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Grayson's Hutcheson, Burns commit

Grayson fastpitch softball players Amanda Hutcheson and Mandi Burns recently made their college decisions, committing to Ole Miss and Kennesaw State, respectively.

Hutcheson, who will play outfield for Ole Miss, is a two-time All-County and All-State selection, although her senior season was cut short by an injury. She maintains a 4.0 GPA.

Burns, a pitcher, was All-County and honorable mention All-State in 2005, but missed most of her junior season with an injury. She returned this season and has excelled - sporting an 18-3 record with a 1.02 ERA going into sectionals. She has a 3.5 GPA.

Parkview's Detweiler, Collins Hill's McGinty named runners of the week

Parkview's Brian Detweiler and Collins Hill's Allyson McGinty were named runners of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches.

Detweiler placed 30th at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Hoover, Ala., with a time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds. McGinty finished 29th in the girls race with a mark of 19:32.

Bunten Road USTA team takes second at nationals

A local USTA tennis team playing out of Duluth's Bunten Road Park won league, district and sectional titles this season before placing second at the USTA 3.5 National Championships in Las Vegas last weekend.

The team took a 99-21 record into nationals and were just two sets away from a national title. Its only loss was 3-2 to eventual champion National City Tennis Club of San Diego.

The team's captain is Mike Hammond, while Art Torrance and Mike Cope were co-captains. Other members of the team are: Jon Amsberry, Huy Cat, Robert Cornett, Mark Critchett, Mark Gupton, Rick Huff, James Livingston, Jason Novoselsky, Chris Petrocco, Jay Posey, John Saunders, Kavanaugh Tucker, Rick Welsch and Terry Whitlock.

Covenant wins final football game

The Covenant Christian football team won its final game of the season, defeating Golden Acres Christian (Ala.) 58-0.

Covenant, which finished with a 5-2 record, honored seniors Alex Dolin, Austin Hays, Quinn Jeffords, Joe McKinnon, Chris Ragan, Jesse Seible, Nick Woolever and Joel Stewart at the game.

Duluth to host 'World's Smallest Basketball Team'

The Duluth basketball program is fielding a team to play the Tiny Trotters on Nov. 3 for an exhibition game. The event, a fundraiser for the Wildcats' hoops programs, begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults.

The Trotters dub themselves the "World's Smallest Basketball Team" and average more than 100 points per game.

'Prep Rally' honors Grayson's Priest

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs football highlights from Brookwood-Meadowcreek, Shiloh-Berkmar, North Gwinnett-Peachtree Ridge and Grayson-Parkview on this week's show. Featured athletes include Berkmar's Isaiah Jupiter, team leader, and Grayson's Chandler Priest, player of the week.

"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.

Buford's Simpson is 'Coaches Corner' guest

Buford head football coach Jess Simpson is this week's guest on "Coaches Corner," a local high school sports TV program. The show also honors North Gwinnett football as its team of the week, Collins Hill's Charles Perkins as its player of the week and the Mill Creek 12-year-old National North 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 Central Gwinnett at Grayson as its North Atlanta game of the week.

The game will be shown Monday at 8 p.m. on Comcast 25 and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. on Charter 19.