South's Jones to sign with Brewton-Parker

South Gwinnett senior Erin Jones will sign a letter of intent to play fastpitch softball at Brewton-Parker College. The school has planned a signing ceremony for Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Comets' media center.

Jones, a four-year letter winner and team captain as a senior, had a career .270 batting average with 24 RBIs and 29 runs in 75 games. A catcher with a .955 fielding percentage, she threw out 34 percent of runners attempting to steal a base.

Grayson's Cawthon commits to FIU

Grayson offensive lineman Chris Cawthon ended his recruitment early this week when he committed to Florida International University.

The massive 6-foot-4, 330-pound lineman was instrumental in helping lead the Rams to over 200 yards rushing per game.

Cawthon, who was recruited by FIU's defensive coordinator Phil Galiano and offensive line coach Greg Laffere, becomes the second Grayson senior to commit to a Division I program. Defensive end Conrad Obi verbaled to Colorado during the season.

Former NFL stars to sign at Venture Sports Shows

Venture Sports Shows, located at Santa Fe Mall in Duluth, is hosting a fundraiser for the NFL Metro Atlanta Players Association on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. Money raised from the event will help the group fund youth


More than 20 former players are expected to attend, including former Atlanta Falcon Bobby Butler and former Dallas Cowboy Dexter Clinkscale. Fees have not yet been set.

Also on Saturday, Micah Owings and his brother John Mark Owings will sign from 12:30 to 1:30. Micah is one of the top pitching prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, while John Mark is an outfield prospect for the Atlanta Braves. Fees are $10 for balls and flats and $15 for premium items.

For more info on either event, call 770-622-9344.


Reyna signs with Red Bulls

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Former U.S. national captain Claudio Reyna signed a contract with the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday.

The signing reunited the midfielder with Bruce Arena, his former coach at the University of Virginia and the U.S. national team. The deal came one day after the English Premier League's Manchester City terminated Reyna's contract, clearing the way for the 33-year-old to return home to join Major League Soccer.

The Red Bulls traded former MVP Amado Guevara to Chivas USA in late November for a ''designated player'' slot, a position that gives MLS teams the ability to acquire players outside the $2 million-per-team salary cap.

- From staff, wire reports