Jags to play some games at Olmstead
Augusta State and the South Atlantic League's Augusta Green¤Jackets have entered into an agreement where a portion of the Jaguars' 2005 home games will be played at the GreenJackets' Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Augusta State, which is ranked 14th in Collegiate Baseball's preseason NCAA Division II poll, will play eight times at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Three of those dates will be doubleheaders, meaning 11 of the Jaguars 33 home games will be at Lake Olmstead.
The balance of the home games will be at Jaguar Field, including the season opener at 2 p.m. Feb 4 against Carson-Newman.
The first game at Lake Olm¤stead Stadium will be at
2 p.m., on Feb. 23 against Paine College.
Paine College earns split with Benedict
In Columbia, the Paine Col¤lege women ran their Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Confer¤ ence record to 11-1 with a 73-69 victory over Benedict College.
Paine, 11-6 overall, was led by Kisha Lucette with 18 points and Melissa Andrews with 14.
The Lady Lions won the game at the free-throw line, where they hit 22 of 28 shots. Benedict (15-5, 9-3 SIAC) was eight of 11 at the line.
In the men's game, a cold-shooting night from the field dropped the Lions below the.500 mark after a 72-59 loss.
The Lions hit just 37 percent of their shots (25 of 67) while Benedict hit 52 percent (28 of 53).
Paine trailed 42-24 at halftime.
Daniel Lomax, Chris Jackson and Maurice Campbell led the Lions with 11 points each.
The loss drops Paine to 8-9 overall and 7-6 in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Confer¤ence play. Benedict is 12-7 and 8-5.
Sarich, Lynx end Everblades streak
In Estero, Fla., the Augusta Lynx scored three first-period goals and held on to beat the Florida 4-2, ending the Everblades winning streak at three games.
Rod Sarich scored the first two goals for Augusta, the second one coming at 17:58. Thirty-four seconds later, Colt King beat goalie Terry Dunbar to make it 3-0.
The Everblades pulled to within 3-2 with two quick second period goals, but the Lynx sealed the victory with an open net goal by Jamie Johnson with eight seconds left in the game.
The teams meet again Friday and Saturday at Augusta-Rich¤mond County Civic Center.
The team, to be called the Roadrunners, will be owned by Suns Legacy Partners, LLC, and will play at America West Arena.
Claude Lemieux, who played in the NHL for 20 years and was a member of four Stanley Cup-wining teams, will be the president of the Roadrunners.
Signing Day list is being prepared
The Augusta Chronicle intends to run a list of football players who are choosing a college program today on National Sign¤ing Day. Coaches and parents of prospective players are encouraged to e-mail the sports department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other categories where leaders will be tracked will be: field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point field goal percentage.
We are also asking each team to submit its overall and region records.
The weekly statistics will run each Friday. Statistics can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or emailed to Jeff Sentell at email@example.com. Please call (706) 823-3425 with questions.