Collins Hill holds signing celebration

•Collins Hill held a signing celebration on Thursday for volleyball seniors Samantha Lum, Alex Raffalovich and Rayven Tirado, three athletes who are continuing their careers in college.

Lum is joining the University of Georgia volleyball team as a preferred walk-on. She holds the school record for digs in a season with 220.

Raffalovich, who played tennis and volleyball for the Eagles, is going to Georgia College and State University on a tennis scholarship. She holds the school record in volleyball with 104 aces.

Tirado, a track and volleyball standout, has accepted a track scholarship to the University of Alabama. An All-County track athlete, she helped Collins Hill to a state title this spring.

Fellow Collins Hill seniors Jessica Davies and Katie Winschel also are playing volleyball in college, Davies at Florida Tech and Winschel as a preferred walk-on at Georgia.

Parkview runners sign scholarships

•Parkview honored four runners on Wednesday who are continuing their athletic careers in college.

Chris Justice is running for Western Carolina, David Reeves is headed to Berry College, Patrick Ollinger selected Samford and Tyler Jackson picked East Central (Okla.).

North's Jarrett takes job at West Hall

•North Gwinnett assistant girls basketball coach Lynn Jarrett has accepted the head girls basketball coach job at West Hall. North head girls coach Tony Watkins left for the head boys basketball position at Heritage and has since been replaced by Kevin Jacobs.

A graduate of East Hall, Jarrett was a college basketball coach for 20 years, including 17 as a head coach. She just completed her sixth season as an assistant at North.

Central hires Brown as new volleyball coach

•Central Gwinnett announced on Wednesday that the school has hired Tracey Brown, who currently works at Collins Hill, as its new head volleyball coach.She replaces Donna Bishop

Mill Creek hires Leitsch as girls soccer coach

•Mill Creek has hired Brent Leitsch as the school's new head girls soccer coach. An Alabama native who has degrees from Auburn and Georgia State, he worked this season as an assistant boys soccer coach at Alpharetta High.

Leitsch also coached soccer and cross country at Brookwood for three years, including the 2004 season when the Broncos won the state soccer title.


Tech tennis falls to Northwestern

•STANFORD, Calif. - The Georgia Tech women's tennis team, ranked sixth in the nation and seeded sixth in the 2006 NCAA Championships, fell 4-0 to ninth-ranked and 11th-seeded Northwestern on Thursday morning at the Taube Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

- From staff reports