Monday, February 28, 2011
Dacula finished as second runner-up in the large school division.
Monday, February 28, 2011
In just its second year of competition at the state level, the Dacula High School decathlon team has left its mark. This past weekend, the team finished as second runner-up in the large school division and placed fourth overall in a field of 21 teams. DHS math department chair Amy Benson said the school is very proud of the eight students on the team. In addition to the team awards, four students won individual medals. Mindy Johnson won a bronze medal in interview at the honors level. At the scholastic level, Patricia Ekpo won two medals: a silver in essay and a silver in language and literature. Laura Thomas won a silver in speech and a bronze in math at the varsity level. Tyler Alexander won three medals at the scholastic level: gold in …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
A look at this week's high school sports action.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
After a long break due to weather, Dacula High basketball teams were back in action Tuesday night at Grayson.
BOYS BASKETBALL Dacula 53, Grayson 49 The Dacula High boys' basketball team won a big game on Tuesday night defeating the Grayson Rams and lifting their regional record to 5-2. Shae Agboola had a strong game scoring 21 points, including three of three from the three-point line. Agboola also added six rebounds. Brandon Gibson contributed nine points and three rebounds, and Xavier Okoro put up eight points and five rebounds. The Falcons' strong defensive effort was led by Anthony Morse who blocked five shots and grabbed six rebounds. The team's overall record now stands at 9-6. Dacula will try to put another notch in the win column on Friday night when they take on Shiloh. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. at Dacula High School. GIRLS …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Local teams will be back in action after weeklong break.
Last week’s snowfall forced the cancellation of nearly all local sporting events. The Mill Creek swim and dive team held a meet on Saturday, but most other teams were forced to cancel due to icy conditions on roadways and school campuses. With better weather forecast for this week, area teams will be back in action. Here’s a look at a few of the sporting events scheduled for this week: 1. Dacula vs. Grayson The Falcons travel to the home of the Rams on Tuesday for an 8-AAAAA matchup. The Dacula boys (8-6, 4-2) are currently third in the region. The Falcons have had a week to recover from a tough region loss to South Gwinnett and will be looking to prevent last place Grayson (3-11, 0-7) from achieving their first region win. The Dacula …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Evening activities canceled, state wrestling tournament postponed.
Snow and ice not only kept students home from school this week, it kept them away from extracurricular activities as well. The inclement weather forced the cancellation of all afternoon and evening meetings and practices including high school sporting events. Locally, Tuesday night’s boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball games between Mill Creek and North Gwinnett were canceled as were Dacula’s games against Berkmar. Mill Creek will travel to North Gwinnett on Jan. 29 to make up the boys’ and girls’ varsity games. The Dacula game has not yet been rescheduled. On Wednesday, the weather forced the cancellation of the Mill Creek versus Dacula wrestling match. Since the match has no bearing on either team’s region standing, the meet has not yet …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Mill Creek, Dacula basketball games to be rescheduled but no definite date set as of yet. Tonight's wrestling match also postponed.
Due to the big winter weather event that hit our area, all of Tuesday's local high school basketball games were cancelled. Officials were hoping to reschedule the games this week, but with schools now being cancelled for Wednesday as well, the dates of those make-up games are in limbo. Tonight's wrestling match between Dacula and Mill Creek has also been postponed. As of now, the next game for Mill Creek boys' and girls' basketball will be Friday night at home against Norcross. Dacula High School's boys and girls will host Archer High on Friday.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Boys win but girls fall short at Parkview High School Tuesday night.
Dacula Boy's Basketball Wins Another Big Game The Dacula High School boys' basketball team produced as solid team effort in their victory at Parkview High School Tuesday night. The game ended 71-57 lifting the Falcons to 8-5 overall and 4-1 in the region. Xavier Okoro led all scorers with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Anthony Morse powered home 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Brandon Goodson also reached double digits with 12 points and 6 rebounds. The Falcons have an opportunity to claim first place in the region when they play at South Gwinnett High School this Friday night. Lady Falcons Battle Hard But Fall Short The Dacula High School girls' basketball team slipped to 4 - 10 overall on the season and 3 - 2 in the region as…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Dacula wrestlers showcase their skills in South Carolina while the Hawks struggle against local competition.
The Dacula High School wrestling team has already proven its dominance in Gwinnett County, but this week the Falcons showed just how good they are against some out of state competition at the Seahawk Duals in Hilton Head, S.C. The Falcons made it to the championship round of the duals, only to fall to Fort Dorchester 40–31. Though they didn't reach their ultimate goal of coming home with the title, the Falcons had an excellent two days of wrestling. Dacula went undefeated on the first day of the tournament blowing away their competition. In round one, Dacula beat Benedictine Military School from Savannah 64–18 and crushed Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School from Bamberg, S.C. 57–9. On day two, the Falcons were back at it again, drawing a tough …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Dacula High School hosts an event featuring student artists.
Pencil drawings and clay sculptures shared the stage with pantyhose and phone book pages as the fine arts department at Dacula High School hosted its biannual art show earlier this month. More than 500 pieces of art by DHS students of all grades and skill levels were on display Dec. 2. Carol Arrington, one of the visual art instructors at DHS, described the event as one of her favorite times of the year. "It shows these kids what they can do to showcase their talents – where they started and where they are by the end of the semester. It gives the kids a really good sense of pride in themselves," she said. Participation in the show was mandatory for art students and counted as part of each student's final exam. Students in introductory …