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.
Playing fearless against a much more experienced opponent, "Los Patriots" completed their improbable run Saturday night. Just a year after missing the playoffs, Berkmar and its Latino-heavy lineup knocked off defending state champion Collins Hill 2-0 at Kennesaw State to win the Class AAAAAA state championship.
The county swept the Class AAAAAA state championships Saturday night at Kennesaw State, with Parkview's win over Harrison and Berkmar's win over Collins Hill.
Teams, coaches in Class AAAAAA title game have opposite levels of playoff experience
Central Gwinnett, Berkmar, Grayson have new ADs; Duluth still seeking one
LILBURN -- With one sprawling dive to his right, Juan Carlos Lopez sent Berkmar to its first-ever soccer state championship game.
Wolves' first loss ends their season in high-scoring, Class AAA showdown
Despite a first-half of near-misses against a packed-in defense, Greater Atlanta Christian managed two goals for a halftime lead over visiting Vidalia on Saturday afternoon.
HOSCHTON --An early deficit wasn't going to stop the Mill Creek girls lacrosse team from making history.. The sixth-ranked Hawks roared back after falling behind No. 7 West Forsyth on Friday night for a groundbreaking, 17-12 victory to reach the Class AAAAAA state semifinals. Mill Creek is now the
Eagles score three unanswered goals in second half to back keeper's effort
Brookwood gets strong defensive effort vs. Tanner, two goals from Ellis in road victory