Originally created 09/14/99

Overtime: Cally Gault to be inducted into SAC hall



Cally Gault, former Presbyterian College football coach and athletic director, is one of 15 persons to be inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame at its Sept. 15 banquet at the Old Depot in Salisbury, N.C.

Gault began his college coaching career at Presbyterian in 1963. During his 22 years at the helm of the Blue Hose, Gault was a five-time South Carolina Coach of the Year.

He led Presbyterian to the NAIA's No. 1 ranking in 1979.

Before going to PC, Gault served as athletic director and head football coach at North Augusta High School.

The Augusta Heat will play the Greenville (S.C.) Seminoles in the Heat's final regular season home game Saturday at Evans High's Blanchard Stadium at 1 p.m.

The Heat, 7-0, handed the Seminoles, 8-1, their only defeat, a 38-6 rout earlier in the season.

"It's our only afternoon game and we're anxious to see if it has any effect on our players," said Heat head coach Arthur Marshall.

BOWLING:

It took him awhile to get started, but Chester Huffman of Augusta finally bowled his first 300 during Wednesday Night Men's League action at Brunswick National Lanes.

Huffman, a captain and assistant chief jailer at the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff's Department's Phinizy Road facility, bowls for the TBL (Thin Blue Line) Express team. The five regulars and three stand-ins include officers from the road patrol, traffic division, jail and maintenance.

After bowling games of 171 and 150, "I bowled 12 sweet shots, all in the pocket," said Huffman, who is in his second year of league play after a 10-year hiatus.

He carries "a little over 200 average" and credits his new-found success to lessons from Dan Keller.

GOLF:

The Georgia Women's Golf Association will hold its Amateur Championship at West Lake Country Club from Sept. 21 through Sept. 23. Last year's champion -- Patty H. McMillan of Cumming -- heads the 112-woman field.

BOXING:

Boxer Randie Carver underwent brain surgery and remained in critical condition Monday after being knocked out during a fight at Harrah's North Kansas City Casino.

The surgery was completed late Sunday. Carver, 25, of Kansas City, Mo., was knocked out in the 10th round of a scheduled 12-round bout with Kabary Salem.

Carver's family requested that no other information be released on his condition, Kim Shopper, a spokeswoman for North Kansas City Hospital, said Monday.

Carver, who billed himself "the Natural," is a former Golden Gloves champion who won the North American Boxing Federation super middleweight championship at the casino last year. He brought a 23-0-1 record into the championship fight, televised on the Fox Sports Net.

Salem, who has a 12-1 record, expressed concern for Carver's well-being. He said, though, that he had no regrets about the way he fought Carver, figuring a knockout was his only chance.

BASKETBALL:

Former Purdue All-American Stephanie McCarty, a rookie this summer with the WNBA Charlotte Sting, is among 10 finalists for the NCAA woman athlete of the year.

The award will be announced Oct. 24 at a banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

McCarty, a former Indiana high school Miss Basketball, led the Boilermakers to the NCAA women's championship last spring and was team captain the past three years. She was an Associated Press All-American as a senior, when she averaged 21 points a game, and graduated as an Academic All-American with a 3.59 grade-point average.

The other finalists, selected from a group of 51 state winners, including the District of Columbia, are Jamila Demby, California-Davis, track and field; Erin Baxter, Florida, soccer; Trina Steines, Wartburg, cross country and track and field; Emily Stauffer, Harvard, soccer; Jayna Mathieu, St. Olaf, cross country and track and field; Suzanne Eastman, Dartmouth, soccer; Theresa Marie Lang, North Dakota State, basketball; Jaimee Heffner, Washington and Jefferson, track and field, soccer and volleyball; and Charlotte Davis Quesada, Virginia, rowing.