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Local Roundup: Lady Devils split season opener

    The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.
    The Blue Devils (1-1) had trouble finding the strike zone in the first game and lost 21-2, but turned the tables in the second game with a 22-10 victory.
    Cassidy Stephens (1-0) got the win for SHS, while Alexis Costlow, Kalli Harsha and Brenaye Taylor led the way at the plate.
    Statesboro is back in action at Mill Creek on Monday with a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Metter.

Tickets on sale for Erk Russell Classic
    Statesboro High’s football team will take on Burke County as part of the Erk Russell Classic, held at Paulson Stadium on the campus of Georgia Southern.
    The game is scheduled for Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.
     Advanced tickets can be purchased at Statesboro High School between 9 a.m. and 2:30  p.m. and cost $10.
    The price at the gate will be $15. Call the SHS athletic office at (912) 212-8860 with any questions.

SHS season passes available
    Statesboro Blue Devils Football season passes are now on sale for the five home games held at Womack Field this season.
    This year’s opponents include Wayne County, Brunswick, Richmond Hill, Ware County, and Effingham County.
    The cost of a general admission season pass is $30, and the cost of a reserved seating season pass is $70.
    Reserved seating passes come with priority parking privileges and access to the hospitality room. Call the Statesboro athletic office at (912) 212-8860 with any questions.

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