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Norcross holds off Rockdale to win area volleyball title

Rockdale came into Saturday's final off a hard-fought three-game win over Shiloh, including a nail-biting loss in the second game with a score that ended in the 30s for both teams.

Broncos top rival Parkview for area volleyball championship

Brookwood came into Saturday's area volleyball tournament with an undefeated record in 7-AAAAAA and a trip to state secured after beating Grayson on Wednesday.

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Ellis rushes Peachtree Ridge past Mountain View

With Peachtree Ridge running back Walden Davis out Friday with an injury, the Lions had to turn more to Jordan Ellis to get their ground game going. The junior responded with a huge game.

GEORGIA NOTES: 'Gurshall' held in check by Carolina

Georgia's standout freshman running back tandem of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, dubbed by some as “Gurshall,” didn't have the breakout performance that Marcus Lattimore did in this game two years ago as a rookie.

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Gamecocks crush Bulldogs 35-7 to take control of SEC East

COLUMBIA, S.C .-- South Carolina showed up in Saturday's battle of top 10 SEC teams. Georgia looked like it never got off the bus and was nearly held scoreless for the first time in 18 years.. The Gamecocks rolled to 21 points in the first quarter and never looked back

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Flowery Branch rallies past Apalachee

Apalachee's defense came to play Friday, holding the aerial attack of Flowery Branch in check for the first half and helping the team build a 14-3 lead.

North's James helps Vols hold Georgia sackless

Tennessee's Tyler Bray managed to stay upright for most of the game Saturday. The junior quarterback wasn't sacked and wasn't severely pressured until the fourth quarter in Georgia's 51-44 win Saturday.

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Georgia holds on to win shootout with Tennessee

Georgia came out on fire early Saturday night, but miscues on defense and special teams continually kept Tennessee in the game. However, when crunch time came for the defense, it stepped up with three crucial takeaways.

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Wesleyan tops Mill Creek in finals to reclaim county volleyball title

Wesleyan beat Mill Creek 25-22, 25-18 to claim volleyball title at Gwinnett County Championships.

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Mountain View grounds out region win over Habersham

Mountain View continually shot itself in the foot in the first half, compiling 11 penalties in the first 24 minutes. But with some good defense and a late touchdown before the break, the Bears were able to build a cushion that led to their first Region 7-AAAAAA win.

Silverbacks knock off first-place Scorpions

San Antonio came to town with a chance to clinch first place in the NASL regular season, but it was Atlanta that played like the team with a title on the line.

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Georgia Notebook: Gurley, Marshall make statements with 100-yard games

Todd Gurley put up 100 yards rushing in his first game at Georgia. On Saturday, he duplicated that feat and was joined by Keith Marshall, his fellow freshman in the backfield.

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Georgia sets new offensive yardage record in rout of FAU

ATHENS -- Georgia's defense was a little sluggish in the first half, but the offense was good enough to keep putting points on the board and eventually distance the Bulldogs from Florida Atlantic.. Aaron Murray passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and the freshman tandem of Todd

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Grizzlies easily handle Bob Jones 2-0

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Berkmar grad Martin Lugo stuck a goal home 15 minutes into the game Saturday, and Jose Figueroa added a score later in the half to lead the Georgia Gwinnett College men's soccer team past Bob Jones University 2-0.. Lugo collected a loose ball headed in his direction from

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Wilson scores 3 TDs in Buford rout of Hancock Central

Dontravious Wilson rushes for three touchdowns off 13 carries for 138 yards as Wolves bounce back with win

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Scales runs big in GAC's 31-21 win over Apalachee

Kyle Scales rushed for four touchdowns and 251 yards on 29 carries Friday in Greater Atlanta Christian's 31-21 win at Apalachee.. Scales, a senior running back, was consistent throughout the game with big runs when the Spartans (3-0) needed them. He busted off a 63-yard TD run

Duluth rallies past Berkmar in a close game

After falling behind by a touchdown in the third quarter on Friday, Duluth stormed back in the fourth with a pair of touchdowns to beat Berkmar 22-15.

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Grizzlies men, women put on offensive show in inaugural soccer games

Georgia Gwinnett College's soccer teams put on offensive showcases, won first sporting events in program history.

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GGC soccer teams ready for historic debuts Saturday

Men's and women's teams play college's first-ever intercollegiate games this weekend.

Grizzlies display offense at first-ever scrimmage

Mill Creek's Mruk among GGC players making debuts Saturday

Norcross' Rehmann, Yost shine at Bulldog Dash 5K

North Gwinnett kicked off its athletic calendar with the 14th annual Bulldog Dash 5K on Saturday morning, but it was a couple of Norcross runners who made their marks with the fastest paces

Carr nets game-winner in Silverbacks' win over Strikers

ATLANTA -- Central grad Borfor Carr came to the Silverbacks early this year and has seen all of the almost wins and losing streaks up close. With a team full of newcomers under interim coach Eric Wynalda, he is one player who has stayed on the field despite the influx

Joccupation hosting roundtable Saturday for former athletes

Former athletes will have a chance this weekend to get together and discuss the transition between their old and new lives at a roundtable Saturday.. Joccupation.com, Prime Restaurant and S.C.O.R.E. are teaming up for the roundtable discussion, called "The Transition," at 3 p.m. Saturday at Prime Restaurant at Lenox

Back-to-back goals end Silverbacks' win streak

Sixty three minutes into Saturday's game, Atlanta had been winning most of the good chances on goal, including a shot off the post. But in the next two minutes, the game completely changed.

Rejuvenated Silverbacks get first home win of year

Again the Silverbacks were up a pair of goals late in a game and conceded a late goal that kept their opponent in the game. But this time, Atlanta held strong and didn't give up an equalizer.

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Carr uses friends, faith to make it as a soccer pro

Most athletes in the United States will get into a sport because it's the most enjoyable, a great way to have fun outside or maybe because their parents played it. For Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder Borfor "Buff" Carr, it was mainly to keep his mind off the horrors of civil war

Wynalda hopes to give Silverbacks fresh start

With the team mired in a one-win season at the bottom of the NASL standings, Eric Wynalda looks for turnaround as Silverbacks' interim coach.

Lawrenceville's Addlery leads Islanders past Silverbacks

Tied 1-1 at halftime, the Silverbacks came out in the second half against an Islanders team that arrived in town very early Saturday morning.

Record crowd watches Silverbacks fall 2-0 to Carolina

ATLANTA -- Thanks in part to a free ticket giveaway, Atlanta Silverbacks Park was over capacity Saturday with more than 6,000 fans in attendance. But the increased cheering wasn't enough to propel the team to a win.. Zach Schlawski and Brian Ackley scored late goals in the first and second

Shorthanded Silverbacks top Edmonton for first win of year

Ciaran O'Brien and Shane Moroney scored first-half goals, and the defense held off Edmonton enough for the Silverbacks to clinch a 2-1 victory, the team's first of the season.

Silverbacks to play Open Cup game in Seattle after deal with Sounders

After the Atlanta Silverbacks won their second-round U.S. Open Cup match Tuesday against the Georgia Revolution in Conyers, most fans expected the Seattle Sounders of MLS to come to town for the May 30 third-round matchup as the tournament schedule had indicated.. But apparently the Sounders made the

Silverbacks hold off aggressive Revolution to move on in Open Cup

CONYERS -- With a chance to make a name for themselves U.S. Open Cup, the Georgia Revolution came out playing hard Tuesday night. But when the game was over, the more-experienced Silverbacks came out on top.. Raphael Cox scored in the 61st minute to put Atlanta up, and the

Antoniuk's goals lead Rowdies past Silverbacks

ATLANTA -- Just call Daniel Antoniuk a gorilla killer.. The former Silverback scored his second and third goals against his former team this year, Mike Ambersley added an important late goal for the Rowdies, and Tampa Bay got past Atlanta 3-2 on Saturday.. "Every time I'm here I seem to

Edmonton deals Silverbacks second straight loss

An early goal by Edmonton and a red card on Atlanta early in the second half helped send the Silverbacks to their second straight defeat 2-0 on Saturday.

Stars score two late goals to tie Silverbacks 3-3

ATLANTA -- After dropping four contests to the Stars last year by a combined 9-1 margin, the Silverbacks were up two goals late in position to knock off the defending champions Saturday.. But Devin Del Do scored for Minnesota in the 88th minute, and Justin Davis ripped a 40-yard

Navia's late goal gives Silverbacks tie with Tampa Bay

ATLANTA -- Former Silverbacks forward Daniel Antoniuk looked like he was going to be the hero against Atlanta on Saturday. Reinaldo Navia had other plans.. The Chilean headed home a pass from Lucas Paulini in the 87th minute, sending the crowd of 3,261 into a frenzy and tying the game

Silverbacks add Central grad Carr to midfield

Borfor "Buff" Carr, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder who played for Central Gwinnett, has joined the Atlanta Silverbacks, the club announced Friday.

Silverbacks show signs of life in opening-game tie

Atlanta plays expansion squad San Antonio to 0-0 tie in opening game of NASL season.

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Silverbacks overhaul team seeking more wins in 2012

Soccer club brought in new coach, players this offseason

Taking an optimistic look at the upcoming season, it can only get better for the Atlanta Silverbacks.

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Bulldogs finish the drill for SEC East title

ATHENS -- The game was as ugly as Lee Corso's mouth when he dropped an F-bomb at the end of ESPN's "College GameDay" earlier in the day. But all that matters for Georgia is it can now book a trip to the SEC Championship Game in December.

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Bulldogs finish the drill for SEC East title

Georgia beat Kentucky to clinch the SEC East division title and a berth in the SEC championship game in Atlanta.

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Silverbacks, Irapuato give fans entertaining soccer on chilly night

ATLANTA -- Mexican soccer star Cuauthemoc Blanco and his Irapuato FC team brought some soccer talent to Georgia on Wednesday, but the Silverbacks showed they can play the game, too.

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Silverbacks, Irapuato give fans entertaining soccer on chilly night

Silverbacks drop exhibition game to Irapuato FC 1-0

Michael Buckelew: Steve Jobs' impact on the world...and me

Steve Jobs' impact on the world, and me. Such a statement about any given person is usually hard to back up. But as I have thought about this the past few days since Jobs' death, it's not that hard to defend his place in history.. I was born two years

Michael Buckelew: Steve Jobs' impact on the world...and me

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Silverbacks handed 4-0 loss in season finale

Minnesota came out like a team fighting for a playoff spot. Atlanta came out like a team already eliminated from the NASL postseason race. Ryan Pore scored three goals Saturday night to lead the Impact (9-11-8) past the Silverbacks (4-20-4) 4-0 in the regular season finale for both sides.

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Edmonton shuts out Atlanta for second time

FC Edmonton had been outscored 7-0 in league games, 11-0 overall, since a 1-0 win over the Silverbacks on April 16. But in the 69th minute Saturday, its dry spell was over.

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Silverbacks suffer hard home loss

Another game that looked like at least a draw and a point for the Silverbacks, another game that ended in a 2-1 loss on a late goal.

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Silverbacks lose season opener

Jimmy Maurer got the start in goal for the Atlanta Silverbacks on Saturday, but a free kick in second half stoppage time went through his hands and into the net, resulting in a 2-1 heartbreaking loss against the NSC Minnesota Stars in front of 3,543 fans.

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Men's soccer revived in area

It's been nearly two and a half years, but men's pro soccer is back in town. Much about the Atlanta Silverbacks, who open their season Saturday, has changed since the franchise last played a game here in 2008.