It’s National Signing Day, and two local players are set to put their names on letters of intent to play college football today.
Bryan County High School’s Nick Scott and Damion Dixon are set to sign with Albany State at 1:30 p.m. at the school library.
The two were instrumental in leading BCHS to an 8-3 record.
Richmond Hill High School’s Nick Fitzgeral, one of the higher profile recruits in the area, is already attending Mississippi State, where he is reportedly expected to compete for a job as a backup quarterback.
Fitzgerald led the Wildcats to a 10-2 mark and is believed to be the first football player from RHHS to sign with an SEC school.
Earlier, RHHS announced Byron Vick would sign with Brevard (N.C.) College, but it was later announced Vick had decided not to sign today.
No other signings were announced prior to the News’ Tuesday press deadline.
Walraven wins Classic
Pembroke powerlifter Joseph Walraven took first in his class at the 2013 USAPL Winter Classic and Single Ply Invitational held Jan. 25 in Warner Robins.
Walraven placed first in the Men’s Raw Open 220-pound Division. He squatted 501.5 pounds, bench pressed 363.8 pounds and dead lifted 600.8 pounds for a total of 1,466 pounds.
The deadlift was a personal best for Walraven, who placed ahead of second-place finisher Ryan Hayes (1,344.8 pounds) and Jason Little, who took thidr with 1,218 pounds.
“There were over 80 lifters in all divisions and several state and national records were broken,” Walraven said. “It was an excellent meet with great judges and spotters and an amazing venue.”
Walraven also said he was one of a number of lifters who were randomly drug tested and wanted that known in hopes it would dispel myths that power lifters use performance enhancing drugs.
Strahan on honor roll
Former Richmond Hill High School baseball Brian Strahan, made the Piedmont College Director of Athletics Honor Roll for the 2013 fall semester.
Strahan, who helped lead the Wildcats to the 2013 3-AAAAA title, is a freshman pitcher at Piedmont. More than 160 Piedmont student-athletes earned the honor by recording a GPA of 3.4 or better.
South Bryan Rec programs
The South Bryan Recreation Department’s Special Needs Activities Program provides a number of activities to individuals with disabilities. Among activities on tap for 2014 are swimming, healthy fun, soccer and more. In addition, the SBRCD is currently holding registration for spring soccer and baseball through early February. Ages and costs vary depending on program, For more information call SBRCD at 756-4075.
RHATA spring tennis
The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association (RHATA) is looking for players. The RHATA is approved by both the USTA Section and National office as a registered community tennis association.
The league offers both competitive play and a fun, relaxed atmosphere for all levels starts Sunday.
Visit www.richmondhilltennis.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.