Seven student-athletes from Bibb County received college scholarships from the Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia at a ceremony in April.
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame hosted the event, during which the honorees received $1,000 scholarships.
The honorees: Mya Carter, Westside; Shasheen Kher, Central; Kory Rousey, Rutland; Kenterious Goolsby, Southwest; Anthony Barnett, Northeast; Kamare Ways, Northeast; and Janel Moore, Howard.
The scholarship was established in 2005 by the Lucas family in memory of Al Lucas, a Northeast graduate who had died making a tackle during an Arena Football League game while playing for the Los Angeles Avengers.
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The scholarship is open to Bibb County public high school students.
Georgia College pair named All-American
Perry's Cal Gentry and Georgia College baseball teammate Brandon Benson were named this week to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division II All-America team.
Benson made the first team and Gentry the third team.
Benson hit .395 with 22 homers, 79 RBI and 74 runs as part of a consensus All-America season. He was the Southeast Region and Peach Belt Conference player of the year who ended his Bobcats career on a 17-game hitting streak.
Gentry started at third base all season as a true freshman and led the conference with a .441 average, along with 42 RBI and 59 runs.
Georgia College finished 39-15, reaching the NCAA Division II tournament.
Mercer finishes in middle of SoCon race
ETSU's men and Furman's women finished atop the Southern Conference all-sports races.
The Bucs had a percentage of .925 and Paladins .906.
Mercer's men are fourth at .629 percent and the women are sixth in the 10-team race with a .607 percentage.
Scoring is conducted on a percentage basis, with only the top seven sports for each school counting toward its season total. Each sport is worth 10 points, and scoring is based on the number of teams in a particular sport.
Good week for Georgia College tennis
The Georgia College men's and women's tennis teams earned the Peach Belt Conference's spring sportsmanship awards.
The women shared the honor with Francis Marion.
And both teams finished the year ranked sixth in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Southeast Region rankings.
The men finished 11-2 and the women 12-11.
Georgia Tech announces early kickoff times
In addition to the season opener against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, two other early Georgia Tech games are set with times and TV.
The Yellow Jackets and Volunteers will play on Sept. 4 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 8 p.m.
Georgia Tech hosts Jacksonville State five days later at 12:30 p.m. on Regional Sports Network (mostly Fox regional networks) and then visits Central Florida at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 on ESPNews.
The ACC also announced the game at Miami on Oct. 12 is an 8 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.