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Rowing

Davidson grad nets third national title

Julia Haltermann , a Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate, rowed bow seat to help the Williams College Varsity 8 boat defend its NCAA Division III national title last weekend.

Williams claimed its fourth national title overall. Haltermann, a junior and former member of the Augusta Rowing Club, was a part of the three championship teams. She has been elected co-captain for her senior year.

Baseball

Jackets to play pair vs. Braves tonight

The Augusta GreenJackets' road game against the Rome Braves on Thursday was postponed because of rain.

The contest will be made up today as part of a doubleheader beginning at 6:05 p.m.

- Augusta State's Shannon Wilkerson has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association player of the year. The senior outfielder is a four-time Division II All-America selection by the NCBWA. Wilkerson is the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year.

USC Aiken junior Travis Howard also made the Division II All-America first team as a designated hitter.

Golf

Evans golfer places 4th at junior event

In Ringgold, Ga., Kelby Burton, of Evans, finished in fourth place after shooting 1-under-par 69 in the final round of the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic on Thursday.

Burton, who also had rounds of 66 and 72, finished four shots back of James Monnerville, of Vero Beach, Fla. He and Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale, Ga., won the boys and girls divisions at WindStone Golf Club.

Cody Shafer, of Evans, tied for 28th and William Sigg, of Augusta, tied for 34th.

- The South senior All-Stars, coached by Burke County's Wade Marchman , beat the North 161/2-71/2 to win the second annual North-South Senior All-Star tournament. The teams were selected by the Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association.

Evans' Jacob Tilton won both of his four-ball and singles matches to earn two points, while Thomson's Rebecca Goldman earned 11/2 points at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie, Ga.

College Football

Start times out for 3 Clemson games

The kickoff times for the first three of Clemson's 12 games have been announced.

Clemson will open the season at home against Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. The matchup will have an Internet showing on ESPN 360.

The Tigers' Sept. 10 game at Georgia Tech will be on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Raycom will broadcast their Sept. 19 home game against Boston College at noon.

- Georgia Tech's season opener against Jacksonville State will not be televised and has been set for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Georgia Tech said a webcast of the Sept. 5 game at Bobby Dodd Stadium will be available on espn360.com.

Auto Racing

NASCAR will adopt double-file restarts

NASCAR moved to double-file restarts beginning with this weekend's race at Pocono Raceway.

The first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag drops for each restart. The former restart procedure had lap-down cars on the inside, and the lead-lap cars on the outside for the restarts.

NASCAR recently used the double-file format for its non-points All-Star Race. The format will be adapted for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the future.

The race leader will have the option to restart on the inside or outside lane. The second-place driver would then restart next to the leader.

- Goodyear said it's pleased with its latest tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where faulty tires last summer turned the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard into a series of 10- to 12-lap sprints.


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