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Parkview's Parker to sign with Berry baseball

Parkview senior Gator Parker will sign a baseball scholarship with Berry College at a ceremony today in the Parkview cafeteria. Also a standout defensive end in football, Parker started three seasons on the Panthers' varsity baseball and football teams. He was an All-County selection as a third baseman last year.

Collins Hill's Black switches to Ole Miss

Collins Hill senior Shantell Black changed her mind about her college future, making a commitment to Ole Miss over the weekend. The Eagles' point guard had previously committed to Alabama-Birmingham, but instead switched to the SEC school.

Sheehy tops two state champs as North takes third at Vidalia Invitational

North Gwinnett's Travis Sheehy was named most outstanding wrestler this past weekend as the Bulldogs placed third behind Jefferson and West Laurens in the Vidalia Invitational. Sheehy, a 135-pounder, beat two defending state champions - Casey Winkleman of Jefferson and Chris Harvey of West Laurens - on the way to a first-place finish.

Teammate Ellis Logeman also won his weight class at 145 pounds. North's Chris West was second at 152 and fourth-place finishers were Devin Bradford (160) and Jamal Shelton (112). The Bulldogs' other placers were Chuck Lanton (fifth at 215), Corey Newman (fifth at 119), Cody Franklin (sixth at 103) and Steven Buffington (sixth at 275).

North's Anderson signs with Berry

North Gwinnett senior infielder Brock Anderson has signed a grant-in-aid to continue his baseball career at Berry College. He is the son of Deana and Kent Anderson.

"We are excited for Brock," said North Gwinnett head coach Frank Vashaw. "Brock is as hard of a worker as you will find, and his work ethic and enthusiasm for the game of baseball is contagious."

Grayson's Priest commits to Tusculum football

Grayson senior Brandon Priest has accepted a football scholarship to Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. A 6-foot-3, 260-pound offensive lineman, he is the son of Mary and Eddie Priest.

Parkview, Collins Hill wrestlers ranked in Southeast

Wrestling USA Magazine has both the Parkview and Collins Hill wrestling teams ranked in its Southeast Region. Parkview is fifth in the region and Collins Hill is seventh entering this weekend's area tournaments.

Meadowcreek's Hall posts nation's top time in 800

•Meadowcreek junior Brittany Hall won the 800-meter run this past weekend at the Tennessee State University Invitational, posting the nation's fastest time of 2006 at 2 minutes, 10.25 seconds. In a field of mostly college runners, Hall won the 800 by more than seven seconds over her closest competitor.

Arsenault featured on ESPN2, ESPNU

Norcross swimming and diving coach Samantha Arsenault, a former swimmer at the University of Georgia, will be featured this week on both ESPN2 and ESPNU from coverage of the NCAA Honors Celebration. Arsenault, who helped the Bulldogs to the 2005 NCAA title, received the NCAA's prestigious Top VIII Award at the banquet, which was held Jan. 7.

The TV coverage will air today from 3 to 4 p.m. on ESPN2 and again from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday on ESPNU.

Wesleyan's Troyer, Smith named to NSCAA All-American teams

Wesleyan junior Caiti Troyer and sophomore Betsy Smith were both selected to the National Christian School Athletic Association All-American teams for volleyball. Troyer made the second team and Smith was on the third team.

Troyer had 1,146 assists and 286 digs this season for the state-champion Wolves, and Smith had 440 kills and 229 digs.

Mt. Pisgah tops Westminster Christian

Mt. Pisgah Christian School, coached by longtime Duluth coach Joe Marelle, defeated Westminster Christian 70-52 over the weekend. The team, now 15-1, got 17 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocked shots from Ralph Sampson, 26 points from Mike Dejworek and 12 points, five assists and four charges taken from Tony Marelle.

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Piazza agrees to deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO - Mike Piazza's days as a catcher aren't over, after all.

The 12-time All-Star agreed Sunday to a $2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, giving the defending NL West champions a marquee player they think can still contribute.

- From staff, wire reports