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Local Roundup: Portal holds off Wheeler County

    ALAMO — The Portal Panthers went scoreless in the last minute and a half, but did enough to holf off Wheeler County for a 59-58 win on Saturday.
    The Panthers (9-2) were led by Stacy Morgan (19 points) and Trent Thomas (17).
    Robert Lee added 10.
    Portal returns home on Tuesday to take on Jenkins County at 7:30 p.m.

WJMS stays perfect with win
    William James Middle School held Metter to an eye-popping two first-half points and held on for a 31-21 win on Saturday.
    The Knights (12-0) were led defensively by Ahmad Edwards, Tyler Goodman and Dra Harrison. 
    Screven County will visit to WJMS on Wednesday. With a win, the Knights will at least share the Coastal Empire region championship. The Knights will also host Langston Chapel on Friday in the final game of the regular season.

GSU's Frye earns academic honor
    CLEVELAND, Ohio —Georgia Southern offensive tackle Garrett Frye was one of 43 winners of the 16th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team AS announced by the FCS ADA on Friday.
    Frye, a junior exercise science major, has a 3.75 cumulative grade point average after being named to GSU’s President’s List for earning a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2013 semester.
    Frye was recognized as an All-American by several organizations for his efforts on the field and was named as a member of the Academic All-Conference team by the Southern Conference last month. Frye, a two-year starter, helped the Eagle offense produce the top team rushing total in NCAA Division I in each of the last two seasons.        Three conferences had six student-athletes named to the All-Star Team — the Missouri Valley Football Conference, Ohio Valley Conference and the Southern Conference.

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