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Update on Covington's college atheletes
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Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:

Dallas Hardin, Alcovy - With Mississippi finishing the 2012 season, Hardin started 33 of the 43 games she played in.

Hardin hit .243 with 17 hits in 70 at bats. She scored 18 runs while driving in four with a .271 on slugging percentage and a .321 on base percentage.
Hardin also stole seven bases in nine attempts.

Amanda Henderson, Eastside - Kennesaw State finished its 2012 season with an 8-0 loss to Florida Gulf Coast in the Atlantic Sun tournament Saturday.

Former Eastside and current Owls' pitcher, Henderson, finished the year leading the staff with a 2.19 earned run average.

Henderson was 14-7 with 14 complete games and one shutout. She pitched 200 strikeouts in 153.2 innings, giving up 15 home runs and a .229 batting average.

Brandi Richards, Eastside - Richards hit .316 in 55 games for Auburn-Montgomery this year with 56 hits. She scored 41 runs while driving in 26 more and stealing 16 bases with a .399 on base percentage.

Richards was also 13-9 with 1.26 era as a pitcher. She pitched 17 complete games with 209 strikeouts in 145 innings.

Richards and the Warhawks will play in pool play of the NAIA Softball National Championship Thursday.

Michael Aventurato, Alcovy - As Andrew College's regular season concluded, Thomas finished with a 3-5 record and a 6.92 earned run average in 40 innings.
He threw 31 strikeouts, giving up 31 earned runs and 51 hits.

Chris Moss, Newton - Moss finished Point University's season with two RBI and eight walks in 37 at bats. Moss also had two sacrifices in his 25 games.
The shortstop had just six errors in the field with 10 double plays for a fielding percentage of .922.

Taylor Smith, Eastside - Smith helped lead Georgia College to the NCAA South-Southeast Region Championship by a single stroke on May 9.

Georgia College finished five-over par beating No. 2 Barry University in the tournament.

Smith, a junior, shot a team-best 70 in the final day of the tournament and finished with a a team-best second round at five-under par. Smith missed the playoff for individual medalist by one stroke.

He had five birdies during the final day of the tournament.

The Bobcats have won the Regional title just once before, in 2008. This will mark GC's ninth appearance in the NCAA Finals, and the first since 2009.

The NCAA Finals run from May 15-19 at Cardinal Club Golf Course in Louisville, Ky.

The Covington News appreciates any help in providing coverage of other Newton County stars at the collegiate level. If you know of others, please send an email