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Christine Troyke

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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.

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Gladiators sign gritty Greenville captain Berkstresser

Sean Berkstresser, who captained the Greenville Road Warriors to an appearance in the conference finals last season, is coming to Gwinnett.

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2014 Wesleyan Football Preview

An in-depth look at the 2014 Wesleyan School football team

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Gladiators sign skilled forward Burns out of WHL

Nathan Burns, a talented rookie forward coming out of the Western Hockey League ranks, has signed with the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Gladiators bolster blue line with DeHart signing

The Gwinnett Gladiators have signed former N.Y. Islanders draft pick and OHL all-star defenseman Tony DeHart for the 2014-15 season.

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Rededicated Walker signs with Gladiators

Brenden Walker scored the first goal and the last goal of the 2013-14 season for the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Gladiators ink top-tier defenseman Stejskal

Defenseman Joe Stejskal, part of the future considerations in last March’s deal that sent Evan Bloodoff and Rob Kwiet to the Everblades, has been signed for the 2014-15 season.

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Storm building in preparation for first varsity season

The excitement is building again, three years after a group of gangly grade schoolers gathered for Providence Christian’s first football practice.

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Gladiators re-sign stalwart defenseman Spivak

If Daniel Spivak wanted it easy, he wouldn’t have decided to give his fledgeling juicing business a storefront. The undertaking nearly had him hanging up his skates. He thinks he can do both and so re-signed with the Gladiators.

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Gladiators add another weapon to arsenal with re-signing of Pierro-Zabotel

Pierro-Zabotel returning to Gwinnett for 2014-15

The second piece of what was the Gwinnett Gladiators most potent forward line down the stretch is coming back with the hope of picking up where things left off.

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Gwinnett Gladiators secure big piece of puzzle with signing of goalie Guggenberger

After what the Gwinnett Gladiators went through last season, it’s no wonder they wasted little time locking up goaltender Mark Guggenberger for the 2014-15 season.

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Gladiators bring back leading scorer Everson

The Gwinnett Gladiators made last year’s leading scorer, Marshall Everson, their first official signing for the 2014-15 season Tuesday. Also announced was the addition of rookie forward Randy Cameron.

Silverbacks face tough Open Cup quarterfinal match against Fire, Johnson

A day after the Atlanta Silverbacks’ wild 2-1 win over MLS Columbus sent them to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup, defenseman Ryan Roushandel texted his good friend Sean Johnson.

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Longtime GCSL coach Beth McGee headed to Masters World Championships

Beth McGee is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 100-meter freestyle and No. 2 in the 50 free for her age group.