Dacula's Mahaley to sign with Memphis

Recent Dacula grad Eli Mahaley will sign a track and field scholarship with the University of Memphis today at the field house.

Mahaley, an all-county selection in football, won the Class AAAAA discus state championship and was the Daily Post's Field Performer of the Year. He also placed fourth at state in the shot put.

Norcross' McDonald signs with Navarro hoops

Malcolm McDonald, who graduated from Norcross last month, has signed a letter of intent with Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. McDonald averaged 11.2 points and 6.4 rebounds last season as the Blue Devils reached the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

Broncos' Barikos signs with Reinhardt

Krista Barikos, a 2010 Brookwood grad, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Reinhardt University. She is the daugher of Bill and Julie Barikos.

Barikos helped the Broncos to a 28-8 record her final two seasons, including back-to-back state playoff berths.

Berry's Dunford headed to Oakland University

Berry College director of sports information Scott Dunford, a Brookwood grad, has accepted a job as assistant director of athletic communications at Oakland University (Mich.). Dunford, a former goalkeeper for Brookwood's soccer team, held his job at Berry for four years.


Falcons hire Steve Sabo as area scout

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons hired long-time Cleveland Browns Director of Pro Personnel Steve Sabo as an area scout Tuesday.

Sabo spent 11 years with the Browns and was responsible for scouting players, advanced scouting and signing free agents and preparing for the NFL draft. Sabo also spent five seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Thrashers agree to terms with Slater

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with forward Jim Slater.

Slater, 27, posted 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) in 61 games with the Thrashers last season. The 6-foot center set a new career-high in goals and tied his career-high with two game-winning tallies. Slater was also awarded with the 2010 Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy and was a co-winner of the 2010 Gilner-Reeves Community Service Award.