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Greenbrier tennis falls in semifinals

In Jonesboro, Ga., Greenbrier's girls tennis team fell 3-0 to Lambert in the semifinals of the Class AAAA state playoffs at Clayton County International Park.

For Greenbrier, Blaire LaSure fell 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles; Brooke Sanderson and Molly Lee lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles; and Olivia Mann and Ashley Overstreet dropped a 6-1, 6-1 match at No. 2 doubles.

- In Jefferson, Ga., Lakeside's Sid Vaughn took fourth in the 3200 meter race at the Georgia State Track and Field Championships.

Vaughn had a time of 9 minutes, 34 seconds to help the Panther boys tie for sixth in Class AAAA. Evans was seventh and Greenbrier was 16th.

Laney tied for 11th in Class AA. Washington-Wilkes was 11th in Class A.

In Class AAA, Burke County finished 10th, Westside was 19th and Hephzibah was 21st.

Golf

Lady Jags in 15th at NCAA East Regional

In Daytona Beach, Fla., the Augusta State women totaled their second consecutive 14-over-par 302 and are 15th in the NCAA East Regional at the Legends Course at LPGA International.

The Lady Jaguars are at 28-over 604, 33 strokes behind Alabama.

The Crimson Tide lead by four shots over North Carolina.

Alabama's Stephanie Meadow shot 5-under-par 67 and is at 6-over 138 for the tournament. She leads Caroline Powers (69) by one.

Casey Kennedy (74, 149) leads all Augusta State individuals. She's joined by Marit Bjerke (77, 152), Christine Duschek-Hansen (75, 152), Kirsty Rands (76, 155) and Natalie Wille (80, 155).

- In High Point, N.C., Aiken's Stephen Poole shot 68 and is two strokes behind Jerry Richardson (70) at the eGolf Tour's Willow Creek Open.

Poole is third at 10-under 205. Nathan Stamey shot 70 and is second at Colonial Country Club.

Other local players in the field include Scott Parel (69, 210), David Robinson (74, 215) and Cortland Lowe (75, 216).

Local Sports

Former Aiken Tech player joining ABA

Former Aiken Tech player Kennie Eberhart signed a contract with the American Basketball Association's Seattle Mountaineers. He played for the Knights during the 2005-06 season.

- USC Aiken designated hitter Tripp Warrick was named to the District 3 All-Academic second team.

- Wingate swimmer Nicole Moody , from Grovetown, received a postgraduate scholarship.

College Baseball

South Carolina ace dominates Ole Miss

In Oxford, Miss., Michael Roth allowed one run in eight innings to lead South Carolina (37-8, 18-4 SEC) to an 8-1 win over Mississippi (25-21, 9-13).

Football

Steelers RB dropped by apparel company

The Champion sports apparel company has ended its endorsement deal with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall over Twitter remarks the player made criticizing people for celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden .

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Friday that Champion "strongly disagreed" with the tweets and ended a new four-year contract the player recently signed.

- Authorities say a junior cornerback for Wayne State's football team has been shot to death in a downtown Detroit parking lot.

Wayne State University campus Police Chief Tony Holt says Friday that Cortez Smith was killed during a late night altercation not far from a popular nightclub

College Basketball

Kentucky's Knight stays in NBA Draft

Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight announced that he will keep his name in June's NBA Draft. Knight averaged 17.3 points and 4.2 assists per game.

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