For the past 17 years, Ernie Hamilton has watched rivals become teammates during the Piedmont Athletic Association Senior Showcase.
“Kids who have been playing against each other all year get to play on the same team,” said Hamilton, executive director of the PAA Hall of Fame. “In talking to the kids over the years, they really enjoy that.”
The 18th PAA Senior Showcase – Greenville County’s all-star basketball games – are scheduled for tonight at Hillcrest High School.
The girls game is set to tip off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8. The event also will include dunk and two-ball shooting contests and recognition of all-county high school and middle school players.
Admission is $5. The doors will open at 6 p.m. The proceeds will benefit PAA scholarships.
For rosters go to GreenvilleOnline.com.
* Sandi Morris, a junior at the University of Arkansas, and a 2010 Greenville High graduate, was named one of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s National Athletes of the Week this past week.
Morris achieved a career-best of 14 feet, 6¼ inches in the pole vault at the Arkansas Qualifier that puts her at No. 3 in the 2013 NCAA qualifying field and also in a tie for 10th on the all-time list in collegiate history.
Morris began her college career at the University of North Carolina and was a three-time All-American for the Tar Heels.
* Lexington defeated Mauldin 7-4 Thursday in the first round of the International Paper Classic baseball tournament in Georgetown. Grayson Godino and Cory Bynum each drove in a run for the Mavericks.
Greenville was scheduled to play A.C. Flora at 8:45 p.m.
Today’s schedule has Greenville against St. James at 1 p.m. and Mauldin against Wando at 3:30.