Beal, Robbins tie for OHLGA title
Gayle Beal and Pat Robbins carded 70 to share the crown at Tuesday’s Red, White and Blue Oak Hollow Ladies Golf Association playday.
Tournament play was a mixture of red, white and blue/white tees. Full handicap was subtracted from gross.
Chong Galloway was next at 72.
Nancy Bodycomb recorded low gross round at 87 and Robbins had low putts with 30.
Birdies were carded by Galloway at No. 18, Diane Clemmer at No. 1 and Bodycomb at No. 4.
Chipins were registered by Kitty White at No. 16, Frances Kiser at No. 18, Robbins at No. 10, Galloway at No. 18 and Beal at No. 12.
CARTER, RUNYAN TEAM FOR FLAG DAY VICTORY
HIGH POINT — The Ladies Golf Association at High Point Country Club held its annual Flag Day Tournament at Willow Creek on Tuesday. The format of the tournament is 2-player best ball Net until the team reaches par 72. The team that goes the furthest around the course is then declared the winner.
This year’s winning team was Jody Carter and Helen Runyan as they finished 18 inches from the cup on Hole #21.
In second place was the team of Mary Crawford and Ann Weiland as they were 12 inches from the cup on Hole #20.
In third place was the team of Tucker Crawford and Gina Gilchrist who finished 2 feet from the cup on Hole #20.
TEAM PROSPECT EARNS SILVER MEDAL
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Team Prospect, a local 17-under boys basketball team from Ledford High School, recently competed in the USSSA National Championship in Gainesville, Florida.
They finished second in the silver bracket, losing to Ormond Beach in the championship game. The team is coached by former East Davidson standout Josh Hill. Players are Skylar McGee, Brandon Rothrock, John Sullivan, Hunter Jones, Brandon Gammons, Brock Braddy, Jordan Taylor, Todd Moser, Lyle Heeb, and Jackson Gammons.
USA U17 WOMEN ROUT MALI
PILSEN, Czech Republic — Recording 22 assists on its 29 made baskets, the 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team (3-0) took advantage of its depth as it raced to a 78-22 victory against Mali (0-3) in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship on Tuesday evening at City Arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Three players reached double-figure scoring and 10 players put points on the board.
The undefeated USA advances to today’s round of 16 as a No. 1 seed and will face Mexico (0-3), the No. 4 seed out of Group C, at 2:15 p.m. EDT. The round of 16 and the quarterfinal games are available online at www.youtube.com/user/FIBAWorld.
Bishop McGuinness head coach Brian Robinson serves as an assistant on Team USA.
HURRICANES OPEN FREE AGENCY WITH FLURRY
RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes opened the NHL’s free-agent period Tuesday by adding one forward, keeping another one and bringing on an upper-level executive.
The Hurricanes agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent center Brad Malone and gave Jiri Tlusty a one-year contract.
They also hired former Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell as the president of Gale Force Sports and Entertainment, which operates both the team and its arena.
Jim Rutherford had served as both the team’s general manager and president of Gale Force before he stepped aside in April to allow Ron Francis to slide into the GM’s spot.
Rutherford was hired last month as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ GM, and now Waddell will run the team’s business-related operations while the hockey matters will fall to Francis.