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Christine Troyke

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Carey's hat trick leads Gladiators to thrilling 7-5 win over Florida

Twice Greg Carey rolled with impunity down the right wing to score unassisted goals and resuscitate the Gwinnett Gladiators against division-leading Florida on Friday.

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Gladiators run out of fuel in 1-0 loss to Indy

The streaking Fuel went 3-0-1 on a trip below the Mason-Dixon and are unbeaten in their last five games.

Goalie Mike Lee called up to NHL from Gwinnett Gladiators

DULUTH — Less than 12 hours before the Gwinnett Gladiators were set to depart for a road trip to Florida, they lost goaltender Mike Lee to a callup.

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Central star Frazier not resting on her laurels

Alex Frazier’s bio is filled with first-team that and all-tournament this. The list is long and impressive. It includes two-time Super Six selection and Region 8-AAAAAA player of the year.

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No shortage of responsibilities for new Gladiators interim head coach Brandt

While players watched movies or read or gathered for a round of cards on the bus, head coach Andy Brandt was making out house league and hockey camp schedules.

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Gladiators' late surge not enough to beat No. 1 Fort Wayne

ECHL’s top team hangs on for 4-3 win over Gwinnett on Sunday

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Power-play pushes Gladiators to big win over South Carolina

South Carolina just doesn’t give up power-play goals on the road. Except to the Gwinnett Gladiators.

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Gladiators fight back in 3rd, fall in shootout with South Carolina

Captain Sean Berkstresser tied the game early in the third period on the power play as the Gladiators went beyond regulation against the Stingrays, who were on a 12-2-1-0 streak since a loss in Gwinnett on Nov. 25.

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Gladiators outworked in 2-1 loss to Elmira

Elmira goaltender Travis Fullerton stretched all the way out and just got his toe on a dagger shot by Gwinnett defenseman Joe Stejskal with barely a minute left in the game.

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Domingue gets shutout as Gwinnett powers past Elmira

Gladiators bury Jackals in 4-0 victory at home

Gladiators hire Mike Flanagan as assistant coach

A former AHL assistant and head coach overseas, Flanagan will join Andy Brandt’s staff immediately.

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Gladiators fail to hold off division-leading Florida

Gwinnett drops second straight 3-1 game at home

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Wheeling goalie arrives just in time to shut down Gladiators

Eric Hartzell makes 38 saves in Nailers’ 3-1 win over Gwinnett on Monday

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Schulte does it all for Mill Creek girls basketball

The backyard battles are about as evenly matched as they can be. Meredith Schulte and her dad play a pretty similar game. They’re tall and have a smooth outside shot, but aren’t afraid to drive to the basket.

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Getting to Know ... Tristin Llewellyn

Gwinnett defenseman Tristin Llewellyn is in his second season with the Gladiators and fifth as a pro after a successful collegiate career with the prestigious University of Michigan program.

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Gladiators fall to South Carolina in penalty-marred game

Once the Gwinnett Gladiators and South Carolina Stingrays were actually allowed to play a little, it turned into a fairly interesting game, but it was secondary to the first-period show the referee.

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Cincinnati spoils home coaching debut for Gladiators' Brandt

No one has played more games in a Gladiators jersey than Brandt, who was promoted when Rick Emmett was fired Dec. 2. Gwinnett won in his debut behind the bench Tuesday in Toledo, but couldn’t dig itself out of the hole against the Cyclones.

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Getting to Know ... Kristina Melts Hesson

Kristina Melts Hesson, a standout softball player at North Gwinnett under her maiden name of Melts, has been the assistant at Mountain View for the last four season.

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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