SPORTS IN BRIEF: Mill Creek's Orangio receives Deep South award


Mill Creek's Orangio receives Deep South award

Mill Creek basketball player Nick Orangio and Northwest Whitfield's Christy Robinson were recipients of the Deep South Classic's Scholar Athlete awards.

Each received a notebook computer following the championship games.

"Christy and Nick are both outstanding students as reflected by their grades and each wrote essays that got top marks from our judges," tournament director Les Witmer said. "It's really a tribute to both of these scholar athletes for maintaining 99 percent averages in all their classes, having great scores on their SATs and ACTs, being starters on their varsity basketball teams and being active in their schools and communities."

Orangio led Mill Creek to a first-place finish in the tournament, while Robinson was named tournament MVP and helped the Bruins to the championship.

Green, James named to All-American team

Grayson defensive tackle Shawn Green and North Gwinnett offensive tackle Ju'Wuan James were selected to the MaxPreps All-American football team on Monday.

The team features the nation's top high school players from across the country and were selected based on their performance during the season and postseason awards they received.

Green, a Georgia Tech commitment, was selected to the second-team defense and James, a Tennessee commitment, to the first-team offense.

Calhoun's Da'Rick Rogers, Gainesville's Tai-Ier Jones and Newnan's Alec Ogletree were the only other Georgians selected to the team.

Eagles wrestling moves up in national poll

The Collins Hill wrestling team has moved up again in the latest national rankings. The Eagles were No. 10 in Amateur Wrestling News' rankings released on Monday.

Collins Hill was No. 14 the previous week, but a second-place finish at the Powerade Invitational prompted a higher ranking.

Brandon (Fla.), who beat Collins Hill in a dual by 10 points last month, was ranked No. 4 and the two teams are the only ones from the Southeast ranked.