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Scott Smith

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Pawtucket surges past G-Braves again

Pawtucket scored three times in the top of the eighth to break open a 2-2 tie en route to a 5-4 win over Gwinnett in front of 7,416 fans at Coolray Field.

G-Braves beat Clippers thanks to super performances from Castro and Wisler

LAWRENCEVILLE — It was Superhero night at Coolray Field on Saturday, and Daniel Castro came to the rescue for the Gwinnett Braves.

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Wesleyan's James Ramsey waiting on the big-league call

LAWRENCEVILLE — At some point of their career, virtually every player in the minor leagues has been one of the best players on whatever team they were playing.

North Gwinnett baseball splits with Valdosta

SUWANEE — When North Gwinnett needed it most, Adam Corn delivered.

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North Gwinnett girls lax earns first playoff win

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett’s young girls lacrosse program continued to grow up on Tuesday night.

Buford girls soccer sends a message with 11-0 win in state tournament opener

BUFORD — After losing in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs a year ago, the Buford girls made a statement in the opening round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Tuesday night.

Wesleyan boys win Region 6-AA title, girls finish second

NORCROSS — It all came down to the final event for Wesleyan’s girls.

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North Gwinnett tops Mill Creek with last-second goal | PHOTOS

HOSCHTON — Breaking away from its usual home routine, the the seventh-ranked Mill Creek boys opted to wear black jerseys for its key Area 4-AAAAAA home match against No. 6 North Gwinnett on Tuesday.

PREP ROUNDUP: Duluth boys rally to top Meadowcreek soccer 3-2

Recaps of Friday’s prep sports action in Gwinnett County

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Banuelos fans 7 in G-Braves' 5-3 loss to Charlotte

Tuesday night’s game with Gwinnett and Charlotte was strength against strength as the G-Braves pitching sported the third best ERA in the league at 2.14, while Charlotte had the highest team batting average at .296.

G-Braves can't get big hit in loss to Durham

It was a night of missed opportunities for the Gwinnett Braves. Facing Durham in the third game of a four-game set, the G-Braves fell 4-1 in front of 5,372 fans on Saturday night at Coolray Field.

PREP ROUNDUP: Inman, Parkview baseball take down Grayson

Recaps of Monday’s prep acton.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek baseball scores first region win in 12 years

Recap of Friday’s prep action.

PREP ROUNDUP: Sauer no-hits Pace in Wesleyan's 8-0 win

Recap of Tuesday’s prep action.

Mill Creek boys win region opener in PKs

HOSCHTON — Region 7-AAAAA play got underway on Tuesday night with Mill Creek and Duluth squaring off at Mill Creek Community Stadium

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Buford girls' defense locks down Westover in state playoff win | PHOTOS

Buford defeated Westover in the Class AAAA girls basketball state playoffs Friday night

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Kameron King leads Richards to boys middle school county title | PHOTOS

SUWANEE — After the performance of the Richards Middle School boys basketball team on Thursday night, Central Gwinnett’s high school program has a lot to look forward to.

Buford girls crush Heritage in first round of state playoffs

It may have the icy weather, or it may have been playing a sub .500 opponent, but the slow start the Buford girls got off to on Tuesday was not what head coach Gene Durden wanted to see.

Shiloh boys basketball beats Archer in 8-AAAAAA semifinals

Shiloh's boys basketball team defeated Archer in the Region 8-AAAAAA Tournament semifinals

Slow and steady wins the race for Dacula boys over Berkmar

SNELLVILLE — Berkmar and Dacula’s boys manifested their version of the tortoise and the hare, and just like the famous story has told, plodding once again won the race.

Buford boys blaze past Chestatee in region tourney opener

Nine different Wolves scored, led by 17 from Tre Hansbrough, as Buford blazed its way into the Class AAAA state playoffs with a 54-33 win at home over Chestatee in the first round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament.

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Kennedy putback leads Mountain View girls to huge win over Norcross

Bears win first regular-season region championship with last-second defeat of Blue Devils on Friday.

Archer defeats Brookwood in Area 8-AAAAAA duals final

LAWRENCEVILLE — After competing in prestigious national tournaments over the holidays, Archer was finally able to wrestle in a dual event at home on Saturday in the Area 8-AAAAAA duals.

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Shiloh girls win Grayson Ram Classic

Shiloh defeated host Grayson to win the Grayson Ram Classic on Tuesday

Grayson boys defeat Heritage, reach tourney finals

Grayson's boys basketball team defeated Heritage in the semifinals Monday at the Grayson Ram Classic

Burton, Grayson girls basketball team reach championship game

Grayson's girls basketball team defeated Cedar Shoals on Monday to reach the finals of the Grayson Ram Classic

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Shiloh girls fend off feisty North in battle of youthful teams | PHOTOS

Both head coaches for North Gwinnett and Shiloh girls acknowledged their respective teams are young, but both squads came away with what may prove to be valuable experience after their game on Saturday.

Duluth pulls away in fourth to top Peachtree Ridge

Wildcats (8-1, 3-0) close out game with a 19-13 run

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Stout defense carries Buford back to state championship game | PHOTOS

Buford’s defense was strong again Friday night in a semifinal victory at Cartersville

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Grayson hoops sweeps Brookwood to open region play

SNELLVILLE - Brookwood and Grayson opened their Region 8-AAAAAA schedule against each other on Tuesday night with the Rams going home with wins in both the girls and boys games.

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Buford wins matchup of traditional powers, tops Marist | PHOTOS

Buford stifled Marist’s triple-option attack Friday in a Class AAAA state quarterfinal showdown

Buford boys basketball beat Walton 56-52 in season opener

The Wolves received points from five different players and erupted for 26 points in the fourth quarter, erasing a 16-point deficit from the third quarter to come back and nip Walton 56-52 in Buford’s season opener in the Jared Cook Tipoff Classic at North Gwinnett on Saturday night.

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Buford takes apart Mary Persons in 2nd-round rout | PHOTOS

During warm-ups in the minutes before kickoff, a few of the Mary Persons players crossed the 50-yard line into Buford territory, leading to a brief exchange of words at midfield.

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Central Gwinnett shuts down North Gwinnett, pulls off shocking playoff upset | PHOTOS

Central Gwinnett upset Region 7-AAAAAA champion North Gwinnett in the Class AAAAAA first round on Friday

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North Gwinnett clinches 7-AAAAAA title with win over Mountain View

North Gwinnett fought off feisty Mountain View on Friday night to clinch the Region 7-AAAAAA championship

North Gwinnett beats Meadowcreek, gains edge in region title chase

Sporting all black uniforms and playing on a field decorated in orange and black to celebrate Halloween, Meadowcreek couldn’t put a scare into North Gwinnett as the Bulldogs treated themselves to a 50-6 win at Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

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Archer, Dacula both on a roll entering region showdown

The Archer and Dacula football teams are both on hot streaks entering Friday’s showdown

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Rivals Collins Hill, Peachtree Ridge ready for critical game

Major playoff implications surround the matchup of rivals Collins Hill and Peachtree Ridge

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North Gwinnett gives county first volleyball finalist in the largest class

North Gwinnett made volleyball history for its home county Wednesday with a Class AAAAAA semifinal win over Johns Creek

Lanier Longhorns power back to beat Salem

Despite coming into Friday night’s game against Salem undefeated, many of Lanier’s wins weren’t easy, with the Longhorns having to perservere through multiple obstacles along the way.

Ablan K's nine as Brookwood nips South Forsyth 2-1 to reach Elite Eight

Brookwood-South Forsyth Game 3 story.

North Gwinnett smokes Douglas County in second round of volleyball playoffs

In the early stages of Game 2, North Gwinnett and Douglas County had its play halted due to the fire alarm going off.

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Ablan, Brookwood roll past first-timer Mountain View in state softball | PHOTOS

The Bear hitters put forth a patient approach at the plate in order to make Amanda Ablan work, but the UGA commit and the Bronco bats proved to be too strong.

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Harwood's game-winning field goal lifts Lanier over Gainesville | PHOTOS

Lanier scores huge region victory on late field goal by Mason Harwood

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North Gwinnett bounces back for 7-AAAAAA volleyball title

Bulldogs win fifth straight area crown

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Collins Hill shakes off slow start, romps past Meadowcreek | PHOTOS

Collins Hill bounced back from a tough region loss to defeat Meadowcreek

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Lanier tops Flowery Branch for another big region win | PHOTOS

A week after winning at Clarke Central, Lanier dispatched of Flowery Branch in 8-AAAAA football Friday night

Milton shuts out defending champ Norcross

Blue Devils held to 97 yards of offense in 26-0 rout that stops Norcross’ 14-game winning streak

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High-octane Mill Creek Hawks rip West Forsyth

Mill Creek ran away with a 65-27 win over West Forsyth, putting an ease to some of the sting felt by last week’s loss in the Corky Kell Classic to Colquitt County.

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Lanier tops Lambert for Mobbs' first victory as head coach

Lanier vs. Lambert in high school football