Cancer survivors to play exhibition

The RECNAC CAN-Sirs, an exhibition senior softball team of cancer survivors, will play three games at Diamond Lakes Park on Saturday, starting at 11:45 a.m.

The team is composed of players from the surrounding area and from throughout Georgia.

CAN-Sirs, a national organization from Sacramento, Calif., “is a team of active senior softball players who have survived various cancers or are presently dealing with the disease.”

The organization is sponsored by Senior Softball U.S.A.

Local author and attorney Terry Leiden, a Senior Softball Hall of Fame member, will play on the special team and distribute free copies of his book, Get Back in the Game, to all participants and cancer survivors, their support groups and their caregivers.

If any cancer survivor or caregiver is interested in playing on the team, contact Leiden at (706) 724-8548.


College Basketball

Bobcats to play in the semfinals

The top-seeded East Georgia State men’s basketball team will play host to fourth-seeded Middle Georgia State at 7:30 tonight in Swainsboro, Ga., in the semifinals of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.

The Bobcats, who are ranked sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll, beat eighth-seeded Central Georgia Tech 86-77 on Tuesday in their opener.



Play suspended in eGolf tourney

In Kannapolis, N.C., Adam Stephenson shot even-par 71 and held the clubhouse lead by one Thursday when the second round of the eGolf Tour’s Irish Creek Classic was suspended because of darkness with 71 players still on the course.

Stephenson is at 2-under 140 after 36 holes.

Augusta’s Rob Bennett shot 74 and is at 149.

Former Augusta State golfers Mitch Krywulycz, Taylor Floyd and Wallace Booth were among those who didn’t finish.


Prep Basketball

Wilkinson claims Class A boys title

In Macon, Ga., Torrico Simmons scored 20 points and made two crucial free throws in the final 20 seconds to lead Wilkinson County to a 53-49 victory over Wilcox County on Thursday in the GHSA Class A boys public school championship game.

Fred Green added 11 points for the Warriors (30-2), who won their sixth state championship.

Makail Grace scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Wilcox County.

Neither team ever led by more than six points, and the game had 15 ties or lead changes.

Kassidy Blevins scored 21 points to lead Gordon Lee to a 61-56 win over Randolph-Clay in the GHSA Class A girls public school championship game.

Katie Barger added 14 points for the Trojans (25-7), who won their first state championship.

Kaneika Washington led Randolph-Clay (29-3) with 26 points.

Shaundricka Mann made her only basket with 4 seconds left to give Columbia a 38-37 victory over Sandy Creek in the GHSA Class AAAA girls championship game.

Yaktavia Hickson led Columbia with 11 points, but it was Mann’s make after she missed her first 10 shots that gave the Eagles (27-3) their second consecutive state championship.

Jasmine Jones scored 17 points to lead Sandy Creek (25-7).