Several Columbia County athletes recorded high finishes for the Greater Augusta Swimming team during the Georgia Swimming Southeast Divisional Championships held at Chatham County Aquatic Center in Savannah.
11-12 girls: Katie Croft - second, 50-yard backstroke (32.27); second, 100 backstroke; third, 100 individual medley (1:12.94).
11-12 boys: Matt Russell - third, 100-yard breastroke (1:25.24).
Senior girls: Sarah Gerstein - third, 100-yard freestyle (55.50); third, 500 freestyle (5:41.38).
Senior boys: Ryan Gober (overall high-point scorer for his age group) - third, 200-yard freestyle (1:46.70); second, 500 freestyle (4:45.68); second, 1000 freestyle (9:57.49); third, 100 breaststroke (1:01.85); first, 200 butterfly (1:55.01); third, 200 individual medley (1:59.00); second, 400 individual medley (4:19.17).
Tim Murray - third, 200-yard backstroke (1:58.80).
A National Softball Association Youth Qualifying tournament will be held April 13-14 in Cookeville, Tenn. for the 10U, 12U and 14U age divisions. For more information contact Mark Lovrekovic at 931-528-6711 or 931-260-9115.
NSA Men's A, B, C, D and E, along with Women's C, D and E qualifying tournaments will be held April 19-21 in Chattanooga. Contact Tom or Travis at 423-855-5775.
NSA Black American Men's 10 home run and four home run tournaments are scheduled for April 19-21 in Chattanooga. Contact Kenneth Simpson at 423-821-9997.
NSA Men's C, D, and E, and Co-Ed qualifiers will be played April 20-21 in Cookeville, Tenn. Contact Connie Jennette at 615-445-3618.
The "Fools For Fastpitch" tournament will be held April 26-28 at Camp Jordan in Chattanooga, Tenn. Age groups include 6-Under, 8-U, 10-U, 12-U and 14-U. There is a six-game guarantee for all teams, weather permitting. Cost is $200. Balls are furnished, and teams must have proof of insurance. For more information contact Rick Hart at 423-344-9717 or (fax) 423-326-1021.
A basketball shooting clinic is scheduled for June 7-8 at Augusta Preparatory Day School's Boardman Gymnasium. World-class shooting coach Tom Nordland will conduct the clinic, which is open to boys and girls sixth grade or older. The cost is $50 per player, or $65, which includes the "Swish" shooting video. The Friday and Saturday clinic features four sessions (9 a.m. tp 1 p.m., and 2-6 p.m. each day). Coaches and parents are welcomed to observe. For more information call Augusta Prep coach Kevin Furtado at 863-1906 (work) or 860-6723 (home). Inquiries are also available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Augusta Pride girls AAU program is currently seeking basketball players in the following age divisions: 17-and-under; 16-and-under; 15-and-under; and, 14-and-under. The Pride teams will compete in the Georgia Games, which will be held locally in July. If you are interested in joining a team, or need more information, contact Kevin Furtado at 860-6723 of email@example.com.
The first annual Fastbreak Girls Basketball Camp will be conducted June 24-28 at Augusta Preparatory Day School's Boardman Gymnasium. The camp is for players in grades five through eight (ages nine through 14), and the cost is $150 for the week. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, camp notebook, new basketball and a daily lunch. The camp schedule includes: fundamentals; stretching and ball-handling; league play; contests; films and videotapes; and, awards. For more information or to acquire a registration form, call Augusta Prep coach Kevin Furtado at 863-1906, ext. 374 (work) or 860-6723 (home). Additional information is available at www.augustaprep.org.
Karate classes will be held at Patriots Park Gymnasium on Mondays and Thursdays (5-6 p.m.) and Tuesdays and Wednesdays (6-7 p.m.). Fees are $25 a month for one child, $40 a month for two children and $50 for three. Class instructor is Truett Spivey, a second-degree black belt. You must be a member of the gym in order to participate. For more information contact Truett Spivey at 364-2249.
Starting April 1, Aerobics classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, from 6-7 p.m., at Patriots Park Gymnasium. Each class will consist of a warm-up, then 45 minutes workouts combining floor and step aerobics. The class is for all fitness levels. The cost is $20 a month or $3 per class. Instructors are Ammie Campbell and Sally Dexter. For more information call the gym at 868-3453.
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