Jaguars move up to No. 15 in poll
The Augusta State men’s basketball team climbed six spots to No. 15 in the latest edition of the NABC/Division II men’s basketball rankings, released Tuesday.
The Jaguars (5-0) defeated Lander on the road Saturday to begin Peach Belt Conference play. Augusta State is off until it plays host to Montevallo at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
On Dec. 19, the Jaguars will play host to No. 20 Lincoln Memorial at 6 p.m. at James Brown Arena.
• Ashley Watts had 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as Central State handed the Paine College women a 67-61 defeat on Tuesday at Richmond Academy.
The Marauders won the game at the free-throw line, hitting 17 of 31 shots compared with eight of 14 for Paine (1-6).
• The USC Aiken women’s basketball team remained third in USA Today/ESPN Division II top-25 Coaches’ Poll for the second consecutive week.
• Laney running back/defensive back George Myers has committed to play for Grambling State University in Grambling, La.
Myers rushed for 1,419 yards and 19 touchdowns and also intercepted seven passes as Laney went 7-3 this season.
Grambling State is coming off a 1-10 season.
Minor League Hockey
’Hawks goalie is player of week
Augusta RiverHawks goalie Robert Moss has been named the Easton Player of the Week.
Moss went 2-0-1, posting a 0.81 goals against average, a .970 save percentage and one shutout as the RiverHawks picked up five of a possible six points.
Wildcats name new girls coach
Westminster has named Joey Menendez as its girls soccer coach. Menendez, who has been at Westminster since July 2012, has 23 years of soccer playing and coaching experience.
Ex-Gamecock to sign book Friday
Former South Carolina Gamecock and Augusta GreenJacket infielder Bobby Haney will hold a book signing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Augusta’s Hometown Sports, located at 4115 Columbia Road.
Haney, who played on the Gamecocks’ 2010 College World Series championship team and is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization, will be signing his baseball book, From Kings Park to Omaha.
Major League Baseball
Choo is among players traded
The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal.
Center fielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the nine-player swap.
In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, and right-handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks.
Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder Jason Donald and about $3.5 million to the Reds, while sending left-handed reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona. The Diamondbacks also received prospect Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati.
• Former Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has verbally agreed to become a New York Yankee, according to ESPN.com.