Youth roundup: Renegades win another baseball tourney

The 14-and-under South Gwinnett Renegades won the Haley's Umpire Association Classic at Alberton Park on May 4.

The Lawrenceville-based team went undefeated in bracket and pool play. It was the third tournament championship of the season for the defending Greater Gwinnett Baseball League Champions as they improve to 20-0.

Team members are Clint Carr, Michael Gouge, Parker Graves, Austin Loyd, Zack Nolan, Lucas Sims, Steven Slaughter, Austin Smith, Patrick Smith, Reid Steckenrider, Nicholas Tompkins and Ryan Woodard.

The team is coached by Reggie Tompkins, Randy Loyd, Mike Gouge and Boyd Smith.


Buford wins Comebackers Classic

The Buford Wolves 14U travel baseball team won the USSSA JW Athletics Comebackers Classic.

It's the second straight championship won by the Wolves.

Behind the outstanding pitching of Chase Hulsey and Troy Herterick, Buford won the championship game 10-2 over the North Georgia Vipers.

Team members are Clay Gant, Kyler Berrett, Mason Gentry, Troy Herterick, Chase Hulsey, Spencer Lovelady, Nach Nitzel, Nic Dlugasch, Avery LaBuz, Sam Clay and Brandon White. The team is coached by Chris Gant.


Statia goes undefeated at tourney

Ian Statia went undefeated at the AAU National Elementary School Duals in Kingsports, Tenn.

Wrestling for team Georgia's 19-man squad, the

8-year-old from Snellville won all seven of his matches in the 50-pound weight class. Statia outscored his opponents 46-7 and recorded one pin as the team finished 13th out of 28 teams and won the silver bracket.

Statia trains at The Wrestling Academy in Lawrenceville and is coached by Ken Brinson, Pete Statia and Will Dendy.


Titans defend state title

The Georgia Titans won the YBOA state championship for the 16-year-old boys division in Columbus on April 26-27.

It's the second year in a row that the Lilburn-based team has won the state title.

Team members are Andrew Allen, Alex Tiller, Taylor Mann, Chris Wilkerson, Chris Boyd, Michael Morsches, John Ruff, Cameron Smith, Patrick Kelley, Matt Walker, Griffin Schamp and Brandon McKinney.

Hawks win Battle of the Border

The 12-year-old Georgia Lady Hawks basketball team went 5-0 to win the Battle of the Border in Greenville, S.C., for the second straight year.

Team members are Rachel Anderson, Sara Bruno, Jessica Gunter, Marissa Ivey, Dani' Lacko, Paige Orangio, Emily Raymer, Lacie Ritzert, Tavia Sykes and Emylee Whitten. The team is coached by Mike Robbins and Paula Elmgren.


Shipp qualifies for nationals

Benjamin Shipp qualified for the Mutal of Omaha Drive, Chip and Putt National Championships in August by winning his age group at the regional on April 28.

Shipp, 10, was one of 41 junior golfers and won the 9-10 age group at the Georgia regional championship at the Alpharetta Athletic Club.


Jarrett qualifies for nationals

Trent Jarrett, a freshman at Mill Creek, competed in the Region VIII Men's Gymnastics Championships April 12th in Huntsville, Ala.

Over 100 Level 10 gymnasts qualified from their individual state's to compete at the Region Championships.

Jarrett, who competes for The Atlanta School of Gymnastics, finished 17th in the AA, ninth in rings, 10th in parallel bars and 11th in vault to earn his spot to the National Championships in Battle Creek, Mich., next month.

Jarrett will represent the Southern Region at the National Championships where he will also receive his Academic All-American award that he earned earlier in the year.

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