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Shiloh's Reeves, Myers to sign scholarships

• Shiloh seniors Jason Reeves and Grant Myers will sign college football scholarships today at 2:30 p.m. in the Shiloh Alumni Room. Reeves will sign with Fairmont State University and Myers will sign with Shorter College.

Central girls, Shiloh boys win 8-AAAAA JV hoops titles

• The Central Gwinnett girls and Shiloh boys basketball teams won the Region 8-AAAAA Junior Varsity Tournament titles at Grayson High School.

Central defeated Brookwood 40-33 for the girls title behind tourney MVP Tori Bowker and All-Tournament selections Syndney Oliver and Shawna Land. Brookwood's Kacie Shields and Jamey Chapman, Shiloh's Jainee Robinson and Parkview's Mia Antoine also made the All-Tournament squad.

Shiloh won the boys title with a 59-54 victory over Parkview. The Generals, named Most Outstanding Team in lieu of a MVP player, had Laquan Nipper and Cordoh Tarr on the All-Tournament team. The other All-Tournament picks were Brookwood's Nate Hamilton, Berkmar's Richardson Jean and Parkview's Andrew Roesch. Grayson coach Kyle Keefer was honored for outstanding sportsmanship, as were the Parkview girls players.

Lawrenceville's Jones picked for Hall of Fame

• Lawrenceville resident Joe Jones will be inducted into his hometown Thomaston-Upson Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 25. A graduate of R.E. Lee Institute in Thomaston, he also played on the University of Alabama's 1978 and 1979 national championship football teams.

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Gretzky, wife won't be charged criminally

• TRENTON, N.J. - Wayne Gretzky will not face criminal charges in connection with a multimillion-dollar sports betting ring busted in New Jersey last week, and he is unlikely to be called to testify against others in the case, his lawyer said Thursday.

Attorney Ron Fujikawa said he received assurances from New Jersey authorities last week that the hockey great was not in any way a central figure in the criminal investigation. That's not surprising, Fujikawa said, because Gretzky did nothing illegal.

''He is not a person of interest,'' Fujikawa said Thursday. ''We have received no indication he is somebody who will be called before a grand jury. We have received assurances that he is at most a fact witness.''

- From staff, wire reports