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Greenbrier grad belts 3 homers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Greenbrier standout Rich Poythress hit three of Georgia's seven home runs as the Bulldogs cruised to a 24-6 NCAA regional-opening victory over Ohio State today. Matt Cerione and Joey Lewis each homered twice as Georgia (38-22) withstood a five-hour weather delay ...

05/29/09 - 9:16pm

South Carolina rolls in regional

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Parker Bangs, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Nick Ebert homered as South Carolina defeated George Mason 11-3 today in the opening round game of the NCAA Greenville Regional. Bangs, Bradley and Bobby Haney had three hits each to lead the Gamecocks, who finished with 17. Justin Dalles and...

05/29/09 - 8:31pm

Golfer up by one after second 63

FORT WORTH, Texas – Steve Stricker shot his second consecutive 63 today, giving him a 14-under 126 total that set records for 36 holes and for any consecutive rounds at the Crowne Plaza Invitational – yet was barely enough to top a leaderboard filled with players taking advantage of light...

05/29/09 - 8:12pm

School forced to pay $100

The Georgia High School Association has fined Butler High School $100 for allowing a student to play baseball without proper paperwork. An athlete who was eligible to play sports at the school participated without an eligibility form on file, GHSA executive director Ralph Swearngin said. “The...

01/14/10 - 12:30am

Wait worth it for Reutimann

DOVER, Del. – David Reutimann played the Sprint Cup waiting game and again came out on top. Reutimann ran a lap of 156.794 mph today and captured the pole at Dover International Speedway, four days after he won his first career Cup race. The victory in the Coca-Cola 600 came after three rain ...

05/29/09 - 7:44pm

Hearing is set for Wednesday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield must wait until next week for a judge to rule whether his suspension for a failed drug test should be overturned. Mayfield filed a lawsuit today challenging the indefinite suspension, saying NASCAR did not follow its drug-testing polici...

05/29/09 - 7:41pm

Jockey set to ride Derby winner

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will not run in the Belmont Stakes, opening the way for jockey Calvin Borel to return to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in his quest for a personal Triple Crown. Jess Jackson, Rachel Alexandra's co-owner, said today the spectacular f...

05/29/09 - 7:51pm

Augusta group will testify on recent VA problems

Augusta and regional VA officials will be among those testifying before a congressional panel about mistakes that put patients at risk of possible exposure to HIV and other infectious body fluids at three VA hospitals. Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Rebecca Wiley and Larry Biro, VISN 7 ...

05/29/09 - 10:48pm

Cedric Johnson considered by lawmakers for coliseum post

Officials are one vote away from nominating local banker Cedric Johnson as the chair of the new Richmond County Coliseum Authority. In an e-mail today, state Sen. Ed Tarver said there are two senators and two house members supporting Mr. Johnson, a former chairman of the Augusta Aviation Commission...

01/20/10 - 10:09pm

Sewer work closing block of Eighth Street on Saturday

There will be a road closure in the 100 block of Eighth Street from Broad Street to Reynolds Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Crews will be repairing a sewer line in the area....

05/29/09 - 3:28pm

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