Originally created 03/02/05


High Schools

Call goes out for spring schedules

Area high schools are requested to send their spring sports schedules to The Augusta Chronicle.

The schedules can be mailed to The Augusta Chronicle, Sports Department, 725 Broad St., Augusta, Ga., 30901 or faxed to (706) 823-3408.


Practice starts for Bassmaster today

Practice begins today for the the Citgo/ESPN Bassmaster Tour and Outdoor Expo at Wildwood Park at Thurmond Lake.

Elimination rounds are Thurs¤day and Friday, with weigh-ins at 3 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday and the finals Sunday.

The Outdoor Expo begins at noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free, but parking is $2. The fishermen are vying for a purse of $618,000, with $100,000 going to the winner.


Nicklaus' grandson dies in tub accident

In North Palm Beach, Fla., the 17-month-old grandson of six-time Masters Tournament champion Jack Nicklaus died Tuesday after falling into a hot tub where he had been playing earlier, officials said.

Jake Walter Nicklaus was pronounced dead at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center at about 6:30 p.m., said Palm Beach County sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller.

The son of Steve Nicklaus, the toddler had been playing in the hot tub with his 4-year-old brother and their nanny, Miller said. The three left the pool area and went into the house, but Jake slipped away and went back through a sliding door to the hot tub, Miller said.

The nanny quickly realized he was missing and discovered him in the water, Miller said. She performed CPR until fire-rescue workers arrived. The boy was breathing at the time, he said.

He was brought to the hospital and died about an hour and a half after rescuers were called, Miller said.

According to the preliminary investigation, the death appeared to be accidental and there was no reason to suspect foul play, Miller said. An autopsy was planned to confirm the cause of death.

He said there was a child barrier around the entire pool area.

Steve has collaborated with his father on several golf course designs.

  • A local Re/Max Long-Driving Qualifier will be held Saturday and Sunday at Augusta's Wedges and Woods driving range at 3731 Wrightsboro Road.
  • The winners in the Long Driving Association of America-sanctioned event will advance to the regional qualifier.

    There are three qualifying sessions: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday;

    1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

    There will be one winner in each division of each session, who will advance to the regional qualifier. There are two junior divisions (14-under, 15-18) along with a regular division (19-44), senior division (45-54), super senior (55-over) and women's (no age limit).

    The cost is $30 for six balls for the regular and senior division and $20 for six balls in the other divisions. Golfers can enter as many times as they wish.

    College Football

    Summers dismissed from Gamecocks

    South Carolina's leading rusher Demetris Summers has been dismissed from the team for violating athletics department policy, the university said Tuesday.

    "There are certain policies and rules that our student-athletes must follow and unfortunately, Demetris chose to violate those," coach Steve Spurrier said in a statement. "That's where we are with this and we'll move on from here."

    Summers rushed for 1,125 yards and four touchdowns over the past two seasons, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. The sophomore also had 23 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

    Summers, a highly touted recruit from Lexington (S.C.) High School, holds the state's rushing title with 9,076 yards and holds the record for most touchdowns with 127.overtime


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