Medley moving up
Former Athens High golfing star Andrew Medley placed second in the NGA Classic at Stonebridge on Saturday, shooting 70 in the final round to finish in a tie with Ken Looper and behind tournament champion Dominic Bozzelli.
Medley, 29, came in three shots behind Bozzelli, a tour rookie and fellow Auburn alum, carding a 12-under 276 in the 72-hole tournament in Albany, Ga.
He shot a 66 in the first round and a 70 in each of the final three rounds, winning $7,953 to push his earnings to $9,948. He is in fourth place on this year’s NGA money list.
Three locals played in the Alabama Basketball Academy’s 4th Senior Showcase at Huntsville High School on March 8.
Athens guard Giddy Potts, a Middle Tennessee State signee, scored 32 points, including eight treys, pacing his White squad to an 87-73 victory against the Blue team in the back-end of the boys’ doubleheader.
Tanner’s Desmond Love, playing for the White team, scored seven points in a 77-65 victory against the first game’s Blue squad.
In the lone girls’ showcase, Tanner’s Sydney Houston contributed six points to the White team, which lost 49-45 to the Blue side.
Clements High School girls basketball coach Zach Meadows spent March 8 with his younger brother, Jud, puttering around at The Golf Club in Anderson.
Using his driver, Zach managed to double-eagle the par-4 fourth hole, prompting Jud to jokingly claim he was quitting golf after watching his brother pull off the unlikely 314-yard shot.