The Piedmont College volleyball team recently competed in the NCAA Division-III tournament at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
The Lady Lions (28-4) earned the spot in the national tournament by winning the Great South Athletic Conference title. The Lady Lions knocked off Maryville College 3-1 in the tournament final to claim the league title and the NCAA bid. Sarah Lane, a 2004 Johnson High graduate, was named the tournament's most valuable player.
Brenau basketball coach Gary Bays expects an improved Lady Tiger team to be more competitive in the Southern States Atlantic Conference this season. After two convincing wins in scrimmage games, the team travels to Sumter, S.C. today for the season opener against Morris College. According to Bays, the return of four starters from last year's 10-20 squad will lead to a more experienced team that should be in better position to win close games.
Lake Lanier is down 16.4 feet and is clear and 63 degrees.
There are lots of humps, rock piles, tree stumps and long points exposed lake wide with the lake down over 14 feet. Be careful running the lake. All the lakes ramps will go out of the water at 20 feet below full pool.
November 13, 2007|
By Ken Sturdivant
For The Times
The Piedmont College volleyball team claimed the 2007 Great South Athletic Conference Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Division-III National Tournament with a 3-1 (30-25, 30-23, 22-30, 30-28) win against top-seeded and five-time champion Maryville College on Saturday in Lagrange.
Brenau University softball coach Devon Thomas has landed an early recruit for next season, signing Jessie Bryant from Trion High School. Bryant is a two-time All Region, All Area and All State performer.
Race winner Jimmie Johnson, who grew up in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego, donated his race winnings to the American Red Cross' relief efforts for the California wildfires. Johnson's hometown has been in the epicenter of the fires.
NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne (center, next to the car) visited Lanier National Speedway on Saturday while in town on a special promotion for Vitamin Water, one of his associate sponsors. Kahne took 30 fans around the track for three laps each while visting. The track was closed to the public for Kahne's visit.