Youth roundup: Mason makes junior Olympic team

Connor Mason, a home schooled student from Suwanee, recently made the USA Junior Olympic 16U baseball team.

After week long team trials at Florida International University in Miami, Mason made the roster along with players from California and Florida. Players will now travel to Veracruz, Mexico to participate in the COPABE Youth Pan Am Championship next week. Team USA will compete against other 16U teams from Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Aruba and Mexico.

Mason is a pitcher and infielder that plays for Greater Gwinnett Christian Barons home school team coached by Kevin Renz. Mason also plays summer baseball for 6-4-3 DP Academy Baseball in Alpharetta, which is coached by Danny Pralgo.


AFUSA 94 Gold wins Atlanta Cup

The Atlanta Fire United U15 boys Gold won the Atlanta Cup "B" division.

The team, which is based out of Duluth, went through the tournament with a 4-1 record and allowed just one goal. The team made it through to the semifinals by goal differential. AFU beat Alpharetta Ambush in the semis defeated Liberty Fire 3-0 in the finals.

Team members are Steven Arroyave, Marcus Andren, Alexander Bonet, Jacob Bowes, Griffin Byrne, Matt Etter, Brett Johnson, Alex Karbelay, Derek Landry, Aric Lopez, Hamrick McElroy, Raul Roel, Daryl Sack, Adam Sufcak and Peyton Sutton. The team is coached by Matt Bellamy.

Phoenix Black wins Atlanta Cup

The GSA Phoenix Black U17 girls won the Atlanta Cup girls "B" division.

The Phoenix defeated Charlotte United green 1-0 in a shootout to go undefeated in the tournament.

Team members are Shannon O'Carroll, Chelsea Coleman, Hayden Verner, Emily Radcliffe, Amanda Hotop, Courtney Mize, Amanda Podgurski, Stephanie Jones, Danielle Simmons, Sarah Hill, Amanda Garcia, Megan Varnes, Kylie Flynn, Marjorie Hammond, Lisa Saari and Erin Andrews. The team is coached by Edgar Flores.

Stars claim Atlanta Cup

The Stars U15 girls Elite soccer team won the Atlanta Cup over Labor Day weekend. This tournament is the largest three-day tournament in the nation, hosting over 650 teams.

Team members are Brianna Hathaway, Caitlin O'Connor, Alicia Gant, Rachel Adams, Alanna Dineen, Sophia Becker, Aubrey Walsh, Loren Mitchell, Callie O'Connor, Lauren Payne, Natalee Gordon, Allison Morgan, Taylor Erickson, Taylor Hammond, Nora El-Shami, Taylor Crow and Natalie Bishop. The team is coached Kamal El-Shami.


Fraizer wins national title

Zoe Frazier won the 2008 National Cycling Championship for Individual Time Trials for women ages 13-14.

The eighth-grader at Creekland Middle School, where she holds the school record for pushups with 63, is the fastest cylclist in her age group in the U.S.

Frazier has won last four womens races she's entered this year, including the Gwinnett Bike Fest.


WarHawks win Wood Bat tournament

The Georgia WarHawks, a 15U travel baseball team, won the Winder-Barrow Wood Bat Tournament.

The WarHawks, ranked No. 1 in Georgia by USSSA, went 3-0 in the tournament, outscoring their opponents 28-9.

Team members are Blake Adams, Jimmy Baker, Gant Davis, Brandon Griffin, Dustin Hays, Jordan Hillyer, Michael Houchins, Trevor Legg, Austin Meyer, Brandon Pergantis, Nick Risley, Max Rosenbaum, Ryan Russell, Jake Shirley and Clint Spratlin.

The team is coached by Greg Meyer, Mark Russell and Glenn Davis.

Manini makes unassisted triple play

Jeremy Manini recorded an unassisted triple play for the Rays of the Brookwood Baseball Association this season.

The third baseman made the remarkable play with the bases loaded. A batter hit a bloop fly between Manini and the pitcher. Manini charged the ball and caught it for the first out, tagged the runner at third base and then turned to tag the runner on second.


Gymnastix Training Center competes in Blatoff

The Gymnastix Training Center had a strong showing at the Judges Blastoff in Roswell on Sept. 6.

Sarah Zubar was first in the vault and bars, second in the beam and third in the all around and Katlyn Richardson was third in the beam in Level A.

Ambria D'Alonzo was placed second in the bars, floor and all around and Anastasia Monson was first in the beam in Level 1.


Shaffren wins gold

Craig Shaffren won gold at the Georgia State Open Epee Championship and also won gold in Open Epee at the Southeast Sports Festival.

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