From the Desk of Mike Ingold, who is away on vacation this Independence Day weekend:
On the local scene : the Asheboro Copperheads played Holly Springs Monday night and squeaked out a 4-3 win. On Tuesday night they faced the Petersburg Generals, where they won another hard fought game 7-5. That was the copperheads 6th and 7th win in a row. The game between the Copperheads and Hi-Toms was rained out Wednesday night. They host Gastonia Thursday night, game time 705pm. Don't forget, Saturday night July 4th the Copperheads face Holly Springs and after the game they'll be a huge fireworks display to honor this great country. So head out to McCrary Field to enjoy the festivities.
In the Carolina-Virginia League, the Deep River Muddogs game was rained out Tuesday night against the Hi-Tom Locos. The Muddogs faced the Fuquay Varina Twins Wednesday night and just couldn't get their offense going. They lose to the Twins 9-1. The Muddogs face the Roanoke Rails Friday evening in a doubleheader at Craven Stadium, the first game is at 530 with the next to follow thereafter.
In Legion action this weekend: Randolph county post 45 played High Point Monday evening and lost a tough one 3-1. That loss snapped a 6 game winning streak by Post 45. Post 45 faced Wilmington on Tuesday night and unfortunately the results were much the same, as they lost 6-3. Post 45 gets a much needed rest Wednesday and Thursday during the All-Star break and will play again on Friday against Concord in the first game of the Legion playoffs. This will be a best of 3 series. On a side note: the Area III All-Star game was rained out on Wednesday night. Eastern Randolph Post 81 won their 9th in a row Monday night. ER beat Kannapolis 7-6. Post 81 tried to make it 10 in a row on Tuesday, but it wasn't meant to be. Post 81 loses to Mooresville 7-4. That moves them to 16-6 overall. Post 81 plays Greensboro Friday in their first round match up.
In high school sports: the NC All-State Softball Team was announced. For the 2A players: Taylor Trogdon Providence Grove-SS, Kelli Wagner Trinity-SS, Morgan Halo Wheatmores-P, Nicole Hunter Wheatmores-C. For the 3A players, it was a SW Randolph runaway! Ashley Floyd Southwestern Randolph-2B, McKenna Hoover Southwestern Randolph-SS, Alicia Marion Southwestern Randolph-CF, Samantha Williams as we mentioned on the last show: Southwestern Randolph-Player of the Year 3A-West was McKenna Hoover-SS.
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That's all we have to report today on local and college sports, but please tune in to "Between the Lines" regularly and make sure you spread the word. Also, we'll be interviewing Randleman HS coach Shane Handley next Wednesday, followed by all the coaches, over the next few weeks. So tune in to see your favorite schools interview and see what to expect on the upcoming season.
We want to wish everyone a safe 4th of July weekend and please celebrate being an American!