From workforce and wire stories

SEOUL — The Nexen Heroes, a group within the Korea Baseball firm, announced the signing of former Catawba college slugger Jerry Sands on Tuesday.

Sands, 30, will be paid $100,00 for the 35 video games remaining in the commonplace season.

Sands played in 156 predominant league video games from 2011-sixteen, batting .238 with 10 homers and fifty seven RBIs.

He turned into as soon as considered the desirable hitting prospect in the L.A. Dodgers farm system. Sands reached the majors with the Dodgers and additionally played for the  Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

within the minor leagues, Sands has pounded one hundred eighty homers and has driven in 609 runs with a .275 batting general.

Sands had been enjoying for the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple A crew of the San Francisco Giants. He’d hit 16 homers this season between Triple A and Double A.

Sands is normally a correct fielderleft fielder, however he also can play first execrable.

He’s anticipated to arrived in South Korea Saturday or Sunday.  The Heroes are  53-56 and searching for a playoff section. To make room for Sands, the Heroes waived Michael choice, a former first-round opt for of the Oakland Athletics.

native golf

DURHAM — Two native golfers, Michael Childress and Charlie Barr, are in the right 20 after the first circular of the 14th Dogwood State Junior Championship at Duke school Golf club.

Childress, a quickly-to-be freshman at Richmond, is tied for 10th after a 2-over par seventy four.

Barr, a sophomore at Cannon college in concord, shot a seventy five and is tied for 19th region.

Peter Fountain, of Raleigh, and Attie Giles, of Pinehurst, lead the way with 2-beneath 70s.

The three-day adventure concludes on Thursday.


The Corbin Hills girls’s Golf association played its annual Mary Cobb McCombs Member – Member event on Tuesday.

The winner with the average low web score turned into the group of Kristi Laton and Faye Cline.

Low wrong in the First Flight  changed into won with the aid of the group of Beth Calhoun and Susan Morris.

within the second Flight, low depraved went to the team of Ruth Bowles and Sheryl Johnson, while low net  went to the team of Becky Isenhour and Carolynn Ries.


Fifty-five GARS contributors performed a Captains alternative at Corbin Hills.

Les Loman mde a gap-in-one on the a hundred thirty five-yard No.13 gap. He turned into playing with Larry Perrell, Donnie Burris and Scott Hay.

the primary area group with a minus-10 became Larry Petrea, Tom avoid, Ralph Brown and Tom Seamon.

The second-area team with a minus-9 changed into Allen Hammill, Floyd McVey, Mike Williams and Windsor Eagle.

The third-region crew with a minus-8 changed into friend Barger, Gary Schenk, Bert Bollinger and David Scearce.

Jerry Teter had closest to the pin on No. 2,  and Tony Labarbera had the longest putt on No. 9.

faculty soccer

SALISBURY — Livingstone’s football crew holds its first follow at 8:forty five this morning in Alumni Memorial Stadium. Practices are inaugurate to the public.

coach Daryl Williams observed most of his 85 gamers arrived on Monday and have gone through two days of checking out and conditioning.

“It’s notable to get began and we’re excited about the upcoming season,” talked about Williams.

The Blue Bears are coming off a winless season in 2017 and Williams guarantees an excessive pre-season camp for his group.

“We’ve modified a number of issues, including a new approach to challenge the crew,” explained Williams. “all and sundry begins with a black stripe on his helmet and you’ve got to earn a blue stripe by way of coming to work and being dedicated day by day. And commitment capacity the work ethic, perspective and energy that you just deliver every day.”

Williams delivered that the team’s first scrimmage with pads might be held Sunday at 6:15 p.m., additionally within the stadium and start to fans.

Fall baseball

China Grove  Cal  Ripken League  fall baseball and softball signal-u.s.a.are at  Dale’s carrying items in China Grove.

sign in through the end of August. The charge is $50 per participant.