Shanteau wins national title in 200 breast
Eric Shanteau's impressive showing at the USA Swimming ConocoPhillips National Championships over the weekend earned him a spot on this year's Pan-Pacific Championships team.
The 26-year-old Parkview grad, continuing his inspirational return from cancer, won the 200 breaststroke late Saturday night with a time of 2 minutes, 10.09 seconds. He also finished third in the 100 breast, so he will swim both races at the Pan-Pac meet.
Brookwood grad Amanda Weir, 24, was third in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100 free.
Parkview's Carroll commits to Belmont
Parkview senior Katie Carroll has accepted an offer to play basketball for Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
Carroll, who topped the 1,000-point scoring mark last season, has been an all-county selection the past two years. She also maintains a 3.7 GPA and is the current captain of the Panthers' volleyball team.
Former Bronco Johnson shines in MLS draw
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- On the field with some of soccer's biggest names, Brookwood grad Sean Johnson stole the show.
The Chicago Fire goalkeeper made seven saves Sunday night, including two on shots by Thierry Henry and another by Juan Pablo Angel in stoppage time, to preserve a 0-0 tie against the New York Red Bulls. It was only the second Major League Soccer game for the 21-year-old Johnson.
"We had chances to win the game, but Chicago and their goalkeeper had a great game," said Henry, who doesn't expect to miss any time after leaving the game in the 45th minute with a groin injury.
The Fire and Red Bulls have dominated Major League Soccer headlines with their big-name acquisitions over the last few weeks, and the chance to see all the stars drew a crowd of 21,868, the largest ever for a Fire game at Toyota Park.
Collins Hill's Moore, other stars join Obama for hoops game
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pulled together an informal dream team of current and former basketball superstars Sunday. But only a few people got to see it.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and other NBA all-stars joined Obama in Washington to entertain wounded troops. The present-day stars were joined by some retired legends, including Bill Russell and Magic Johnson. College player Maya Moore, a Collins Hill grad and a three-time Connecticut All-American, also played.
The game was played for a group of "wounded warriors" -- troops injured in action -- and participants in the White House's mentoring program. It took place at a gym inside Washington's Fort McNair, a short drive from the White House. The president was inside the gym for about two hours.
The reporters assigned to keep tabs on the president were shut out of the gym, forced to wait in vans outside. Asked why media coverage was blocked, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama "just wanted to play."
After the game some of the players joined Obama and a group of his friends for a barbecue at the White House, capping the president's 49th birthday week.
Dacula's Fleemans win racing titles
Dacula residents Amber and Russell Fleeman both clinched series championships this past weekend in racing at Lanier National Speedway. Amber won the Bandolero Outlaws division and Russell won the Super Six Series.
Jody Trivette of Sugar Hill (Renegade) and Darrell Bryson of Winder (Modified) picked up their first racing wins of the season at the event.