Minor League Hockey
’Hawks finish strong in victory
In Biloxi, Miss., Robert Moss had 34 saves and the Augusta RiverHawks scored three times in the third period to beat the Mississippi Surge 4-2 on Friday night.
The victory gave Augusta a winning record for the month at 2-1, but the RiverHawks remain in the the SPHL basement with a 13-23-3 record.
With the score tied at 2-2, Augusta’s Joe Schiller scored early in the third period for the game-winning goal.
Drew Baker (second period), Taylor McReynolds (third period) and Jesse Echternach (third period) had the other Augusta goals. Matt Auffrey had two assists.
Power play does trick, Stars win
In Dallas, Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored power-
play goals, Loui Eriksson added a third-period score and the Dallas Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night.
Eriksson gave the Stars some breathing room when he corralled Alex Goligoski’s cross-ice pass and fired a wrist shot past Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth with 7:14 remaining.
Area trio qualify for today’s finals
In Atlanta, Davidson Fine Arts freshman Lindsay Wallace came in third in the girls 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 freestyle at the GHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.
Evans’ Mitchell Petras finished sixth in the boys 200 IM and Aquinas’ Jackie Jeschke placed fourth in the girls 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 IM.
All three advanced to today’s finals with a chance to win a state title.
In the finals of the boys diving competition, C.J. Simmons, of Greenbrier, was seventh and Evans’ Dillon Keeler was 11th.
In the girls finals, Greenbrier’s Ayanna Woods was fifth and Grovetown’s Meghan Zets was ninth.
Carson-Newman surprises Pacers
In Aiken, two Carson-Newman pitched combined to limit USC Aiken to six hits in an 8-0 victory over the Pacers on Friday.
It was the first loss of the season for the Pacers
(3-1), who are ranked fifth in NCAA Division II.
Carson-Newman (3-2) had 11 hits – all singles except for Zach Long’s double.
USC Aiken freshman Tyler Moore led the Pacers with two hits.
• In Aiken, the USC Aiken women’s tennis team picked up its first home win of the season, stopping Converse 9-0 at the USC Aiken Tennis Complex. The Lady Pacers are 2-1.
• Two Greenbrier players – Brianna Hickman and Alisa Williams – along with Evans High’s Stephanie Mixon have signed letters of intent play women’s soccer at South Georgia State College in Douglas, Ga.
Busch team adds rare black driver
Darrell Wallace Jr. will compete in the Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2013, making him the fourth black driver in the history of NASCAR to have a full-time ride in a national series.
An announcement will be made on the Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver during a news conference today at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, according to ESPN.com. Wallace, 19, will drive the No. 54 Toyota.
The only other black drivers that have competed full time in a national series are Wendell Scott, Willie T. Ribbs and Bill Lester.
– From staff and wire reports