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Campbell earns all-region honors

NORMAN, Okla. — Rome native and Newberry College golfer Matthew Campbell has been named to the Golf Coaches Association of America/PING Division II all-Southeast Region team for the second consecutive season.

Campbell completed his career as the Newberry as the record-holder for all-time rounds played with 107 career rounds and a stroke average of 73.71, which ranks second in school and South Atlantic Conference history. His 72.68 season average is the fourth-best in school history and fifth-best in SAC history.

He was the 2012 South Atlantic Conference individual champion with a 1-under par 215 at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover, N.C., and then finished tied for 19th at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional with a 4-over par 220 at the same course. He also had six top 10 finishes in his senior season.

Campbell was the 2011 SAC Golfer of the Year and he earned all-SAC honors in all four of his collegiate seasons. His all-region honor is the fifth in program history and he is Newberry’s second two-time honoree along with Daniel Stanley (2008, 2011). Ben Lown also earned all-region honors in 2008.

HCCC pitcher selected by Rays

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College pitcher Willie Gabay of Mahopac became the first Herkimer player ever selected in the Major League Baseball draft when he was chosen by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 15th round of the MLB Amateur Draft on Tuesday.

Gabay, who graduated from HCCC in May, was a two-year starter for the Generals. He earned Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year honors as a sophomore and was also named the Generals MVP.

Gabay set the Herkimer record for strikeouts this season with 91 in 58 1/3 innings. He allowed only 37 walks and 28 hits. His earned run average was 2.62 and his record was 6-1, with four saves.

Gregory gets field hockey spot on U-19 team

Rome Free Academy’s Kaysie Gregory has earned a roster spot for the U­19 field hockey National Futures Championship, to be held at Virginia Beach, Va. on June 22­27.

The selection process was held at Syracuse University with some of the most elite players in the northeast. The Futures Championship serves as a selection event for USA Field Hockey and is the foundation of our Olympic pipeline system.

Gregory will have the opportunity to meet and watch this year’s USA Olympic team as they play against Argentina Olympians on Saturday, June 23. The National Futures athletes will fill the stadium and be the "live" audience, for this televised sporting event on NBS Sports Network.

Gregory already has signed her letter of intent to go to Division I Central Michigan in the fall.

Girls softball registration Sunday

The Rome Girls Softball League is having its summer registration on Sunday at the Kost Fields between 5-6 p.m.

The RGSL has four divisions for its spring season. Girls aged between 8-18 as of January 1, 2012 are eligible to play. The divisions include, 18U, 14U, 12U and 10U.

Players new to the league must provide a copy of a birth certificate, and the RGSL is also looking for volunteer coaches, assistant coaches and team parents. Volunteer forms will be available at registration. Interested parties can also register online at www.romegirlssoftball.org.

For more information contact Mike Reilly at 542-9537.

RomeSentinel.com

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