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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

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2014 Hebron Christian Football Preview

An in-depth look at the 2014 Hebron Christian football team

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2014 Winder-Barrow Football Preview

An in-depth look at the 2014 Winder-Barrow football team

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2014 Mountain View Football Preview

An in-depth look at the 2014 Mountain View football team

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2014 Apalachee Football Preview

An in-depth look at the 2014 Apalachee football team

G-Braves set for doubleheader after rainout

The Triple-A debut for pitcher Aaron Northcraft was a short one on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t the Toledo bats that brought his start to an early end.

Terdoslavich walk-off gives Gwinnett Braves a much-needed win

The Gwinnett Braves opened up a 10-game homestand with a victory thanks to Joey Terdoslavich's heroics

G-Braves end three-game slide with win over Clippers

Offense gets back on track, bullpen shines as Gwinnett slips past the Columbus Clippers on Friday night

Big inning late dooms G-Braves in loss to Norfolk

Gwinnett overcomes one deficit Friday night against the Tides, but Norfolk posts huge ninth inning for victory

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Buford Wolves bitten by defending champs in state semifinal series

Cartersville bounced back from a 3-0 deficit with an inspired effort to take the series with a 7-5 win against Buford

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Buford baseball splits, Cartersville coach ejected for video violation | PHOTOS

Buford split its Class AAA semifinal series Monday and Cartersville will play Game 3 without its head coach, who was ejected and received an automatic two-game suspension

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Grayson girls have first half wiped out in soccer semis

Instead of waiting to see if the second delay would clear, officials didn’t take long to pull the plug on the match, wiping out what was a 3-2 lead for the Rams.

Buford pitching dominates again

Jake Higginbotham was nearly perfect in the opener as the lefty went all seven innings with just two hits, no walks and 15 strikeouts as the Wolves (27-2) blanked the Golden Lions 7-0.

Buford girls fall to Blessed Trinity

Blessed Trinity came into the match ranked second in AAA, while Buford was ranked No. 3. When the dust had settled after Wednesday night’s match, it was Blessed Trinity celebrating a trip to the quarterfinals after a 3-1 win over the Wolves.

Parkview baseball splits first-round doubleheader with West Forsyth

Defending state champion Parkview squeaked out a win in Game 1, but couldn't complete the first-round sweep as the visitors took Game 2

Defending champs Parkview girls solid in soccer playoff opener

Parkview (17-2) held the War Eagles to just four shots on goal, none of those which were serious threats, and continually frustrated the South Forsyth offense by challenging every possession in Parkview territory.

South Gwinnett boys soccer upends No. 6 Lambert in playoffs first round

Facing sixth-ranked Lambert in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs, South took a 2-1 lead in the middle of the second half and held off a furious charge in the closing minutes to come away with a 2-1 win.

Bears topple Norcross in baseball

The win pushed the Bears to 19-4 overall and 10-3 in the region, keeping Mountain View with at least a share of the region lead.

Freshman lead Mill Creek Hawks past North Gwinnett

Turley (1-1) wasn’t dominating as he only struck out one, but his effeciency and control (77 pitches, two walks) of two pitches were more than enough to keep the North hitters off balance.

Buford girls dominate Woodward

Behind another smothering defensive effort, Buford overcame a bit of a slow start of its own and outmuscled Woodward Academy 62-45 in the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs.

Rams' first playoff run comes to abrupt end

After setting a school record for wins in one season with 22 and reaching the state playoffs for the first time, Graysons’ boys postseason debut came to a quick end as the Rams fell 78-58 at Lambert on Saturday night in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

South Forsyth overpowers South Gwinnett girls in state tournament

South Gwinnett had a rough Class AAAAAA state tournament opener Friday night, losing at South Forsyth

Lion girls, Storm boys end losing skids

Hebron girls, which had dropped its last three, got off to a fast start against Region 8-A rival Providence only to see the Storm surge back before holding on for a 43-39 win, putting to rest a three-game losing skid. On the boys side, Providence hit nine 3-pointers to pull away for a 66-57 win, avenging losses it suffered in the last three meetings against Hebron.

Collins Hill boys win again at buzzer (WITH VIDEO)

Devin Mitchell buried a long 3-pointer from the left wing as time expired to lift Collins Hill to a thrilling 46-45 win over Peachtree Ridge on Saturday night.

PREP ROUNDUP: Caver's 24 points lead North boys to tourney win

Recap of Friday’s prep action.

PREP ROUNDUP: Berkmar boys edge Central 65-59

Recap of Tuesday’s prep action.

Bears win physical game over Hawks

In what is quickly becoming one of the county’s best rivalries, Mountain View and Mill Creek squared off for the first time this season with the Bears battling back for a physical 46-43 win.

PREP ROUNDUP: Mill Creek girls nip North 51-50

Recap of Friday’s prep action.

Defensive revival turns around Norcross season

Blue Devils playing their best on defense in the postseason

PREP ROUNDUP: Mountain View girls get first win ever over Bulldogs

Recap of Tuesday’s prep action.

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Defense leads Buford to win over Carver

Carver vs. Buford in the third round of the Class AAA state football playoffs

PREP ROUNDUP: Dacula boys stay unbeaten with win over Johnson

Recap of Tuesday’s prep action.

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Lanier football's breakout season has tough ending against Alexander

Alexander vs. Lanier in the second round of the Class AAAA state football playoffs

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Sphire returns in North Gwinnett's rout of Milton

North Gwinnett vs. Milton in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state football playoffs

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Bulldogs power past Appalachian State

In a season that Georgia has had to fight tooth and nail for every win, the Bulldogs were finally able to put one in cruise control.

GEORGIA NOTES: Dacula's Cox kept in check

Appalachian State running back and Dacula alum Marcus Cox has made quite an impression in his freshman season, coming into Saturday’s game with 857 yards on the ground with nine TDs.

Buford tops North Hall for 7-AAA title

Buford vs. North Hall high school football

Young Lanier clinches first football playoff berth

Lanier vs. Lumpkin County high school football

Fuller, Lanier beat Stephens, close in on first playoff berth

Stephens County vs. Lanier high school football

North Gwinnett can't solve Johns Creek once again

Facing Johns Creek in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs, North found itself in a 2-0 hole and couldn’t fight its way out of it.

Norcross volleyball digs too deep a hole vs. Etowah

Norcross vs. Etowah in state volleyball

North sweeps Milton to open playoffs

The North Gwinnett bats collected 24 hits while the Bulldog pitchers surrendered just one run as North (25-4) swept Milton in two games (9-0 and 8-1) to open up the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

PREP ROUNDUP: Felt pitches shutout in Mill Creek's 8-0 win

A recap of Tuesday’s prep sports action.