High School Football
Dunn, Tarver named 7AA players of year
Laney's Robert Dunn has been selected Region 7AA offensive Player of the Year.
Jeremy Hayes, Curtis Sapp and Corvey Irvin also from Laney, won for their play at guard, wide receiver, and defensive end.
Jay Tarver of Westside took home the region's player of the year on defense. Teammates Troy Koone and Derrick Umansky were also chosen as the region's top center and kicker.
Westside's Raetrallias Garnett was honored for his performance at defensive tackle.
Josey's Samuel Williams and Lawrence Marsh received recognition in for their play at linebacker and offensive tackle.
Clyburn receives Atlantic Sun honor
In Atlanta, Georgia State University's April Clyburn, of Augusta, has been named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week.
Clyburn, a 6-2 senior forward/center who starred for Hephzibah High School, averaged team highs of 14.5 points and 14 rebounds for Georgia State (3-0).
This marks the second time in her career that Clyburn has received this honor.
Pacers ink seven early 2006 recruits
In Aiken, five freshmen and two junior college transfers make up the early signees for USC Aiken.
Coach Kenny Thomas announced the addition of Montoya Young, John Sherrer, Justin Fry, Brad Ramsbotham, Jonathan Bolt, Cephus Howard and Brad Matthews to the Pacers.
Montoya and Sherrer make up a standout duo from LaGrange, Ga.
Fry is a right-handed hurler from Cross Creek, who has posted a 20-8 record, with 158 strikeouts in three seasons.
Ramsbotham, who has two brothers already on the Pacers, is a First-Team All-County outfielder from Evans.
Howard and Matthews will join the team as juniors.
Mexico track will be altered for Busch
In Mexico City, the track for NASCAR's first race in Mexico next year will be shortened to allow the Busch Series cars to manage the tough braking on the road course.
A new curve on the main straightaway and a new curve on the second straightaway will cut the track length from 2.786 miles to 2.518 miles for the March 6 race.
The Hermanos Rodriguez course has been used by Formula One, Champ, Trans Am and prototype cars, and requires sharp braking after long, fast straightaways.
The stock cars used by NASCAR "are not prepared for such hard braking," said Ramon Osorio, spokesman for the promoters.
Dogwood's Fond retires from track
Dogwood Stables' Fond has retired from racing because of an injured knee.
Cot Campbell, the stable's president, announced the three-year-old stakes-winning filly will be sold at auction in February.
Fond was a dual stakes winner in New York and totaled three wins and a second place finish in 11 starts.
Two Augusta men lift way to victory
In Columbia, Augusta's Greg Campbell, 37, squatted 805 pounds, bench pressed 620 and deadlifted 660 for a 2,085 first-place total in the 275 pound weight division at the American Powerlifting Federation's South Carolina State Championships.
Campbell is an exercise specialist at Hitchcock Health Solutions in Aiken.
- In Atlanta, Tee "Skinny Man" Meyers deadlifted 700 pounds to win in the 198 pound class at the World Natural Powerlifting Federation's World Record-Breaker's meet.
Campbell, 48, is the owner of Python Gym in Augusta.