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Local Roundup: Howard tosses perfect game
Bryan County

PEMBROKE -- Bryan County's Tiffany Howard is no stranger to winning, and in her second start of the season, she struck out six and pitched a perfect game as the Lady Redskins blanked Metter 11-0 Thursday.
    Howard also went 1-for-2 at the plate, walked and score dtwice.
    Jerri Hines led the Redskins (2-0) at the plate, hitting a solo homer and scoring three times.
    Alaina Walker scored and drove in three runs.
    Bryan County returns to action Thursday when it hosts Savannah Christian.

Tattnall tops Screven in 7th
    SYLVANIA — Screven County led 5-4 heading into the seventh inning, but the Tattnall County Lady Warriors scored twice in the final frame to escape with a 6-5 win Thursday.
    The Lady Gamecocks (0-2) scored five runs on six hits in the first two innings, but were held scoreless on three hits in the final five.
    Lovey Sheppard and Courtney Burns each had a multi-hit game, and Burns drove in a pair of runs.
    The Gamecocks host Jefferson County Tuesday at 5 p.m.

'Splash' hosting FlowRider event
    Mill Creek's Splash in the Boro Waterpark will host its First-Annual FlowRider Competition Sunday at 4 p.m.
    The FlowRider is a machine that allows surfers to ride their own unbroken wave at Splash in the Boro.
    The competition will be divided into three categories — Stand-up Flowboarding, Advanced Bodyboarding, and Beginning Bodyboarding
    Cost per participant is $10. Register at Splash in the Boro Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Winter Building, Saturday  from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or Sunday from noon until 3 p.m.  The competition begins at 4 p.m.
    For more information, contact Ashley Trainor at (912) 489-9051 or

Eagles top USC Aiken in scrimmage
    Luigi Clendening scored twice and all three Georgia Southern keepers combined for a shutout as the Eagles cruised to a 5-0 win over USC Aiken Wednesday.
    “I thought [Clendening] was outstanding today and is always dangerous in attack,” said GSU coach Kevin Kennedy. “We think he is better when he looks to combine and play in behind off the ball. He had a lot of success today with that, and he was looking for the hat trick late.”
    Luigi Clendening put the Eagles up 1-0 approaching the half hour mark with a penalty kick. Witt Carlisle doubled the advantage just ten minutes before the break with a goal from the top of the 18-yard box.
    After the halftime break, Clendening scored with a bicycle kick, ten yards from goal for his second tally of the match.
    Three minutes later, freshman David Vargas Masís put his name on the scoresheet with a 52nd-minute goal. Sophomore Thomas Valikonis played a wide ball to the near post where Vargas Masís shot the ball to the USCA keeper at point blank range. The forward gathered his own rebound and calmly scored his first collegiate goal for a 4-0 Eagle lead.
    LaPan took a penalty kick late in the game and scored despite the keeper getting his fingertips on the shot.
    All three Georgia Southern goalkeepers saw action in the match for the combined clean sheet.
    The final tune-up match for the Eagles takes place on Sundayt at Eagle Field as Georgia Southern plays host to Lander. The 2011 regular season opener is on Saturday, Aug. 27 at North Florida.

Pryor eligible for NFL draft
    Terrelle Pryor will have an opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams, with one significant caveat: The former Ohio State star must still pay for breaking NCAA rules while he was in college.
    The league announced Thursday that Pryor is eligible for its supplemental draft, but he won't be allowed to practice for the team that selects him until Week 6. Pryor gave up his final season with the Buckeyes following an investigation into the team's memorabilia-for-cash scandal.
    He would've had to sit out five games had he chosen to return to Ohio State.

    If you have a score to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (92) 489-9408.