Shiloh plans seminar to aid with college recruiting
• The Shiloh Community Foundation has scheduled a seminar, which is open to athletes and parents from all schools, to help educate families about the college recruiting process.
The event's guest speaker is Carol White, a former college football coach who now runs kicking clinics with her organization, Kick-Aid. White was a defensive and special teams coach at Monroe High School for 15 years before working at Georgia Tech, where she became the first woman to coach with a Division I-A football program.
Topics covered include how to approach recruiting, the success of sales videotapes, where to find the best scholarship opportunities, how to complete the NCAA Clearinghouse forms and other important issues. A $5 admission fee will be charged at the door to cover the cost of getting White to speak.
Please RSVP by e-mail to shilohcomfoundation @yahoo.com so the an appropriate number of handouts can be copied beforehand.
South wrestlers break school record
• South Gwinnett's wrestling team picked up its 23rd dual meet victory of the season late Tuesday night over Rockdale County, setting a new school record for dual meet wins in a season. Head coach Derrick Burchette's team won 50-26 on Tuesday night, which was the Comets' Senior Night.
Eagles' Morrison headed to UGA
• Collins Hill wide receiver/defensive back Kevin Morrison will attend the University of Georgia and will join the football team as a preferred walk-on. The senior is the son of David and Ellen East and Micky and Tamera Morrison. A three-year starter, he maintains a 3.5 GPA in honors and AP classes.
Oakland brings in Big Hurt
• OAKLAND, Calif. - Free agent slugger Frank Thomas agreed to a one-year contract with Oakland on Wednesday, giving the Athletics the big bat they've been searching for in the middle of their lineup. The team said Thomas would be formally introduced in a news conference today.
Thomas, a two-time American League MVP who has been slowed by injuries in recent years, played his first 16 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, who won their first World Series title since 1917 last season.
Artest agrees to deal with Kings
• INDIANAPOLIS - Ron Artest is no longer the Indiana Pacers' problem. The volatile forward was traded Wednesday to the Sacramento Kings for former all-star Peja Stojakovic, more than a month after demanding a trade and one day after the deal seemingly fell apart.
Former Knicks exec sues Isiah Thomas
• NEW YORK - New York Knicks team president Isiah Thomas is accused of sexual harassment and discrimination by one of the team's former front-office employees in a federal lawsuit.
- From staff, wire reports