Still on the gridiron
Four Augusta Christian Lions - senior quarterback Lee Banks, senior tailback Dillon Quick, and senior linemen Robert Clifton and Frank Morris - still haven't finished their football season.
The four standouts will represent South Carolina in the Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. The game is the first all-star game between South Carolina and North Carolina independent schools.
On the mat
Lakeside and Greenbrier wrestling began this weekend with Greenbrier on the road at Burke County this past Thursday and at Mauldin, S.C., on Saturday. Lakeside's season began as host of the annual Black Cat Tournament on Saturday.
Augusta Prep coach leaving
Augusta Prep's athletic program will suffer a huge loss in January when boys soccer coach Doug Williamson leaves to pursue a job in Bel Air, Md. Williamson will become the director of coaching for the Greater Hartford Soccer Park. In his five seasons at Augusta Prep, Williamson led the boys and girls soccer programs to a 102-53-9 record and won his 300th career game as a coach. The Cavaliers won a school record 12 straight games this season to finish 16-4 and earn a GISA Region 4-AAA Co-Championship.
Two tennis players sign scholarships
Two Columbia County tennis players took their games to the next level last week. Jordan Walters, a Lakeside senior, signed with Furman University while Chris Motes, a senior at Augusta Christian, signed with the University of Georgia. Both tennis players will complete their senior seasons in the spring.
Ace in the hole
Will Brown, golf professional at Jones Creek Golf Club, reported that Jerry Wilcher made a hole-in-one Nov. 11 on hole No. 12 at Jones Creek using a 7-iron from about 150 yards from the pin. His playing partners were Julius McAnally and Tom Bonner.
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