Youth roundup: Hebron teams win World Series titles

The Hebron Angels 13-and-under baseball team won the USSSA AA World Series in Johnson City, Tenn., last weekend, while the 14-and-under Hebron Angels won the USSSA World Series in


Hebron's 13-and-under team went undefeated in its eight-game schedule to win the event. In those eight wins, the Angels outscored their opponents 67-26 and had two shutouts. Their closest game of the tournament came in the championship game when they beat Piranhas, N.C., 8-7.

Brandon Bonner, Dakota Conn, Connor Kasten and Max Pentecost were named to the All-National team. Bonner was also named Most Outstanding Offensive Player and Hunter Shugart was named Most Valuable Player.

Team members are: Bonner, Conn, Kasten, Pentecost, Shugart, Danny Lockhart, Tripp Calhoun, Austin Bedingfield, Christian Davila, Casey McGinnis, Will Treadwell, Hunter Shugart and Casen Calhoun is the bat boy. The team is coached by Mark Bedingfield, Lee Bonner, Bill Calhoun and Keith Lockhart.

The 14-and-under Hebron Mission Team Angels defeated the Brookwood Broncos in June to claim the Gwinnett County Championship, then they traveled to Charlotte and won the USSSA World Series title.

The Greater Gwinnett Baseball League team finished first during the regular season, then went 7-0 during pool play and the championship series, finishing 25-2 in GGBL play.

In July, the 14-and-under Angels went 7-0 during pool play and the championship series to clinch the World Series title. The Angels' overall record was 44-12.

Team members are: Michael Bradley, Thomas Garmon, Tyler Jarvis, Daniel Kroemer, Johnny Mclean, James Mills, Josh Rawlins, Cameron Robinson, Colby Runnels, Erik Schrum, Jeffery Zimmerman, Victor Bentivegna and Brandon Cruce.

The team is coached by Larry Runnels, Juan Bradley, Ray Rawlins and Lowery Robinson. BASEBALL

Mill Creek wins Dixie Youth AA state title

The Mill Creek National PeeWee All-Star baseball team won the 2006 Dixie Youth AA State Championship by defeating Dacula National 13-8 at Monticello to claim its first ever AA state title.

Mill Creek (21-1) won its first 20 games and also captured the Sub-District and District championships. The team averaged more than eight runs a game, hammered out 23 home runs and outscored its opponents 184-58.

Team members are: Alan Bussoletti, Tyler Calvert, Chase Claflin, Gabe Davenport, Matthew Lewis, Nick Logan, Loren Matzick, Reid Parks, A.J. Weed, Jacob Weisenberger, Kobe Wharton, Dylan Wilson and Ryan York. The coaches are Rod Davenport, Jason Parks and Scott Wilson.

Berkeley wins Connie Mack state championship

The Berkeley Baseball Academy 18-and-under travel team won the Connie Mack 2006 State Championship last weekend and advances on to the Southeastern Regionals hosted by the East Cobb Yankees at Lassiter High School.

Team members are: Tim Babrick, John Breeling, Jameson Contratto, Mark Edwards, Wesley Hodo, Chris Jensen, Adam Johnson, Chase Johnston, Ryan Kirby, Andrew Majors, Andrew McCrary, Will Ogletree, Jesse Richeson, Taylor Scherer, Ryan Schrantz and Wayne Sims. The team is coached by Lou Llerandi and Dana King.


Georgia Elite finishes 13th at nationals

The Georgia Elite 13-and-under girls AAU basketball team finished 13th out of 92 teams at the AAU Nationals in Overland Park, Kan.

The Elite went 5-2 with one of the losses to eventual national champion Potomac Valley Lady Majic in overtime.

Team members are: Baleigh Coley, Alex Abraham, Miray Seward, KaVonne Towns, Abby Slocumb, Katie Carroll, Marren Schwartz, Maggie Smith, Stephanie Wheeler, Lauren Coleman, Alexandria Armah and Annie Wheeler. The team is coached by Tim Ellis and Lynn Carroll.


Four Gwinnett teams headed to nationals

Seven Georgia softball teams have qualified for the ASA 12U National Championships next week in Bloomington, Ind. Of the seven teams, four are from Gwinnett, the Worth Cobras (Black), the Collins Hill Soaring Eagles, the '94 Elite Panthers and the North Gwinnett Mad Dogs.

Team members of the Worth Cobras (Black) are: Sarah Armstrong, Ashli Haynes, Brandi Jones, Cheyenne Kelley, Sierra Lawrence, Chelsea Littlejohn, Sarah McFall, Christina Parham, Caroline Rogers, Brittany Mitchell and Megan Wojick.

Team members of the Collins Hill Soaring Eagles are: Caitlin Fowler, Darsey Walker, Amanda Winters, Savanna Berkhiser, Alexis Boyd, Lexi Overstreet, Shelley Sweatt, Jessica Neidigh, Taylor Anderson, Tori Mitchell and Sarah Crotts. The team is coached by Dave Sweatt, Craig Anderson, Ron Berkhiser, Dean Boyd, Greg Neidigh and Barry Neidigh.

Team members of the '94 Elite Panthers are Kaley Garmon, Payton Wilson, Jordan Dean, Kanani Cabrales, Nikki Sagermann, Amanda Chambers, Hadiyah Walker, Vic Webb and Tay Rivers. The team is coached by Chris Dean, James Garmon and Mark Sagermann.


Springboard team has strong showing

The Gwinnett County Springboard Diving Team fared well in several meets in July.

At the Griffin Invitational on July 13, Elyse Sandburg was first in the 11-and-up girls one-meter dive, Tori Forrister was second and Nneena Bevil was third. In the three-meter dive, Sandburg was first, followed by Forrister and Bevil.

In the 11-and-under boys one-meter dive, Alex Trauger was first and Anthony Prince placed fourth. Trauger was first in the three-meter dive and Prince was second.

Caroline Bond took home first in the 13-and-under one-meter dive and Karen Norling was third. Bond was second in the three-meter dive and Norling was third.

At the Georgia Games on July 15, Forrister was first in the 11-and-under one-meter dive. Anna Cate Miller was second and Sandburg was third. In the three-meter dive, Miller was first, followed by Sandburg and Forrister.

In the 11-and-under boys, Trauger was second in the one-meter dive and Prince was third.

Bond was second in the 13-and-under one-meter dive and Norling was third. Bond was second in the three-meter dive and Norling was third.

In the 18-and-under boys, Steven Currie was first in the one-and three-meter dives.

At the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association State Championship, Forrister was first in the 11-and-under one-and three-meter dives. Prince was third in the one-meter dives for boys.

Bond was second in the 13-and-under one-meter drive and Norling was fourth. Bond was first in the three-meter dive and Norling was third.

Megan Dell was second in the 18-and-under one-meter girls.


Frazier finishes second at nationals

Cyclist Zoe Frazier was second in girls 10-12 age group at the Junior Track National Championships in the 500-meter individual time trials. Nicholas Frazier was 11th in the boys 13-14 age group in the 500-meter individual time trials.

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