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Harlem back enrolls at Lincoln County

A starting running back for Harlem has transferred to Lincoln County less than a week after the Red Devils’ 69-6 victory over the Bulldogs.

Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell confirmed that sophomore Mike McIntire has enrolled at the school and is attending classes. Campbell said McIntire has not practiced with the team because the Georgia High School Association has not made a determination on his eligibility.

Coming off a strong 2010 season, McIntire ran for 60 yards on 10 carries Friday night.

Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis declined to comment.

Meeting

Bulldog Club event
to be held tonight

The Augusta Bulldog Club will hold its annual Season Kickoff Meeting at Julian Smith Casino tonight.

The event will include a tribute to Uga, the Georgia mascot, and owner Sonny Seiler. Special guests will include athletic director Greg McGarity, Mark Slonaker, the new executive director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, Loran Smith and Dan McGill.

The reception and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program starts at 6.

Tickets are $30 for adults, or $15 for children 12-and-under, and can be purchased at Surrey Center Pharmacy, Tudor’s Cleaners, Rick’s Paint and Body, Queensborough Bank, Somewhere in Augusta or from Bulldog Board members.


Colleges

Boykin, King star in Georgia scrimmage

In Athens, Ga., Brandon Boykin had two long interception returns and Tavarres King caught a winning touchdown pass Wednesday in No. 19 Georgia’s scrimmage against win a Bulldogs scout team running Boise State’s playbook.

Coach Mark Richt named four seniors – Boykin, center Ben Jones, defensive end DeAngelo Tyson and kicker Blair Walsh – as captains for the Sept. 3 opener against
No. 5 Boise State in Atlanta.

Richt used a scenario that had Georgia down 31-0 to Boise State to begin the second half. The Bulldogs “won” 34-31 behind a combined 115 yards rushing by tailbacks Isaiah Crowell and Ken Malcome and six interceptions.

Richt is listing Crowell as the starter at tailback.

• Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney said suspended receiver Joe Craig will return to practice today, but could face additional penalties, including suspension from games.

Craig was suspended from football workouts by Swinney in June after the player’s involvement in an altercation with a female track teammate.

• Authorities say they searched the apartment of Louisiana State University starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson in connection with a bar fight last week that injured four people. Investigators left with several bags of evidence.

• The NCAA announced Wednesday it had hit the former Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl with a three-year show-cause penalty, punishing him for lying to investigators about improperly playing host to recruits at his home and urging others to do the same.

The ruling means that before Pearl can be hired, a school must tell the NCAA why it wants him and be prepared to face its own penalties for giving him a job.


NFL

Veteran QB Collins, Colts agree on deal

The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms Wednesday with Kerry Collins, making him the likely starter in case Peyton Manning isn’t healed completely from offseason neck surgery by the time the season begins Sept. 11.


Golf

Uihlein, English win first-round matches

In Erin Hills, Wis., defending champion Peter Uihlein and former Georgia standout Harris English were among the winners Wednesday in the first round of match play at the U.S. Amateur.

Augusta’s John Engler failed to qualify for match play after finishing stroke play at 147, five strokes above the cut line.


Top headlines

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
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