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Lady Jags finish tied for fourth

In Minneapolis, the Georgia Regents University women tied for fourth place in the season-opening Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday.

The Lady Jaguars closed with a third-round total of 16-over-par 304 to finish at 58-over 922 at The Minikahda Club.

Kent State won the title at 902.

GRU freshman and former Lakeside star Eunice Yi shot 3-over 75 on Tuesday and tied for sixth in the individual standings at 10-over 226.

Also for the Lady Jaguars, Jessica Haigwood (74) tied for eighth at 227, Josefine Nyqvist (76) tied for 18th at 231 and Stephanie Bennett (79) tied for 51st 246.

Jennifer Ha, of Kent State, had a final-round 68 to win earn medalist honors at 215.

• Paine College men’s head basketball coach Jimmy Link has hired Tito Arias and alumni Chase Campbell to be his assistants for this season.

Arias previously was an assistant at College of Central Florida and the University of Maine at Machias, where he played from 2005-2007.

Campbell returns after a year at Newberry College after graduating in 2012.

High School Football

Latest polls sees four move up

Four ranked area teams moved up just a bit in this week’s high school football rankings.

Aquinas, Jefferson County, Washington County and Washington-Wilkes all improved one spot in the newest Georgia Sports Writers Association polls, with Aquinas and Washington County the highest-ranked teams at No. 4 in their classifications.

In Class A, Aquinas moved into a tie at No. 4 with Prince Avenue Christian. Rival Lincoln County remained sixth as the Irish and Red Devils both had bye weeks.

In Class AA, Washington-Wilkes jumped one to sixth after its 41-14 win against Warren County.

Up in Class AAA, Washington County climbed to fourth and Jefferson County improved to sixth.

Of the five ranked local programs, only Burke County dropped this week. The Bears, previously No. 2 in Class AAAA, fell to sixth after a 32-14 loss to Class AAAAAA Coffee.

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

Coaches are asked to submit statistics today by fax to (706) 823-3408 or by email to wayne.staats@augustachronicle.com.

Ironman 70.3 Augusta

Volunteers still needed for event

The Augusta Sports Council still needs volunteers for the Ironman 70.3 Augusta.

The council anticipates needing an additional 150 volunteers for expo assistance and race day aid.

To sign up and view available volunteer opportunities, visit www.ironmanaugusta.com or contact volunteer coordinator, Michelle Naval at (706) 722-8326, ext. 235 or at michelle@augustasportscouncil.org.

Sailing

America’s Cup races postponed

In San Francisco, two America’s Cup races between Emirates Team Zealand and Oracle Team USA were postponed Tuesday because of high winds.

Organizers say lighter wind is expected Wednesday, when they’ll try to get in Races 11 and 12. The schedule is four races behind.

Team New Zealand leads 7-1 and needs two wins to claim the America’s Cup for the second time in 18 years.

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