Friday, April 26, 2013
Trent Tignor is the WITN Pepsi Player of the Week.
East Carolina punter and 2010 Mill Creek High School graduate Trent Tignor has been named the WITN Pepsi Player of the Week. According to WITN.com, "Tignor is a standout student at East Carolina as he's made both the Dean's and Chancellor's list. He's also the president of ECU's chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes." Click here to read more and watch a video interview with Tignor. Get your news on Dacula Patch:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sports stars formerly from Boston, including Matt Ryan, Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison and Dee Brown will be at Coolray Field on May 7. Part of ticket sales from the night will go to OneFundBoston.org.
Thursday, April 25
The Gwinnett Braves will show their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a special night to raise funds for the families affected. On May 7, the G-Braves will play the Boston Red Sox's minor league team the Pawtucket Red Sox. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The first pitches will be thrown out by athletes who played in Boston at one time or another. They are: Five dollars from every ticket purchased at gwinnettbraves.com/boston using the promo code "STRONG" will be donated to OneFundBoston.org and benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. The entire evening will be a tribute to Boston. Each G-Braves player will walk out on the field to a Boston band, including Boston, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Despite a rainy start, the Greater Gwinnett Championship final two days picture perfect for watching the Champions Tour event.
The inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship finished with a flourish on Sunday in nearly ideal weather conditions for galleries to enjoy the Champions Tour event held at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course. A rainy Friday didn't deter the 25,000 or so golf fans who came to watch the three day event held April 19-21 on the Greg Norman-designed golf course in Duluth. "We were hoping for over 40,000," said Stan Hall the executive director of Greater Gwinnett Championship foundation which heads up the operation and control of the new tournament. "If it hadn't rained on Frdiay, we would have easily met our goal," he added. Hall said nearly 800 volunteers, some who had worked at the AT&T Classic (formerly the BellSouth Classic) had returned to help. …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Looking for a daily-fee golf course around Gwinnett County? We've got some choices for you.
Unless you're a member (or have some connections), chances are you're not going to be able to play at a private club like TPC Sugarloaf, but there are plenty of daily-fee options in the Gwinnett County. Check out our interactive map (attached) or the list below for public and semi-private golf clubs in the county. Note: Information was compiled from club websites and the Georgia State Golf Association. Bear’s Best Collins Hill Golf Club Country Club of Gwinnett Heritage Golf Links The Hooch Golf Club Legacy on Lanier Golf Club Peachtree Golf Center Stone Mountain Golf Club Sugar Hill Golf Club Trophy Club of Apalachee
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports from friends and family of former Gwinnett District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau are that he finished the race and is safe. Three runners from Dacula were also listed as race entrants.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. In the local area, former Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau is reported to be safe. He was in Boston competing in the Boston Marathon. Friends reported on Facebook that he has sent a text to his wife notifying her that he had already completed the race and was safe. According to the Boston Marathon entrants page, three runners from Dacula competed in this year's race: Dawn Graeser, Steven Reynolds and Ami Roach. According to posts on the Dacula Patch Facebook page, all three are safe. Refresh this page for continuing updates. Do you know anyone competing in the Boston Marathon? Are they safe? Let us …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Dacula Dolphins will be holding registration on April 27 for children interested in experiencing or improving on their competitive swim techniques.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Looking for a team to cheer on to win the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball championship? Try Wichita State, which brings two Georgia natives back home for the Final Four.
The Final Four of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been set. Atlanta basketball fans are in for a treat. We get a clear-cut favorite (Louisville), an underdog on a hot streak (Wichita State) and two other programs with March Madness experience (Syracuse and Michigan). If you're not sure who to root for, here's a great suggestion. Despite located 1,000 miles away from Atlanta, Wichita State has a strong tie to the Peach State. Carl Hall of Cochran, Ga., and Tekele Cotton of Marietta are significant contributors for the Shockers. Hall, a 6-foot-8 senior, is a starter who averages 12.5 points and 6.9 rebounds. He's averaged 14 points in four tournament games. Cotton, a 6-2 sophomore who played at Whitefield Academy as a high-…
Friday, March 29, 2013
A Walton County middle school race car driver, Jessica Still, 14, needs the community to vote for her race car as the Best Looking Mini Stock on Facebook. At last count she was in second place.
Jessica Still, 14, of Monroe, has been racing mini stock cars for almost a year now, earning the name in mini stock car racing circles of "That Girl." According to her mother, Heddy Still, the Carver Middle School student began racing go-karts about five years ago and graduated to mini stock cars last summer. Jessica now races in the Young Guns class at Hartwell Speedway. Sponsored by Athens Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, this budding young race car driver now even has her own Fan page. Her challenge this weekend though is not on the race track. It is getting over the finish line in a Social Media race to earn her the title of "Best Looking Mini Stock" on Facebook. She is currently lying second to a driver from Kentucky. Here's how you can help…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Six athletes will be inducted into the Gwinnett Hall of Fame on May 4.
Six honorees will be inducted in the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony sponsored by the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation on Saturday, May 4, at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $12 each and may be ordered on the Gwinnett County Public School Foundation’s website at www.gcps-foundation.org. A portion of each ticket will help fund student scholarships, teacher grants and academic initiatives in Gwinnett County Public Schools. This year's inductees are:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ten high school teams will compete on March 8-9, 2013.
Baseball will begin for 2013 this week at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, as 10 high school teams from Gwinnett and Forsyth counties will compete in a two-day, five-game event. On March 8-9, teams from South Gwinnett, Mountain View, Lanier, North Gwinnett, Providence Christian, Duluth, Collins Hill, Brookwood, North Forsyth and Peachtree Ridge will take to the diamond in the event's debut. “We’ve had singular events before, showcasing some top high school baseball teams in the area,” Gwinnett Braves General Manager North Johnson said in a news release. “Through the efforts of the community and our staff, we have expanded to welcome the largest high school showcase in the history of Coolray Field. We want Coolray Field to be an outlet for …