The Tiger baseball team, out of Tiger Town in Dacula, recently made the championship game of the 2005 USSSA 16-year-old World Series in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Tigers had to play 12 games in the tournament, which featured teams from 11 different states, and won two straight against the No. 1 seed to earn a berth in the championship game.
The Tigers eventually lost to the Central Louisiana Swamp Dogs 4-0, but did score 74 runs during the course of the tournament.
They also had four players named to the All-Tournament team: Bobby Cole, Lars Mitchell, Justin Rahm and Mitchell Rider. Other team members are: Justin Adams, Travis Blackburn, Josh Blum, Jason Gresham, Jacob Hale, Kirklan Moore, Kevin Roberts and Chris Rowley.
Mill Creek wins tri-county all-star tournament
The Mill Creek Hawks 8-and-under all-star team recently went 5-0 to win the Tri-County All-Star tournament at Collins Hill Park.
Team members are: Amanda Cox, Nicole Fronzack, Rachel Gann, Jessica Oates, Sarah Peery, Emily Robertson, Sidney Sager, Noah Sudderth, Jessica Thomas, Meghan Tonnesen, Lauren Welch and Kaitlyn West.
The team is coached by Mike Fronzak, Dwight Mote, Kerrie Perry and Jim Sager.
Duluth team ties for first in tournament
The Duluth National all-star team recently qualified for the state tournament by posting a 4-1 record in the District No. 7 tournament.
The team had 23 walks and 63 hits in 28 innings of action to share first-place honors with Mountain Park and Brookwood.
Team members are: Taylor Albarado, Gabriel Roura, Anthony Seger, Patrick Riley, Sean Monahan, Andre Hinton, Bryson Jordan, Edward Willemse, Ryan Anderson, Travis Brinker, Christian Oaks, Mitchell Emerson and Tyler Whitfield.
The team is managed by Louis Salinas and assisted by Dave Brinker, Jim Riley, Andy Emerson, Miles Anderson, Andre Hinton and Avery Oaks.
Collins Hill wins Hebron Invitational
The Collins Hill Minor All-Star baseball team won the Hebron Invitational tournament recently, beating Dacula American 9-8 in the championship game.
Tommy McBride's single up the middle scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
Team members are: McBride, Spanky McFarland, Ben Wicker, Ethan Mott, Brian Noll, Chris Clark, Jake Rall, Nate Williams, Collin Rodgers, Josh Osburn, Blake Pulliam, Jacob Hill, Cole Gillian and Jacob Luna.
Buford GGBL team wins USSAA World Series
The Buford GGBL 11-and-under baseball team recently won the USSSA World Series at Osceola Park in Kissimmee, Fla.
Team members are: Alex Muret, Austin Wood, Cameron Gazaway, Chase Hulsey, Clay Gant, Cole Thornton, Logan Rooks, Matt Osterbur, Scotty Hosch, Spencer Lovelady and Zach Nitzel. Coaches are Chris Grant, Dave Nitzel, Forrest Wood and Steve Osterbur.
The 17U PLGK Hawks make it to Final Four
The 17U PLGK Hawks basketball team recently competed in the YBOA National Championships in Tampa, Fla. and earned a berth in the Final Four.
The team includes Emmanuel Perry, Antron Pippen and Pat Monxhwedey of Collins Hill, Kyle Wooten of Dacula, Mirza Medinic of Shiloh and Quentin Plair and Wade Weldon of Greater Atlanta Christian.
Four Gwinnett residents qualify for championships
Four Gwinnett County residents recently qualified for the upcoming AAU National Junior Olympics Championships in New Orleans, from today through Aug. 7.
Darielle Oliver, an 8-year-old from Lilburn, qualified in the sub-bantam girls division in the triathlon, 200M, 400M and 800M.
Sydney Williams, an 11-year-old from Lawrenceville, qualified in the 800M.
Darryl Marlow, a middle school student in Norcross, qualified in the 100M, 200M and 400M and Maya Thomas, a Lawrenceville middle school student, qualified in the 800M.
SwimAtlanta racks up at state championships
SwimAtlanta won the 14-and-under state championship at the Dymano Swim Center in Chamblee on July 24, and a number of individuals took home first-place honors as well.
Daniel Bridgers finished first in the 10U 100 breaststroke, 50 breast and 100 individual medley.
Samuel Burstein was first in the 10U 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 free. Zachary Martin placed first in the 10U 50 butterfly.
In the girls 11-12 age group, Caroline Kenny won the 100 back, 400 free and 100 free. In the 13-14 division, Emma Eisler finished in first in the 200 breast, Lauren Pfohl won the 200 free, the 400 free and the 100 free. Kaitlyn Vann won the 50 free, the 200 butterfly and the 1,500 free, while Haley Staubach won the 200 back.
In the boys' 13-14 age group, Ben Bondurant won the 200 butterfly.
Swim Atlanta's 13-14 girls relay teams were also quite successful. The 800 free team of Hailey White, Kristen Redmond, Pfohl and Vann took home first place with a state record, as did the 400 free team made up of the same swimmers.
The 400 medley relay team of Heather O'Toole, Eisler, Vann and Pfohl also set a state mark with a first-place finish.