Will Hammock

Sports Editor

770-963-9205 Extension: 1310

will.hammock@gwinnettdailypost.com

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.

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Experience gives Collins Hill football high hopes for 2015

After a good spring and early summer sessions, Collins Hill is hoping its experience will lead to another playoff berth in 2015

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North Gwinnett's Blake Wood, G-Braves' Manny Banuelos named International League All-Stars

North Gwinnett grad Blake Wood and the Gwinnett Braves’ Manny Banuelos were named to the International League Roster for the Triple-A All-Star Game on Thursday

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HAMMOCK: Former Gwinnett killer Kelley O'Hara now shines in Women's World Cup

Gwinnett players, coaches and fans know U.S. National Team standout Kelley O’Hara well from past meetings with her Starr’s Mill teams

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New faces abound in Duluth football lineup, coaching staff

Duluth made a head football coaching hire with continuity in mind this past offseason, promoting defensive coordinator Bob Swank, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be changes

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Former Berkmar, Georgia Tech standout Tony Akins still thriving in pro basketball

Nearly two decades after his amazing feats at Berkmar, guard Tony Akins is still enjoying a successful career in pro basketball overseas

HAMMOCK: Taking the pro baseball money is now Gwinnett's trend

It’s hard to blame youngsters like Nick Neidert and Jahmai Jones for bypassing college, taking advantage of their high selections in the MLB Draft

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Brookwood grad Nick Moore excited about playing football for Georgia Bulldogs

Hit with news of his release by the Boston Red Sox, Nick Moore didn’t have much time to mope. Within 48 hours, he became a college football prospect again

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Atlanta Falcons to host Friday Night Lights at Buford High School

For the seventh time in eight years, the Atlanta Falcons will host their Friday Night Lights preseason scrimmage at a Gwinnett County high school

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Cincinnati mural will honor Lawrenceville native, boxing legend Ezzard Charles

One of Gwinnett’s most renowned athletes will be the subject of a large mural in his other hometown, Cincinnati

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Wesleyan's Jones signs with Angels for $1.1 million

Wesleyan grad Jahmai Jones earned well more than the slot bonus from the Angels, who signed the speedy outfielder Wednesday

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