Bulldogs' Van Horn signs with Newberry

North Gwinnett senior Josh Van Horn signed a letter of intent this week to play college football for Newberry College (S.C.). He is the son of Tim and Robin Van Horn.

Van Horn, a two-year starter at defensive back, helped the Bulldogs to the Class AAAAA state finals as a senior. He had 62 career tackles, 17 for losses, and caused three fumbles. He also was a member of North's club ice hockey team.

He is the 11th North senior to accept an offer to play college football.

Gladiators get Painchaud, Anderson back

Forwards Chad Painchaud and Matt Anderson were reassigned to the Gwinnett Gladiators from American Hockey League affiliate Chicago on Thursday.

Anderson had two points in 14 games with the Wolves this season. The 25-year-old rookie has also appeared in 35 games with Gwinnett, racking up 27 points.

Painchaud scored his first AHL goal on March 30 against the Grand Rapid Griffins and has netted three points in 22 games with Chicago this season. The 21-year-old rookie tore it up during a short stint with Gwinnett earlier this year, posting seven goals and 11 points in eight ECHL games.

Both players should be available for the Gladiators road game today in Columbia.


Bengals cut WR Henry after latest arrest

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry lost his job while in jail awaiting arraignment on assault charges on Thursday.

The Bengals cut him after his fifth arrest since 2005. An attorney for Henry, 24, entered not guilty pleas for him after Henry was accused of punching an 18-year-old man in the face and breaking his car window with a beer bottle.

Scott shoots course record to lead in Houston

HUMBLE, Texas - Adam Scott went straight to the clubhouse for medical treatment after his first round at the Houston Open.

Imagine what he would've shot if he was healthy.

The defending champion took advantage of placid early conditions to shoot a course-record 9-under 63 on Thursday, his third straight spectacular round at the Tournament Course at Redstone. Johnson Wagner matched Scott's 63 late in the day.

Birdies keeps Ochoa near top

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Lorena Ochoa figured anything around par is good enough at a major. It took four straight birdies to get into the mix Thursday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Ochoa zoomed up the leaderboard with a string of birdies around the turn at Mission Hills and settled for a solid opening round of 4-under 68, leaving her one shot behind Karen Stupples among early starters.