USC Aiken still perfect in PBC
In Florence, S.C., Peach Belt Conference front-runner USC Aiken ran its PBC record to 3-0 with a 3-1 victory over Francis Marion on Tuesday night.
Julie Forster had 17 kills and Emily Teelon had 38 assists for the Pacers, who have won 11 in a row after losing their first two matches of the season. Forster and Teelon had 10 digs apiece.
Augusta University junior McKenzey Beck, who leads all Division II teams in triple-doubles, has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Beck had a pair of triple-doubles last week. She had 14 kills, 19 assists, 22 digs and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Georgia College, then had 13 kills, 31 assists and 22 digs in a 3-1 road win at Lander. The triple-doubles were her fourth and fifth of the season.
High School Football
’Dogs remain No. 2 in poll
The same four Georgia area teams are represented in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll released this week.
Thomson held its spot at No. 2 and Burke County at No. 7 in Class AAAA. The Bulldogs had another week off while the Bears improved to 5-0 with a 35-19 victory at Effingham County this past Friday.
Screven County stayed at No. 3 and Jefferson County at No. 7 in Class AA. The Gamecocks rolled to a 49-0 rout of Laney to get to 4-0, and the Warriors topped Westside 62-6 for a second consecutive week of more than 60 points scored, and a 5-0 record.
Greenbrier continued to pick up votes in Class AAAAAA and Swainsboro did the same in Class AA.
North Augusta and South Aiken held itstheir ground in the latest South Carolina Prep Media Poll.
The Yellow Jackets kept their spot at No. 4 and the Thoroughbreds at No. 5 in Class AAAA. North Augusta moved to 5-0 with a 34-21 victory over Strom Thurmond, and South Aiken remained 4-1 after a week off.
Barnwell remained No. 2 in Class AA after an open week. Wagener-Salley is No. 5 and Williston-Elko is No. 6 in Class A.
Ironman 70.3 signs extension
The Augusta Sports Council announced Tuesday that Ironman 70.3 Augusta will return for the next three years.
The dates for the next Ironman Augusta events are Sept. 23, 2018, Sept. 29, 2019, and Sept. 27, 2020.
Ironman 70.3 Augusta is currently the largest Ironman 70.3 in North America and second largest in the world, registering 3,750 athletes this year, according to the Augusta Sports Council. The event has sold out all nine years of its existence.
Broadhead wins award again
Augusta University’s Daniel Broadhead has been named the Peach Belt Conference Runner of the Week for the second time this season.
Broadhead won his second race in a row as he took the title at the Wingate Bulldog Stampede on Saturday. The junior from Jesup, Ga., covered the 10k course in 32:25.58, finishing six seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
Broadhead’s efforts helped the Jaguars to the team title.