Former Duluth coach Marelle lands at GAC
Legendary Duluth boys basketball coach Joe Marelle has accepted a job as an assistant coach at Greater Atlanta Christian with his old friend, Spartan head coach Eddie Martin.
Marelle was notified last month that his contract as Mt. Pisgah's head coach would not be renewed. He led Mt. Pisgah to a state title in 2006 and is just six victories shy of 400 for his career.
The 58-year-old spent the bulk of his head coaching career at Duluth, which named the gym in his honor.
Wesleyan's Brown, Fulton get national honor
Wesleyan juniors Davis Brown and Bobby Fulton have been selected to the Southeast team for the upcoming Adidas National Lacrosse Classic.
The July event, in Germantown, Md., brings the country's top 500 underclassmen together to compete for spots on the USA team that plays an international match with Canada.
Weir, Shanteau win at Charlotte
Gwinnett's two Olympic swimmers, Amanda Weir and Eric Shanteau, each won races this past weekend at the Charlotte UltraSwim, a meet highlighted by the return of star Olympian Michael Phelps.
Weir, a Brookwood grad, won the 50 freestyle in 25.32 seconds, faster than two other Olympians in her race. The SwimAtlanta product followed that up with a first-place swim in Sunday's 100 free with a time of 54.06.
Shanteau, a Parkview grad, won the 200 breaststroke in 2:09.71 and finished second in the 100 breast (1:00.63) to fellow Olympian Mark Gangloff (1:00.18). He also was third in the 200 individual medley (2:01.33), finishing behind Brazil's Thiago Pereira and runner-up Ryan Lochte, also an Olympian.
Parkview's Frazier picks Berry
Parkview senior infielder Michael Frazier has decided to continue his baseball career at Berry College and will sign his scholarship offer in the coming weeks.
Pens hold off Canes in Game 1
PITTSBURGH - Miroslav Satan and Philippe Boucher scored their first goals of the playoffs and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made certain Carolina didn't get its offense going, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday.
Game 2 will be Thursday night following the first of as many as three two-day breaks in the drawn-out series.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist on a night Sidney Crosby, the leading scorer in the playoffs with 22 points, was limited to an assist.