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Local Roundup: GSU opens play in SoCon volleyball tournament

    Georgia Southern (24-6, 15-1), which has won 17 of its last 18 matches, earned the No. 1 seed in the SoCon South Division and will play UNCG (13-15, 7-9), the fourth seed from the North Division, in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Volleyball Tournament today at 12:30 p.m.
    The tournament is in Belk Arena on the campus of Davidson College.
    Coach Chad Callihan led the Eagles to 20-plus wins for the third time in his five-year tenure at Georgia Southern. GSU won its first SoCon South Division regular-season title since 2003 and the third in program history.
    Callihan now has over 100 victories at Georgia Southern.

GSU softball winter camps
    Georgia Southern softball will host three skills camps at the recently upgraded Eagle Softball Field.
    Camps start on Jan. 12 with the All Skills Clinic and continue with a Hitting Clinic on Jan. 27 in the morning and a Defensive Skills Clinic on the afternoon of the 27th. For more information and to register,
    Multi-session discounts are available and space is limited for each clinic.
    The All Skills Clinic on is a camp designed to cover mechanics, skills, and includes dozens of drills to help improve play at the plate and in the field. The clinic is designed to cover all aspects of the game.
    The Hitting Skills Clinic will help improve power and consistency at the plate. Participants will learn the fundamentals of hitting, plus advanced hitting techniques.
    The defensive part of camp, including pitching and catching, is intended to provide athletes with various drills that will sharpen defensive mechanics and skills. The pitching and catching portion is designed to provide in-depth instruction so participants can learn all the basic fundamentals of either position. This clinic will help both the athlete just learning the skills of the game and the advanced softball player.
    The participants in each clinic will be divided based on age and ability so that everyone will get the most out of the clinics.

CHS tops Richmond Hill at tourney
    GUYTON — The Claxton Tigers started the 2012-13 campaign with a bang, beating Richmond Hill, 60-49, Friday at the South Effingham Thanksgiving Throwdown in Guyton.
    Cornelious Taylor led Claxton (1-0) with 28 points.
    Jiki Tompkins added nine and Trey hines finished with seven.
    Jeremiah Hill led Richmond Hill (0-1) with 27 points.
    The Tigers face South Effingham today at the tournament.

Lady Tigers fall in overtime
    GUYTON — The Claxton girls fell, 52-46, on overtime Friday against Richmond Hill at the South Effingham Thanksgiving Throwdown.
    The Tigers (0-1) trailed 19-16 at halftime.
    Jasmine Price led CHS with 18 points, and Devona Brewton added 13.

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