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Killian Hill Christian, Graff win state golf titles

Killian Hill Christian School won its third straight Georgia Christian Athletic Association golf championship last Thursday. It was the eighth state golf title in school history.

The Cougars won their first match by 18 strokes and went undefeated on the season with an average winning margin of 47 strokes. In the championship tournament, they defeated Byne Christian by 23 strokes.

Kimberly Graff, a sophomore, won the individual state title - her school's first - with a 78. She is the only girls golfer on the team and played the match from the same tees as the boys golfers.

Seniors Nathan Satterfield (who shot 92) and Dustin Bullard (97) also contributed to the season, as did eighth-grader Kyle Bailey, who shot 92 at state. Bailey and Satterfield tied for fifth in the individual standings.

Meadowcreek's Hall named All-American

Meadowcreek senior Brittany Hall has been named to the Track and Field News High School All-American Team in the 800-meter run. She was the only Gwinnett representative on the team with a No. 5 ranking in the 800.

North's Albey, Parkview's Ebert get running honors

North Gwinnett's Josh Albey and Parkview's Lindsey Ebert were named runners of the week by the county's cross country coaches on Monday. Albey was 10th at the Coach Wood Invitational in 16 minutes, 40 seconds and Ebert was seventh at the Coach Wood meet in 19:32.

Kreutzer named Atlanta Vision head coach

The Atlanta Vision of the American Basketball Association has hired Bruce Kreutzer as head coach for the 2006-2007 season, which will see the team play its games at the Suwanee Sports Academy.

Kreutzer also will continue his duties as an instructor in the Suwanee Sports Academy's On Court Player Development Program. He is a veteran of 28 years of coaching in high school and college, including a state high school championship in North Carolina and a NCAA Division II Final Four appearance in 2003 with Queens University.

"Bruce brings an impressive coaching background to our team and his focus of fundamental skill development as an On Court instructor will be key to our team's success," Vision owner Quentin Townsend said. "We are excited about the upcoming season with Bruce at the helm."

The Vision's home debut is Nov. 18.

Dacula golf tourney set for Saturday

The Dacula High School golf team will host its fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday at the Trophy Club of Apalachee.

The four-person scramble begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and costs $90 per player, which includes green fees, cart, range balls, buffet meal and prizes. To register, call Dacula coaches John Williams or Vern Wells at 770-963-6664 or get a form from a member of the Falcons' golf team.

Impact Golf Academy opens at Renz Baseball Academy

Impact Golf Academy with PGA professional Chuck Scoggins has opened at the Renz Baseball Academy in

Suwanee.

The indoor golf facility features state-of-the-art simulators, which allow golfers to play a number of real courses. A chipping and putting green also is available at the facility, which is accepting junior players who want to learn the game as well as golfers who want to rent time on the simulators to play actual rounds.

For more information, call 770-362-7571.

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Punter surrenders on attempted murder charge

GREELEY, Colo. - A former Northern Colorado backup punter charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of his rival surrendered to authorities Monday.

Mitchell Cozad was released on $500,000 bail. He is tentatively scheduled for a hearing Nov. 6, the district attorney's office said.

Cozad surrendered in Loveland, about 20 miles from Greeley, district attorney spokeswoman Jennifer Finch said.

The 21-year-old player is accused of stabbing starter Rafael Mendoza in his kicking leg last month in a crime that drew comparisons to the attack on Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan by Tonya Harding's hit man.

North Carolina fires football coachCHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The losses kept mounting during North Carolina's miserable season, and so did the frustration. So a few days after a lackluster performance in a nationally televised game against Virginia, athletic director Dick Baddour knew he had to fire coach John Bunting.

Bunting's dismissal, which is effective at the end of the season, came Sunday night after the former North Carolina linebacker and team captain was blamed for a season in which the Tar Heels (1-6, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have yet to defeat a Division I-A team.

- From staff, wire reports