Originally created 09/19/06


High School Football

Statistics needed from area coaches

Weekly statistics for From The Huddle are needed from the area's high school coaches. Coaches are asked to either fax their information to (706) 823-3408 or e-mail them to jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

Area leaders in kicking, interceptions, passing, punting, rushing, receiving, sacks and tackles will be tracked.

These individual player statistics are due by noon Wednesday. There will be no exceptions. Please call staff writer Jeff Sentell at (706) 823-3425 with any questions.


Aiken youth squad wins at tournament

The Aiken Terminators 12-and-under baseball team won the USSSA Fall Kickoff NIT in Lexington, S.C.

The team finished the round robin tournament, held Sept. 9-10, with a 3-1 record. The team's next competition is the USSSA A-Town Throw Down in Aiken from Sept. 30-Oct. 1.


USC Aiken athlete is honored again

For the second week in a row, USC Aiken's Cheryl Barcas has been selected the Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Specialist of the Week.

Barcas averaged 12.67 assists and 3.00 digs per game in leading the Lady Pacers to a 2-0 mark last week, including a 3-0 victory over Armstrong Atlantic State in the team's conference opener.

College Basketball

3 Duquesne players remain in hospital

In Pittsburgh, three of the five Duquesne University basketball players shot outside a dormitory Sunday remained hospitalized.

Junior-college transfer forward Sam Ashaolu, 23, of Toronto, a cousin of former Houston Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon, was in critical condition after a bullet shattered and separated into three sections of his head.

Stuard Baldonado, 21, was in serious but improving condition with left arm and back injuries.

Junior guard Kojo Mensah, 21, of New York City, who was shot in the arm and shoulder, was kept in the hospital for another night to receive injections of antibiotics.

In interviews Monday with The Associated Press, several players said the shootings apparently resulted from an act of jealousy by a nonstudent unhappy that the girlfriend he accompanied to a dance talked with a player or players for the Dukes.

Auto Racing

NASCAR, team slam report on cheating

NASCAR and team owner Richard Childress dismissed as "sheer fantasy" a TV report that said race winner Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton had a performance advantage at New Hampshire International Speedway.

A Speed TV report Sunday said NASCAR inspectors had discovered that RCR teams manipulated the rims on their Chevrolets to act as "bleeder valves" that slowly released air pressure in tires after the race.

The practice is not technically illegal and falls into a gray area of the rulebook.

"Those cars were completely legal, there was nothing wrong with either of them and the report stating otherwise is sheer fantasy and sensationalism journalism," NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter said.


Hingis takes quick victory in Calcutta

In Calcutta, India, top-seeded Martina Hingis cruised past Melinda Czink 6-1, 6-2 at the Sunfeast Open, needing only 44 minutes to dispatch the 71st-ranked Czink.

- In Portoroz, Slovenia, Iveta Benesova upset third-seeded Sybille Bammer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Slovenia Open.

- In Beijing, Jelena Jankovic defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the China Open. Jankovic, who reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open, is ranked No. 17.


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