The MVP Tice-Wilkerson Baseball Camp will be instructed by two former DHS players and current Minor League players, Jeremy Tice, of the Cleveland Indians, and Shannon Wilkerson, of the Boston Red Sox.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Coach Heath Terris tells us about the team's amazing win.
The Dacula Athletic Association 11U baseball team recently finished second in the World Series in Panama. “It was amazing,” head coach Heath Terris said proudly. “It means a whole lot of different things for the boys, and memories of a lifetime for the parents. We saw 11 kids grow up in a week.” This young team battled through many obstacles to pull off their amazing win. “We had to battle through tropical storm Betty Sunday and Monday,” Terris explained. “Then we lost our opening game on Thursday evening, so we had to go through the losers bracket. The first game in the losers bracket we were down four runs. I just told the team no matter what happens in our last at bat, keep your heads up high, in our book you guys are champions and we …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Head Coach Andy Mitchell tells us about their amazing season.
The 10U Mill Creek Hawks baseball team had an amazing season, finishing 18-0. “It was just an unbelievable season,” said head coach Andy Mitchell. “We have a great group of kids and a great group of families. We took every game for what it was, and did not really think about going undefeated, we just played our hardest. It was a really special season for the kids and they all had a great time.” The team then went into the GGBL tournament and went 6-0 to be the Gwinnett County 10U Champions. “We played some great opponents in the series,” Mitchell said, “and like the regular season we just kept focusing on the game that was in front of us. Our kids learned a lot over the season; they learned never to give up, never take an opponent for …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Pitcher Brian Holmes has been drafted to the Houston Astros' minor league team.
Brian Holmes is on his way to living out his dreams in major league baseball. The former Mill Creek High School pitcher just finished his junior year at Wake Forest and was recently drafted to the Houston Astros. “He is now officially in the minor leagues,” his mother Sherry Jennings said proudly. “So he will play through the minor leagues and hopefully make it to the major league.” When I spoke to Jennings, her son was on his way to Troy, N.Y. to play for the Penn League. “He will be playing for the Tri-City Valley Cats, a high level single A team,” she explained. “So, he will be working through the system. He will start out at high single A, then double A, and then hopefully the major league team, which is the Houston Astros.” Holmes’ …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Gwinnett Patches recently held a contest giving away tickets to a baseball game, and now the nine winners have been determined.
The nine Patch sites in Gwinnett County recently held a contest giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets to the Gwinnett Braves game on June 1st. We randomly selected a winner from each site. Their Patch usernames are: Dacula Patch - Betsy Duluth Patch - Anita Smith Lawrenceville Patch - JoAnn Fuller Lilburn Patch - Diane Altonen Loganville Patch - Denise Beam Norcross Patch - Tim Suggs Peachtree Corners Patch - Gene Reinold Snellville Patch - Sherry B. Cown Suwanee Patch - Alicia Allen Congratulations to all of our winners! We look forward to seeing you at Coolray Field. Even if you did not win, you still can buy tickets for the game at a discounted price by using promo code LAWRENCEVILLE.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Coach John Poitevint shares details on a solid player with great potential.
Senior Travis Vanderhorst is expected to be a star player on the Dacula High School varsity baseball team this season. “Travis is one of our star players this year,” Coach John Poitevint said. “He is a senior who has played all four years here, and this is his second year on varsity. Travis was a starter a year ago on our team that was probably one of the most successful here at Dacula. Last year he was one of our key players, he was an all region player and I expect he will be again.” Vanderhorst has a great attitude and is a player that will do whatever it takes. “He is our leading hitter right now,” Poitevint said, “and he is a player that works awfully hard everyday to get better. He has a great attitude and is a great leader. He will …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Mill Creek sweeps Dacula in the second round of the state high school baseball playoffs.
The Mill Creek Hawks stepped onto Fathers Field against the Dacula Falcons for the second round of the Class AAAAA state high school baseball playoffs on Wednesday May 11. Mill Creek took an early lead over Dacula during the first game of their doubleheader. The Falcons tried to regain some footing late in the sixth and seventh innings but the Hawks maintained their lead winning 5-3. The second game, Mill Creek pitcher Brian Stillwell threw a no-hitter enabling the Hawks to win 1-0. Mill Creek moves on to the next round of the playoffs with another doubleheader on May 17.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
A look at recent high school sport's scores.
Boys Soccer April 12 Girls Soccer April 12 Baseball April 11 April 12 April 13 Girls Lacrosse April 13 To report scores, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Take the kids to the ballpark, support a local soccer team, enjoy a St.Patrick's Day Festival, see a play or win at Bingo - all happening this week in or near our hometown of Dacula!
Where/When: The lawn of the historic Lawrenceville courthouse, Thursday, March 17 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Why Go: It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Festival and it’s a free event for the community. There will be local business booths, festival vendors, kids’ activities and live music. Pricing: Free fun! Where/When: Thursday, March 18 at Dacula High School Soccer Field. The girls' team plays at 5:30 p.m. and the boys start at 7:30 p.m. Why Go: It’s youth night at the soccer field, you and the family can support one of our hometown soccer teams and all youth players that show up in their jerseys will receive free admission. Pricing: Free for youth in their soccer jerseys. Where/When: Historic Flowery Branch Train Depot, 5509 Main Street, …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Head out to the ballpark, spend some time gaming, capture a leprechaun, encourage reading or take a hike this week in or near the Dacula area.
Where/When: Coolray Field, Home of the Gwinnett Braves, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville on Wednesday, March 9. Why Go: Because America’s favorite pastime is baseball! Support the Mill Creek Hawk baseball team as they take on Brookwood at 3 p.m. and stay and cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs as they play the Crimson Tide from Alabama. Game time is 7 p.m. This great event benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Pricing: General admission tickets $12 Where/When: Hamilton Mill Library, 3690 Braselton Highway, Dacula on Thursday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. Why Go: It’s fun, free, involves video gaming and you can bring all your friends. Teens are invited to the Hamilton Mill Library to play Xbox Kinect with their friends. Pricing: …