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Man from Augusta wins Beat the Pros

James McCrae Jr. , of Augusta, is the winner of the Beat the Pros contest for Week 6.

McCrae was the only person who correctly picked all 10 high school football games, which beat the best effort by our pros (9-1).

McCrae will receive a Beat the Pros T-shirt.


Lady Jaguars post fifth win in a row

Augusta State beat UNC Pembroke 25-20, 26-24, 25-15 in a Peach Belt Conference volleyball match Wednesday night for its fifth consecutive win.

Jessica Howard had a match-high 20 kills for the Lady Jaguars (13-8, 4-4 PBC). Lindsey Weider recorded a team-high 18 digs. Ashley Zappitell had a match-high 44 assists.

- In Pembroke, N.C., the USC Aiken men's and women's soccer teams dropped Peach Belt Conference matches to UNC Pembroke, the men losing 7-1 and the women falling 2-1.

Troy Watson scored the lone goal for the USC Aiken men (4-6-1, 1-2 PBC) in the 79th minute.

Jennifer Goodwin had the only goal for the USC Aiken women (2-8, 0-5) just under seven minutes into the second half.


Gregory on team for biennial match play

Augusta State men's coach Josh Gregory was one of 16 golfers named to the amateur team that will compete in the Billy Peters Cup Matches on Oct. 18-19 at Capital City Club-Crabapple in Woodstock, Ga.

The biennial event is a team match play event pitting amateurs representing the Georgia State Golf Association against a team of professionals from the Georgia Section PGA.


Haydens dominates Trick or Treat event

Two Haydens International Gymnastics Academy teams won team titles and six individuals won all-around titles in the Trick or Treat Meet in Roswell, Ga., last weekend.

The Level 3 team won with 113.800 points, while the Level 4 team won with 113.400 points.

Individual winners were Level 3 team members Alexis Hall , Rachel Smock and Sara Blake Tully , Level 4 team members Jaiyviah Mills and Juliana Van Alstine and Level 5 team member Kristen Duncan .


Ex-big leaguer from Georgia found dead

A sheriff's official in Georgia says former major league pitcher Brian Powell, who played collegiately at the University of Georgia, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 35.

Capt. Liz Crowley , of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, said Powell died Monday at a hospital in Tallahassee, Fla. Powell was from Bainbridge, Ga.

Powell was 7-18 with a 5.94 ERA in 59 games for Detroit, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia. He last pitched in the majors with the Phillies in 2004.


Injury may sideline Iverson for 3 weeks

Memphis Grizzlies guard Allen Iverson could miss three weeks after an MRI revealed a partial tear in his left hamstring.

If the timetable is correct, Iverson would miss all of preseason, and his status for the season opener at home against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 28 would be in jeopardy.


Coyotes shut out listless Penguins

In Pittsburgh, Petr Prucha was knocked off his skates in front of the net but still pushed the puck into the net while sitting on a Penguins player's back in the second period, and the Phoenix Coyotes took advantage of nine power plays to beat Pittsburgh 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves against the flat Penguins.


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