Local Sports
Georgia Dugout Club honors area schools


The Georgia Dugout Club has honored two area schools for their performances in the 2010 baseball season.

Lakeside coach T.J. Davis was selected as the Class AAAA Coach of the Year, while Lakeside's Clayton Miller was selected as Player of the Year.

In Class A, Aquinas' Mike Laney received the top coach honors and Bowen Klosinski was selected as the Player of the Year.

Miller will play for Armstrong Atlantic State, while Klosinski is at Harris College.

- USC Aiken's men's basketball team ranks just outside the top 10 in the 2010 Divison II Bulletin Preaseason Top 25.

The Pacers, the only Peach Belt Conference school in the top 25, are ranked No. 11. Defending national champion Cal Poly Pomona earned the top spot.

- Augusta's Skylar Robinson competed in four classes in the final race of the World Karting Association Gold Cup Series at G&J Kartway in Camden, Ohio, this weekend.

Robinson finished first in the Junior Lite class, second in the Restricted Junior and Junior Medium classes, and sixth in the Junior Heavy class.

Robinson, a strong contender for national championships in three of the four classes, will participate in Kart races Oct. 16 as part of the Boshears Skyfest at Daniel Field.

- The Augusta RiverHawks announced the signing of defenseman Luke Lucyk , forward Myles MacRae , and goaltender John Dorman .

College Football
Gamecocks' Wilson could miss season

South Carolina linebacker Shaq Wilson continues to struggle with a hamstring problem and might miss the team's game with top-ranked Alabama.

Wilson missed the first three games this season and returned for 19th-ranked South Carolina's 35-27 loss to Auburn on Sept. 25. However, Spurrier said Wilson could not run or move as he had last season. Spurrier said he's considering holding Wilson out the rest of the season and applying for medical redshirt.

Horse Racing
Two made favorites for Breeders Crown

Lucky Chucky and Muscle Massive have been made the favorites for this weekend's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters at Pocono Downs.

Lucky Chucky is the 7-5 favorite from post No. 4 and Muscle Massive is 7-2 and leaves from post No. 7 in one of 12 Breeders Crown races Saturday with a total purse of $6 million.

Reutimann defends wrecking of Busch

David Reutimann said he had to stand up for himself when he intentionally wrecked Kyle Busch at Kansas Speedway.

Reutimann hit Busch in Sunday's race as retaliation for earlier contact between the two. Busch, a championship contender, was running seventh when Reutimann wrecked him and ended up finishing 21st.

- NASCAR's chief appellate officer upheld the 150-point deduction against Clint Bowyer while reducing part of the penalty against Richard Childress Racing.