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.
The Football University Atlanta event will be held Friday through Sunday at Peachtree Ridge High School
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
Adel Mohsen will coach Duluth’s boys soccer team in Saturday’s state final against Brookwood, which features his son Andrew
The Klinect brothers have taken their soccer teams to the state championship match for the second straight season
George and Anne Winfrey are both key defenders at center back for the Greater Atlanta Christian boys and girls soccer teams, who play Friday for state titles
Greater Atlanta Christian plays Wesleyan in the Class AA boys soccer finals on Friday, while the GAC girls take on Lovett
News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics
The Grayson girls soccer team is back in the state championship game this season in search of a happier ending
Brookwood’s goalkeepers made two stops in the penalty kick rounds and the Broncos reached the Class AAAAAA state championship game with a win over rival Parkview
Eddie Martin, who has won seven state titles and 7oo-plus games in his long Gwinnett coaching career, has been named the head boys basketball coach at Buford