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Benedictine football team dominates Southeast Bulloch



Benedictine football team

dominates Southeast Bulloch

BROOKLET — Nick Iannone tossed two touchdowns, and Travis Blackshear ran for two more scores as Class 2A No. 1 Benedictine rolled over Southeast Bulloch 48-7 on Thursday night.

The Cadets started slowly and led just 6-0 after the first quarter but tallied 21 in the second with a pair of touchdown passes from Iannone. Blackshear compiled 114 of the Cadets’ 340 rushing yards.



First quarter

BC — Terrick Smalls 8 run (kick failed)

Second quarter

BC — Travis Blackshear 9 run (Tyler Brands kick)

BC — Blackshear 36 pass from Nick Iannone (Brands kick)

BC — Rico Powers 5 pass from Iannone (Brands)

Third quarter

BC — Blackshear 6 run (Brands)

SEB — Chase Walker 1 run (Jacob Sandlehagen)

BC — Powers 5 run (Brands kick)

Fourth quarter

BC — Jaylen Duncan 1 run (Brands kick)

Records — BC 3-0, SEB 0-3

Kennedy Williams leads

Savannah Christian softball

Savannah Christian softball player Kennedy Williams couldn’t hit for the cycle with only three plate appearances, but she came as close as possible in three at-bats.

Williams had a single, double and home run as host Savannah Christian shut out Treutlen County 9-0 in five innings Thursday. Williams added one run and four RBI.



W—Sierra Lynn (3-3), 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 6 K, 4 BB. L—Love. Leading hitters—SCPS, Kennedy Williams 3-3, 2B, HR (1), 4 RBI, R; Lynn 1-3, 2 R, RBI; Delany Lynn 1-3, 2 R, RBI. Record—SCPS 3-3, 3-0 Region 3-A.

John Paul volleyball squad

outlasts St. Andrew’s 3-1

Emma White and Emily Sims led the St. Andrew’s volleyball squad in a loss to John Paul II.

John Paul II def. St. Andrew’s 25-21, 25-27, 25-21, 25-7

Top players—SAS, Emma White 10 assists, 5 digs; Emily Sims 12 kills, 15 digs; Grace Jackson 4 kills, 3 blocks; Madigan Mourning 10 assists, 6 digs; Emily Shapard 8 kills, 14 digs; Eden Young 15 digs.

Savannah State volleyball

cancels matches in Statesboro

Savannah State University volleyball team has canceled its trip to Statesboro this weekend due to Hurricane Irma.

The Lady Tigers originally were scheduled with a single match Friday against host Georgia Southern at noon and a doubleheader Saturday with Kennesaw State University at 10 a.m. and GS at noon at the GATA Challenge. SSU and GS will host home-and-home matches to be determine later, but will not make up the KSU match.

Savannah State also canceled its trip to Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday against Charleston Southern University at 7 p.m. The makeup date will be determined later.

Savannah State’s football season opener at Appalachian State University is still on schedule for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3 in Boone, N.C.


Lexi Thompson shoots 63 to take LPGA Tour lead in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Lexi Thompson shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Sandra Gal and Kris Tamulis in the LPGA Tour’s inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship.

Thompson had 11 birdies and two bogeys to fall a stroke short of the Brickyard Crossing record set by Mike McCullough in the PGA Tour Champions’ 1999 Comfort Classic.

Gal, like Thompson, started her morning round on the back nine that features four holes inside the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The German hit 12 of 14 fairways in regulation, avoided the bunkers and finished without a bogey.

Tamulis had the best afternoon score with four birdies on each side.

The 54-hole event ends Saturday.

Browns release Pryor after

pre-practice fight with teammate

BEREA, Ohio — Days before taking out their anger in the season opener against the hated Steelers, the Browns fought each other.

Calvin Pryor took the hardest shot.

A former-first round pick by the New York Jets, Pryor was released Thursday by Cleveland shortly after the safety was involved in a fight with wide receiver Ricardo Louis.

Coach Hue Jackson did not provide any details of the skirmish, which took place before practice.

“It was an internal matter,” Jackson said. “We did release the player, and we are moving on. I just made a decision which we thought was best for our football team and we moved on. That is it.”

Jackson didn’t think Louis would also be let go. The second-year receiver had little to say about the altercation.

“Things happen within the family,” he said. “We will keep it within the family, move forward and we will work on winning.”

Pryor came to Cleveland in a trade on June 1 in a deal for linebacker Demario Davis. He was listed as Derrick Kindred’s backup on this week’s depth chart.

Scuffles are not uncommon during practices as tempers can rise on the field, especially during a hot day in training camp.

But with the season opener against Pittsburgh looming, Jackson wasn’t going to tolerate foolish behavior.

Louis got the message.

“All I know is that we are preparing for the Steelers, and I am looking forward to playing them,” he said when pressed on whether the fight could be a distraction.

“That is the only thing that is on my mind right now. We will keep internal matters within the team.”