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Local Roundup: Statesboro Diamond Devils pound ARC
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    AUGUSTA — The Statesboro baseball team pounded out 17 runs on 16 hits to beat the Academy of Richmond County 17-3 on Wednesday.
    The Blue Devils (5-7, 1-1 Region 3-AAAA) picked up their first region win of the year and scored double digits for the second straight contest.
    Josh Ware went 5-for-5 with 3 doubles, a triple, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Zack Taylor (1-2) got the win on the mound and went 4-for-5 with a double and 3 RBIs.
    Alex Brown was 2-for-3 with three runs, 2 RBIs and a triple and Luke Connell went 2-for-4.
    Aaron Cone and Crawford Simmons worked in relief to preserve the win.
    Statesboro will be at Lakeside on Friday for a 6 p.m. first pitch.

Hyter named AOTW
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Southern Conference’s track and field coaches selected Lynndsey Hyter of Georgia Southern as the Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
    Hyter, a freshmen from Dallas, Texas, won the long jump and triple jump at the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational.  Hyter’s triple jump was a regional qualifying jump of 40-9.5-feet and her long jump was a wind aided mark of 19-10.75-feet.
    Hyter is ranked first in both the long hump and triple jump in the Southern Conference.
    Other Top Performers included: Demetrise Anthony, a sophomore at Georgia Southern, jumped 18-3-feet in the long jump and placed fifth. She jumped a regional qualifying mark of 40-7.75-feet in the triple jump and finished third at the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational.  Anthony finished third in the 100-meters and ran the anchor leg of the third place 4x100-relay team.
    Shaunta Hamiliton, a freshmen from Georgia Southern, placed second in the triple jump with a regional qualifying jump of 40-8.75-feet.  Hamilton also finished third in the long jump with a leap of 19-10.25-feet at the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational.

SEB sweeps track and field meet
    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch track and fields teams swept their meet on Wednesday.
    In the boys’ competition, Southeast (118 points) beat Portal (67), Bryan County (36) and Calvary Day (11).
    In the shot put, Josh McKeehan was second with a 46-1/2 foot throw. Ryan Dawson won the discus with a toss of 124-feet, 2 inches.
    Tharon Davis won the long jump (20 feet) and the triple jump (43-6). Nathan Davis was second in the triple jump with a leap of 6-feet. Portal’s Justin Raymond won the high jump.
    Kale Reed won the pole vault at 8 feet. The SEB 400-meter relay team was first with a run of 43.88.
    Arsenio Wright won the 400m with a time of 56.53. Gerald Williams won the 100m with a 10.84 and won the 200m with a 22.56. Joseph Ware of Portal was second in the 100m and Octavious Rawls of PHS was second in the 200m.
    Walter Davis won the 110m hurdles with a 17.41. Nathan Davis was first in the 800m with a 2:22 and Portal’s Dontarius Lester was second.
    Jordan Hall was second in the 1600m for PHS.
    Southeast won the 1600m relay with a 3:46. Portal’s relay team of Raymond, Travis Budgett, Casey Ware and Chase Sheffield placed second.
    In the girls’ contest, Southeast won with 105 points over Claxton (85), Calvary Day (53), Portal (49) and Bryan County (28).
    Sarah Burgess (14:55) won the 3200-meters and Lindsey Lynch (16:08) was second.
    Sarah Herndon won both the shot put (33-10 1/2) and the discus (90-1). Dominique Allen was second in the discus and Megan Anderson was second in the shot put for Portal.
    Alesha Mercer was first in the long jump (14-4) and the 200m (27.24). She also placed second in the 400m (1:04).
    Jordan McKeehan won the high jump (4-10) and Candace Pierce  was second in the 100m hurdles (18.92).
    Southeast’s team of Jerika Budgett, Teia McCullom, Asha Rawls and Mercer won the 400m event.
     Jaleisa Coleman won the 100m and 100m hurdles  for Portal and Katherine Mincey won the 300m hurdles.

Screven beats Jenkins Co.
    SYLVANIA — The Screven County baseball team knocked off Jenkins County 8-6 Wednesday.
    Jack Frankhouser got the win going 6+ innings and striking out six. He also hit the first ever home run in the new Screven County High School baseball stadium.
    Cameron Haydon pitched 12⁄3 innings of solid relief.
    Andrew Reddick had 2 doubles and Jeremy Rosier had a singles and two run-scoring sacrifice flies.
    The Gamecocks (7-5) will be at Westside to resume Region 3-AA play on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Gamecocks tennis splits with Country Day
    SYLVANIA — The Screven County boys tennis team defeated Savannah Country Day in its third try Wednesday.
    Jim Freeman (6-4, 6-4) and Hunter Sommers (6-3, 6-2) got singles wins while Zachary Parker and Grant Tripplett got doubles wins for a 3-2 victory. The Gamecocks improved to 8-6.
    The Lady Gamecocks dropped to 10-4 on the season, losing 5-0.
    Screven hosts Savannah Christian today in Sylvania.

Statesboro, Portal JV split
    PORTAL — The Portal and Statesboro baseball junior varsity baseball teams split a doubleheader on Wednesday.
    Portal won 3-0 in the first game. Bart Dutton got the win, striking out eight. Jordan Dampier went 1-for-3 and Chad Busby was 1-for-2.
    In the second game, Statesboro won 11-5. Cody Deal had three hits, a home run and 2 RBIs for Portal.
    The Panthers face Emanuel County Institute on Friday.

SEB, Screven JV split
    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch junior varsity baseball team came back from a 7-1 deficit Wednesday, beating Screven County 8-7 in game one of a doubleheader.
    Trailing 7-1 in the fourth, the Yellow Jackets scored four times on big at-bats from Jared Page, Jacob Manahan, Tucker Bettis and Dylan Moore.
    Southeast then scored three in its final at-bat after a Jordan Davis walk, a clutch single by Taylor Burroughs and a bases clearing double by Page.
    Manahan drove in the game-winner with a single up the middle.
    Bettis picked up the win on the mound.
    In the second game, SCHS won 9-4. Dale Hardin had a single and Courtland Jones had a double in the loss for SEB.
    The Jackets will be in Savannah on Saturday to play Calvary Day. The twinbill starts at 10 a.m.

WJMS sweeps SEB
    The William James Middle School soccer teams swept Southeast Bulloch on Wednesday.
    In the girls’ contest, WJMS (6-1) won 2-0. Tori Thompson and Kristen Reichard were the goal scorers.
    In the boys’ match, WJMS (5-1) won 4-0 with Gray Downs scoring twice. Tyler Thompson and Devin Budgett each had one goal.
    William James will close out the regular season on Friday at Richmond Hill at 4 p.m.

GSU basketball camps
    Dates for the 2008 Jeff Price Basketball Camps have been announced. The first session runs June 9-13 and the second is July 14-18. The camps are for boys and girls, rising grades 2nd-9th.
    The cost for all campers is $150.

SEB Hall of Fame ceremony
    The Southeast Bulloch Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be Saturday, April 19. at Southeast Bulloch Middle.
    Call (912) 842-2131 for details and ticket information.