Lawrenceville's Courter commits to Auburn tennis
Julia Courter, a Lawrenceville home-schooled student, has accepted an offer to play college tennis for Auburn. She chose the Tigers over Alabama and Texas Tech.
Courter, the daughter of Lori and Scott Courter, will sign her letter of intent on Friday. She is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Georgia and No. 43 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net.
Grayson's Clay to sign with Alabama tennis
Grayson senior Alex Clay will sign a letter of intent on Friday to play college tennis for Alabama. She chose the Crimson Tide over offers from Tennessee and North Carolina.
Clay is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in Georgia and No. 20 player nationally by TennisRecruiting.net. She trains with Gery Groslimond at the Tennis Academy of the South.
Eagles' Johnson commits to Lenoir-Rhyne hoops
Collins Hill senior Taylor Johnson will continue her basketball career at Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.). The 6-foot-2 post, who also had offers from Armstrong Atlantic, Shorter and USC-Aiken, is the only active Eagle who was part of the school's 2007 Class AAAAA and USA Today national championship team.
Wesleyan's Keappler leads all-state volleyball team
n Wesleyan senior Anna Keappler was selected as the Class AA/A state player of the year on the coaches' all-state teams.
Keappler was joined on the all-state team by fellow Wolves Grace Leah Baughn and Maggie Smith, and Greater Atlanta Christian's Amanda Komisarow. Wesleyan's Ted Russell was named AA/A coach of the year.
In AAAAA, Mill Creek's Moneshia Simmons was a first-team selection. Gwinnett resident Molly Miller, who plays for Woodward Academy, was honorable mention in AAA.
Collins Hill dominates all-region softball
Class AAAAA state champion Collins Hill earned team of the year honors and also received both of the top individual awards in postseason voting by the Region 7-AAAAA coaches. The Eagles' Sammy Lenahan was named player of the year and teammate Kayla Floor was pitcher of the year.
Other all-region selections from Gwinnett were: Duluth's Sam Martin and Jeanie Perrucci, North Gwinnett's Lexi Anderson, Caroline Rogers and Jennifer Gray, Collins Hill's Christina Parham, Randi Rea, Aerika Miles and Kacey Hawkshead, Norcross' Heidi Shape and Samantha Findling, Peachtree Ridge's Sade Johnson, Gabby Bedard and Sam Pierannunzi and Mill Creek's Nikki Sagermann and Lauren Kaczynski.
Meeks leads Bucks to win
n Norcross grad Jodie Meeks, recently activated after an injury to Michael Redd, had the best game of his young NBA career Saturday night as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 102-87. The rookie guard scored 19 points in the victory.
HEAT's season ends with loss
The Gwinnett HEAT wheelchair handball team lost 12-4 this past Saturday in the season finale against the West Georgia Wolverines. Martinez Johnson (three goals) and Alex Reed (scored one goal, 38 saves at goalkeeper) led the HEAT.