LOCAL

Parkview to honor four signees

Parkview High School will honor Zach Cone, Tom Richardson, Yaw Gyawu and Reid Popple on Wednesday for continuing their athletic careers at the college level. The event is at 2:30 p.m. in the media center.

Cone is headed to Georgia for baseball, while teammate Richardson is committed to Chattahoochee Valley. Gyawu will sign with Colgate basketball and Popple will play soccer at Berry.

Brookwood hosts signing party

Brookwood High School will host a signing party on Wednesday to honor college signees Courtney McLane and Dana Guentert in tennis as well as baseball players Ryan Lewis, Jordan Erisman and Chase Hawkins. The ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Broncos' Lodge.

McLane has committed to Alabama and teammate Guentert has selected Michigan State. Lewis recently committed to Columbus State, joining previous decisions by Erisman (North Georgia) and Hawkins (Georgia).

GAC softball trio to sign Wednesday

Greater Atlanta Christian fastpitch softball players Jessica Coan, Mollie Mitchell and Reagan Page will be honored for signing college letters of intent Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. Mitchell has committed to Georgia Tech, Mitchell to David Lipscomb and Page to Georgetown.

Norcross baseball players to sign

Norcross seniors Jacob Matthews and Tyler Maloof will be honored Wednesday for signing with college baseball programs. Matthews committed to Mercer and Maloof is headed to Georgia.

Dacula's Daniel commits to Shorter

Dacula senior Abbie Daniel has made a commitment to continue her basketball career at Shorter College. A four-year starter, Daniel averaged a team-high 16.7 points as a junior.

Home-schooled Force reaches final

The Georgia Force home-school football team defeated Christian Heritage 14-9 this past weekend to advance to the Georgia Football League Championship this Saturday at St. Pius. The Force's opponent on Saturday are the NCC Crusaders.

The team won its 28th straight game over the weekend, holding on after taking a 14-0 halftime lead on Andrew Long's 47-yard interception return for a touchdown and Edward Jackson's TD pass to Blake Coughlin. Jackson added a late interception to seal the victory.

UGA's Benedict gets Joel Eaves award

Georgia tennis player Brad Benedict, a Norcross grad, received the Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award, bestowed upon the male and female athlete with the highest GPA entering the fall semester of his or her senior year based on hours.

Benedict has a 3.82 GPA in finance.

Mill Creek ice hockey defeats Pope

Mill Creek's club ice hockey team remained undefeated with a 6-3 win over Pope this past weekend. Jordan Caton scored two goals, Chase Little had two assists and Jordan Senecal had a goal and an assist for the Hawks (4-0).

Eric Cubbage, Caleb Rainey and Adam Pecht also scored goals in the victory.

Georgia Force to hold final open tryout

The Georgia Force Arena Football League team will hold its final open tryout on Dec. 1 at the organization's Flowery Branch headquarters. The top two performers will be offered the opportunity to showcase their talents during a two-day workout in training camp.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.georgiaforce.com.

Conroy finishes sixth at state meet

CARROLLTON - Colin Conroy of Mill Creek finished sixth overall in the Class AAAAA boys cross country race with a time of 16 minutes, 19.99 seconds - the top time among the Hawks' runners.

STATE

Tech's Morrow wins ACC honor

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Georgia Tech's Anthony Morrow and Virginia Tech's Jeff Allen have captured the first of the weekly basketball honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Morrow averaged 27 points and eight rebounds as Georgia Tech split two games. He made 20-of-37 shots from the floor, including 8-of-15 from 3-point range. Against Tennessee State, he scored 24 of his career-high 31 points in the second half of the 99-85 victory.

Georgia-Georgia Tech kickoff set

ATLANTA - The Nov. 24 Georgia-Georgia Tech game at Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised by ABC.

Each team has one game before its annual battle for intrastate bragging rights. Georgia Tech will play host to North Carolina on Saturday at noon. No. 8 Georgia will play host to No. 22 Kentucky on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

NATIONAL

Hardin opts for another season at Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. - DeVon Hardin gave teammate Theo Robertson some Washington Wizards shorts because he's a big Gilbert Arenas fan. Eric Vierneisel also got shorts. For Jordan Wilkes, it was Lakers gear considering his father, Jamaal, played for Los Angeles.

Jerome Randle likes Chauncey Billups and received a Pistons present in his locker. And Ryan Anderson? Well, Hardin just told the talented sophomore he will get his own NBA gear one day.

Hardin will almost certainly have his own stuff by next year. He put off the pros to play one more college season at California, even though he might have been a first-round pick.

'It was a hard decision. In the end, it was being mature and really putting off instant gratification to do what's best for me in the long run,' Hardin said. 'I was getting a lot of different advice, like: 'Forget college. Go make money.'