My parents moved to a newly growing Gwinnett County back in 1978, when I was 5, and since that day my home and my life has centered around this now sprawling suburbia.
Back when we moved from my native Alabama, there wasn’t much in Gwinnett. I used to ride my bike across two-lane Ga. Hwy. 29 in Lawrenceville with ease. I took a fourth-grade field trip to see Gwinnett Place Mall under construction.
I went to Bethesda Elementary, Sweetwater and Richards Middle (the first year it opened) and Brookwood High School, prior to majoring in journalism at the University of Georgia. Just a few months after graduation, I accepted a sports writer position at the Daily Post in March 1997 and was promoted to sports editor in 2005.
During my time here, I have witnessed some of the incredible talent that continues to pipeline through the county. Six-time MLB all-star Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves. World Cup forward Josh Wolff. Basketball star Maya Moore. A handful of Olympians.
As of the end of the 2010-11 school year, Gwinnett¹s high school teams had won 213 state championships during my time at the Daily Post. I’ve been fortunate enough to see many of those in person. I look forward to seeing many more in Gwinnett, where I still live with my wife and two young children.
A pair of seniors delivered clutch performances in the clinchers Thursday as the Mill Creek girls and Peachtree Ridge boys claimed the region tennis titles
Collins Hill’s Bola Hambolu was the big individual winner at Thursday’s region track and field meet, while host Mill Creek led both the boys and girls team standings
A scheduling complication with an Atlanta Falcons preseason game has switched the Corky Kell Classic games to McEachern High School
The new Atlanta Major League Soccer franchise could avoid at least one pitfall that has affected other local pro sports teams
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, friends bring Children's Healthcare of Atlanta golf tourney to Sugarloaf
Plenty of Atlanta sports celebrities were on hand Monday for Matt Ryan’s golf tournament to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Aflac Cancer Center
News and notes about Gwinnett County products shining in college athletics
A.J. Moore struck out 11 Friday night and Mountain View took over first place in the region with a victory at Mill Creek
While newer courses center around neighborhoods, several local clubs are still centered around the golf course
News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics
Berkmar announced the hire of Brian Turner as head girls basketball coach and Patriot alum Jake Sagel as head wrestling coach on Thursday