By PATRICK CASEY
Former Ponce de Leon basketball player Jennifer Grant has played in 27 games at Albany State University this season and is fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 4.2 points per game. Grant is the leading three-point shooter on the team as she has hit on 31-of-75 three-point shots through February 28 for the 11-16 Rams. Lacey Griffin finished her sophomore year at Alabama Southern Community College averaging 11.6 points per game as the Lady Rams finished 16-17 on the year. Mary Howes played in only seven games her freshman year at Eckerd College, averaging 2.1 points per game for a squad that finished 17-12.
The South Walton track team finished seventh out of 16 teams at the Ram Relays at Tommy Oliver Stadium on Saturday with the Lady Seahawks finishing fourth out of 14 teams.
Tallahassee Maclay has hired former FSU wide receiver Kez McCorvey as their new football coach. McCorvey brings professional and collegiate experience to a program that could generate significant interest in the two-year-old Marauder football. McCorvey, who has no head coaching or full-time football coaching experience, was chosen by Maclay’s search committee as they found his six-years as a professional player (three in the NFL) and his status as one of the great Florida State players too compelling to overlook, apparently. He replaces the school’s first football coach, Jeff Schaum, whose contract was not renewed earlier this year.
Former Tallahassee Lincoln High football player Willie Pitts died early Sunday morning after the car he was riding in was involved in a weather-related, single-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 north of Opelika. Pitts, a freshman football player at the University of West Georgia, was a passenger in a car driven by Hilary Borley Dennis of Tallahassee. Dennis’ son, Calvin, was also a passenger in the car. Calvin Dennis, 18, was a standout wide receiver at Florida High. According to the Opelika-Auburn News, he and his father were in serious condition at the East Alabama Medical Center at press time.
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