Originally created 01/09/01


The Augusta Chronicle will hold its third annual All-Area Football Banquet tonight at the Sheraton Hotel. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m.

Members of The Augusta Chronicle's all-area first team in Georgia and South Carolina will be honored, as well as the players and coaches of the year. A 10-minute highlight video will be shown and WJBF-Newschannel 6 sports director Marlin Williams will serve as master of ceremonies.

The Sheraton Hotel is located off Bobby Jones Expressway at Wheeler Road.


USC Aiken's Jami Cornwell has been named Peach Belt Athletic Conference women's player of the week, leading the Lady Pacers to a 3-1 record from Dec. 17 through Jan. 7.

Cornwell, who was the league's freshman of the year last season, averaged 22 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists in helping USC Aiken jump out to a 3-0 conference start.


Dan Bouvier of Augusta and Michael Yehle of Grovetown got their new year off to a perfect start last week, each rolling 300 games in sanctioned competition.

Bouvier registered his second perfect game on Jan. 4 at Masters Lanes.

"All the strikes were good except for the 12th in the 300 game, which was a bit high but it went down and that is all that mattered," said Bouvier, who had 18 strikes in a row across two games in his 300 quest.

Yehle was bowling at Gordon Lanes when he got his second perfect game. He said that in the third frame, the 4 pin was left standing but a pin rolled around and took it out. In the eighth frame, the 5-7 pins were the last to fall, and, in the 11th, the 4 pin was slow to fall.


Texas Rangers fans are going to have to pay more for the privilege of watching Alex Rodriguez play.

A month after signing Rodriguez to a record $252 million, 10-year contract, the team is hiking ticket prices for individual games about $2 each.

The new prices mainly hit fans who want to buy tickets to individual games. When those tickets go on sale Feb. 3, the average ticket will cost $22.08, up from $20 last season.

Rangers president Jim Lites said Monday that the decision to raise prices came after Rodriguez signed the largest contract in sports history.


Joel Quenneville of the St. Louis Blues and Jacques Martin of the Ottawa Senators will be the coaches in the 51st NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 4.

Quenneville will coach the North American team and be assisted by Bob Hartley of the Colorado Avalanche, while Martin will coach the World team and be assisted by Larry Robinson of the New Jersey Devils.

The game, to be played in Denver, will pit the top NHL players from Canada and the United States against the top NHL players from the rest of the world.


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