College Baseball


Top-ranked Georgia runs streak to 14

In Athens, Ga., No. 1 Georgia held Le Moyne to just two hits in a 12-0 win over the Dolphins Wednesday.

Former Greenbrier standout Rich Poythress hit a three-run home run, his second in as many days.

It was the Bulldogs' 14th consecutive win to start the season and ties the second-longest winning streak in school history.

- In Atlanta, Kennesaw State loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but the Owls couldn't get the tying or winning runs across, losing 5-4 to No. 6 Georgia Tech.

- In Clemson, S.C., Mike Freeman had a career-high four hits to lead No. 22 Clemson to a 6-1 victory over Michigan State.

- In Columbia, Wofford had 17 hits off seven South Carolina pitchers, including former Greenbrier star Nolan Belcher , as the Terriers routed the No. 17 Gamecocks 16-8.

- In Aiken, North Augusta's Alex Franklin had three hits and drove in three runs to lead USC Aiken's two-game sweep of Chowan, 14-7, at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

College Football

Florida State will challenge sanctions

Florida State officials are preparing their response to last week's sanctions by the NCAA.

Florida State, which has until March 21 to appeal the penalties, is expected to challenge the NCAA's directive to forfeit up to 14 football games as well as wins in other sports for contests where athletes involved in a classroom cheating scandal participated.

- The Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar bowls extended their agreements with the Bowl Championship Series, deals that will keep the national championship game at the sites of those games through the 2013 college football season.

- School officials announced tickets for Clemson's seven home games will be $299, the same as the previous three seasons. Season-ticket applications will be sent out to qualified members of its booster group during the last week of March.

Also, coach Dabo Swinney announced his first Clemson Tiger Football Fantasy Camp. It will be April 17-19 and is open to men and women 21 years and older. For $2,000, attendees will meet and work with Tiger coaches, practice and play in Death Valley, and meet past Tiger standouts such as coach Danny Ford , defensive lineman and Aiken native Michael Dean Perry , receiver Perry Tuttle and linebacker Jeff Davis among others.

College Basketball

Aiken Tech duo earn region honors

Aiken Tech's Lance James and Robert Praylo were named to the All-Region 10 team by the National Junior College Athletic Association this week. James was also named the region player of the year.

James was second in the region in scoring and assists and first in steals. Praylo had the highest 3-point scoring percentage in the region (59 percent).


Sweden beats U.S. to win Algarve Cup

In Faro, Portugal, Heather Mitts hit a post with her seventh-round shot, and Sweden defeated the United States 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie in the final of the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo , voted the tournament's most valuable player, made several excellent saves for the United States, playing in its seventh consecutive championship game.

Sled Dog Racing

Buser carries on to take Iditarod lead

In Takotna, Alaska, four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Martin Buser breezed through the tiny town, spending less than a minute Wednesday before jumping on his sled runners and snatching the lead.

Buser chose to push on but other mushers -- many of them the superstars of the sport -- were stopping to give their teams a long rest at the checkpoint about 700 miles from the finish line in Nome.



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