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Ben Beitzel

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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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Braves pitching prospect Northcraft surviving recent trials

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

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Prepared Schlosser ready for next step

Braves pitcher making steady strides through organization

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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

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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

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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Mann bucket lifts Georgia into SEC semifinals

Georgia 75, Ole Miss 73

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Ole Miss survives Mississippi State, Georgia next

Georgia plays Ole Miss Friday at 9:30 p.m. in the SEC tournament quarterfinals

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GIRLS SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: Archer's Smith ends season with county record, state title

Smith set a new county record in the 50 freestyle and won her second straight state title in the event

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BOYS DIVER OF THE YEAR: Norcross' Ramsey surprised self with rapid rise

Sophomore won state and county boys diving crown

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Georgia gets chance to wait with SEC tournament bye

Georgia will face winner of Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State-Vanderbilt this week at the Georgia Dome

SEC WOMEN'S TOURNEY: Defending champion Texas A&M has no trouble with Auburn

Texas A&M cruises into semifinals with 86-54 victory over Auburn at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNEY: Carter, Lady Vols withstand LSU barrage

Buford grad Andraya Carter returns home healthy this year and enjoys a victory in Tennessee's SEC Women's Basketball Tournament opener

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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNEY: Composed Kentucky gets past Florida, into semifinals

Kentucky, runner-up in last year's SEC Women's Basketball Tournament, advanced to the semifinals with a victory over Florida

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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNEY: Gamecocks surge past Georgia into semifinals

Top-seeded South Carolina repeated last weekend's effort and eliminated home favorite Georgia from the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

Family atmosphere catalyst for Duluth girls soccer team

Wildcats face former coach Tuesday when they travel to Mill Creek

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Norcross' Maloof, DeShields honored by Atlanta Sports Council

Norcross High School claims coach and high school athlete of the year honors

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Norcross' Healy balancing golf future with present

Defending Class AAAAAA champion commmitted to Georgia

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GAC girls basketball coach Boyd resigns, plans coaching break for more family time

After five years, Greater Atlanta Christian girls basketball coach Cal Boyd steps down for family reasons but plans return to coaching in the future

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Wesleyan girls basketball growing from seniors on down

Edwards, Duley making impact on and off the court

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Buford girls basketball relying on depth against Pike County

Wolves girls basketball prepares for fifth straight Final Four

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Led by Fourie, Twin Rivers girls halt McConnell for middle school title

McConnell Middle School girls basketball team’s 31-game winning streak snapped

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Archer girls basketball rides steady ship into Final Four

Tigers face Lowndes County Saturday at Georgia Tech

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Dacula Middle School boys dominate for county crown

Bay Creek Middle School drops lone game of season in Gwinnett finals

Four unbeaten Gwinnett middle school basketball teams face off at Berkmar

Season-ending championship games will be played Friday at Berkmar High School

Dacula Middle boys blow into county championship

Dacula’s Hunter, Buckingham lead Falcons with 15 apiece

Twin Rivers Middle School claims county's Western title

Kennedy leads Mountain View to victory over Creekland, berth in championship game

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PROGRESS: Champions Tour a sign of economic stability

Economic uptick helping grow Greater Gwinnett Championship

Defense leads Parkview girls basketball into second round

Parkview uses its pressure defense to wear down Centennial and set up matchup with Mountain View

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TCP at Sugarloaf surviving hard winter

Cold temperatures, freezes a challenge, but not a detriment for Greater Gwinnett Championship

Rowe delivers title to Patriots

Tim Rowe sank both shots giving Berkmar the 51-47 win and capping a 27 point performance in the team’s biggest game of the season to this point for the 8-AAAAAA championship.

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Brookwood girls basketball coach Terry steps downs after 13 seasons

Brookwood’s Scott Terry, the second-longest tenured girls basketball coach in Gwinnett County, announced his resignation this week

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North, Norcross to collide in 7-AAAAAA finals

Norcross’ Pinkett, North’s Carter lead teams to chance for region championship

Furious comeback returns South Gwinnett girls to state basketball tournament

Comets finish off Dacula with 27-9 run over final 10 minutes in Region 8-AAAAAA Tournament

Archer girls basketball finally gets it going, tops Brookwood in tourney opener

Tigers get balanced scoring to defeat Broncos, reach state playoffs

McGee sparks Black Knight girls to 8-AAAAAA tournament win

Central Gwinnett guard scores team’s first 11 points in region tourney basketball win

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Perrymond continues comeback as Parkview girls earn state berth

Parkview girls punch playoff ticket with opening round win