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.
Two house fires were reported late Thursday evening in Gwinnett.
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.
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.
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.
Mill Creek boys and Peachtree Ridge girls won the Region 7-AAAAAA cross country championships.
If Friday's 49-0 win over Habersham Central was a tune-up leading into next week's Region 7-AAAAAA showdown at Collins Hill, then Mill Creek appears to have the engine running smoothly.
Pinpointing a time when the Class AAA state volleyball quarterfinal match between Buford and Oconee County took a turn one way or another may take a while. It was that close.
Both teams moved the ball on offense and played good defense at times. But when it came down to winning the game, one team simply seized the moment.
Monkey helps children with special needs.
HOSCHTON -- During Mill Creek's Class AAAAAA state volleyball second-round match against Roswell, there was one common theme in the Hawks' huddle during every timeout.. We want to practice tomorrow.. That will happen later this afternoon after Mill Creek pulled out a long and grinding 3-2 win over Roswell
U.S. Olympians McKayla Maroney and Jonathan Horton visited Georgia Gwinnett College on Tuesday morning.
Walton's girls and Marietta's boys didn't have the top individual winners in their respective 5K races at the 10th annual Coach Wood Cross Country Invitational, but they were solid enough down through the ranks to claim the team titles.
Wolves stay perfect in region with rout of Dawson County
After losing for only the third time all season on Wednesday, Class AAA's top-ranked softball team was suddenly staring at elimination in the second round of the state tournament.
BUFORD -- After Wednesday's doubleheader split between Buford and Franklin County, it may be difficult to figure out which team has the momentum heading into tonight's winner-take-all Game 3 in the second round of the Class AAA state softball tournament.. That's because top-ranked Buford took a solid
North Gwinnett used a balanced attack and got a little revenge from a couple of regular-season losses as the Bulldogs knocked off top-seeded Mill Creek 3-1 in the best-of-five championship match for the Area 6-AAAAAA girls volleyball tournament.
Meadowcreek battled all night, trying to pick up that elusive first win of the season and snap that dreaded 43-game losing streak. But in the end, the Mustangs had no answer for Habersham Central's Sydnee Mulligan and Brandt Rineheart.
SUWANEE -- On a night when it was win or go home for the season, North Gwinnett rose to the occasion with a convincing 4-0 win over Lambert in the first round of the Class AAAAAA softball tournament.. One day removed from a doubleheader split with Lambert that sent emotions
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Within most athletics programs that are in their first year of competition, moral victories are usually acceptable.. But for the Georgia Gwinnett College men's soccer team, there are higher goals and aspirations in this inaugural 2012 season.. That was evident on Saturday afternoon at Grizzly Soccer Field as
Greater Atlanta Christian once again took a non-region heavyweight right down the wire, but came up short in the end as the Spartans fell to Thomson.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Formerly known as Region 8-AAAAA, the addition of another classification changed the name to Region 8-AAAAAA.. But that made no difference to the Brookwood softball team as the Broncos won their fourth-straight region title with a convincing 6-0 over Archer in the championship game.. Strong
When Shawn Reynolds returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown, the avalanche was just beginning.
WINDER -- Clarke Central rushed for 263 yards and mixed just enough of a passing attack as the Gladiators marched to a 35-12 win over Apalachee in Region 8-AAAAA action at R. Harold Henderson Sports Complex.. Clarke Central improved to 2-0 in the region and 2-2 overall after two
DULUTH -- The sport of cross county may appear to be all about each runner heading out on a course to post an individual time, but those individual scores eventually add up to a team score and a possible title.. That was the case at the 2012 Gwinnett County Cross
In a game that wasn't generating a whole lot of excitement for over three-and-a-half quarters, the final six minutes sure created a stirring finish. Wesleyan's Rhett Delk kicked a 49-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Wolves to a 17-14 win over Brookstone.
Mill Creek motivated from the start in lopsided, Region 7-AAAAAA opening victory over the Bears
Kyle Scales scored three TDs in GAC's loss to Chamblee.
In a game that featured 87 points and 970 yards of total offense, it came down to a defensive stop to decide it. Battling back and forth all night long, Central Gwinnett's defense finally came to the rescue to stop a last-ditch drive by Clarke Central as the Black Knights pulled out a 45-42 win over the Gladiators.
Wolves top Spartans in matchup of state-ranked powers
Spartans cruise to 31-8 win heading into next week's game with Apalachee
The term "weekend warrior" tends to be associated with the person who hits the golf course, tennis court or running trail on Saturday or Sunday after a long, tough week of work or school.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Based on the recent success on the recruiting trail in Gwinnett County, you can expect to see coaches from Georgia Tech's men's basketball program spending more time in the area.. That trend continued on Thursday as assistant coach Josh Postorino was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club
Nearly 700 runners took part in the Gwinnett Medical Center and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Button Down Dash 5K/10K Race.
Since the legendary Erk Russell made his way down to Statesboro in the early 1980s, Georgia Southern University has staked its claim near the top of the college football landscape.
Goal-line stand, safety and pick-six key to 56-39 victory Saturday night
LAWRENCEVILLE -- If you don't think high school football is important in the state of Georgia, then you didn't see the 2012 Gwinnett vs. Georgia 7-on-7 football tournament on Saturday at Central Gwinnett High School.. Featuring 12 teams -- six from Gwinnett County and six from the rest
LILBURN -- Senior leadership is something that is often discussed, but not always realized.. Such is not the case with the Providence baseball team after the Stars advanced to the Class A state championship series with a 7-6 win in Game 3 of their semifinal series with Savannah Christian.. Providence
Stars aiming for sweep today with a 1-0 edge
Dalton resident, reigning state am champion hangs on for win
David Noll leads at the Mid-Amateur Championship.
DULUTH -- With the Georgia State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship coming to Berkeley Hills Country Club for the first time ever, David Noll Jr. found the surroundings to be to his liking.. That's because the Dalton native and 2007 champion shot a five-under 67 on the 6,694-yard
Centennial showed Tuesday night why it is the top-ranked team in Class AAAAA boys soccer as the Knights rolled to an impressive 5-1 win over No.4 Parkview in the semifinals of the state playoffs at The Fortress.
The championship match for the Class AAAAA girls tennis title between No. 1 Peachtree Ridge and No. 2 Roswell lived up to the hype and buildup. Roswell, though, pulled out a thrilling 3-2 win over the Lions to take home the crown.
JOHNS CREEK -- Northview continued its solid postseason play and moved into the semifinals of the Class AAAAA girls soccer playoffs with a 2-0 win over Brookwood Friday night at Northview Stadium.. Northview (12-6-1), which had finished the last six regular season games with a 1-4-1 mark, won for the
Buford combined solid starting pitching with timely hitting as the Wolves defeated No. 10 Morgan County by scores of 5-0 and 9-2 in the second round of the Class AA state baseball playoffs at Tracy Brown Field.
Hebron rides pitching combo to second round win over Darlington.
SHARPSBURG -- Mill Creek showed some grit and determination on the road in the second round of the Class AAAAA boys soccer state playoffs as the Hawks held on for a 3-2 win over East Coweta at Garland Shoemake Stadium on Tuesday.. Mill Creek (15-4) moves on to the quarterfinals
Brokwood defeated North Gwinnett in the first round of the Class AAAAA baseball playoffs.
BUFORD -- Buford rode the momentum of a 14-0 five-inning win in Game 1 right into a 16-0 three-inning rout in Game 2 as the Wolves completed the sweep of Temple in the first round of the Class AA state baseball playoffs Friday.. With the series win, Buford