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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009 4:41 pm | Updated: 2:48 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Chandler High two-sport athlete Bryce Lamb has accepted a track scholarship to Texas Tech University, Chandler football coach Jim Ewan said.

Lamb, a standout in the triple jump and sprints and as a running back/receiver/kick returner, will have the option of playing football in his sophomore year at Texas Tech, according to Ewan. Lamb won the long jump last year at the 5A-I state meet, finished second in the triple jump, placed fourth in the 100 meters and helped the 400 relay team to a first-place finish.

PREP FOOTBALL

Chandler High wide receiver Markus Wheaton gave a verbal commitment Friday to play football at Oregon State.

Wheaton a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior, produced more than 1,000 yards of offense for the Wolves last season. He caught 36 passes for 736 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 305 yards and two scores. He also played in the secondary for the Wolves.

GOLF

The inaugural Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Feb.6 at Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale.

The tournament, which benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, includes a breakfast at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The cost to play is $1,500.

Among those scheduled to take part are Angels pitcher Joe Saunders, former NFL players Dale Hellestrae and Steve Holden, and former Suns Tim Kempton and Joel Kramer.

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