Minor League Hockey


Veteran goaltender is released by Lynx

The play of young goaltenders J.P. Levasseur and Bobby Goepfert made Augusta Lynx veteran Nathan Marsters expendable.

Marsters, who hasn't played since Nov. 23 because of strong performances by Goepfert and Levasseur, was released Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Marsters, who spent portions of the past three seasons with Augusta, was 4-3-2 with a 3.90 goals against average this year.

High School Football

Aiken lands seven on All-Region team

Aiken High placed seven players on the All-Region 4-AAAA team, while South Aiken and North Augusta had five each.

The Hornets on the team are linebackers Isaiah Heyward and Hunter Scott ; offensive linemen Luther Hicks and Hudson Smith ; place-kicker Desmond Reardon, running back Cortez Abney and defensive back Kessler Scott .

The South Aiken contingent was led by linebacker Jamal Davis , the region's defensive player of the year. The other team members were quarterback Bucky Washington , offensive lineman Taylor Glass, defensive lineman Michael Poole and linebacker Jeremy Alston .

North Augusta High was represented by defensive end Quinton Harmon , wide receiver Marcus Thurmond , linebacker Brett Johnson, running back Tidy Johnson and quarterback Travis Murphy .

- Georgia senior center Fernando Velasco of Wrens, Ga., was named the team's permanent overall captain at last week's annual team gala at Classic Center in Athens, Ga.

The award was voted on by the team.

The 2003 Jefferson County graduate also shared the Leon Farmer Strength and Conditioning Award with senior tailback Thomas Brown . The award goes to the player or players whose dedication to the strength and conditioning program results in a significant contribution to the team.


Christmas Tour will begin on Dec. 20

The Augusta Area Junior Golf Association's four-tournament Christmas Tour begins Dec. 20 at Midland Valley Country Club.

The other tournaments are Dec. 27 at Forest Hills Golf Club, Dec. 28 at Persimmon HillGolf Club and Jan. 2 at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.

For more information, call Michael Carlisle at (803) 641-3528.

- Forest Hills Golf Club is playing host to the inaugural Augusta City 2 Man Scramble on March 29-30.

For more information, call Forest Hills Golf Club at (706) 733-0001.


S.C. coaches clinic to be two-day affair

The South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association's annual winter clinic will be held Jan. 18-19 at the Marriott in Columbia.

Kip Boutknight and Matthew LeCroy of Major League Baseball headline the speaker list. They will be joined by Matt Fincher and Russell Triplet of USC Upstate, Mike Darnell of Cardinal Newman High and Jamie Corr.


Lakeside prepares for alumni matches

The eighth annual Lakeside High School men's and women's alumni matches will be held Dec. 22 at Lakeside High School Stadium. Any alumni from area schools is invited.

For more information, e-mail Dave Morgan at dmorgan@ ccboe.net, Ann Heigle at aheigle@ comcast.net or Carol Clark at jemcmom55@hotmail.com or (706) 860-1312.

Figure skating

Meissner is among elite in Grand Prix

U.S. figure skating champion Kimmie Meissner is in Turin this weekend for the Grand Prix final, an event she didn't even qualify for last season despite being the defending world champ.



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