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Ben Beitzel

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Parkview assistant Aurandt returns to parents' alma mater

New Parkview assistant football coach Tyler Aurandt’s hire at Lilburn brought back special memories for his parents

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Godfree thrilled to be back at alma mater Parkview

Parkview grad Eric Godfree is entering his first season as the replacement for his former high school coach and former boss, Cecil Flowe

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Tardy ready for Women's U.S. Open after wild qualifying

A rising Norcross senior and University of Georgia women’s golf commitment, Tardy first had to find a course to give the attempt another shot.

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Grayson grad Cruz ready for prominent role in Georgia Gwinnett College athletic program

Georgia Gwinnett College baseball player Jo Jo Cruz, a Grayson grad, was selected to head up the Grizzlies’ first Student Athlete Advisory Committee

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Mill Creek's Hall dominates to claim AAAAAA pole vault title | PHOTOS | RESULTS

Mill Creek places two in top 8 in boys pole vault

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STATE BOYS TRACK AND FIELD NOTES: Lanier's Valentine wins third triple jump crown | PHOTOS

A look at news and notes from field day at the Georgia boys state track meet

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G-Braves drop fifth straight in tough fashion

Gwinnett allows four runs with two outs in ninth, losing 7-3 to Buffalo

Phillies prospect Franco blasts G-Braves with 3 RBIs

Gwinnett Braves fall in first of four against Lehigh Valley

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Getting to Know ... Bob Basher

Bob Basher is the head boys lacrosse coach at Peachtree Ridge. Basher came to Peachtree Ridge as the school was getting started and was a member of the school’s state-championship winning football staff and from there began developing its lacrosse program.Basher played college lacrosse at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and moved to Atlanta not long after college on a whim. He talks about that as well as coaching his son and cold New England weather with staff writer Ben Beitzel in this installment of “Getting to Know…”

Back in playoffs, Norcross girls soccer chasing more

First playoff trip for the Blue Devils since 2007

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Rudnik's Georgia Tech experience goes beyond the field

Buford graduate using softball to do good beyond the field

Dacula boys soccer back in the playoffs with hard work

Dacula senior class trades in own accolades for team success

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Peachree Ridge's Lee brothers forge lacrosse road for Lions

Twins eskew other sports to blaze trail in growing sport

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Cunningham slams G-Braves to seventh straight win

Centerfielder hits first grand slam in Gwinnett Braves win over Charlotte

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GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Rain forces delayed start for Saturday

Play won’t begin until 11 a.m. on Saturday

GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Pate rebounding at age 52

Two-time BellSouth runner-up three back of the lead

GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Two withdraw during first round

Mark Wiebe and D.A. Weibring pulled out of the Champions Tour event at TPC Sugarloaf.

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GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Players surviving damp, chilly conditions

Cold and damp day at Sugarloaf

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GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Healthy, Perry strong again at Sugarloaf

Kenny Perry is healthy and playing well again at Sugarloaf

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GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Jimenez smokes his first nine to take 3-shot lead

First nine key for Champions Tour first-timer

Champions Tour gives players one last shot at youth

Greater Gwinnett Championship tees off Friday at TPC Sugarloaf

North's Imatorbhebhe picks Missouri

Junior picks SEC school early and hopes to focus on senior season

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Getting to Know ... Chris Leone

Parkview graduate Chris Leone is an assistant girls soccer coach at Brookwood. The former college soccer player at Piedmont College, teaches part time at the Lilburn school and has been a coach there longer than he taught.In this installment of “Getting to Know…” staff writer Ben Beitzel talks with Leone about ending up at Brookwood as a coach, his deep love of soccer and what he thought about the move “Noah.”

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Coxhead family connects through love of soccer

Soccer is the bond of the Coxheads, not their definition

G-Braves bats heat up on cold night in 15-0 win over Norfolk

Gwinnett pounds out season-high 21 hits to end home stand with a win

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Paynes spend four years at competing Gwinnett schools

Son Steven plays golf for Peachtree Ridge while father, John, coaches golf at North Gwinnett

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Couples coming to Greater Gwinnett Championship

Former Masters winner will follow Augusta with appearance at TPC Sugarloaf

Langer near dominant at Sugarloaf in 2013

Plenty of highlights in first Greater Gwinnett Championship

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Defending Greater Gwinnett Championship champion Langer comes to Sugarloaf riding high

Germany native looking for repeat at Greater Gwinnett Championship

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Third triple too much for G-Braves in home opener

Durham closes door with big eighth inning in G-Braves home opener

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Fans enjoy G-Braves home opener

G-Braves open their home season with solid crowd

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Getting to Know ... Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes is the corporate partnerships manager for the Gwinnett Braves. A graduate of Marist High School and native of Dunwoody, Rhodes joined the G-Braves in November 2013 after working as the senior account executive in sports marketing at the University of Mississippi.Recently married, Rhodes talks with staff writer Ben Beitzel about what he learned working in college football, his plans for the top of his wedding cake and the two Ole Miss alumni chat too much about their former school in this installment of “Getting to Know…”

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Parkview rifle team prepared to shoot for state title

Panthers shooters head to Columbus this weekend

Aaron honored for 715

Braves honor slugger on 40th anniversary of breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record

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Lima out to show he's more than a fighter

Gwinnett fighter part of 19th installment of The Ultimate Fighter

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Getting to Know Jeff Becker

Jeff Becker, 34, is the head girls soccer coach at Brookwood. The language arts teacher took the job after spending five seasons at South and more at Brookwood coaching the junior varsity boys teams.

Experience roams G-Braves outfield

Terdoslavich, Cunningham, Constanza all have big league time

Peachtree Ridge soccer wins battle of unbeatens with Duluth

Peachtree Ridge boys and girls beat Duluth 1-0

Seasoned Mill Creek rips past Grayson in boys lacrosse

Previously unbeaten Rams fall in first game with new head coach

G-Braves expect for ‘packed house’ for opener

Entering sixth season, Gwinnett still looking to maximize tickets sales

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Prepared Schlosser ready for next step

Braves pitcher making steady strides through organization

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Braves pitching prospect Northcraft surviving recent trials

No. 16 prospect in the minor league system learning through recent hiccups

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Individuals stood out for Gwinnett Braves in forgettable 2013

Run of losing continued for the Gwinnett Braves in disappointing 2013 season

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New Gwinnett Braves manager Snitker coming home

Longtime Lilburn resident working close to home in new role with the Braves organization

Arndt hat trick, PK goal gives North Gwinnett boys soccer upset over Collins Hill

PK win is fourth straight for North Gwinnett over Collins Hill

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Wilhite's third goal just in time for Collins Hill girls soccer in win over North Gwinnett

Goal in final seconds lifts Eagles over North in Region 7-AAAAAA girls soccer matchup

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County hoops players shine one last time in all-star game

Gwinnett All-Star game a show for boys and girls

Buford girls hope to build off tougher soccer schedule

Wolves challenging themselves to improve in regular season

Kids triathlon benefits swim team

Hamilton Mill neighborhood hosts triathlon for 5 to 16 year olds

CSS closing halts G-Braves on TV

G-Braves also still ‘finalizing’ radio broadcast after loss of WDUN partnership

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