Originally created 12/06/01


Prep Basketball

Schools co-host first tournament

Augusta Prep and Curtis Baptist High Schools will co-host the inaugural Garden City Classic, which begins today and concludes on Saturday.

The tournament, which features 16 boys and girls teams for Georgia and South Carolina, will tip-off when the Augusta Prep girls will face Cambridge Academy and Curtis Baptist girls will play Southgate Christian with both games beginning at 4 p.m.

Other games scheduled for today are: Augusta Prep boys vs. Cambridge Academy, 5:30; Briarwood Academy boys vs. Ben Lippen, 8:30; Curtis Baptist boys vs. Southgate Christian, 5:30; Alleluia boys vs. North Atlanta Christian, 8:30; Briarwood Academy girls vs. Ben Lippen, 7; and Alleluia girls vs. North Atlanta Christian, 7.

Both sites will host four games each day with championship and consolation games scheduled for Saturday.


Swimmers honored for achievements

Eleven Greater Augusta Swimming members were honored for achievements during the 2001 swimming season.

Blanche Conger, Thomas Houston and Joel Johnson were recognized by USA Swimming as Scholastic All-Americans. Each maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher and attended USA Swimming's Eastern Sectional Championship Swim Meet in Savannah.

Chrissie Clark, Preston Conger, Ryan Gober, Rachael Gulledge, Sasha Murray, Tim Murray, Clare Schepens, Dickie Splichal and Johnson were recognized by Georgia Swimming as Georgia All-Stars, with each ranking in the top 15 percent for swimmers in the age group from across the nation.

  • Preston Conger won six events in the 11-12 boys group to lead Greater Augusta Swimming to a fifth place finish at the 12th Annual Lanier Winter Invitational at Brenau University in Gainsville, Ga., Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.
  • Conger won the 100 and 200 yard individual medley, 100 yard breaststroke, 50 and 100 butterfly and 50 yard backstroke. He also placed second in the 500 yard freestyle and 100 yard backstroke.


    Knights' Daniels signs with Liberty

    Adrienne Daniels, a right-handed pitcher from Evans High School, signed a national letter of intent to play college softball at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

    The 5-foot-7 senior is a three-year letterwinner and finished last season with a 17-6 record. As a junior, she led the Knights with a 0.85 ERA, 169 strikeouts and 10 walks in 148 innings. Daniels tossed 10 shutouts including four no-hitters and was a first-team All-State selection.


    Lewis sues Tyson over Jan. 19 fight

    Lennox Lewis is suing Mike Tyson to prevent him from fighting on Jan. 19 or to have the WBC remove Tyson from the mandatory challenger's position if he does fight.

    The suit, which also names the WBC as a defendant, was filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday.

    It contends that such a fight for Tyson could hurt Lewis financially. Tyson and Lewis are expected to fight next spring. Lewis regained the WBC-IBF heavyweight titles by knocking out Hasim Rahman on Nov. 17.

    Tyson is scheduled to fight Ray Mercer next month, probably at Atlantic City, N.J. He then is supposed to challenge Lewis in April, although that fight is not yet signed.

    The suit contends that the WBC entered into an agreement with Tyson that allows Tyson to engage in a Jan. 19 bout against an opponent other that Lewis, but bars Lewis from fighting anybody before he fights Tyson.

    A Lewis-Tyson fight should be worth at least $20 million to each fighter unless the fight went to purse bids. The suit charges that the WBC has ruled that "in event of the purse bid, the split will be just 44 percent to Lewis and 45 percent to Tyson."


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