SSU Runs At Georgia Tech
The Savannah State track team participated in the Georgia Tech Invitational on May 11 & 12 in Atlanta. The SSU women’s 4x400m relay team (Aleah Hordges, Jazy Seay-Blane, Chavonta Roberts and Amara Jones) finished second in their race. Jones was 4th in the 200m while Kim Wilson was 12th in the triple jump. The SSU men’s 4x100m relay squad (Darrius Baker, Chaz Price, Cameron Hall and Greg Terrell) finished 4th while the SSU 4x400m relay team (Price, Lemaar Shakir, Hall and Baker) was 9th. Hall finished 14th in the 110m hurdles.
SSU Baseball Ends Regular Season With Loss
The Savannah State baseball team ended their regular season on May 12 with a 13-3 loss to Bethune-Cookman at Tiger Field. The Tigers had more hits than Cookman but made three errors and left 15 men on base. Julius Green led the way in a losing effort with three hits. SSU and Cookman split a doubleheader
on May 11. The Wildcats won the opener 9- 0 but Savannah State rallied to win the nightcap. Green had a double and a single for the Tigers in the first game while Joseph McCrary had two hits and two RBIs in the second contest. The College of Charleston defeated the visiting Tigers 12-0 on May 8. SSU ends the regular season with a disappointing 19- 32 overall record and a 11- 11 MEAC record.
Former SSU Assistant Hired At Thomas
Former Savannah State men’s basketball assistant Stephen Cox has been hired as the head basketball coach at Thomas University. This past season, Cox was an assistant at Georgia
Southwestern and has also coached at Mercer and Santa Fe Community College. As a player, Cox played at Middle Georgia and Clayton State. Cox will lead the Night Hawks as they return to TU as an intercollegiate sport for the first time since the 2000-01 school year.
Glennville Honors Sharpe Brothers
Glennville natives Sterling and Shannon Sharpe were honored as part of the 36th annual Glennville Sweet Onion Festival with a formal dedication of and naming of the Glennville Middle School Football Field as Sharpe Field in recognition of their outstanding athletic careers. The stadium will continue to be known as Robert DeLoach Memorial Stadium, and is where the Sharpe brothers played football for the Glennville High Bulldogs. The ceremony took place May 11. Sterling and Shannon also spoke with to students at Glennville Middle School and Tattnall County High School on May 11 and served as parade marshals on May 12.