Lions' Davis, Heyward selected for All-Star game
Peachtree Ridge rising senior football players Phillip Davis and Cameron Heyward have been selected to play in the All-American Bowl Game Classic, an All-Star game run by Max Emfinger Recruiting that airs on ESPN and Fox Sports. The game is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2007.
Buford's Martinez brothers sign soccer scholarships
Buford brothers Abel and Misael Martinez have signed soccer scholarships with Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. The sons of Juan and Rumalda Martinez, they will be honored Thursday in a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Buford fieldhouse.
The four-year starters and four-time All-County selections led the Wolves to three straight state playoff trips, one Elite Eight finish and two Sweet 16 berths. Misael, the Gwinnett Goal Club Player of the Year in 2006, had 57 goals as a senior and finished with 140. Abel, a sweeper, had 19 career goals.
Buford's Macolino signs with Lincoln Memorial
Buford senior John Macolino has signed a baseball scholarship with Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. He is the son of John and Sheila Macolino.
Macolino was a three-year letter winner in baseball and football for the Wolves. He started at catcher for a baseball program that reached the Final Four in his final two seasons.
Shanteau, Weir among winners at Sectionals
Parkview grad Eric Shanteau won both of his races and Brookwood grad Amanda Weir added a victory and two second-place showings at this past weekend's Southern Senior Sectionals in Athens.
Shanteau won the 200-meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 2.61 seconds and also was first in the 200 breaststroke in 2:16.38, more than a second better than his personal best in that event. Weir won the 100 freestyle (54.77) and was second in the 50 free (25.41) and 200 free (2:00.73).
Parkview grad John Millen was second in the 1,500 free (15:59.33), sixth in the 800 free (8:23.36) and seventh in the 400 free (4:05.38). Recent South Gwinnett grad Emily Roberts was seventh in the 100 breast at 1:12.81.
Duluth's Beck top local in state amateur
Duluth resident Parker Beck was the top local finisher in this past weekend's Georgia State Golf Association Amateur Championship at Coosa Country Club, finishing in a tie for 26th place. Bill Brown of Dublin won the tourney with a four-day score of 274, two shots ahead of runner-up Jeff Knox of Augusta.
Beck, a Greater Atlanta Christian grad, shot 72, 73, 75 and 68 for a 288 total.
Etheridge wins at Lanier Speedway
Richey Etheridge placed first ahead of runner-up Joey Senter in the Akins Pro Late Model race during short track auto racing this past weekend at Lanier National Speedway.
Other winners at Lanier were: Bryan Jones (Simpson Trucking and Grading Sportsman), Trace Embry (Garrison Racing Equipment Factory Fours), Narlin Gunter (Open Wheel Modified), Bill George (Alumni Mortgage Modified Minis), Paddy Rodenbeck (Legends of Lanier Semi-Pro), Scott Moseley (Legends of Lanier Pro/Masters) and Brian Weimer (Legends of Lanier Masters).
Barbaro's condition still stable
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - Barbaro remained in stable condition Monday, was eating well after another comfortable night in his stall and was expected to have the fiberglass cast on his ailing left foot changed.
Dr. Dean Richardson said the left cast on the Kentucky Derby winner ''will be changed so that the hoof can be treated and watched for signs of infection.'' Barbaro has laminitis, a painful and often-fatal condition, in his left rear hoof.
Richardson said Barbaro's vital signs, appetite and heart rate remained normal Monday, though there was no indication the colt's condition has improved since the vet's grim prognosis last week.
''We will continue to manage his pain successfully, and he is alert,'' Richardson said.
The colt, who had 80 percent of his left rear hoof wall removed last week, still faces the same tough odds to survive a severe case of laminitis and a reconstructed right hind leg.
NCAA denies another year for Alabama's Davis
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The NCAA has denied Alabama's petition to grant forward Chuck Davis another year of eligibility, coach Mark Gottfried said.
Gottfried said he received a letter from the NCAA Monday that officially ended the college career for Davis, who missed most of his senior season with a torn knee ligament.
He did play in 13 of the Crimson Tide's 29 games last season, well above the NCAA's rule allowing a hardship year only for players who participated in less than 20 percent of their team's games not counting the NCAA tournament.
D.A. in Duke case: Every member of Duke lacrosse team a potential witness
DURHAM, N.C. - Every member of Duke University's lacrosse team is a potential witness in the case against three players charged with rape, a prosecutor said Monday in arguing for access to their student ID card records.
''We want to be able to confirm what they tell us about where they went afterward,'' District Attorney Mike Nifong said of the uncharged players.
The cards can be used to buy things and gain access to campus buildings. Attorneys for the uncharged players argued Monday that the information is protected by federal privacy laws and that Nifong's May 31 subpoenas for the records were flawed.
- From staff, wire reports