Bobby Price (Wallace Rose-Hill), Eddie Twyne (Manteo) and Russell Williamson (Princeton) serving as assistants.
The West menís soccer team will be coached by Central Davidsonís Chad Hench, while Caryís Mike Dunphy will guide the East squad.
Mooresvilleís Stephen Stith will lead the West womenís team, while White Oakís Buddy Carroll will pilot the East squad.
Coaches also have been named for the North Carolina-South Carolina basketball all-star contest.
Draughnís Jerry Murray will coach the N.C. women and will be assisted by Jones Countyís Debbie Philyaw.
Reaganís Howard West is the head coach of the North Carolina menís squad and will be assisted by Rocky Mountís Michael Gainey.
n Legion baseball
The pairings are set for the Southeast Regional at Riley Park in Sumter, S.C.
Action kicks off Thursday with state champion Cherryville (31-7) playing Dothan, Ala. (32-13) at 9 a.m.
Toa Alta (Puerto Rico) will face Bradenton (Fla.) in Game 2. Gaffney (S.C., 25-3) plays Greenbrier (Va., 19-3) at 3:30 and Douglasville, Ga. (29-4) faces Sumter (29-6) in the nightcap.
The championship game will be played Monday. The World Series is set for Aug. 12-16 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby.
n Local golf
The team of Butch Adams, Jim Bain, Dale Cobb and Don Julian captured first place after a hole-by-hole card playoff at an 84-member Texas Scramble at Corbin Hills Golf Course Monday.
Second place went to the team consisting of Jay Boyce, Gwyn Huie, Johnny Shook and Gary Wortman. Both teams tied for first with a minus 10 before the playoff.
Two teams tied for third place with a minus 9.
n Minor leaguers
Jerry Sands (Catawba) hit his 18th home run of the season in a 6-4 Albuquerque victory against New Orleans Tuesday.
Sandsí solo blast to center was the first of back-to-back home runs in the first inning that Russell Mitchell completed. The homer gave Sands 53 RBI at the Triple A level.
Dan Black hit two homers and drove in all three runs as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat Lexington 3-2 on Tuesday.
Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) stole his 19th base for Winston-Salem on Tuesday in a 6-4 win against Wilmington.
Craige Lyerly (East Rowan, Catawba) had another big game for Hudson Valley on Tuesday. Lyerly went 3-for-3, scored twice and stole a base in a 7-3 win against Batavia. Lyerly raised his batting average to .294.
n Youth baseball
A Kannapolis-based 10u tournament baseball team will hold tryouts this weekend.
Interested players can try out Sunday at 4 p.m. at the new Coaches batting center on Mooresville Road in Kannapolis.
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark Linton (980-521-4973).