Berkmar's Cyprysiak to play at Maryville

Kyle Cyprysiak, a 2007 Berkmar grad, accepted an offer this summer to play baseball at Maryville College. He started classes last week at Maryville, a Division III school in Maryville, Tenn.

Parkview's Pinson, GAC's Echeveria get running honors

Parkview's Josh Pinson and Greater Atlanta Christian's Vicky Echeveria were named runners of the week in voting by the county's cross country coaches.

Pinson had a time of 16 minutes, 21 seconds in the championship race at the Berry-Clara Bowl Invitational while Echeveria ran 19:36 in the girls open race at the same meet.

Georgia Force home-school team wins opener

The Georgia Force home-school football team won its season opener this past weekend, defeating the East Atlanta Mustangs 25-0. It was the squad's 20th straight victory.

The Force led just 3-0 at halftime on a 38-yard field goal from Clint Cooper, but opened up a big lead in the second half that started on a 94-yard, fake-punt pass from Cooper to Nick Mauney. Michael Francis later threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Blake Bowers and then Francis scored on a 1-yard run, which was set up by a Blake Coughlin interception.

Dupont aces Northwood's 13th

Debbie Dupont made a hole-in-one on Northwood Country Club's 13th hole. She used a 6-iron on the par 3.

'Prep Rally' honors Smith as player of week

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," the county's high school sports program, airs football highlights from Grayson-Collins Hill, Brookwood-Roswell, Central-Dacula and Peachtree Ridge-Shiloh. Featured athletes are Peachtree Ridge's Ronnie Smith and Buford's T.J. Pridemore.

"Gwinnett Prep Rally" is hosted by Daily Post editor Todd Cline and sports editor Will Hammock. The show 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.


Toney arrested outside bar in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Five UAB basketball players - about one-third of the Blazers' team - are free on bond after being arrested at a dance club where police said they began fighting and arguing among themselves, leading to a confrontation with officers.

Neither the school nor coach Mike Davis has said whether disciplinary action would result against the players, all newcomers to the squad. The players included Brookwood grad Channing Toney, who transferred to the school from the University of Georgia.

'We are aware of the situation and will handle the matter internally and appropriately,' Davis said in a statement.

The UAB athletic department had no immediate comment.

A city jail log showed Toney, who transferred to UAB from Georgia, facing the most serious charge of physically harassing a police officer.

Former Clemson basketball player Bynum dies at 45

SUMTER, S.C. - Former Clemson basketball standout Clarke Bynum, who once helped thwart a plane hijacking, has died, the school said Tuesday. He was 45.

Bynum died Monday after a long battle with cancer, Clemson athletic spokesman Tim Bourret said. The 6-foot-7 Bynum averaged five points and two rebounds in four seasons with the Tigers from 1980-84.

He was an All-Academic selection in the Atlantic Coast Conference in his senior season.

But Bynum may be better known for subduing a man who attacked a pilot in the cockpit of a British Airways jet in December 2000.