By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Local Roundup: Eagles open tournament with a win

2012 SpringHill Suites Eagle Invitational
Hanner Fieldhouse
Thursday's Score
Georgia Southern 3, South Alabama 1
Today's Games
    10 a.m.     — Wisconsin vs. Savannah State
    Noon        — Savannah State vs. Jacksonville
    5 p.m.    — Jacksonville vs. South Alabama
    7 p.m.    — Georgia Southern vs. Wisconsin
Saturday's Games
    10 a.m.     — Wisconsin vs. Jacksonville
    Noon        — South Alabama vs Savannah State
    2 p.m.    — Georgia Southern vs. Savannah State
    4 p.m.    — South Alabama vs. Wisconsin
    7 p.m.    — Georgia Southern vs. Jacksonville

    The Georgia Southern Eagles got their volleyball tournament off to a quick start Thursday, defeating South Alabama, 3-1, in the event's opening game at Hanner Fieldhouse.
    Kym Coley led GSU (7-4) with three kills and three blocks.
    Meredith Paskert added 10 kills for the Eagles.
Former GSU great to release book
    The autobiography of Georgia Southern alum Adrian Peterson, the NCAA’s Division I career leading rusher, “Don’t Dis My Abilities,” is set for a late September release through Imprint Publishing.
    Through stories of victories and times of struggle, Peterson brings attention to his on-going challenges with stuttering, the embrace of a campus community, and standing in faith through his infant daughter’s medical crisis.
    The hardcover edition of “Don’t Dis My Abilities” retails for $23.95 and will be available exclusively through Georgia Southern’s University Store and its online storefront for the first month of its release.

Screven clinches playoff berth
    DUBLIN — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks knocked off East Laurens, 9-5, Thursday on the road.
    Screven (9-9, 3-1 Region 3-AA) clinched a spot in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs with the win, and will be at least the No. 3 seed heading into the region tournament.
    Rebekah Woods swiped three bases and scored four times in the win, and Mallorie Boswell drove in four runs on two hits.
    Dawn Stewart allowed two earned runs, pitching a complete game, and also drove in two runs from the plate.
    The Gamecocks resume play Monday at South Effingham.

Eagles face 'other GSU'
    Georgia Southern men’s soccer is back in action on Friday afternoon with a trip to Atlanta for the “Battle of the GSUs.” Today’s game against Georgia State pits the Eagles at 2-3 on the season against the Panthers who are 2-2 on the year.
    Former conference foes in the Trans-America Conference, the Eagles haven’t faced the Panthers since the 2004 season and are looking for their first win over the in-state rival since 1997.

GSU women travel to CSU
    Georgia Southern’s women’s soccer plays its final non-conference game of the 2012 regular season with a trip to Charleston Southern today.         The Eagles are coming off their first loss of the season and have a 4-1-2 record, good enough for the program’s best start since the 2000 season. Conference play starts next weekend with Samford and Chattanooga coming to Statesboro.
    Today’s game starts at 4 p.m. from Buccaneer Field in North Charleston, S.C.