SPORTS IN BRIEF: South's Chiles signs with Lafayette football

South's Chiles signs with Lafayette football

South Gwinnett senior Mazi Chiles has signed a letter of intent to play football for Lafayette College. The Easton, Pa., school's teams compete in the Patriot League.

The 6-foot, 280-pound defensive lineman maintains a 3.6 GPA and scored 1930 on the SAT.

Peak Empire Racing fourth in Parker 425

Gwinnett-based Peak Empire Racing finished fourth in the prestigious BlueWater Resort and Casino Parker 425, one of the most renowned off-road desert racing events in the world. The same team also ran the Baja 1,000 back in 2007.

Most teams encountered problems or pulled out when rains flooded the course, but Peak Empire finished 34 minutes ahead of the race's time frame, 161/2 hours.

Shiloh JV girls win third straight region title

Shiloh's junior varsity girls basketball team won its third straight Region 8-AAAAA championship last Saturday under head coach Traci DiPrima. The Generals beat Parkview in the finals.

Members of the first-place JV team are: Alesha Abernathy, Camella Bell, Zakyra Colvin, Aziza Day, Alovanni Garrett, Courtney Hector, Amber Johnson, Lindsay McCullough and Osiga Utsalo.

Shiloh's ninth-grade team, under head coach Wayne Collett, finished as region runner-up to Parkview.

Stowe, Junior Players Club back at Reunion

Teaching professional Mike Stowe and the Junior Players Club for young golfers have returned to Reunion Country Club. Classes begin March 13, just after a March 7 jamboree.

For more information, check www.reuniongolfacademy.com.

Charles Harris Run celebrates 30th year

The Charles Harris Run for Leukemia will be contested for the 30th time Feb. 27 as a fundraiser for leukemia research at Emory's Winship Cancer Center. The race honors Harris, a former All-American football player at Georgia who died of the disease at age 49.

The run is the second-longest running 10K road race in Georgia behind the Peachtree Road Race and it is the fourth-largest, typically drawing more than 1,200 participants. The 10K race starts at Tucker High School and the one-mile fun run starts at Shamrock Middle School -- both at 7:45 a.m.

Registration is available at www.charlesharrisrun.com or www.active.com through Feb. 21. Walk-in sign-ups are available at Big Peach Running Company and race day sign-ups are at Tucker High. Cost is $25 for pre-registration or $32 on race day (12-and-under runners are $15).