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Christine Troyke

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Peachtree Ridge grad Roby likely to be first-round NFL draft pick

Bradley Roby did a lot of talking at the NFL combine and his on-field results made their own statement. Now it’s a wait-and-see game for the cornerback out of Ohio State.

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GWINNETT SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Norcross' Backus savoring retirement

The Norcross grad is doing all the things he couldn’t during his 12-year NFL career. He’s traveling, going hunting and driving his daughter to school.

Hebron ekes out two one-run wins to oust Providence in Class A Private baseball playoffs

After winning Game 1 with a clutch offensive play, Hebron turned a double play to end Providence’s chance at a rally in Game 2. The Lions sweep a taut opening series in the Class A playoffs.

Brookwood girls gut out 2-1 win over Chattahoochee in first round

Senior Jenny Allen’s goal 2:15 into the second half broke a scoreless tie and helped the No. 3 ranked Broncos to a 2-1 victory over Chattahoochee in the first round of the Class AAAAAA girls soccer playoffs.

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Littlefield surprises with power, speed for national contender GGC

Cassidy Littlefield leads the NAIA in at-bats per game and is among the top five in seven other categories, including hits per game (1.872), total hits (88), stolen bases (43) and triples (eight).

GAC juggernaut has sights set on bringing home elusive boys soccer title

Few boys soccer programs in Georgia have been as successful for as long as Greater Atlanta Christian, which just finished the first unbeaten regular season in program history

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Yang edges Tardy for Region 7-AAAAAA girls golf title, but Mill Creek girls win team crown

North Gwinnett sophomore Christina Yang defended her Region 7-AAAAAA title Monday and did it with a significant addition to the field. Last year Yang didn’t have to beat Bailey Tardy.

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Dacula girls beat out Brookwood for Region 8-AAAAAA golf title

Dacula’s girls picked a good time to have their best tournament. The Falcons were 13 strokes better than they were a year ago and walked away with the Region 8-AAAAAA golf title Tuesday at Summit Chase Country Club.

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Mill Creek uses depth to win 7-AAAAAA boys golf title

Mill Creek’s boys so dominated the field that they had a golfer in the top 10 whose score didn’t even count toward the team total.

GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Duluth's Dunlap fires 68 to jump up leaderboard

Gwinnett resident since 1996 delivered a strong second round at the TPC at Sugarloaf

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GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP: Jimenez holds off Langer for scant lead

Miguel Angel Jimenez, leading at 9-under for the tournament, has a chance to become just the third wire-to-wire winner in his Champions Tour debut.

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Strong finish has Gladiators looking forward to next season

But the signing of goalie Mark Guggenberger and several trades near the deadline gave the Gladiators a boost at the end of the season. And a reason to be optimistic about next year despite missing the postseason for just the third time in team history.

Trio of golf’s greatest entertain at Sugarloaf

Golfing legends Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize and Larry Nelson swapped stories for more than an hour — to the amusement and entertainment of those guests honored to have attended Wednesday.

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Gladiators offer up poor showing in penultimate game

Another lackluster start and the Gwinnett Gladiators were in a hole too big to climb out of against the free-falling Elmira Jackals.

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Lombardo remains important part of GGC baseball team after health concerns prohibit playing

On opening night, Angelo Lombardo was in the press box, cueing up walk-out music for his teammates. Dressed in the Georgia Gwinnett College green and white uniform, Lombardo never really sat down.

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Resurgent Gladiators focused on positives in final week of season

It’s a shame the Gwinnett Gladiators don’t play in the Western Conference, because they’re finally a team that could make some noise in the postseason.

Gladiators' Spivak leaves early to play for Israel

Stalwart defenseman headed overseas to play in World Championships

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Gladiators power past potent Greenville for 7-3 victory

The Gwinnett Gladiators scored four unanswered goals and steamrolled a formidable Greenville team in a 7-3 victory on Friday night.

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Gamarra twins play big roles for powerhouse Brookwood soccer teams

Senior central midfielders and twins Brahan and Fiorella Gamarra hope to finish their high school careers with state championships

Maloney hired as Brookwood head softball coach

Mill Creek assistant Jennifer Maloney replaces Bill Batchelor, who moved to the same position at Grayson after 13 seasons leading the Broncos.

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Gladiators stun Greenville with miraculous comeback

The feisty Gwinnett Gladiators managed to extricate themselves from what could have been a devastating start and beat Greenville 6-4 on Saturday.

Wesleyan wins 1-0 in shortened clash with Spartans

A numbing wind blew with unrelenting ferocity from left to right field for Part 1 in the Wesleyan-Greater Atlanta Christian season battle Tuesday.

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Mill Creek, Peachtree Ridge sweep high school hockey championships

Gwinnett, long a dominant force in state high school athletics, swept the club hockey championships this week. Mill Creek defeated Columbus 5-4 in an overtime rollercoaster ride in Division A and Peachtree Ridge repeated as the Division AA champ with a 4-2 win over Brookwood.

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Gladiators power past Stingrays with second-period outburst

Linemates Marshall Everson, Brenden Walker and Casey Pierro-Zabotel combined for three of Gwinnett’s goals.

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Getting to Know ... Marshall Everson

Rookie forward Marshall Everson is among the top scorers for the Gwinnett Gladiators this season and was red-hot in February with 10 points in 11 games.

Gladiators trade Bloodoff, Kwiet to Florida

On the eve of today’s ECHL trade deadline, the Gwinnett Gladiators dealt forward Evan Bloodoff and defenseman Rob Kwiet to Florid. In exchange, the Gladiators got forward Mike Merrifield, defenseman Eriks Sevcenko and future considerations from the Everblades.

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GIRLS DIVER OF THE YEAR: Wesleyan's Gardner sets bar high, winning title in first try

Abby Gardner won the Class A-AAAAA diving title as a freshman this year. Which means she could match the record another Wesleyan diver, Lauren Hall, set in 2012. Hall won four straight state championships for the Wolves.

GAC boys prevail in overtime against rival Wesleyan

The top-ranked Spartans fought back to tie the game with 5:31 left in regulation and Ryan Marcano won it with 20 seconds remaining in overtime.

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Wesleyan's streak of six titles broken by Kendrick in girls Class AA final

Wesleyan’s girls had only know the joy of victory. For the first time in seven years, the Wolves felt the sting of defeat.

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Getting to Know ... Matt Mahony

Matt Mahony is the voice of Georgia Gwinnett College’s athletics, serving as the Grizzlies video and broadcast coordinator.

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Former players inspired to come back and coach with Azar at Wesleyan

Five former players are on staff at Wesleyan. Nichole Dixon, Mary Stephenson and Carolyn Whitney are varsity assistants. Sara Goodkind and Sarah Prehmus help with the fifth- and sixth-grade teams.

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Gladiators' three-game winning streak snapped

Florida scored twice in the third, including the game-winner just 29 seconds after Joey Haddad’s tying goal, to beat the Gladiators 5-3 in front of 3,936 at the Arena at Gwinnett.

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Gladiators rally to beat Florida again in slugfest

The Gwinnett Gladiators thrilled the 8,093 on hand Saturday to another comeback victory over division rival Florida, once again recovering from an early deficit.

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Gladiators overcome bad start to beat Everblades in third

Playing with their 12th goaltender of the season, one who arrived at the rink two hours before puck drop, the Gwinnett Gladiators made a miraculous third-period recovery to beat rival Florida 4-2 on Friday.

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Getting to Know Bobby Hughes

Gwinnett Gladiators forward Bobby Hughes was part of a five-player trade with Fort Wayne in December and has 15 points in 21 games here.

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Local duo opens Geekspace Gwinnett, a place for community thinking and building

Geekspace Gwinnett has a physical home in Lawrenceville, loaded with all kinds of equipment and expert knowledge that wouldn’t be accessible to the average person.

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Gladiators beat Evansville to snap six-game losing skid

Maxime Legault set up the Gladiators first two goals and the team remained perfect this season when leading after two periods.

Wesleyan presses on, routs Calhoun girls in second round

Wesleyan swarmed the Calhoun Yellow Jackets with its patented full-court press and rolled into the quarterfinals of the Class AA state playoffs Monday.

Gladiators can’t keep pace with East-leading Stingrays

South Carolina broke open a close game in the third period to win 5-2 and hand the Gwinnett Gladiators their sixth straight loss Sunday.

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PROGRESS: Young Georgia Gwinnett College athletic program aims to keep growing

Despite the late January chill, the stands were full for Georgia Gwinnett College’s baseball season opener. However they warded off the weather — there was still snow on the hill behind the stands in right field — the fact that they were there en mass warmed athletic director Darin Wilson’s heart.

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Defending champs hand Gladiators fourth straight loss

Reading steamed past the Gwinnett Gladiators in the second period and walked away with a 4-2 win Friday.Reading steamed past the Gwinnett Gladiators in the second period and walked away with a 4-2 win Friday.

GAC boys roll to sixth straight region basketball title

The unbeaten Spartans (27-0) ignited in the second half and beat Westminster 60-34 on Monday.

GAC girls fend off feisty Lovett, set up rubber match with Wesleyan

Greater Atlanta Christian held Lovett to two points in the fourth quarter and won a tight basketball game 47-38 in the semifinals of the Region 6-AA tournament Monday.

Wesleyan girls basketball guts out semifinal win over Westminster

The Wolves rode a dominant third quarter to a 67-52 win over Westminster in the Region 6-AA tournament semifinals Monday at Wesleyan’s Yancy Gymnasium.

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Defensively-minded Williams steps up scoring for Norcross basketball

The indefatigable Bri Williams has been Hembree’s starting point guard for four years and helped Norcross to two championships so far.

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Gladiators beat Bears for second straight time

The Gwinnett Gladiators kept the biggest crowd of the season entertained from start to finish, edging in front of Orlando three times on Saturday.

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Gladiators fans show their generosity again with thousands of toys (WITH VIDEO)

Last year, the Gwinnett Gladiators collected 135, 30-gallon bags of stuffed toys at their annual Teddy Bear Toss Night. And one that was too big for a bag.

Grizzlies gunning for national tennis titles

Chase Hodges isn’t hedging his bets. He’ll tell you, the goal of the Georgia Gwinnett College tennis teams is to win the national championship. This season.

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Gladiators gear up for another clash with Solar Bears

The Gwinnett Gladiators haven’t had a lot of success this season against one division rival in particular. But on the back of two short-handed goals, the Gladiators beat Orlando in regulation for the first time Thursday night.

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Grizzlies' baseball team fights back to bite Shawnee 11-6 in season opener

It might not have been pretty, but it was gritty and it was a win. Georgia Gwinnett College rallied to beat Shawnee State 11-6 on Friday, overcoming some opening-day jitters and showing it’s offense has teeth.