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Local Roundup: Statesboro spikes South Effingham
Statesboro

    GUYTON — For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.
    In the other match, Statesboro fell to state powerhouse Savannah Christian, but won the second of three sets 26-24.
    The Devils (4-2) were led by CHelsea Wilson, who had 15 kills, and Bekah Welsh, who finished the evening with 13 digs.
    Statesboro is back at home on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m., against Savannah Country Day and Calvary Day.

Lady Panthers rained out
    PORTAL — The Portal Panthers saw their softball game against Aquinas get rained out on Tuesday at home.
    As of the delay, there were no plans in place to reschedule the game.

Tickets on sale for Erk Russell Classic
    Statesboro High’s football team will take on Burke County as part of the Erk Russell Classic, held at Paulson Stadium on the campus of Georgia Southern.
    The game is scheduled for Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.
     Advanced tickets can be purchased at Statesboro High School between 9 a.m. and 2:30  p.m. and cost $10.
    The price at the gate will be $15. Call the SHS athletic office at (912) 212-8860 with any questions.

SHS season passes available
    Statesboro Blue Devils Football season passes are now on sale for the five home games held at Womack Field this season.
    This year’s opponents include Wayne County, Brunswick, Richmond Hill, Ware County, and Effingham County.
    The cost of a general admission season pass is $30, and the cost of a reserved seating season pass is $70.
    Reserved seating passes come with priority parking privileges and access to the hospitality room. Call the Statesboro athletic office at (912) 212-8860 with any questions.

Atlanta Braves to support Eagle Fund
    The Atlanta Braves have partnered with the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation to help raise funds for the Eagle Fund.
    Fans who order their tickets to the Tuesday, September 16 Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals baseball game and post-game concert by Cole Swindell by visiting braves.com/southern will have a portion of their ticket price donated to the Eagle Fund, which helps fund scholarship for student-athletes.
    Tickets start at $8 for a general admission seat and an outfield pavilion ticket cost $24. A field pit pass, which lets you get up and close for the concert costs $20. Group tickets are also available.

Nominations for Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame being accepted
    The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting new members this fall.
    Inductees are added just once every three seasons, with this year's new members set to be enshrined on Oct. 23.
    Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Statesboro High School website and any additional questions can be directed to kathybtucker@gmail.com

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