News for Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Eagles go on road rout

The blue 'D' at midfield didn't seem to bother Collins Hill on Wednesday night. Despite having to play on the road because of a scheduling conflict, the Eagles cruised at Dacula 8-0 in the second round of the Class AAAAA boys soccer playoffs.Photo slide show inside

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Heartbreak for Berkmar boys

Berkmar's history-making season came to an end Wednesday in the Sweet 16 of the Class AAAAA boys soccer playoffs with a 1-0 loss to perennial Cobb County power Walton.

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Defense holds lead as Hawks reach first Elite Eight

Mill Creek's girls soccer team held its slim, one-goal lead for more than 78 minutes in a first-round win over Lassiter. That was nothing compared to the second round. The sixth-ranked Hawks guarded their narrow edge for roughly 25 hours.

Gwinnett aims to continue run at state track

Brookwood followed Parkview with the state title last year. Now the after such a long drought without a boys state title, the county is trying to string together its third in a row at the state meet in Jefferson.

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HAMMOCK: Champitto returns Duluth to glory days

As a young reporter back in 1997, one of my early assignments was to report on a high school baseball game involving Duluth. It was my ninth day on the job, so I got a briefing on the Wildcats before I left.

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Braves ride Hudson to sweep

Braves sweep Brewers on backs of Hudson, Hanson

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Heck leads Eagles into quarters

Sarah Heck started Wednesday's game more than ready to play. For a game that had been postponed by rain just 22 seconds into play the night before, Heck looked like she stayed loose and ready for the full 24 hours.

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Bulls even series with Hawks as series shifts to Atlanta

CHICAGO -- Newly crowned MVP Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-73 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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No. 1 Trojans bust Broncos

After a hard-fought first half in its second-round Class AAAAA state playoff match, Brookwood's boys soccer team found out how quickly Lassiter can strike in the second.

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GAC keeps accelerating

NORCROSS -- Their second-round playoff game turned out to be a rout, but Greater Atlanta Christian coach Thom Jacquet believes his team still accomplished something in the 8-0 victory over Coosa on Wednesday.

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Lions first playoff winner for county public schools

History was made Wednesday at Peachtree Ridge as the Lions became the first public school in Gwinnett County to win a lacrosse playoff game, staving off a late rally against Roswell to win 14-8.

Swift response: After slow start, Stars roll into quarters

The Stars turned three throw-ins from Brent Hansen into goals, and scored five unanswered in a 5-1 victory over First Presbyterian on Wednesday.

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Falle, Panthers oust Wheeler in 2nd round

MARIETTA -- The Parkview boys soccer team came from behind to defeat Wheeler 2-1 in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs Wednesday night.

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Mill Creek girls fall in lacrosse playoff debut

The first state playoff goal in Mill Creek girls lacrosse history was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately by the time the first goal came, the hosts were down 8-0.

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Collins Hill's fight not enough in lacrosse loss

In the first two minutes of the opening quarter, Milton took more shots than Collins Hill would take the whole 12 minutes. And the Eagles from Fulton County led 1-0.

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Heady win for Hebron boys

That's what Hebron (14-3-2) used in a thrilling 1-0 win over Whitefield, sending the Lions into Saturday's state quarterfinals against the Pace Academy.

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Broncos' Graves to sign with Faulkner football

Brookwood senior Elliott Graves will sign a letter intent with the Faulkner University (Ala.) football program today at 2:30 p.m. in the Broncos' Lodge.

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Central's Mathis commits to Pikeville

Central Gwinnett senior Dexter Mathis has accepted a scholarship offer from the Pikeville College football program.

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Eagles' Partridge to sign with Newberry wrestling

Collins Hill wrestler Bazell Partridge will sign a scholarship with Newberry College today at 2:45 p.m. in the Collins Hill wrestling room.

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Lions' Yoder signs with Clemson

Peachtree Ridge senior Emily Yoder has a signed a letter of intent with the Clemson diving program.

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Buford honors its 18 college-bound athletes

Buford held its college scholarship recognition day this week to honor 18 athletes who will be playing on the next level.

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Shuttles, carpooling aim to help Relay traffic

Friday's Relay for Life event at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds will have all the familiar sights and sounds -- minus helter skelter parking along Sugarloaf Parkway.

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County could face another tax assessment

With thousands of appeals expected from property owners, Gwinnett County could again face a temporary property tax billing.

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Locals can watch meteor shower early Saturday at park

Gwinnett residents have the opportunity to get a good look at the Eta Aquarids meteor shower when it passes by early Saturday morning.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Steele sworn in Monday as new tax commissioner

This week, Gwinnett said goodbye to Katherine Meyer and hello to Richard Steele.

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South's Uwaifo signs with GCSU

Former South Gwinnett player Lance Uwaifo, who played the past two years at Atlanta Metropolitan College, signed this week to play basketball for Georgia College and State University.

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Collins Hill's fight not enough in lacrosse loss

SUWANEE — In the first two minutes of the opening quarter, Milton took more shots than Collins Hill would take the whole 12 minutes.

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GWINNETT GAB: Publix associate honored for community service

Publix associate honored for community service

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PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood boys advance to semis

ALPHARETTA — The Brookwood boys tennis team go its three points before Alpharetta could record any and advanced to the Class AAAAA state semifinals with a 3-0 victory Tuesday.

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DALY: Proper mowing keeps lawns healthy and attractive

One of the most important components of lawn maintenance is mowing. It directly affects the health and quality of the turfgrass. Improperly mowed lawns will suffer and develop an unsightly appearance. Proper mowing consists of cutting the grass at the correct height and frequency. Doing so will create a healthy lawn by encouraging the development of a dense stand of turfgrass which helps reduce weeds and other pests.

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Lions' Yoder signs with Clemson

Peachtree Ridge senior Emily Yoder has a signed a letter of intent with the Clemson diving program.

Galactic Quest stores to mark annual 'Comic Book Day'

LAWRENCEVILLE — For comic book lovers, it’s like Christmas in May. For first-timers, it’s a cost-free introduction.

Force taking donations for victims of tornadoes

DULUTH — The Georgia Force will be accepting donations for tornado victims prior to its game Friday night, with each person that contributes given a free ticket to the game.

Several events planned for 60th annual National Day of Prayer

LAWRENCEVILLE — People throughout the nation will be joining in prayer today for the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.

THOMAS: More taxes on big oil won't lower prices

First quarter profits for American oil companies are jaw dropping. Exxon earned nearly $11 billion, up 69 percent from a year ago. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe’s largest oil company, announced it made $8.78 billion in the first quarter, a 60 percent increase over last year. Much of it, but not all, is due to higher gas prices, over which the companies have very little control due to our heavy reliance on foreign oil.

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Central's Mathis commits to Pikeville

Central Gwinnett senior Dexter Mathis has accepted a scholarship offer from the Pikeville College football program. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Mathis was a defensive tackle for the Black Knights.

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James Caswell

James Donald Caswell, 75, passed away May 3, 2011. Mr. Caswell was a real estate broker, builder and developer for many decades in the Gwinnett area. Mr. Caswell was preceded ...

Paul Wilson

Mr. Paul Wilson, age 80 of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Virginia Gangwer

Virginia Gangwer, age 71 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

William Brochey

William "Bill" Paul Brochey, age 57, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Deborah Brochey, daughter, Melanie Bailey ...

John Deese

John T. Tommy Deese, 63 of Rocky Face, GA died Sunday, May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 770/491-3021

Melvin Nichelson

Melvin James Nichelson, age 68, of Alpharetta, GA passed away May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Wilma Adams

Wilma Dianne Moore Adams, age 59 of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

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