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Hancock Central is put on notice

The Georgia High School Association has levied penalties against Hancock Central High School for the postgame football brawl with Warren County this past season, according to a news release.

Penalties include all Hancock Central sports teams getting placed on “Severe Warning Status” for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Any major sportsmanship violations during this time will lead to more severe penalties.

Hancock Central must also have a written security plan for all football and basketball games sent to the GHSA executive director by July 15. Hancock Central also is being fined for the incident.

The GHSA decision was appealed by Hancock Central’s administration but the GHSA Appeal Board denied the appeal.

• Laney football players Marquez Eubanks, Shaquille Hale and Jarius Price have signed with Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College.

Also, Wagener-Salley basketball player Rakeem Hicks signed with Coffeyville Community College.

Hicks averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks a game.

Minor League Baseball

Intimidators duo handle Jackets

In Kannapolis, N.C., two Kannapolis pitchers held Augusta to three hits and combined for 11 strikeouts in a 7-2 victory over the GreenJackets on Friday.

Intimidators starter Brandon Parrent gave up the three hits and struck out six in six innings. Reliever Terance Mann struck out five of the nine batters he faced.

Kannapolis won the series two games to one.

College Softball

Lady Jags fall to losers’ bracket

In Dahlonega, Ga., Columbus State defeated Augusta State 2-1 in a NCAA Southeast Regional game behind starter Mollie Russell.

Russell (21-10) limited the lady Jaguars to two singles while striking out six.

Augusta State (31-16) moves into the losers’ bracket, where the Lady Jags will take on King (Tenn.) at 4 p.m. today.

King lost to North Georgia 1-0 on Friday.

College Baseball

Long ball carries Pacers to victory

In Aiken, JJ Loker and Ty Barkell homered as USC Aiken closed out its regular season with a 5-3 victory over Winston-Salem State.

USC Aiken opens play in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at 9 a.m. on Wednesday against Montevallo in Columbus, Ga. The Pacers are 34-16.

Golf

Floridian leads NGA Tour event

Nick Rousey fired his second consecutive 7-under-par 65 to take a two-shot lead after 36 holes of the NGA Tour’s Kandy Waters Memorial Classic at Mount Vintage Plantation.

At 14-under 130, he leads Robby Ormand (69 on Friday) by two shots.

Former Augusta State golfer Major Manning shot 67 and is at 132.

• In Blythewood, S.C., former South Carolina player and PGA Tour caddie Michael Maness is tied for the lead in the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open.

Maness, who caddied for Bill Haas and Blake Adams last year, shot 5-under-par 67 on Friday.

He shares the lead at 16-under 199 with Canada’s Nick Taylor (70 on Friday) entering today’s final round.

Former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander shot 71 and is tied for seventh place at 204.

– From staff, wire reports


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