Prep stats due by Wednesday
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lawrence takes second at Classic
Joey Lawrence, of Augusta, finished second in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s South Georgia Junior Classic held over the weekend in Jekyll Island, Georgia, at Pine Lakes.
Lawrence shot 145 (72-73), had one eagle and a 3.0 scoring average on par three holes in placing just behind winner Toks Pedro, of Bowie, Maryland.
Pedro led the boys 15-18 division shooting one-under 143 (71-72).
Other tournament participants included Robbie Searles, of Evans, who shot 154 (78-76) to tie for 13th, and Josh Searles, of Evans, who tied for 24th with 167 (83-84).
Idaho punter is Ray Guy winner
Austin Rehkow, of the University of Idaho, is the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week.
Rehkow had nine punts with a total of 358 yards, averaging 51.2 yards per punt against Fresno State.
Two were marked inside the 20-yard line, and five punts were over 50 yards. His net average was 49.7 yards. Rehkow’s longest punt was 58 yards.
The Augusta Sports Council presents the Ray Guy Award at the end of each collegiate season.
USC Aiken senior earns honor
University of South Carolina Aiken cross country runner Keely Gillespie is the USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week.
Gillespie, a senior from Belvedere, earned her second career victory at the Bridge-stone-Pacer Invitational on Friday. Gillespie trailed Lena White of Georgia College by 10 meters with 150 to go, but was able to overtake her in the final five meters of the race for a winning time of 20:16.99.
The Pacers return Oct. 18 for the Francis Marion Invitational.
Heat top Hawks in preseason
Chris Bosh scored 21 points on 7-for-8 shooting, LeBron James scored nine and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat opened the preseason with a 92-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Roger Mason Jr. scored 14 points and Rashard Lewis added 11 for the Heat, who had what once was 22-point lead trimmed to two in the final seconds but never trailed.
Miami played without Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen, Michael Beasley and Greg Oden.
Mike Scott led the Hawks with 13 points. Paul Millsap added 12, Al Horford had 10 points and nine rebounds and DeMarre Carroll scored 10.
Atlanta lost forward Gustavo Ayon late in the first quarter.
The Hawks said he would be evaluated Tuesday.