Williams is national Silver Gloves champ

In Independence, Mo., Augusta's Justin Williams won the National Silver Gloves Tourna-ment in the 12- and 13-year-old, 119-pound division.

Williams defeated Juan Saucebo , of Oklahoma, to become national champion after defeating Alejanvro Varvasa , of California, in the quarterfinals, and Jose Vallez , of Texas, in the semifinals.

Williams improved to 21-1.


'Chronicle' will run list of prep signees

National Signing Day is this week, and The Augusta Chronicle intends to publish a comprehensive list of the area's signees.

About 45 players from the area commit to Division I-A, I-AA, Division II or Division III schools each year. An additional dozen go the junior college route.

To refer the name of any student-athlete signing a football scholarship, contact Prep Sports Editor Jeff Sentell at (706) 823-3425 or by e-mail at jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

Those who would like to submit photos of signings can send them to Sports Editor John Boyette at john.boyette@augustachronicle.com.


Jags rally to salvage split against Eagles

Augusta State scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past Carson-Newman 4-3 and split a doubleheader.

Carson-Newman (2-1) won the first game 9-3.

Darren Swift 's two-out, RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh of the second game scored Bryson Smith to tie it. Justin Roberts scored the winning run from second when the throw home sailed over the head of catcher E.T. McCreary.

Swift finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.

In the first game, Jason Gray went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead Carson-Newman.

Jorge Virguez , Alex Walker and David Barnes had two hits apiece for Augusta State.

- In Aiken, Derek Treece hit a three-run homer to highlight a four-run 13th inning and lead Lincoln Memorial to a 9-5 victory over USC Aiken.

Treece finished 3-for-7 with two homers, four RBI and three runs for the Railsplitters (1-1).

Gary Owens went 4-for-7, with two singles, a double and a triple, for USC Aiken (1-1).


Sharks top Chicago for 10th time in row

In San Jose, Calif., Jeremy Roenick scored the winner in the fifth round of the shootout, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped four of Chicago's five attempts to seal the Sharks' 10th consecutive win over the Blackhawks, 3-2.

- In Montreal, Alex Kovalev had a goal and an assist, and the Canadiens scored three times in the second period in a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders.


Sharapova wins in her Fed Cup debut

In London, Maria Sharapova won her Fed Cup debut match and defending champion Russia split with Israel in singles.

Sharapova beat Tzipi Obziler 6-0, 6-4.


Spring At Last holds on to capture Donn

In Hallandale Beach, Fla,. Spring At Last held off A.P. Arrow by a half-length in the $500,000 Grade 1 Donn Handicap.

- In New York, Barrier Reef earned his first stakes win, and Triple Crown consideration, with a half-length victory over Roman Emperor in the $109,000 Whirlaway Stakes.


Vonn fails in bid to tie downhill record

In St. Moritz, Switzerland, Tina Maze , of Slovenia, won a downhill World Cup race, while Lindsey Vonn , of the United States, finished fifth and missed a chance to tie the U.S. downhill record for victories.



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