The Aiken County Parks and Recreation Department along with the Augusta Masters Rowing Club will host the first annual CSRA Masters Rowing Regatta today starting at 8 a.m., today at Langley Pond. More than 250 rowers from all over the southeast are expected to be competing in the Masters (35 and over) categories.
There is no charge for spectators, and parking will be allowed at Gloverville Park on Pine Street in Gloverville. Staging for the event will be held at Pleasure Island on Pleasure Island Road in Gloverville. For general information or directions, please call the Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce at (803) 593-3030, or the Aiken County Park and Recreation Department at (803) 642-7559.
Damien Kinloch, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward who averaged almost 19 minutes a game, is leaving South Carolina to play for Tennessee Tech and former Gamecock assistant Jeff Lebo.
Kinloch played in all 32 games last season, starting 19 and averaging 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Kinloch missed just one South Carolina game in his two years, playing in 60 contests and averaging 3.1 points and 3.5 rebounds with 30 blocked shots for his Carolina career.
The Powertel "Legends for Youth" clinic, featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon today at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Former San Francisco pitcher Billy O'Dell and former Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Skok are scheduled to attend. The clinic is for players ages 6 to 16.
North Florida has won the Commissioner's Cup as the Peach Belt Athletic Conference team for the year's best performance in all sports.
Using a system that gave each school in the conference points based on their finish in 11 sports, North Florida finished with 94.5 points to beat out Francis Marion. USC Aiken finished ninth with 55.5 points, followed by Augusta State in 10th place with 50 points.
Ernesia Wideman and Anthony Young received top honors Thursday night at the Augusta West Rotary Sports Award banquet.
Wideman, a basketball and track standout at Lucy C. Laney High, was named top female athlete of the year out of 18 nominees. Young, a football and basketball star at North Augusta High, was named top male athlete out of 18 nominees. Molly Allen of Richmond Academy and Chad Thornhill of Greenbrier were recognized as the top academic athletes, and Shavonne Holden of Harlem received the Billy Prince Award.