Heritage golf team wins Conyers Cup

CONYERS - The Heritage Patriots boys golf team dominated all three matches to win the 2009 Conyers Cup.

The first match at the Salem's home course, The Highlands, Heritage shot a 164 for nine holes, followed by Rockdale (202) and Salem (216).

The Patriots easily won the second round at Honey Creek besting second-place Rockdale by 51 strokes, 202-151.

Even though Salem came in third place again, they improved by 10 strokes shooting a 206.

Rockdale made its best push on their home course, Cherokee Run, shooting a 191.

However, it was unable to overtake Heritage who shot a 170 with Salem posting a 208.

Heritage's Bennet Mitchell was the low-medalist, shooting a 115 for the three days.

He had a 37, 39 and 39.

Teammate Harrison Elliot was one stroke back with a 116 (34-39-43).

Alcovy comes back for 6-5 win

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers baseball team improved to 3-0 after a walk-off base on balls with the bases loaded gave the Tigers a 6-5 win over Jonesboro on Monday.

Alcovy started the game in a hole trailing 5-0 through three innings.

The Tigers scored three runs in the fourth before tying the game in the bottom of the sixth.

"The kids aren't quitting. They're playing seven innings and that's the most important thing," Alcovy coach Casey Bates said.

Ross Roberts drove in three of Alcovy's runs with a three-run homer while Bowen Braswell had a double for an Alcovy extra-base hit.

The Tigers are back on the field at home today at 5:55 p.m. against Dutchtown.

GHSA approves 4-year cycle

FORSYTH - The Georgia High School Association has approved a four-year cycle for reclassification, beginning with the 2010-11 school year.

The association gave its final approval at its spring meeting in Forsyth on Monday.

The association will retain the ability to move schools up or down in classification in the middle of the four-year cycle. Any school that gains or loses more than 20 percent of its enrollment could be moved.

For years, the GHSA has gone through the full reclassification process every two years. Some schools expressed concerns that the two-year window did not provide sufficient time to develop rivalries with their new region partners.

The association also slightly changed the enrollment numbers that will be used to determine in which classification schools will be placed.