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Christine Troyke

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Getting to Know ... Shane Woodward

Greater Atlanta Christian’s defensive coordinator Shane Woodward came over to the school in 2012 after two seasons on the staff at Mountain View.

Spartans revved to battle historic south Georgia power Fitzgerald

Top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian lost a coin toss with Fitzgerald for home field advantage in tonight’s Class AA semifinal showdown.

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Focus on advanced metrics fueling GAC Spartans' run to football semifinals

It sounds simple. Eat a good breakfast. Get enough sleep. Stay hydrated. In many ways, it is simple, but it’s not always a priority when it comes to the training regimen of high school football players.

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Gladiators fire head coach Rick Emmett

Assistant Brandt made interim head coach

Assistant Andy Brandt made interim head coach for Gwinnett

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Gladiators falter in third period, lose to South Carolina in OT

South Carolina collected the extra point when Wayne Simpson scored on an embarrassing giveaway 10 feet from the net and beat the Gladiators 3-2 in overtime Thursday.

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Getting to Know — Garry Nunn

The Gwinnett Gladiators made a splash right before training camp with the signing of forward Garry Nunn, whose playmaking ability helped Alaska to a Kelly Cup championship during his three seasons there.

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BOYS RUNNER OF YEAR: Barber burst onto scene with big junior season

Mountain View's Tyler Barber finished second at state in a thrilling finish

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Defensive lapses lead to end of GGC mens soccer postseason run | PHOTOS

No. 19 Northwestern Ohio beat GGC 3-0 in the opening round of the NAIA championship tournament at the Grizzly Athletic Complex in Lawrenceville.

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Top-ranked GAC takes on last year's state finalist Lamar County

Greater Atlanta Christian head coach Tim Hardy grinned in appreciation when he talked about what Lamar County does offensively.

PREP ROUNDUP: Dacula boys open season with 91-72 win at Meadowcreek

Recap of Tuesday’s prep action.

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Outside linebackers Rose, Pickens setting the edge for top-ranked GAC football

Greater Atlanta Christian’s Jake Rose and Josh Pickens both chose to leave the conspicuous spotlight of quarterback for the far less glorious job of outside linebacker.

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Florida buries Gladiators with four power-play goals

Florida’s last loss, and just its second in regulation this season, came a week ago at the hands of the Gwinnett Gladiators. The division-leading Everblades didn’t leave the door open for a repeat Sunday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

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Seniors step up, sacrifice for Wesleyan football this season

Wolves earn No. 3 seed in tough Region 6-AA to set up playoff date with Heard County

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Getting to Know — Lee Rider

Lee Rider, in his third year at Wesleyan, is the offensive coordinator for the Wolves and also the boys head lacrosse coach.

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Stingy Greater Atlanta Christian begins hunt for championship against Chattahoochee County

Defensive front has been key to GAC’s success this season

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Gladiators rally from two-goal deficit to beat division-leading Florida

Brenden Walker didn’t miss when birthday boy Casey Pierro-Zabotel sent him a beautiful cross-ice sauce pass.

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Providence at Prince Avenue football preview

A breakdown of Friday night’s Providence at Prince Avenue high school football game

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GAC at Wesleyan football preview

A breakdown of Friday’s GAC at Wesleyan high school football game

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Getting to Know — Sean Berkstresser

The Gwinnett Gladiators named Sean Berkstresser captain before the start of the 2014-15 after signing him away from division rival Greenville where he served the same role.

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Toledo bounces back to bury Gladiators

After falling 3-1 Saturday in Gwinnett, the Walleye rolled to a 5-2 victory

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Gladiators salvage overtime win aginst feisty Orlando on Southorn goal

Gwinnett beats Solar Bears despite giving up lead late in regulation

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Scout team's efforts paying dividends for Wesleyan

Their game day is Monday through Thursday. The Friday night glory doesn’t go to the scout team.

Gwinnett has chance for volleyball title in four classes

Gwinnett County has a semifinalist in four of the state’s six classifications this year, including defending AA champ Wesleyan and Hebron, last year’s runner-up in Class A.

Gladiators want to manage emotions in home opener

Bussing 14 hours round-trip for one game isn’t exactly an ideal schedule.

Gwinnett Gladiators 2014-15 players to watch

Who to keep an eye on for the Gwinnett Gladiators this season

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Gwinnett Gladiators Preview: Grit, leadership added to solid base of returning players

As the player signings piled up this summer, a legitimate level of optimism built around the Gwinnett Gladiators.

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Getting to Know — Clay Trainum

Clay Trainum was named Georgia Gwinnett College’s sports information director in September after spending the previous two years as the assistant director for media relations at Lamar University.

ECHL realigns division after adding seven CHL teams

With the sudden addition of seven new teams just days before the 2014-15 season is set to start, the ECHL made some division realignments.

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Meadowcreek's Schumacher granted wish to see new wrestling movie before its release | VIDEO | PHOTOS

All but a few of the wide, red recliners in the newly renovated AMC Colonial theater sat vacant. A couple of wrestling greats leaned back in the front row as the movie flickered light against their upturned faces.

Gladiators' offense gets another boost with signing of Garry Nunn

Nunn was a key offensive weapon for the perennially contending Alaska Aces from 2010-2013.

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Gwinnett Gladiators get training camp started with fast-paced workout

With a returning core from a good stretch team last year and some tantalizing new blood in attendance, two dozen players went through a nearly two-hour workout to kick things off Monday at the IceForum in Duluth.

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Hapeville Charter at Wesleyan football preview

A breakdown of Friday night’s Hapeville Charter at Wesleyan high school football game

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Grayson grad Mary Vernetti off to sizzling start for GGC women's soccer

Mary Vernetti, a Grayson grad, scored six goals in the first six games and leads the Georgia Gwinnett College women’s soccer team in points through nine games.

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Skillful forward Mike Merrifield returning to Gladiators for 2014-15

When the Gwinnett Gladiators were making a deal with rival Florida for a multi-player trade last March, head coach Rick Emmett said the addition of forward Mike Merrifield put the deal over the top.

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Gladiators getting back healthy Hughes

But after a full summer of rehabbing and focusing on maintaining his durability for the duration of a taxing pro season, dynamic forward Bobby Hughes is ready to go again for the Gwinnett Gladiators.

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Wesleyan at Pace Academy football preview

A breakdown of Friday night’s Wesleyan at Pace Academy high school football game

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Providence Christian at Lakeview Academy football preview

A breakdown of Friday night’s Providence Christian at Lakeview Academy high school football game

Early optimism at Wesleyan borne out in quick start

The Wolves are off to a 3-1 start with a potent offense and a stingy defense that continue to improve week after week.

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Berkmar grad Martin Lugo was an essential building block for the GGC soccer program

Some empty promises from scouts turned out to be a fortunate turn for Martin Lugo and the Georgia Gwinnett College mens soccer program.

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Getting to Know ... Nick Bove

Nick Bove was hired as the Gwinnett Gladiators fulltime broadcaster in August after serving as the team’s intern and productions assistant last year. The Boston University grad interned with both the Red Sox flagship radio station and the AHL’s Providence Bruins before coming to Gwinnett.

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Gladiators add trio to roster as training camp approaches

The Gladiators announced the signing of defensemen Tristin Llewellyn and Art Bidlevskii, and forward Will Frederick on Wednesday.

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Grayson's Snyder follows monster 2013 season with more success

Snyder was the county’s top hitter as a junior with a .579 average and on-base percentage of 1.603. She’s a complete hitter with the ability to hit for power, but also get on base and drive in runs. She had eight home runs, 17 doubles, 42 RBIs and scored 42 runs last season.

PREP ROUNDUP: Hayward's no-hitter leads Mill Creek softball over Peachtree Ridge

Recap of Thursday’s prep action.

GAC, Brookwood softball teams post wins

A recap of Friday’s high school sports events

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Getting to Know ... Brian Collins

Brian Collins is the head water polo coach at Collins Hill and an assistant for the swimming program. Collins first began played water polo as a senior at Shiloh and continues to travel worldwide with a masters team.

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Henning sisters play vital roles for Wesleyan softball

The crisp, white Wesleyan uniforms — green-socked feet sans cleats — aren’t necessary to make Riley and Cassie Henning mirror images. It just emphasizes the surface similarities. Like the long, wavy blond hair and bright grins.

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Gladiators add veteran forward Perdicaro, rookie blueliner Dolan

The Gwinnett Gladiators have added more depth to the roster for 2014-15 with the signing of forward Anthony Perdicaro and defenseman Bo Dolan on Tuesday.

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Wesleyan football team refocused after big opening win

Monday’s practice was just OK. Wesleyan’s coaching staff made sure to get the players’ attention afterward, chasing away the lingering post-win euphoria and getting them refocused.

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Deeper Grizzlies driven to return to NAIA mens soccer tournament

Georgia Gwinnett College’s mens soccer team is paying a price for being good. As an independent, there are no required games for the Grizzlies. And getting other teams to risk another loss by scheduling GGC isn’t easy.

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GGC women aim to beef up scoring, continue stingy defense

Filling the void left by a senior class that included all-american midfielder Jocelyn Baker and leading scorer Amanda Dale won’t be easy. Which is why Georgia Gwinnett College womens soccer coach Domenic Martelli is going the committee route.