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NOTES: New high school Park Crossing to hold cheerleading meeting; Mathews retires from Lanier; AUM announces camps

Staff Report
(May 29, 2013)

Longtime coach Floyd Mathews has announced that he will retire after 28 years at Sidney Lanier High School.

Mathews spent 20 years as the boys’ basketball coach and led the Poets program to two state championships. He won 380 games over 28 years at Lanier and St. Jude. He led the Pirates to the 1985 state championship.

Park Crossing to hold cheerleading meeting

Park Crossing High School will hold a junior varsity cheer interest meeting this Thursday, May 30, at 6 P.M. at Johnnie Carr Middle School.

Rising 9th and 10th grade students who are zoned for Park Crossing and are interested in cheering this fall should attend. Parental participation is encouraged but not mandatory. Please bring a copy of your final report card if available. Visit the school’s website (click) for more details.

AUM to hold annual summer sports camps

The Auburn University at Montgomery athletic department will offer a variety of summer camps for local youth this summer.

In all, AUM athletics will offer 12 different opportunities for youngsters to improve on their skills in their respective sport or to gain a better understanding of the game.

The camps begin with a tennis camp from June 3-6 for boys and girls ages 6 and up. The goal is to enhance camper’s athletic skills to become a better athlete through tennis and other activities. Full day and half day options are available, with cost beginning at only $50. For additional information, contact head coach Rolando Vargas at 334-244-3448 or via email at

Brewbaker Tech players sign scholarships

Two seniors from Brewbaker Tech recently signed basketball scholarships.

Shelby Williams, a 5-foot-5 guard, signed to play with the Unviersity of Montevallo women’s team while 6-foot guard Lorenzo Moore signed with Tuskegee University.

SEC announces all-conference baseball teams

Vanderbilt’s Tony Kemp was selected 2013 SEC Baseball Player of the Year, Aaron Nola of LSU was named SEC Pitcher of the Year and LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was named SEC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s 14 head baseball coaches.

The coaches also tabbed Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin SEC Coach of the Year. Sam Frost of Mississippi State was named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Vanderbilt’s 26 SEC wins set the conference record, breaking South Carolina’s record of 25 set in 2000. The ‘Dores have now won 18 straight series dating back to last season, including all 14 this year. The Commodores wrapped up the regular season a school record 48-7 and were the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament last week in Hoover, Ala.

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