Originally created 06/12/04


College Golf

Augusta sophomore leads GMC to title

In Chautauqua, N.Y., an Augustan led Georgia Military College to victory in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Championship.

Sophomore Brendan O'Connell was the individual winner by four shots, and the Milledgeville, Ga., college took the team title by 14 shots.

O'Connell, who attends Georgia Military College's Augusta campus, closed with 4-over-par 76 at Chautauqua Institution Golf Club. He opened with rounds of 72-69-74 for 291. Scott Harris Jr. of Monroe Community College came in second after 72-80-73-70-295.

It was the second individual title of the spring for O'Connell, who won the Regions Cup's City of Augusta Match Play Championship in May.

Georgia Military College entered the final round with a 10-shot lead, then closed with 317 to beat out Madison Area Technical College.

In addition to O'Connell, Anthony Scott shot 78 to finish 14th individually, Kyle Dickey had 81 to tie for 22nd and Ballard Shearer had 82 to tie for 26th place. Andy Keel's final-round 87 was the non-counting score.

Minor league baseball

Moss is selected for All-Star Game

Augusta GreenJackets right-fielder Brandon Moss has been named to the 45th Annual SAL All-Star Game, which will be held June 29 at Joseph P. Riley Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Game time will be 7:35 p.m.

In the South Atlantic League, Moss is second in hitting with a .361 average. He is first in the league with 82 hits, and is ranked in the top 10 with a .537 slugging percentage and 54 RBI.

College Basketball

Cincinnati coach charged with DUI

In Fairfax, Ohio, Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins was arrested on a drunken driving charge after he visited recruits this week.

Huggins had slurred speech and there was vomit on the driver's door when he was stopped, the police report said.

He was arrested after he failed a sobriety test, police said. His wife came to the pick him up from the police station.

Huggins was scheduled to appear Friday evening in court in Fairfax. Police Chief Rick Patterson said it was Huggins' first offense. He could be fined and sentenced to three days in jail.

Along with slurred speech, Huggins had red, watery eyes, the report said.

Officers said he "staggered" out of the car and couldn't keep his balance during the sobriety test.

Asked to recite the alphabet from the letter "E" through "P," Huggins said, "E, F, G, H, I, K, L, N, Z," according to the police report. Asked to count backward from 67 to 54, he counted from 62 to 52, the report said.

Officers tried to give a breath analyzer test, but Huggins couldn't complete it, the report said.


Botham to receive volunteer award

After working with Augusta Boxing Club the past 15 years, Bill Botham is being rewarded for his service.

Botham will receive the National Police Athletic League 2003 Volunteer Man of the Year award in St. Louis. This past year, Botham and Comcast facilitated a full renovation complete with a new computer lab and free Internet access.

"We at the recreation department are extremely proud of Bill's continuous unselfish commitment to our youth," Augusta Recreation and Parks director Tom Beck said.

Horse racing

Limestone favored today in Ohio Derby

Limehouse, of Aiken's Dogwood Stable, is a 5-2 favorite for today's Ohio Derby at Thistledown.

The 3-year-old colt, who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby in his last start, will break from the third post with Jose Santos in the saddle.

The Ohio Derby is a $350,000 Grade 2 race with a field of nine. The distance is 1e of a mile.


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