McFerrin to receive GACA Circle of Achievement Award

Longtime head football coach T. McFerrin, who retired from South Gwinnett following the 2004 season, will be presented with the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's Circle of Achievement Award for his contributions and success in the coaching profession. He will receive the award June 4 at the GACA Awards Banquet at Dalton's Northwest Georgia Trade Center.

McFerrin had a 301-93-4 record in his career, good in seventh all-time for career wins in Georgia. He was 54-27 from 1998 to 2004 at South and won the 1995 Class AAA state title at Elbert County.

"Coach McFerrin is a great addition to the Circle of Achievement winners," GACA executive director Ray Broadaway said. "He's an outstanding coach who has won every place he's been."

Norcross' Bostic commits to Presbyterian hoops

Norcross senior Bryan Bostic has accepted a basketball scholarship to Presbyterian College, committing to the Clinton, S.C., school Thursday night. Presbyterian went 18-11 in Division II play last season, but is moving to the Division I-A level for the 2007-2008 season.

As a senior, Bostic helped the Blue Devils go 31-1 and reach the Class AAAAA state finals. He averaged 15.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists last season.

Duluth's Dovell signs with Chatham College hockey

Duluth senior Megan Dovell has signed an ice hockey scholarship with Chatham College, a Division III school in Pittsburgh. She is the daughter of Mike and Kate Dovell.

Dovell played defender for four seasons on Duluth's Georgia Student Hockey League team and also traveled with the 19-and-under Atlanta Fire to out-of-state tournaments.

North's MacMunn to play volleyball at Youngstown State

Michelle MacMunn, a senior at North Gwinnett High School, has signed a scholarship to play volleyball at Youngstown State University. The daughter of Jeff and Kim MacMunn is the first volleyball player from North to sign with a Division I school.

MacMunn finished her career with a school record 648 kills and 167 blocks. She also had 132 aces and 695 digs during her stellar prep career for the Bulldogs.

Locals place high in

GSGA Women's Match Play

n CARROLLTON - Carmen Bandea of Duluth was fourth in the Championship Flight, leading a group of local golfers who fared well at the Georgia State Golf Association's Women's Match Play Championship, which concluded on Friday at Sunset Hills Country Club.

Bandea lost 2-and-1 to St. Simons Island's Ellen Dempsey in the consolation final of the Championship Flight. Augusta's Laura Coble won the overall title with a 1-up win over Evans' Alina Lee.

Jean Dawson of Suwanee was the First Flight champion after a tight win over Roswell's Debra Partridge in 19 holes. Lawrenceville's Ann Railey won the Third Flight 3-and-1 over Marietta's Olivia Flanagan and Duluth's Debbie McCart beat Atlanta's Cindy Watts 3-and-2 to win the consolation final in the Fourth Flight.


ESPN to televise UGA football opener

The University of Georgia's home opener against Boise State on Sept. 3 will be televised by ESPN, according to an official announcement by the Southeaster Conference and ESPN.

Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

- From staff, wire reports