Brookwood grad Barnes taken in softball draft

Georgia Tech senior Brittany Barnes, a Brookwood grad, was selected in the fourth round of Monday's National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft.

Barnes was taken in the fourth round, 23rd overall, by the Akron Racers. The professional softball league, based in Denver, has operated since 1997 under the names Women's Pro Fastpitch and Women's Pro Softball League.

Brown leads Stars' All-Region 5-A selections

Providence Christian's Maggie Brown was a first-team All-Region 5-A selection in girls basketball based on voting by the region's coaches. Caroline Adams made second-team all-region and teammate Amelia Allen was named to the honorable mention list.

Eagles' Bova records ace

Collins Hill junior Nick Bova made a hole-in-one on Feb. 12 during high school golf team tryouts. Bova made the shot on the 160-yard, par-3 third hole at the Providence Club.

Berkmar's Witherspoon on 'Prep Rally'

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs basketball highlights from Berkmar-Meadowcreek boys, South Forsyth-Norcross boys, Brookwood-Parkview girls and Collins Hill-Peachtree Ridge boys. Featured athletes include Peachtree Ridge's Adrian Hubbard, Berkmar's Demarion Gordon, Norcross' Al-Farouq Aminu and Berkmar's Wesley Witherspoon, the show's Team Leader.

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," hosted by Daily Post editor Todd Cline and sports editor Will Hammock, airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 25 and each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Charter Cable 19. It also airs on GCPS each Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.

Wesleyan boys basketball on 'Prep Sports Plus'

The Wesleyan boys basketball team will be featured on this week's edition of "Prep Sports Plus," Georgia Public Broadcasting's weekly high school sports TV show.

The show airs Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunady at 12:30 p.m.


Supreme Court denies appeal from former

Tide coaches

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an appeal from two former Alabama assistant football coaches who lost their jobs following an NCAA investigation of the Crimson Tide's football program.

The justices rejected the case of Ronnie Cottrell and Ivy Williams without comment.

Cottrell and Williams sued the NCAA and recruiting analyst Tom Culpepper for defamation, claiming they were unable to find comparable employment following the NCAA's investigation of Alabama. The football program was placed on probation and received other sanctions for rules violations.