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Local Roundup: SEB advances in playoffs with upset win
Eagles welcome Wofford for thre-game series
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    The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA/A state playoffs with a 3-0 upset win over Thomasville on Thursday.   
    Morgan Jones had the hat trick for SEB while sister Kacey had 10 saves in goal. Tiffany Rowe assisted on two goals with Ashley Clifton assisting another.
    Southeast will travle to face the winner of Morgan County/ Pike County in the second round.

Lady Gamecocks eliminated
    The Screven County girls soccer team fell 7-0 at Eagles Landing Christian Academy Thursday in the first round of the GHSA Class AA/A state tournament.
    Brittany Brinson had 10 saves in the losing effort as SCHS (12-6) finished its best season in school history.

Eagles look to continue winning streak
    Georgia Southern baseball continues an eight-game stretch at J.I. Clements Stadium, facing Wofford in Southern Conference action this weekend. The Eagles’ three-game series begins tonight at 7 p.m. with 1:30 starts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
    The Eagles (24-22 overall, 5-10 Southern Conference) are looking to extend their four-game winning streak in which they averaged more than 10 runs and 11 hits per game. The upcoming SoCon series also could play a big factor in getting back into the league race as Georgia Southern stands in eighth place, seven games behind first place College of Charleston.
    Much of the recent success can be attributed to the bats getting hot again. Junior Jeremiah Parker extended his hitting streak to a personal-best 11 games following the two wins over Georgia State. In that span he’s hitting .452 with 13 runs scored, 13 RBI and six doubles. Sophomore Will Southwell started the last three games and is hitting at a .500 clip (7-14) with six runs scored.
    Chris Shehan leads the offensive attack with 38 RBI, 44 runs scored and eight home runs, in addition to his 14 doubles and 11 stolen bases. The sophomore third baseman is hitting at a .321 clip. Senior Mike Economos also ranks among the team leaders recording 37 RBI, 15 doubles, six home runs and 35 RBI. Sophomore Matt Miller owns a .385 average over the past 12 games, with 11 runs scored and 12 RBI. He hit his team-leading 16th double earlier this week and leads the team drawing 25 walks.
    Sophomore Drew Murray, junior Aaron Eubanks and freshman Brian Wilkerson are scheduled to pitch. Murray is 3-6 with a 4.96 ERA in 61.2 innings, striking out a team-leading 54 batters. Eubanks (1-2, 4.10) owns the best ERA among the starters in league play at 3.47. Wilkerson is looking to end a six-game losing streak, entering the contest 4-7 with a 5.43 ERA in 68 innings. Senior A.J. Battisto owns a 2-0 record and recorded a team-leading six saves.
    Wofford (21-21, 4-11) owns a .307 team batting average, .956 fielding percentage and 7.11 ERA. Brandon Waring leads the offense hitting .403 with 55 runs scored, 11 doubles, 17 home runs and 42 RBI. Shane Kirkley knocked 11 doubles and 12 home runs. Four Terriers have driven in at least 40 runs.
    Austin Redwine (4-3, 6.65), Ben Austin (8-3, 3.33) and Zack Parmer (3-1, 7.33) are scheduled to start this weekend.
    The first 500 fans to each game will receive a free Georgia Southern visor courtesy of Verizon Wireless.
    All the baseball games will be broadcast live on the Georgia Southern Radio Network at WPMX 102.9 FM, or via the internet at and clicking on Listen Live banner at the top of the page. Fans can also follow live stats on the internet by clicking on the link.

Four Panthers invited to Junior Nationals
    Portal’s Jaleisia Coleman, Sacona Sheffield, Bridgett Oglesby and Kanesha Eason have been selected to participate in the USA Junior Nationals All-State High School Basketball competition, Sunday, May 6 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
    The USA Junior Nationals is considered the top amatuer high school basketball competition in the nation. The competition provides an entry level to international competition and for high school level athletes seeking college basketball scholarship opportuniteis.
    If you would like to help Coleman, Sheffield, Oglesby and Eason, donations are welcome by contacting Earl Donaldson at 865-2640.

SEB Booster golf tourney
    The Southeast Bulloch Booster Club will hold a golf tournament, Saturday, May 26 at the Smithfield Golf Club.
    The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the SEB High School and Middle School athletic programs.
    Hole sponsorship is $75 and a four-man scramble team is $75 per person or $300 per team. Contact Bob Lingle at 823-3939 or Bobby Costlow at 842-5412 by Tuesday, May 1 to sign up.

Running camp offers scholarships
    Mars Hill, N.C. — Mountain High Running Camp, in Mars Hill, N.C., is once again offering camp scholarship opportunities to four deserving high school cross country runners.
    Selected runners will be awarded tuition for one of the two weeks of camp held July 9-14 and July 16-22. Scholarships are awarded based upon need, teammate participation and recommendations. The scholarships include camp tuition, a free pair of Reebok running shoes along with the Reebok technical camp t-shirt and water bottle.
    Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, runners will enjoy training with elite Kenyans, running on beautiful trails, expert instruction and lots of fun.
    For more information on the camp and for a scholarship application, visit

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