Collins Hill boys soccer at No. 1 nationally
The Collins Hill boys soccer team has been voted No. 1 nationally in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. The Eagles are the defending state champions in Class AAAAA.
Norcross' Emerson named state's top player
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Mercer's Daniel Emerson, a former Norcross standout, and Georgia Tech's Brigitte Ardossi as its state college players of the year on Tuesday.
Emerson, a 6-foot-8 senior, averaged 15.4 points and 12 rebounds, ranking him third nationally. His 385 rebounds set school and Atlantic Sun Conference records. He also was third nationally with 21 double-doubles this season.
Ardossi, a 6-2 Australian, has led the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA tournament by averaging 15.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. She averaged 18.9 points and 8.6 rebounds in ACC play.
The club also named Clayton State women's coach Dennis Cox and Clark Atlanta's Darryl Jacobs as state coaches of the year.
Ramos, Eagles take top awards
ATLANTA -- The Georgia National Wrestling Association held its season-ending award show on Sunday at the Rialto Theater where Collins Hill brought home four awards.
Head coach Cliff Ramos was named coach of the year, while state champions Drew Ferguson and Joel Smith won sophomore of the year and senior of the year, respectively. Bazell Partridge's state championship match against Harrison's Spencer Rickman was voted match of the year.
Collins Hill grad Stephen Clayton was honored as the official of the year.
The Georgia Wrestling Coaches Association also announced its dream team for the 2009-10 season. It also selected Ramos as its man of the year. Collins Hill's Drew Ferguson (103 pounds), Bazell Partridge (112), T.J. Mitchell (125), Joel Smith (145) and Central Gwinnett's Jacob Aiken-Phillips (285) were selected to the team.
The GWCA also released its all decade team, which featured Collins Hill's Mitchell, Tyler Parker, Taylor Knapp and David Brunson.
Trio of Gladiators called up
Forward Tim Miller, who was riding a career-high 10-game point streak with the Gwinnett Gladiators, defenseman Tim Filangieri and goaltender Danny Taylor were recalled to the AHL on Tuesday.
Miller returns for his second stint with Syracuse, the team he signed with at the beginning of the season. The 23-year-old from Michigan appeared in 44 games with the Gladiators and has 35 points. Miller has three points in 13 AHL games with the Crunch this season.
Filangieri is going back to Chicago, Gwinnett's other AHL affiliate. The rookie out of Boston College has played four games in the AHL and 49 with the Gladiators.
This is Taylor's fifth trip to Syracuse, where he has posted a 1-1-0 record with 164 minutes played. In 36 games with Gwinnett this season, Taylor has a 17-13-5 record and a .903 save percentage.
Duluth Dugout Club to host UGA's Greene at dinner
Former South Gwinnett and Georgia star quarterback David Greene will be the featured speaker at the Duluth High School Dugout Club's Dinner with a Champion on April 24.
The 6:30 p.m. event at the high school also will feature a memorabilia auction and a dinner catered by Boudreaux's of Duluth. The Duluth baseball players will be the waiters.
Cost is $20 per ticket and registration deadline is April 10. For more information, contact Duluth baseball coach Matt Champitto at Mchamp14@yahoo.com or at 404-372-6649.
George Rogers golf tourney returning to Northwood
The Duluth High School football program will host its George Rogers Classic golf tournament May 10 at Northwood Country Club.
The tourney will include Rogers, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner, and his former Duluth coach Cecil Morris as special guests. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. and cost is $125 per golfer. The winning team will receive the $1,000 grand prize.
For more information, e-mail Duluth football coach Corey Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Fit Gwinnett to open season March 27
The USA Fit Gwinnett team will start its new running and triathlon season March 27 with registration at the George Pierce Park Community Center in Suwanee. The event is at 8 a.m. and includes a fun run on the park's trails.
The Gwinnett team's goal races this season are the July 4 Peachtree Road Race 10K, the Oct. 3 Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon and a fall marathon to be determined. Cost for eight months of training is $110 for new members and $80 for returning athletes. For more information, check www.usafitgwinnett.com.