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Local Roundup: SHS hosts 3-team tourney

    The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.
    Statesboro shot  137 — 30 stokes fewer than second-place Effingham — and Sarah Jane Bowers was the low medalist, shooting 37 on the day.
    Brianna Jones (46) and Emily Olsson (54) rounded out the SHS score.
    The boys shot a combined 168 to finish second behind SOuth Effingham.
    Trevor Daily (38), CLay Cribbs (42), T.J. Costlow (43) and Jordan Woody (45) put together the SHS score.
    Low medalist Ben Brannen shot 37 for South Effingham.
    The Lady Blue Devils are back in action on Saturday on the road at Burke County.

SHS Relays postponed
    Due to forecasts calling for severe thunderstorms throughout Saturday, the 46th annual Statesboro Relays have been postponed until Monday, March 31.
    With 18 schools signed up to compete in the 16-event meet, Statesboro coach Jake Collins made the early decision to cancel Saturday’s scheduled plans in order to give other teams as much time as possible to reschedule. Much of this year’s field will come from surrounding counties, making the change of schedule much more manageable and ensuring that Mother Nature won’t do too much damage to one of the premiere events on the track and field calendar.

SEB wins home meet
    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets dominated both the boys and girls side of a five- team track meet against South Effingham, Savannah Christian, Bryan County and Portal.
    The boys tallied 147 points. First-place finishers for the Jackets were Charles Jones (pole vault), Preston Smith (high jump, triple jump), Justin Odum (shot put, discus), Quinn Pitts (3200-meters, 1600), King Shatteen (400), Preston Smith (800), Cecil McCollum (200) and Javarius Spaulding (300-meter hurdles).
    Odum's discus throw of 146-feet, 9-inches and his shot put throw of 41-feet, 4.5-inches were both personal bests.
    The 4x100-meter relay team of Odum, Ladarian Fonesca, Antonio McMillan and Rodney Brazzell earned first place, and so did the 4x400 team og McMillan, SMith, Shatteen and Fonesca.
    Second-place finishers were Nigil Smith (high jump, triple jump, 110H), Austin Weinkauf (3200) and the 4x100 team of Spaulding, Smith, Shatteen and McCollum.
    The girls finished with 136 points. First-place finishers were Philicia Batton (high jump, 110H, 300H), Jasmine Roberts (personal best 36-feet, 11.5-inches in the triple jump), Naomi Cook (shot put, discus), Laticia Fonesca (400) and the 4x100 team of Batton, Roberts, Fonesca and Cierra Clark.
    That team also won first place in the 4x400.
    Second-place finishers were Rebecca Mackelprang (pole vault), Destiny Burke (shot put) and Mary Flott (800). SEB is back in action on Monday in the Statesboro Relays.

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