Hawks' Simmons to play volleyball at Clemson

Mill Creek standout Moneshia Simmons, a top prospect in two sports, has made a commitment to play volleyball for Clemson.

Simmons also was heavily recruited by Division I-A schools in basketball after averaging 15.1 points and 9.3 rebounds last season.

Meadowcreek grad Nabors an All-American

Meadowcreek grad Johnnie Nabors, a runner at Union College (Ky.), earned a pair of NAIA All-American honors this past weekend at nationals.

Nabors was third in the 100-meter run with a school-record time of 10.54 seconds and was sixth in the 200 in 21.74 seconds. The senior now has three All-American honors in his career.

Wilkerson is region's top player

Augusta State's Shannon Wilkerson, a Dacula grad, was named the American Baseball Coaches Association's Southeast Region player of the year on Tuesday.

Wilkerson led the Peach Belt Conference in hitting (.441), slugging (.891), runs (82), hits (101), home runs (24) and triples (seven). He also was second in the league with 82 RBIs and led his team in on-base percentage and stolen bases.

Oglethorpe's Sarisky named to All-South team

Oglethorpe pitcher Daniel Sarisky, a Duluth grad, was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association's All-South Region team on Monday.

The sophomore had a 5-1 record with a 2.68 ERA in 15 appearances this past season. He also struck out 65 batters in 401/3 innings with only 14 walks.

Machovec named to All-SEC team

Georgia thrower Eve Machovec, a Dacula grad, was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team based on her performance at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Machovec was the top freshman finisher in the discus with a top throw of 142 feet. Her older brother Israel, also a thrower at Georgia, was fifth in the men's discus at 173-3.

NCAA delays decision on Bowden appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will have to wait a little longer to find out if he'll lose up to 14 victories.

The NCAA gave its Committee on Infractions another week until June 2 to respond to Florida State's appeal of sanctions resulting from an academic cheating scandal.

They include taking as many as 14 wins off Bowden's coaching record.

That would make it difficult for Bowden to catch Penn State's Joe Paterno in their race for most victories among major college coaches.

The 82-year-old Paterno has 383 wins - one ahead of Bowden, who will turn 80 in November.

Quinn hired to coach Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta - The Edmonton Oilers are bringing Pat Quinn back to the NHL. He's bringing a gold medal along with him.

The Oilers hired Pat Quinn as coach on Tuesday, hoping his success with Canada at the world junior championships earlier this year can translate to the pros. Quinn has been out of the league since being fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs following the 2005-06 season.