RiverHawks are edged by Havoc
In Huntsville, Ala., Huntsville scored all of its goals in the second period and went on to beat the Augusta RiverHawks 3-2 on Friday night in SPHL play.
The last-place Havoc led 3-1 after two periods. Augusta’s Shawn Skelly scored at the 18:55 mark of the third to cut it to 3-2, which is how it ended.
Chad Ziegler had Augusta’s other goal, which gave the RiverHawks a 1-0 lead in the first period.
BJ O’Brien went the distance in goal, making 29 saves.
Augusta (4-11-3), which had won three of its previous four games, is at Knoxville, Tenn., tonight.
High School Football
Gainesville rolls to AAAAA title
In Atlanta, record-setting junior quarterback Deshaun Watson accounted for five touchdowns and more than 400 yards to lead Gainesville to its first state title, 49-12 over Ware County in the Class AAAAA championship game on Friday night.
Watson threw three touchdown passes, two to Caleb Hayman, to raise his season total to 50, and his two touchdown runs gave him 24 for the season.
• In Atlanta, Dontravious Wilson broke outside on a fourth-and-1 play and raced 39 yards for the tie-breaking touchdown with 9:10 left as Buford defeated St. Pius 10-3 for the Class AAA state championship.
It was the eighth state title in 12 years and the ninth overall for Buford.
The Wolves (12-3) lost to Calhoun last season after winning four consecutive championships.
• In Atlanta, Kevonte Green ran for two touchdowns and the Eagle’s Landing Christian defense did the rest as the Chargers won the Class A private school state championship 33-0 over Prince Avenue Christian.
Eagle’s Landing Christian (14-1) scored the first four times it had the ball in the second half after leading 7-0 at halftime and held Prince Avenue (11-3) to 102 total yards.
The Wolverines crossed midfield just once.
Oregon, Texas to battle for crown
In Louisville, Ky., Liz Brenner had 17 kills and 17 digs to help fifth-seeded Oregon sweep the final three sets and upset top-seeded Penn State 3-1 late Thursday night in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals.
The Ducks (30-4) won 21-25, 30-28, 25-22, 25-19 to advance to the final tonight against third-seeded Texas, a five-set winner over unseeded Michigan.
Pacquiao’s wife has seen enough
Manny Pacquiao’s wife says her husband has nothing left to prove in the boxing ring and wants him to retire immediately.
Jinkee Pacquiao told USA Today this week that she was frightened when her husband was sent face-first into the canvas by one punch from rival Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of their bout a week ago in Las Vegas. Manny Pacquiao was given a CT scan, the results of which were negative.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen him like that, lying on the canvas, and I was scared,’’ she told USA Today.
She said she began screaming and crying, and was comforted by promoter Bob Arum.
“I know he is still (capable) of fighting, but for me there is nothing to prove,” Jinkee Pacquiao said. “He already has eight (title) belts. He can retire – stop – at any time. I want him to stop now. But he is the one who has the last say.”