Mitchell commits to Virginia Tech wrestling

Collins Hill's T.J. Mitchell committed to the Virginia Tech wrestling program on Tuesday. The senior is the son of Tom and Gretchen Mitchell.

Mitchell is a two-time state champion and won the Class AAAAA 119-pound state title last season with a 53-3 record. He has a 163-6 career record, which includes a 50-0 record as a freshman when he won the Class A state title at Wesleyan.

Mitchell joins former Eagle Taylor Knapp, who is a freshman for the Hokies.

North Metro baseball showcase returning to North

North Gwinnett High School's Dugout Club will serve as host again for the North Metro Diamond Extravaganza Instructional Showcase, scheduled this year for Nov. 7 and 8. The first day is for underclassmen and the second day is for senior players.

Gordon College's Travis McClanahan is the showcase director, but staff from Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia State serve as camp instructors along with current and former pro players. A high number of college and pro scouts attend the showcase each year.

Cost is $125 per player. For more information, e-mail to fvashaw@hotmail.com, frank_vashaw@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or ngjohnnyo@gmail.com, or call 678-546-8721.

Parkview's 2002 football team featured on GPB

Parkview's 2002 state championship football team is the subject of a feature story on this week's edition of Prep Sports Plus, Georgia Public Broadcasting's weekly high school sports show.

The segment spotlights five seniors from the title team - Sean Dawkins, Zeb McKinzey, David Overmyer, Brandon Pilgrim and Joey Sturdivant.

Prep Sports Plus airs today at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. on GPB.


Red Sox, Mets complete Billy Wagner trade

NEW YORK - The Mets have acquired minor leaguers Chris Carter and Eddie Lora from Boston, completing an earlier trade that sent reliever Billy Wagner to the Red Sox.

New York traded Wagner to Boston on Aug. 25 for two players to be named.

Carter batted .294 with 16 home runs and 61 RBIs in 116 games with Triple-A Pawtucket this season. The 26-year-old outfielder was added to the Mets' 40-man roster Wednesday.

Carter was hitless in five at-bats for the Red Sox in April. He is a .306 career hitter with 126 homers in 726 minor league games.