Minor League Hockey
RiverHawks fall to FireAntz in OT
In Fayetteville, N.C., Josh McQuade’s overtime goal lifted the Fayetteville FireAntz to a 5-4 victory over the Augusta RiverHawks on Friday night.
McQuade’s winning goal came at just over two minutes into overtime.
Augusta’s goals were scored by Justin Levac, Jason Price, Drew Baker and Jim Gehring.
Gehring’s goal came at the 18:27 mark of the third period and forced overtime.
Roth sparkles in Gamecocks’ win
In Columbia, senior left-hander Michael Roth hurled seven no-hit innings and Christian Walker had five RBI as No. 2 South Carolina (4-0) beat Elon 8-1 on Friday.
• In Athens, Ga., freshman Hunter Cole went 4 for 5 and had two RBI to lead ninth-ranked Georgia (5-0) past Winthrop 13-5.
• In Atlanta, Buck Farmer struck out 13 as No. 10 Georgia Tech rolled past Ohio State, 12-4.
Sam Dove had three hits, while Chase Butler and Daniel Palka each homered for the Yellow Jackets (5-1).
• In Clemson, S.C., Maine scored all six of its runs on two-out hits and held on to edge 16th-ranked Clemson 6-5.
Thomas Brittle and Phil Pohl had three hits apiece, while Stephen Wilkerson had a team-high two RBI for the lead Tigers (2-2), who stranded 11 runners.
• Augusta’s State scheduled game at Lander on Friday was postponed by bad weather and has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The teams will still play a doubleheader, as scheduled, beginning at 2 p.m. today.
Augusta State is 5-7, 0-3 in the Peach Belt Conference and Lander is 8-4. The Bearcats have yet to play a conference game.
Kickoffs moved to 35-yard line
Kickoffs in major college football will move from the 30- to the 35-yard line next season, a change intended to keep players safer.
The change was approved this week by the NCAA playing rules oversight panel, which also said the running start by players on the kicking team will be limited to 5 yards.
Another new NCAA rule involving free kicks will move touchbacks from the 20 to the 25-yard line, a move intended to encourage more touchbacks.
• Florida has extended coach Will Muschamp’s contract through 2016.
Pacers will not play on Sunday
Due to what USC Aiken is calling “extenuating circumstances,” the Lady Pacers’ home doubleheader vs. Shaw, scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled and will not be made up.
The Pacers will still play at Francis Marion today in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
Aquinas player signs in soccer
Aquinas girls soccer player Naomi Yates signed a national letter of intent to play for Rochester College in Michigan on Friday.
Naegel has lead in eGolf tourney
In Oakatie, S.C., Chris Naegel shot 3-under-par 69 in the third round of the eGolf Tour’s Oldfield Open to carry a lead into today’s final round.
Naegel has a one-shot lead over Will Collins (67 on Friday) and Fernando Mechereffe (69).
David Robinson is the top local golfer. He is tied for 11th place after 70 on Friday.