Originally created 05/22/01


The Georgia High School Association has denied Alexander's protest during Saturday's Game 2 of the Class AAAA baseball playoffs.

Alexander coach Casey Teal had filed a protest during the top of the first inning of the second game, citing that Greenbrier coaches didn't mark batters boxes around home plate.

Greenbrier swept the doubleheader series, winning the opener, 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh inning before rallying in the top of the seventh of Game 2 to post a 7-4 victory.

The Wolfpack will go on the road Friday to play against the winner of Columbus-Shaw and Oconee County game that was scheduled Monday night.

TENNIS: Lauren Kalvaria outslugged Sarah Riske to deliver the final point Monday in Stanford's 4-0 victory over upstart Vanderbilt, giving Stanford its 11th NCAA women's tennis championship and a perfect 30-0 season in Stone Mountain, Ga.

"I'm in awe of the way the team has performed this week. This is so exciting," said first-year coach LeLe Forood.

Vanderbilt reached the finals with a surprising victory over Georgia in a rain-delayed battle Sunday.

The women's singles tournament begins today.

PRO FOOTBALL: The Atlanta Falcons signed three of their 2001 draft choices Monday, including fourth-round pick Roberto Garza, a center out of Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Also signing were seventh-round picks Kynan Forney, an offensive tackle out of Hawaii, and Ronald Flemons, a defensive end from Texas A&M.

With the signing of top pick Michael Vick earlier this month, Atlanta has signed four of its 10 draft picks.

BASEBALL: Augusta State catcher Will Foskey and USC Aiken outfielder Tavis Cummings have been named to a first-team all-star in South Atlantic Region. The Jaguars' outfielder Matt May was a second-team selection.

The region is comprised of the Peach Belt, Carolinas-Virginia and the Central Intercollegiate conferences.

BASKETBALL: Former Josey High School all-state player Tyrone Hayes has sign a national letter-of-intent to play basketball at the University of Idaho.

Hayes, who helped Josey reach the state semifinals as a senior, played at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College in Niceville, Fla. He was a first-team All-Panhandle Conference player last season, averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. The Raiders had a 22-6 record last season and won district and region titles en route to the national junior college tournament.

SOCCER: The Under-12 Columbia County Patriots will hold tryouts on May 29-30 at 6 p.m., at Patriots Park. For more information, contact Lisa Lillard at (706) 869-9944.

The top high school senior players from Richmond and Columbia counties will compete in the Soccer Bowl at 7:30 tonight at Aquinas High School.

BOXING: North Augusta Boxing Club members Carl "Josh" Durden (119 pounds), Brandon Dominigue (132) and Antonio Kemp (178) have advanced to the Junior Olympic 15-16 year national championship in Marquette, Mich., June 18-23.

The three boxers won gold medals over the weekend in the Southeast Coast Regional Junior Olympic championships in Davie, Fla. Winning silver from the club were Christopher Newman (75 pounds) and Dawayne Smith (132) in the 13-14 age group and Noah Newman III (132) in the 15-16-year division.

Aiken Boxing Club's Elon DeLancy (95, 13-14) and super heavyweight Cordairo Salley also won gold medals, while Anthony Johnson (156, 15-16) won a silver and Brandon Pollard (139, 15-16) and David Forrest (125, 13-14) took bronze medals.


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