Originally created 05/11/04

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College Golf

Augusta State set for East Regional

No. 14-ranked Augusta State will head to the East Regional in hopes of qualifying for its sixth straight NCAA Tournament.

The Jaguars join 26 other teams at Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Conn., from May 20-22 for the three-round event. The top three teams in the current Sagarin Index - Florida, Clemson and Georgia - lead the field, along with Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

High School Soccer

School offering bus trip for local fans

The Lakeside girls will take on South Forsyth in the Class AAAA state semifinals at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The school is offering a bus trip for fans who want to make the trip. For more information call 863-0027.

College Softball

Three Lady Pacers get All-Region nod

Three USC Aiken players have been named to the South Atlantic Region Softball All-Region Second Team.

Jayme Durand, Jami Cornwell and Jennifer Scott all received the honor from the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Durand led the team with a school-record 17 doubles and was third on the team with a .324 batting average. The sophomore catcher was the only Pacer to play in all 60 regular season games.

Cornwell, a junior, led the team with a .350 batting average and 38 RBI. The shortstop is first in the Peach Belt Conference in fielding assists with 170.

Scott broke the single season school record for home runs with 12 and currently ranks second in the PBC. The senior first basemen/designated player also has 32 RBI on the season.

Tennis

Peterson, U.S. team take sixth in Turkey

The U.S. men's 35 Italia Cup team, featuring Augusta native Pete Peterson, fell to the Netherlands on Saturday, 3-0, in Antalya, Turkey, for sixth place in the competition.

Peterson, playing at No. 2 singles, fell to Bart Theelen, 6-3, 6-0. In the first round of play, Peterson combined with Scott Shogreen to beat Russia's doubles team, 6-0, 6-0. The U.S. team beat Russia 3-0 and in the second round beat Slovenia 3-0. Peterson combined with Hunter Gallaway beat Slovenia's doubles team, 6-2, 6-2.

Against Great Britain in the quarterfinals, the U.S. team lost 2-1. Peterson and Shogreen fell 7-5, 6-2 in doubles to Great Britain.

  • In Hamburg, Germany, defending champion Guillermo Coria came back to beat qualifier Nicolas Almagro, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, on Monday in the first round of the Hamburg Masters, his 27th straight win on clay.
  • In New York, two-time NCAA singles champion Matias Boeker beat Todd Widom 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the USTA Forest Hills Men's Clay Court Classic.
  • Boeker turned pro after winning his second NCAA title for Georgia two years ago.

  • In Rome, Maria Sharapova beat Tatiana Perebiynis 6-4, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Italian Open.
  • No. 1-seeded Serena Williams and the other top eight players received byes into the second round.

    Football

    Thomas arrested on drug possession

    In Fairhope, Ala., former NFL star Thurman Thomas was arrested and charged with marijuana possession, police said.

    Thomas, in town to play in a charity golf tournament, was arrested at a hotel early Saturday. He had one partially smoked marijuana cigarette in his possession, Fairhope police spokesman Cpl. Craig Sawyer said.

  • In Amelia Island, Fla., the Atlantic Coast Conference has requested proposals from nine cities to host its football championship game, which begins in 2005.
  • Jacksonville, Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando, are considered among the top candidates. Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore and East Rutherford, N.J., also are being considered.