Jags celebrating crown Thursday
Georgia Regents’ disc golf team will celebrate its recent national championship with a news conference at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta.
The Augusta Disc Golf Association will also organize
a special random draw doubles disc golf round giving anyone from the community
the chance to play with some of the players from the team.
High School Soccer
Lady Cavs reach state title game
In Macon, Ga., the Augusta Prep girls soccer team advanced to the GISA Class AAA state final with a 3-2 victory over Deerfield-Windsor in Monday’s semifinals.
Jessica Powell, Bailee Cloutier and Banks Collier scored goals for the Lady Cavaliers (14-0-1), who will face Stratford for the state championship Saturday in Macon.
Stratford, who lost its only game to Augusta Prep back in March, beat Holy Spirit Prep 4-1.
Pacers take lead in D-II regional
In Pooler, Ga., the USC Aiken men’s golf team posted a first-round total of 288 to take the lead in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional.
The Pacers lead by two shots over Nova Southeastern at Savannah Quarters Country Club.
Kyle Godsman shot 70 to lead the Pacers, who also counted scores from Andrew Ward (71), Brandon Robinson-Thompson (72) and Hayden Letien (75). Gaines Milliner had a noncounting 77.
• In Savannah, Ga., the Georgia Regents tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Armstrong Atlantic in the second round of the NCAA Southeast Regional.
• The USC Aiken softball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Pacers are the No. 6 seed in the Southeast Regional, which will be held at Anderson. USC Aiken opens Friday against Armstrong Atlantic.
• USC Aiken baseball standout Matt Hissong was named Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week.
• Oregon State fired Craig Robinson after six seasons without making the NCAA Tournament.
The brother-in-law of President Obama had a solid start in Corvallis, taking a men’s basketball program that had lost 21 consecutive Pac-12 games to an 18-win season in 2008-09.
Na, Radwanska open with wins
In Madrid, seeded women’s players Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska overcame stubborn resistance to win their first-round matches at the Madrid Open.
The second-seeded Na held off Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 7-6 (7) before the third-seeded Radwanska ousted Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (3), 6-2.
• “Serves for SIDS,” a tennis tournament benefitting a national Sudden Infant Death Syndrome organization, will be held at Augusta Prep at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The doubles-only event is $12 per person, which comes with lunch and T-shirt.
Team discplined after fan’s death
A Brazilian soccer team was ordered to play its next two home games in an empty stadium after a man was fatally struck on the head by a toilet bowl thrown from the stands during fan violence last weekend.
– From staff and wire reports