Hackney earns All-American nod
Louisville senior Andrew Hackney, a Brookwood grad, earned All-American honors in the discus at this past weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
His third and final throw of 177 feet, 2 inches was good for 12th overall. It also put him among the top-eight American-born throwers at the meet.
Hackney, a former football and track and field standout at Brookwood, was the Big East Conference champion in the weight throw (67-41/4) this season. He also was Big East runner-up in the discus.
Wolves divers voted All-Americans
Wesleyan divers Lauren Hall and Zach Hernandez have been named National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-Americans based on their performances from the 2008-09 school year. Hall just completed her freshman year, while Hernandez just finished his sophomore season.
Norcross baseball grads bound for college programs
Four more 2009 Norcross graduates have joined early signee Forrest Garrett, bound for LSU, in signing with college baseball programs.
Nathan Mitzel and Peter Poole, both 2009 grads, have signed with Gordon College. Mitzel had a 4-3 pitching record this past spring with a 3.27 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 45 innings. Poole had two home runs and 12 RBIs.
Beau Buckler and Tyler Roach have signed with Northwest-Shoals Community College (Ala.). Buckler hit .354 with 18 RBIs as a senior and Roach hit .388 with four home runs and 28 RBIs. Roach also went 3-1 as a pitcher with a 3.29 ERA, while Buckler struck out 34 in 33 innings on the mound.
Falcons sign veteran Newberry
The Atlanta Falcons added depth to their offensive line by signing Jeremy Newberry, the former longtime starting center for the San Francisco 49ers.
Judge rejects Coyotes sale, move
PHOENIX - The Coyotes are staying in Phoenix. A bankruptcy judge has rejected the proposed sale of the team to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, who would have moved the team to Hamilton, Ontario.