Originally created 01/24/02

Overtime



Prep football

Georgia's Richt to speak at event

Tonight's Washington County football banquet won't be a typical awards ceremony. Instead, it'll be star-studded.

University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt will be the guest speaker and the jerseys of former Golden Hawk and current NFL stars Robert Edwards and Takeo Spikes will be retired.

"It'll be a packed house," Washington County coach Rick Tomberlin said. "It's a complete sell-out. This is not something we do often. This is something very special."

The banquet will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the Washington County cafeteria, and Edwards and Spikes, who went to Georgia and Auburn respectively, will be in attendance.

Call (478) 552-2324 for more information.

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Stallions begin new season on the road

The Augusta Stallions released their full schedule this week. The Stallions open the season with three road games and play four of their first six games away from home. Augusta ends its season with three home games.

Games are scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights. Augusta will open its home season against the Carolina Rhinos on April 27. at 7 p.m.

The full schedule: April: 6-at Bossier City; 13-at Tallahassee; 20-at Columbus; 27-Carolina; May: 4-at Carolina; 10-Macon; 18-at Cape Fear; 24-Richmond; 31-at Macon; June: 8-Norfolk; 14-at Jacksonville; 21-Columbus; 29-at Charleston; July: 5-Florida; 12-Bye; 20-Birmingham; 27-Greensboro.

Basketball

Lady Lions' Isaac earns sports award

Paine College's Tiffany Isaac has been named the Colgate-Palmolive Speed Stick "Sports Woman of the Year."

The award goes to a scholar-athlete at a historically black college or university.

The junior guard from North Augusta leads the Lady Lions in scoring with 16.5 points a game and holds a 3.5 grade-point average. Isaac also is the head coach of a 15-year-old Youth Basketball of America girls team and also is a tutor at Paine.

College baseball

Ospreys top pick in preseason poll

North Florida received 10 first-place votes and was picked to win the Peach Belt Conference, according to the preseason coaches poll released Tuesday.

USC Aiken and Augusta State were picked to finish sixth and eighth, respectively.

In his 18th season, Jaguars coach Skip Fite returns nine starters and nine pitchers from last year's 28-24 squad.

Of the 33 players on the Pacers (30-25) roster, all but seven players are freshman or junior college transfers.

Five PBC teams are nationally ranked in the top 20.

Augusta States will open its season at home in non-conference play against Carson-Newman, Feb. 1 at noon. USC Aiken will participate in the Peach Belt Conference Challenge in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 1-3.

Boxing

Boxing club to hold sparring session

Members of the youth beginner's class at the Augusta Boxing Club will have their monthly sparring session at the 1929 Walton Way boxing club, today at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited at no charge. Call (706) 733-7533 for more information.

Fencing

Augusta fencers sweep tournament

Kevin Matthews of Augusta won the open Epee event, earning his C-02 national rating, in the Geoff Elder tournament in Statesboro, Ga., over the weekend.

Augusta Fencers Club members swept the sabre, with Brian Barnes winning the gold, Matthews the silver and Joey Miklos the bronze.