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3 schools are among best in US GSMST No. 3 in nation By Keith Farner

Creekland Middle seventh-graders Anika Sebuddle, left, Arianna Long and Valentina Arango take part in a group quiz using a Google Nexus tablet the school received this year using a $2,600 technology grant from the Clipper Petroleum Foundation. (Staff Photo: Keith Farner)

For the second time this month, the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology was listed No. 1 in the state by a national publication. U.S. News and World Report this week ranked GSMST the No. 3 high school in the country and No. 1 in Georgia, while Norcross High and Parkview High were each ranked in the top 20 in Georgia. The magazine partnered with the American Institutes for Research to evaluate schools in three phases. The first two steps looked at overall student performance on state-mandated tests, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. The third step was to determine participation in and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams to evaluate how well schools prepared students for

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Woman, 28, Creekland Middle expanding its tablet resources charged in fatal shooting

or “clickers,” to answer multiple choice questions before they’re displayed on a screen at the front of the room. “This was directly related to technolLAWRENCEVILLE — A grant reogy and assessment,” said Assistant Princeived this school year has transformed cipal Jane Ann Buturff, who applied for how Creekland Middle School students the grant. “How can you use technology learn social studies, caused some to want to assess student learning? That’s why we to learn more, and triggered the Parent bought the tablets. We’re in this technolTeacher Association to add more technol- ogy age where teachers can quiz the kids, ogy. test the kids, the kids can sit there with The school was awarded a $2,600 their phone. Not every kid has a phone, grant from the Clipper Petroleum Founso that’s why we needed more tablets.” dation, and Creekland administrators On Wednesday, teacher Michael used the grant money to buy 10 Google Krolak gave his seventh-grade students a Nexus tablets with a charging station 40-question review quiz about economand a set of eight wireless PowerPoint ics. Krolak said he’s noticed a decline remotes for teachers. in discipline, and it’s easier to monitor The tablets added to Creekland’s student progress. technology resources that in recent years The software the school uses, Socrahave included student response systems, tive, allows students in 10 groups to By Keith Farner

answer questions together, and compete against a neighboring classroom. On a screen at the front of the room, a rocket ship moves forward based on correct answers. “It’s high interest for the kids,” Buturff said. “They love it, we need more.” Through the Bring Your Own Device program for which Creekland was approved in October, Krolak said he’s learned about electronics and technology, too. “This is their language, this is something that they do, they’re familiar with,” Krolak said. “I’ve learned from them a lot of times just as much as they’ve learned from me.” The success of the tablets caused the PTA to purchase 60 Apple iPads to add

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By Tyler Estep

Murder charges have been filed in a fatal March shooting outside a Peachtree Corners apartment complex. On March 30, 21-year-old Tevin Saffo was shot and killed outside the Bristol Court Apartments on WestTalon Dunkentell chase Village Lane. Another man, 21-year-old Tyler Reeves, was wounded and hospitalized.


Playground at Bunten Road Park lifts imagination By Camie Young

For Duluth kids, a new playground at Bunten Road Park isn’t just a place to play, but a place to play with imagination, said Kathy Marelle, the city’s parks and recreation director. After months of anticipation and community involvement, officials will celebrate the new structure with a ribboncutting this weekend. Last summer, campers helped evaluate 12 designs the city received for the project, which replaces a wooden playground built by the Duluth Rotary in 1999.

“The ‘Spirit of Play’ instilled by the Duluth Rotary sparked the need to renovate the aged structures,” Marelle said. The mayor and council chose the Kidz Zone from Champion Recreation design for the project last summer, and construction began in November. “The kids indicated that this playground design was more than just a place to play, but a place to play with imagination — the Berliner climber was a space ship, the Trans Glide was a pirate ship, and the play structures were castles,” Marelle said. See PARK, Page 5A

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Kids helped choose the design for the new playground at Bunten Road Park, which opens this weekend. (Staff photo: Camie Young)

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Golf tourney deemed success by tourism officials Champions Tour tournament compared to 2013. The sunshine brought even bigger crowds on the final Despite rain and a holiday Sunday despite the day, officials said Wednes- Easter holiday. day that this year’s Greater At least 500 people atGwinnett Championship tended an Easter service at was a success in its second the TPC Sugarloaf course, year. before thousands showed At the Gwinnett Conup for the final round of vention and Visitors golf, said Lisa Anders, Bureau board meeting director of Explore GwinWednesday, tourism offinett. cials said the numbers have Sponsorships were up by not yet been tallied for the $500,000, said the bureau’s event, which concluded Preston Williams, who said Sunday. But attendance synergy is building for a was up during the rainy title sponsor to sign on to first two days of the senior the event.

“In all, it was a great tournament,” said Williams, who noted that all profits will be donated to local nonprofits. In addition to the business that went to Gwinnett hotels, restaurants and other hospitality ventures, officials said the exposure of the tournament, covered live by the Golf Channel, was also great for Gwinnett. Anders noted that the international press covered this weekend’s win by Miguel Angel Jimenez, a golf favorite who was playing in his first Champions Tour event, which led to

the name Gwinnett to be viewed across the world. Also at Wednesday’s board meeting, Gwinnett Center director Joey Dennis told the group that attendance at the Arena at Gwinnett Center was down quite a bit in March, compared to 2013. He attributed the lower numbers — 180,000 year-to-date compared to 240,000 yearto-date last year — to few concerts this winter and some events moving in the schedule. For example, Disney on Ice will be held in May this year instead of March.

department’s units and task forces, including: accident The Gwinnett County investigations; animal Police Department will host welfare and enforcement; multicultural festival on crime scene investigation; Saturday, May 3. DUI; gangs; permits; and The event, held from the citizens police academy. noon to 5 p.m. at the North Officers fluent in SpanAtlanta Trade Center, will ish, Korean and Vietnamese include exhibits, informawill be on hand to answer tion and presentations questions and explain regarding several of the police operations. The event

will also offer a rock climbing wall, inflatables, other kids activities and food vendors. The North Atlanta Trade Center is located at 1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross. For more information, contact the Gwinnett County Police Department’s crime prevention unit at 770-5135119.

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Second Amendment rights took center stage Wednesday in Georgia, as Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a bill that expands the places where licensed gun owners can carry weapons. But his primary opponent David Pennington said that day that the legislation doesn’t go far enough “For decades now I have staunchly defended our Second Amendment rights as both a legislator and as governor,” Deal said in a press release. “This legislation will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia Weapons Carry License. Roughly 500,000 Georgia citizens have a permit of this kind, which is approximately 5 percent of our population. License holders have passed background checks and are in good standing with the law. This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules — and who can protect themselves and others from

By Camie Young


Professional golfer Miguel A. Jimenez signs autographs for Zach Nozick, 13, and Ryan Danz, 13, after the completion of the second round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth on Saturday. (Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan)

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birth right as Americans to live in the freest nation on earth. We personally may give up that right, but we cannot surrender our children’s and grandchildren’s birth rights. “I don’t believe that giving up our freedoms makes us any safer. The crime rates in this country have proven that. As a leader, I Camie Young will not rest until we are those who don’t play by the freest nation on earth the rules. again,” Pennington added. He added: “Our nation’s “While Nathan touts this founders put the right to one bill, he purposely forbear arms on par with gets to mention the failure freedom of speech and of campus carry and other freedom of religion. Geor- bills that protect our Secgians cherish their Second ond Amendment rights. As Amendment rights, and governor, I will advance this law embodies those legislation that protects values.” and enhances our Second Pennington, one of two Amendment rights.” Republicans challenging John Barge, the third Deal in the May 20 prima- candidate in the GOP ry, said he would push for primary, released an open even further protections. letter this week explain“The Second Amending why he is running for ment is not just a gun governor. issue. It’s a freedom issue,” Barge answers the quesPennington, the mayor of tion as “I am tired of …” a Dalton said. “In this coun- litany of complaints, from try, we have gone from cut funding to education first to 11th in worldwide and issues with state insurfreedom rankings in the ance to ethical questions past 13 years. It is our and concerns. “I am running for governor because I am tired of not having a choice on the type of leader who leads our state,” the state school superintendent concludes. “Now, you have a choice.” To see the entire letter, go to Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. Camie Young can be reached via email at camie. BUDGET WORKSHOPS ON young@gwinnettdailypost. THE PROPOSED CITY OF SUWANEE com. For archived columns, BUDGET go to www.gwinnettdailypFISCAL YEAR 2014-2015

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Prostate, bladder meds safe together DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 87 and have an enlarged prostate. When I get the urge to urinate, which is often, I have to go at once. Do you think that taking a bladder-control medicine would interfere with the Cardura (doxazosin) I’m taking to keep my urine duct (urethra) open? — CB ANSWER: Both men and women can have urinary urgency (the sensation of needing to go right away), and some- times this can lead to accidents. In women, the problem usually is attributed to bladder spasm, and in men it may be attributed erroneously to the prostate. Of course, it is possible to have both prostate problems like benign enlargement of the gland and bladder spasm, but oftentimes the problem in men is solely the bladder. Some people need treatment for both, and there are no interactions I could find between doxazosin and bladder spasm agents like Detrol (tolterodine) or Ditropan (oxybutynin). DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently purchased two new pairs of prescription eyeglasses that are in plastic frames. Forty-eight hours after I began wearing the first pair, the bridge of my nose became very red, and small, flat blisters appeared. The same behind both ears — anywhere the plastic touched my skin. I got this to heal with cortisone cream, and a week later I tried the other pair. This time, the reaction came within about 14 hours and involved swelling of my nose as well as the blistering and bright redness. What causes this — an allergy or some sort of chemical burn? The area itched yet felt like a burn and peeled after the cortisone treatment brought the blistering down. —N.W. ANSWER: This sounds like a case of contact dermatitis, probably related to the chemicals used in the manufacturing of the plastic. Some people are just sensitive to any of the many chemicals used; however, I am increasingly seeing bad reactions to manufactured goods, especially to those made overseas. Not every country has the same safeguards we have in place in North America. Some of these chemicals are volatile and disappear after a short while. It’s possible that washing the glasses in hot, soapy water could have been able to remove them. However, in your case, the reaction was so strong that I would avoid that brand in the future.


























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College choices bring on ABCs of debt DEAR AMY: Like many fortunate high school seniors, our daughter has a few more weeks to choose what college she’ll attend. Her choice is between two colleges. College A has offered her a full scholarship for four years, and College B is an excellent, yet expensive school. Both are good academic choices, with B being a better all-around fit (better academic reputation, closer to home, better chance for after-school job, friends attending) for our daughter. We can manage the cost of B, but it will take school loans (with parents co-signing) and watching expenses very closely. My husband and I are in our early 60s, so we also are trying to save for retirement. My parents paid for my education, but I was only allowed to go to one in-state, affordable school. I don’t want my daughter to be saddled with so much debt after she graduates, but I also want her to go to a school that she wants to attend. If we insist on the

ing a repayment calculator) at the helpful site: I took on debt for my college education roughly equivalent to the average $30,000 students are taking now, but the experience opened many doors and made my career possible — through the education, Amy Dickinson experiences and confidence I gained. Graduating with debt cost-free school, will she forced me as a young graduresent that? ate to plunge into the work— Worried force to make payments. It DEAR WORRIED: took 10 years to pay back Your daughter should go this debt, and with every to the best school she can payment I was still aware of afford. Taking on some debt the valuable opportunity it for this could be a good represented. long-term investment for her DEAR AMY: I have a to make, but she must not problem with my fiance’s mortgage her future. sleep habits. He insists on If she chooses the more “snoozing” his alarm clock expensive school, she should numerous times each mornexhaust every possible grant ing, consistently waking me and scholarship she can ob- up every time. This can last tain before turning to loans. for 30-40 minutes before he She should work — over the finally drags himself out of summer and during school. bed mere seconds before my She should choose feder- own alarm goes off! ally backed loans, borrow I’ve asked him repeatedly the minimum and avoid the to set his alarm for when he lure of private loans. There is actually needs to wake up. a lot of information (includWhen I need to wake up

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first, I only let my alarm ring the minimum, so that I can cause the least disturbance and get out of the bedroom as quickly as I can. Repeatedly waking up your bed partner is really inconsiderate, and his flat-out refusal to try to accommodate this is rude. We have been together for nine years, but this snoozing problem only started in the last year or so. Can you please enlighten us on bedroom etiquette? —K DEAR K: Your solution seems obvious. First, your guy should do everything possible to get a better night’s sleep. If he doesn’t actually have to get up until just before you do, then he should simply give himself more sleep time and set his alarm for the actual time he needs to rise. Perhaps you would shave a few minutes off of yours so you can rise together. Otherwise I agree with you — the person who needs to get up first should make an effort to let the other sleep.

Your keen interest in helping others will come to the forefront this year. You will have to decide which among many options will be the most valuable. By developing a friendship with an older person, you will gain knowledge, expertise and profound perception. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t get drawn into any arguments. Even though things may not work out as planned, you should accept the changes happening around you. Compromise will eventually lead to victory. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You are on an upward trend right now, so enjoy the ride. If you take advantage of your wealth of experience, nothing will hold you back. Embrace the future. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Mull over an investment, but don’t wait until it’s too late to make your move. Be prepared to make the choice that is most likely to benefit both you and your family. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your goals and lifestyle need a little adjustment. Be receptive to new ideas, and make a change if you want to feel better about the direction you are heading. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your leadership qualities will help you gain control. You will attract individuals who want to support your plans. Much can be accomplished if you take action. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You can gain valuable insight if you include youngsters or seniors in your plans. Opt for a creative outlet that will let you use your teaching skills. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Don’t feel overwhelmed by your long list of chores or responsibilities. Negative thinking will only slow you down. If you take the tasks one at a time, you will accomplish what’s necessary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You should consider ditching your regular routine in favor of something different. A day trip or talk with people from different backgrounds will spark new concerns as well as a solution. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) — Your curiosity and adaptability will lead to favorable changes in your life. Head in a new direction, and you will be applauded for your innovative and inspirational ideas. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) — You will be respected for your opinions and insight if you have the courage to speak out. Your clarity and vision will draw attention and lead to improvements. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Take a moment to adjust to the necessities of a demanding situation. A small respite from daunting responsibilities will help recharge your batteries as well as encourage innovative solutions. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Get involved in a cause and interact with interesting people. You will fare best with a seriousminded group striving to implement positive social change. Your contribution will be valued. •From Page 1A

college-level course work. The Washington Post recently ranked GSMST as the “most challenging” high school in Georgia, and No. 17 most challenging in the country. GSMST has a 100 percent college readiness score, and a 100 percent AP participation rate. In math end-of-course tests, 52 percent of GSMST students exceeded standards, while 48 percent met standards. In English, 83 percent of students exceeded standards, while 17 percent met standards. Of GSMST’s 696 students, 75 percent are minority, including 41 percent Asian and 21 percent black. Thirty percent of the school’s students are considered economically disadvantaged, according to the magazine. Norcross was ranked No. 18 in Georgia and No. 507 nationally; it had a 46.7 percent score on the college readiness index. Eighty-four percent of Norcross’ 3,272 students are proficient in English, while 67 percent were in math. Of Norcross’ student body, 77 percent are

•From Page 1A She described the $376,675 project as a modern theme site with play sets for kids ages 2 to 12, with colors chosen to represent the city logo of “Capturing the Spirit of Good Living.” With shade units, two swing areas, seven slides, several climbers, some spinners, a pavilion area and other attractions, “kids will be climbing, crawling, jumping, sliding into physical fitness,” she said.

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Ranked BEST SCHOOLS U.S. News and World Report top 20 best Georgia high schools 1. Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology (Lawrenceville) 2. Davidson Fine Arts (Augusta) 3. DeKalb School of the Arts (Avondale Estates) 4. Columbus High (Columbus) 5. Northview High (Duluth) 6. Milton High (Alpharetta) 7. Savannah Arts Academy (Savannah) 8. Johns Creek High (Johns Creek) 9. Walton High (Marietta) 10. Alpharetta High (Alpharetta) 11. Chamblee Charter High (Chamblee) 12. Chattahoochee High (Alpharetta) 13. Lassiter High (Marietta) 14. Roswell High (Roswell) 15. Riverwood International Charter (Atlanta) 16. McIntosh High (Peachtree City) 17. South Forsyth High (Cumming) 18. Norcross High (Norcross) 19. Parkview High (Lilburn) 20. Johnson Magnet (Augusta) For a complete list of the rankings, visit www.

Creekland Middle social studies teacher Michael Krolak talks with his seventh-grade students about a review quiz they’re participating in using Google Nexus tablets and other Bring Your Own Device electronics to learn about economics. (Staff Photo: Keith Farner)

•From Page 1A minority, including 32 percent black and 34 percent Hispanic. Sixty four percent of Norcross’ students are considered economically disadvantaged, including 56 percent on the free lunch program. Parkview, ranked No. 19 in Georgia, has a 45.1 percent college readiness score, while 93 percent of its 2,696 students were proficient in English, and 78 percent were proficient in math. Thirty-six percent of Parkview’s students are

considered economically disadvantaged. While GSMST was also ranked No. 1 in Georgia last year, other Gwinnett schools slipped in the rankings. This time, Duluth High was ranked No. 25; Collins Hill High No. 27; Central Gwinnett High No. 30; and Buford High No. 33. Last year, Norcross was eighth; Duluth ninth; Parkview 10th; Peachtree Ridge 11th; Berkmar 13th; Buford 15th; and Meadowcreek 19th.


to the school’s technology inventory. Local school technology coordinator Stephen Dudley made the order on Wednesday. The tablets are especially valuable as teachers and students review for the upcoming Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, commonly called CRCTs. “The tablets, as with all technology, allow the teacher immediate feedback,” Dudley said. “He can immediately see how many students got it correct, how many missed it, and the good thing is if he sees the majority of students answered correctly,

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The new playground at Bunten Road Park will open this weekend

The ribbon-cutting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday,

with kids activities continuing until 2 p.m.

Talon Dunkentell, a 28-year-old Atlanta woman, suffered minor injuries during the altercation and was arrested after being released from the hospital, originally charged with aggravated assault and obstruction. Police said initially that they believed Dunknetell had fired shots but were still investigating her role in the incident. Since then, Dunkentell

Tablets he knows that skill has been mastered and he can move on to the next one. If the majority of students answered incorrectly, he knows he needs to stop and remediate and maybe reteach that concept again.” Two students in Krolak’s social studies class said the tablets are more ideal than paper and pencil because they help save trees. Teachers, administrators and staff believe they keep students more engaged. “It makes it more interesting for them that they can just tap and go, and it’s learning on their level where paper and pencil might be boring,” Dudley said.


has been charged with Saffo’s murder, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith confirmed this week. Authorities now have evidence that the shooting was “intentional” on Dunkentell’s behalf, Smith said. Few other details were released. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found at the scene and Dunkentell pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in 2012, but initial assump-

And while the majority of students have an electronic device, not all do, so the tablets help close the gap along with the school’s five computer labs to accommodate the school’s 2,240 students. “I think at our time, because we’re in the space age, we’re used to using technology so it gets us more motivated to use it,” seventh-grader Arianna Long said. “I think it’s a better way for us to have a better sense of actually taking tests on it. It should go from actual paper because they say it’s cutting down trees. They should move to electronics for everything.”

tions about the shooting possibly being drug-related are no longer in play. “Drugs don’t appear to be a factor in the homicide at this point,” Smith said. Gwinnett County jail records show Dunkentell is now charged with murder, four counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction. She is being held without bond.

Army plans to remove about 2,000 officers due to budget cuts Reuters SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The U.S. Army is looking to cut about 2,000 positions for captains and majors by the end of the year as part of its overall plans to reduce

its active duty numbers due to budget cuts, the Army’s chief of staff said on Wednesday. “Probably this year, we will ask 1,500 captains to leave the service, and we will ask probably 400 to 500 majors to leave

the service,” Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s top officer, told reporters at an event in Texas. “That is because we have to get down to the appropriate size.” The Pentagon said last month it would shrink the

U.S. Army to pre-World War II levels, eliminate the popular A-10 aircraft and reduce military benefits in order to meet 2015 budget spending caps. Odierno says most of the officers who will be removed from the ranks

have served “honorably and heroically on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan” and letting them go will be difficult. He said the planned cut of the Army to 490,000 active duty soldiers will be reached by the end of

2015 and will not prevent the service from carrying out its current missions. “Depending on the decisions of Congress, we could get as small as 420,000 in the active component,” Odierno said.

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Elizabeth Ashby Elizabeth Jean Ashby, age 87, of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Tucker, Ga., passed away Monday morning, April 21, 2014. Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.


Catherine BurtKingery Catherine “Kit” BurtKingery, age 53 of Duluth passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 6 years, Ken Kingery, Jr.; daughter, Catherine Fevold of Buffalo, NY; mother, Margaret Burt of Ft. Myers Beach, FL; sisters, Laura Burt of Cape Coral, FL, Heather Peale and her husband Doug also of Cape Coral, FL; step children, Kenneth W. Kingery, III, Amanda Kingery, Jason Budge; father-in-law and motherin-law, Kenneth W. Kingery, Sr. and his wife Brenda, as well as, many loving family members. Kit lived her life by the words of Jesus; she was a very generous person who

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WORLD Pentagon dossier to detail secretive detainee policy WASHINGTON — Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al-Qaida. As the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan winds down, the White House will soon provide Congress a dossier on about 50 non-Afghan detainees in a U.S. military prison north of Kabul. Their uncertain fate presents sensitive security and legal problems for the Obama administration in an echo of Guantanamo Bay. The classified dossier could provide U.S. lawmakers a more detailed look at the secretive military detention system and the detainees that have been kept hidden from public view during the nearly 13-year U.S.-led war. And it could raise difficult questions over where and how to resettle them.

Brazil’s Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing Internet SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal. Rousseff spoke at a global conference that she convened on how to govern a safer, less U.S.-centered Internet after revelations that she and other world leaders had been spied upon by the NSA. “The Internet we want will only be possible in a scenario of respect for human rights, in particular the right to privacy and freedom of expression,” she said. Rousseff hailed President Barack Obama’s decision to hand off control of ICANN, a California-based nonprofit in charge of assigning Internet domains or addresses, to an international oversight body that has yet to be decided on.

world&nation 2 policemen, militant killed in Egypt By Tom Perry Reuters

CAIRO — A senior police officer was killed near Cairo on Wednesday in a bomb attack claimed by a militant group, while security forces stormed a hideout used by another Islamist organization near Alexandria in a raid that left an officer and a militant dead. Militant violence has spiralled since last July, when the army toppled elected head of state Mohamed Mursi and the authorities launched a fierce crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sympathizers. The attacks underline lingering instability in Egypt ahead of a presidential election in May that Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who deposed Mursi, is expected to win. The prime minister said the state was in “a fierce war” on terror. The police officer killed near Cairo was named as Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki. State media said he was killed outside his home in 6th of October City, 20 miles outside Cairo, when a bomb placed under his car went off. Two conscript policemen were wounded in the bombing. A militant group called Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, said it carried out the attack in a statement posted on a Facebook account in its name that has carried past

A damaged car of Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki, who was killed in an explosion outside his home, is pictured in 6th of October City, 20 miles outside Cairo on Wednesday. The senior Egyptian police officer was killed when a bomb exploded under his car outside his home near Cairo on Wednesday, state television and a security source said. The police and army have been the main targets of a campaign of bombings and shootings since the military deposed president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July. (Reuters/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper)

statements. The post included a photo of a man said to be Zaki on his way to his vehicle, describing him as “the criminal brigadier general in the (security) force for killing protesters.” Mursi’s removal from power last summer after mass protests against his rule tipped Egypt into the worst internal strife of its modern history. Hundreds of his supporters were killed by security forces as they broke up their protest camps. Militant attacks since then have killed around 500 people, mostly policemen

and soldiers. The threat has been compounded by a flow of weapons from neighboring Libya. The Interior Ministry said the hideout targeted by police at dawn on Wednesday near Alexandria was used by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Supporters of Jerusalem, the group behind some of the deadliest attacks of the past nine months. The militants had opened fire on the security forces as they arrived at the hideout in Borg El Arab, some 28 miles southwest of Alexandria. The police officer killed in the raid was named as

First Lieutenant Ahmed Saad and the dead militant as Hassan Abdel Aal, a 25year old from the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia. Two other militants were detained, the ministry spokesman, Hany Abdel Latif, said in a televised statement. Footage broadcast on state TV appeared to show the body of a militant on the ground. The militants were “among the dangerous elements of the terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which was planning to target police and military facilities and the security forces,” the ministry said.

PEOPLE Chris Christie won’t miss Letterman LOS ANGELES — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is really going to miss David Letterman when Stephen Colbert takes over “The Late Show” in 2015. NOT! Christie used the classic fake out technique to burn Letterman on Twitter on Wednesday, and endorsed Colbert’s upcoming reign over the CBS late-night show in the process. “Oh @letterman, I’m really gonna miss your fat jokes. Wait, no I’m not. #ColbertNation,” Christie tweeted Wednesday morning. Colbert, who appeared on “The Late Show” on Tuesday night, hasn’t been kind to Christie, either. The Comedy Central star ripped the “future-former Republican frontrunner” earlier this year on “The Colbert Report” for his Bridgegate scandal, while noting it was the first time in Christie’s career that political pundits were referring to him as “petty” and “small.”

Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ suit dismissed

LOS ANGELES — Gawker has emerged triumphant in its legal battle with Quentin Tarantino. A federal judge in California has dismissed of Maine’s total seafood Tarantino’s lawsuit against harvest. Despite the record hauls, Gawker Media, which the director filed in January, scientists, including UniLawyers for Colo. versity of Maine researcher after pubtheater shooter Rick Wahle, who founded lished a link to his script to appeal exam for “The Hateful Eight.” the baby lobster study in Tarantino’s suit contend1989, contend over-fishing ed that Gawker “crossed DENVER — Lawyers is not likely the culprit. the journalistic line,” and defending the man charged The lobster industry, they that Gawker Media had with murdering 12 Colonote, is among the councontributed to copyright rado moviegoers in 2012 try’s most closely reguinfringement. will appeal a judge’s ruling A volunteer displays cannabis buds at the La Brea Col- lated. lective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, “There was nothing that he undergo a second “This remains the most Calif. The dispensary is on a list released by the city of newsworthy or journalissanity examination, court productive lobster habiover 100 stores that meet some of the requirements of a tic about Gawker Media documents made public on voter-approved measure. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) tat on the planet,” Wahle Wednesday show. said. “The evidence points facilitating and encouraging the public’s violation Public defenders for two assassins dressed in dead bees in the roadway elsewhere.” James Holmes, who has police uniforms to kill two or shoulders of the road. A Instead, Wahle and other of Plaintiff’s copyright pleaded not guilty by members of a rival gang, witness told a news station researchers believe shifting in the Screenplay, and its conduct will not shield reason of insanity for the prosecutors said. thousands of dead bees were ocean currents, wind and shooting rampage that also His lawyer said Mata, found on Sunday. weather patterns may have Gawker Media from liability for their unlawful left 70 people injured, said who has been suspended With global reports of led drifting lobster larvae activity,” Tarantino’s suit in a court filing that they from his job, would contest dwindling bee populations, astray, contributing to the read. will petition the Colorado the charges. He did not en- deaths tend to stir emotion decline. However, Judge John F. Supreme Court to overrule ter a plea during Wednesand concern from environThe survey relies on Walter sided with Gawker, the presiding judge. day’s 10-minute hearing. mentalists and the public. divers who use vacuum Turkey PM offers which had earlier filed a Holmes, 26, is charged The U.S. Department of cleaner-like suction tubes condolences motion to dismiss the lawwith multiple counts of and traps to count baby Ore. investigates Agriculture says on its website that the number of lobsters on the rock ocean suit in March. for 1915 killings first-degree murder and atmysterious tempted murder for openmanaged honeybee colonies floor of the New England ANKARA — Turkish ing fire inside a suburban honeybee deaths in the country declined from and Canadian coasts. Discovery will still Prime Minister Tayyip ErDenver cinema during a 5 million in the 1940s to 2.5 cover ‘inherently dogan offered on WednesPORTLAND, Ore. — Or- million today. midnight screening of the California city day what the government egon agriculture authorities Batman film “The Dark deadly situations’ sees spike in said were unprecedented are investigating the mysteKnight Rises” in July Population drop condolences to the grandrious deaths of potentially LOS ANGELES — Dis2012. whooping cough of baby lobsters children of Armenians thousands of honeybees covery Channel President killed in World War I by along a highway, the second puzzles scientists A Southern California city Eileen O’Neill said that the Detective faces Ottoman soldiers. die-off of bees in the state in network will not shy away has seen a spike in reported drug, conspiracy less than a year. In a statement issued on BOWDOINHAM, whooping cough cases so far from covering dangerous the eve of the 99th anniverOfficials said on Wednes- Maine — The number of situations, in the wake of this year, with the number charges in N.J. sary of the deeply contested day that they did not reach an avalanche at Mount baby lobsters in the Gulf of of infections nearly tripling deaths, Erdogan unexpectthe site along highway 99 A Miami-Dade Police Maine has dropped by half compared to all of last year, Everest that claimed 13 edly described the events of Department internal afin Sherwood, a small city since 2007, a phenomenon possibly due to a less potent lives and caused Discov1915 as “inhumane,” using ery to cancel its planned fairs detective appeared in southwest of Portland, in that has puzzled scientists vaccine or lower vaccinamore conciliatory language time to document the precise as the population of adult “Everest Jump Live.” federal court in Newark, tion rates, officials said on than has often been the case N.J., on Wednesday to face number of bees. “There certainly have lobsters remains near a Wednesday. for Turkish leaders. “From what I’ve learned, record high, contributing to charges of aiding a drug Some 43 cases of whoop- been inherently deadly Turkish government offi- smuggling gang, conspirwhen bees swarm, there robust catches. ing cough, or pertussis, have situations that we’ve been cials said it was the first time ing to distribute cocaine can be anywhere from one a part of for either docuScientists note that baby been documented since a Turkish prime minister had and trying to arrange a to 10,000 in a swarm, so if mentaries or for series,” lobsters take eight years January in Long Beach, a offered such explicit conthat indeed was a case of a O’Neill told TheWrap. murder for hire. to reach harvestable size, city of about 470,000, up dolences and described the swarm of bees in the area, it meaning the dip could yet from 15 cases reported in all “Discovery has always The detective, Lieutenstatement as a historic step, ant Ralph Mata, 45, who could be in that range,” said be felt by the state’s 4,200 of 2013 and four cases redocumented the world in but Erdogan’s words were was known as “The Milk Oregon Department of Aglobstermen, who last year ported in 2012, Long Beach good environments and in dismissed as “cold-hearted Man,” was arrested in a riculture spokesman Bruce really extreme and tough hauled in a record catch Health Officer Michael and cynical.” Pokarney. environments,” she added. 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Sriracha hot sauce makers head for next showdown By Steve Gorman Reuters

LOS ANGELES — The Southern California makers of the popular Sriracha brand of hot sauce faced another potential showdown on Wednesday with the city of Irwindale over a peppery smell emitted from the company’s chili-processing factory in town. The city council was expected to vote on a resolution formally

the city manager’s office. “The goal is to have an agreement so we don’t have to move declaring the factory a public forward” with the nuisance nuisance unless the sides reach resolution, she said. Huy Fong an agreement to resolve resident officials could not immediately complaints of tear-inducing be reached for comment. fumes from the plant. Such a declaration would City officials and attorneys for pave the way for the city, located Huy Fong Foods were in talks about 20 miles east of Los Angethis week seeking to reach a les, to act on its own to remedy settlement ahead of Wednesday the nuisance, with the company night’s council meeting, said assuming any abatement costs, Laura Snyder, an administrator in by lien against the property if


necessary. Irwindale filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong last October saying the smell of peppers being crushed at the plant was causing headaches and irritating the eyes and throats of nearby residents, forcing some to remain indoors. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the hot sauce maker in November to curb noxious emissions but stopped short of requiring a plant shutdown as sought by the city.

The dispute has cast a measure of uncertainty over future production of Huy Fong’s red-colored Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, among the top-selling condiments in the United States. Marketed in clear squeeze bottles with a green cap and trademark rooster logo, Sriracha has been celebrated as an ingredient of the year by Bon Appetit magazine and has inspired cookbooks, a food festival and a documentary.


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The high cost of liberalism Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives. Unfortunately, the only kind of world that any of us can live in is the world that Thomas actually exists. Sowell Trying to live in the kind of world that liberals envision has costs that will not go away just because these costs are often ignored by liberals. One of those costs appeared in an announcement of a house for sale in Palo Alto, the community adjacent to Stanford University, an institution that is as politically correct as they come. The house is for sale at $1,498,000. It is a 1,010-square-foot bungalow with two bedrooms, one bath and a garage. Although the announcement does not mention it, this bungalow is located near a commuter railroad line, with trains passing regularly throughout the day. Lest you think this house must be some kind of designer’s dream, loaded with hightech stuff, it was built in 1942 and, even if it was larger, no one would mistake it for the Taj Mahal or San Simeon. This house is not an aberration, and its price is not out of line with other housing prices in Palo Alto. One couple who had lived in their 1,200-square-foot home in Palo Alto for 20 years decided to sell it, and posted an asking price just under $1.3 million. Competition for that house forced the selling price up to $1.7 million. Another Palo Alto house, this one with 1,292 square feet of space, is on the market for $2,285,000. It was built in 1895. Even a vacant lot in Palo Alto costs more than a spacious middle-class home costs in most of the rest of the country. How does this tie in with liberalism? In this part of California, liberalism reigns supreme and “open space” is virtually a religion. What that lovely phrase means is that there are vast amounts of empty land where the law forbids anybody from building anything. Anyone who has taken Economics 1 knows that preventing the supply from rising to meet the demand means that prices are going to rise. Housing is no exception. Yet when my wife wrote in a local Palo Alto newspaper, many years ago, that preventing the building of housing would cause existing housing to become far too expensive for most people to afford it, she was deluged with more outraged letters than I get from readers of a nationally syndicated column. What she said was treated as blasphemy against the religion of “open space” — and open space is just one of the wonderful things about the world envisioned by liberals that is ruinously expensive in the mundane world where the rest of us live. Much as many liberals like to put guilt trips on other people, they seldom seek out, much less acknowledge and take responsibility for, the bad consequences of their own actions. There are people who claim that astronomical housing prices in places like Palo Alto and San Francisco are due to a scarcity of land. But there is enough vacant land (“open space”) on the other side of the 280 Freeway that goes past Palo Alto to build another Palo Alto or two — except for laws and policies that make that impossible. As in San Francisco and other parts of the country where housing prices skyrocketed after building homes was prohibited or severely restricted, this began in Palo Alto in the 1970s. Housing prices in Palo Alto nearly quadrupled during that decade. This was not due to expensive new houses being built, because not a single new house was built in Palo Alto in the 1970s. The same old houses simply shot up in price. It was very much the same story in San Francisco, which was a bastion of liberalism then as now. There too, incredibly high prices are charged for small houses, often jammed close together. A local newspaper described a graduate student looking for a place to rent who was “visiting one exorbitantly priced hovel after another.” That is part of the unacknowledged cost of “open space,” and just part of the high cost of liberalism.

How America loses its soul WASHINGTON — Every once in a while, something grabs your attention and makes you shake your head. “Is nothing sacred?” No, nothing at all. Just take Monopoly, a 111-year-old board game that balances the tedium of real estate deals with the giddy joy of plotting to bankrupt your friends and family. A few years ago, board game sales were tanking and the big brains at Hasbro decided to let people vote in a new game token and banish an old standard. So in February 2013, Hasbro announced that the iron was to be discontinued in favor of a cat. This was the moment Monopoly lost its soul. There aren’t enough kitty videos all over the Internet that a feline has to encroach on my holiday kitchen-table diversion? Any bump in revenue Hasbro got from running its contest on Facebook won’t win us traditionalists over. We will make it a point to pass down our cherished “classic” sets so that our great-grandchildren don’t have to learn how to count cash represented by a token driven onto a storied playing field by legions of crazy-cat-lady Facebookers. What precipitated my trip

Esther Cepeda down this particular bitter memory lane? Learning that some leaders in the world of golf are considering promoting alternative (read: easier) forms of play in order to attract new players. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America is in the process of convening an 11-person task force, including PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and skiing star Bode Miller (and, one hopes, representatives from the U.S. ProMiniGolf Association and the World MiniGolf Sport Federation) to find new ways to get young people to try, and stick with, the game. The National Golf Foundation’s most recent numbers show that America is down to 25.3 million golfers ages 6 and up. That’s down from 30 million in 2005, and the

figure is expected to drop to 20 million in a couple of years. At the same time, however, the number of operating golf facilities in the country is not contracting at a similar pace. There now are 15,619 operating golf facilities, down from 16,052 in 2005. There’s no question that something needs to change. There is also little hope that our country will somehow reverse its descent into a hedonistic ethos in which the very thought of spending years perfecting the physicality, technique and mental acuity necessary to play a demanding game like golf become a complete nonstarter. And that’s where thinkout-of-the-box ideas such as putting cups 15 inches in diameter, enhanced clubs and “juiced” balls come into play. Anything to attract that segment of society — generally speaking, people under 35 — that thinks the game is too hard and takes too long to play. Is this really what the storied game of golf may come to? It shouldn’t be any surprise. I blame a certain hamburger chain for speeding the degradation of our culture’s character. If you can recall its catchy slogan, it got millions of impressionable young people

to believe with all their hearts that it was their birthright to have things their way, “right away.” And so college is no longer the place you go to figure out how to be an adult. Instead, students are being spoon-fed services such as counseling and time-management skills in the hope that they will graduate in six years. Work is no longer a place where employees conform to an employer’s expectations or assignments. Rather, managers are expected to remediate, give emotional support and otherwise tolerate poor performance from workers. Whether it’s carpet-bagging Monopoly cats, duffers who’ll only commit to a few holes if they’re quick and easy, or any of the millions who believe that the world, its structures and customs must conform to their special individual needs on an expedited timeline, the tide is turning against the oncevenerated values of tradition, persistence, hard work and patience. Go ahead and dismiss me as a curmudgeon. But mark my words: Next time you catch some standard being lowered, you too will shake your head and note that nothing is sacred anymore.

Will being ‘Grandma Clinton’ help or hurt? WASHINGTON — The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother. The headlines were inevitable — “Grandma Hillary” — followed by the similarly crucial question: Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the 2016 election? Note: We do not yet have another Clinton presidential candidacy, but we may as well have. She’s running in the American mind if not in fact. Other questions have run the gamut from “Will Hillary give up her presidential aspirations once she’s a grandmother?” to “Is Hillary too old to run?” The latter question is based on the dated assumption that grandma-hood makes one “old.” The former inspires contempt from women who fume that no one would ever ask the same of a man. Is a man too old? Ronald Reagan, almost 70 when elected, wasn’t. Would a man give up his political or any career because he became a grandfather? It is true that we would never consider asking men such questions. But it is also true that women and men are different (hold your horses) when it comes to babies. Women don’t love their children or grandchildren more than men do, but their roles are signifi-

distractions, and suddenly you find yourself mesmerized by this tiny human being who is wholly dependent on you. Career-shmeer. Whether mother or father stays by baby’s crib, most mothers profoundly want to. We don’t need breast-milk Kathleen expression stations in workParker places so much as we need padded crying rooms for cantly different. I know, the mothers too soon separated spoiler rides again, but most from their newborns. Which is adults really do know this. to say, priorities change withThat we are different speaks out our permission when the to women’s obviously greater greatest love of all enters our role in childbearing and the at- lives. This happens to Demotentions that babies need from cratic as well as Republican them. It also speaks to the very women. qualities (nurturing, commuThus, it is not crazy to wonnication, intuition — which der whether Hillary Clinton, parent wakes before the baby 66, might pause and think: Do cries?) that many career-bound I want to suffer through anwomen seem unwilling to other campaign and then bear acknowledge. the burdens of the world at this The reasoning isn’t compoint in my life? Or do I want plicated, but it is both sad and to enjoy this new little life and perhaps self-defeating. Women work through the family founassume, probably correctly, dation on my own schedule? that admitting to instincts and I said it’s “not crazy,” to maternal pulls would suggest wonder. I didn’t say Hillary that they’re less committed necessarily would answer than men to their professions affirmatively to the second — a First World problem, we question. But nor are the two remind ourselves — thereby questions necessarily muturisking hard-won advances in ally exclusive. Barring health the workplace. concerns, Hillary most likely But there is another way to will run because she’s dutylook at things — and many bound to play out her role in women do. Often, having a American history. baby or a grandchild gives one What also irks women is the an unexpected pause. One day sense that the “grandma” title, your nose is to the grindstone, which seems to be favored blinders affixed to block over “grandmother,” dimin-

ishes Hillary’s familiar resume as a public servant. Even the word grandma connotes “old lady,” despite the near meaninglessness of numerical age these days. The Drudge Report selected the least flattering photograph of Hillary to accompany its “grandma” headline, showing every line and crinkle in the harshest possible light. High definition flatters no one. Besides, a few months shuttered away with a personal trainer, stylist and the doctor of her choice, Hillary rebounds refreshed and invigorated by the new member of the family. There’s nothing like a baby to make everyone feel young, as I recently learned when my daughter-in-law gave birth to the most perfect baby on the planet. Joy is the ultimate antiaging potion. Moreover, I would submit that Chelsea’s baby gives Hillary Clinton all the more reason to run for president. She not only will want to help shape a world in which women lead nations but also one in which babies and grandmotherhood are celebrated as integral to women’s lives — not Photoshopped out as inconvenient obstacles to women’s advancement. Talk about a legacy. Email nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker at kathleenparker@washpost. com.



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Gwinnett Tech’s respiratory care program honored By Keith Farner


LAWRENCEVILLE — An honor given to a select group of programs was

recently awarded to Gwinnett Technical College’s Respiratory Care program. It received the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accredita-

tion for Respiratory Care. To receive this recognition, the program was required to have three or more years of outcomes data, have earned accreditation, and have students earning a 90 percent or better on their registry exams, contributing to success and positive job placement. For the last four years, Gwinnett Tech students have earned a 100 percent pass rate on their registry exams. “We are so gratified to have earned this distinc-

tion for the third time in as many years. To be recognized with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award underscores the enduring excellence of our program and the shared commitment among faculty and our students to provide outstanding patient care,” Bob DeLorme, program director of the Respiratory Care program, said in a press release. DeLorme added that faculty members Larry Arnson, Kiley Hodge,

Nadya Khoja and Megha Patel provided “exemplary” respiratory care education and training for students. Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program, which offers an associate degree, prepares graduates to obtain jobs as respiratory therapists who care for and assist patients that struggle with breathing difficulties. Classes focus on pulmonary and cardiac pharmacology, advanced critical care monitoring, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary

function testing and neonatal pediatric respiratory care. Graduates from the Respiratory Care program may become certified by taking the entry level certification examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. When students finish the certification exam, they’re eligible to take both parts of the registry exams. To work in Georgia, all respiratory care practitioners must apply and be granted a license.

GWINNETT GAB Woman’s Club to host fashion show Saturday The Buford Woman’s Club is presenting the fourth annual “Fashion on Parade” show and luncheon, which will include a raffle and silent auction, on April 26. Fashion on Parade will be from 11 a.m. to noon and will feature fashions from Belk in Gainesville. Cost of admission is $25 and includes one raffle ticket. The event will be held at the Buford Presbyterian Church at 1242 Buford Highway in Sugar Hill. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 678-482-2291 or 404-2179737.

Free Pizza Day at Stevi B’s Buffet Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet is celebrating its sixth annual Free Pizza Day on April 27 by giving away free large Margherita pizzas at all of its locations nationwide. Fans interested must visit and click the

BEAUTIFUL DONATION — Contestants from the annual Miss Suwanee pageant gather with city officials at city hall Tuesday to present a ceremonial check. The event raised $20,557 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. (Photo: Dwayne Hood)

“Free Pizza Day” icon. Participants must sign up with an email address and location of the store from where the pizza will be picked up and then print out the voucher. Bring the voucher to the chosen Stevi B’s location from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 27 to claim a free pizza to go. For more information, visit

Pinckneyville Park to host spring pottery sale Local pottery instructors and students will be displaying and selling their latest creations at the Pinckneyville Park Spring

Pottery Sale on April 26. This one-day event will include a variety of functional and decorative items showcasing a variety of pottery techniques. This free event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center in Norcross. For more information, call 678-277-0920.

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Explosion shuts natural gas processing plant in Wyoming Reuters

people in the town of 100 people and nearby Highway An explosion on Wednes- 30 was closed. day shut a natural gas-proThe explosion, at least cessing plant in Wyoming the second safety incident that can churn out about 2 suffered by Williams Compercent of the daily U.S. gas panies in the last few weeks, supply, and a nearby town could affect prices today was evacuated though no when the market starts tradinjuries were reported. ing for gas to be delivered The blast at the Wilon Friday. liams Companies plant in The Williams plant Opal, Wy., touched off a feeds into the Opal Hub, a fire that was still burning crossroads for five pipelines several hours later, company that connect to California, spokeswoman Michele Oregon and Canada and Swaner said. head east across the Rocky She said all 42 employMountains. Gas at the Opal ees of the plant had been Hub for Thursday delivery accounted for and were not rose 6 cents to $4.63 per injured. The Lincoln County million British thermal units. Sheriff’s Department said Wyoming and U.S. the fire had been contained regulators were not available to one area of the plant. to comment or say if gas Shelters were set up for flows at the Hub would be

affected. Utilities used a record amount of gas this past winter to meet heating needs during unusual cold snaps that caused volatile prices and left stockpiles at their lowest level since 2003. A string of accidents involving the country’s overburdened pipeline and rail infrastructure has prompted new safety concerns as U.S. output of oil and gas surges during an unprecedented boom. On March 31, a pipeline within its liquefied natural gas facility in Washington exploded and shrapnel from the blast caused a leak in one of two liquefied natural gas tanks, prompting evacuation orders near the plant outside the rural town of Plymouth.

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Spartans part ways GAC’s Bendickson to with legendary coach step down after season Shelton is county all-time wins leader By Will Hammock

the news last Friday. The 57-year-old broke the difficult news to his Greater Atlanta Christian will part players Monday. ways with Cliff Shelton, its head baseball “I could tell you I coach for the past 32 years and the allstepped down on my own, time leader in victories among Gwinnett but I’d be lying,” said coaches, at the end of this season. Cliff Shelton Shelton, who plans to stay The news came as a shock to the at GAC, where his wife Gwinnett baseball community over the Kristy also is a longtime teacher and coach, past few days. Shelton also was taken aback by the decision when he received See SHELTON, Page 4B

Will Hammock

By Will Hammock

students position at the Norcross One of Gwinnett private County’s most successful school, high school soccer coaches allowing is stepping down after the him to Troy season. focus on Bendickson Greater Atlanta Chrisa ministry tian girls head coach Troy started by his late father. Bendickson has informed His father David, a retired the administration that he minister, passed away sudwill resign from his coach- denly in January from a ing and from his dean of brain aneurysm. will.hammock@

Bendickson, his wife Tammy and their six children (four girls, two boys ranging in age from 12 to 3) will relocate to Davenport, Iowa, to support his mother Marty and operate his father’s ministry. “I’m extremely excited about what’s next but I am struggling with not being around the girls anymore, that’s the biggest passion

See GAC, Page 4B

Bounce back

Mustang coach fueled by long-ago lessons Guy Guiccione was one. Clyde “Red” Witman was the other. They shaped Meadowcreek head wrestling coach Richard Schumacher during an important part of his youth a few years ago. By a few years, I mean 45 to 50. Those two men were Schumacher’s wrestling coaches — Guiccione in high school and Witman in college — and he still remembers the impact they had on his life so many years ago. This week is about reminiscing more than usual for Schumacher, who will be inducted Saturday into his hometown Rockland County (N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame. He will be introduced for the honor by Guiccione. “The whole process of the hall of fame induction brought so many memories back,” Schumacher said. “It’s been neat looking back at all the people you’ve met. And looking back at all the most influential people in my life. For me, outside of my parents, it was my high school coach and my college coach. I’m 65 years old and I still look back and think how lucky I am to have had them be a part of my life.” In part II of his professional life, Schumacher is paying it forward. The lessons he learned through wrestling, and from his former coaches, are now taught daily to Meadowcreek kids from a former businessman who jumped into education full-time after retirement in 2008. He worked 35 years in business, but is as happy now as ever with his new role. Schumacher nows his sport, too. He was fourtime All-American wrestler at East Stroudsburg (he’s already in the hall of fame there) who won the national title in 1970. He was Bucknell’s head coach from 1971-73 and stayed involved with wrestling during his business career as a referee and an assistant at NCAA meets. See LESSONS, Page 4B

Brookwood’s Shannon Maloney (6) beats Parkview defender Maya Boles (10) by heading the ball downfield during Wednesday’s game. (Photo: Craig Cappy)

Broncos regroup after tough loss to beat Parkview By David Friedlander david.friedlander@

LILBURN — After an emotional loss to top-ranked Grayson in a key Region 8-AAAAAA game on Monday, Brookwood girls soccer coach

Jeff Becker spoke of his team’s ability to bounce back. The No. 4 state-ranked Broncos not only rebounded from the loss earlier this week, but also from an early deficit in Wednesday’s regular season finale against archri-

val Parkview at the Big Orange Jungle. And Shannon Maloney’s goal midway through the second half sent Brookwood into the state playoffs on a high note with a 2-1 victory over the third-ranked Panthers.

The Broncos (16-2, 7-1), who locked down the No. 2 playoff seed from the region and a home date against Chattahoochee in next week’s first round, had their resiliency tested when it took Parkview (16-2, 6-2) less than five minutes after the

opening kickoff to draw first blood off a set piece. Emma Carlson headed in Emily Nixon’s corner kick to put the Panthers up 1-0 and dealt Brookwood what could’ve been an early blow. See BRONCOS, Page 4B

New group brings club soccer to Sugar Hill By Will Hammock will.hammock@

A potential soccer league in Sugar Hill has been on the radar for years, dating back to a city council work session in January of 2010 on the subject. Slightly more than four years later, the “potential” label is off. Soccer in Sugar Hill is almost here.

CLUB SOCCER What: All-In Fütbol Club Where: Gary Pirkle Park and E.E. Robinson Park, Sugar Hill Registration/more information: www.

The new All-In Fütbol Club will begin play with

a fall season, fielding recreational, academy, select and men’s teams for all ages. The organization will play predominantly at Gary Pirkle Park, but also has space at nearby E.E. Robinson Park. “We are pumped about launching our own soccer program at Sugar Hill,” Sugar Hill mayor Steve Edwards said. “We waited until we were in a position to do it right. Waiting

for the right partner, we found All-In Futbol Club, which has a professional management team experienced, exciting and willing to take our program to the next level.” All-In is headed up by veteran coach Mark MacKain, a former NASL and MISL soccer player who was drafted by the Atlanta Chiefs straight out of high school in 1979 and played for U.S. youth

national teams and Olympic teams. A chronic knee injury ended his career prematurely, but he made his mark elsewhere in soccer through coaching. MacKain coached his four sons in youth soccer, beginning a 21-year coaching career with Atlanta Fire United that included working as director of coaching

See FUTBOL, Page 4B

2B • THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014


Double trouble

Gwinnett Preps BASEBALL


5 p.m. — Athens Christian at Providence 5:30 p.m. — Hebron at George Walton Academy 6 p.m. — Wesleyan at Lovett 6 p.m. — Westminster at GAC


9 a.m. — Region 7-AAA girls tournament at Royal Lakes 9 a.m. — Region 8-AAAAAA boys tournament at Summit Chase


5 p.m. — Alpharetta girls at Wesleyan 5 p.m. — Forsyth Central at GAC 5:30 p.m. — Archer boys at Whitewater 6 p.m. — Campbell girls at Archer 7 p.m. — Roswell girls at Mill Creek 7:30 p.m. — Grayson girls at South Forsyth



5 p.m. — Habersham Central at Norcross 5:30 p.m. — Westminster at Wesleyan 6 p.m. — Dawson Co. at Buford 6 p.m. — Meadowcreek at Lanier 6 p.m. — Mill Creek at Collins Hill 6 p.m. — Peachtree Ridge at North 7 p.m. — Central at Dacula 7 p.m. — Duluth at Mountain View 7 p.m. — Grayson at Parkview 7 p.m. — Shiloh at Archer 7 p.m. — South at Brookwood


• Peachtree Ridge boys at Chattahoochee 5:30 p.m. — Cherokee at Duluth 5:30 p.m. — Parkview at Collins Hill 5:45 p.m. — Mountain View at Campbell 6 p.m. — North girls at Peachtree Ridge 7 p.m. — Forsyth Central boys at Archer 7:30 p.m. — Grayson boys at Hillgrove 7:30 p.m. — Mill Creek boys at Roswell

The Home Teams



Cincinnati Cincinnati Fri, 7:35 p.m. Sat, 7:10 p.m. FSS/680-AM FSS/680-AM

at Columbus 6:35 p.m.

at Columbus Fri, 7:10 p.m.

at Toledo Sat, 6 p.m.

Indiana# 7 p.m. SS/92.9-FM Off

Indiana# Sat, 2 p.m. TNT/92.9-FM

at Indiana# Mon, 8 p.m. SS/92.9-FM

at Toccoa Falls Fri, 2 p.m.

at Toccoa Falls^ Sat, 2 p.m.


Conf. tourney% May 1-3





Conf. tourney* Off Fri-Sat Men’s tennis

Conf. tourney* Off Fri-Sat Women’s tennis

PTV = Peachtree TV, SS = SportSouth, FSN = Fox Sports Net, CSS = Comcast Sports Southeast; ^doubleheader; *New Orleans; #playoffs; %at GGC

On TV Today


2 p.m. — Arizona at Chicago Cubs. WGN


7 p.m. — Indiana at Atlanta. Eastern Conference First Round, Game 3. SPSO 8 p.m. — Oklahoma City at Memphis. Western Conference First Round, Game 3. TNT 10:30 p.m. — Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State. Western Conference First Round, Game 3. TNT


8 p.m. — Boston at Detroit. Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game 4. NBCSP 10:30 p.m. — San Jose at Los Angeles. Western Conference Quarterfinal, Game 4. NBCSP


3 p.m. — UEFA Europa League Semifinal, 1st Leg: Benfica vs Juventus. FS1


11 a.m. — ACC Tournament, First Quarterfinal: Maryland vs. Virginia Tech. From Newton, Mass. FSSO 1 p.m. — ACC Tournament: Duke vs. Virginia. Second Quarterfinal. From Newton, Mass. FSSO

Sports Calendar


Saturday: Mountain View High School will host its Bear Tear 5K and fun run with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the school. The fun run begins at 7:45 with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run in advance and $5 more on race day. To register, visit www.fivestarntp. com or call 770-633-5511.


May 20: The 16th Dr. Miles H. Mason Jr. golf tournament, benefiting the Gwinnett Medical Center Concussion Institute, at Chateau Elan begins with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. with


a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $300 per player with sponsorships available. For more information, call 678-3128500 or visit


June 23-26: The Fellowship of Student Athletes in Gwinnett will host a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 12-18 at Georgia Gwinnett College. The camp will feature instruction from a variety of college and professional soccer coaches including both GGC coaches. To register visit www.fcagwinnett. org/soccercamp. For more information, email jvallejo@ or call 423-580-8557.

• Will Hammock, Sports Editor: • Christine Troyke, Staff Writer: • Ben Beitzel, Staff Writer: • David Friedlander, Staff Writer: • Scott Smith, Senior Correspondent: • To report scores, call 770-339-5850

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) hits a two-RBI double in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday at Turner Field in Atlanta. (USA Today SPorts: Daniel Shirey)

Gattis’ pinch hit helps Braves beat Marlins

single up the middle. Hechavarria was caught attempting to steal second ATLANTA — Evan and Miami didn’t have a Gattis continues to torsecond base runner until — Braves’ Evan Gattis ment the Miami Marlins second baseman Derek for the Atlanta Braves. Dietrich bounced a single Gattis delivered his into right field with two second game-winning hit “Sometimes when you up six hits. outs in the fifth. of the series, this time come off the bench you “I’m trying to stay agThe Marlins finally producing a two-run pinch get anxious,” Gattis said. gressive and pound the broke through in the sixth, double with two outs in “You get only one crack strike zone,” said Harang, though, to tie the game. the eighth inning to give at it and fortunately I was who was picked up at the Left fielder Marcell Ozuna the Braves a 3-1 victory at able to come through.” end of spring training. “I had a two-out hit after Turner Field. The right-handed hitter couldn’t have told you a leadoff bunt single by “It’s a luxury to give turned around a 1-1 fasthow many strikeouts I catcher Jeff Mathias and him a day off and have ball and lined a shot into had.” right fielder Giancarlo him lurking there the the left-field corner. Eovaldi allowed five Stanton delivered a whole game,” manager “I was trying to be loose hits, walked one and broken-bat bloop double Fredi Gonzalez said of his against a guy with a lot of struck out seven while after earlier checking his catcher, who is 7-for-13 as velocity,” Gattis said. lowering his ERA to 2.87 swing on a 1-2 pitch. a pinch hitter. “I have faith in my and continuing his stellar The Braves had scored Gattis won the series fastball,” Ramos said. “It work against Atlanta. He an unearned run in the opener on Monday with was just a bad pitch over had a 0.62 ERA against fourth after a throwing a walk-off home run in the middle.” the Braves over his previ- error by Hechavarria and the 10th inning and has a Braves closer Craig ous four starts. Eovaldi’s wild pitch. Ryan .377 average with seven Kimbrel blew his first “I feel that I know these Doumit, playing left field doubles, four homers and save of the season in the guys pretty well and I was for Justin Upton, produced 17 RBIs in 46 career atseries opener, but retired able to locate my pitches,” the RBI single. bats against Miami. the Marlins in order in Eovaldi said. Harang allowed a walk “I know I got off to a the ninth inning this time, Harang took a noand a single to start the good start against them striking out two. hitter into the seventh at start the seventh inning, early, the first series last Both starting pitchers Milwaukee on April 2 and but Jordan Walden came year, and hit a couple of were dominant through had a no-hitter through in strike out Hechavarhome runs,” Gattis said six innings, with the run seven innings against the ria and then pinch hitters of the start to his success off the Marlins’ Nathan Mets in New York last Jarrod Saltalamacchia and against the Marlins. Eovaldi unearned. Friday before being pulled Greg Dobbs. Gattis’ decisive hit this Braves starter Aaron after 121 pitches and six “I think we won the time came off right-hander Harang, who came in walks. game there in the seventh A.J. Ramos after lefty leading the National Harang retired the first with Walden,” Gonzalez Mike Dunn had given up League with a 0.70 ERA, six Marlins to stretch said. a walk to third baseman struck out 11. The veteran his no-hit streak to nine Note: Both teams are Chris Johnson and infield right-hander’s only walk innings before shortstop off today. The Braves single to second baseman came to the leadoff batter Adeiny Hechavarria led host Cincinnati over the Dan Uggla. in the seventh and he gave off the third with a ground weekend. By Guy Curtright The Sports Xchange

Sometimes when you come off the bench you get anxious. You get only one crack at it and fortunately I was able to come through.”

McHugh earns first MLB victory The Sports Xchange

matched his career high of nine strikeouts in a game. SEATTLE — ProviBy the end of the night, dence Christian grad McHugh had thrown 6 2/3 Collin McHugh’s first start scoreless innings while of the 2014 season opened striking out a career-high with a bang. 12 batters in a 5-2 win The 26-year-old Astros over the Seattle Mariners. right-hander struck out the He earned his first caside in the first inning of reer win after going 0-8 Tuesday night’s game in through the first 11 starts Seattle, then did it again of his major league career. in the third. By the end of With the performance, the fifth inning, the Class McHugh saw his career AAA call-up had already ERA drop by more than

a full run — from 8.94 to 7.83. “It’s been a long journey, with a lot of highlights,” McHugh said. “This is definitely one of them.” It was a wildly unexpected outing from the pitcher filling in for Opening Day starter Scott Feldman. McHugh probably can’t match the production of Feldman, who went 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA over his

first four starts this season, but the right-hander’s 2014 debut was one to remember. And if he can keep it up for one more start, maybe the Astros won’t miss Feldman as much as they expected. “That’s what you call seizing the opportunity,” Houston manager Bo Porter said of McHugh’s 2014 debut. “He was tremendous.”


Duluth to honor 11 senior athletes

Duluth will honor 11 seniors who are playing college athletics with a signing celebration today at 3 p.m. in the high school’s 600 Building. The group will feature four basketball players, including boys players Eric Hamilton (Wichita State), Zaynah Robinson (Norfolk State) and Bryce Wooten (Chattahoochee Tech). Girls basketball player Alyah McGriff is headed to Georgia College and State University. The other seniors who are bound for college athletic programs are Ryan McClendon (baseball, Chipola College), Deija Martin (lacrosse, Point University), Nikolai Iotov (soccer, Mount Olive College), Cassie Kooker (softball, Lindsey Wilson), Toni Perrucci (softball, Young Harris), Jazmyn Johnson (track, Limestone) and Lauren Cole (volleyball, Piedmont).

Hebron Christian to recognize four college-bound athletes

Hebron Christian honored two college baseball signees with a Wednesday celebration, and the school plans to honor two more college signees in early May. The Lions held a signing ceremony Wednesday for

Hayden Nechanicky, who is headed to Middle Georgia State College, and for Joey Ruiz, who will play for Newberry College. On May 6, Hebron will recognize two other seniors who will play sports in college — basketball player Ashleigh Stanley (Piedmont) and soccer player Bailey Pinto (Oglethorpe).

G-Braves to host two youth camps

The Gwinnett Braves will host two youth baseball camps this summer for players ages 8 to 14. The Class AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves will offer camps from June 24-26 and July 21-23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Coolray Field. Each camp will include instruction from Gwinnett Braves players and coaches. Cost for the three-day camps is $100 and includes a T-shirt, lunch each day, autograph opportunities with G-Braves players and coaches and two field box tickets to a Gwinnett Braves game. For more information or to register, email Gwinnett Braves Community Relations Manager Shay Marlowe at — From staff reports


Lanier boys beat Grady for first state tourney win From Staff Reports SUGAR HILL — Lanier posted its first state playoff win by edging Grady 3-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the Class AAAA tennis state playoffs. Lanier (13-7) advanced by winning all three singles matches. Preston Walter and Kyle Galloway each won their singles matches in straight sets, while Kevin Wagner outlasted his opponent for a win in three sets. Wagner, playing in No. 2 slot, won the first set in a tie breaker but lost in the second set. Wagner trailed three games to one in the third set but came back to win with a 7-5 score in a tie breaker. The Longhorns will travel to Carrollton next Monday for their secondround match at 4 p.m. BOYS TENNIS BOYS TENNIS Brookwood 3, Lambert 0 SNELLVILLE — Brookwood scored two singles and one doubles win to come away with a 3-0 sweep of Lambert in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs on Wednesday afternoon. Singles winners were Brandon Mills at No. 1 and Will George at No. 2, while David Brown and Will McWhirt took the No. 1 doubles match. Brookwood will host the North Gwinnett-Walton winner in the tournament’s second round. Roswell 3, Peachtree Ridge 2 SUWANEE — Fourthseeded Roswell upset Region 7-AAAAAA champion Peachtree Ridge 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon, knocking the Lions out of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs in the first round. The Lions (11-8, 10-1) picked up their points from a No. 2 singles win from Taylor Foote and a No. 3 singles win by Jashith Choppora. Buford 5, Adairsville 0 BUFORD — Buford swept Adairsville 5-0 at home to open the Class AAA state playoffs on Wednesday afternoon. Nicholas Becker, Skyler Wilson and Avery Turner were winners in singles play, while the doubles winners were the pair of Truett Adams and Gio Mejia and the duo of Katriel Barcourt and Josh Thompson. Buford (20-5) will play Woodward Academy in the second round. Riverside 3, Wesleyan 1 GAINESVILLE — Cody Frost posted a win at No. 3 singles for Wesleyan, but the Wolves couldn’t muster another win as Riverside Military Academy defeated Wesleyan 3-1 in firstround action of the Class AA state playoffs. GAC 3, Jefferson 1 JEFFERSON — Greater Atlanta Christian advanced to the second round of the Class AA state playoffs with a 3-1 win in the first round at Jefferson on Wednesday afternoon. Winning for the Spartans were Andrew Chitty in singles play, Kris Ipilitto and Stephen Lamb at

No. 1 doubles and T.J. Huff and Parker Bryant at No. 2 doubles. GAC will travel to Bremen in the second round. Hebron takes runner up in region LAWRENCEVILLE — Athens Acadmey swept Hebron 3-0 in Region 8-A finals on Wednesday afternoon at Georgia Gwinnett College. Hebron reached the finals with a 3-0 sweep of Lakeview in the semifinals, getting wins at No. 1 singles from Bryce Coleman, No. 2 singles from Caleb Moss and No. 1 doubles from James Everson and Nathan Blahnik. Providence qualifies for state tournament LAWRENCEVILLE — An earlier loss in the Region 8-A tournament put Providence in the consolation rounds, but the Storm rallied to beat Lakeview to qualify for the Class A state private tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Georgia Gwinnett College. GIRLS TENNIS GIRLS TENNIS North 3, Roswell 1 SUWANEE — North Gwinnett topped visiting Roswell 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. North (15-5) will play the Alpharetta-Grayson winner in the second round. Emma Etelalahti teamed with Vanessa Eusebio for a win at No. 1 doubles, while Lauren Layton and Mimi Zhang took the No. 2 doubles match. North also picked up a win at No. 2 singles from Isabel Balsavage. Mill Creek 3, Woodstock 1 HOSCHTON — Mill Creek opened the Class AAAAAA state playoffs with a 3-1 win at home over Woodstock on Wednesday night. The Hawks (16-5) took the match with two doubles and one singles win. Doubles winners were Emily Husfeld and Katie Hill at No. 1 and Madison Walsh and Madeline Hill at No. 2, while Abbi Jordan was the singles winner in the No. 2 spot. Mill Creek will play the Johns Creek-Archer winner in the second round. Lanier 5, Banneker 0 SUGAR HILL — Lanier cruised to a 5-0 sweep at home over Banneker in the opening round of the Class AAAA state playoffs on Wednesday afternoon. Lanier will host Carrollton in the second round next Monday. Morgan Buchholz, Lauren Byrd and Victoria Inman all won in singles play for the Longhorns (17-3). Doubles winners were Carlie Overley and Jenna Soucia at No. 1 and Meg McRee and Lindsey Wong at No. 2. Etowah 3, Peachtree Ridge 2 WOODSTOCK — Peachtree Ridge traveled to Etowah for the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs on Wednesday afternoon and fell just short with a 3-2 loss. Ali Mills provided a No. 1 singles win for the Lions, while Mary Francis Greenwood and Sreeja Choppora paired up for a win at No. 1 doubles. GAC 3, Jefferson 0 JEFFERSON — Julia Bryan, Rachel Chupp and Phoenix Gandy all won in singles play on Wednesday afternoon as the Spartans blanked Jefferson 3-0 in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs.

The next opponent for GAC will be the Heard County-Armuchee winner. Wesleyan 4, Washington-Wilkes 0 WASHINGTON — Sophia Strickland, Lauren Alexander and Savannah Strickland each won in singles play on Wednesday afternoon as Wesleyan topped Washington-Wilkes 4-0 in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs. Kaitlin English and Leila Jordan added a win at No. 1 doubles for the Wolves (17-4). Wesleyan will play the BremenPepperell winner in the second round. Providence wins Region 8-A LAWRENCEVILLE — Providence posted wins over Prince Avenue and Athens Academy on Wednesday afternoon to capture the Region 8-A tournament crown at Georgia Gwinnett College. The Storm swept Prince Avenue 3-0 in the semifinals and topped Athens Academy 3-1 in the finals. Hebron third in region LAWRENCEVILLE — Hebron took third place in the Region 8-A tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Georgia Gwinnett College. Hebron fell in the semifinals 3-1 to Athens Academy, getting its only win at No. 1 singles from Darby Duval, but the Lions (123) rallied the consolation round to beat Prince Avenue 4-1. Winners in that match were Duval at No. 1 singles, Madison McClung at No. 3 singles, Laura McLear and Emily Cochran at No. 1 doubles and Katie Reynolds and Abbey Stewart at No. 2 doubles. BASEBALL BASEBALL Parkview 10, Central 0 LAWRENCEVILLE — Parkview captured its fifth straight region championship with a 10-0 win at Central Gwinnett on Wednesday night. Andrew Dorminey (2-0) earned the win in relief, going two innings with one hit. Jordan Kelly started and went three innings with one hit, five walks and two strikeouts. Jake Roberson and Jim Wagner each followed with one scoreless inning of work with two strikeouts. Offensive leaders were Isiah Gilliam (2-for-4, double, homer, two RBIs), Daino Deas (two hits), Wagner (hit, RBI) and Johnny Jones (2-for-3, RBI). Parkview improved to 21-3 overall and 15-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA. Brookwood 7, Shiloh 0 SNELLVILLE — Nick Marquez of Brookwood pitched a onehitter on Wednesday night in leading the Broncos to a 7-0 shutout at Shiloh in Region 8-AAAAAA, walking two and striking out six. Mason Leblanc led the offense for Brookwood (13-12, 10-5), going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Hank Owens finished 2-for-2 with Brock Baughcum going 1-for-3 with a double. Shiloh’s region record fell to 8-7. Dacula 6, South 1 SNELLVILLE — Dacula scored a win in Region 8-AAAAAA with a 6-1 defeat of South Gwinnett on Wednesday night. Ryan Vigue recorded two RBIs without getting a hit. Vigue finished 0-1 but was hit by a pitch twice, once with the bases loaded, and also walked with the

bases loaded. Austin Collins added a 2-for-4 night with a double and an RBI for Dacula (14-10, 8-6), while Gage Murray and Cole Hays each had two hits. Johnathan Grant was the winning pitcher, going five innings with one run on two hits with three strikeouts. South (5-19, 3-11) picked up its run from a solo homer from Dominique Jackson, while Ryan Dunlap went 1-for-2. Grayson 11, Berkmar 1 LOGANVILLE — Grayson improved to 17-8 overall and 13-2 in Region 8-AAAAAA with an 11-1 at home over Berkmar on Wednesday night. Scott Witt led the Rams with four hits, while Julian Dawson had three. Tyler Knight added two more hits with Cody Helton, Colton Harrelson and Andrew Falgiano each getting one. The win went to Chandler Amason, who pitched five innings and struck out three. Mountain View 10, Meadowcreek 3 NORCROSS — Mountain View scored 10 runs in the last three innings to pull away with a 10-3 win at Meadowcreek on Wednesday night. Ben Utley led the surge with two hits, four RBIs and one run, while Josh Logan added two hits with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Luis Vilchez chipped in three hits with a double and two RBIs for Mountain View (21-4, 12-3). Tyler Zak picked up the win in relief, giving up no hits in 2 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. Peachtree Ridge 13, Norcross 3 SUWANEE — Peachtree Ridge topped Norcross 13-3 in five innings on Wednesday night in a Region 7-AAAAAA game. Craig Williams (5-2) pitched all five innings for the win, allowing two earned runs on two hits. Drew Wharton led the offense for the Lions (17-8, 10-5) with two hits and three RBIs. Nick Niedert also had three RBIs with a hit and a sacrifice fly. Others contributing on offense were Steven Tomlinson (two hits, three runs, RBI), Matt Trawick (two hits, three runs, RBI), Blake Best (two RBIs) and Derek Huff (RBI). North 3, Duluth 1 DULUTH — North Gwinnett picked up Region 7-AAAAAA win by beating Duluth 3-1 on Wednesday night. Adam Corn (4-2) logged the win, going five innings with three hits and two strikeouts, while Jake Brace struck out four over the last two innings for the save. Wes Brooks led the offense, going 2-for-3. North improved to 14-11 overall and 9-6 in the region. Habersham 5, Collins Hill 3 MOUNT AIRY — Habersham Central defeated Collins Hill 5-3 on Wednesday night in Region 7-AAAAAA action. Cole Zabowski started for the Eagles (10-15, 8-7) and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Top offensive player for Collins Hill was Al DelVillar, who went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. White Co. 2, Buford 1 CLEVELAND — White County pushed across an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth with two outs to nip Buford 2-1 Wednesday night in a Region 7-AAA game. Jake Higginbotham started for

Buford (22-2, 18-2) and went 5 2/3 innings with one run and seven strikeouts. Keyton Gibson followed and went two innings with one unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts. Buford managed just three hits off starter Spencer Adams. Joey Bart had one of those and an RBI, while the other hits came from Higginbotham and Austin Wilhite. BOYSBOYS GOLF


GAC second, Wesleyan fourth in region tourney WOODSTOCK — Greater Atlanta Christian and Wesleyan each qualified for the Class AA state sectionals on Wednesday afternoon in the Region 6-AA tournament at Capital City Club Crabapple Course. GAC, led by a one-over 73 from Reagan Cink, was second in the team standings with 300, 10 strokes behind winner Westminster. Conner Conkel also helped the Spartans with a 74, while Steffen Smith finished with 76. Ben Shipp and Davis Smith also each added a 77. Fourth place went to Wesleyan with a 314. The Wolves were led by a 75 from James Cyran and a 77 from Will Harper. The sectional tournament will be held on May 5 at Blueberry Plantation in Alma. GIRLS GOLF GIRLS


Wesleyan first, GAC second in region tournament WOODSTOCK — Wesleyan’s Alissa Yang and Wilton Kennerly combined for a 167 on Wednesday afternoon in the Region 6-AA tournament at Capital City Club Crabapple Course to give the Wolves the team region championship. Yang was second overall in the individual standings with an 80, while Kennerly took third with an 87. Elizabeth Mizell of GAC won the individual competition by shooting a 76 as the Spartans finished second in the team standings with a 174. Wesleyan earned an automatic bid to the Class AA state tournament on May 19 at Pointe South Golf Club in Hephzibah, while GAC will compete in the Class AA state sectionals on May 5 at The Lakes at Laura Walker in Waycross. BOYS SOCCER BOYS SOCCER Duluth 5, Norcross 2 NORCROSS — Nikolai Iotov scored three goals on Wednesday night to lead Duluth to a 5-2 win at Norcross in Region 7-AAAAAA. Julien Gregoiore and Edgar Camarena each added a goal for Duluth. Wesleyan 2, Johns Creek 1 NORCROSS — Grant Sauer scored off an assist from Cort Coxhead with about eight minutes remaining to lift Wesleyan to a 2-1 win at home over Johns Creek on Wednesday night. Coxhead gave Wesleyan (9-81) an early 1-0 lead with a goal two minutes into the match. St. Pius 2, North 1 ATLANTA — St. Pius held on for a 2-1 win over North Gwinnett on Wednesday night in a non-region match. North (8-10) picked up its goal with a successful penalty kick from John Arndt. Hebron 2, Dacula 0 DACULA — Hebron won its last game of the regular season 2-0 on Wednesday night at

Dacula. Cole Redman scored for Hebron (15-3), while the second goal came from Jacob Harper off an assist from Bailey Pinto. Noah Blalock had seven saves at keeper in keeping Dacula scoreless.

GIRLS SOCCER GIRLS SOCCER Norcross 1, Duluth 0 PKs NORCROSS — Norcross captured second place in Region 7-AAAAAA with a 1-0 win at home over Duluth, beating the Wildcats in penalty kicks 3-1. Scoring during PKs for Norcross (11-5, 6-2) were Nicki Willis, Maddie Stephen and Jordan Lewter. Kennedy White logged 10 saves at keeper during regulation and stopped two more shots during PKs. Johns Creek 5, Wesleyan 3 NORCROSS — T.J. Anderson put in two goals for Wesleyan, but Johns Creek outdueled the Wolves for a 5-3 win on Wednesday night. Ellie Hall scored the third goal for Wesleyan, while Hall and Barrett Ramsey each assisted Anderson. Vivian McCoy recorded 11 saves at keeper. Hebron 3, Dacula 1 DACULA — Hebron ended its regular season with a 3-1 win at Dacula on Wednesday night. Sarah Boyd, Alex Probst and Kendall Towe each scored a goal for Hebron (12-6, 8-0), while Boyd and Tyler Roof each had an assist. Keeper Lexi Kent stopped 16 shots. BOYS LACROSSE BOYS LACROSSE Mill Creek 21, Mountain View 7 HOSCHTON — Fourteen different players scored for Mill Creek on Wednesday night as the Hawks rolled to a 21-7 win at home over Mountain View. Blake Christian, Zach Roper and Cooper Doyen each had three goals to lead the Hawks (10-6) on offense, while Ethan Merrow and Conner Berger led the defense. Brandon Savoie led the team in face off wins with 18. Mill Creek has now won six in a row. Brookwood 7, North Atlanta 5 ATLANTA — Brookwood upped its record to 7-8 with a 7-5 win at North Atlanta on Wednesday night. Ben Bradley scored three goals in leading the Broncos, while Cameron Free added two more. Garret Clay and Daniel Monda each helped with a goal, while Monda dished one assist and Sean Lacroix delivered two. Wesleyan 18, Darlington 5 NORCROSS — Matt Zimmerman logged five goals and two assists on Wednesday night in leading Wesleyan to an 18-5 win at home over Darlington. Hayden Koch and Cory Miller each added two goals and one assist, while Tyler Harper logged 10 ground balls on defense. Wesleyan improved to 10-6. GIRLS LACROSSE GIRLS LACROSSE Norcross 10, Meadowcreek 6 NORCROSS — Norcross closed out its regular season with a 10-6 win at Meadowcreek on Wednesday night. Maddie Godleski and Rachel Holmes scored four goals each to lead Norcross (5-6), while Sarah Nasuti and Diana Dang each added one. Meg Touat also had a solid night at keeper with 11 saves.

Falcons to start season at home G-Braves rally past From Staff Reports


The Atlanta Falcons 2014 schedule was released Wednesday and includes two nationally televised games, including an appearance on Thursday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 3) and a Monday Night matchup at Green Bay (Week 14). Along with a pair of primetime games, Atlanta will also host the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium (Week 13) in London. In 2014, the Falcons will face their customary NFC South rivals, Carolina, New Orleans and Tampa Bay both at home and on the road. Atlanta also will travel to play the NFC East’s New York Giants and

Baseball MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB L10 Atlanta................... 14... 7..667..... —... 7-3 Washington........... 12..10..545....2.5...5-5 New York................11..10..524.......3...6-4 Philadelphia.......... 10..10..500....3.5...6-4 Miami.................... 10. 12..455....4.5...5-5 Central Division W L Pct GB L10 Milwaukee............. 15... 6..714..... —...6-4 St. Louis................ 12..10..545....3.5...5-5 Cincinnati.............. 10..11..476.......5... 7-3 Pittsburgh................ 9. 13..409....6.5...3-7 Chicago................... 7. 13..350.... 7.5...3-7 West Division W L Pct GB L10 Los Angeles.......... 12... 9..571..... —...5-5 San Francisco....... 12..10..545.......5...5-5 Colorado............... 12..11..522.......1...6-4 San Diego............. 10..11..476.......2...6-4 Arizona.................... 6. 18..250.... 7.5...2-8

Sept. 7 vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Sept. 18 vs. Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m. Sept. 28 at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Oct. 12 vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Oct. 26 vs. Detroit, at London, England, 9:30 a.m.

host the Arizona Cardinals. Under head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons have posted a 60-36 (.625) overall record, which is tied for the sixth-best record in the NFL over the last six seasons. The Falcons open the season at home for the first time since 2009

Nov. 2 OFF Nov. 9 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Carolina, 1 p.m. Nov. 23 vs. Cleveland, 1 p.m. Nov. 30 vs. Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Dec. 8 at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Dec. 28 vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.

when they host the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. Atlanta travels to Cincinnati for the first time since 2006 in Week 2. The trip marks the 13th meeting between the Falcons and Bengals and the first since a 39-32 Falcons win at the Georgia Dome in 2010.

Clippers in 8th inn. From Staff Reports

extra base hit scored Constanza to tie the game at 2-2. COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Tommy La Stella then delivGwinnett Braves rallied for ered the go-ahead run with a two runs in the top of the single to center off of Barnes, eighth to edge the Columbus scoring Gosselin. Clippers 3-2 on Wednesday. The Clippers (7-11) put With the bases empty and runners on second and third one out, Columbus manager with one out against GwinChris Tremie decided to pull nett closer Juan Jamie in the reliever Vinnie Pestano in ninth. However, Jamie got favor of lefty Scott Barnes. Justin Sellers to foul out for The move backfired as Barnes the second out and coaxed a walked Jose Constanza and fly out from Nyjer Morgan to then gave up a double to left preserve the win for the Gcenter to Phil Gosselin. The Braves (12-7).

SPORTS AT A GLANCE Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1 Miami 1, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Chicago Cubs 9, Arizona 2 San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1, 12 innings Colorado 2, San Francisco 1 Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 3, Miami 1 Arizona 7, Chicago Cubs 5 San Francisco 12, Colorado 10, 11 innings Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2 San Diego (Ross 2-2) at Milwaukee (Lohse 3-1), late Philadelphia (Hamels 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), late Today’s Games Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-0), 12:35 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Bolsinger 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Jackson 1-1), 2:20 p.m. San Diego (Stults 1-2) at Washington

(Zimmermann 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Kendrick 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0), 10:10 p.m. INTERLEAGUE AT NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Game L.A. Angels 7, Washington 2 Wednesday’s Game Washington 5, L.A. Angels 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB L10 New York................... 12.... 9.. .571......—.....7-3 Toronto.......................11.. 10.. .524....... 1.... 5-5 Baltimore................... 10.. 10.. .500.....1.5.... 6-4 Tampa Bay................ 10.. 10.. .500.....1.5.... 5-5 Boston....................... 10.. 12.. .455.... 2.5.... 5-5 Central Division W L Pct GB L10 Detroit........................ 10.... 8.. .556......—.... 5-5 Kansas City............... 10.. 10.. .500....... 1.... 6-4 Chicago......................11...11.. .500....... 1.... 5-5 Cleveland.................. 10...11.. .476.....1.5.... 5-5 Minnesota................... 9.. 10....474.....1.5.... 6-4 West Division

W L Pct GB L10 Texas......................... 14.... 8.. .636......—.... 8-2 Oakland..................... 13.... 8.. .619...... .5.... 6-4 Los Angeles.............. 10...11.. .476.... 3.5.... 5-5 Seattle......................... 8.. 13.. .381.... 5.5.... 2-8 Houston....................... 7.. 15.. .318....... 7.... 2-8 Tuesday’s Games Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 3 Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 6 N.Y. Yankees 9, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 3 Texas 5, Oakland 4 Houston 5, Seattle 2 Wednesday’s Games Texas 3, Oakland 0 Seattle 5, Houston 3 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3 Baltimore 10, Toronto 8 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 4 Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-2), late Today’s Games Kansas City (Chen 1-1) at Cleveland

(Kluber 1-2), 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 1:08 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Norris 0-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-1), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 2-0) at Houston (Oberholtzer 0-3), 8:10 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned LF Daniel Nava to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Pawtucket (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Outrighted RHP Lucas Harrell to Oklahoma City (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS—Acquired RF Daniel Robertson from the San

Diego Padres for cash. Placed LHP Pedro Figueroa on the 15-day DL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Sent RHP Gavin Floyd on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett (IL). Sent LHP Mike Minor on a rehab assignment to Mississippi (SL). MIAMI MARLINS—Optioned RHP Arquimedes Caminero to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled RHP Carter Capps from New Orleans (PCL). Sent RHP Jacob Turner on a rehab assignment to Jupiter (FSL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Outrighted 1B Travis Ishikawa to Indianapolis (IL). COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOUISVILLE—Named Kenny Johnson men’s assistant basketball coach. VCU—Named David Cason assistant coach.

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When Schumacher goes into a hall of fame The knowledge and of his own this weekend, enthusiasm Schumacher in part for his college sucbrings to the wrestling cess and in part because room has been the perfect he was all-league in formula at Meadowcreek. wrestling, football and The Mustangs, once a baseball in high school, powerhouse in the late his acceptance speech 1980s and early 1990s, will focus heavily on his struggled mightily in former coaches. wrestling until he took “Almost 100 percent over, but lately they’ve of (the speech) will be been among the county’s (about my coaches) and top teams. His 2013-14 about what coaches do for team qualified for state kids,” Schumacher said. duals for the first time, “This experience that I’ve finishing as area runnerhad the last seven years up to Collins Hill. coming back to coach“The rewards you get ing has been great. It all seeing these kids acstarted when (longtime complish things is great,” Gwinnett wrestling Schumacher said. “To see coach) Cliff Ramos got them grow from boys to me back into coaching. men. To see their value It’s such a wonderful time system grow. To give them in my life now. the skills to succeed in “How many guys who life. It’s not about winare 65 years old get out of ning. It’s about influencing bed and love what they’re them in a positive way.” doing this much? I’m Those lessons date blessed and it’s all because back many years for of this silly little sport.” Schumacher, who credits Will Hammock can be his high school and colreached via email at will. lege coaches for plenty hammock@gwinnettdaiof them. They taught him His column plenty off the mat, as appears on Thursdays. well as on it — both are For archived columns, go members of the National to www.gwinnettdailypost. Wrestling Hall of Fame. com/willhammock. •From Page 1B But Becker felt better after he saw his players’ reactions to the early deficit. “I was really proud when I saw after the goal that one of our players picked the ball up and ran it right back up to the (center line) to start and try to get one back,” Becker said. “I was very proud of them. They didn’t hang their heads, especially after falling behind early.” That positive attitude paid off and got the Broncos even midway through the first half off a wellplaced header of their own. After entering the game only a few minutes earlier, Amira Griffin dribbled about 25 yards out of goal on the right wing before sending a cross into the penalty area. That’s where Michelle Allen beat her marker and headed the ball inside the near post past a diving Mariah Garner to pull the Broncos even at 1-1 with 22:21 left in the first half. The game stayed that way into intermission despite a key sequence near the end of the half. A foul gave Parkview a dangerous free kick from about 30 yards out in the center of the field.


will travel to Region 6-AAAAAA’s second seed South Forsyth for a firstround game next week. “We battled and had some chances to tie it at the end. We just couldn’t get the shot. Credit to (Brookwood) and their defense. “I thought we started Brookwood’s MIchelle Allen (14) celebrates a goal during the game pretty well. We Wednesday’s game played against Parkview. Panthers goalie Mariah Garner (1) and defender Katie Hickman (6) scored a nice goal, and we could’ve had another one. watch in disbelief. (Photo: Craig Cappy) Credit to (Brookwood). I Carlson’s shot was said of her fifth goal of the think after we scored, they blocked, but the official season. “The only thing go- played harder.” ruled Fiorella Gamarra was ing through my head was, closer than the required 10 ‘Please don’t hit it over (the Brookwood boys 4, yards away, and not only crossbar).’ I just kind of Parkview 1 ordered a rekick, but issued lofted it in and tried to keep Brahan Gamarra and Althe Brookwood standout a my composure. I had to get fredo Rivera each tallied a yellow card. it in there somehow.” goal and an assist as the topCarlson then sent a low The Broncos then had to ranked Broncos (17-1, 8-0) liner toward the back post hold off one last surge by clinched the best regularon the rekick, but Rebecca Parkview, particularly durseason record in school hisHead dove to her right to ing a frantic sequence in the tory with a win Wednesday make the save and keep the 77th minute that saw the ball at the Big Orange Jungle, game tied. set up in the penalty area for their fifth straight over the But midway through the some tantalizing chances. Panthers (10-7-1, 4-4). second half, Maloney was But one shot was Christopher Costley in the right place at the blocked, and the Panthers and Jordan Locke each right time for Brookwood. could never find an opadded a first-half goal as The senior sneaked her portunity to tee up sevBrookwood, which plays way through a crowd of eral other chances before host to South Forsyth in players from both teams to Brookwood finally was the first-round of the Class get to a bouncing ball sent able to clear and hold on AAAAAA state playoffs into the penalty area by for the victory. Tuesday, built a 3-0 lead Martina Juric and headed “We looked a little by intermission. it in to put the Broncos up heavy-legged because this Kevin Lingard got 2-1 with 22:25 remaining. is our third game in three Parkview on the board with “I was kind of blessed days,” said Parkview coach his goal off an assist from to have that ball kind of Judson Hamby, whose Andrei Bajura with 19:52 lofted to me,” Maloney third-seeded Panthers left to play.


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Meadowcreek head wrestling coach Richard Schumacher will be inducted this weekend into the Rockland County (N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame. (File photo)

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and director of operations from 2006-13. He coached U.S. Development Academy (USDA) and Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), and has worked or currently works with ODP Region III (2001-10), U.C. Club PDP (2013) and Super Y National (2010-present). He has served on the U.S. Club Executive Board since 2009 and is a regular presenter for the NSCAA/U.S. Club Director of Coaching Course. “I can take credit for about 10 percent of this,” MacKain said. “Friends have helped so much. Friends who are professionals in other industries, former team managers and coaches. I can’t say thank you enough. It’s gone very well. I feel good saying it’s not going to be a good program, it’s going to be a great one.” MacKain, Edwards and fellow Sugar Hill officials Bob Hail (city manager) and Andy McQuagge (recreation director), as well as MacKain’s other contacts, have worked much of this year on the details of the new league. Among the positives already for the league is the venue at Gary Pirkle Park. The park will have two full-sized, synthetic turf fields, one or two under-6 synthetic turf fields and two natural grass under-12 fields. The field is E.E. Robinson also is natural grass. The park will be available for the league on both Saturdays and Sundays. “They have first-class facilities and I think people are going to appreciate the fact that with a sports turf complex, the potential for rainouts is reduced drastically,” MacKain said. “We’ll be able to hold training sessions and games without much rescheduling. That’s a huge plus with busy day-to-day lives and schedules. As Steve put it, he wants this to cater to the Sugar Hill community first and foremost and we will do that. On top of that, he wants

this to eventually become the best club in the area. Because of that, we want to extend our reach in the surrounding communities.” MacKain’s ties to the local soccer community are deep, including the careers of his own sons. He coached, among others, Edwards’ daughter Abbi (who now plays at Valdosta State) and Sean Johnson, now a star for Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire and one of the goalkeepers for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Johnson was quick to offer his support to the fledgling league. “I’m excited about the creation of All-In FC,” said Johnson, a Brookwood grad. “Through my years of development as a player and person, Mark MacKain was instrumental in giving me the foundation and understanding for the game and life that helped get me to the next level. It’s great to know that players all over Atlanta will have the same opportunity with Mark and his staff and I look forward to what the future holds for this club.” Online registration begins this week at www., where more information about the club is available. A pre-tryout camp is already planned for May 20-22, followed by academy tryouts from May 27-29 and select tryouts from June 3-5. Recreational sign-ups are available beginning this week as well. The years of interest in a Sugar Hill league should provide a nice first-year boost for All-In. “I’m told the largest club starting from scratch was 440 (players signed up),” MacKain said. “I’d like to see somewhere north of 500 for us. Somewhere between 500 and 650 would be great. We can comfortably accommodate that number for the first year and run a respectable program. It would not be too large out of the gate, but it would be enough numbers to have good, quality, meaningful games and training sessions.”

and his decision to leave GAC was no exception. I have,” said Bendickson, Troy feels a great calling whose team has reached to go back home with his the past four Final Fours. family to Davenport, Iowa, “Leaving that is a difficult and continue a Christian choice but I feel like it’s ministry begun by his the right one.” father, who recently passed Bendickson has coached away, as well as to be with the GAC girls soccer team his mom. As Troy stated to great heights in his 12 so well, ‘I need to be about seasons since taking the my Father’s heavenly and job. He was previously earthly business.’ He has an assistant coach for the certainly been an outstandSpartans’ successful boys ing role model for his program. players in his years in the During his tenure, GAC GAC girls soccer program. won the 2012 state chamWe are currently involved pionship and finished as in an extensive search for the state runner-up in 2011 the next great leader.” and 2013. The Spartans GAC was in the middle also made the 2009 and of struggles when Ben2010 Final Fours and won dickson was hired. But a four region championships, surge of young talent and including the past two in his hiring led to a run of difficult Region 6-AA. unprecedented success, His GAC record is 166- including the program’s 54-7, including 14-2-1 this first state championship. season. The Spartans take The Spartans are one of the No. 1 state ranking in the favorites to add another Class AA into next week’s state title this season, and state playoffs. their younger programs “Coach Troy Bendickson also are talented. will certainly be missed,” “I feel incredibly good GAC athletic director Tim about where the program Vick said. “His commitstands,” Bendickson said. “I ment to God has always take a lot of pride in where been at the forefront of any we’ve come. … This is my decision that he has made 12th season and the year

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before I took over I think they won maybe one game. They asked me to take over and I said no because I enjoyed working with Thom (and the boys team). But they told me to look at the younger players and evaluate the younger players and the younger players were strong. … I feel very good about where we’ve come. “We’ve always had a winning record. Even when we were winning, it’s so tough to win it all. Even though we were an elite program, it was are we going to get to that status (as state champion)? In 2009, that really started to take shape. And over the past five years, we’ve been a goal or two or an inch or two from winning a bunch in a row.” Bendickson said it was tough to leave that program, but the decision was made easier by his new mission. His father, a lifelong minister, retired in 2008 and founded Heart Shot Ministry, a discipleship ministry built around his love of archery. An avid bow hunter, David Bendickson died on his way home from the deer stand.

His church built an archery range for his ministry that wasn’t quite complete when he passed away. “Three days a week, there are lots of kids and parents learning the trade of archery, learning Biblical truths and having a relationship with God,” Bendickson said. “That’s the ministry in its essence.” The goal for Heart Shot Ministry, currently being operated by a few volunteers, is to be self-sustainable and to be a 501 (c 3) charity by the third year. The beneficiary will be widows in the surrounding areas who need support. By moving to Iowa, Bendickson also can be closer to his mother, important since his two older sisters live in New York and Nebraska. “The archery ministry will be the widow ministry,” Bendickson said. “The goal is to take care of local widows in the community, sustain it and take it to whatever city God wants it to be in. … There are a lot of widows who need help mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially in every town.”


Shelton also has played an instrumental role in the as a teacher. “I stepped Gwinnett Dugout Club, down because of what they even more so over the past told me that the school decade. wanted to move in another “What (Shelton’s) done direction. To be honest, I for the Gwinnett Dugout — Providence head coach Adam Cantrell think it’s all part of God’s Club is indescribable,” plan. I’m at peace with it. Cantrell said. “He has “Friday and Saturday of been our leadership for the last week were two of the 13 region championships, baseball, but that baseball last 13 years. It was good toughest days I’ve had to four state runner-up finishes should not be the most im- before with some positive deal with in a long time. and three other Final Four portant thing in one’s life.” things about it, but not But by the time Sunday appearances. Shelton is highly thought the way it is now. And it’s rolled around, I kind of The victories have been of in the baseball comalmost all because of him.” made my peace with it.” tougher in recent seasons munity, by both longtime Shelton came extremely That didn’t make Monday — a hard region with Wes- coaches and newcomers. close to a state champiany easier, though. He had leyan, Lovett and Westmin- He is a role model to many onship during his GAC to tell his players, his seniors ster hasn’t helped — but of those coaches, including tenure, but never quite got in particular, that this season the Spartans still have been Providence Christian head the ultimate prize. He said would be his last. a difficult out in the state coach Adam Cantrell. Wednesday that he had no His 32-year tenure is playoffs. Cantrell, who won a state regrets about leaving witheasily Gwinnett’s longest “Coach Shelton has my championship in 2012, out a state title, preferring for a coach. admiration and respect, played for Providence when to focus on the other joys “Earlier in my career, I along with the admiration his teams faced GAC before he got from his long career never imagined coaching and respect of countless of the two became colleagues. at the Norcross private this long,” Shelton said. “I his fellow baseball coaches “Shocked is a mild word school. guess I figured I’d coach in the metro Atlanta area,” I’d use (when I got Shel“It never has been about until I retired from teachGAC athletic director Tim ton’s phone call),” Cantrell winning, losing and chaming. But this was unexpect- Vick said in a statement said. “I’m amazed with pionships, that’s never ed obviously. I didn’t have released by the school. “He the way he’s dealing with been as big of a deal for any intentions of stepping has proven himself to be it. He’s a great, great man me,” Shelton said. “Maybe down any time soon.” a man of integrity, caring and a great coach. He’s when I was younger and Shelton passed legendary more for the physical and humble. When he’s windidn’t know any better. The Parkview coach Hugh Buspiritual well being of the ning, he gives credit to the reality is I’ve been blessed chanan, a Georgia Athletic players than any baseball players. When he’s strugbeyond belief by the Coaches Association and record. He is a coach who gling, he’s always looking young men who I’ve had National Baseball Coaches emphasized to the hunat himself and what he the privilege of coaching. Association hall of famer, dreds of players privileged can do better. He’s just an The coaches I’ve worked for most Gwinnett coaching enough to play for him ideal coach. He’s who I’ve with, the friends I’ve made, victories last season. He has that there are life lessons always modeled the way I that’s what means the most 567 career victories with that can be learned from do things after.” to me.” (Shelton is) a great, great man and a great coach. He’s humble. When he’s winning, he gives credit to the players. When he’s struggling, he’s always looking at himself and what he can do better. He’s just an ideal coach.”

Gwinnett Daily Post April 24, 2014