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Local Roundup: Webb named to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Webb Web
Courtesy GSU Athletics - photo by Georgia Southern AMR

    MACON — Chester Webb, a basketball player for Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern University) from 1952-56, has been named to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.
    A native of Elberton, Ga., Webb was the first native Georgian to be named a college basketball All-American.
    Webb is the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,542 career points. In 1956 as a senior, Webb scored 883 points at an average of 30.5 points per game for the best season in school history. For his career, Webb averaged 24 points per game.
    Webb possesses school career records for field goals made (883), free throws made (776) and rebounds (1,685). He tops the single-season list in field goals made (291), free throws made (301) and rebounds (524). Webb also holds the school's mark record for consecutive free throws made in a game (21) and season (31).
    He authored six of Georgia Southern's top 10 individual scoring games, including a pair of 47-point efforts against Piedmont on Jan. 23, 1956 and Feb. 18, 1956. Webb also scored 45 against Stetson on Dec. 1, 1955.
    Webb was a First Team NAIA All-American in 1955 and was a Second Team NAIA All-American in 1956.
    In 1956 after his senior season, Webb was picked in the NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Webb chose instead to serve in the U.S. Army.
    In 1959, Webb was inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame and he was on hand to see his No.  22 jersey  retired on January 30, 2010.
    Webb is joined in the Class of 2014 by James Brooks, Bobby Cremins, Jim Hughes, Homer Rice, Hollis Stacy, Frank Thomas and Scott Woerner.
    The 2014 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Macon City Auditorium in Downtown Macon on Saturday, February 22.

Brock honored in Augusta
    AUGUSTA — Don A. Brock, formerly of Statesboro, is one of two 2013 inductees for the Augusta City Classic Hall of Fame.
    Brock won over 325 games in 25 years as a boys basketball coach at Richmond Academy, and was honored at the City Classic Annual Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 26 at the Augusta Marriot Convention Center.
    The Coach Don A. Brock Scholarship fund wil hopst the fourth annual Coach D.A. Brock Scholarship Golf Classic on Thurs., Oct. 21.

WJMS splits with SEB
    William James Middle School faced Southeast Bulloch Tuesday, with girls falling to SEB to even their record at 1-1 and the boys winning their match 3-2 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
    Winning is singles were Candler Jordan (8-2) and Nicholas Popkin (8-1).  With the match tied at 2-2, Mikal Mascarello and Bryce Costlow won the final two games of their doubles match to win 9-7 and secure the match for the Knights.

SBCPRD punt, pass and kick results
    The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation department saw seven local athlets qualify for sectionals in the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition held on Sept. 14.
    Qualifying boys from the youngest age group (6-7) to the oldest (14-15) were Kellen Daly, Khristian Clark, Max Gale, Brock Sapp and Hayes Noggle.
    Qualifying for the girls were Annabelle Morgan and Mary Emma Gainous.

UGA's Gurley questionable
    ATHENS (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Richt considers injured running back Todd Gurley day-to-day for Saturday's game at Tennessee, even though the SEC's third-leading rusher hasn't practiced after spraining his left ankle in the sixth-ranked Bulldogs' win over No. 10 LSU.
    "He was supposed to be on crutches," Richt said, "but I looked out the window and watched him walking with his crutches over his shoulder, so I don't know if that's a tell-tale sign. Hopefully it won't be too long."
    If Gurley can't go, Georgia will look to Keith Marshall and freshmen Brendan Douglas and J.J. Green.
    Gurley is averaging 112.5 yards per game for the Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0), but Richt has faith that Marshall can handle 15 to 20 carries and that his other backs can contribute in the short term.
    "When you've got great players playing great, that gives your team more confidence," Richt said. "But we've got some other really good players that'll try to prove they're great ones too."