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Local Roundup: Trinity splits
Screven knocks off Jeff Davis
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    CONYERS — On the brink of elimination, the Trinity Christian softball team exploded for 12 runs and beat Appling County 12-2 in the second game of Friday’s GCAA Class A state championship in Conyers, Ga.
    Trailing 2-1 early, Whitney Eubanks and Gracie Quattlebuam hit back-to-back home runs to give TCS (12-6) a 3-2 lead. The Lady Lions never looked back, run-ruling the AC Eagles in five innings.
    Megan Page got the decision in both games as TCS lost Game oNe 8-5.
    The two teams will meet today one last time beginning at 11 a.m. The winner will be crowned state champion.

Screven knocks out Jeff Davis
    SYLVANIA — The Screven County girls tennis team advanced to the Final Four of the GHSA Class AA state tennis tournament with a 4-1 win over Jeff Davis on Friday.
    Whitney Waters (6-2, 6-2) and Kate Blackburn (6-2, 6-1) won their singles matches while Natalie Hunter and Carter Mills won 6-2, 6-3 in doubles play. Evan Sheppard and Katheryne Wells also won in doubles play, 3-6, 7-6, 10-6.
    The Lady Gamecocks (19-4) will face the winner of Lovett/Walker in Saturday’s semifinal (Screven’s 12th straight) at 10 a.m. at the Clayton County International Park Tennis Complex.

State Track and Field results
    The second day of the GHSA girls state track and field championships were held Friday in Albany, Ga.
    Statesboro’s Lywanna Melvin placed sixth in the discus with a throw of a 113-4, breaking her own personal best.
    The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets also competed in Friday’s qualifying.
    Katie Schuman placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 102-8. Sarah Herndon placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 36-1, a new school record. Audrey Smith placed fifth in the 1600-meters with a time of 5:41.80, a new personal record. Sarah Burgess placed ninth in the 1600m with a time of 6:03.33.

Lady Eagles honor seniors
    The 2007 regular season comes to an end this weekend when the Eagles host Appalachian State.
    Georgia Southern (23-28, 8-9) is looking to end a run that has seen them lose four of their last six games, all to Southern Conference teams. GSU is a 1/2 game behind the Mountaineers (18-33, 9-9), who are in third place in the SoCon standings.
    The GSU offense, which has score more than one run just once in the last six games, will look to tee off against the league’s worst pitching staff. The Apps, who play Friday at Winthrop, currently have a 4.35 earned run average.
    Sunday the team will honor its six seniors: Ashley Bluestein, Logan Free, Maria Laurato, Heather Smith, Katie Smith and A.J. Street.
    Street did not make a start last weekend at Western Carolina, but posted a 0.78 ERA in nine innings of work. She allowed seven hits and one earned run while holding the opposition to a .206 average.
    Free started the weekend with a stellar performance on Saturday, tossing a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.

SPCPR Scores
    Scores from Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Midget League baseball games played Monday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 2 are in.
    In games from April 30: The Badcock & More Rangers topped the Ocean Galley Nationals, 8-5.  The H&H Insulation Services Rockies beat the French Quarter Cafe Tigers, 8-2.  The Quizno's Subs Orioles scored 8 to the Gate Petro Athletics' 3 for the win, and the Mill Creek Storage Braves defeated the Boys & Girls Club Yankees, 15-0.
    In games from May 2: The H&H Insulation Services Rockies beat the Mill Creek Storage Braves, 6-4. The French Quarter Cafe Tigers topped the Gate Petro Athletics, 8-6.  The Ocean Galley Nationals scored 6 to the Quizno's Subs Orioles' 2 for the win, and the Badcock & More Rangers edged past the Boys & Girls Club Yankees, 7-6.

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 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.

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

Ten Star All Star basketball camp
    Final applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp.  The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp is by invitation only.  Boys and Girls ages 10 - 19 are eligible to apply.  Past participants include:  Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. 
    Players from 50 States and 17 Foreign Countries attended the 2006 Camp.  College Basketball Scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team.   Camp Locations include:  Babson Park, Fla., Prescott, AZ., Thousand Oaks, CA., Sterling, CO., Atlanta, GA., Champaign, IL., Ypsilanti, MI., Glassboro, NJ., Hickory, N.C., Mitchell, SD., Lebanon, TN., Commerce, TX., and Blacksburg, VA.  There is also a Summer Camp available for Boys and Girls ages 6 - 18 of all skill levels.  For a free brochure on these Summer Camps, please call 704-373-0873.