MOULTRIE -- All three Colquitt County runners who took part in Monday's Boston Marathon posted excellent times.
Steve Johnson finished the 26.2-mile race in 3:15:23. Amy Sharon turned in a time of 3:44:39. Jimmy Allegood had a 3:54:01.
All three are Boston Marathon veterans. Allegood competed in both 2003 and 2004. Sharon ran in 2003. Johnson was competing for the second time, having also run last year.
All three runners beat a time set by the Boston Athletic Association based on age and sex in a qualifying race to gain entry to the Boston Marathon.
Defending champion Catherine Ndereba of Kenya won the women's title with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 13 seconds.
Ethiopia's Hailu Negussie won the men's title with a time of 2:11:45.
Of this and that:
- Colquitt County's Butch Tucker finished tied for fifth with Jim Beavers of Manchester last Saturday in the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division event on Lake Oconee.
Both caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 3 ounces worth $779.
Boater Brent Moye of Macon earned $4,081 as the tournament winner.
The tournament was the third of five regular-season Bulldog Division events and featured 131 boaters. Moye's winning catch of five bass weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces.
Finishing second was Mark Holloway of Loganville with five bass weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces that earned him $2,040.
- Ty Megahee is hitting .333 for the Mercer University baseball team, which is 23-17. Megahee went 3-for-4 against Savannah State last week and now has five doubles and 14 RBIs for the season.
- Adam Anderson is hitting .318 for the 21-26 South Georgia College baseball team and continues to lead the Tigers in runs batted in with 36.
The former Packer had 15 doubles, two triples and a home run.
The Tigers played Florida Community College on Tuesday and meet Truett-McConnell in a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.
The Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 tournament will be held May 7-10 in Douglas.
- Abraham Baldwin College tennis player Ashley Jacobs had a successful weekend. On Friday in Barnesville, playing No. 3 singles for the Fillies, she defeated Jessica Dickson of Gordon College 6-4, 7-5 and teamed with Florencia Torres at No. 1 doubles to win over Dickson and Jaclynn Smith 8-3.
On Saturday in Young Harris, Jacobs defeated Kim Garren 6-4, 6-1, and won at doubles with Torres over Garren and Alli Hillman 8-0.
The Fillies are 12-8 this season.
- And, finally, perhaps many readers took little notice of the story that ran on Page 3A of our Tuesday edition about the Monday death of former state Sen. Robert E. Andrews.
Andrews, who practiced law for more than 50 years in Gainesville and served in the state House of Representatives and Senate, played football on the 1941 Packers football team and graduated from Moultrie High in 1942.
In September 2003, Andrews wrote The Observer, wondering where he could find the scores of the Packer football games, noting they often did not make The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He said he wanted to be able to find the scores "so that we old Packers can follow our team."
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This Week's Circulars
Edith L. King, 100, of Moultrie, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Pruitt Health-Sunrise Nursing Home. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Feliciano Reyes Guzman, 56, of Moultrie, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangments have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
Teresa Lynn "TT" Taylor Leija, 62 of Lenox, Ga, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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