Jackets win five state swim titles
In Columbia, the North Augusta swim team won five individual state championships Saturday in the South Carolina High School League state meet at the USC Natatorium.
Nicole Fuller won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, setting a state record in the event and winning it for the second year in a row.
Eric Collins won the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
Kelsey Williams won the 50 freestyle and placed second in the 100 freestyle.
• In Hartsville, S.C., a coroner says a South Carolina high school football player died as a result of a sudden irregular heartbeat brought on by an enlarged heart.
Darlington County Coroner J. Todd Hardee said Saturday that an autopsy revealed Hartsville 18-year-old Ronald Rouse suffered a fatal sudden cardiac arrhythmia resulting from a congenital enlarged heart.
Rouse collapsed during the second quarter of Friday night game against Crestwood.
Jaguars are 10th in Macon event
In Macon, Ga., Augusta State dropped a spot after the second round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship.
The Jaguars, who were ninth after the first round, shot 8-over 294 on Saturday.
Cody Shafer shot his second consecutive 1-under-par 71. The other counting scores for the Jaguars were 72 by Derek Chang, 75 by Meechai Padung and 76 by Robin Petersson. Alex Wennstam’s 77 was thrown out.
Individually, Shafer is tied for sixth at 2-under 142. Chang is tied for 25th at 146, Wennstam is tied for 45th at 150, Padung is tied for 56th at 152 and Petersson is tied for 69th at 154.
Georgia had 288 and has an 11-shot lead over Virginia Tech.
The Bulldogs did not count the score of former Lakeside golfer Brian Carter, who had 77.
• In Antaya, Turkey, the United States continues to lead the World Amateur Team Championship at 24-under 266.
Lady Jags sweep volleyball match
Augusta State swept Lander 3-0 in volleyball on Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse for its first Peach Belt Conference victory of the year.
The Lady Jaguars (9-9, 1-4 PBC) won 25-18, 25-23, 25-19.
Four players – Paige Tuttle, Leslye Barnette, Jenna Keeler and Mandy Irizarry – had 10 kills each for the Lady Jaguars.
• In Montevallo, Ala., USC Aiken had to go five sets with Alabama-Huntsville to keep its volleyball winning streak alive.
The Lady Pacers won 25-17, 20-25, 25-18, 25-27, 15-10 for their 11th consecutive win.
Shannon Byers had 16 kills and 11 digs for USC Aiken (1-5, 4-0 Peach Belt Conference).
Earlier, the Lady Pacers swept Montevallo 25-20, 25-14, 25-16.
Ashley Diedrich led the way with 13 kills.
• In Aiken, USC Aiken’s men’s soccer team scored early and then held on for a 1-1 double overtime tie with Erskine.
USC Aiken (3-3-3) scored in the 16th-minute on Brett Van Pelt goal, off a Jason King pass.
Erskine (5-3-3) scored in the 81st minute on Jack Kimber’s penalty kick.
• The USC Aiken women’s soccer team has scored one goal in its past two matches, but it didn’t lose either one.
The Lady Pacers played their second consecutive double overtime road draw, settling for a scoreless tie with Coker.
Goalie Alli Edens had two saves for USC Aiken (4-6-3).