LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: GSW set to induct two into HOF tonight; Worth softball locks up No. 1 playoff seed

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

AMERICUS -- The Georgia Southwestern State University athletics department will induct two of its former student-athletes in the 2010 Class of the GSW Hurricane Hall of Fame this evening. David W. Justice (football, 1984-87) and Richard W. Ross (baseball, 1965-69) will be officially inducted at a special ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. in the Storm Dome on the GSW campus.

Justice was a decorated former kicker for the GSW football program, which played NAIA and was disbanded in 1988. He was named an All-American three times.

Ross is a former slugger for GSW who was one of the first four lettermen the program ever had. He went on to sign with the Minnesota Twins.

Individual tickets to the banquet are $15 apiece. A table of eight may be reserved for $150. Call the GSW Athletics offices at (229) 931-2222 for more information.


PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Worth County locks up No. 1 seed

CAIRO -- Worth ended a perfect Region 1-AAA season with a 14-1 romp against Cairo on Thursday, which gives the Lady Rams the top seed and the host site for the Region 1-AAA tournament next week.

Lauren Potts went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs and also pitched to earn the win, giving up one hit and striking out four in the four-run inning game.

Morgan Bell went 2-for-3, scored three times and drove in three runs, and Kelly Weaver went 2-for-2 with a homer. Haley Ellis went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Worth is now 23-2 for the season and ends the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record in the region.



The Lady Wildcats ended their regular season on a high note thanks to a big RBI double by Morgan Singleton, while the Lady Knights' season of struggles officially came to an end Thursday.

Although, DWS coach Meredith Gruhl said she thinks just staying close with Westwood was a high note for the Lady Knights.

"We're so young and we had a tough season and we lost (one of our best players) Lauren (Fulford) when she got hurt, so I'm proud to see us fight to the end," Gruhl said. "We didn't qualify for the playoffs, but I think this was a positive way to end, even though we lost."

One of the highlights for DWS came from Sabrina Curry, who hit her second homer of the year and finished 4-for-4 with two doubles. Emily Espy was 2-for-4.