Greene signs with Chiefs
Former Georgia quarterback David Greene was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
Kansas City is the third NFL team for the South Gwinnett grad this season. Greene began the year with Seattle before being released in September. He was signed by New England the same month, but was released in November.
A third-round pick in 2005, Greene has not played in a regular season NFL game. During his time at Georgia, the left-hander set an NCAA record for most victories by a starting quarterback.
Wesleyan's Smith named state's top volleyball player
Wesleyan senior Betsy Smith has been named the 2007-08 Gatorade Georgia Volleyball Player of the Year, making her a finalist for Gatorade's national player of the year later this month.
Smith led the Wolves to four state championships in four seasons, capping her senior season with 14 kills and nine digs in a state championship win over Lovett. She had 441 kills and 226 digs in her career.
The Florida signee also maintains an A average in the classroom, volunteers with multiple church and community projects and mentors 20 freshmen in Wesleyan's peer leadership program.
"She has a very high volleyball IQ," Wesleyan coach Ted Russell said. "She understands the many facets of the game. And she's a great leader. Kids follow her. She was selected as a captain for the USA Volleyball A2 Junior National Team. For them to choose her, that speaks volumes about her leadership."
Collins Hill wrestling ranked third in Southeast
The Collins Hill wrestling team moved up to third in Wresting USA Magazine's Southeast rankings.
The Eagles (14-0) were fifth in the preseason poll, but after a successful start have moved up two spots.
The Eagles are one of three teams ranked, joining Union Grove and Harrison, which are tied for 10th.
Grayson's Mathis, Parkview's Folsom sign with GPC softball
Grayson senior Lauren Mathis and Parkview senior Courtney Folsom have signed fastpitch softball scholarships with Georgia Perimeter College.
Mathis was a three-year starter at first base for Grayson and earned Gwinnett Fastpitch Diamond Club All-County honors. She is the daughter of Keith and Anita Mathis.
Folsom was a four-year starter at third and first base for Parkview, also earning Diamond Club All-County honors. She is the daughter of Sarah and Mike Folsom.
McCann to host Christmas Camp in Duluth
The Brian McCann Christmas Camp for youth baseball players will be held Dec. 26 and 27 at Bunten Road Park in Duluth. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
The Atlanta Braves catcher will be joined by a group of guest instructors that includes his father, Howie, and brother, Brad, a minor-leaguer in the Kansas City Royals organization. Cost is $100 for the camp or a $150 for the camp and a personal Dartfish DVD with analysis of the player in action.
Each camper receives an autographed photo from McCann, who will talk hitting on the first day of camp and defense on the second.
For more information, call 678-714-1000 or 770-814-6981.
Nebraska's Witt, a former Parkview quarterback, arrested
Nebraska quarterback Patrick Witt, who played his sophomore and junior seasons at Parkview, faces five misdemeanor charges after his arrest following a disturbance at a university residence hall last weekend.
Witt was taken into custody early Sunday on suspicion of disturbing the peace. He was ticketed for trespassing, third-degree assault by menacing threats, minor in possession by consuming and possession of a false ID.
Police were called to a disturbance at Smith Hall at 1:50 a.m. A student worker reported that Witt failed to sign in upon his arrival, as guests are required to do after midnight, and headed to the residence floors.
The worker told police that Witt pushed him several times and made threatening remarks. When police arrived, Witt ran away. Police apprehended him several blocks away.
Witt was found to have identification that did not belong to him, police said. He also showed signs of impairment from alcohol, with a blood-alcohol content of .115, according to a police report.
New Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said in a statement that the matter will be "dealt with internally."
ACC picks Tampa, Charlotte for future football title games
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After smaller than hoped crowds in Jacksonville, Fla., the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is on the move.
A panel of league athletic directors and faculty athletics representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to move the title game to Tampa, Fla. in 2008 and 2009 and to Charlotte in 2010 and 2011.
'Both Tampa Bay and Charlotte are tremendous destinations in terms of their football venue, community support and partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference,' commissioner John Swofford said.
Most importantly, the league hopes both cities will bring more fans. Since the league expanded to 12 schools in 2005 and became eligible to hold a title game, the game has been played in front of dwindling crowds.
The game drew 72,749 in 2005, then 62,850 in 2006 and 53,212 earlier this month when Virginia Tech beat Boston College 30-16.
The ACC has also been hampered by teams without major followings reaching the title game.