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High School Football

Bears move up to No. 2 in state

Burke County’s game against Thomson on Friday night didn’t count, but the Bears’ start was impressive enough to help them move up a spot in the Georgia Sportswriters Association Prep Football Poll.

The Bears, who jumped out to a 21-0 lead against the Bulldogs before lightning forced the game to be stopped, moved up to No. 2 in Class AAAA.

Thomson dropped two spots to No. 8 in Class AAA.

Washington County, which also had a game canceled because of lightning, jumped to No. 6 in Class AAA.

Washington-Wilkes is ninth in Class AA and Lincoln County stayed at No. 3 in Class A.

The Augusta Chronicle publishes weekly statistical leaders compiled from the area’s high school football teams.

Coaches are asked to submit statistics each week by fax to (706) 823-3408 or by
e-mail to wayne.staats@
augustachronicle.com.

Leaders in kicking, interceptions, passing yards, punting average, rushing yards, receiving yards, sacks, tackles, and total touchdowns will be tracked.

Call staff writer Wayne Staats at (706) 823-3425 with any questions.

Golf

Two share lead at eGolf event

In Southern Pines, N.C., T.J. Howe and Jordan Walor each posted 7-under-par 64 and share the lead after the first round of the eGolf Tour’s Mid Pines Classic.

Former Augusta State golfer Taylor Floyd had 70 and is tied for 14th at Mid Pines Club. Mitch Krywulycz, another former Jaguar, shot 72 and is tied for 32nd. Former Augusta City Amateur champion Brad Arrington (75) is tied for 50th.

• In St. Simons Island, Ga., Tommy Brannen, of Augusta Country Club, shot 71 and is tied for fourth place at the Georgia PGA Championship at the Retreat Course.

Brannen, who is at 3-under-par 141 is four shots behind leader Daniel Korytoski, of Newnan’s Orchard Hills Country Club.

• In St. Simons Island, Ga., Brenda Pictor, of Marietta, close with 2-under-par 70 on Tuesday to win the Georgia State Golf Association’s Senior Women’s Championship for the fifth consecutive year.

Pictor finished at 2-over 146 to win by nine shots over first-round leader Mary Riley, who shot 80 at King and Prince Golf Course.

Auto Racing

Truex fractured wrist at Bristol

An MRI has confirmed that Martin Truex Jr. fractured his right wrist in a wreck during Saturday night’s race at Bristol.

Michael Waltrip Racing said Tuesday that Truex has a scaphoid fracture and sprain. He is expected to finish the season after being cleared by NASCAR.

Truex currently holds the first wild card position with two races to go to set the 12-driver field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

MWR said it has not yet determined if a stand-by driver is needed for this weekend’s race in Atlanta.

College Basketball

Police say Rebel stole from friend

Police say UNLV sophomore forward Savon Goodman stole a pair of Nike sneakers, $500 and 26 video games from a friend’s apartment in May.

A warrant was issued Aug. 15 for Goodman’s felony charges of burglary and grand larceny and a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit burglary.

• Former Kentucky guard Wayne Turner is reuniting with Louisville coach Rick Pitino, joining the defending champions as an assistant.


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UGA jumps up in 2 polls

The University of Georgia made the second-biggest jump of all the teams in the two national ranking polls, both of which were released Tuesday.
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