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Meadowcreek pair nominated for McDonald's game

•Meadowcreek senior basketball players Chris Allen and Mark Veazey have been selected as nominees for the McDonald's High School All-American Game, the nation's most prestigious all-star game for high school players. Allen is a Michigan State signee and Veazey is headed to the Naval Academy.

Hawks' Davis signs with

Georgia

College softball

•Mill Creek senior Maggie Davis has signed a fastpitch softball scholarship with Georgia College and State University. A first baseman and third baseman, Davis also played catcher this season for the Hawks, which won the Region 7-AAAAA title and finished third in the state.

Wesleyan's Edwards commits to Reinhardt baseball

•Kyle Edwards, a senior at Wesleyan, has accepted a baseball scholarship from Reinhardt College in Waleska. He is expected to pitch and play third base for the four-year, NAIA school.

Edwards has played three varsity seasons for Wesleyan, helping the team to a state runner-up finish this past spring. He plays travel ball for the Snellville-based SportsTech Stars.

Georgia Force wins GFL state championship

•The Georgia Force home-school football team defeated the NCC Crusaders 34-0 to win the Georgia Football League championship. It was the team's second straight title and second straight undefeated season.

Shaun Valentine scored two touchdowns and Caleb Hecox also scored twice, once on an interception return. Eddie Jackson scored the Force's first TD as it built a 14-0 halftime lead.

Locals earn

All-State honors in cross country

•Three Gwinnett girls and two Gwinnett boys runners were named to the Gatfxc.com All-State Teams, which were released on Wednesday.

Collins Hill's Jackie Drouin and Erin Guglielmo made the girls first team along with Parkview's Lindsey Ebert. Collins Hill's Allyson McGinty made the second team.

Berkmar's Girma Mecheso and Parkview's Michael Winston made the boys first team while the Panthers' Josh Pinson was on the second team.

For a full list of honored runners and teams, see page 8B.

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Miami WR pleads no contest in assault case

•CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami wide receiver Ryan Moore pleaded no contest Wednesday to criminal mischief and battery charges stemming from an August altercation involving two women in a car.

Moore's plea came after prosecutors upgraded the criminal mischief charge to a felony because of damage caused to the victim's car when Moore kicked it. The battery charge is a misdemeanor.

- From staff, wire reports