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Collins Hill's Rajek commits to Florida Southern golf

Collins Hill senior Jackie Rajek has accepted an offer to play golf for Florida Southern College, an NCAA Division II power in Lakeland, Fla., that has won four national titles since 1998. She is the daughter of Tom and Carrie Rajek.

Rajek finished in the top seven the past two seasons at the Region 7-AAAAA golf tournament, and also won the Georgia PGA Junior Tour's Stone Mountain Classic this year. She also is a three-time state qualifier for the Eagles' swimming and diving team. She has received the Collins Hill Coaches Award in both golf (2008 and 2009) and swimming (2009).

Eagles place three at Super 32

Collins Hill had three wrestlers place at Super 32 on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.

Defending state champion Joel Smith placed fourth in the 140-pound bracket. Recent Virgina Tech commitment T.J. Mitchell took fifth at 125 pounds and C.J. Collins was seventh at 215. Super 32 is one of the premier preseason tournaments, featuring many of the top wrestlers from around the country.

Gwinnett HEAT upsets Silver Streaks

The Gwinnett HEAT wheelchair handball team defeated the first-place DeKalb Silver Streaks in overtime this weekend. The HEAT won 6-5 in sudden-death overtime when Brice Croxton scored off a Martinez Johnson assist. The HEAT (3-1) got 13 saves from goalkeeper Alex Reed, who helped control a DeKalb offense that came in averaging 14 goals. He also stopped a penalty shot late in the fourth period to keep the score tied.

Croxton finished with four goals and two assists, and Johnson added two goals and two assists. The HEAT's next game is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Monarch School in Duluth against the Atlanta Wolfpack.

Force knock off North Georgia

The Georgia Force home-school football team defeated the previously unbeaten North Georgia Falcons 21-7 Friday night.

The Gwinnett-based team went up early on a 12-yard touchdown run by Tevin Austin, then built the edge to 14-0 in the third quarter on a 3-yard scoring pass from Matt Hardin to Blake Bowers. North Georgia closed the gap to a single score until the Force's Alex Umstead sealed the win with a 25-yard interception return for a TD. It was Umstead's second pick of the game.

Ben Allison led the Force (4-2) with 120 rushing yards and Hardin completed 7 of 10 passes for 102 yards. Tight end Zavior Thompson had three catches for 57 yards.

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Kovalchuk breaks foot, out month

ATLANTA - Atlanta Thrashers star Ilya Kovalchuk is expected to miss four weeks with a broken bone in his right foot. Kovalchuk was injured when he was struck by a puck during the first period of Saturday's game against the San Jose Sharks.