View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Monday, August 24, 2009

24th August 2009, 07:03 AM
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1. Eagles find a gem in Warner Robins product

[“He’s a great athlete,” Hatcher said of Scott. “The upside is that his talent has not been tapped into yet because he didn’t start playing football until so late. He’s played against some great talent the last two years, and he’s probably the most talented guy on our team from a standpoint of athleticism. His potential is exciting. He’s been a great pickup for us. He’s had a great preseason and has developed high expectations for the future. It’s exciting to know he’s got three years to play for us.”]


2. JUCO transfer brings big talent to GSU secondary

["Athletically, Laron is as good as anyone on the team," said GSU defensive backs coach Keith Hatcher. "The big thing is adjusting from junior college to our level. He's played against excellent competition there, so as far as having the ability to (adjust), it's there. It's just making that transition, getting use to our terminology..."]


3. Georgia teams a work in progress

[In Statesboro, Georgia Southern continues to look for a way to channel Erk Russell. Meanwhile in downtown Atlanta, they are attempting to raise an entire program up from the asphalt.]


4. Larry falls in season finale

[Jordan Johnstun, who plans to turn pro in February, closed out his Regions Cup career with a four-shot victory. He shot 71-68 to beat Presbyterian golfer Lance Johnson (74-69). Johnstun will finish up his degree at Georgia Southern this fall, then turn pro. "I won't try Q-School until fall of 2010, so I'll play the eGolf Tour and the Hooters and maybe try some Monday Nationwide qualifiers," he said.]


5. A look back at NY Giants vs. Chicago Bears

[Starting with some of the good, here's the blow-by-blow of Danny Ware's impressive 34-yard kick return in the first quarter: He ran past diving Bears CB Trumaine McBride and DT Israel Idonije, leaped over LB Kevin Malast, evaded more diving efforts from LB Jamar Williams, S Josh Bullocks and CB Corey Graham, spun off as RB Garrett Wolfe grabbed his right leg, then was finally dragged down by RB Adrian Peterson.]


6. Loss leaves Pioneer quarterback Vena mulling retirement

[First, Vena targeted Irving Campbell on a pass in the third quarter. The rookie receiver caught the pass, but the ball was jarred loose on a hard hit by Sergio Giliam. Stanley Franks caught the rebound and went 48 yards the other way for a touchdown. That was the first of two interception touchdowns in the game for Spokane.]

http://www.timesleader.com/sports/Loss_leaves_Pioneer_quarterback_Vena_mulling_retir ement_08-24-2009.html

7. Sim heading to the PGA Tour

[Blake Adams finished alone in fourth at 15-under-par 269 after closing with a five-under 66.]


8. Déjà Vu – Angels and A’s produce their second Arizona League no-hitter in eight days

[A’s right-hander Chris Mederos had no trouble retiring six straight Angels in the sixth and seventh innings.]


9. Camden Riversharks and Lancaster Barnstormers Split Doubleheader

[With the bases loaded, Lancaster's Ryan Mulhern misplayed a ground ball hit by Chris Walker, allowing Guzman to cross the plate. The next batter was Wayne Lydon, who crushed a bases clearing triple to center field that scored three more runs.]


10. Eugene sweep bid falls short

[As a team, the Ems tallied just four hits the entire evening and didn’t score again until the bottom of the seventh inning when Joey Railey hit a sacrifice fly ball to center that scored catcher Griffin Benedict, who led off the seventh inning with a double, from third.]


24th August 2009, 11:50 AM
'skins won't be pleased about that first one....

Because of his play in fall practices, however, Scott has moved ahead of Wiggins, who started six games last year.