Jackets routed by Intimidators
In Kannapolis, N.C., Mark Haddow and Dusty Harvard homered as the Kannapolis Intimidators pounded the Augusta GreenJackets 11-1 on Thursday night.
Ross Wilson, who hit three homers in a game at Lake Olmstead Stadium last week, was 3 for 3 for Kannapolis.
Shawn Payne drove in the lone run for the GreenJackets.
Thomson hoops duo signs letters
Thomson girls basketball players Asheleigh Burnett and Brittany Reid signed with colleges Thursday.
Burnett signed with Middle Georgia Tech and Reid went with Clinton Junior College.
• Evans’ Will Raab signed with Reinhardt College where he will compete in cross country and tennis.
Ex-Jag sixth at eGolf Tour event
In Blythewood, S.C., former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander shot 3-under-
par 69 and is tied for sixth after two rounds at the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open.
Norlander is at 10-under 133, four shots off the lead held by Jack Fields (62) and Nick Taylor (65).
The tournament is being split between Columbia Country Club and Cobblestone Park Golf Club.
Among players with local ties: Roberto Diaz (69) is tied for 17th at 136, Mitch Krywulycz (71) is tied for 30th at 138 and David Robinson (66) is tied for 44th at 139. Aiken’s Stephen Poole (66, 140) missed the cut.
Outlaws come to Swainsboro track
Swainsboro Raceway will play host to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Pine Tree 100 on Saturday.
Qualifying starts at 7 p.m. The race begins at 8. Grandstand tickets are $15 for ages 6-11. Adults are $25. Pit passes are $20 for children and $35 for adults.
Conference USA is set to add five
Texas-San Antonio’s move to Conference USA was approved Thursday, the same day that people familiar with the league’s plans said North Texas, Charlotte, Louisiana Tech and Florida International would also be joining league.
• Utah State and San Jose State are jumping from the Western Athletic Conference to the Mountain West Conference in 2013 for football.
• Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, 19, was charged with four misdemeanors after allegedly raising his knee and knocking the wind out of a police
officer following an off-campus house party early Thursday.
The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office says Rees was charged with one count of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Ravens LB Suggs has torn Achilles
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will have surgery for a partially torn Achilles tendon, an injury he insists will not keep him sidelined for the entire 2012 season.
The injury occurred in Arizona while Suggs was practicing for an upcoming conditioning test.
• A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets and second-round draft pick Stephen Hill, of Georgia Tech, have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth just under $5 million.