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High School Football


Prep statistics due by noon Wednesday


The Augusta Chronicle intends to publish weekly statistical leaders compiled from the area's 48 high school football teams.


Coaches are asked to submit statistics each week by fax to (706) 823-3408 or by e-mail to jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.


Leaders in kicking totals, interceptions, passing yards, punting average, rushing yards, receiving yards, sacks, tackles, tackles for loss and total touchdowns will be tracked.


The statistics are due by noon Wednesday. Player of the week nominations will also be accepted until that time.
Contact staff writer Jeff Sentell at (706) 823-3425 with any questions.

Golf


Junior golfers claim titles at local event


Several golfers in the area captured titles at the Goshen Plantation Junior Classic at Goshen Plantation Golf Course over the weekend.


Evans' Cody Shafer (boys 14-15), Martinez' Emmanuel Kountakis (boys 12-13) and Augusta's Ashlan Ramsey (girls 12-14) came in first in their respective divisions at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event.


In the boys 16-18 division, winner Patrick Kerney, of Acworth, Ga., shots 74 in Sunday's final round to finish with a total score of 141, a stroke ahead of John Stembridge, of Norcross, Ga., and Drew Aimone, of Savannah, Ga.


North Augusta's Lance Johnson and Augusta's Lee Knox tied for fourth, six strokes back.

Tennis


Roddick sends U.S. into Davis Cup final


In Goteborg, Sweden, behind a roaring serve, Andy Roddick defeated Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in a clinching victory over Sweden that carried the United States into the Davis Cup final.


The U.S. will play defending champion Russia for the title


Nov. 30-Dec. 3, with the Americans hosting the final for the first time since 1992. Russia defeated Germany 3-2 in the other semi-final in Moscow.


Roddick didn't drop serve in two singles matches, winning both in straight sets as the Americans ended a three-match losing streak against the Swedes dating to 1984.
After Roddick reeled off 16 aces to leave the U.S. ahead 3-1 in the best-of-five series, James Blake beat Simon Aspelin 6-1, 6-3 in a shortened finale to make the score 4-1.


- In Beijing, Hungarian teenager Agnes Szavay rallied to defeat world No. 3 Jelena Jankovic 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-2 in the China Open final



- In Portoroz, Slovenia, top-seeded Tatiana Golovin beat Katarina Srebotnik 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Slovenia Open for her second WTA title.

Soccer


Win over Australia puts Brazil in semis


In Tianjin, China, Cristiane scored in the 75th minute to give Brazil a 3-2 win over Australia and its first berth in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.


Cristiane swiveled into a right-foot shot - off passes from Marta and Daniela - that rocketed into the top right corner of the net for her fourth goal in this World Cup.
Formiga and Marta also scored to set up Brazil for a semifinal with the United States in Hangzhou on Thursday. In the other semifinal, defending champion Germany will play Norway. Norway defeated China on Sunday 1-0 in Wuhan.

Cycling


Russian gets second Spanish Vuelta win


In Madrid, Spain, Russian cyclist Denis Menchov won the Spanish Vuelta for the second time in three years , beating Carlos Sastre of Team CSC by 3 minutes, 31 seconds after 21 stages.


Daniele Bennati finished the relatively flat, sprinter-friendly 64.7-mile final stage in 2:37:27, edging Alessandro Petacchi of Italy as both cyclists surged to the finish side-by-side. It was Bennati's third stage win.


Menchov, a Rabobank rider who led since the ninth leg of the cycling's third most important race behind the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, finished in 80:59:07.


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