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Youth Roundup: Hawks win 52-team USSSA World Series

The Mill Creek Hawks 10-and-under baseball team won the USSSA World Series in Southaven, Miss., last week, becoming the first Gwinnett County to win the event since 1998.

The Hawks won the 52-team tournament, which featured teams from 16 states, with an 8-2 record and led the tourney in runs scored with 95.

Team members are Bailey Godfrey, Jacob Freeland, Jonathan Hughes, Blake Nichols, Nicholas Neidert, Robert Kwiatkowski, Mason Lancaster, Grant Mahaley, Joey Bart, Justin Seabolt and Justin Reppert.

The team is coached by Joe Godfrey.

BASEBALL

Buford wins Dixie Youth State Tournament

Buford's Minor All-Stars won the Dixie Youth State Tournament last week in Covington.

The Wolves will play in the Dixie Youth World Series in Madison Heights, Va., starting Aug. 6.

Team members are Cole Dudley, Freeman Edwards, Keyton Gibson, Chase Hunter, Damian Phillips, Jake Pratt, Steven Reese, Tyler Shipman, Connor Tarleton, Avery Turner, Nicholas Wiley and Steven Wysocki.

The team is coached by Ken Gibson, Matt Edwards and Brian Wysocki.

Brookwood all-star team wins state,

heads to World Series

The Brookwood Athletic Association 19-and-under Majors All-Star Team repeated as state champions, advancing to represent Georgia at the Dixie Majors World Series to be held in Florence, S.C., beginning today.

The team had an undefeated record, going 10-0 in Dixie Major Tournaments and 4-0 in the Brookwood High School Mid-Summer Classic.

Brookwood is the first 19-and-under Major Team from Metro Atlanta to represent Georgia at the World Series.

Team members are Kyle Marlow, Jared Dunifon, Eric Marlow, Austin Farmer, Zach Kesselring, Tyler Hodge, Nathan McCormack, Logan Chesnut, Jacob Miller, Thomas Bates, Patrick Meuleners, Case Wilson, Matt Weber and Grayson Jacobs.

The team is coached by Joel Dunifon, John Farmer and Todd Bennett.

Winder wins Dixie Boys State Tournament

Winder won the 13-and-14 year-old Dixie Boys State Tournament last week at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth and Pinckneyville Park in Norcross.

Duluth placed second in the 13-year-old division and Brookwood was second in the 14-year-old division.

TRACK

Williams qualifies for AAU nationals

Sydney Williams, a rising freshman at Collins Hill High School, has qualified to compete in the AAU National Junior Olympics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville next week.

Williams, who runs for the New Birth Track and Field team in Lithonia, has qualified in the 800-, 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs. Williams was a gold medalist in the 1,500 and 3,000 at this year's AAU National Indoor Championships.

PENTATHLON

Dacula's Penoyer wins championship

Dacula's Lisa Penoyer won the pentathlon at the 24th annual National Junior Disability Championships in Spokane, Wash., last week.

Penoyer is a member of the Georgia Blazers, which competes in swimming, wheelchair basketball and track and field. Last year, Penoyer was named Outstanding Female Junior at the meet after she won nine gold medals and set six national records.

DIVING

Southeast Xtreme takes gold in four events at Georgia Games

The Southeast Xtreme Diving team won four gold medals at the Georgia Games last Saturday.

Team members Molly Joseph, 8, Tabitha Banks, 13, and Matt Joiner, 17, won the 1-meter springboard event in their age groups. Banks also won gold in the 3-meter competition

All three are eligible to compete in the Southeast Sports Festival next year. This Olympic-style festival will include 8-10 sports and include athletes from all over the region.

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