Originally created 05/28/03

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Auto racing

Nadeau moved to rehab center

Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau was released from a hospital in Richmond, Va., and moved to a rehabilitation center, a month after crashing during practice at Richmond International Raceway.

Nadeau left the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center on Monday and was moved to the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation in Charlotte, N.C. Doctors said Nadeau was improving daily and "on an excellent recovery path," according to a news release Tuesday.

Football

Ex-running back Bill Paschal dies

Bill Paschal, who led the NFL in rushing in 1943 and 1944 with the New York Giants, died of congestive heart failure at age 81.

Paschal died Sunday at his home in Marietta, Ga., according to the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home.

Paschal became the first player to win back-to-back rushing championships in the NFL, gaining 572 yards in nine games his rookie year and 737 yards in 10 games his second year. He played through the 1948 season and had 2,430 yards for his career.

He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.

G.A.M.E.S. Awards

Local athletes receive honors

The Greater Augusta Sports Council announced the first trimester winners of the 2003 Greater Augusta Medal for Excellence in Sports Awards on Tuesday.

The winners were Hannah Batrous of Briarwood Academy, all-around female athlete; Jordan Belcher, Augusta Christian, all-around male athlete; Fred Hall Jr., Richmond Academy, amateur star; Rebekah Madebach, Augusta Christian, outstanding female athlete; Justin Otis, Lakeside, outstanding male athlete; and Sarah Jackson, Aquinas, rising star.

The athletes are now finalists for the awards that will be presented at the 2004 Greater Augusta Sports Awards Gala.

College baseball

Pacers outfielder on All-America team

USC Aiken outfielder Ashley Farr has been named to the Rawlings/ABCA All-America first team.

The junior from West Columbia, S.C., hit .483 on 100 hits with 64 RBI. He was one of 42 Division II players named to the team.

Earlier this month, Farr was named the NCAA South Atlantic Region Player of the Year and the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year.

College golf

USC Aiken golfers earn recognition

USC Aiken's Scott Usher, the runner-up in the NCAA Division II Tournament, has been named a first-team All-America selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Usher led the Pacers to an eighth-place finish in the national tournament last week at Sunriver, Ore.

Aaron Black was selected to the third team, and Dane Burkhart was named to the all-freshman team.

Volleyball

Recreation league begins play Sunday

Augusta Juniors will sponsor recreational volleyball at 1 p.m. Sundays at the Family Y on Wheeler Road from Sunday to Aug. 3.

Rising seventh graders through just graduated 12th graders are invited to participate. Cost is $15 for full members of the Family Y; $20 for bronze members and $30 for non-members.

For information, call Elaine Cupp at (803) 279-2215 or e-mail augustajuniors@yahoo.com.

Wrestling

Augustans place at regional meet

Jonathan Borawski and Scott Tavarez of the Matmaster Wrestling team of Augusta placed in the top 10 at a regional meet in Greenville, S.C., over the weekend.

Borawski placed fourth in freestyle and Greco-Roman events, while Tavarez finished sixth in Greco-Roman.



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