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Defending champ Norcross blanked by No. 1 Booker T. Washington

The great feeling of claiming a Georgia state championship last December quickly faded on a warm night in August for the Norcross Blue Devils.

Hawks open title defense with win at Stage Races

Mill Creek’s boys’ cross country squad began defense of its Class AAAAAA title by claiming the team title at the 2013 Peachtree Ridge/Walton Stage Races on Saturday at River Green Complex.

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Gwinnett finishes comeback with 10-inning win

G-Braves 3, Durham 2 10 innings

Blue Devils happy with scrimmage win

Blue Devils host Colquitt County in scrimmage

GMC hosts clinic

Gwinnett Medical Center host football safety clinic

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Atlanta Falcons tutor high school coaches

The Atlanta Falcons hosted their Georgia High School Association Coaches Clinic on Friday for the sixth straight year and 226 high school coaches from around the state of Georgia enjoyed an informative and fun-filled day at the team's training facility.

Former Tech star Boggs leads G-Braves to win

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Former Georgia Tech star Brandon Boggs hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning and the bullpen made it stand up as the Gwinnett Braves rallied to knock off Toledo 7-5 at Coolray Field.. Boggs, who was a fourth-round pick in

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GAC girls can't overcome 3-0 deficit in state finals

Facing a three-goal halftime deficit in the Class AA girls soccer championship game, Greater Atlanta Christian knew the task was tall if the Spartans were going to repeat as state champions.

No. 1-ranked Milton rolls past Mill Creek

The magical ride that has been the Mill Creek girls' lacrosse season came to an abrupt halt in the Class AAAAAA semifinals Tuesday night.

Collins Hill boys crush Newnan to earn semifinal berth

Defending state champion Collins Hill put together a dominating performance in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA boys' soccer state tournament with a 6-1 win over Newnan at Fahring Field.

Roswell's fifth inning dooms Mill Creek

HOSCHTON -- In a Class AAAAAA state baseball second-round series that pitted two evenly-matched teams in Mill Creek and Roswell, the outcome boiled down to which team could strike for the big inning.. That team turned out to be Roswell in the deciding Game 3 of this best

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Hawks storm back to even series with Hornets

After falling by the slimmest of margins in the opener, Mill Creek left no doubt in Game 2 as the Hawks blanked Roswell 8-0 in the best-of-three series in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state baseball tournament.

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Berkmar boys bounce North from soccer playoffs

LILBURN -- Berkmar's march in the postseason continued like it began last week. The Patriots got just enough offense and some solid defense to knock off North Gwinnett 2-0 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA boys' soccer state tournament.

Buford girls coast to 5-0 win over Oconee

Buford continued its impressive run thus far in the Class AAA girls state soccer playoffs as the Wolves rode the momentum of a five-goal first half en route to a 5-0 win over Oconee County in the second round.

Mill Creek baseball ekes out first-round series win

Hawks will face the winner of Tuesday's Grayson-Roswell game in the Class AAAAAA second round

Lambert eliminates North from playoffs

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett showed some grit and determination after getting blown out in Game 1 of its best-of-three first-round series of the Class AAAAAA state baseball playoffs at Lambert.. But it wasn't enough as Lambert pulled out a 5-3 win in nine innings in Game 2

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Buford beats Decatur in first round of playoffs

BUFORD -- Buford maintained its relentless offensive pressure the entire contest and eventually put three goals on the scoreboard as the Wolves rolled to a 3-0 win over Decatur in the opening round of the Class AAA girls' soccer state tournament.. Buford -- ranked No. 2 in Class AAA --

North boys oust South Forsyth in second half

Looking to advance in the high school state boys' soccer playoffs for the first time since it was a AAA school, North Gwinnett found the right combination in the second half en route to a 3-1 win over South Forsyth.

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Mill Creek's Tanner scores four goals to oust Alpharetta

HOSCHTON -- Alpharetta kept Mill Creek's primary offensive weapon in check during the first half. But the Raiders couldn't maintain that defensive pressure as Lauren Tanner racked up four second-half goals to lead Mill Creek to a 5-1 win in the first round of the Class AAAAAA girls soccer

Hawks' George, Cheeks shine at state sectional

HOSCHTON -- Several Gwinnett County athletes turned in great performances in the Class AAAAAA girls and boys state sectional track and field meet on Saturday at Mill Creek's Markham Field to qualify for the upcoming state meet.. A total of 32 teams represented Regions 1, 2, 7 and 8 from

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Langer wins inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship

Strong weekend gives 55-year-old his 18th career Champions Tour title in professional golf's return to the TPC at Sugarloaf

Hawks run away with Region 7-AAAAAA track sweep

Mill Creek's girls and boys built comfortable leads after Day 1 on Thursday and rode that momentum to a pair of team titles Saturday at the Region 7-AAAAAA track and field championships at Markham Field on the Mill Creek campus.

Mill Creek takes possession of first place after win over North

SUWANEE -- Mill Creek and North Gwinnett battled for nine innings and through a 90-minute weather delay to decide which team would take over first place in baseball's Region 7-AAAAAA.. After the dust settled and clouds moved away, Mill Creek pulled out a 4-3 win and now sits

Hawks' Tanner scores four goals to beat North

HOSCHTON -- Lauren Tanner scored four goals and rallied Mill Creek to a 4-2 win over North Gwinnett in a crucial Region 7-AAAAAA girls' soccer matchup at Markham Field.. It was a fitting performance on Mill Creek's Senior Night as Tanner tallied all four goals for the Hawks and

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Brookwood rolls to 7-0 win at Coolray's prep invite

Brookwood rode solid starting pitching and a lineup that got a wakeup call from its head coach to a 7-0 win over Collins Hill in the Gwinnett Braves High School Invitational at Coolray Field.

Ramsay, Doster lead Lanier past rival North

Matthew Ramsay's eighth-inning RBI single and Kameron Doster's complete-game performance on the mound propelled Lanier to a thrilling 3-2 win over North Gwinnett on the opening day of inaugural Gwinnett Braves High School Invitational at Coolray Field.

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Davis leads Buford boys to 84-68 win

BUFORD – Just when Buford had taken on the identity of a defensive machine, the Wolves rolled out a high-octane offense in an 84-68 win over Gordon Central in the second round of the Class AAA boys’ basketball tournament.

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Buford girls dominate Elbert Co.

BUFORD -- With the Buford boys basketball team enjoying success in the postseason with a stingy defense, Buford's girls team may have outdone its counterpart in a 59-25 win over Elbert County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament Friday night.. Not only did Buford post a

Tenacious Wolves roll past Cedar Grove

The Buford boys' basketball team continued to play sound defense Wednesday night as the Wolves forced 19 turnovers and rolled to a 61-43 win over Cedar Grove in the opening round of the Class AAA state tournament.

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Mountain View girls fall at North Forsyth

Basketball is a definitely a game where playing at home can sure make a difference.. Just ask Mountain View as the Bears ventured into a hostile environment at North Forsyth and played well for three quarters in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA girls' state basketball tournament.

Buford boys ride defense to 7-AAA championship

GAINESVILLE -- Buford head coach Allen Whitehart has been preaching defense to his team and it sure paid off in the Wolves' 50-36 win over North Hall to claim the Region 7-AAA boys' basketball title.. Buford, which shared the regular-season region title with North Hall, lost the coin

Nelson, Wolves hold off Dawson County

GAINESVILLE -- Kristina Nelson scored eight of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as Buford broke open a close game and went on to knock off Dawson County 60-52 to capture the Region 7-AAA girls basketball title.. Top-seeded Buford (22-4) had bolted out to a

Pinecrest 3s down Hebron boys

DACULA -- Pinecrest Academy drained six straight 3-pointers to start the game and rode that momentum to a 58-45 win over Hebron Christian Academy in the semifinals of the Region 8-A boys basketball tournament at Hebron.

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No. 1 Norcross girls roll past Bears in semis

Just like the first semifinal, the second semifinal of the Region 7-AAAAAA girls' basketball tournament was over early as No. 1 seed Norcross raced past No. 5 seed Mountain View 66-46.

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Brown rains 3s on Duluth in North win

With her father in the stands watching, Lexie Brown put on quite a show to lead North Gwinnett to a convincing 64-38 win over Duluth in the semifinals of the Region 7-AAAAAA girls' tournament at Mill Creek.

Falcons roll past South Gwinnett

SNELLVILLE -- Dacula made a strong statement in its Region 8-AAAAAA quarterfinal game against South Gwinnett as the No. 3 seed Falcons rolled to a convincing 66-45 win over the No. 6 seed Comets.. Dacula (19-7) was clicking on all cylinders and poised behind senior leadership that could be

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Rowe sparks Berkmar past Brookwood

Patriots get spark from big man in second half of 8-AAAAAA boys basketball tourney win

Lanier boys ousted in first round

If there's one thing for sure, postseason tournament basketball looks nothing like the regular season.. Just ask the No. 2 seed out of Region 8-AAAA.

Lanier girls' comeback just short

Longhorns fall 61-51 to Eastside.

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GGC softball splits first-ever doubleheader

The inaugural season of Georgia Gwinnett College softball didn't get off to a good start, but it didn't take long for the next step to be a great one.

Buford boys hit twice with loss to North Hall

BUFORD -- Not only did Buford suffer its first Region 7-AAA loss on Friday night, but the Wolves also lost the coin toss to decide the top seed in next week's boys region tournament.. It all started when North Hall came into Buford and knocked off the Wolves 68-63

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Hebron pulls away from Providence in second half

DACULA -- Hebron Christian Academy boys' basketball team has been on a roller coaster ride this season with injuries and sickness, but the Lions sure found the ride a fun one on Saturday night in a 52-40 win over Providence Christian Academy in Region 8B-A hoops action.. Hebron (8-14

Buford boys, girls sweep past Dawson County

BUFORD -- Coming down the stretch of the regular season and chasing after Region 7-AAA titles, both the Buford boys and girls basketball teams used impressive defense performances to capture wins over visiting Dawson County Friday night.. In the boys' game, Buford used its size and strength on defense

Dacula boys roll in second half past Berkmar

Defense was the difference in this Region 8-AAAAAA boys basketball game as Dacula erased a one-point halftime deficit and eventually coasted home to a 53-39 win over Berkmar.

Smith hits game-winner for Archer

When Dacula's Brandon Goodson nailed a 3-pointer with nine seconds left to pull the Falcons even with Archer at 73-73, it sure looked like this Region 8-AAAAAA boys basketball showdown was going to overtime.

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2 house fires keep crews busy

Two house fires were reported late Thursday evening in Gwinnett.

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Buford gets old-school, defensive victory

In an era of high-octane offenses posting big numbers and eye-popping scores, Buford turned back the clock Friday night as the Wolves blanked North Oconee 13-0 in the second round of the Class AAA state football playoffs.

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King FG in waning seconds rescues Mill Creek in road win

One of these days, they'll come up with a name for it. But, for now, it will simply be known as the drive that brought Mill Creek back for a thrilling 41-39 win over Alpharetta in the first round of the Class AAAAAA football state playoffs.

Duluth finishes strong with win over Mountain View

A football program can usually look at small steps as building blocks along the way to bigger and better things. That may be the case with Duluth as the Wildcats concluded the 2012 season with a 35-14 win over Mountain View in Region 7-AAAAAA action.

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Mill Creek boys, Peachtree Ridge girls repeat as region champs

Mill Creek boys and Peachtree Ridge girls won the Region 7-AAAAAA cross country championships.