High School Football


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 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.


Pacers in 13th at Berkeley Hills

In Duluth, Ga., the USC Aiken men’s golf team is in 13th place after the first two rounds of the 14-team AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club.

The Pacers posted rounds of 304 and 290 and are at 18-over-par 594.

South Alabama leads at 563.

USC Aiken’s Kyle Godsman posted a pair of 72s and is tied for 27th at even-par 144.

Other players in the field for the Pacers included Andrew Ward (76-72–148), Hayden Letien (78-73–151), Stephen Boudreau (78-75–153), and Brandon Robinson-Thompson (83-73–156)

• Houston punter Richie Leone was named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week by the Augusta Sports Council.

Leone had six punts with a total of 282 yards, averaging 47 yards per punt in Houston’s win against Memphis. Four were marked inside the 20-yard line with one touchback.


McIlroy takes agency to court

Two-time major champion Rory McIlroy is taking legal action against his former management company.

McIlroy alleges in court papers he was misled by Horizon Sports Management and its leading agent, Conor Ridge, who were “primarily concerned with maximising their own share of any commission.”

Lawyers for Horizon have said they plan to file a counterclaim. A trial date is scheduled for October next year.

PA said court papers claim McIlroy signed his contract with Dublin-based Horizon at the company’s Christmas party “in circumstances of great informality” and without having seen a draft of the agreement before it was given to him to sign.

McIlroy also alleges Horizon paid children’s charity UNICEF $166,000 of his money in March without his knowledge or consent.


Kuznetsova gets first-round win

In Moscow, Svetlana Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion who last won a tournament three years ago, advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 6-2 on Monday.

Kuznetsova is looking for her 14th career title. Her most recent victory came in San Diego in 2010. Her best result in Moscow was the 2007 semifinals.

• In Vienna, Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol earned straight-set wins in the opening round of the Erste Bank Open.

The fifth-seeded Stepanek beat Martin Fischer 7-5, 6-3, despite being broken three times in the opening set. He converted six of his own 13 break points in total.

Eighth-seeded Rosol had 13 aces in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Jesse Huta Galung.

• In Luxembourg, fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova defeated Peng Shuai 7-5, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open.