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Local college scoreboard: Feb. 8
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The University of North Georgia baseball team opened its home slate Friday evening with a 3-0 loss to King College (Tenn.) at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega.

The Saints (0-4) did not give up a run to the Tornado (3-1) until the seventh inning, but King College then tacked on another two runs in the next inning to go up 3-0.

Corey Rhodes struck out his final batter to record the no-hitter for King College.

Christian Turnipseed had a solid outing on the mound for North Georgia (0-4) with seven innings of work and nine strikeouts compared to just one earned run to accept his first loss of the season (0-1).

North Georgia faces King College again today at 1 p.m. in Dahlonega.

BREVARD COLLEGE 7, YOUNG HARRIS 3: Three Young Harris College errors led to six unearned runs on Friday in Young Harris.

Young Harris (0-1) took a 2-0 lead in the second as Zach Bricknell and Tom Valichka each started the rally with walks.

Mike Medori stroked a two-out RBI single to score Bricknell while Spencer Thomas followed with a run-scoring double.

The Tornados put an unearned run in the third and then added five more on two Young Harris errors an inning later.

Eric Renegar had a two-run single in the fourth while Bennett Hixson had a RBI double in the fifth to take a 7-2 lead off Young Harris starter Justin Cooper (0-1).

The Mountain Lions got their final run in the eighth as Bricknell had a RBI groundout. Young Harris had the bases loaded in the inning but reliever Chad Fisher, who earned his first save, got the final two outs of the inning. Fisher struck out four of the five batters he faced.

Young Harris returns to action against Brevard in a doubleheader at noon today in Young Harris.


Young Harris College began the men’s lacrosse program with a win as the Mountain Lions defeated Point University 23-2 in their first-ever men’s lacrosse match Friday afternoon in Young Harris.

It took all of 79 seconds for Young Harris (1-0) to score its first-ever goal as Jeff Rivait scored off an assists by Ronnie Adams. It was the first of 16 consecutive goals for the Mountain Lions.

Ryan Ningard led the Mountain Lions with six goals while Reed Wilkinson, Rivait, Chris Campaneria and Andrew Kim each contributed two. Eight others — Adams, Mike Matthews, Matt York, Matt Amell, Joe Appolonia, Tanner Shepardson, Mason McBroom, Marcus Lindquist and Kevin Daly — registered a strike for Young Harris.

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