The 12-and-under South Gwinnett Renegades baseball team won the prestigious USSSA Battle of the Bats Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in early May.
The Renegades went undefeated, outscoring their opponents 47-2. This was the second straight tournament championship for the Greater Gwinnett Baseball League team.
Team members are Clint Carr, Michael Gouge, Parker Graves, Austin Loyd, Brian McGrath, Lucas Sims, Steven Slaughter, Patrick Smith, Drew Thompson, Nick Tompkins and Ryan Woodard. The manager is Elliott Thompson and he is assisted by coaches Randy Loyd, Jerry McGrath and Reggie Tompkins. Leanne Woodard is the team representative.
Gunners win Xtreme Adidas Cup tournament
The Dacula Soccer Club's under-14 Gunners won the Xtreme Adidas Cup tournament at the ASA Polo Fields in Cumming.
The Gunners defeated the Alpharetta P&R Rush 7-0, tied the RPR Raiders 2-2 and beat the NASA Nitros 3-1 to reach the finals.
In the championship game, the Gunners scored in the first two minutes and held on to beat RPR Raiders "Blue Team" 1-0 for the title.
The Gunners finish their season 12-0-2.
Team members are Konner Gould, Wesley Maddox, Alberto Rojas, Jake Piefke, Quentin Lavender, Kevin Sharpton, Freddy Castro, Kirk Green, Eddie Hernandez, Landon Jones, Blake Shuler, Alex Umstead, Nick Umstead, Kyle Stephens, Jacob Nunn and Tyler Lewis. The team is coached by Tim Gould.
Tornados win Presidents Cup
Lawrenceville's YMCA Tornados under-10 Boys Select soccer team won the President's Cup final in Griffin on May 6.
Team members are Ryan Fitton, Brandon Stepps, Michael Frye, Christopher Costley, Jackson Fountain, Arijian Jaganjac, David Brown and Josiah Baker.
Dacula soccer clubs finish
one, two in district
The Dacula Soccer Club at Rabbit Hill Park won first and second place in the district at River Park Soccer Complex in Calhoun on May 6-7.
Dacula Soccer Club's under-12 boys The Black Out, coached by Gregory Johnston, placed first and The Vipers, coached by Jimmy Carrion, came in second.
Both teams advanced to the State Recreational Cup, held in Columbus this weekend.
AFUSA Fire Silver win
The under-14 Atlanta Fire United Silver boys soccer team won the 2006 President's Cup State Championship on May 5.
AFUSA Fire Silver was 5-0 in the tournament, allowing only three goals while scoring 15. With the championship the team advances to the regional final June 9-11 in Decatur, Ala.
Team members are Kris Alonzo, Trey Breon, Bryce Diettrich, Josh Fancher, Tyler Figwer, J Golden, Matt Guiney, Connor Jones, Peter Kaminski, Drew Klaer, Garrett McClurg, Matt Murray, Korry Tauber and Austin Ujhelyi. The team is coached by Jeff Ramos.
Knockouts take Bring It On
The 14-and-under Norcross Knockouts fastpitch softball team won the American Softball Association's East Cobb Bring It On tournament on April 28-30.
The Knockouts were undefeated in the tournament, outscoring their opponents 30-5.
Team members are Jordan Cleghorn, Samantha Findling, Lynsay Flynt, Kristin Hall, Nicole Heusel, Lauren Kinney, Alexa Lewis, Shelby Morrill, Emily Osterhaus and Heide Shape. The team is managed by Drew Findling and coached by Jeff Cleghorn, Chris Heusel and Hugh Kinney.
Hawks win second straight
The Georgia Hawks Team 1994 won the 11-and-under AAU state championship with a win over the Georgia Pistols in LaGrange on May 8.
The girls were 3-0 overall with wins over the Forest Park Fury (45-43) and the Georgia Pistols (44-27, 55-42).
Team 1994 has won two consecutive AAU state championships and will play for its third consecutive YBOA state championship. As a result of this victory, the Hawks also have secured a No. 5 seed at the 2006 11-and-under AAU Nationals in Springfield, Mo., June 23-July 1.
Blackhawks win lacrosse title
The Gwinnett Blackhawks, went undefeated and took the high school division at the Southeastern Lacrosse Tournament at Stone Mountain.
The squad is a club team made up of of lacrosse players from all over Gwinnett that do not have a high school to play for.
Parkview's Fain sets
bench press record
Parkview sophomore Jesse Fain set a new Georgia bench press record in the 16- to 19-year-old, 242-pound weight class at the WABDL Southeastern Regional Bench Press and Deadlifting Championships.
Fain bench pressed 462.7 pounds to win his age and weight class. Fain's lift was 60.5 pounds higher than the previous record of 402.2.
Brookwood sophomore Eric Grube lifted 402.2 pounds in the 275-pound weight class, Kevin Romano lifted 486.1 in the 259-pound weight class and Anthony Ramos lifted 287.6 in the 132-pound weight class.
DFS finishes 10th at meet
The Dacula Family Sports Level 4 AAU gymnastics team took 10th at the State Champion Gymnastics meet in Roswell on April 21.
DFS scored 112.225 points for the 10th place finish out of more than 30 teams competing.
Lyndzie Jones placed second in the all-around with a score of 35.275 in 6-year-old age group. Emily Hamil placed third (35.175), Payton Ashby (33.40) was sixth and Lexi Hamilton had a score of 32.675 in the all-around.
In the older eight group, Kayla Baptist was ninth (35.3) and in the young eight age group, Kaylie Elder was 10th (35.425). Danielle Manning was fifth in the young nine group with a score of 37.3.
Jessica Ray placed eighth in the all-around with a score of 36.5 in the 10-year-old age group and McKenzie Murdock placed 10th (35.225). Molly Crowe won the 11-year-old age group with an all-around score of 37.25 and Michelle Canant was sixth in the all-around with a score of 36.35.
Ness wins AAU
Chip Ness, 10, from Duluth won the 85-pound 10-and-under AAU National Championships at Ford Field in Detroit on April 14 and 15.
Ness defeated Trevor Lensing from South Dakota 7-3 in the finals.
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