USC Aiken loses its first of year

In Young Harris, Ga., the USC Aiken men’s soccer team dropped its first match of the season on Wednesday.

The Pacers (1-1-2) were stopped 3-1 by sixth-ranked Young Harris (6-0-0) in the Peach Belt Conference match.

The Pacers are 0-1 in conference play while Young Harris is 2-0.

After a scoreless first half, Young Harris went up 2-0, with goals at the 54:53 and 69:19 marks.

USC Aiken’s Sajih Daychoum cut it to 2-1 at the 77:53 minute mark, but Young Harris answered with a Khurram Shazad goal at the 85:53 mark.

Kim Beyer’s goal at the 89:23 mark gave the USC Aiken women a 3-2 victory over Young Harris.

Beyer was assisted by Aubrey Danielson.

It kept the Lady Pacers (3-4-1) unbeaten in Peach Belt Conference play at 2-0.



Ex-Musketeer is two off the lead

In Concord, N.C., Augusta’s Rob Bennett is two shots off the lead after the first round of the eGolf Tour’s Cabarrus Classic.

The former Richmond Academy and University of Georgia golfer opened with 6-under-par 66.

Peter Malnati leads with 64, followed by Ryan Gildersleeve and Wes Homan at 65.

Of the other players with area ties in the field, Jay Haas Jr. had 69, Mitch Krywulycz shot 70 and David Robinson had 72.



Augusta native makes state hall

Augusta native Horace Grant, who played on four NBA championship teams, will be among the Class of 2013 inductees into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon on Feb. 23.

Grant played his high school ball at Hancock Central in Sparta, Ga., then played at Clemson, where he was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year in 1987.

In the NBA, Grant won three titles with the Chicago Bulls and one with the Los Angeles Lakers.

• Former Georgia and NFL players David Greene and Kelin Johnson will play host to a fund-raiser youth football camp for CAYFA on Oct. 13th.

The camp focuses on football as well as role modeling and leadership.

Entry fee of $85 includes all day camp with Greene/Johnson, lunch, flag football game with pro athletes and autographs.

Registration is open to all students and positions, ages 6-15.

Register at everettsm.com or by calling (864) 350-1222.


College Basketball

Williams has tumor removed

North Carolina coach Roy Williams had surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney.

Williams, 62, is expected to be on the court when the Tar Heels begin practice in October after undergoing the 3½-hour operation, which took place at UNC Hospitals.

Williams might need a second surgery to remove a tumor from his left kidney and could be sidelined for a few practices, according to a release, but likely wouldn’t miss any games.

• Connecticut and Michigan State will meet in the first regular-season major college basketball game in Europe on Nov. 9 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

ESPN announced the creation of the Armed Forces Classic on Wednesday. The game will be played in a transport hangar on the base.

Additional games will be announced at a later date.



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