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Mill Creek's Jarvis honored by Falcons for community service

Mill Creek head football coach Shannon Jarvis was recognized during Sunday's NFL game as a 2007 Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award recipient for his work in the community.

Jarvis created Helping Hawks, which fosters inter-generational understanding between youth and seniors at the Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services. His athletes work with the seniors on a variety of volunteer projects, spending more than 1,500 volunteer hours on seniors' household maintenance last summer.

As a recipient of the award, Jarvis received a $2,000 grant for the Helping Hawks program.

Grayson football players to hold flag at Falcons game

Grayson's football team will hold the field-length American flag banner during the national anthem at Thursday's Atlanta Falcons-Indianapolis Colts football game. However, the Rams will miss the NFL game instead staying out late with Friday's second-round game against Norcross on the schedule.

"It'll be a neat thing for our kids," said Grayson head coach Mickey Conn, who was asked by an acquaintance if his team could fill in on flag duty when another group dropped out.

Five from Apalachee softball make all-region

Five Apalachee fastpitch softball players, the most from any team, were named to the All-Region 8-AAA team, which was voted on by the league's coaches. The Wildcats were 28-10 this season and finished fourth in Class AAA.

Apalachee's honored players were senior shortstop Kimmie Bunten, junior pitcher/third baseman Courtney Gunby, sophomore second baseman/right fielder Mendy Henson, sophomore pitcher/first baseman Kaitlyn Medlam and freshman center fielder Ansley Thompson.

Apalachee gets TD Club honor

Apalachee football was selected as high school of the week by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. The Wildcats and head coach Shane Davis will be honored in a Monday banquet at the Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station.

The event's featured speaker is Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank.

Local event set up to help in college search

The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation will present a seminar for high school athletes and their parents on Dec. 2 entitled, "How to increase your chances of receiving a college scholarship?" The event, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bunten Road Park gym's activity room, is run by Douglas, a former Harlem Globetrotter.

The topics include college admission, financial aid, scholarships, NCAA clearinghouse, ACT/SAT testing and other details of the recruiting process. Registration is $35. For more information, call 404-837-6719 or visit www.harlemlegends.com.

Broncos' Miles spotlighted on Prep Rally

Gwinnett Prep Rally, a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs football highlights from Norcross-Etowah, South Gwinnett-Roswell, Grayson-Chattahoochee and North Gwinnett-Marietta on this week's show. Featured athletes include Brookwood's Kenny Miles, team leader.

Gwinnett Prep Rally, hosted by Daily Post editor Todd Cline and sports editor Will Hammock, airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 25 and each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Charter Cable 19. It also airs on GCPS each Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.

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Roddick to lead United States against Russia in Davis Cup final

LONDON - Andy Roddick will lead the United States against defending champion Russia in the Davis Cup final.

The sixth-ranked Roddick, who has never won a Davis Cup title, was selected along with No. 13 James Blake and the top-ranked doubles pair of Bob and Mike Bryan. The best-of-five series will be played Nov. 30-Dec. 2 on the indoor hard courts of the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore.

The Russian team, which won its second Davis Cup title last year, will be led by No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov and Mikhail Youzhny, the International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday.

6 killed in wreck involving ex-Ala. football star Siran Stacy

DOTHAN, Ala. - A van driven by former University of Alabama football star Siran Stacy was struck by a pickup at an intersection and six people were killed, including Stacy's wife and four of his children, state troopers said Tuesday.

The driver of the second vehicle also was killed, said Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for the state troopers.

Stacy, 39, a star running back for Alabama during 1989-91, was listed in stable condition in surgical intensive care at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. His 3-year-old daughter, Shelly, was taken to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, which did not release her condition.

Philadelphia's Rollins wins NL MVP award

NEW YORK - Back in January, when Jimmy Rollins was making bold predictions, he left one out. Not only were his Phillies the team to beat in the NL East, he was headed for an MVP season.

Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling Philadelphia to its first playoff berth in 14 years with his speed and steady all-around play.

'It never crossed my mind that I would go out there and win an MVP,' Rollins said on a conference call from California. 'I had a real big smile on my face, to make it simple. I was excited but I wasn't quite sure what to feel.'