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HAMMOCK: New book profiles Ezzard Charles, Gwinnett's heavyweight boxing champion

One of the greatest heavyweight boxers of his era, Lawrenceville native Ezzard Charles finally gets a book about his life and career

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HAMMOCK: Despite the loss, a special time for soccer in Atlanta

The U.S. soccer fans who attended Wednesday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals didn’t get the result they wanted, but just getting the National Team in Atlanta was a big deal

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HAMMOCK: Don't miss these Gwinnett high school football games this season

Sports editor Will Hammock selected his 10 most interesting Gwinnett high school football games of the upcoming season

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HAMMOCK: Former Gwinnett killer Kelley O'Hara now shines in Women's World Cup

Gwinnett players, coaches and fans know U.S. National Team standout Kelley O’Hara well from past meetings with her Starr’s Mill teams

Gwinnett grads at Newberry honored by South Atlantic Conference

Duluth grad Casey Nellums, Hebron Christian’s Joey Ruiz, Central Gwinnett’s Ozzie Exume and Duluth’s Ajahna Grosvenor, athletes at Newberry College (S.C.), made the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year

HAMMOCK: Taking the pro baseball money is now Gwinnett's trend

It’s hard to blame youngsters like Nick Neidert and Jahmai Jones for bypassing college, taking advantage of their high selections in the MLB Draft

HAMMOCK: Team Belief basketball league a success | VIDEO

Some of the area’s top college and pro players compete in the Team Belief summer league at the Suwanee Sports Academy

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HAMMOCK: Cuba trip latest highlight for Cosmos goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer

Lawrenceville native and St. Pius grad Jimmy Maurer played in a historic game last week when his New York Cosmos faced the Cuban National Team in Havana

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HAMMOCK: North Gwinnett's Baylee Rexing fights back, earns scholarship

Two knee injuries now behind her, North Gwinnett grad Baylee Rexing has earned a basketball scholarship to Eastern Washington

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HAMMOCK: Gwinnett rebounds with a spring full of state championships

After an atypical fall and spring, Gwinnett schools recovered with a huge haul of spring state championships

SMITH: Stallings just as sentimental about his ranch as trophies collected

At last count, there were 185 residents in this settlement which is 10 miles north of Paris, Texas, and about the same distance south of the Red River which has reached flood stage recently, owing to sodden rains which are complicating things for a populace which is, more often than not, affected by long dry spells.

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HAMMOCK: Travel makes Macon less than desirable host for soccer finals

With 23 of the 24 finalists from metro Atlanta or north Georgia, having the GHSA state soccer finals in Macon didn’t work out well for the masses

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HAMMOCK: Work not finished for Grayson girls soccer team

The Grayson girls soccer team is back in the state championship game this season in search of a happier ending

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HAMMOCK: Hepler ready for challenges at Discovery

The startup football program at Discovery isn’t the first for Titans head coach Frank Hepler

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HAMMOCK: Brookwood grad, Wesleyan coach Dawson Zimmerman finds joy in coaching

Former Brookwood and Clemson punter Dawson Zimmerman, now a teacher and coach at Wesleyan, has found joy in working with young punters