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High School Football

’Cats, Warriors dominate team

Five Laney High players, headed by Leo Myers, have been named to the Region 3-AA team.

Jefferson County also had five players on the team.

Myers, a quarterback, was named player of the year.

The other Wildcats on the first team were offensive lineman Fred Nelson, wide receiver Tharius Pryor, linebacker Shaquille Hale and defensive back George Myers.

The Jefferson County players on the first team were running back Dontavious Kitchens, defensive lineman Gerald Harmon, defensive back Lafayell Williams, linebacker Damian Farmer and punter Thomas Pritchard.

Cyclocross

Event is set for Lake Olmstead

A cyclocross event, presented by the Augusta Sports Council, will be held Sunday on a one-mile track at Lake Olmstead.

There are six division in the event, which is part of the Georgia Cross Cyclocross series. The first event starts at 10 a.m. and the last one at 2:45 p.m.

Cyclocross combines elements of road cycling, offroad riding and steeplechase.

NASCAR

Grubb, Hamlin team up for 2012

Joe Gibbs Racing grabbed championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb and paired him with Denny Hamlin in hopes of pushing the driver the final step toward the Sprint Cup title.

Grubb, who was Tony Stewart’s crew chief, was introduced Friday as crew chief of Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota. He takes over for Mike Ford, the only crew chief Hamlin has had at NASCAR’s top level.

Ford was fired earlier this week.

Boxing

Golovkin keeps WBA belt with KO

In Duesseldorf, Germany, Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, knocked out Lajuan Simon, of Philadelphia, in the first round Friday to keep his WBA middleweight title and remain undefeated.

Golovkin left Simon lying on the canvas after delivering a swinging left to his head.

Golovkin, based in Stuttgart, also won the vacant middleweight belt of the fringe IBO.

His record is now 22-0 with 19 knockouts. Simon drops to 23-4-2 (12 KOs).

The fight was to have taken place today, but was moved forward when Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight bout with Jean-Marc Mormeck was called off.

Soccer

New U.S. coach will be well paid

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a base salary of $2.5 million, a significant increase from what former coach Bob Bradley made.

The base salary for Klinsmann’s three-year contract, which runs through Aug. 31, 2014, is included in the U.S. Soccer Federation’s audited financial statements.

The statements do not provide details on bonuses or other income.

According to the U.S. Soccer Federation’s 2010 tax return, Bradley earned $818,244 for the year ending March 31, 2010.

Horse Racing

New York trainer dies at age 69

Pete Ferriola, the leading thoroughbred trainer in New York in 1987, 1991 and 1992, died Friday. He was 69

The New York Racing Association said he died in Spring Hill, Fla., from complications of a stroke and chronic diabetes.


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