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Scott Smith

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Henderson, Eagles pull away from Bears after halftime

Collins Hill improves to 4-0 for the first time since 2009

No letup for top-ranked North over Meadowcreek

Meadowcreek no match for No. 1 North Gwinnett

Buford whips Gainesville in battle of state champs

Wolves dominate line of scrimmage for big road victory

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Collins Hill silences Central Gwinnett 22-0

Collins Hill vs. Central Gwinnett

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Lincoln holds on against resilient Comets

With only five returning starters from last year’s 9-3 squad, South Gwinnett head coach John Small knew this season would begin with a young and largely inexperienced group.

PREP ROUNDUP: Archer beats Cherokee and Sonoraville in tournament

Recap of Friday’s prep action

PREP ROUNDUP: Peachtree Ridge tops Mountain View 10-9 in eight innings

Recap of Tuesday’s prep action

PREP ROUNDUP: Wesleyan softball wins two in tournament

Recap of Friday night’s prep action

Prep Roundup: Shiloh opens region play with 9-1 win over Central

A look at Thursday’s Gwinnett prep action

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G-Braves' bullpen succumbs to Bats

For seven innings, Gwinnett's Tuesday night game with Louisville was a pitcher's duel. But once the starters were gone, the offense for Louisville did what the G-Braves couldn't.

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Defense preserves Parkview's 2-1 win

LILBURN -- Parkview girls head coach Judson Hamby spent the final minutes of Tuesday night's Class AAAAAA semifinal match holding his breath, thanks in part to the furious rally put together by South Forsyth.. But as it has all postseason, the Parkview defense made plays when it was challenged, helping

Blalock comes up big for Lions' boys; girls lose to Fellowship

DACULA -- Hebron keeper Noah Blalock was barely tested on Friday night in the Lions' quarterfinal match of the Class A state playoffs at home against Fellowship Christian School.. But in the final seconds of overtime, Blalock was finally challenged by the Fellowship offense, and the Lions keeper came up

South ousted from playoffs by Lambert

Comets can't follow up stunning upset of Lassiter with another postseason victory

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Grayson knocked out of playoffs by Roswell

HOSCHTON -- The persistent rain from the past weekend put Grayson and Roswell in a holding pattern, so much so that the field at Grayson was still unplayable on Tuesday.. That prompted a scramble to find a suitable venue, with the two teams finally lining up at Mill Creek on

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Hood's walk-off blast sends Parkview to second round

Defending state champions survive three-game series with visiting Etowah

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Parkview forces Game 3 with big 7th inning

LILBURN -- With its back up against the wall, Parkview showed a resilience that head coach Chan Brown's group has shown so many times.. After dropping its opening Class AAAAAA playoff game 11-6, the Panthers were three outs away from elimination in Game 2, but rallied to put seven runs

Duluth's playoff return ends quickly

After a six-year absence from postseason competition, Duluth boys soccer head coach Greg Tavani was hopeful that his team could make a big statement in this year's Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

North girls persevere to prevail in PKs

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett head coach Corban Cofer was happy about one thing after his girls faced ninth-ranked Lambert in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs on Tuesday night.. His team will have practice today, a reality that very nearly slipped away.. North squandered a two

Collins Hill misses chance to make playoffs

For Collins Hill, the formula was simple -- win its regular-season finale at Mill Creek and the Eagles would earn a spot in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs as the fourth seed out of Region 7-AAAAAA.

Allred shines in PKs as Hawks win region crown

SUWANEE -- Mill Creek girls head coach Brent Leitsch doesn't need someone to keep up with how many saves his keeper records during a match.. As a former keeper himself, he habitually keeps track of them in his head.. On Friday night, his keeper Rachel Allred gave him plenty to

G-Braves sweep doubleheader against Charlotte

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves continued their strong start to 2013 with a doubleheader sweep of Charlotte, beating the Knights 6-4 and 2-1 on Saturday night in front of 6,311 fans at Coolray Field.. The first game was a combination of pitching and hitting. Marietta native and starting pitcher David

G-Braves claim opener 5-4 over Charlotte

LAWRENCEVILLE --Thursday's rainout meant that Gwinnett Braves fans had to wait one more day for the season opener, but as it turned out, the wait was worth it.. Tyler Pastornicky went 4-for-4, catcher Matt Pagnozzi delivered a big two-run single and Andrew Russell delivered two scoreless innings

Improved weather greets G-Braves at opener

LAWRENCEVILLE -- With rain, wind and a high barely topping 40 degrees on Thursday, the decision to postpone the Gwinnett Braves' season opener one more day may have been a bit painful, but the 24-hour delay was certainly worth the wait.. Under bluebird skies, a gentle breeze out toward

Frerking, Wolves roll past Bremen

NORCROSS -- Despite posting a convincing 75-27 win over Bremen on Friday night in the second round of the Class AA state tournament, Wesleyan's girls were dealing with some mixed emotions after the game.. The bright spot certainly was the victory, one that sends the Wolves (25-4) one step closer

Meadowcreek boys oust Chattahoochee in OT

Meadowcreek boys head coach Billy Davis acknowledged his team has been involved in a lot of tight contests this season, usually ending up on the short end.

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North girls bulldoze Lambert in first round

North Gwinnett started fast and finished strong in its opening game of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs with a solid 67-30 win over Lambert on Tuesday night.

Buford boys reach region finals

Behind a physical, smothering defensive attack, Buford held Dawson County to single digits in three of the four quarters to come away with a 56-30 win over the Tigers on Friday night at North Hall High School.

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Norcross stops Collins Hill to win region

SUWANEE -- The formula for Norcross' boys was simple on Friday night -- win their regular season finale against Collins Hill and capture the regular season title.. As it turned out, it was anything but simple.. Using a pair of key defensive stands in the final 11.6 seconds, Norcross held

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Dacula boys bounce back to outlast Mill Creek

Dacula boys head coach Russ Triaga was very open about how poorly his team played on Friday night in a loss to Central Gwinnett.

North hoops sweeps Mill Creek

After securing a pair of Region 7-AAAAAA wins on Friday night over Collins Hill, the North Gwinnett basketball program logged two more region wins on Saturday.

Buford boys battle to big region win

When Buford's boys played at East Hall back on Dec. 11, the Wolves came away with an easy 102-60 win. Points were a lot more difficult to come by for the Wolves in the rematch on Wednesday night, but Buford (6-5, 3-0) found just enough for a 59-57 win.

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Quick start leads Mountain View girls to tourney title

After completing first semester final exams a couple weeks ago before Christmas break, Central Gwinnett and Mountain View girls had one more final on Saturday night.

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Lanier boys fall in rematch with Lambert at own tourney

SUGAR HILL — After falling to Lambert in the finals of the Lanier Holiday Tournament a year ago, Lanier’s boys had a chance at revenge on Saturday night.

LANIER TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Longhorns get title game rematch

Mountain View girls also reach championship game with victory

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Central pulls ahead to beat Lanier 56-36

After Central Gwinnett's game with Lanier on Friday night in the semifinals of the Lanier Christmas Classic, girls basketball coach Jason Adams acknowledged that his team got off to a slow start.

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Lanier sweeps Winder in Holiday Classic

The Lanier Holiday Classic got off to a good start for the host school as both Lanier's boys and girls teams posted wins in the opening game on Thursday night.

Mill Creek gives Collins Hill boys first region loss

Hawks spoil Eagles' return home with 56-53 win on Shaw's buzzer-beater

Mitchell's 27 leads Eagles to big win at Duluth

Wildcats down Collins Hill in the girls matchup

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Offense struggles in North's season-ending loss to Lovejoy

North Gwinnett had faced adversity all season, everything from adjusting to several new assistant coaches, a rigorous Region 7-AAAAAA schedule and more injuries head coach Bob Sphire would like to talk about.

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Norcross turns to reserves in win over Mill Creek

After opening its season with one win and one loss last week in the City of Rivers Shootout in Jacksonville, Fla., Norcross' boys returned to Georgia with a 60-53 win over Mill Creek on Tuesday

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Parkview pulls off OT win over West Forsyth

Taking a look back at the scores of Parkview's wins from this season, one is quick to notice that virtually every one was close.

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Collins Hill falls in 66-41 shootout with West Forsyth

Collins Hill head coach Kevin Reach wasn't surprised that his first round Class AAAAAA playoff game at West Forsyth was a high scoring affair. He just wasn't expecting both teams to combine to break the 100-point mark.

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Collins Hill boys kick off season with win over Central

Collins Hill's boys basketball team may have started last season 0-8, but the Eagles made sure this year's campaign won't be a repeat of that.

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Grayson pulls away to beat rival Brookwood, earn top seed

When the final horn sounded, Grayson head coach Mickey Conn knew that his team would be home for the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs next week.

Buford wins with 'fast and physical' style

Buford started fast and finished strong on Friday night as the Wolves powered their way to a 49-6 win over East Hall.

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Norcross beats Peachtree Ridge, secures region title

With its big win over North Gwinnett earlier this season, Norcross had the inside track on the Region 7-AAAAAA title.

Hebron sweeps Calvary Day in playoffs

DACULA -- One thing Hebron head volleyball coach Judy Conner is proud of is the amount of support her team receives from the community and the school's student body.. Tuesday's second-round match in the Class A state playoffs was no exceptions as the large, vocal crowd was treated to

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Eighth-ranked North coasts to easy victory

Habersham no match for Bulldogs in lopsided, 7-AAAAAA game

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Broncos finish off South in volleyball

SNELLVILLE -- Although only separated by a few miles, Brookwood and South Gwinnett found themselves placed in different areas for the 2012 volleyball season as a result of reclassification and realignment.. With Brookwood winning Area 7-AAAAAA and South taking the fourth seed from Area 8-AAAAAA, the cross-town

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Wilson, Buford run past White County

White County head coach Bill Ballard never got a chance to face Buford during his four-year tenure at Peachtree Ridge.