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David Friedlander

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North grad Austin Shepherd feels greater sense of ownership in Alabama's title win

It’s not that Austin Shepherd had a bad time the last time Alabama played in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game in 2012.

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SOFTBALL PITCHER OF YEAR: Ablan a durable workhorse in the circle for Brookwood

Daily Post Softball Pitcher of the Year, Amanda Ablan, is Brookwood’s workhorse

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SOFTBALL PLAYER OF YEAR: Buford's Deep a model of consistency throughout her career

Consistency the key for the 2014 Daily Post Softball Player of the Year, Jordan Deep of Buford

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Late FG helps GAC outlast Fitzgerald 44-41 in semifinal thriller | PHOTOS

Greater Atlanta Christian pulled out a 44-41 win over Fitzgerald in the Class AA semifinals

Youngsters bolster veterans to help Norcross boys basketball past North 72-64

Youth movement leads Norcross boys past North Gwinnett 72-64

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Archer, Etowah hope to continue historic runs in tonight's AAAAAA football semi

Archer, Etowah hope to continue historic runs in Friday night’s Class AAAAAA state semifinal match-up

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Waiting over for GAC's Slayton after UGA football commitment

GAC football standout Darius Slayton verbally committed to Georgia on Thursday

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Archer offensive line builds unbreakable bond during historic season

Archer offensive line builds family atmosphere in during state playoff run

Archer hitting its stride as state football semifinals approach

Archer hopes to be peaking at the right time as the Tigers head into the AAAAAA state semifinals

Recruiting fair comes at busy time for county football programs

Gwinnett football recruiting fair comes at a busy time for several schools

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Emotional roller coaster provides wild ride in Georgia Tech's win over UGA

Emotions fluctuate wildly in Georgia Tech’s overtime win over Georgia on Saturday

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Tech-UGA notes: Despite downplay, UGA still important to Tech, Johnson

Despite downplaying it, UGA more than just any game to Tech and Paul Johnson and other notes from Saturday’s game

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Coin flip losses don't dampen semifinal excitement for local football teams

Archer to host, GAC, Buford to hit the road in state football semifinals

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Tech survives strange emotional turns to nip UGA in OT 30-24 | PHOTOS

Georgia Tech defeats Georgia in overtime in Athens

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Dominating first half sends Archer into semis with win over Hillgrove | PHOTOS

Archer rolled up a 56-0 halftime lead in a Class AAAAAA quarterfinal destruction of Hillgrove

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Archer, Hillgrove hope to continue current roll in quarterfinal football clash

Archer, Hillgrove rolling heading into state quarterfinal football game

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Durable running back Nails helps Archer hammer opponents

Archer senior running back Randy Nails shows plenty of toughness, durability

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Practice adds to Thanksgiving tradition for local high school football teams

Practices adding to Thanksgiving tradition for Gwinnett high school football teams

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Volleyball Player of the Year: Radical new role helps Wilson end Hebron career a winner

Volleyball Player of the Year Anna Katherine Wilson of Hebron saves her best for last

Coin flips send road to state football quarterfinals through Gwinnett

Coin flips mean three remaining Gwinnett football teams will host quarterfinal games

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Central defense wears down in 15-14 loss at Newton | PHOTOS

Central Gwinnett’s defense held strong most of the night, but Newton rallied for a 15-14 victory in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs’ second round

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Dacula fully aware of challenge in second-round football clash at Colquitt

Dacula ready for big test in second-round football playoff game at Colquitt County

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Upgrade in weight class, competition no bother to Archer wrestler Bullard

Archer’s Thomas Bullard makes a splash on the national wrestling scene

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Lugo adjusts to changes to feel right at home with Dacula football

Quarterback from Florida has given the Dacula offense and special teams a major boost this season

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New faces give Gwinnett's high school football playoff group a different look

New faces join the usual suspects in Gwinnett’s second-round high school playoff pool

Prominent injuries plague physical Tech-Clemson clash

Hard-hitting game leads to injuries, and other notes from Saturday’s Georgia Tech-Clemson football game

Defense rocks Clemson in 28-6 Tech victory

Defense lifts Georgia Tech to a 28-6 win over Clemson

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Strong effort on the lines helps Grayson outmuscle Mill Creek | PHOTOS

Grayson outmuscled Mill Creek 24-6 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs

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Early Gwinnett County football playoff clashes commonplace in state's largest classification

All-Gwinnett battles come early (again) as state football playoffs kick off tonight

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Grayson, Mill Creek ready to rumble in first-round playoff bout

Grayson, Mill Creek first-round game has championship vibe to it

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SE Whitfield, unknown staring down Buford in football playoff opener

Buford facing, Southeast Whitfield and the unknown in AAAA state football playoff opener

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Respect, tradition at the heart of Archer-Norcross football playoff meeting

Norcross begins quest for third straight state football title Friday night at Archer

Improving, proactive defense key in Mill Creek football's late-season surge

Defensive emergence plays a big role in Mill Creek’s run to the Class AAAAAA state football playoffs

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Injuries, slow start can't stop Archer's return to state football playoffs

Archer recovers from rough start to return to state football playoffs

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Football postseason brings new experiences even for seasoned Gwinnett playoff teams

Gwinnett teams facing some new experiences in high school football playoffs

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Titles streak ends, but Gwinnett AAAAAA teams still strong at state cross country meet

Title reigns end, but Gwinnett teams still have strong showings at AAAAAA state cross country meet

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Wesleyan, Hebron boys stick to group mentality to take state cross country titles

Pack mentality helps Wesleyan, Hebron Christian to state cross country titles

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Mill Creek builds momentum in rout of Peachtree Ridge | PHOTOS

Mill Creek continues late-season momentum with 34-7 win over Peachtree Ridge

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Buford looking for same result in new region finale vs. Stephens County

Buford hoping to lock down another region title Friday night vs. Stephens County

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Mill Creek, Peachtree Ridge look past playoff implications and towards each other

Mill Creek, Peachtree Ridge look past implications of their Region 7-AAAAAA football clash

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Mill Creek junior rolling at full boil to lead Hawks into state XC meet

Mill Creek’s Sam Costa easing into his roll as the leader of Mill Creek’s boys cross country team

Gwinnett teams hope to keep streaks alive at state cross country meet

Gwinnett teams facing long odds at State Cross Country meet Saturday in Carrollton

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Latest state softball title puts Buford in rare company

Eighth straight state softball championship puts Buford in rare company

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Buford wins eighth straight state softball title | PHOTOS

Buford claims eighth straight state softball championship with 9-1 win over Thomas County Central

Buford on the brink of another softball title after beating TCC

Buford one win away from another state softball title after 3-2 win over Thomas Co. Central

Brookwood, Archer fall short at AAAAAA state softball tourney

Brookwood, Archer fall short at Class AAAAAA state softball tournament

Two wins puts Buford softball back in winner's bracket final in Class AAAA

Buford back in winner’s bracket finals after two wins at Class AAAA state softball tournament in Columbus

Late rallies send Brookwood past East Coweta at state softball tournament

Brookwood rallies late for 3-2 win over East Coweta at Class AAAAAA State Softball Tournament

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Buford softball seniors hope to add one final state title

Buford seniors hope to add one last chapter to the school’s softball legacy

Gwinnett teams looking for 'new' start at state softball tournament

For Gwinnett County’s four high school softball teams still playing, the GHSA State Softball Championship Tournament is hardly a new experience.