Local Sports


Golfer at Aiken Prep signs with Anderson

Aiken Prep senior Chase Epting received a golf scholarship to play at Anderson University and signed with the school Tuesday.

Epting was named to the SCISA All-Region golf team four years in a row and made the SCISA All-State team in 2007.

- Thomas Academy student Drew Barrentine has signed a football scholarship at Division II Brevard College, where he will play linebacker.

- Individual player statistics for baseball, softball and soccer are due every Wednesday by 5 p.m., no exceptions.

The Augusta Chronicle will publish a listing of area leaders in the following baseball and softball categories: batting average, doubles, home runs, hits, runs batted in, on-base percentage and stolen bases. Pitching categories will be overall record, earned run average and strikeouts.

Soccer statistical listings will include goals and assists, plus keeper categories for saves and goals against average.

The weekly stats will run each Friday.

Stats can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or e-mailed to Sports Editor John Boyette at john.boyette@augustachronicle.com. Please call (706) 823-3337 with any questions.


Jaguars place third at Palisades Classic

In Charlotte, N.C., Keith Guest 's final-round 70 helped the Augusta State men's golf team finish in third place at the Palisades Collegiate Classic.

The Jaguars shot 5-over 293 at Palisades Country Club to finish at 869, 13 shots behind Charlotte. Guest, who placed 15th at even-par 216, was one of three Augusta State players in the top 20.

- Augusta State's softball team closed out its regular season, sweeping a doubleheader with Queens. The PBC Tournament begins Friday in Florence, S.C.

- In Aiken, Jamie Benjamin went 2-for-2 with a homer and 4 RBI and USC Aiken routed St. Andrews 12-0 in baseball action.

l In Athens, Ga., Georgia overcame an seven-run deficit to knock off East Tennessee State, 9-8.

- In Aiken, the USC Aiken men's tennis team closed the regular season with a 7-2 win over Mount Olive.


Russian is upset at Charleston event

In Charleston, S.C., sixth-ranked Anna Chakvetadze was upset by Sorana Cirstea of Romania during the second round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.

Fifth-seeded Serena Williams played Tuesday night, following a celebration marking the tournament's 35th anniversary.

- In Valencia, Spain, Marat Safin reached the second round of the Valencia Open by defeating 19th-ranked and 2003 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

- In Oeiras, Portugal, Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Olivier Rochus 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the clay-court Estoril Open.


Bills slated to play contest in Toronto

The Buffalo Bills will play in Toronto on Dec. 7 against Miami as part of an effort to expand their market to Canada, according to schedules released by the NFL.

- Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones said he's delayed filing for reinstatement with the NFL until a possible trade is worked out.

- San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Stephen Cooper was suspended for four games by the NFL for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Auto Racing

Teams' crew chiefs swapped at Ganassi

Chip Ganassi swapped crew chiefs for Juan Pablo Montoya and Reed Sorenson in an attempt to resuscitate his struggling NASCAR team.

Donnie Wingo , who has worked with Montoya since his move to NASCAR midway through 2006, will run Sorenson's No. 41 Dodge. Jimmy Elledge will run the No. 42 Dodge for Montoya.

Montoya is 17th in the points standings. Sorenson is 31st.



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