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Norcross boys stretch streak to 17 with win over Berkmar | PHOTOS

Norcross (26-3) won its 17th straight Wednesday night, defeating Berkmar 62-49 in the first round of the state playoffs before a large and loud home crowd at the House of Blue.

Norcross girls upend determined Shiloh in Class AAAAAA opener

The Norcross girls won the Region 7-AAAAAA championship without Ty Gillespie, but they’ll need her to make a long run in the state tournament.

Chris Bolden suspended from Georgia Tech basketball indefinitely

Gwinnett product Chris Bolden has been suspended by the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program

Blue Devils outlast Mountain View girls in double OT

DULUTH – Angie Hembree gave Vash Perry a big hug and the junior guard certainly deserved it.

Unbeaten Lanier girls win Western championship

SUWANEE — Things didn’t start well for the Lanier girls when Kalen Surles was ordered to change out of her orange undershirt at the opening tip because it didn’t match her white jersey.

North boys stage giant comeback for OT win over Mill Creek

DULUTH – Down 20-2 after the first quarter, the North Gwinnett could have quit in the Region 7-AAAA third-place game. They didn’t. Behind by 20 again in the third quarter, a comeback seemed impossible. It wasn’t.

Osborne boys snap two-year Dacula win streak

SUWANEE – The celebration at midcourt by the Osborne boys was a wild one and with good reason.

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Duluth boys top Mill Creek, reach first region final since 1999 | PHOTOS

Duluth’s boys basketball team defeated Mill Creek in the Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament finals Friday night

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Mountain View girls basketball holds off Duluth in region semifinals

Mountain View held off Duluth in the Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament semifinals Friday night

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Free-throws help send GAC boys to 6-AA championship | PHOTOS

SANDY SPRINGS — The Greater Atlanta Christian boys let a game slip away at Holy Innocents’ during the regular season, but there was no repeat Friday night with a trip to the Region 6-AA championship game at stake.

Mill Creek girls advance to play Norcross in semifinals

The Mill Creek will face Norcross in Friday’s semifinals of the Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament hopefully having learned a valuable lesson.

REGION 7-AAAAAA BOYS: North heads back to state with victory over Collins Hill

The North Gwinnett boys finally have a winning record thanks to their late-season turnaround, but that is hardly what is important now.

REGION 7-AAAAAA GIRLS: Duluth sets school record with fifth straight state trip

Charlie Parker went to the state tournament in each of his five years as a boys assistant at Berkmar. Now he’s going in his first season as a girls coach and keeping a Duluth streak alive in the process.

Norcross boys beat Duluth, run winning streak to 12

DULUTH — The Duluth boys had the momentum of two key victories and were hosting Norcross with the added emotional lift of playing on Senior Night.

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More disappointment for Tech, Bolden in OT loss to N.C. State

Yellow Jackets lose to N.C. State at buzzer in overtime

Jackets fall at buzzer in overtime

Johnson, Norcross defeat Mill Creek in girls basketball

Allison johnson made the most of her final regular-season home game for the Norcross girls basketball team in a win over Mill Creek

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Norcross holds onto top 7-AAAAAA boys basketball spot with win over Mill Creek

Norcross pulled away late for a victory over Mill Creek in Region 7-AAAAAA boys basketball on Friday night

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Soaring Hawks land three All-Star spots

ATLANTA — The streaking Atlanta Hawks may not have a superstar, but they’re not lacking in all-stars. In fact they have three – more than any other NBA team.

Norcross boys wins 10th straight despite late scare

When Norcross took a 25-point lead at halftime, it looked like the Blue Devils’ 10th straight victory was going to be an easy one. Peachtree Ridge, though, made sure that wasn’t the case.

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Hilton Invitational Roundup: GAC's upset bid against Alabama power falls short

NORCROSS – Few of Greater Atlanta Christian’s victories in recent seasons could have been classified as upsets. The Spartans were too dominant for that.

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Calhoun leads way as North continues turnaround

NORCROSS – North Gwinnett, hoping for a late-season turnaround, were trying to build off a big Region 7-AAAAAA victory at Duluth on Friday night with impressive showing in the ninth-annual Hilton Invitational. Despite a quick turnaround, the Bulldogs were able to do just that.

Norcross overcomes one-man show for victory in Hilton Invitational

NORCROSS – All eyes were on Madison Academy’s (Ala.) Josh Langford and the highly touted college prospect certainly didn’t disappoint.

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Atlanta Hawks extend win streak to franchise-best 15

Paul Milsap scored 22 to help Hawks past Thunder

The Hawks won for the 29th time in the past 31 games with a victory over the Thunder before a sellout crowd of 19,203 on Friday night at Philips Arena.

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Hawks tie franchise record with 14th straight win

The Hawks, who never trailed, led by as many as 27 points and hit 12 of 27 attempts from behind the 3-point arc en route to a 110-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

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Norcross' Meeks returns to boost surging Detroit Pistons

Norcross grad Jodie Meeks’ return from injury coincided with the Detroit Pistons’ surge from an early-season slump

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Peachtree Ridge boys basketball loses tight OT game to Lithonia

Peachtree Ridge lost a tough one to Lithonia in the Blue Collar Basketball showcase

Carter back in lineup, but North Gwinnett falls in Blue Collar Basketball showcase

North Gwinnett fought Greenforest in a close matchup, but the Bulldogs fell in the Blue Collar Basketball MLK Showcase at Peachtree Ridge

Laney holds down Hansbrough, tops Buford in boys basketball

Laney defeated Buford in boys basketball Monday in the Blue Collar Basketball MLK Showcase at Peachtree Ridge

Krossover Classic Roundup: Norcross girls knock off defending Alabama champs

LAWRENCEVILLE – Taylor Mason was already on the recruiting radar, going into the season ranked by ESPN.com as one of the Top 25 sophomores in the country.

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CURTRIGHT: Was the blow-up of the Atlanta Braves necessary?

The offseason wheeling and dealing has left the Atlanta Braves reeling

First-place Mountain View girls get breakthrough win over Norcross

Bears defeat Norcross for first time in 12 tries

Unbeaten Holy Innocents' girls top Wesleyan

PEACHTREE CORNERS — It’s been a long time since the Wesleyan girls — winners of 10 state basketball championships — haven’t been favored to win their own region.

New addition makes impact in Norcross' boys basketball win over Duluth

Both Norcross and Duluth were missing key elements Friday night, but a newcomer for the Blue Devils made a big difference

Norcross stifles Duluth in girls basketball, awaits Mountain View

Norcross defeated Duluth in girls basketball Friday night to set up a first-place showdown with Mountain View on Tuesday

McDonald on roll as Wesleyan awaits No. 1 team

PEACHTREE CORNERS — Nikki McDonald followed up a 25-point game two days earlier with a 26-point outing Thursday night against Lovett.

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Adams coping with adjustment period in NBA

1st-round pick returns home with Memphis

First-round pick returns home with Memphis

High-flying Hawks continue to soar, down Memphis

Atlanta wins sixth in row and 20th in past 22 games

McDonald leads Wesleyan girls to rout of GAC

The Wesleyan and Greater Atlanta Christian girls have had plenty of memorable battles in their long rivalry. Tuesday night’s game wasn’t one of them.

Jamison scores 33 as GAC boys top Wesleyan

Eric Jamison averaged less than six points per game last season as a part-time regular on a Greater Atlanta Christian boys team that went unbeaten while winning its second straight Class AA state championship.

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CURTRIGHT: Smoltz part of clean Baseball Hall of Fame Class, at least we think so

Staff correspondent Guy Curtright shares his thoughts and ballot for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame

Shiloh boys survive against South Gwinnett to stay unbeaten

The scene brought back memories of the Lou Williams glory days of South Gwinnett basketball. Almost every seat was taken and fans lined the railings at the Comets’ gym.

Unbeaten Shiloh boys get test at South

The Archer girls had their perfect season end in Florida at the Naples Holiday Tournament, but Gwinnett County still has one unbeaten high school basketball team.

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TCU hands Ole Miss record Peach Bowl loss

The chant of “SEC! SEC! SEC!” rang out at the Georgia Dome as usual.

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Peach Bowl Notes: Bad ending for Nkemdiche and Rebels

ATLANTA — Robert Nkemdiche, his helmet tilted back on his head, walked slowly off the field ahead of most of his Ole Miss teammates.

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Grayson's Nkemdiche, Ole Miss ready for TCU challenge in Peach Bowl

Grayson grad Robert Nkemdiche and the Ole Miss defense face a major challenge in the Peach Bowl against TCU’s high-powered offense

Berkmar boys basketball to face Laney for tournament title

Host Berkmar defeated Warner Robins in Monday's semifinals of the Nike/BMASP Holiday Hoop Classic

Berkmar boys advance to Holiday Classic semifinals

Durham records double-double in Patriots victory

Durham records double-double in Patriots victory

Hansbrough steps up for Buford boys basketball, which faces Gainesville Friday

Tre Hansbrough and the Buford boys basketball team take on Gainesville and former Wolves standout D’Marcus Simonds on Friday

Despite pass rush needs, Central Gwinnett grad Massaquoi benched by Falcons

Central Gwinnett grad Jonathan Massaquoi has fallen out of the Atlanta Falcons’ rotation at defensive end

Parkview grad Palmer finds niche with Steelers' special teams

Parkview grad Michael Palmer is in his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers