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5th March 2009, 07:39 AM
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1. Softball Travels to Jacksonville, Fla. to Face North Florida

[The Georgia Southern softball team (7-8) travels to Jacksonville, Fla. Thursday for an afternoon doubleheader at 4 p.m. with the North Florida Ospreys (6-14).]


2. Lady Eagles open with Elon

[“The kids have been working hard the last couple of days,” said Georgia Southern coach Rusty Cram. “We think we’ll be playing somewhere around that 8 p.m. or 8:30 range. We practiced from eight to 10 (on Monday and Tuesday) just to get them ready for that. You just get their bodies used to playing at the end of the day.”]


3. Chapple looking at new targets

[“They’re working hard, and they’re coachable,” said Dugans. “That’s what we want. You have to tell them one time, they’ll put forth the effort and go out and get it done. That’s the sign you want to see, that the guys are willing to go out and get better.”]


4. Men's basketball ranked fifth, kick off tournament against fourth ranked App. State

[“[We] Have to play it (tournament) as the third part of our season. We have to regroup and refocus, and prepare for App. State” said Head Coach Jeff Price.]


5. GSU Ultimate Frisbee undefeated, ranked nationally

[“We played awesome. We’re undefeated, and we are looking forward to Chucktown because we’re gonna have some higher competition,” said Dan Jones, a senior captain on the team and returning fourth year player.]


6. GSU prepares for SoCon tourney

["It's been a real difficult season for us, obviously," GSU coach Jeff Price said. "We need to regroup, refocus and realize it's another opportunity and go into the tournament with a new-season mentality and go into that one game and see what we can get done."]


7. John Mohring Invited To Training Camp

[A linebacker, Mohring (6'1'', 232 lbs) has both AFL and af2 experience, having played for the Orlando Predators, the Alabama Steeldogs, and the Grand Rapids Rampage. He finished fifth in team history with the Georgia Southern Eagles with 302 career tackles. In 2006, he finished third in the Southern Conference with 93 tackles and recorded 14 tackles for losses, two sacks, two interceptions and recovered a fumble. He is 24.]


8. King, Clearwater Play State Semifinal Games Today

[The Cinderella of the 5A final four bracket, the unranked Lions (23-6) are led by 6-foot-7 senior power forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick. The Georgia Southern-bound standout leads King with 14.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.]


9. 5A state basketball: For King, magic runs out too soon

[King's younger players wanted it for Fitzpatrick, the Georgia Southern-bound senior who led them. "I really wanted to do it for this man," said sophomore point guard Chauncey Day (team-high 16 points), pointing to Fitzpatrick.]


10. Gainesville Ends King's Season

[Day led the Lions (23-7) with 16 points while Oliver added 15 points. In his final high school game, Fitzpatrick finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Fitzpatrick ends his career with 2,024 points and will play for Georgia Southern next season. "I don't want to say that you can't win them all, because with this team I thought anything was possible," Fitzpatrick said. "To win 21 games in a row and overcoming the adversity that we faced in the beginning of the season, then to come this far was an amazing feeling, like being on top of the world."]


11. Hurricanes earn title shot

[Hall grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and was instrumental in King’s 6-foot-7 Georgia Southern signee Toarlyn Fitzpatrick fouling out at the 5:03 mark of the fourth quarter with just 10 points, 4.1 less than his average.]


12. ACD aiming for fifth straight championship

["It would be an honor to put my school and the rest of my teammates in a kind of hall of fame, to join just one other school that has ever done this," said Bailey who's committed to play at Georgia Southern next year. "But we haven't got there yet. We've got to stay focused and play our style of basketball. "We can't just show up and think they'll hand the trophy to us. Underdogs have a way of coming out on top, so we've got to guard against that these next two games."]

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5th March 2009, 12:09 PM
I spoke with a friend of mine who is a HS hoops official who has officiated Toarlyn Fitzpatrick a couple of days ago and he said GSU is getting a real good player and was somewhat suprised that he had signed with GSU.

5th March 2009, 04:51 PM
Seems like a great rebounder, but that scoring average has me worried a little.