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Local Roundup: GSU to add women's golf

    Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Wednesday that the school will add women’s golf as its 17th intercollegiate program, beginning in the 2015-16 season.
    The program will have six full scholarships, the full complement allowed by the NCAA, and will compete as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
    Kleinlein also announced that current men’s golf coach Larry Mays will be promoted to Director of Golf/Head Men’s Golf Coach and oversee both programs, while current men’s assistant coach Carter Collins will be promoted to associate head coach of the men’s team. Georgia Southern will hire an associate head coach for the women’s team in the spring of 2014 with the help of a national search. An assistant coach position, which will aid both teams, will be created as well.

GSU's Coley earns SoCon honor
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Georgia Southern volleyball junior Kym Coley has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.
    Coley was named all-tournament at the Jaguar Invitational last weekend as the Eagles went 3-0 and won the tournament. The middle added 12 kills and five blocks in a 3-0 setback at Troy Monday.

Lady Gators top Pinewood
    Page Spence and Ashley Burke had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy past Pinewood 7-4 in a GISA Region 4-AAA battle Tuesday.
     The Lady Gators (3-3 overall and 2-3 in region play) built a 5-0 lead through five innings of play. Bulloch scored three in the third and two in the fourth.
     The Lady Patriots scored two in the top of the sixth to close the gap. Bulloch retaliated with two in the bottom of the inning to maintain a five-run lead. PCA pushed across two in the top of the seventh before the BA girls got the third out to end the game.
     Spence had two RBIs in the win while Burke added one. Powell Fennell also pushed two runs across. Other hitters for BA were Danielle Atkinson, Ashlee Lanier, Haley Mock, Kaleigh Sisolak and Kristin Kingery. BA’s Madelyn Vickery went the distance for the win. She scattered seven hits through the game, striking out six and walking three.
     Bulloch hosts region foe Brentwood today in a varsity/middle school doubleheader starting at 4 p.m.

SEBMS cruises past Effingham
    The Southeast Bulloch Middle School Yellow Jackets dominated Effingham County on Wednesday, winning 40-8.
    Chase Walker got the offense started with a touchdown run and finished the game with over 100 yards total offense and 2 touchdowns. He also kicked two extra points.
    Trevor Miller threw a 30 yard touchdown pass to Walker, Georden Batton finished with 80 yards of offense and a score, Savin Jones ran a kickoff back for a touchdown to start the second half to put the Jackets ahead 32-0.     
    On the next offensive possession, was punched in by Jermaine Mckinney ran for a 12 yard touchdown, followed by Jaleel Hodge's second extra point to make the score 40-0. Effingham ran the next kickoff back for a score to make the final score 40-8.
    On defense Chase Walker and Tyler McGee had several tackles and Michael Phillips had an interception.
    Southeast Bulloch Middle School plays its next game at Fred Shaver Field next Wednesday against Burke County.

SHS volleyball drops a pair
    The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils volleyball team fell, 2-0, to Effingham County on Tuesday, after defensive player Mallory Sircy was injured in the second game.
    Jordan Collins, Tayler Smith, Bekah Welch and Kameron Parker served up aces and Tyra Davis and Loreal Tootle blocked ECHS hits.
    Wednesday, Statesboro suffered 2-0 losses to Savannah Country Day and South Effingham. Statesboro junior varsity fell, 2-0 to SEMS and 2-1 to Country Day.

Bassmasters results
    The Statesboro Bassmasters youth fishing tournament was held at the pond of Ken Daniels in Bulloch County on Tuesday.
    A total of nine children participated with most fishing with crickets and spinning rods.
    The most fish caught was by Gracie Daniels (13) and the largest fish was caught by Will Rountree — a bass that weighed approximately two pounds. Both children are from Statesboro. 
    All the children were awarded a trophy.

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