Recaps of Saturday's Gwinnett County high school sports events.
North Gwinnett rallied for two runs in the fifth to slip past Mountain View in Region 6-AAAAAAA softball action, and other softball and volleyball highlights from around Gwinnett County.
CONYERS — Every spot in cross country is important. Every coach tells their team that lesson in preparation for every race.
LOGANVILLE — Grayson’s players had heard for a long time that they didn’t have the athletes to compete with a team like Marietta, one that is full of Division I athletes.
Josh Lovelady’s loyalty to Mill Creek football was rewarded in the offseason with a promotion to head coach, encouraging news for all of his family and friends, including a rival coach.
Amber Reed stayed unbeaten on the seasons as North Gwinnett's softball team stayed undefeated in Region 6-AAAAAAA with a 6-1 win over Mill Creek on Wednesday.
SUWANEE — Peachtree Ridge notched two big wins in Region 6-AAAAAAA play on Tuesday night with defeats of Collins Hill and North Gwinnett at Collins Hill.
For the second straight year, it appears heat will be a major theme for the Gwinnett County Cross Country Championship meet, both literally and figuratively.
SUWANEE — When Collins Hill head football coach Lenny Gregory put Marietta on the schedule, he wanted a game that would prepare his team for region play later in the season.
HOSCHTON — Norcross’ football team attempted passes on its first 10 offensive plays, allowing Myles Jackson to get Friday night going with a series of pass rushes.
SUWANEE — The North Gwinnett offense erupted for 23 hits and seven home runs on Thursday night at Peachtree Ridge as the Bulldogs rolled to a 29-8 win in a Region 6-AAAAAAA game.
The Gwinnett cross country coaches named Mill Creek’s Brian Pelland and Archer’s Sarah McCartney as the county’s runners of the week.
HOSCHTON — Peachtree Ridge's Riley Hudson hit a double in the eighth inning to help the Lions to a 6-3 win over Mill Creek in Region 6-AAAAAAA on Wednesday.
Mill Creek’s Taylor Murdock will continue her softball career on the college level after giving a verbal commitment Wednesday to attend and play at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga.
SNELLVILLE — Brookwood's Danielle Taitt pitched Brookwood to a 7-0 win over visiting Dacula on Tuesday in a non-region contest. Taitt went the distance in the circle and allowed five hits while striking out two. She also helped her cause at the plate with two hits and an RBI.
Mill Creek’s cross country teams had top finishes over the weekend at the Berry Clara Bowl Invitational with the boys taking second the girls placing fourth.
DACULA — Zach Gerks’ game-winning field goal with four seconds left Friday night ended the Dacula football team’s four-year losing streak to rival Mill Creek. And it may not have been the most memorable play of the waning moments.
Zach Gerks’ game-winning field goal with four seconds left Friday night ended the Dacula football team’s four-year losing streak to rival Mill Creek. And it may not have been the most memorable play of the waning moments.
SUWANEE — Collins Hill defeated Peachtree Ridge 10-2 in five innings in a Region 6-AAAAAAA contest on Thursday. Madison Spell threw all five innings and struck out six. Emily Whitehead delivered a three-run home run and Jordan Pape added two hits, including a home run for the Eagles (3-5, 2-3).
The Dacula and Mill Creek football players, as well as their families, see each other often around the neighboring school districts. They may be at the same grocery store or restaurant. They may attend the same church. They may cross paths at a social event, or at the Mall of Georgia.
NORCROSS — Faith Lawrence delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to lift Norcross 3-2 over Parkview on Wednesday night in Region 7-AAAAAAA action.