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Steve Argo

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Crowds pack Lawrenceville for fireworks at annual Prelude to the Fourth | PHOTOS

People came from near and far to experience fireworks at the Ninth Annual Prelude to the Fourth celebration on a cool and comfortable Thursday night in historic downtown Lawrenceville.

G-Braves fall to Charlotte 10-6 in rain-shortened outing

Game called in seventh inning after persistent downpour

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Sugar Hill looks to expand with gym, pool

Sugar Hill looks to expand with gym, pool

G-Braves rebound for doubleheader split with Mud Hens

Gwinnett right-hander Cody Martin held Toledo on just one run on three hits and the Braves used the home-run ball to knock off the Mud Hens 7-1 in a seven-inning game Wednesday night at Coolray Field.

Scouts come out to GGC to see Georgia's best prep players

The future of high school, college and professional baseball is on display this week as the 11th annual Georgia Dugout Club’s Top 100 Finals/Border Wars takes place at the Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzly Baseball Complex.

Bats rally in ninth to stun G-Braves

It took a matter of 24 hours for Gwinnett pitcher James Hoyt to experience a thrilling victory and an agonizing defeat after his call-up from Double-A Mississippi on Thursday.

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Swim league hosts Toys For Tots event at home meet

A local Gwinnett County Swim League team is starting its Christmas work early, collecting toys for Toys for Tots at Thursday’s swim meet.

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Local company ready for summer, National Flip Flop Day

Local shoe manufacturer Okabashi will celebrate National Flip Flop Day with a factory sale on Friday that will feature hundreds of clearance styles with prices as low as $5.

Diamond DeShields headed to Tennessee

Less than two months after announcing her intention to transfer from the University of North Carolina, Diamond DeShields has landed at the University of Tennessee and will continue her basketball career and education with the Vols.

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Falcons go fishing with wounded veterans

On Wednesday Falcons players, coaches, cheerleaders and alumni from the organization were on hand at Lake Lanier to join with wounded military veterans.

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Local veteran and his family given new home | PHOTOS

PulteGroup presented a newly-built, mortgage-free home to Sgt. Perry Haley and his family in the Barrington Estates subdivision in Sugar Hill.

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Beer lovers enjoy warm weather, cool beverages at BeerFest Duluth

Twenty breweries representing over 200 brands of beer were featured as beer lovers from the around the area came to sample the brews.

Long ball bites G-Braves against Columbus

The Clippers blasted three home runs in a 9-4 win Wednesday night at Coolray Field.

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Swim team kicks off season with 'Orange Out' childhood cancer fundraiser | PHOTOS

The third annual “Orange Out Swim 4 Cure” event was held by the Manta Rays during its season-opening dual meet with the Thunderbolts out of the Peachtree Ridge cluster.

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Run by Greater Atlanta Christian, Shelton ends with Game 3 loss

Benedictine defeated Greater Atlanta Christian in the deciding game of the Class AA state baseball finals, ending the long tenure of Spartan head coach Cliff Shelton

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GAC's magical run goes to Game 3 after split with Benedictine

Greater Atlanta Christian’s baseball team has been grinding its way through the Class AA state playoffs and the Spartans will have to dig deep one more if they’re going to capture the state title.

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Fur Circus mascots to perform at Coolray Field

Started four years ago by six friends – Rob Montepare, Jeff Childers, James Wood, Jonathan Nation, Jeremy Legg and Melvin Banks – who saw the need to provide a complete, fresh and different entertainment act in the sports environment, Fur Circus hit the scene and it’s been full steam ahead ever since.

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Falcons team up with 'Challenged Child and Friends' to raise money | PHOTOS

Small children standing side-by-side with grown men in Atlanta Falcons’ jerseys at a bowling alley can make for an interesting sight. But when it’s for a great cause, the scene looks totally normal.

GAC's sparkling run continues with 1-0 defeat of Westminster

Pitching and defense were the keys on Tuesday in GAC’s victory. The Spartans move on to the state championship best-of-three series at Benedictine, the No. 1 seed from Region 2-AA, starting on Saturday.

GAC, Westminster baseball series headed to Game 3

Justin Lewis delivered a Game 1 victory for Greater Atlanta Christian, but Westminster rebounded in the nightcap to earn a split in the Class AA Final Four

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Brookwood boys triumph over Mill Creek in OT to win state soccer title | PHOTOS

Alfredo Rivera’s drive through the Mill Creek defense and eventual game-winning shot into the upper left corner with 3:38 to go in the first of two five-minute overtimes was the difference maker.

Buford Wolves clinch quarterfinal baseball series despite downpour

But when it was all said and done, No. 2 Buford took the deciding game against top-ranked Pike County by a 4-1 score in the rain-shortened, five-inning contest and clinched the series.

Mill Creek boys rock Harrison in 5-0 soccer semifinal win

Mill Creek had scored the first goal in each of its’ first three Class AAAAAA boys’ soccer state tournament games and gone on to victory en route to a semifinal showdown with Harrison.

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Unbeaten Brookwood boys shut out Lassiter for state tennis title

Brookwood blanks Lassiter in tennis finals

The Brookwood boys’ tennis team completed a tremendous run in the Class AAAAAA state tournament with a 3-0 win over Lassiter in the championship match Saturday afternoon at the Clayton County International Park Tennis Center.

GAC girls roll into state soccer semis with another dominating performance

Class AA’s top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian girls’ soccer team continued on its quest for another state title as the Spartans rolled past East Laurens 10-0 in a state tournament quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon.

Walton eliminates Mill Creek from the girls lacrosse playoffs

No. 3-ranked Walton overpowered host Mill Creek in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals on Friday

Mill Creek boys soccer advances to first-ever Final Four

Mill Creek pulled away late Friday night for a victory over Hillgrove in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals

Lanier girls suffer heartbreaking playoff loss to Alexander

For Alexander, that one goal came and produced a nail-biting 1-0 victory to send the Cougars into the quarterfinals on Saturday to meet Locust Grove, a 3-2 winner over Cairo.

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Lanier gets hot in sweep of LaGrange | PHOTOS

With the pair of wins, Lanier (22-9) moves into the quarterfinals next Tuesday and will travel to face Veterans, which swept Cross Creek in a pair of 5-4 wins.

Amazing comeback gives Mill Creek boys soccer PKs win, school record

Mill Creek rallied twice, once in regulation and once in PKs, to defeat Johns Creek in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs

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Oke scores lone goal in Central Gwinnett's first-round win over Centennial | PHOTOS

Central Gwinnett’s No. 7-ranked boys’ soccer team got a goal from Adeola Oke with only 15:04 remaining in the game to secure a 1-0 triumph over Centennial

Parkview advances to second round of state baseball playoffs

It was a stern test first-round test for the five-time state champions, but Parkview got strong pitching and manufactured just enough offense to knock off West Forsyth 5-3 in Game 3 of its Class AAAAAA state baseball tournament best-of-three series on Saturday at Hugh Buchannan Field.

Clutch Mill Creek tops Roswell twice in state baseball playoffs

Mill Creek won a thrilling, extra-inning opener 8-7, then completed the Class AAAAAA first-round sweep with a 5-3 victory in Game 2

Mill Creek girls top Collins Hill for area lacrosse championship

Mill Creek pulls away late to defeat rival Collins Hill in matchup that decided the Area 4-AAAAAA champion

Pace stymies Providence boys in first round of soccer playoffs

The feast or famine Storm couldn’t find a way to score on Pace Academy on Thursday

Lanier girls dominate Carver in first-round playoff win

Lanier’s No. 9-ranked girls’ soccer team scored six goals in the first 13:29 of its Class AAAA first-round matchup with Carver-Atlanta and rolled to a 10-0 shutout victory over the Panthers.

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Mill Creek boys soccer cruise past Woodstock | PHOTOS

Mill Creek, currently ranked No. 3 and the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAAAAA, moves on to the second round next Tuesday and will host No. 10 Johns Creek, the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAAAAA and a 3-1 winner over Dacula in the first round.

GAC, Wesleyan athletes qualify for state track meet

Greater Atlanta Christian and Wesleyan got some solid performances on Saturday at a Class AA Sectional track and field meet, including three individual first-place finishes and one relay victory in ideal conditions at GAC’s Spartan Stadium.

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Kohne kicks Peachtree Ridge past Collins Hill in PKs

Tied at 1-1 after 80 minutes of regulation and two five-minute overtime periods, Kohne drilled the match-clinching penalty kick to lift Peachtree Ridge to a thrilling victory over Collins Hill in Region 7-AAAAAA action.

Mill Creek boys, Peachtree Ridge girls win region track and field titles

The Mill Creek boys and Peachtree Ridge girls won the team titles Friday night

Lions buckle down to hold off Grayson boys

Peachtree Ridge got the offensive push it needed in the second half, but it was the Lions’ defense that eventually proved to be the difference in a 10-7 win over Grayson in a key Area 4-AAAAAA boys’ lacrosse matchup Thursday night.

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Shiloh boys win surprising county track title; Brookwood girls repeat

There was a familiar champion and a new champion as the Gwinnett County Track and Field Championships concluded Tuesday night at Mill Creek’s Markham Field.

Grayson boys lacrosse jumps out early on Collins Hill for 12-8 win

Grayson got to Fahring Field as the Rams posted a five-goal first quarter en route to a 12-8 win over Collins Hill in a Class AAAAA Area 4 matchup.

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Buford boys basketball falls hard against Morgan County in Class AAA finals

Morgan County was unstoppable as the Bulldogs blasted Buford 69-45.

Buford girls return to state finals

Wolves dominate in a 63-46 victory over Pike County in the Class AAA semifinals

Lubin, Simonds guide Buford boys to state basketball finals

Senior Rakim Lubin and sophomore D’Marcus Simmonds combined to score 67 of Buford’s 92 points.

GAC boys basketball stays unbeaten, tops Jefferson to reach Class AA Final Four

Top-ranked GAC trailed just twice early on and never led by less than 13 points the entire second half, but had to fight past Jefferson in the quarterfinals of the Class AAA boys state tournament

Wesleyan girls keep rolling

The defending state champions move on to Saturday’s semifinal in Columbus where the Wolves will meet the Laney-Pelham winner for the right to go to the title game a week later.

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Buford holds off Blessed Trinity 45-40

Buford vs. Blessed Trinity in second round of playoffs

Archer girls basketball defense at its finest in second-round win

Archer held Roswell scoreless in the second quarter of a 17-point victory in the Class AAAAAA second round