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Local Roundup: SHS dominates 4-team meet

    The Statesboro Blue Devils dominated a four-team track meet on Wednesday against Metter, Montgomery County, Jenkins and Long County, with the boys and girls each well surpassing the next-best score.
    The boys scored 160 points, while second-place Metter finished with only 35.
    Zaquavian Smith was dominant, winning the high jump (5-foot-10), the 200-meter race (21.87 seconds) and the 400 (50.82).
    He also anchored the first-place 4x100-meter relay team (42.46) and the first-place 4x400 relay team (3:47).
    Other winners for SHS in field events were David Donaldson (shot put; 41-feet, 11 inches), and Nash Davis (pole vault, 9-foot-6).
    Davis also won the 1600-meter race with a time of 4:59.
    Other first-place finishers were Andreas Ward (110-meter hurdles, 14.71 seconds; 300 hurdles, 41.75), Elijah Stidem (3200, 11:28) and Xavier Fennell (800, 2:06).
    The Lady Blue Devils tallied 128 points, topping second-place Long County, which scored 53 points.
    Field winners were Lucia Lyons (discus, 98 feet, 1 inch), Simone Kirkland (pole vault, 7-feet), Alexis Hunter (triple jump, 35-feet, 2-inches), and Staysha Everett (long jump, 16-feet, 8-inches).
    Genevieve Okafor had a busy day, winning the 200 (26.71) and 400 (60.38), as well as running on the first place 4x100 team (50.14) and the winning 4x400 team (4:34).
    Jaslyn Joseph won the 100-meter hurdles (16.56) and the 300 hurdles (50.01).
    The Blue Devils return to action Saturday at the Bradwell Relays at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville.

Screven County sweeps Blue Devils
    The Screven County boys and girls were each victorious on Wednesday against Statesboro on the Mill Creek tennis courts.
    The boys' match came down to the wire. The score of the final singles match was knotted 1-1 after Mason Oglesby split the first two sets 4-6, 6-3, but he won the third-set tiebreaker 7-6 (6-3) to secure the win for the Gamecocks (4-6).
    The Lady Gamecocks (9-1) had an easier time of it.
    No. 1 single player Rebekah Woods was the only Screven player to drop even one game. She won 6-0, 6-2. Everyone else won 6-0, 6-0.
    Mallorie Boswell and Jancy Durrence were singles winners, while doubles pairs Pamela Wooten and Haley Jackson, and Michaela Iwinski and Allie Bazemore completed the sweep.
    Screven will be back in action when it welcomes Southeast Bulloch on Monday.

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