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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.

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