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HAMMOCK: The Wall is legendary for Shanteau, others at SwimAtlanta

A large chunk of SwimAtlanta history is stenciled on the walls of the top club’s main facility in Lawrenceville

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HAMMOCK: UGA Countdown to Kickoff caps big week for Bulldog football fans

The middle week of July is a big one for University of Georgia football fans, with UGA Day in Gwinnett, SEC Media Days and UGA Countdown to Kickoff

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HAMMOCK: Time for another Gwinnett winner at GSGA State Amateur

Rick Cloninger’s win in 1999 remains the only Gwinnett victory in the state amateur, which is being held for the 93rd time this week

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HAMMOCK: Duluth's Nick Green ready for life after pro baseball

After 15 years of professional baseball, Duluth grad Nick Green is focusing on the next phase of his life

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HAMMOCK: Longtime pro baseball scout English picked for hall of fame

Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame chooses former Brookwood coach and current Duluth resident Rob English for prestigious honor

HAMMOCK: Championships add final piece to Georgia Gwinnett College athletic success

Georgia Gwinnett College’s successful athletic program got even stronger with its stellar results in 2013-14

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HAMMOCK: Mill Creek's Parham ready for new challenge at Gainesville

Longtime Gwinnett County coach Roger Parham is the new head softball coach at Gainesville

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HAMMOCK: Brookwood's Shields going back to coaching roots in Florida

Bill Shields, who won football, track and tennis state titles at Brookwood, is the head coach at Bishop Verot, where he got his first head coaching job in 1987

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HAMMOCK: Norcross grad Meeks fulfills promise with college degree

Busy offseason will include college degree and free agent contract for Norcross grad Jodie Meeks, whose is coming off his best NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers

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HAMMOCK: Hall of famer Schumacher sharing lessons with Meadowcreek wrestlers

Meadowcreek wrestling coach Richard Schumacher, 65, will be inducted into the Rockland County (N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame this weekend

HAMMOCK: New Major League Soccer team can create Atlanta fans from the start

The new Atlanta Major League Soccer franchise could avoid at least one pitfall that has affected other local pro sports teams

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HIGH SCHOOL HARDBALL: Region baseball races heat up as stretch drive begins

Gwinnet’s stretch drive region races examined in this week’s High School Hardball

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HAMMOCK: Here's to Berkeley Hills, Northwood and Gwinnett's older golf courses

While newer courses center around neighborhoods, several local clubs are still centered around the golf course

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High School Hardball: Family outing evokes memories of baseball past

April 8 edition of High School Hardball blog

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HAMMOCK: Duluth shows community support to help Brylee Bradford and family

Duluth has planned Brylee’s Bash in the Park to raise money for the medical care of Brylee Bradford, a young child battling a rare neuromuscular disorder