Sports Columnists


SMITH: Remembering Magill's lasting legacy at UGA

One year ago, we were preparing for the funeral of Dan Magill, perhaps the most iconic Bulldog ever. The entire university was in mourning, and so was the state.

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HAMMOCK: A salute to the other prep football stars from Week 1

While their teams may not have won the season opener, these high school football players stood out in Week 1

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POST PATTERNS: 2015 playoff predictions

In the Daily Post's weekly high school football blog, staff writer Paul Thomas takes a look at who he thinks will make the playoffs this fall.

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HAMMOCK: New Collins Hill stadium tradition begins Friday

Collins Hill’s latest stadium addition, a new entrance for players and coaches, will debut at this week’s home game with Dacula

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HAMMOCK: Confidential poll offers more insight into Gwinnett football coaches

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s football section centerpiece gave Gwinnett’s head coaches a chance to answer some interesting questions confidentially

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HAMMOCK: Norcross raises stakes with new video board

Norcross’ addition of the biggest high school stadium video board in the country continues Gwinnett football’s long-running trend of striving for bigger and better

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HAMMOCK: Ted Roof helps Georgia Tech football's recruiting surge in Gwinnett

Georgia Tech’s football recruiting imprint on Gwinnett County has grown tremendously in recent years, thanks in large part to native son Ted Roof

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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