| 04/28/2011 11:13 AM
Albany, GA- Due to inclement weather in the Albany, GA area, and unplayable field conditions, the SIAC baseball tournament bracket has been changed.
The Lions will be playing Stillman College Tigers at 7:00 PM, Thursday April 28, instead of previously scheduled 1:00 PM.
The 2011 championship begins Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th at Paul Eames Baseball Complex.
| 04/25/2011 14:28 PM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Department of Athletics will host its annual Athletics Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6PM. Student-Athletes from all Paine College intercollegiate athletics programs will be recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments during the 2010-2011 academic year.
The program will also feature awards to various coaches and special recognition to supporters of Paine College Athletics.
Mr. Kevin Faigle, Sports Director from WRDW TV, will serve as the Master of Ceremony.
For more information, please contact Taura Hatney or Kimberly May at (706)-945-1367.
| 04/21/2011 10:04 AM
Atlanta, GA— For the third consecutive year, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Championship will be held in Columbus, GA. The 2011 championship is set to begin April 21-23, 2011 at the South Commons Sports Complex.
The South Commons Softball Complex and Stadium has seven fields and a stadium field that hosts hundreds of local league competitions. In its short history, the complex has also hosted dozens of local, state, regional, national and even international softball competitions such as the Superball Classic. The Superball Classic has gained recognition as the premier amateur women's softball event hosting international teams such as Japan, China, Australia, and Brazil along with USA. The complex also hosted the Women's Fast-pitch Competition during the 1996 Olympic Games.
All Twelve SIAC softball playing institutions will be in Columbus, GA for tournament action which begins on April 21st at 9 a.m. All fans and media are welcome to attend, admission is free.
For more information about the city of Columbus and the 2011 SIAC Softball Championship, please visit http://www.visitcolumbusga.com and www.TheSIAC.com.
| 04/18/2011 22:11 PM
Augusta, GA- The 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Golf Classic teed off today (April 18th) at the Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The three-day classic features teams from Benedict College (BC), Kentucky State University (KSU), LeMoyne-Owen (LOC), Morehouse (MHC) and Paine Colleges (PC). The Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College are the defending champions.
In first round play, the Maroon Tigers appeared bent on the idea of a classic repeat. Of the five team field, Morehouse shot a team low of 311. That posted team score was 35 points lower than the Tigers of Benedict College who finished with a score of 346. The Thorobreds of Kentucky State finished the first round in third place with a team score of 352 followed by the Lions of Paine College with a score of 381 and the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen with a 435 score.
At the close of round one, Maroon Tiger golfers hold five of the six lowest scores with two players tied for first place. Teammates Olajawon Ajanaku and Earl Cooper share the lead after posting identical scores of 75. Par for the 18-hole course is 72.
Benedict’s Anthony Wilk shot a first round 78 to finish in third place. Close behind was Morehouse’s Bryan McElderly who posted a round of 79 to close the day in fourth place. He was followed by teammates Thaddaeus Hill and Bruce Cousin who each shot a round of 82 to finish tied for fifth.
The remainder of the field finished the first round as follows:
7th: Josh Jackson (KSU), 83
8th: Jared Perkins (KSU), 84
9th: (Tie) Lucus Gunn (PC) & Jordan Bailey (PC), 85
11th: Jordan Buchanan (BC), 86
12th: (Tie) Eddie Smith, III (BC) & Miles Goldman (BC), 91
13th: George Dundon (KSU), 92
14th: Robert Reynolds (KSU), 93
15th: Justin Tate (LEM), 97
16th: Tracey Wood (LEM), 98
17th: Daniel Neely (KSU), 103
18th: Ralph Godbee (PC), 104
19th: Lyndon Wiley (PC), 107
20th: Jeremy Wilson (LEM), 118
21st: DeAndre Grant (LEM), 122
Second round play resumes from the Jones Creek Golf Club on Tuesday, April 19th at 8 a.m.
| 04/15/2011 16:53 PM
Atlanta, GA—The 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Golf Classic is set to take place Monday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 20th. This year’s classic will be hosted by Paine College and be played at the Lions home course, Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, GA.
“Paine College is excited to host golf invitational here in Augusta, Georgia at our golf team’s home golf course, Jones Creek. This gives our community a chance to see some of the finest collegiate student athletes’ play. We encourage members of the community to come out and join us as we celebrate golf in our community,” said Dr. George C. Bradley, president of Paine College.
The 2011 golf championship will feature all five SIAC teams including Benedict College, Kentucky State University, Morehouse College, LeMoyne-Owen College, and Paine College.
Originally designed by renowned golf architect Rees Jones, Jones Creek Golf Club opened its doors in 1985 and is ranked as one of the top golf courses in the state of Georgia, including the best course in Columbia County for 2010. The club is built on a superb site and offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. The 6,928-yard course features many changes in elevation, tall Georgia pines, and winding streams throughout the course create a beautiful setting for a championship golf event.
Established in 1736, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. Located in the east central section of the state, Augusta is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Augusta, also known as the “Garden City”, is home to the most famous professional golfing event in the world, The Masters.
| 04/14/2011 10:22 AM
Atlanta GA- Paine College Freshman Baiesha Johnson has been selected as SIAC Female Track & Field, Field Athlete of the Year. Johnson has made her mark at Paine College this year. In addition to being a track and field athlete, she is also a member of the Lady Lions Cross Country team and the Lady Lions Basketball team.
Baiesha qualified for the honor by recording impressive marks in the long jump and high jump. Johnson had a mark of 5.96m in the long jump at the Winthrop Invitational along with a mark of 1.70m in the high jump at the Morehouse Relays, earning All-SIAC first team honors in both events.
Along with Johnson, teammate and sophomore Antionette McPhail garnered second team All- Conference for her performance in the high jump, for her mark of 1.61m at the Morehouse Relays.
Paine College Lady Lions also received All-Academic awards. Senior Jasmine VanExcel and Freshman Hint Denson were honored for 3.77 and 3.55 GPA’s respectively.
The Lady Lions and Lions are participating in 2011 SIAC Track and Field Championships, held in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Morehouse College, April 14-16, 2011.
The 2011 men’s and women’s track & field championships will take place at Edwin Moses Track at B.T. Harvey Stadium on the campus of Morehouse College. This year’s track & field championships will feature live results, courtesy of The Perfect Timing Group, which will allow fans and media to view results as they are finalized. Events on Thursday and Friday will begin at 9 a.m. while events begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Live results for the championships can be viewed at http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2011/SIAC/.
Pictured L-R: Baiesha Johnson, Antionette McPhail, Hint Denson, and Jasmine VanExcel
| 04/8/2011 03:47 AM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions softball team will host Fort Valley State University, Friday, April 8, 2011, in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for March 30, 2011.
The conference double-header which is scheduled for 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.
| 04/5/2011 12:22 PM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions baseball team and Lady Lions softball team will be in action Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
The Lady Lions will host Benedict College Lady Tigers in a conference double-header which is scheduled for 3:00 PM and 5:00 will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.
The Paine College Lions Baseball team will take on Augusta State University at the Lions’ field on the campus of Paine College, with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 PM in a single game.
| 04/4/2011 10:51 AM
Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions softball team will host Claflin University, today, April 4, 2011. The conference double-header which is scheduled for 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.
The Lady Lions will host Benedict College, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in SIAC conference play at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM at Lucy C. Laney High School.
| 03/30/2011 12:06 PM
SIAC East Division Track & Field Female Athletes of the Week
Baiesha Johnson—Paine College—Johnson finished first in both the high jump and the long jump at the Asics Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, SC with marks of 1.55m and 5.96m respectively. Her mark of 5.96m in the long jump was the best NCAA qualifying mark in Division II this year. Last week, Johnson also won the high jump at the Morehouse Relays with an NCAA qualifying mark of 1.70m. The freshman, Brunswick, GA native is a tri-athlete for Paine College, as she is also a member of the Lady Lions Cross Country team and the Lady Lions Basketball team.
Camille Clemmons-James—Benedict College—Clemmons-James ran a time of 12.26 in the 100m and 25.15 in the 200m at USC’s Weems Baskin Relays. She also ran a leg on the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
SIAC West Division Track & Field Male Athletes of the Week
Kieren Broussard—Kentucky State University—Broussard ran times of 1:54.98 in the 800m and 4:14.96 in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, NC.
Chester Hightower—Stillman College—Hightower ran a time of 10.90 in the 100m and 21.55 in the 200m at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, finishing eighth and fifth respectively. He also ran a leg on the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays.
Michael Oliver—Stillman College—Oliver won the 110m hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.33 at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa. Oliver also ran a time of 57.98 in the 400m hurdles while also running a leg on both the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.
Jerald Fayorsey—Tuskegee University—Fayorsey ran times of 22.48 and 50.38 in the 200m and 400m respectively. He also had a mark of 6.54m in the long jump and 13.72m in the triple jump. He also ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team.
SIAC West Division Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week
Alexandria Montgomery—Stillman College—Montgomery ran a time of 12.35 in the 100m, 25.17 in the 200m, and 1:00.70 in the 400m at the Alabama Relays. She also ran a leg on the 4x200m and 4x400m relays.
Janae Jones—Stillman College—Jones ran a time of 12.18 in the 100m, a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 24.39 in the 200m, and a time of 57.30 in the 400m at the Alabama Relays, finishing in the top seven in all three events. She also ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team.
Chestina Anderson—Stillman College—Anderson ran a time of 2:24.41 in the 800m, 5:11.37 in the 1500m, and 17:58.26 in the 5000m at the Alabama Relays. She also ran a leg on the 4x200m, 4x400m, and 4x800m relay teams.