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Meadowcreek's Allen

named metro's top player

• Meadowcreek senior Chris Allen has been named the Metro Atlanta Boys High School Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. St. Pius' Kelley Cain took the girls honor.

Allen, who led the Mustangs to back-to-back Region 8-AAAAA titles his final two seasons, averaged a Gwinnett-best 26.7 points as a senior.

He was joined on the club's All-Metro Atlanta Team by Peachtree Ridge's Zach Graham and Norcross' Tony Neysmith. Locals on the All-Metro girls team were Wesleyan's Anne Marie Armstrong, Greater Atlanta Christian's D'Nay Daniels, Berkmar's Kiara Evans, South Gwinnett's Antionette Howard and Alex Winchell and Collins Hill's Jordan Jones.

The club previously announced Norcross' Gani Lawal as Mr. Georgia Basketball and Collins Hill's Maya Moore as Miss Georgia Basketball.

Five more Brookwood football

players choose colleges

• Five more Brookwood seniors - Jared Reine, Patrick Moran, Will Gross, Demetre Ledlum and Trey Rogers - have decided continue their careers at the college level, giving the Broncos at least 10 college players from this senior class.

Reine, a safety, accepted a scholarship from Appalachian State this past weekend and Moran, a defensive back/wide receiver, is headed to Georgia Southern. Gross (quarterback), Ledlum (running back) and Rogers (wide receiver) plan to play for West Georgia.

Brookwood's Mitchell King (Georgia Southern), David Kelley (Birmingham Southern), Rennie Curran (Georgia), Josh Turner (Brevard) and Briley Hale (Bethel) had previously committed to colleges.

Locals fare well in Drive, Chip

and Putt competitions

• Several young golfers from Gwinnett, including age-group winner Ritvik Peesapati, fared well in Mutual of Omaha Drive, Chip and Putt competitions at Durham Lakes Country Club and Crooked Creek Golf Club last weekend.

Peesapati, of Lawrenceville, won the 7- and 8-year-old division at Crooked Creek. Duluth's Benjamin Shipp was third in the 9- and 10-year-old division at that site.

At Durham Lakes, Austin Mancilla of Lawrenceville was second in the 7- and 8-year-old division. The top three performers in each age group advance to the Southeast Region Championship on Sunday in Birmingham.

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Cavaliers lose top receiver to injury

• CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, who ranked third in receptions in the Atlantic Coast Conference last year, suffered a serious knee injury and is expected to miss the 2007 season, coach Al Groh said Wednesday.

Ogletree tore an anterior cruciate ligament in practice Friday and will require surgery, Groh said.

''He tried to make a cut, and it just gave out on him,'' Groh said on a teleconference with reporters.

Arrest of coach's son is a jolt to

Wolfpack's feel-good season

• RALEIGH, N.C. - Sidney Lowe put together quite a feel-good story this year. The former North Carolina State point guard and Jim Valvano protege came back to coach his old team, donning a stoplight-red jacket and drumming up excitement with a surprising season-ending surge.

A week later, after bailing his 21-year-old son out of a Greensboro jail in the middle of the night, Lowe's coat may have been temporarily replaced by a red face.

Lowe found himself in an embarrassing situation Wednesday in the aftermath of a series of charges filed against his oldest son, Sidney R. Lowe Jr., ranging from aiding and abetting armed robbery to drug possession. Several charges stem from the weekend shooting of a man in a University of North Carolina at Greensboro dormitory.

Goodell hopes for disciplinary

decisions in a few weeks

• PHOENIX - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hopes to hand down disciplinary measures within 10 days of meeting with Tennessee cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones and Cincinnati receiver Chris Henry.

Goodell's new, stronger player-conduct policy has not been fully formulated, but he'll still meet next Tuesday with the two players, who have had numerous run-ins with the law.

''These are part of the hearings I've had with a player or coach facing discipline decisions,'' Goodell said Wednesday as the league meetings concluded. ''It's to get their perspective, look them in the eye and get them thinking. They are clearly (designed) to give me better info and more facts. I do it frequently.''

It could happen even more often, given the number of off-field incidents that have recently plagued the league.

- From staff, wire reports