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Minor League Hockey

Augusta knocks off Fayetteville

In Fayetteville, N.C., Tyler Fernandez scored a pair of goals to lead the Augusta RiverHawks to a 4-1 win over the Fayetteville FireAntz on Saturday.

Brendan Taylor and Jesse Echternach had the other goals for the RiverHawks, who have won three of their past four. Drew Baker had two assists.

Bobby Reed netted the lone goal for the FireAntz.

College Basketball

Pacers hammer Pirates on road

In Savannah, Ga., USC Aiken maintained its lead in the Peach Belt Conference East Division standings with a rout on Saturday.

Maurice Hubbard and Ronald Zimmerman scored 17 points apiece to lead the No. 24 Pacers to an 85-59 win over Armstrong Atlantic State.

The Pacers, playing its third of four consecutive games on the road, bounced back from a loss to Clayton State in its last outing.

Rick Alderman chipped in with 16 points and Joel Gierbolini grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds for USC Aiken (16-4, 10-2).

Aric Miller led the Pirates (10-11, 6-7) with 13 points.

In the women’s game, Kayla Harris scored 23 points, Hannah DeGraffinreed added 20 and the USC Aiken women picked up a 65-55 win over Armstrong Atlantic State.

It was the fourth win in five games for the Lady Pacers (17-3, 10-2).

Karolina Rykowska had 13 points to lead the Lady Pirates (12-9, 6-7).

College Baseball

Jags take series to open season

After dropping the first game of a doubleheader, 3-0, Augusta State bounced back to beat Carson-Newman 7-2 and take the season-opening series at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

• In Aiken, Tyler Bourdo and Ty Barkell homered to lead USC Aiken to a 12-5 win over Lincoln Memorial.

Bourdo and Nick Aranas had three RBI apiece and Stephen Carmon was 3 for 5 with an RBI for the Pacers (2-0).

High Schools

Cavaliers claim swimming title

In Atlanta, Augusta Prep won its fourth consecutive GISA boys swimming championship, beating out Stratford at Georgia Tech.

The Cavaliers, with members Jacob Burr, Austin Chung, John Earwood and Nick Parker, won the 200-meter medley relay. Chung won the 200-meter individual medley relay and Edward Dennis won the 100-meter butterfly.

• In Orangeburg, S.C., Augusta Christian’s Alex Strother and Jabari Odom won state titles at the SCISA Wrestling Championships.

Strother won in the 170-pound weight class, while Odom took home the 182-pound title.

Caleb Westergreen (132), William Wolf (195) and Chad Sweeting all advanced to the finals for Lions, but fell just short in their last matches.

College Football

Mountaineers won’t play ’Noles

West Virginia has decided to cancel its Sept. 8 football game at Florida State.

School officials informed Florida State late Friday they would pay a $350,000 escape fee to shelve the trip.

Tennis

Pacers pick up sweep in opener

In Aiken, the USC Aiken men and women opened their season with wins over Young Harris.

The Pacer men beat the Mountain Lions, 8-1, while the women earned a 6-3 victory.

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