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College Football

Lions pick Laney as home stadium

Paine College will play its home football games at Laney Memorial Stadium, the school announced Tuesday.

The Lions, who are restarting their program after a 51-year hiatus, will play the first of their four home games Oct. 12 against Georgia Prep Academy. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Sept. 16.

High School Football

Warriors crack Class AAA top 10

Early success against a tough schedule has moved Jefferson County into the top 10.

With wins against Fitzgerald, a 2012 Class AA quarterfinalist, and Class AAAA Baldwin, the Warriors cracked this week’s Georgia Sports Writers Association Prep Football Poll, entering at No. 10 in Class AAA.

The Warriors, who picked up 28-14 wins in both games, are one of three ranked teams from Region 3-AAA. Washington County and Thomson are sixth and eighth, respectively.

In Class AAAA, Burke County is second behind Sandy Creek, but the Bears did receive a first-place vote.

Washington-Wilkes and Lincoln County will be ranked going into their rivalry game Friday. The Tigers are still No. 9 in Class AA while the Red Devils are again ranked third 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.

Miscellaneous

Color Run still needs volunteers

The Augusta Sports Council and Westobou Festival are seeking volunteers for the Color Run on Oct. 5.

The event is a five-kilometer, untimed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.

To register, visit augusta sportscouncil.org.

• The United States kickboxing team will appear for a meet-and-greet Thursday at Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road.

Stevie Dement, Nathan Key, Lakesha Springle, Edgar Nickson, Chris Richardson, Adam Poore, James Wilson and Mark Greubel will be competing in the World Association of Kickboxing Organization’s K-1 and Kickboxing Championships in Brazil on Sept. 28-Oct. 6.

Thursday’s event begins at 5:30 p.m. A special appearance will be made by Ryan Bowers, a former Greenbrier standout and star of ABC’s The Bachelorette.

NBA

Suns part ways with Beasley

The Phoenix Suns and Michael Beasley reached a deal to terminate the contract of the troubled forward.

The move on Tuesday will cost the franchise $7 million, a $2 million savings from what he would have been due had he simply been waived.

Beasley was arrested a month ago in suburban Scottsdale on charges of felony marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Toronto waived swingman Quentin Richardson on Tuesday, less than two months after he was acquired in a trade with the Knicks.


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