Moss Farms Diving’s Parker Hardigree turned in a ninth-place finish on the 1-meter springboard in the Junior East National Championships held last weekend in Rockville, Md.
Hardigree, diving in the boys 12-13 age group, had a score of 262.25. The event was won by Justin Sodokoff of Northeast Elite Diving of New Canaan, Conn., with a 321.05.
Hardigree was 23rd on 3-meter with a 209.70 Brad Weimer of Ohio State Diving was first.
Timothy Fagan also represented Moss Farms in Rockville and finished 11th on the 3-meter board in the 11-and-under boys age group.
Fagan scored a 173.55. Maxwell Flory of Dominion Dive Club of Oakton, Va., was first with a 221.85.
Fagan also was 17th on 1-eter with a 147.30. Noah Duperre of Ohio State Diving won the event with a 215.50.
Ashley Roberson of Moss Farms Diving qualified for the East National Championships, who had to be scratched because of a pinched nerve.
Of this and that:
• Former Packer Cameron Erving earned one of the two Spring Practice Iron Man awards at Florida State University.
Erving moved to defensive tackle to offensive tackle this spring.
The award goes to the Seminole “who has displayed toughness, durability and a team-first mentality.”
Click here to see an interview with Erving on the Florida State University football website: http://www.seminoles.com/allaccess/index.html?media=315703
• Lumpkin County won the state rifle championship on Saturday at Fort Benning.
Lumpkin County and Madison County finished the tied for the championship with scores of 1,130.
The tie-breaker is the number of inner 10s, the shots centered on the bull’s-eyes.
Lumpkin County had 46 inner 10s. Madison County had 45.
Luella was third with a score of 1,126.
The state championship was the first for Lumpkin County.
Henry County was fourth with an 1,124 and was followed by Northside-Columbus, with an 1,121, and Brunswick, with an 1,120.
Lumpkin County’s Charles Tritt was the individual winner with a 390.6.
Colquitt County came within one win of qualifying for the state championships.
• University of Tennessee diver Ryan Helms has been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.
The Scholarship has been presented by the Southeastern Conference since 1986 to the league’s top male and female scholar-athletes.
In addition to his outstanding career in diving, the former Moss Farms diver is a four-time UT Thornton Center Honor Roll member and was named to the fall 2011 Thornton Center Highest GPA list.
He also has earned the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-America status and has twice been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
He will graduate in August with a degree in education.
• Cole Pitts was charged with the loss when Wake Forest defeated Georgia Tech 11-3 on Sunday in Winston-Salem. Pitts gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits and five walks in five innings. He struck out four.
The freshman from Moultrie is now 4-3 with a 4.43 ERA.