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Local Roundup: 3 athletes join; 3 leave GSU

Local Roundup: 3 athletes join; 3 leave GSU

Local Roundup: 3 athletes join; 3 leave GSU


    Three student-athletes have transferred to Georgia Southern and have enrolled in summer classes at the University. Ryan Byrne, a sophomore from Woodstock, Ga., John Douglas, a junior from Augusta, Ga. and Billy Greer, a junior kicker from Crosby, Texas, have joined the Eagle football team. Byrne will play at offensive guard with Douglas slated for defensive end.
    Byrne, who started his collegiate career at Western Michigan, made two starts and played in all 11 games last season. He redshirted in 2008.
    Douglas saw playing time in 11 games at Auburn in 2009. He started the season opener in 2008 for the Tigers before suffering an injury that limited his playing time for most of the remainder season.
    In two years at Blinn College, Greer made nine field goals and 58 PATs with a long of 43 yards.
    Three student-athletes have accepted releases from Georgia Southern with the intent of transferring to other institutions. Wide receiver Cole Gordon, quarterback Brent Osborne and defensive end Darryl Walker will not return to the Georgia Southern program for the 2010
season.

Blackburn named First Team All-SoCon
    Mirroring the selections of the league’s coaches, the Southern Conference Sports Media Association (SCSMA) announced its selections for the 2010 All-Conference Team.
 Senior first baseman Kyle Blackburn was named to the First Team, while outfielder Shawn Payne and shortstop Eric Phillips earned Second Team honors. All three were honored by the coaches in their selections, which were announced Monday.


From staff reports

Lady Eagles Basketball camps

    Georgia Southern women’s basketball coach Rusty Cram, along with his staff of Regina days-Bryan, Mary Perry and Jessica Harris and a number of current and former Eagles will host a series of basketball camps beginning June 1 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
    Boys and girls kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in the Day Camp for boys and Girls running June 1-4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost per camper is $100, which includes individual awards and a camp T-shirt.
    A Team Camp will run June 7-10, and costs $200 per team.
    A Girls Individual Camp will run from June 24-26. Cost for commuters is $125 and cost for overnight campers is $200.
    For more information on any of the Lady Eagle basketball camps, contact Jessica Harris at (912) 478-1486.

Portal golf tournament
    PORTAL — On Friday, June 4, Portal Middle/High school will be hosting a four-man scramble golf tournament at Willow Bend Golf Course in Metter.
    The tournament will begin at noon with a shotgun start.
    All proceeds from the event will go towards the Portal athletic department as it strives to complete the weight room for the new school opening this fall.
    The entry fee for each team member is $60 and includes a lunch.
    For individuals or businesses interested in advertising at the tournament, holes may be sponsored for $200 per hole.
    For more information, please contact Portal football coach Cherard Freeman at (912) 536-1057.

SEB soccer/softball camps
    BROOKLET — Southeast Bulloch will conduct boys and girls soccer camps and girls softball camp hosted by coach Aimee Civalier on June 2-4.
    The camp features soccer coach Kristin Barnhill and SEB varsity soccer and softball players.
    Cost for each individual camp is $40.
    Those wishing to participate in both the soccer camp and the girls softball camp can do so for $75. A pair of siblings can participate in one camp for $75 or both for $140. Those registering by May 25 will receive a free T-shirt.
    The soccer camp runs from 8:30 p.m.-11 a.m. and the softball camp begins at noon.
    Campers will be provided with lunch.
    For more information, contact coach Civalier at (912) 682-9385 or acivalier@bulloch.k12.ga.us.

BA basketball camp
    Bulloch Academy head basketball coach Chandler Dennard invites all local and area boys and girls going into grades 2-5 to sign up for the 2010 Gator Basketball summer camp.
    The annual camp, conducted by Coach Dennard and several present BA basketball players, runs from June 1-4 from 9 a.m.-noon in the school’s gymnasium. This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic basketball fundamentals in a relaxed, fun-fill environment. Campers will receive a t-shirt and opportunities to win awards in various skill-level competitions.
    The cost is $75 per camper if paid by June 1 and $85 after the deadline. For more information, contact Coach Dennard (536-9386) or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.

SEB to host hoops camp
    BROOKLET — Southeast Bulloch will host a Youth Boys and Girls basketball camp for rising 3rd-8th graders running Monday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 9 .
    The camp begins daily at 8:30 a. m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $40and all campers will be provided with a T-shirt and a daily snacks.
    For further information about registration call John Page at (912) 823-9378.

 BA soccer camp
    Bulloch Academy head soccer coach Will Avra invites local and area boys and girls going into grades 2-5 to sign up for the 2010 Gator Soccer Camp.
    The annual camp, conducted by Coach Avra and several varsity players, runs from June 8-11 from 9 a.m.-noon at Gator Alley. This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic soccer skills as well as scrimmages and a camp t-shirt.
    The cost is $75 per camper until June 1 and $85 after the deadline date. For more information, contact Coach Avra (690-3098) or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.

FUNdamental football camp
    Bulloch Academy assistant head football coach Ronnie Hodges invites all local and area boys and girls going into grades 2-5 to sign up for the Gator FUNdamental football day camp.
    The annual camp, conducted by Coach Hodges and several present and past BA football players, runs from June 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon on the school’s practice field behind the gymnasium.
    This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic football fundamentals in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and opportunities to win awards in various competitions.
    The cost is $75 per camper, if paid by June 1, and $85 after the deadline. For more information, call Coach Hodges at 764-0718 or 587-5070 or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.

CY hoops camps

    Georgia Southern basketball coach Charlton Young will host a series of camps in Hanner Fieldhouse throughout the summer.
    First up is Day Camp One for children ages 6-16. The camp runs from Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Daily lunch is included in the $125 cost.
    Day Camp Two is another chance for children ages 6-16. It takes place June  21-24, Registration for Camp One is June 14, 9-10 a.m. and Camp Two registration is June 21 from 9-10 a.m.
    Young and the Eagles will also host a pait of skills camps — one on June 5 and another on August 7 — and a team camp from June 11-13.
    For more information on any of these camps, contact (912) 478-1425.

If you have a score to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (912) 489-9408.

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