Comets' Doster commits to Valdosta State
South Gwinnett senior Chris Doster has accepted a scholarship offer from Valdosta State's football program. He will sign with the Blazers today.
Doster led the Comets with 86 tackles in 10 games as a senior, earning second-team all-county honors and a spot in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game. He also was voted a permanent captain by his teammates.
North's Duggan selects Elon
North Gwinnett senior Clint Duggan has made a commitment to continue his football career at Elon University (N.C.).
Duggan was a three-year starter at offensive tackle, helping the Bulldogs to the Class AAAAA state title game as a senior. He was a first-team all-county selection last season, as well as a first-team all-state pick by the Georgia Sports Writers Association.
Mustangs announce 7 commitments
Seven Meadowcreek football players have committed to college football programs, including two each at Union College (Ky.) and Concord University (W.Va.).
Justin Morris and Chad Thomas are headed to Union, while Kevrette Brown and Jeremy Pryor selected Concord. The Mustangs' other commitments are Tim Bennett to The Apprentice School (W.Va.), Rashad Rivers to the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) and DaRonte Smith to Reedley College (Calif.).
An eighth player, Mychael Ammons, is expected to commit before today's signing ceremony at 11 a.m. in the school's theater.
Rams' Bolt headed to Georgia Southern
Grayson senior Stephen Bolt has accepted a scholarship offer from Georgia Southern. Bolt was an offensive lineman on the Rams' Class AAAAA state quarterfinal team.
Apalachee's Shealey to sign with Virginia Union
Apalachee senior Trent Shealey will sign a letter of intent today to play college football for Virginia Union. The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder played offensive line for the Wildcats' state playoff team as a senior.
North soccer duo to sign with colleges
North Gwinnett senior soccer players Korey Daigle and Carlos Avendano will sign letters of intent today with colleges - Daigle to Central Florida and Avendano to North Georgia.
Daigle, the son of Kelly and Monique Daigle, is the Bulldogs' first Division I signee in five years. A four-year varsity player and a member of last year's Region 7-AAAAA title team, Daigle holds school records for goals in a game, points in a game and shots in a game and ranks second for goals in a season and goals in a career.
Avendano, the son of Cesar Avendano and Maria Lasprilla, is a four-year varsity player. He also was on the region championship team and plays in the midfield for North.
Eleven players from GSA Phoenix Red 90 to sign today
Eleven girls soccer players, including eight from Gwinnett, from the Gwinnett Soccer Association Phoenix Red 90 club team will sign scholarships today. The team is coached by Parkview girls coach Judson Hamby.
The signees will include Providence's Sarah Jordan and Loganville's Ashlynne Bass to Clemson, Brookwood's Emily Hughes and Natalie Douglass to North Georgia and Brookwood's Jocelyn Spurrier and South Forsyth's Lolly Holland to South Carolina.
The other college players are: Grayson's Sarah Beth Anderson (Presbyterian), Shiloh's Kelsey Floyd (Columbus State), Providence's Jordan Gotfredson (Samford), Grayson's Nicole Peters (Alabama-Birmingham) and Aquinas' Caitlin Smith (Georgia College).
Shiloh's Mattix to run for North Georgia
Shiloh senior Tyler Mattix has accepted a scholarship to run for North Georgia College and State University. He will sign his letter of intent Feb. 27 at 2:45 p.m. in Shiloh's Alumni Room.
Mattix was a four-year letter winner and two-time state qualifier in cross country for the Generals, and he served as team captain last season. He also will run distance events in track for North Georgia.
UGA's Coutu wins distance kick event
Collins Hill grad Brandon Coutu, who recently completed his career at the University of Georgia, won the State Farm All-Star Challenge's distance kick with a 59-yarder in the event, televised this past weekend on ESPN. Coutu is considered one of the top kicking prospects in April's NFL Draft.
Prep Rally spotlights Meadowcreek's Williams
"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs basketball highlights from Meadowcreek-Parkview boys, GAC-Wesleyan boys and girls and Berkmar-Central girls on this week's show. Featured athletes include Meadowcreek's Teondre Williams, Brookwood's Courtney McLane and Norcross' Denzail Jones and Tiffany Clarke.
"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.
Georgia Force to host Fan Appreciation Day
The Georgia Force will host Fan Appreciation Day for its season ticket holders on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the team's training facility in Flowery Branch.
Force season ticket holders will receive an e-mail invitation to the event and must RSVP by Feb. 12 to secure a spot in the festitivies. Ticket holders can pick up their custom Force jersey at the event, which also will feature lunch, a conversation with team president Dick Sullivan, practice viewing, an autograph session and a question-and-answer session with Force coaches.
For more information, go to www.georgiaforce.com.