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Wesleyan's Whitney commits to Ga. Southern

Wesleyan senior Elise Whitney accepted a basketball scholarship to Georgia Southern on Monday night. She joins her twin sister Carolyn, who also recently committed to the Statesboro program.

Elise Whitney, also a fastpitch softball standout, helped the Wolves to the Class AA basketball state title as a junior by averaging 7.7 points, 3.2 assists and a team-high 4.0 steals. She is the daughter of Elaine and Jim Whitney.

Prep Rally

honors Lions' Graham

This week's Gwinnett Prep Rally airs highlights of the Brookwood-Parkview, Central Gwinnett-Berkmar, Greater Atlanta Christian-Rabun County, Collins Hill-North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge-Duluth games. Peachtree Ridge's Zach Graham is Player of the Week.

Gwinnett Prep Rally airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 25 and each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Charter Cable 19. It also airs on GCPS each Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.

Lions' Armstrong is Coach's Corner guest

Peachtree Ridge head football coach Blair Armstrong is this week's guest on Coach's Corner, a local high school sports TV show. The show's Team of the Week is Brookwood football, the Team to Watch is Collins Hill football, the Player of the Week is Peachtree Ridge's Phillip Davis and the Cheerleading Team of the Week is Peachtree Ridge. Dacula grad and Georgia Tech swimmer Elizabeth Stowe is featured on the "Where are they now?" segment.

Coach's Corner airs at 7 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday on Charter channel 19 and on Comcast channel 25 on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

state

Jackets complete

hoops schedule

ATLANTA -Georgia Tech completed its 2005-06 basketball schedule, announcing on Tuesday a four-game series with Vanderbilt starting on Jan. 3 when the Commodores visit Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The Vandy game replaces one that originally had Kansas playing the Jackets in Atlanta. The Kansas game was moved to the 2006-07 season because a scheduling conflict prevented the game being played this year. Tech will travel to Nashville to face the Commodores in each of the next two seasons and Vanderbilt will complete the four-game set with another game in Atlanta during the 2008-09 season.

nation

NASCAR extends Harvick's crew chief suspension

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Crew chief Todd Berrier was suspended an additional two races Tuesday for violations in Kevin Harvick's car, bringing his total events missed this season to seven. Berrier's punishment was extended Tuesday when NASCAR said he can't attend another race until Oct. 19. He was also fined $10,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31.

- From staff, wire reports