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            BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — The Georgia Southern women’s soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday.

            Georgia Southern attempt only four shots, compared to Gardner-Webb’s 14, but made the most of them by placing two in the net.

            Danae Kaimuloa scored the first goal of the game off a pass from Ashley Toussaint. Kaimuloa took the pass and kicked it into the right corner of the net, giving Georgia Southern a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute of play. She finished the game with two shots, a goal and an assist.

            Sara Oland put the game out of reach in the 54th minute, with her long shot that found the back of the net.

            Lauren Santos played the whole game in the cage and tallied seven saves and a shutout.

            Ashley Toussaint had a shot on goal and an assist.

            The game was the season opener for both teams.

            Georgia Southern travels to Northern Illinois to take place in the NIU tournament Friday and will play Northern Iowa in the first game. The action is set to take place at 2 pm.


Miles for Missions

            The Georgia Southern Baptist Collegiate Ministries will be "Takin' it to the Dawgs" August 28-29.

            On this 180-mile cycling trek, Miles for Missions will raise money for Georgia Southern BCM to send students to serve in communities here in Georgia and literally around the world over their Spring and Summer breaks. In addition to a very worthy cause, this relay will transport the official game ball to Athens for the Eagles versus Bulldogs game. Each team will ride in 25 miles stretches over the two days.

            To join this relay, all volunteers must have a bicycle to ride and contact the BCM. Participants have the option of forming teams or riding solo. These teams will go to family, friends, churches, and businesses to raise funds. Teams must collect at least $100. The teams that bring in the most money will be ball carriers.

            Additionally, local business sponsors will be featured on the t-shirt that each of the participants will wear. Businesses are sponsoring this event as a way of recognizing the positive impact students have on this community and in their leadership that is felt all over the world.

            The BCM is seeking community support through prayer, money and participation for Miles for Missions to be a wild success. All contributions are tax deductible. If you want to participate, ask questions, or get more information, please call 681-2241.


SBCPRD registration

            The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department is continuing registration for Recreational Flag and Tackle Football, Soccer, Cheerleading, Golf, Tennis, Swim Lessons, Swim Team and more.

            The football program is for boys ages five to 12. Ages five through eight play flag football, and ages nine through 12 play tackle football. Teams meet two to three times a week for practice and games. The registration fee is $50 for flag football and $70 for tackle (this cost includes a $10 uniform deposit).

            In the cheerleading program, girls ages five to 12 learn cheerleading skills, perform in an exhibition and cheer at youth league football games. This program meets on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays of each week. The registration fee is $55 with an additional charge for the uniform. Children signing up for cheerleading need to be present at registration in order to be fitted for the uniform.

 Soccer will be offered this fall for boys and girls ages four through 13. The leagues will meet two to three times per week for practices and games.

            Registration fee for soccer is $65. Sponsors name will appear on team jerseys, SBCPRD media and marketing, and the sponsor will receive a picture plaque at the end of the season.

            Youth tennis lessons will be offered in Statesboro and Brooklet. Classes meet twice a week and players learn the basic fundamentals and develop competitive skills for playing matches. The fee for youth tennis lessons is


            The Junior Golf Schools are back this fall for those ages five to 17 who wish to learn the fundamentals of golf. These schools are held at Hackers Golf Park, and the fee is $55. Golf clubs are provided if needed at no extra cost.

            Visit the Honey Bowen Building on Fair Road. Call (912) 764-5637 or visit for more information.


SHS season tickets

            Season tickets for Statesboro High football games are currently on sale at the school.

            Season tickets for both reserved and general admission seating will be on sale in the front office beginning at 8:30 a.m. Statesboro plays six home games this season at Womack Field and the season opener is August 29 against Josey.


Statesboro Hall of Fame nominations

            The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2008 induction.  A nominee must be a graduate of Statesboro High School, William James High School, or Marvin Pittman.  In order to be considered, one must be an alumnus from one of these institutions for at least fifteen years.

            A nominee will be considered in the following areas: high school athletic participation; high school athletic awards, records, and recognitions; college athletic participation; college athletic awards, records, recognitions, and scholarships; high school and college non-athletic extracurriculuar activities; accomplishments after high school and/or college (contributions to community); leadership and character

            Nomination forms can be obtained at the Statesboro High School main office or from Snooky’s Restaurant.  In addition, a form can be obtained from the Statesboro High School website:

(  For additional information, contact Kathy Tucker at 852-9205.  Forms must be received by Saturday, August 30, 2008 in order for the nominee to be considered for the 2008 induction.


Sprint South conditioning program

            The Sprint South AAU track and field program will begin its offseason conditioning program in September.

            The program is open to anyone aged six-18 in all sports. Just visit and fill out the entrance form.


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