When Franklin Pridgen says his Wesleyan team went back to basics this week, he means it. It's more than just a focus on fundamentals of football on the field.
Spartans soccer standout eager to give back with new charity
DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators report to training camp today and are allowed to hit the ice for the first time Friday.. The on-ice sessions at the Duluth IceForum are free and open to the public.. The team opens its 10th anniversary season on the road Oct. 13 in
There was no missing the dry humor in Brookwood head coach Bill Batchelor's voice.. "Being the great coach that I am, when we started her sophomore season, she was with us on the varsity, but I really wasn't sure what to do with her yet," Batchelor said. "She ended
Lennox Balog had a fading bruise under her eye. And smiled about it.Balog plays water polo for Collins Hill. The bruises are part of the sport. And a badge of honor.
Joey Haddad and the Gwinnett Gladiators agreed to terms before the NHL lockout became final.
In June, not even two weeks after school got out for the summer, a gym full of Norcross volleyball players were working out together.. Four days a week.. All month.. "I'm talking 30-plus girls every single day," head coach Jeff Cerneka said. "When they don't have to be
Local eager for a return to the Atlanta area
DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators open their 10th anniversary season at home on Oct. 19, but fans can get a sneak peek at this year's team two weeks early.
The Gwinnett Gladiators bolstered their defense with the re-signing of Cody Brookwell on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound blueliner is returning for his third season with the team.
DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators added to their roster with the re-signing of forward Chris Clackson and defenseman Sean Duddy on Tuesday.. Clackson spent half of last year in the AHL with Houston, including the last three months of the season, after starting with Gwinnett.. Duddy was brought in
DULUTH -- No one has played more games in a Gwinnett Gladiators jersey than Andy Brandt.. The well-liked, versatile forward is coming back for another season.. Brandt's signing was announced by the team Wednesday. But it wasn't an easy decision for the durable 28-year-old.. Brandt has played
In the midst of an unbelievable, and easily disheartening, string of injuries, Steven Kinney played bingo with kids at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.. In the morning, Kinney showed up before practice at the MLS Chicago Fire's facility. He went through his rehab and then stayed to watch the rest
Gwinnett Gladiators captain and veteran defenseman Paul Flache has retired. After a decade in the pro ranks and innumerable injuries, Flache hung up his skates. But he's not leaving the game. Or Gwinnett.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A glacially paced hitting duel ended, finally, in a 10-8 loss for the Gwinnett Braves on Tuesday at Coolray Field.. The opener of a four-game series against Durham took four hours and 17 minutes to play and did not included many pitching highlights.. The teams, at the
Danielle Au was out of breath.. On the road at Boston University, Au had a bad case of nerves before her first collegiate game.. It's not like she hadn't been in pressure situations. Au was a star for perennially powerfully North Gwinnett in high school and played in the Olympic
DULUTH -- Forwards Rylan Galiardi and John Scrymgeour are the first players officially under contract with the Gwinnett Gladiators for the franchise's 10th anniversary season.. The signings were announced Wednesday.. Both played in the ECHL last season, Galiardi with the Kelly Cup champion Florida Everblades and Scrymgeour in Reading.. Similar
Rick Creed declared Jim Reason's Thunderbolts the favorite.. Reason demurred, talking up Creed's Chateau Elan team, as well as Daniel Park and Lansmoore.. The longtime Gwinnett County Swim League and high school coaches like their teams, make no mistake. But they're both aware how tough the competition is going to
Lithe little bodies in shiny red leotards flung themselves about under the watchful eyes of some of their idols.
Christie Thompson has some experience when it comes to selecting a college. That's just one of the things she shares with her students at The Pitcher's Mound in Duluth.
Brookwood grad isn't taking anything in the Gwinnett County Swim League for granted
Brittany Broome was used to starting, and starring, at North Gwinnett.. The petite powerhouse was a three-time all-county outfielder and two-time Super Six softball selection.. Her freshman season at Ole Miss was a big departure. Broome didn't start and got to bat just 16 times. There were
Two-day camp features some of Gwinnett's most talented college players returning to their roots
Hendhi Agenor spent his first semester at North Gwinnett getting used to everything.. High school in America was nothing like it had been in Haiti.. Agenor was in class at North Gwinnett less than three weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated his hometown of Port-au-Prince.. "In Haiti
Peachtree Ridge's Michelle Fortier and Duluth's Ali Cole are best friends. So the goal-scoring competition was a friendly rivalry. But they still enjoyed giving each other a hard time about who was ahead during the season.
Lance Zawadzki launched a three-run, walk-off home run over the wall in right field and capped an incredible ninth-inning comeback by the Gwinnett Braves on Monday.
Senior is well educated in a lot of the usual ways -- AP classes, work, student council president, community service, sports -- but she also wrote checks and managed bills when she was still in junior high, acted as a translator with doctors and parent-teacher conferences
SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge's boys played the best and played them tight for the better part of 48 minutes.. The balance of power in Georgia lacrosse is shifting, but the old guard isn't letting go of its grip just yet.. No. 1 Milton pulled away from Peachtree Ridge in the
HOSCHTON -- It took a little while for the Mill Creek girls' offense to get rolling.. But once it did, Hillgrove was in a hole far too big to escape.. Mill Creek became the second Gwinnett County girls lacrosse team to win a playoff game -- but just by an
Trailing Hillgrove for more than 36 minutes, Ryan Floress tied the game late to force overtime and Andrew Martinez provided the heroics in the extra period to give the Eagles a thrilling 5-4 victory Tuesday.
Buffalo took advantage of three walks, issued by two different pitchers, to rally past the division-leading Gwinnett Braves in the eighth inning and claim a 4-3 victory Monday at Coolray Field.
There's a lacrosse goal in the backyard and there may or may not be a few dents in the wall of Tyler Bramblett's room at home.. That's how a kid who first picked up a stick three years ago ends up getting an offer to help start the lacrosse program
Paige Scarbrough is the only senior on North Gwinnett girls soccer team not going to play in college.. Which isn't a knock on her athletic ability.. It's a testament to her intelligence and willingness to work hard to get into a top-10 school.. Scarbrough is going to Duke in
On its final event, its best event, Stanford clinched a Pac-12 sweep of the first semifinal at the NCAA gymnastics championships Friday in the Arena at Gwinnett Center
Machovec among the stars as the 8-AAAAA meet gets underway
If there is a chance to get possession of the ball, expect Ali Cole to be there fighting for it.. If there is a chance, this laughing, bubbly girl becomes a ruthless hunter.. Cole leads the county in goals scored with 65. She's third in assists.. But it's two other
Gwinnett also racks up defensive gems to win marathon game
Known as Atlanta's dog whisperer, Angie Woods has spent decades reversing the problems created because humans and animals don't speak the same language.
LILBURN -- The light pink socks and hot pink arm bands made a statement.. The Providence girls soccer team wore them to honor their former head coach, Jonny Williamson, during Thursday's game against Mt. Pisgah.. Williamson was inducted posthumously into the school's Hall of Stars after the game, a 3-0
DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators' locker room was silent.. The team still sat, long after South Carolina's Maxime Lacroix scored the series-clinching goal in double overtime Sunday, absorbing the end of its season. Elbows rested on knees. Skates remained laced up. Heavyhearted, the players had nothing to say.. Team
South Carolina prevailed in extra time for the second straight game, ousting Gwinnett from the Kelly Cup playoffs Sunday.
DULUTH -- A perfect confluence of events allowed goaltender Rob Madore to suit up for the suddenly short-handed South Carolina Stingrays on Friday.. Madore, who arrived an hour before the game in Gwinnett, and the Stingrays prevailed in the fourth overtime of Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead
The second longest playoff game in ECHL history ended in painful fashion for the Gwinnett Gladiators.
It's been three years since Gwinnett Gladiators fans got to see a playoff game.
The game could easily have been out of reach after 15 minutes.. Dacula could easily have been up 3-0 on South Gwinnett in their region opener last week.. If not for goalkeeper Mallory Sayre.. The senior already had stopped three sure goals midway through the first half.. Then she raced
DULUTH -- Down two goals after a lackluster first period, Gwinnett Gladiators captain Paul Flache lit a fire.. The towering defenseman dropped the gloves with Greenville's Jason Wilson 15 seconds into the second period and sparked a furious comeback.. Gwinnett scored four unanswered goals to bury the rival Road Warriors
The Gladiators remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, but couldn’t match Cincinnati’s urgency in front of a vociferous 6,054 in the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Andy Brandt scored two goals, including the coffin-nailing empty-netter, and the Gwinnett Gladiators beat Cincinnati by a narrow 3-1 margin Wednesday.
Parkview senior runner-up at state for third straight season
The Gwinnett Gladiators added three players this week as the regular season hits the home stretch.