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Will Hammock

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Inexperienced North Gwinnett football team still has lofty goals

North Gwinnett lost a lot to graduation, leaving plenty of offseason holes to fill in the lineup before the 2015 football season starts

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Biggest senior class will fuel Wesleyan football this season

Wesleyan’s football team will feature its biggest-ever senior class this season

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HAMMOCK: Despite the loss, a special time for soccer in Atlanta

The U.S. soccer fans who attended Wednesday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals didn’t get the result they wanted, but just getting the National Team in Atlanta was a big deal

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Offseason of change invigorates Brookwood Broncos football

New head coach Philip Jones and some new assistant coaches brought Brookwood football an offseason of change, while also keeping some old traditions alive

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Parkview grad Andrew Webb wins Greco-Roman wrestling junior national title

Andrew Webb already had some impressive labels, but now he can add national champion to the list

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More confident Mountain View football team gearing up for season

The talent, and the expectations, are rising for the Mountain View football program, which has a new head coach in Nick Bach

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Defense will be key early for Mill Creek football team

Mill Creek’s football team will lean on its tested defense early in the season while an inexperienced offense grows up

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Peachtree Ridge football's talent attracting college recruiters

A handful of talented Peachtree Ridge football players off last year’s team are playing in college now, but it’s clear that the talent pool there is just fine. One visit to spring practice this year was a good reminder of that.

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HAMMOCK: New coach Sherida Triggs hopes to return Meadowcreek to glory days

Meadowcreek has turned to one of its most accomplished alums, Sherida Triggs, to turn around its girls basketball program

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Greater Atlanta Christian football must replace the production of big-time trio

Greater Atlanta Christian’s football team finished as the Class AA runner-up last season thanks in large part to some of the more dynamic playmakers in the state

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Dacula football working to fill big graduation losses

Some graduating classes impact a football program more than others, like Dacula’s class of 2015

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Busy summer part of the plan for new Meadowcreek football coaching staff

Summers haven’t always been like this one for Meadowcreek’s football players, with their busy schedule that included a heavy 7-on-7 passing schedule with trips to Georgia and Kennesaw State, a full camp at Grady and various other local competitions

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Central Gwinnett football building on breakthrough season

Slow and steady improvement during the Todd Wofford era finally delivered a breakthrough last season, when Central Gwinnett upset North Gwinnett in the state playoffs

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Young South Gwinnett football team is growing up rapidly

Young is still a great descriptor for South Gwinnett’s football team, as it has been the past couple of seasons

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Talented Lanier football team aims for continued growth

After winning its first region title last year, Lanier’s football program is eager to take the next step

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HAMMOCK: Don’t miss these Gwinnett high school football games this season

Sports editor Will Hammock selected his 10 most interesting Gwinnett high school football games of the upcoming season

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UGA Countdown to Kickoff fan festival is Saturday at Sanford Stadium

Countdown to Kickoff, the annual University of Georgia football fan festival, will be held Saturday at Sanford Stadium

New Shiloh football coach excited about progress, potential

The spring and early summer had its challenges, but it hardly discouraged Ryan Andrews, the new head football coach at Shiloh

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Archer football ready for encore after breakthrough 2014 season

The Archer football team’s breakout 2014 season was exciting, but now its supporters are hungry for more

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Offensive line among strengths for the Norcross football team

The depth along the offensive front is a strength for Norcross, which has high hopes for the 2015 football season

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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

HAMMOCK: Team Belief basketball league a success | VIDEO

Some of the area’s top college and pro players compete in the Team Belief summer league at the Suwanee Sports Academy

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North Gwinnett football wins own National Select 7-on-7 Qualifier

As a host of one the National Select 7-on-7 Qualifiers, North Gwinnett’s football team gets an automatic berth to the championship round each summer in Hoover, Ala. It’s a little sweeter to earn your way there with a victory, though

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HAMMOCK: Cuba trip latest highlight for Cosmos goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer

Lawrenceville native and St. Pius grad Jimmy Maurer played in a historic game last week when his New York Cosmos faced the Cuban National Team in Havana

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BOYS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Duluth's Delarosa steps up for state champs

A long hiatus away from soccer before his senior season didn’t stop Duluth’s Carlos Delarosa from a big season for the Class AAAAAA state champions

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GIRLS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Westendorf, Grayson enjoy perfect finish to season

High-scoring forward and Notre Dame commitment Jennifer Westendorf had another big year for Grayson, the Class AAAAAA state champion, to earn Daily Post player of the year honors

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HAMMOCK: North Gwinnett's Baylee Rexing fights back, earns scholarship

Two knee injuries now behind her, North Gwinnett grad Baylee Rexing has earned a basketball scholarship to Eastern Washington

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GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Grayson's Abrams finishes with record, title

Finally healthy, Grayson’s Aliyah Abrams delivered a record-breaking senior season to earn Daily Post runner of the year honors

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GIRLS FIELD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Parkview's Harris wins rewarding state championship

Parkview’s Vickie Harris finally put her full focus on track and field this spring and the result was a Class AAAAAA state title for the Daily Post’s thrower of the year

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Longtime Brookwood offensive line, strength coach Tom Jones retiring

Brookwood’s football program has big shoes to fill with the retirement of longtime offensive line and strength coach Tom Jones

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Meadowcreek names head baseball, volleyball coaches

Meadowcreek turned to a pair of coaching veterans to lead the baseball and volleyball programs

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Berkmar hires Texan as new head football coach

Berkmar announced the hire of Kenan Dever as its new head football coach Monday

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GCPS athletics leader Mike Emery ready for next challenge at Paideia

After 32 years in the school system, Gwinnett County Public Schools athletics, activities and community schools director Mike Emery is retiring and planning his next job at Paideia

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Peachtree Ridge's Jon Weyher named new GCPS athletic director

Current Peachtree Ridge administrator Jon Weyher will replace Mike Emery as Gwinnett County Public Schools’ director of athletics, activities and community schools

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Buford legend Dexter Wood going into GACA Hall of Fame

Longtime Buford athletic director, and former head football coach, Dexter Wood will be inducted Saturday into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame

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HAMMOCK: Gwinnett rebounds with a spring full of state championships

After an atypical fall and spring, Gwinnett schools recovered with a huge haul of spring state championships

FBU Atlanta brings top young football prospects to Peachtree Ridge

The Football University Atlanta event will be held Friday through Sunday at Peachtree Ridge High School

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HAMMOCK: Travel makes Macon less than desirable host for soccer finals

With 23 of the 24 finalists from metro Atlanta or north Georgia, having the GHSA state soccer finals in Macon didn’t work out well for the masses

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GWINNETT GRADS: Buford's Cook propels Shorter University softball to new heights

News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics

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Klinect brothers have Brookwood boys, Grayson girls in state soccer finals

The Klinect brothers have taken their soccer teams to the state championship match for the second straight season

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Brookwood-Duluth boys soccer title game features Mohsen vs. Mohsen

Adel Mohsen will coach Duluth’s boys soccer team in Saturday’s state final against Brookwood, which features his son Andrew

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