Chapple headed to Ivy League

Greater Atlanta Christain's Colton Chapple will continue his football career at Harvard after accepting a scholarship from the Ivy League school.

The 6-1, 180-pound Chapple led the Spartans to the playoffs last season and finished his career with 3,316 yards and 29 touchdowns.

He is the son of Joe and Cheryl Chapple.

Wesleyan's Patrick commits to VMI

Wesleyan senior Andrew Patrick has accepted a football scholarship offer from the Virginia Military Institute. Patrick, a 6-foot-2, 265-pounder, anchored the Wolves' offensive and defensive lines as a senior and played 90 snaps per game. Wesleyan won the Class A state championship, the program's first, last season.

North's Thomas picks Valdosta St.

North Gwinnett lineman Jake Thomas has made a commitment to continue his football career at Valdosta State. The senior is North's third college commitment, joining Mikey Tamburo (Boise State) and Kenny Barnes (Wofford).

Thomas, a 6-foot-2, 260-pounder, was a two-year starting center for the Bulldogs, who had a 23-5 record during that span and reached the 2007 Class AAAAA state finals.

Lions wrestling tops North

The Peachtree Ridge wrestling team defeated North Gwinnett 63-9 in a home dual Wednesday.

Lions who won by pin were Derek Cox (112 pounds), Drew Harrison (130), Michael Chapman (145), Aslan Gigolaev (152), Alan Gigolaev (160), Matt Chapman (171), Jordan McDaniel (189) and Sam Kuntz (215).

Other victorious wrestlers for the Lions were Jonathan Rodriguez (119), Josh Bloodworth (125), Tyler Gregg (140) and Shaun Scruggs (285).


Augusta invites Japanese teen

Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa received a special invitation Thursday from Augusta National, putting the 17-year-old from Japan in line to become the second-youngest player to compete in the Masters.

Augusta National awarded Ishikawa the invitation it sets aside for international players.


Perez holds lead after record-setting 36 holes at Bob Hope

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Pat Perez shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to become the first player in PGA Tour history to play a 36-hole stretch in a tournament in 20 under, keeping him two strokes in front in the Bob Hope Classic.

After opening with a 61, Perez had nine birdies during a bogey-free second round and was at 124 through the first two days of the 90-hole tournament. Along with setting a PGA Tour low against par for consecutive rounds, his 36-hole total was the lowest ever to begin a tournament.

- From staff, wire reports