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Loganville High alum producing for Boston Red Sox
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Brandon Moss is still seeing red.

Just as he did for the Loganville High Red Devils six years ago, Moss is now delivering for the Boston Red Sox.

On Tuesday, Moss - a 24-year-old right fielder from Monroe - hit a dramatic, two-out game-winning RBI single to help Boston to a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins.

It gave the Red Sox their American League-leading 14th victory in their final at-bat this year.

Moss, who graduated from Loganville High School in 2002, was drafted in the eighth round of the 2002 draft by the Red Sox.

On March 25 (Opening Day), he hit his first major league home run in the ninth inning against the Oakland A's to tie the game at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Eventually, the Red Sox would go on to win, 6-5, in 10 innings.

Entering Thursday, Moss was batting .274 with 10 RBIs and two home runs in 31 games played. In addition, he has six runs scored, with an on-base percentage of .321 and a .425 slugging average.

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Eastside High quarterback gains interest at Clemson University football camp

Justin Wray is picking up right where he left off one year ago.

Wray, starting quarterback for Eastside High, recently attended Clemson University's football camp last month. He continues to draw interest from the Tigers as a safety.

 Wray - a 6-foot-2, 205-pound multidimensional athlete and two-time recipient of The Covington News All-County Player of the Year - already has an offer from Central Florida, while several other colleges have also been taking notice.

Guided by Eastside coach Rick Hurst, Wray returns as the county's premier player.

Last season, he led the Eagles in total yards from scrimmage for the second consecutive year, accounting for 2,093 yards of total offense. He completed 102 passes for 1,337 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Overall, Wray is 12-8 as a starter.

Dating back to 2001 - prior to Wray taking over the snaps in 2006 - Eastside quarterbacks combined for a 14-37 record.

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Conyers native to represent USA

On Sunday, Kristopher Schmetzer, a native from Conyers, participated in the WAKO (World Associate of Karate/Kickboxing Organizations) USA Junior Team tryouts in Orlando, Fla., hoping to fill the remaining openings. 

Mission accomplished.

Schmetzer was successful in making the team, and will represent the USA in the boys 16-18 musical weapons, musical forms and light contact fighting in the 139-152 pound division. 

This means that Kristopher and his brother, Andrew, will compete against each other in musical weapons and musical forms.

Schmetzer is an instructor at Jim Fuller's Highway 212 karate studio, one of three U.M.A.S. Black Belt schools in Newton County and Rockdale County. He began training at the age of eight.

Compiled by Jason Murdock, News sports editor.