With just a few weeks left in the season, an update with Gwinnett County wrestling news and notes
Central Gwinnett grad Dewayne Cherrington is with the Seattle Seahawks, while Grayson grad Quanterus Smith is with the Denver Broncos.
Buford’s signing class features a pair of players going to some of the nation’s most prestigious academic institutions.
Archer had nine wrestlers in the finals to win the Sham Slam on Saturday at Haberhsam Central.
Collins Hill’s Tyler Henderson, the Daily Post’s Offensive Player of the Year, committed to Wake Forest after receiving an offer from the ACC school on Sunday.
Alabama freshman running back Alvin Kamara was granted a release from the school on Friday, according to multiple media reports.
The Bullard brothers have been the state’s most successful wrestlers for defending state champion Archer in recent years even though they keep a low-key profile.
The UFC came to Gwinnett for the first time with Fight Night 35 at the Gwinnett Arena.
The Wildcats’ Rodney Jones and Alex Brown have been two of the state’s top wrestlers this season.
Cole Miller won by tapout in the second round of UFC Fight Night 35 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Wednesday.
Several members of Collins Hill’s football team are undecided on their college choice.
Cole Miller, who attended Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, will fight Sam Sicilia in a featherweight at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Cecil Flowe was hired as the defensive coordinator at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta on Monday.
Tom Begulas led Archer to a second-straight Class AAAAAA title, while Rob Carlyle guided Buford to it’s first Class AAA championship.
Buford rolled through the competition on the way to the state championship, beating Banks County 44-23 in the finals.
Tigers win second straight state title
North Gwinnett quarterback Hayden Sphire committed to Murray State.
GFL Georgia won the Football University eighth-grade national championship last Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Four Gwinnett County freshmen helped the East team win the Football University Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl last Saturday.
Grayson defensive back Jordan Hayes committed to Duke football
Buford and Meadowcreek qualified for the dual state tournament in Macon for the first time in school history.
Western Kentucky’s Bobby Petrino took away the scholarship of South Gwinnett’s Dennis Edwards despite being committed to the Hilltopers for four months.
The Gwinnett Football League successfully defended its title as the best youth football team in the country on Sunday.
North Gwinnett’s Bob Sphire is the head coach for the East Team at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome, while Shiloh’s Troy Hobbs along with North assistant Traye Moore are assistant coaches for the game.
Despite having one arm, Grayson’s Martin Mai has placed at two varsity tournaments and holds a winning record.
In this latest installment of “Getting To Know …,” Grayson’s Mike Stephen talks to staff writer Brandon Brigman about his Christmas present, his twin brother Josh and losing is the state finals as senior in high school.
Archer won the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association Holiday Tournament on Saturday, becoming the first school outside of Ohio to win the tourney.
The Daily Post takes a look at the top sports stories of 2013.
Buford’s Chip Ness won his third Gwinnett County wrestling title on Saturday, joining a short list of three-time champions.
The running back had nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns to earn Daily Post Offensive Player of the Year honors.
North Gwinnett’s Bob Sphire and Lanier’s Billy Wells will be the two head coaches in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star game at Peachtree Ridge.
Buford, the two-time defending Class AAA state champion, will host Class AAAAAA power McEachern next season. Buford will travel to McEachern in 2015.
Lanier’s Shaw impresses at county all-star practices
Lanier LB Michael Shaw was third in the county in tackles this season.
Past county champs Archer, Collins Hill and Parkview will not be at this year’s meet.
As Buford won its second straight Class AAA state championship this season and sixth crown in seven years, head coach Jess Simpson noticed a difference in his team.
Gwinnett County continued its dominance in high school football with Buford and Norcross winning state titles.
Alex Hudson, a senior at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, won his 157-pound match over Purdue’s Doug Welch 8-1 in front of more than 500 fans.
Thomas Wilson scored the go-head touchdown in the third quarter and Buford never looked back as it rallied to beat Washington County 35-19 in the Class AAA state championship at the Georgia Dome.
As coach of both opponents Buford and Washington County last year, St. Pius’ Paul Standard has a unique perspective on tonight’s Class AAA state title clash.
Buford plays Washington County in the Class AAA state championship game
Stat leaders for Buford and Washington County
Buford head coach Jess Simpson points to one part of his team — the offensive and defensive line — for the program’s success not only this year but in the past.
UTC will wrestle Purdue at Mountain View High School at 2 p.m.
Grayson had 12 wrestlers place, including four tournament champions to win the Hoya Invitational at Harrison on Saturday.
The Wolves are back in the state championship and will take on Washington County on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.
Buford, Norcross, North Gwinnett advance to state championship games.
Defending Class AAAAAA state champions to face North for ultimate prize
Luke Rockhold will face Costa Philippou at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Defending state champion Norcross will host Colquitt County in a rematch of last year’s state semifinals.
Callaway is riding a 10-game winning streak as it comes to Tom Riden Stadium to try and dethrone defending state champion Buford.