SPORTS BRIEFS: Winslow, Brennan named top runners

Winslow, Brennan named top runners

Vicky Winslow of Collins Hill and Sean Brennan of Brookwood were named runners of the week in voting by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches.

Winslow won the fifth stage of the Stage Races in 11 minutes, 34 seconds and Brennan also won the Stages Races' fastest race in 9:41.

Snellville's Taylor qualifies for US Mid-Amateur

Snellville resident Richie Taylor tied for low medalist honors Monday in qualifying at Berkeley Hills Country Club, earning one of eight spots in the upcoming U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. He shot 3-under-par 69, sharing the top spot with two other golfers.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur is Sept. 25-30 at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Dacula to host alumni tonight

Dacula will host former members of its high school fastpitch softball program at today's home game against Winder-Barrow. Game time is 5 p.m. and admission is free for former players.

'Prep Rally' to feature football highlights

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs football highlights from Collins Hill-Roswell, Parkview-Stephenson, Grayson-Spain Park (Ala.), North Gwinnett-Bob Jones (Ala.) and Shiloh-Newton on this week's show.

Featured athletes include Collins Hill's Taylor Heinicke, North Gwinnett's Donnie Miles and Korey Jones from Grayson. The Gwinnett Greats feature takes a look back at the 2001 overtime game between Dacula and Norcross.

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," hosted by Daily Post editor Todd Cline and sports editor Will Hammock, airs Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on GCPS-TV and each Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 a.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on GCPS-TV. Check www.gwinnettpreprally.com for more information.

Alabama's Ingram to miss opener with knee injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram will miss No. 1 Alabama's season opener against San Jose State after injuring his left knee during practice.

He was hurt Monday and coach Nick Saban said in a statement the star tailback had an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday. The coach said Ingram should make a full recovery in a ''relatively short time.''

''Mark will definitely be out for this week's game against San Jose State and we will manage this on a week to week basis beyond this week,'' Saban said.

Alabama does have a talented backup in sophomore Trent Richardson, who ran for 751 yards and scored eight touchdowns last season.