SYLVANIA — The Screven County Lady Gamecocks cruised past Fitzgerald in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state plauoffs Tuesday to advance to the second round without dropping a set.
Doubles pair Lauren Thomas and Lauren Bazemore set a new school record, teaming for 52-career wins with their 6-1, 6-0 victory Tuesday.
The previous record was set by Sydnee Weaver and Kelsey forehand, who each moved to singles this season.
Weaver won 7-5, 6-1 and Forehand won 6-0, 6-0.
Forehand improved to 20-0 on the season at No. 3 singles.
Rounding out the shutout were Lovey Sheppard (6-0, 6-4) and doubles pair Evan Blackburn and Haley Mock (6-0, 6-2).
The No. 2 seed Lady Gamecocks await their second-round matchup, which must be played by April 24.
The Screven boys play in the first round of the state playoffs today at Cook at 3 p.m.
Jackets blank ECI
BROOKLET — Christian Clark scored a goal and added an assist as five different Southeast Bulloch players scored in a 5-0 non-region victory over ECI Wednesday at Fred Shaver Field.
The Yellow Jackets finished the regular season with a 9-6 record and qualified for the state playoffs as the third seed out of Region 3-AA under first-year coach Bob Massee. While playoff pairings won’t be announced until the end of the week, SEB most likely will travel to Nashville next Friday, April 29, to play Berrien County, the two seed out of Region 1.
The Yellow Jackets leading scorer Doug Flott scored about seven minutes into the game after a sharp pass from Clark, a senior playing his final home game. Clark made it 2-0 a few minutes later with a boot into the right side of the goal.
Junior James Jones scored his first goal of the season 10 minutes later to give SEB a 3-0 lead at the half.
Freshman Patrick Chambers scored two minutes into the second half and senior Kirk Brown finished the scoring with a right-footed boot. It was Brown’s first varsity goal of his career.
SHS holding golf fundraiser
The 21st Annual Statesboro High School Golf Tournament will be held at Forest Height Country Club on May 9 with a 2 p.m. Shotgun start.
It will be a four-man scramble.
Forest Height members can participate for $80. The cost is $90 for non-members.
Gifts and prizes will be awarded. Contact Walt Garvin FHCC golf pro at (912) 764-3084 or SHS coach Jim Cushner at (912) 536-1459 for details.
Mini-Trotters coming to SEB
BROOKLET — The American Mini-Trotters, a traveling basketball team with one tall player and four players under 4-feet tall, will put on an exhibition Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. on campus at Southeast Bulloch.
The event is sponsored by the boys basketball team.
Tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance or $10 at the door the night of the game.
If you have a score to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (912) 489-9408.