Buford's Burnette gets hat in Hall of Fame display
Georgia Tech outfielder Chase Burnette, a Buford grad, is part of the 2009 college baseball season highlights display at the College Baseball Foundation Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas.
Burnette's autographed hat is in the exhibit because of his impressive week earlier this year, when he was 10-for-15 with four home runs, three doubles and 13 RBIs. He tied Tech's single-game record in the week's final game, going 6-for-6 with three homers, three doubles and nine RBIs.
Information on Burnette's display can be found at www.collegebaseballfoundation.org/museum.
North's Slocumb commits to Georgia College
North Gwinnett senior Abby Slocumb has accepted a basketball scholarship offer from Georgia College and State University.
Slocumb averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds last season as a North junior. She also maintains a 3.6 GPA.
Wesleyan siblings get running honors
Wesleyan siblings Brandon and Erika Ramsey were named runners of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches on Tuesday for their performances at the Carrollton Last Chance Invitational.
Brandon was 10th in the boys race with a time of 17 minutes, 7 seconds, and Erika placed fourth in the girls division at 19:55.
Big T 150 scholarship tourney this Sunday
The second Big T 150 Charity Golf Tournament, to honor the memory of former North Gwinnett student Taylor Reece Burdette, will be Sunday at Sugar Hill Golf Club. Cost is $100 per player and spots are still available.
The format is a scramble with three and the fourth player plays his or her ball from the 150-yard marker. The two scores are combined for the team's score and the player hitting from the 150 marker rotates each hole.
For more information, call Dave or Sharon Burdette at 770-932-5919, 770-315-6332 or 678-300-0271.
Dacula basketball to host
fundraiser at Little Mulberry Park
Dacula's basketball program will host its Falcon Fun Day and Bike Ride from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Little Mulberry Park.
The event features an adult bike ride at 10 a.m. that begins and ends at the park's Fence Road entrance. Cost is $30 per rider and includes a T-shirt and post-race meal. Apalachee Cycles is planning the race route.
A Little Falcons Children's Ride will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Face painting and meals also are available, along with door prizes.
Register at Apalachee Cycles in downtown Dacula. For more information, e-mail to BJ_Roy@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.
Duluth to host youth wrestling registration
The Duluth Youth Wrestling Club, the feeder program for Duluth High School wrestlers, will hold registration at the Shorty Howell Baseball Park Thursday and Saturday. Thursday sign-ups are from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday registration is from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Practice starts the week of Nov. 9. Cost is $125 plus tournament fees. For more information, call Bill Wells at 678-595-0554.
'Prep Rally' to feature Peachtree Ridge great
"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs football highlights from Dacula-Brookwood, North Gwinnett-North Forsyth, Grayson-Meadowcreek and a recap of the state softball championships on this week's show.
Featured athletes include Dacula's Skyler Richardson, Brookwood's Ben McLane and North Gwinnett's Cordero Dixon. The Gwinnett Greats feature looks back at the Peachtree Ridge Lions football history.
"Gwinnett Prep Rally," hosted by Daily Post editor Todd Cline and sports editor Will Hammock, airs Tuesdays at 7 and 10:30 p.m. on GCPS-TV and each Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 a.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on GCPS-TV.
For more information, go to www.gwinnettpreprally.com.
Georgia Southern's Hatcher featured in new book
Georgia Southern head football coach Chris Hatcher is spotlighted in a new book, "Hatch Attack," written by the Macon Telegraph's Daniel Shirley.
The book chronicles Hatcher's rise from seventh-string quarterback to starter at Valdosta State, where he had a record-setting career and won the Harlon Hill Trophy. It also follows his coaching career at Central Florida, Kentucky, Valdosta State and Georgia Southern.
To order the book, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.indigopublishing.com. The hardback edition is $22.95, and more information can be found at www.hatchattackbook.com.
Thrashers recall C Krog from AHL Chicago
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled center Jason Krog from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
The team looks to add depth Tuesday, one day after announcing Ilya Kovalchuk would be sidelined for about a month with broken bone in his right foot.
The 34-year-old Krog had four points in 14 games with the Thrashers in the 2006-07 season and has played with four other NHL teams.
Krog had one goal and six assists in eight games with the Wolves.
Kovalchuk, the Thrashers' captain and one of the league's top scorers, is expected to miss three to five weeks.