Originally created 10/20/06


Women's Amateur Golf

Virginian captures senior tournament

In Aiken, Shelley Savage of Arlington, Va., won the Women's Eastern Golf Association Senior Championship with a final round 8-over-par 80 at Houndslake Country Club.

Savage, who was tied for the lead after 36 holes with Melissa Sage of Charlotte, N.C., ended up winning by two shots over Sage (82 on Thursday) and Mary Hill (76) of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Savage finished at 14-under 230. She opened with rounds of 74-76.

Of the 16 players in the Championship A flight, seven shot in the 80s in the final round, and the low round was 75.

Aiken's Laurette McAnn finished seventh in the Championship B flight. She shot 84-86-82-252.

In the first flight, Aiken's Bonnie McCormick shot 89-89-80-258 to finish fourth.

North Augusta's Cathy McKie shot 90-87-84-261 to finish third in the second flight.


Pacers' Peach Belt title hopes doused

In Morrow, Ga., nationally-ranked USC Aiken had its Peach Belt Conference hopes dashed in a 2-1 double overtime loss to Clayton State.

The victory moved Clayton State (9-7, 5-1-0) into first place and ended the 25th-ranked Pacers (9-5-2, 3-1-2) championship dreams.

Clayton State's Kevin Crooks scored the game-winner in the 105th minute.

Adam Lambert had the USC Aiken goal, in the 68th minute to tie the match and eventually force the overtime.

It was the third consecutive double overtime match for the Pacers. USC Aiken concludes the regular season Saturday at UNC Pembroke.

- In the women's game, Clayton State also won 2-1, but in regulation.

It halted a four-game winning streak for the Lady Pacers (7-9-2, 4-3-1 Peach Belt).

Jennifer Johnson scored the USC Aiken goal. It came as time expired before the half, giving the Lady Pacers a 1-0 lead.

High School Football

Area players make Shrine Bowl roster

Three area players and a coach have been named to the South Carolina team that will play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C.

They are Silver Bluff offensive lineman Corey Pope, Aiken wide receiver/defensive back Taikwon Paige and Blackville-Hilda kicker Brandon Berry.

Allendale-Fairfax coach Wayne Farmer will be one of the assistant coaches. The South Carolina team will take on North Carolina on Dec. 16.

Women's College Basketball

Paine tabs Palmer as interim coach

Paine women's assistant basketball coach Terence Palmer has been elevated to the position of interim head coach, replacing Selina Kohn.

Kohn led the Lady Lions to a pair of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championships and NCAA Division II Tournament appearances in eight seasons.

Kohn, who had her first child during the summer, will remain on as senior women's administrator and head women's volleyball coach.

Palmer was an undergraduate assistant coach for the 1993-94 Paine men's team that won its first SIAC title and advanced to the second round of the Division II Tournament.

Palmer was a women's assistant coach at Tuskegee for three seasons, before becoming the women's head coach at Lane for two years. He returned to his alma mater in 2002 and has helped Kohn turn the Lady Lions into a perennial conference power.

Men's College Basketball

Jaguars picked fifth in preseaon poll

Augusta State is picked to finish fifth and USC Aiken 10th in Peach Belt Conference preseason poll.

In a poll of league coaches, Clayton State was the choice to win the title with 113 points.


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