Originally created 11/06/02



Four area players named to squads

Four area players were named to the South Carolina North-South All Star Game on Tuesday.

North Augusta center Lance Watkins was selected for the North team. The South squad has Allendale-Fairfax defensive back Darrell Doe, Silver Bluff offensive lineman Brandon Heath and Wagener-Salley wide receiver Rontreal Tyler.

Also, one of the top quarterbacks in the state will get a chance to shine in at least one postseason game.

A day after he was left off the Shrine Bowl team, Marlboro County's Syvelle Newton was named to the North squad.

The North will be coached by Clover's Marty Woolbright and the South will be coached by Reed Charpia of James Island.

Along with Newton, Shrine Bowl coach Jim Ringer, also coach at Rock Hill, upset other coaches by leaving out another of the state's biggest prospects, Lexington running back Demetris Summers.

Lexington coach Jimmy Satterfield said he did not nominate Summers for the North-South All-Star game because the senior will be busy preparing for the SAT the week of the game.

Summers is listed as the No. 2 high school football player in the nation by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report, and Newton is ranked No. 22 overall and the No. 5 quarterback.

The North-South game is set for Dec. 14 in Myrtle Beach.


USC Aiken's Long gets weekly honor

USC Aiken's Amy Long was named Peach Belt Conference player of the week.

Long, from Redlands, Calif., registered a career-high 21 kills last week in the Lady Pacers come-from-behind victory over USC Spartanburg. In USC Aiken's previous win over Augusta State, Long barely missed a triple-double with 18 kills, 10 block and 7 digs.

USC Aiken moved to 6-6 in the conference and will play host to Presbyterian College 7 p.m. today.


Braves tab Kelly for Richmond job

Pat Kelly will manage the AAA Richmond Braves next season, the Atlanta Braves said Tuesday.

Kelly was a special assignment scout for the Toronto Blue Jays before accepting the job managing the Braves' International League club.

Kelly has 16 years experience as a minor league manager, including seven years at the AAA level with the Toronto, Montreal and San Diego organizations.

He was a minor league catcher from 1973 to 1983, and appeared in three major league games for Toronto in 1980.

Horse racing

Third person under scrutiny in probe

A third person is being in-vestigated as part of a probe into a suspicious Breeders' Cup bet worth $3 million, the Thoroughbred Times reported Tuesday.

Don Groth, president of the Catskill Region Off-Track Bet-ting Corporation, turned over the name to authorities, the in-dustry publication reported on its Web site. The person was not identified.

Already being investigated are Derrick Davis, who hopes to claim the $3 million, and Chris Harn, a software engi-neer fired last week by Autotote, the company that processes wagers for Catskill OTB.

Davis and the third person are Harn's friends, Groth said.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a bettor hacked into computers processing the bets and was able to change the bets after the start of the Breeders' Cup at Arlington Park in Illinois on Oct. 26.

Davis, a computer service business owner from Baltimore, had the only winning Ultra Pick Six ticket. The $12 ticket - the equivalent of six $2 winning tickets each worth $428,392 - also produced 108 consolation tickets, each worth $4,606.20 for five of six winners.


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