LOCAL

Dacula to retire Humphrey's jersey

Dacula will retire former standout Billy Humphrey's No. 21 jersey prior to Saturday night's home basketball game against Mill Creek. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the ceremony for Humphrey will be prior to the boys game, which is expected to start at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Humphrey, who now plays for the Georgia men's basketball team, was the Daily Post's player of the year as a Dacula senior in 2005. He averaged 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the 2004-2005 season. He also scored 50 and 59 points in back-to-back games as a high school senior.

UGA's Curran honored by Scout.com

Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran, a Brookwood grad, was named to the Scout.com All-Freshman team on Tuesday. Curran has played in 10 games with four starts as a true freshman, ranking fourth on the team with 46 tackles (39 solos). His top game was a 13-tackle effort against Kentucky.

Norcross' Rakes signs with Tusculum

Norcross senior Taylor Rakes has signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Tusculum College (Tenn.). He joins Blue Devil teammates Tyler Maloof (Georgia) and Jacob Matthews (Mercer) in signing with colleges.

UGA's Perno, Braves' Buchanan to speak at Collins Hill

University of Georgia head baseball coach David Perno and Atlanta Braves scout Hugh Buchanan, a longtime coach at Parkview, will be the featured speakers at a Jan. 8 event at the Collins Hill High School theater.

The event, which starts at 7 p.m. and is free courtesy of the Collins Hill Dugout Club, is designed to inform young baseball players and their parents about what it takes to reach the next level, whether it be college or pro baseball.

A question and answer session also is planned for the two coaches. Collins Hill grad and UGA pitcher Justin Earls also will be on hand to talk to young baseball players about the experiences of a college athlete.

Collins Hill wrestling ranked by Wrestling USA magazine

Collins Hill's wrestling team was ranked No. 5 by Wrestling USA in its east regional rankings last week. The Eagles were one of two Georgia schools to be ranked in the top 10. Harrison was the only other Georgia team at No. 10.

Collins Hill was ranked No. 1 in the preseason gasports.com coaches poll.

'Prep Rally' spotlights North Gwinnett's Eberhardt

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs football highlights from Norcross-Grayson, Peachtree Ridge-Roswell, Buford-Darlington and North Gwinnett-Brookwood on this week's show. Featured athletes include North Gwinnett's Eric Eberhardt, 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.

Rams' Conn is 'Coaches Corner' guest

Grayson head football coach Mickey Conn is this week's guest on "Coaches Corner," a locally produced high school sports TV show.

The show also honors Buford football as its team of the week, North Gwinnett's Michael Tamburo as its player of the week and the Peachtree Ridge boys basketball team as its team to watch.

"Coaches Corner" airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 25 and Thursdays at 7 and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 19.

Play-by-Play Advertising also will air a tape-delay broadcast of Charlton County at Buford as its North Atlanta game of the week. The game will be shown Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. on Comcast 25 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. on Charter 19.

Buford football featured on 'Prep Sports Plus'

Buford's unbeaten football team will be the subject of a feature story on this week's edition of "Prep Sports Plus," Georgia Public Broadcasting's weekly high school sports TV show. The show also will broadcast highlights of last Friday's Peachtree Ridge-Roswell playoff game.

"Prep Sports Plus" airs Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on GPB.

NATIONAL

Auburn reviewing security process after dog bite at football game

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn plans to review its security procedures during football games after cornerback Jerraud Powers was bitten by a police dog late in the Alabama game.

Powers was celebrating a pass break-up in the end zone when the dog bit him on the hand in the fourth quarter, a scene that has received more airtime on TV and the Internet than any other play in the game.

'We certainly will review it and consider making some adjustments after that incident,' said associate athletic director Jeff Steele, who supervises event operations.

The dog was restrained by an officer just off the playing field when it lunged at Powers and snapped at his gloved hand. Powers remained in the game, but had several noticeable bite marks on his hand and pinkie finger.

Virginia adds year to Groh's contract

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia announced Tuesday it has exercised an option to add a year onto the contract of football coach Al Groh.

'This is an indication of confidence on my part and the university's part on the work that Al and his staff have done,' Cavaliers athletic director Craig Littlepage said during a press conference with Groh sitting stone-faced to his right.

Groh, named the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year Tuesday, said he was appreciative of the 'gesture,' but hadn't thought about the extension since last year.