Throughout the offseason, in OTAs and many times during training camp, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith emphasized the need for the team to stay healthy.
The Gwinnett Gladiators will have a new coach for just the third time, but second in the last three years. Head coach John Wroblewski has been hired as an assistant with AHL Rochester. His assistant, and former Gladiators defenseman, Rick Emmett will replace him.
Gwinnett, Phoenix work together for third straight season to develop young prospects
Half of the Atlanta Falcons’ dynamic duo at wide receiver, Jones worked hard in the offseason to keep making strides in his young career.
Kids can get a taste for most sports without parents having to fork out a ton of money. Hockey isn’t one.
Tony Gonzalez made a commitment to his son, Nikko, a year ago. Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was more than willing to accommodate his future Hall of Fame tight end when it came time to keep those promises.
Team works out one of league's richest deals to lock up the franchise quarterback
Gwinnett starts building 2013-14 roster with Krogh, Narbonne
Mahre ready for national hockey team trials
Fresh off eighth-grade year at GAC, teen aims to make splash at national team trials
The original voice of the Gwinnett Gladiators, who started with the franchise before it relocated to Duluth a decade ago, is leaving. Dustin Bixby, the team's primary radio broadcaster and director of media relations, was hired by the Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this month.
McClain Hermes, churning through the water, speeds toward a cement wall.. Her Hamilton Mill swim coach, Holly Isserstedt, stands at the end of the lane with a cane in her hand. A tennis ball, covered in the dull gray of duct tape, stuck to the end of it
Buford's Woods promotes initiative to help dogs with aggression issues
Soccer player also jumped on opportunity with tennis team this past school year
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Yohan Flande found his groove and Joey Terdoslavich's 18th homer of the year proved to be the decisive run as the Gwinnett Braves beat Buffalo 4-3 on Tuesday.. Flande was 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA in his previous four outings, but held the Bison at bay for 6
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Sans pads, it's difficult to get a true read on where some Atlanta Falcons players stand in the competition for roster spots.. But head coach Mike Smith was cheerful about the direction things are going on the last day of minicamp Thursday at the team's training facility
The Gwinnett Gladiators will open their 11th season at home for the first time in four years, playing division rival Greenville on Oct. 18.
Deal completes trade that brought Ryan Ginand to Gwinnett
First-round draft pick Desmond Trufant practiced with the Atlanta Falcons for the first time Tuesday at OTAs. Trufant missed the last two weeks of the voluntary workouts while finishing school at the University of Washington.
For the first time in his pro career, Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan has a new center.
The Gwinnett Gladiators traded the ECHL rights to defenseman Russ Sinkewich to the San Francisco Bulls to complete the trade that brought forward Justin Bowers and defenseman Sacha Guimond to Gwinnett on Jan. 14.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have been pretty good at rallies in the last few weeks.. Six of their last eight wins have been on comebacks.. Instead of adding to that Tuesday, despite a good push, the G-Braves' fell just shy and lost for the fifth time in the
The Gwinnett Gladiators protected list, released Monday, includes 11 players.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- The acquisition of veteran free agent Osi Umenyiora added another layer of depth at defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons.. That position is shaping up to be a hot spot of competition, but far from the only one.. "This is probably going to be the most competitive
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Jonathan Massaquoi lined up against fellow defensive end and Troy alum Osi Umenyiora for a drill during OTAs on Wednesday at the Atlanta Falcons' complex in Flowery Branch.. Umenyiora, a 10-year veteran and two-time Super Bowl champ, kept trying to get Massaquoi to jump early
Gwinnett splits its doubleheader with Louisville on Monday at Coolray Field
NORCROSS -- The bouncy opening bars of the Fratellis' "Chelsea Dagger" rang out early and often as the Greater Atlanta Christian girls rolled into the state finals.. The top-ranked Spartans' goal celebration song went off three times in the first eight minutes en route to a 7-0 victory in
HOSCHTON -- The Mill Creek girls had a plan and stuck to it.. Put the ball in the hands of sophomore Maddie Peek and run the clock down to its last ticks.. Peek finally found an opening and buried the game-winning goal with 8.4 seconds left to beat Roswell
LILBURN -- Skillful parries. Precision passing. Diving fingertip saves. Shutdown defense.. It all more than lived up to a top-5 matchup.. In the end, No. 3 Parkview prevailed again against No. 4 Collins Hill, getting two quick goals with less than 18 minutes left in regulation to seal a
Gwinnett's skid reaches nine straight after setback to Pawtucket
BUFORD -- Austin Upshaw launched a high fly ball to deep center that was shagged cleanly for the second out of the ninth inning.. As soon as it was, Nick Wilhite was on his horse from third. As he did, the throw from the outfield bulleted toward third base.. Seconds
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Coming off a disappointing finish to the region season and playing against perennially powerful Walton, the Central Gwinnett boys soccer team was determined not to look back with any regrets.. The Black Knights got back to the style of play that served them so well this season and
Andrea Araya had a hat trick and led the Lanier Longhorns to a 4-0 win over LaGrange in the program's first playoff game Tuesday.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- With another Yang in the lineup, North Gwinnett's girls golf team is back on top.. Freshman Christina Yang shot a low-round 72 and the Bulldogs won the Region 7-AAAAAA title on a drizzly Wednesday at Northwood Country Club.. The last time North took home the region
SNELLVILLE -- Shawn Chong walked up the hill to the clubhouse grinning.. It was an uncharacteristic show of emotion from the Brookwood sophomore. For good reason.. Chong shot an even-par 72 on Summit Chase's course Tuesday and propelled the Broncos into a playoff with Grayson for the Region 8
Georgia Gwinnett College softball coach Kat Ihlenburg knew it was going to be a tough start to the season.. She was right.. The weather played the biggest role, first delaying the opening of the Grizzlies sparkling new field and then by wreaking havoc on the schedule Ihlenburg so carefully constructed
The Gwinnett Gladiators are prepared to settle in in Cincinnati.. They left early Tuesday morning for Ohio with the intention of being there for a while.. The Gladiators split the first two games of the best-of-seven conference semifinal series with the Cyclones, coming back from a Game 1
The Gladiators scored twice with the man advantage and beat the Cyclones 3-0 with a concerted 60-minute effort in Game 2 of their conference semifinal series.
After grinding out two tight and testy periods, the Gwinnett Gladiators allowed Cincinnati to get into the run-and-gun style that has served it so well this season.
The format for the Gwinnett Gladiators' conference semifinal series against Cincinnati is drawing the ire of the faithful.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Against an old rival, Brookwood's tennis teams added to the program's rich history Wednesday.. The boys and girls both swept Parkview 3-0 to win the Region 8-AAAAAA title on a warm afternoon at Rhodes Jordan Park.. Closed out by a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles
Down a goal in the second period of the national semifinals, Seth Johnston hammered home a feed from Michael Leon.. It was the spark the Atlanta Phoenix U14 bantam major team needed to bury Nashville and go on to win the national championship in Charlotte, N.C., 10 days ago.. The
The long sweep of a black ponytail obscuring her jersey number makes Madison Mahre easy to find on the ice.. So does her height. She's a head taller than most of her teammates.. More importantly, she stands out with her strong, smooth strides and exceptionally mature decision-making.. Madison Mahre
Finding a court is really the only thing that keeps the Lackey sisters from playing tennis. Because they're never lacking partners.
If Mill Creek lacrosse head coach Brian Williamson has any complaint about Emily Hallberg, it's that she's too unselfish sometimes.. "When I have to get onto her, it's not because she's doing something wrong," Williamson said. "It's encouraging her to be more aggressive, to take the shots more often
As you might expect, the mood was light as the Gwinnett Gladiators finished practice and packed up for their trip to Charleston, S.C., early Tuesday afternoon.. The Gladiators have a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven first round playoff series against South Carolina after two big home wins.. Gwinnett
Joey Haddad slammed up against the boards in wild celebration, the puck in the back of the net with 16.5 seconds left in regulation and South Carolina goalie Ryan Zapolski flat on his face in the crease.
DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators broke open a tight game with two quick goals late in the second period and grabbed a 1-0 series lead over South Carolina on Friday night.. Tyler Murovich scored twice and the Gladiators beat their division rival 5-0 in a dominating opening effort at the
The Gwinnett Gladiators are getting another crack at South Carolina, the team that eliminated them in the first round of last year's playoffs.
After playing much of the game with a very narrow lead, the Gwinnett Gladiators exploded for two goals 31 seconds apart in the dying minutes of the third period and locked up their second straight South Division title Saturday.
No one is going to pretend Max Gomas was a star from the start.. It's what makes his rise to the upper echelon of soccer players in Gwinnett County all the more compelling.. Gomas was not good when he began playing for real in seventh grade..