Colquitt County head football coach Mike Singletary has already begun joining in on preparations for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's North-South All-Star football game.

The game will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

Singletary will coach the secondary for the South team. The South's head coach will be former Dublin High coach Sam Barrs.

Also on the South team's staff will be Carror Wright of Northeast Macon; Rance Gillespie of Peach County; Steve Chafin of Mary Persons; Chuck Conley of Perry; Frank Vohun, who resigned recently from Lee County; Clay Hill of Crisp County; and Lee Campbell of Hawkinsville.

Parkview's Cecil Flowe, whose teams have won three straight Class AAAAA championships, will be the head coach of the North team.

His staff includes Brian Dameron of Cherokee; Dexter Wood of Buford; Mark Crews of Brookwood; Tim McFarlin of Rowell; Kevin Maloof of Dacula; Paul Standard of St. Pius X; Johnny Gilbert of McNair; and Mike Cloy of Centennial.

Britney Wetherington continues to have a fine start to her first season at Berry College.

The former Lady Packer has helped lead the Lady Vikings to a 9-0 start and had 15 points and nine rebounds in Tuesday's 53-50 victory over Reinhardt.

In her two previous games, Wetherington had 22 points and nine rebounds in a 92-60 victory over Brescia and 16 points and 12 rebounds in a 70-60 win over William Carey.

Tyran Robinson finished his junior season at Valdosta State as the Blazers leading rusher.

Valdosta State was eliminated from the Division II playoffs last Saturday in a 35-29 loss to Carson-Newman, a game in which Robinson returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.

The former Packer finished with 104 carries for 571 yards and five touchdowns and caught 19 passes for another 149 yards.

The 98-yard touchdown return gave him 361 yards on 14 returns this season, a 25.8 average.

In the recent Houston Invitational, University of Tennessee diver Lauryn McCalley won the 1-meter event with a 305.20 -- 30 points ahead of second-place Mandy Moran of Arkansas -- and completed the sweep with a win on the 3-meter board with a 512.65.

"I am very pleased with Lauryn's score," coach Dave Parrington said. "As far as she is concerned, this is probably the highest score she has had at this time of the season before.

"She is doing this against a pretty darn good field of divers."

University of Alabama senior All-American Lane Bassham, swept the 1- and 3-meter boards in a meet against Auburn recently.

Bassham now has six wins in three meets so far this season. She took the 1-meter event by more than 20 points, scoring a 294.97. On the 3-meter board, she had a 308.25, winning by 19 points.

Lane's sister Brooke Bassham, diving for Georgia, won on the 1-meter board with a 263.18 in a recent meet against Georgia Tech. She was second on the 3-meter board with a 279.45.

The Samford University football team finished its season with a 7-4 record after beating Eastern Illinois on the road last weekend.

Former Packer Trey Dampier is an offensive lineman for the Bulldogs.

Albany State, with all-conference lineman Byron Doomes, a former Packer, helping to lead the way, has won its first SIAC championship since 1997.

The Rams were overlooked for a Division II playoff bid, but will play in the Pioneer Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Georgia Dome.

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