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SPORTS IN BRIEF: Mill Creek's Hagan commits to Georgia Southern football

Austin Hagan 

Austin Hagan 

Mill Creek senior offensive lineman Austin Hagan has accepted an offer to play college football for Georgia Southern.

Hagan was a first-team all-county selection by the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett and the Daily Post as a senior, earning All-Region 7-AAAAA honors for the second straight year. He also was honorable mention all-state after helping the Hawks to the Class AAAAA quarterfinals, their best-ever playoff finish.

Hagan also is 28-1 with 25 pins this season as a wrestler.

Grayson to honor baseball signees

Grayson will honor college baseball signees Clay Ardeeser and Kyle Streicher with a ceremony today in the media room at the high school.

Ardeeser, a pitcher and first baseman, is headed to Georgia College and State University and Streicher, an outfielder and shortstop, is bound for Georgia Southern.

Mustang wrestling to host alumni/senior night

Meadowcreek’s wrestling program will host its alumni/senior night on Wednesday at 5 p.m. All former Meadowcreek wrestlers are invited to attend. The program will also honor Alex Paucar, the school’s only state champion.

Gladiators’ Forney has two assists in all-star game

Gwinnett Gladiators forward Michael Forney assisted on a pair of goals as the ECHL All-Stars rolled past host Bakersfield 9-3 on Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena.

Forney helped set up Ryan Ginand on the Trenton forward’s two goals.

Stockton Thunder rookie forward Mark Arcobello was named the game’s most valuable player with three goals, becoming the eighth player in All-Star Classic history to score at least three goals in one game.

Also contested during the pregame warm-up and first intermission were the skills competitions.

The highlight was South Carolina’s Josh Godfrey breaking former Gladiator Jon Awe’s record for hardest shot. Godfrey fired a blistering 102.7 mph shot. Awe’s record, set in 2007, was 102.2.

Loganville baseball to host clinic for youth coaches

The Georgia Dugout Club will offer a free coaching clinic for youth, travel and middle school coaches this Saturday at Loganville High School. The event begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 1 p.m.

The instructors are high school coaches from Brookwood, Salem, Grayson, South Gwinnett, Parkview, Loganville and Georgia Select.

Registration is available at www.georgiadugoutclub.com.

Dacula basketball to host alumni Feb. 4

Dacula will host its basketball alumni night on Feb. 4 at the high school during the home doubleheader with South Gwinnett.

A reception for the alumni will be from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by the games. All Dacula basketball players, cheerleaders and managers from the 1960s and 1970s will be honored during the evening.

Former Dacula students can reserve a spot by contacting Dee Pickett at Dee_Pickett@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or calling 770-338-4755.

Mountain View reschedules hoops games

Mountain View has rescheduled its two Region 7-AAAAA basketball games postponed by winter weather, including Saturday’s senior night vs. Peachtree Ridge.

The Bears host Peachtree Ridge at 5 p.m. for the varsity girls, followed by the varsity boys. Those games will be preceded by ninth-grade and junior varsity girls and boys games beginning at 11 a.m.

Mountain View’s make-up home game with Collins Hill also has been moved to Feb. 3, with the varsity girls at 6 p.m. followed by the boys.

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Bailey named to 10th Pro Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Champ Bailey is heading to his 10th Pro Bowl, a record for cornerbacks.

The Denver Broncos captain was notified by the NFL on Thursday that he was being added to the AFC roster, replacing Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, who is skipping the all-star game for medical reasons.

Bailey’s 10th Pro Bowl appearance will break a tie he held with Hall of Famer Mike Haynes for most Pro Bowl appearances by a cornerback.

Bailey joins wide receiver Brandon Lloyd as the Broncos’ representatives at the game Sunday in Honolulu.

Titans, Fisher parting ways after 16 full seasons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In a surprising move, the Tennessee Titans have parted ways with Jeff Fisher, who just completed his 16th full season as the NFL’s longest-tenured coach.

The team said in a release Thursday night that ‘‘Fisher will no longer be the head coach of the team.’’ The Titans announced the move within an hour of a report by SI.com that they were negotiating Fisher’s departure.