Youth Roundup: Diamond Dawgs win World Series

The North Gwinnett Diamond Dawgs, a 14U fastpitch travel softball team, won the SEAA World Series in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in late July.

The Diamond Dawgs, who feature players from the Suwanee and Dacula areas, were the only undefeated team in the 32-team tournament, going 8-0 to take the title. The Dawgs won the championship with a 4-3 victory over the Fusion from Alabama.

Team members are: Amber Walker, Katelyn Daniels, Taylor NeSmith, Bre Richey, Annie Ranus, Morgan White, Rachel Blacklock, Taylor Albritton, Amanda Fischels, Caitlynn Cooper and Tori Mitchell.

The Diamond Dawgs are coached by Tim Walker, who was named outstanding coach of the tournament as voted on by the opposing coaches. Assistant coaches are Christy White, Alan Blacklock and Greg Mitchell.


Frazier cycling produces two national champs

The Frazier Cycling Juniors took home nine medals, including two national championships at the USA Cycling Junior Road National Championships in Calif., Aug 6-8.

Philip O'Donnell won the men's 10-12 age group, while Zoe Frazier took the women's 13-14 division in the individual time trial. Dominique Shore placed third in the women's 10-12 group.

O'Donnell and Frazier also placed fifth in the criterium in their respective divsions and Shore finished third.

The trio also did well in the road race competition. Frazier placed third, Shore was fourth and O'Donnell was fifth.


Cox wins national title

Jordan Cox won the USTA Boys Nataional Championship in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Sunday.

Cox, a Duluth resident, defeated Dennis Kudla from Arlington, Va., 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to win the 16-and-under title.

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