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Local Roundup: Lady Jackets win meet, boys finish 3rd

    BROOKLET — Southeast Bulloch had a solid day on the track on Tuesday as the girls won a six-team meet and the boys finished in third place.
    The Lady Yellow Jackets steamrolled their competition, scoring 201 points while second place Effingham County tallied just 116. SEB swept the top two spots in all of the jumping events. Jasmine Roberts claimed both the long jump and triple jump while Montana Cotton and Emma Britt finished second in the events, respectively. Philicia Batton’s leap of 5-feet, 4-inches won the high jump, with Cotton close behind.
    Roberts kept up her great showing with a second place finish in the 100 meters and the relay team of Roberts, Batton, Cierra Clark and Laticia Fonseca won both the 4x100 and 4x400 races.
    Other event winners for the Jackets included Naomi Cook (shot put), Fonseca (400 meters), and Batton (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles).
    The SEB boys finished third while Effingham County claimed the boys competition.
    Quinn Pitts had a solid day for the distance runners, winning the 3200 meters and finishing second in the mile run.
    The Jackets also had a solid showing in the field events as Charles James (pole vault), Preston Smith (triple jump), and Justin Odom (discuss) won their individual events.
    Southeast Bulloch hosts another home meet next Thursday.

SEB blanks Appling County
    BAXLEY — Drew Rushng went the distance and struck out 10 batters as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets shut out Appling County 3-0 on the road Friday.
    Appling managed only three hits in the SEB win.
    The Jackets face Savannah High on Tuesday in Brooklet.

SCHS rolls to 7-0 win
    AUGUSTA — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks pounded through seven goals and cruised to a 7-0 win against Johnson in Augusta.
    Lindsey Thomas, Dana Kemp and Tara Thompson each scored twice, and Kayla Chance netted one.
    Anna Smith added an assist.
    Screven (5-3, 3-2 Region 3-AA) returns to action at home on Tuesday against Dublin.

Gamecocks win on penalty kicks
    HARLEM — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks  (4-3, 2-2 Region 3-AA) evened their region record with a 2-1 win on penalty kicks on the road Thursday.
    Harlem led 1-0 at halftime, but Screven's Dana Kemp scored to tie the game in regulation.
    Haleigh Thompson and Tara Thompson made penalty kicks for the win. Gamecocks keeper Whitney Gay recorded seven saves.

Screven pummels Burke County
    SYLVANIA — The Screven County Gamecocks extended their winning streak to eight with a 16-6 win over Burke County on Thursday.
    Aaron Bower came up twice with the bases loaded and cleared them both times, tallying six RBIs on a double and a triple. Brandon Whatley (2-for-3) tripled and drove in three runs, and Shadon Kemp finished with a hit and an RBI.
    Bower got the win on the mound.
    The Gamecocks (8-1) return to action on Monday at home against Cross Creek.

GSU women looking for 1st SoCon win
    Georgia Southern women’s tennis hits the courts at the Wallis Tennis Center this weekend against Western Carolina and Appalachian State on Saturday and Sunday. Both matches are scheduled to start at noon.
    GSU enters competition with an overall record of 4-8, and a Southern Conference record of 0-4. The Western Carolina Catamounts hold a 0-7-1 overall record, and are 0-2 in conference play.
    Appalachian State’s Lady Mountaineers are 4-8 overall, and 0-1 in SoCon competition.
    Last time out, the Eagles fell  7-0 to Samford in Birmingham, Ala.
    Seniors Paola Garrido and Caitlin Kitchen were defeated in singles play. At No. 3 singles, Stephanie Woods was also overcome. The Eagles were swept in doubles competition. Samford remains undefeated in the SoCon.

AAU tryouts at BA
 Tryouts for the Amateur Athletic Union club basketball team the Statesboro Swarm will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m., at Bulloch Academy.
    All boys and girls area high school basketball players are welcome to try out.
    For more information about the AAU Swarm contact Beth Burke at (912) 690-1593 or Chandler Dennard at (912) 536-9368.   

Gardner-Webb tops Eagles
    Georgia Southern men’s tennis fell to Gardner-Webb   Thursday afternoon. The Eagles’ record drops to 3-11, while the Bulldogs improve to 6-9.
    In doubles play, Marco Osorio and Albert Codina Sala defeated Tyler Macy and Brendan Dempsey. 8-2.
    The pair of Oliver Webb and Christian Kerrigan fell to Pepe Batalla and Benjamin Kaszas, 8-5, and Eagles Kyle Hoffman and Nico DeGroof were upset by Ernest Alberch and Ni kita Zverkov, 8-5.
    The Eagles' next match is against Mercer at the Wallis Tennis Center on Thursday, at 2 p.m.

    If you have a score or a story to report, please call the sports desk at (912) 489-9408 or email