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Parkview holds signing party for soccer players

Eight Parkview senior soccer players who have accepted college scholarships will be honored with a ceremony today after school in the Panthers' cafeteria. Seven of seniors will play college soccer while soccer player Alex Erickson will run cross country at Georgia Tech.

The soccer scholarship recipients are Kyle Bennett (Erskine), Owen Gifford (Erskine), Sarah Hawkins (Columbus State), Christy Howard (Presbyterian), Wes Johnson (Alabama-Birmingham), Heather Manting (Mercer) and Ben Popple (Berry).

Mill Creek's Armstrong signs with Carson-Newman

Mill Creek senior Jessica Armstrong has signed a fastpitch softball scholarship with Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. She is the daughter of Jeff and Janine Armstrong.

Armstrong, who will be honored in a Thursday ceremony at school, was co-MVP and co-captain for the Hawks as a senior. A four-year letter winner in high school, the Scholar-Athlete selection also is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and National Spanish Honor Society.

Parkview boys still second in national poll

The Parkview boys soccer team remained No. 2 nationally in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Rankings, which were released on Tuesday. McIntosh is No. 1 in the national girls poll and fellow Georgia team Starr's Mill is sixth in the girls poll.

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Hamstra takes head football job in Memphis

Wesleyan assistant football coach Joe Hamstra has accepted the head football coach position at Briarcrest Christian Academy in Memphis, Tenn. Briarcrest won the 2004 state title in Division II AA.

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South Carolina players apply for PTI in theft case

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Syvelle Newton and Dondrial Pinkins applied for a pretrial intervention program Tuesday morning after being charged with taking framed photographs of themselves playing football from South Carolina's

stadium.

Prosecutors said Freddy Saint-Preux, another player charged with theft, also will apply for the first-time offenders program that clears a person's record if he completes community service and other steps such as counseling or restitution.

Tyson to fight McBride in June

WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson talked about sinking into depression, referred to himself as ''Mr. Mom,'' and called his next opponent ''real cute.''

Yes, The Mike Tyson Show is headed to the nation's capital. The former heavyweight champion announced Tuesday that he'll fight journeyman Kevin McBride on June 11 at the MCI Center - Tyson's first bout in nearly a year. The 38-year-old Tyson, 50-5 with two no contests and 44 knockouts, has lost two of his last three fights.

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