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Will Hammock

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Duluth football hires Bob Swank as new head coach

Bob Swank, a veteran of college and high school coaching, was announced Wednesday as Duluth’s new head football coach

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2015 SUPER SIX SOCCER: Ortiz gives Central Gwinnett a big edge at goalkeeper

Central Gwinnett has loads of confidence in two-time region goalkeeper of the year Ricky Ortiz

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Norcross coach, Dacula grad Steve Sims named Apalachee head football coach

Apalachee announced Monday that it has hired Norcross offensive coordinator and 1992 Dacula graduate Steve Sims as its new head football coach

Brackets set for Region 8-AAAAAA, 7-AAAAAA basketball tournaments

Battles expected behind the favorites in the Region 8-AAAAAA boys and girls brackets

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Mill Creek girls basketball aims to build on signature win

Mill Creek’s girls basketball team got a breakthrough victory earlier this week over Mountain View

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HAMMOCK: Look for these 10 underrated recruits to boost their colleges

College football programs scored big recruiting victories in Gwinnett County, particularly with these 10 underrated seniors

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GWINNETT GRADS: Brookwood grad Neidigh rolling up Anderson University softball records

News and notes about former Gwinnett athletes faring well at the college level

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Greater Atlanta Christian celebrates biggest football signing class

Greater Atlanta Christian's biggest signing class upped its total number of football signees to 20 in the past two years

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GAC's Slayton goes with heart to pick Auburn over UGA

Greater Atlanta Christian standout Darius Slayton signed with the Auburn football program on Wednesday

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Mill Creek girls basketball hands first-place Mountain View first region loss in double OT

Mill Creek knocked off Mountain View, the first-place team in Region 7-AAAAAA, on Tuesday night

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Brookwood hires native son Philip Jones as head football coach

Brookwood stayed in-house for its head football coach opening, hiring former Bronco Philip Jones

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Special basketball season for Mill Creek's Madison, Ashley Phillips

Madison Phillips is enjoying one final high school season with her father, Mill Creek head girls basketball coach Ashley Phillips

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Retired football coaches bond at monthly breakfasts in Lawrenceville | PHOTOS

A large group of retired football coaches, most with ties to Gwinnett and DeKalb, enjoy the fellowship of monthly breakfasts in Lawrenceville

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HAMMOCK: Mill Creek grad Landis restarts college basketball career at 23

The Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball program has provided the place for Mill Creek grad Zach Landis to rekindle his college basketball career

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GWINNETT GRADS: Collins Hill's Buck leads improving Oglethorpe

News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics

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Daniels steps down as Archer softball coach

Kris Daniels resigned Tuesday as Archer’s head softball coach

Duluth holds off Mill Creek for big region boys basketball win

Duluth defeated Mill Creek for a big boys win, while the Hawks picked up the girls victory on Senior Night

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Collins Hill's Pierce hired as Mill Creek softball coach

Successful Collins Hill softball and baseball coach Paul Pierce has been hired to take over the Mill Creek softball program

2015 Gwinnett County Swimming and Diving Championships results

Results from Saturday’s Gwinnett County Swimming and Diving Championships’ swim finals

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Bekemeyer, Delk lead Collins Hill boys to county swimming and diving title | PHOTOS

The Collins Hill boys swimming and diving team repeated as Gwinnett County champion Saturday night

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Brookwood girls swimming and diving team back as best in Gwinnett | PHOTOS

After a two-year absence from a county title, the Brookwood girls swimming and diving team regained its top spot Saturday night

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Schulte, Simmons help Mill Creek girls basketball past Peachtree Ridge

Meredith Schulte scored 26 and Morgan Simmons had a nice game off the bench Friday as Mill Creek defeated Peachtree Ridge in girls basketball

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Augustin scores 1,000th point in Peachtree Ridge win over Mill Creek

Aaron Augustin scored his 1,000th career point and Peachtree Ridge held off Mill Creek for a Region 7-AAAAAA boys basketball win that moved the Lions into third place

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Brent Tisdale named AD at Gwinnett's newest high school

Brent Tisdale was named the athletic and activities director at Gwinnett’s newest high school on Thursday

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Getting to Know: Mitch Gill

A question-and-answer session with Shiloh grad and Dacula head athletic trainer Mitch Gill, who works for Gwinnett Medical Center’s sports medicine department

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Brookwood, North Gwinnett girls aim for county swimming and diving title

The girls teams from Brookwood and North Gwinnett are the top contenders for the county swimming and diving titles this week, while Collins Hill and Parkview lead the way in the boys division

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GHSA sets state basketball tournament semifinal locations

Six colleges in Georgia will host the semifinal rounds of the Georgia High School Association’s state basketball tournament

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HAMMOCK: Collins Hill's Baumgardner, out-of-state coaches prove themselves in Gwinnett

Despite some cynics who don’t always buy their out-of-state credentials, coaches like Collins Hill’s Ty Baumgardner do an excellent job

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Peachtree Ridge senior McInerny has high hopes for final high school meets

Kentucky-bound Haley McInerny, a SwimAtlanta product, has high hopes for the final meets of her high school career at Peachtree Ridge

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GWINNETT GRADS: Georgia Southern works out nicely for GAC's Wiedeman

News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics

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Mill Creek holds Collins Hill to one first-half point in girls basketball win

Mill Creek took an eye-popping 14-1 lead at halftime and cruised to victory over Collins Hill on Friday night

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Mill Creek boys basketball knocks Collins Hill out of first place | PHOTOS

Mill Creek’s boys basketball defeated Collins Hill for the second time this season, knocking the Eagles out of first place in Region 7-AAAAAA

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HAMMOCK: Big week for Taylor Heinicke's NFL hopes

Taylor Heinicke’s impressive results can get an even bigger boost this week at the East-West Shrine Game

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GWINNETT GRADS: Mill Creek's Shaw shines for Brevard College

News and notes about former Gwinnett standouts faring well in college athletics

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Duluth head football coach Jason Conner resigns

With his family expanding, Duluth head football coach Jason Conner tendered his resignation Tuesday

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With Ohio State in championship game, Central's Johnson dealing with career-ending injury

An issue with his right knee has forced Central Gwinnett product Trey Johnson to give up football at Ohio State, which plays Monday for the College Football Playoff National Championship

Former Georgia High School Association head Tommy Guillebeau passes away

Former Georgia High School Association executive director Tommy Guillebeau died Friday night

Riley, Mill Creek boys basketball top Mountain View

Miles Riley sparked a game-deciding, 10-0 run in the fourth quarter of Friday night's Mill Creek boys basketball win over Mountain View

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Mountain View defense powers girls basketball win over Mill Creek | PHOTOS

Mountain View’s girls basketball team stayed atop the region standings with a win at Mill Creek on Friday

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Parkview's Fleming thrives in transition to swimmer

Parkview senior Morgan Fleming made the tough decision to give up soccer to focus on her promising swimming career

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HAMMOCK: Valdosta State hall of famer Kuhns enjoys basketball life at Belmont

Parkview grad Carley Peterson Kuhns, now a coach at Belmont University, was selected for the Valdosta State University Athletics Hall of Fame

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GWINNETT GRADS: Berkmar's Brown breaks out for Kennesaw State

News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics

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Former Greater Atlanta Christian football coach Lofton passes away

Legendary coach Jim Lofton, who led Greater Atlanta Christian to its first football success, passed away Thursday

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HAMMOCK: Ranking Gwinnett's best athletes of 2014

Gwinnett had a ton of outstanding performers in 2014, but sports editor Will Hammock ranks his 10 best in this column

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Berkmar boys fight Laney to finish in tournament title game

Berkmar lost in the championship game of its holiday tournament to Laney on Tuesday night

Shiloh girls basketball reaches Grayson Ram Classic finals

Shiloh and new head coach Regina Tate defeated Berkmar in the Grayson Ram Classic semifinals Monday

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GWINNETT GRADS: Walker's scoop and score key in Air Force bowl win

News and notes about Gwinnett grads excelling in college athletics

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HAMMOCK: Hopeful that Mike Smith returns as Atlanta Falcons coach

Mike Smith’s track record with the Atlanta Falcons shows that he should be back for the 2015 season

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Coach of the Year: Wofford leads Central Gwinnett to breakthrough season

Todd Wofford led Central Gwinnett to its first playoff appearance since 2006, as well as a first-round upset of North Gwinnett, this season

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GWINNETT GRADS: Norcross' Kamara, North's Sawyer among top JUCO prospects

News and notes about Gwinnett products shining in college athletics