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North's Cappy picks North Ga. soccer program

North Gwinnett senior Lauren Cappy has accepted a soccer scholarship to North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega. A three-year varsity player, Cappy had three goals and two assists as a senior. She helped the Bulldogs win the Region 8-AAAAA title her junior season.

Four Buford athletes honored at signing ceremony

Buford seniors Drew Camp, R.M. Cozza, Meredith Cash and Katie Hunter were honored in a signing ceremony at the school this week for accepting athletic

scholarships.

Camp, the son of Andy and Cheryl Camp, will play baseball for Valdosta State and Cozza, the son of Robert and Lisa Cozza, will continue his baseball career at West Georgia. Cash, the daughter of Dwayne and Teresa Cash, will join the Reinhardt tennis team and Hunter, the daughter of Farion and Terry Hunter, will play basketball at Reinhardt.

Cobb leads high finishers at GSGA Senior Challenge

Paul Cobb Jr. of Norcross tied for third overall, the best finish of four local golfers in the top 10, at the Georgia State Golf Association Senior Challenge, which concluded Thursday at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton. Cobb tallied 99 points in the Stableford format to take third.

Snellville's Nick Kirkland tied for fifth with Norcross' Bill Flinn and Duluth's Bruce Wood was 10th overall. Cobb also was third in the Championship Flight, finishing a spot ahead of Kirkland. Flinn was second in the Flight One and Wood was second in Flight Two. Other top-five finishers in their respective flights were: Dacula's Bob Beach (tie for fourth, Flight Three) and Lawrenceville's David McElroy (fifth, Flight Four).

Cedar Lake offers golf lessons this Saturday

Cedar Lake Golf Club head professional David Bowman will offer free 10-minute lessons on Saturday at the Loganville club. The sessions are held as part of the PGA of America's "Free Lesson Month." Bowman will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar Lake practice facility.

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Cardinals put Rolen on DL

ST. LOUIS - Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday after spraining his left shoulder earlier this week in a collision with Los Angeles' Hee-Seop Choi.

Rolen was injured during St. Louis' 9-8 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. With one out in the fifth inning, Rolen hit a comebacker to Dodgers starter Scott Erickson. The pitcher's throw to first pulled Choi into foul territory, where he collided with Rolen.

The Cardinals recalled third baseman Scott Seabol to take Rolen's roster spot. Seabol was hitting .325 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs at Triple-A

Memphis.

- From staff, wire reports