Evans Update: Evans running back Cheng Ho might be headed to New England to play football in the Ivy League.
Harvard University was in town Jan. 25 to watch Ho and the Knights take on Greenbrier in basketball. The senior said that the Crimson's interest has gone up considerably over the past week or so.
"They might be flying me up for an official visit soon," he said.
Ho, who is in the top five of his graduating class, says he might wait until after Signing Day to decide. Harvard has joined a number of Division I-AA schools to pursue him.
The News Times co-Player of the Year said he will attend Georgia as a preferred walk-on unless he receives an offer from a "good school."
Football in January: Evans coaches have been impressed by the progress of freshman Kevin Millward during spring practice last week.
Millward took most of the snaps with the first team offense and coaches will hope he, Josh McDaniel or fellow freshman Tyler Hooven can replace Brad Freeman, the 2004 News-Times co-Player of the Year.
On the Mend: Greenbrier girls basketball coach Garrett Black nearly had a nervous breakdown last week when he found out point guard Michelle Swiec suffered a possible stress fracture in her foot during a game against Burke County on Jan. 18.
It turned out to be strained ligaments, and Swiec played the next game, a 52-44 win over Effingham County, leading the team in scoring with 18 points.
Black rested Swiec against Aquinas the next night. Swiec played less than 10 minutes and scored four points in the 59-32 win. It was the first time this season, a span of 21 games, that Swiec didn't score in double figures.
"It didn't really matter that much," she said. "We won, and coach thought I needed the rest."
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