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Local Roundup: SHS track and field finishes second at Greenbrier meet
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    The Statesboro track and field team competed at four-team meet at Greenbier on Tuesday, both finishing in second place behind GHS.
    In the girls’ competition, Raven Thomas won the 200-meters with a time of 26.40. Thomas also won the 400m with a sprint of 1 minute, 1.76 seconds and placed second in long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 1.5 inches.
    Susanna McKee finished third in the 1600m with a run of 6 minutes, 19.22 seconds. Tren Rogers was second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 18.39 and finished third in the 300m hurdles with a time of 53.99.
    Statesboro finished second in the 100m relay with a 51.73 and second in the 1600m relay with a time of 4 minutes, 25.86 seconds.
    In the high jump, Kimber Smith was third with a jump of 4 feet, 10 inches. NoraA Billups placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 31 feet, five inches. Jalissa Goodwin took second in the shot put with a 29 foot, 1 inch toss.
    In the boys’ meet, Jarie Wharton finished second in the 400-meters (54.62) and Joseph Mainer was third (56.85).
    Justin Jordan won the 800m with a run of 2 minutes, 11.39 seconds. Orlando Rock won the 110m hurdles in 17.13 seconds and the 300m hurdles in 43.86 seconds.
    Statesboro won both the 4x110 and the 4x100 with times of 49.31 and 3 minutes, 39.14 seconds, respectively.
    Statesboro finished 1-2-3 in the high jump. Mario Jackson was first at 6 feet, 2 inches. Cedric Wyn was third with a jump of six feet and Sherrod Natsonwas third with a 5 foot, 10 inch leap.
    Jackson was second in the long jump with a 20 foot, 4.5 inch jump and Patrick Jenkins was third with a 20 foot, 3.75 inch jump. Jenkins then won the triple jump (44 feet, .75 inches) and Jackson was second (42 feet, 9.25 inches).

SEHS homers past Statesboro
    Statesboro allowed just two hits Wednesday night, but one was a 3-run home run and one was a grand slam, giving South Effingham an 8-2 win.
    Carlton Hendrix went 1-for-2 for SHS (2-5) and Tony Hill was also 1-for-2.
    The Blue Devils continue non-region play when they travel to Liberty County on Friday.

Swainsboro beats SEB
    The Southeast Bulloch baseball team drops its Region 3-AA opener on Tuesday, 6-3 at Swainsboro.
    The Yellow Jackets allowed five unearned runs in the loss.
    Casey Woodrum had a 3-run homer for SEB (4-4, 0-1) and Justin Daniels went 2-for-2.
    Southeast hosts Laney on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Lady Gator soccer results
    MACON — Bulloch Academy senior Abi Foy and sophomore Kaitlin Ellis were named to the All-Tournament team during the First Presbyterian Day School’s annual Viking Cup preseason girls’ soccer tournament last weekend.
    Playing against seasoned Class AAA opponents, the Class AA Lady Gators suffered tough losses to Augusta Preparatory School (6-0), John Milledge (2-0) and Sherwood Academy (2-0) in the two-day event.
    “The preseason tournament was a success in my eyes,” said BA head coach Will Avera, “because we found out a lot about our team, both physically and mentally. Also, we found out that Heaven Hinton can not only play softball and basketball but she is going to be staying in tough games as goalie. She did awesome with just a week of training and recorded an average of 10 saves per game. Other girls who had good games during the tournament were Kaylee Sheppard, Laura Wells and Haylee Burke.”
    The Lady Gators travel to Dublin this weekend for their second pre-season tournament, the Crusader Classic, hosted by Trinity Christian School.

BA JV sweeps doubleheader
    LYONS —  Bulloch Academy’s junior varsity baseball team swept a doubleheader from Robert Toombs Tuesday.
    In the opener, the Gators outlasted the Crusaders 14-10. Harrison Averitt was the winning pitcher. Bulloch was down 10-5 after three innings before the Gator bats came alive. Averitt had a three-RBI double to help his cause.
    In the finale, BA pounded RTCA 10-0. Loy Waters and Smith Reeves combined on the hill to hold the Crusaders scoreless. Elliott Propes had a two-RBI double and Daniel Muldrew also drove two runs.
    Bulloch (2-2) hosts David Emanuel Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and travels to St. Simons Island Saturday, playing Frederica at 10 a.m. and Edmund Burke at 11:30 a.m.

SHS tennis splits with ARC, Evans
    The Statesboro boys and girls tennis teams split with the Academy of Richmond County and Evans this week.
    On Wednesday the boys (4-1) won 5-0 and the girls (0-5) lost 3-2. to ARC
    In singles play Matthew Eziashi won 8-6, John Washington won 8-0 and Mack Sanders won 8-0. In doubles play, Jeffrey Corley and Samay Bhushan won 8-0 and the second doubles match was forfeited.
    For the Lady Devils, Brittany Anderson and Mckenzie Bragg won in doubles play 8-3. The doubles team of Bonnie Hanna and Meredith Hein won 8-2.
    On Tuesday, SHS split with Evans. The boys won 3-2 while the girls fell 4-1.
    Sanders won 8-3 in sngles play for SHS. In doubles, Corley and Bhushan won 8-3 and Josh Pollak and Brian Quill won 8-3.
    For the Lady Blue Devils, Olivia Chester and Hanna won 8-4.
    Statesboro plays South Effingham today at 4 p.m.
CHS tennis remains undefeated
    The Claxton boys tennis team improved to 7-0 on the year with a 3-1 win over Region 3-A rival Bryan County on Tuesday.  The Tigers were led by Justin Stewart and Thomas Thigpen in singles play and the doubles team of Mac Edwards and Brett Roberts. 
    The Tigers return to action Friday against North Gwinnett in the Granger Invitational Tournament in Lagrange.

MHS girls tennis beats Appling
    The Metter girls tennis team defeated Appling County 3-2 Tuesday to improve to 4-0 and avenged last years state playoff loss. 
    Winning in singles play was Alex Hendricks and winning in doubles was Amy Nagel and Erica Manrique and Ashley McLamb and Jada McNeely. 
    The boys were defeated 5-0. 
    Metter faces Screven County in Metter today.  Screven defeated Metter last season for the Region 3-A championship.

WJMS shuts out EC
    The William James Middle School girls soccer team beat Effingham County 3-0 on Wednesday in Springfield.
    Sarah Brown, Sabrina Lux and Tori Thompson each scored a goal for WJMS (2-1).
    William James will face South Effingham on Friday on the road at 4 p.m.

Jenkins County JROTC results
    The Jenkins County Drill Team and Color Guard competed in its first region championship last weekend. The  Eagles won seven first place awards, eight second place awards and three third place awards in a field of seven schools outpacing all other entries in the number of overall awards taken.  
    All seventeen award winners qualified for the Georgia Army JROTC Drill Team Championships to be held at Fort Gordon n March 22.
    United States Army Cadet Command Area 9 for Georgia Army JROTC Schools is made up of eight local schools — Bryan County, Metter, Emanuel County Institute, Jenkins County, Portal, Southeast Bulloch, Statesboro and Swainsboro.  
    Members of the Jenkins County Army JROTC Drill Team are Steve Barber, Carneisha Bell, Ra’Shon Brady, Demetrius Cutter, Dee Dee Davis, Kori Hering, Ebony Jeff, Andres Geronimo, Courtney Johnson, Brianna Joiner, Marques Moody, Paul Salter, La’Tranese Sapp and Lewis Williams.  Managers for the team are Chris Carter, Dante Daniels and Tay Taylor.  Fernando Gomez is expected to rejoin the team prior to the State Championship Drill Meet.

SprintSouth registration
    Registration for the SprintSouth track team is now open for this upcoming summer.
    Go to for more details.

SEB Hall of Fame inductions
    Southeast Bulloch High School will induct new members into its Hall off Fame on Saturday, April 19.
    For details and ticket information on the 7 p.m. ceremony, call Bobby Costlow at (912) 842-5412.

GSU Hall of Fame nominations
    Georgia Southern University Athletics is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Hall of Fame Induction Class.
    The Hall of Fame selection criteria includes: a 10-year eligibility moratorium for all student-athletes and five years for coaches and administrators. Nominees must also have made a significant contribution to the success of Georgia Southern Athletics.
    Those wanting to nominate former Eagles can submit names via e-mail to Lanell VanLandingham at Please include Hall of Fame Nomination in the subject line. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 30.
    The 2008 Hall of Fame Class will be inducted on September 26-27.

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