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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.

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Mill Creek in playoffs after rout of Habersham Central

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.

Buford ousted in nailbiter at state volleyball quarterfinals

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.

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Lanier slump continues with loss to Stephens Co.

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.

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Man, monkey spread inspirational message

Monkey helps children with special needs.

Mill Creek advances with win over Roswell

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

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Olympic gymnasts visit GGC campus

U.S. Olympians McKayla Maroney and Jonathan Horton visited Georgia Gwinnett College on Tuesday morning.

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Brookwood girls, Mill Creek boys second at Coach Wood

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.

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Buford keeps moving forward with 7-AAA win

Wolves stay perfect in region with rout of Dawson County

Buford rolls in Game 3

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 splits with Franklin County after easy Game 1 win

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

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North Gwinnett takes down Mill Creek for Area crown

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 falls on the road at Habersham

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.

Bulldogs roll in Game 3, advance to play Archer

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

GGC men fall to No. 1 ranked AUM 1-0

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

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GAC pushes second-ranked Thomson to the brink

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.

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Broncos claim another region title

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

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Buford opens region play with 63-0 blowout of Banks County

When Shawn Reynolds returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown, the avalanche was just beginning.

Clarke Central too much for Apalachee

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

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Steady Broncos girls, Hawks boys claim county cross country crowns

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

Wolves win on Delk's 49-yard field goal

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.

Hawks use big first half to blank Mountain View

Mill Creek motivated from the start in lopsided, Region 7-AAAAAA opening victory over the Bears

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GAC tastes first loss from Chamblee in OT

Kyle Scales scored three TDs in GAC's loss to Chamblee.

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Late stop lifts Central in offensive slugfest

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.

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Wesleyan gets GAC's number again

Wolves top Spartans in matchup of state-ranked powers

GAC improves to 2-0 with rout of Savannah

Spartans cruise to 31-8 win heading into next week's game with Apalachee

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Warriors turn out to help families of special operations forces

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.

Tech's Postorino likes hoops talent from Gwinnett

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

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Button Down Dash benefits health charities

Nearly 700 runners took part in the Gwinnett Medical Center and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Button Down Dash 5K/10K Race.

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Georgia Southern cultivates fertile grounds with camp in Gwinnett

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.

Defense steps up in Force's victory over Sharks

Goal-line stand, safety and pick-six key to 56-39 victory Saturday night

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Collins Hill runner up in 7-on-7

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

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Providence survives in Game 3 with Savannah Christian

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

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Providence baseball wins Game 1; weather wipes out nightcap

Stars aiming for sweep today with a 1-0 edge

Noll maintains lead, wins Mid-Amateur at Berkeley Hills

Dalton resident, reigning state am champion hangs on for win

Noll stays in lead at Mid-Amateur Championship

David Noll leads at the Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Noll takes lead at 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

Top-ranked Centennial ousts Parkview boys

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.

Roswell pulls out thrilling title win over No. 1 Peachtree Ridge girls

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.

Northview shuts down Brookwood girls in 2-0 win

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 crushes Morgan County in second-round sweep

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.

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Hebron rides arms of Hillyer, Felt to sweep

Hebron rides pitching combo to second round win over Darlington.