Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here are several easy ways you can get your sports teams featured on Patch.
Spring sports are well under way and summer activities are just around the corner. Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, recreational teams, etc. -- is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Is your favorite team a college or pro team? That's okay too! Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community, like Creston Mapes did in Too Many Coaches in the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Minor League Baseball team will host a 5K race and “Tripp Halstead Night” next month.
The Gwinnett Braves have announced plans to raise money for a Barrow County toddler critically injured in October when a tree limb weighing several hundred pounds fell and struck him in the head. The minor league baseball team will host a 5K Race, “Tripp’s Trot,” and “Tripp Halstead Night” at Coolray Field on Saturday, June 22, when the G-Braves play the Syracuse Chiefs. "Tripp's Trot" will start at 8 a.m. and registration for the 5K can be completed online at trippstrot.com. The fee is $25 before May 22, $28 before June 1, $30 before June 20 and $35 the day of the event. To purchase tickets for the "Tripp Halstead Night" fundraiser, visit gwinnettbraves.com/tripp and enter the special promo code TEAMBOOM. For more information on "Tripp…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out the big matchups next season for varsity football squads from local high schools.
Local high schools are more than three months away from beginning their defenses of state football championships. But that doesn't mean there isn't some planning already going on. Spring football practices are well under way, after all. The Georgia High School Association posted the 2013 football schedules earlier this week. Here's what's in store for teams from in and around the Monroe area. Region 8-AAAA Monroe Area Walnut Grove 8-AA Social Circle Redskins 8-A George Walton Academy
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sports stars formerly from Boston, including Matt Ryan, Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison and Dee Brown will be at Coolray Field on May 7th. Part of ticket sales from the night will go to OneFundBoston.org.
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 7th, the G-Braves will play the Boston Red Sox's minor league team the Pawtucket Red Sox. First pitch is at 6:05pm 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, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Walton County's Austin Cosper also took 1st place in the individual 4-H BB state championship.
Wednesday, April 17
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Walton County 4-H BB team competed at the State 4-H Match at Rock Eagle 4-H center. Walton County, whose Head Coach is William Carlan, was able to qualify and send all four of its teams to the state match. The 4-H State BB Match this year consisted of 79 teams and 564 individual shooters. In order to participate in the state match, all competitors and teams had to qualify through participating in their district match, and place a preset score benchmark in order to be eligible to compete at Rock Eagle. The Walton County Teams consisted of: Team 1 - Daniel Peters, Matthew Wood, Matthew Pittman, Gracie Fournier, Austin Cosper, Connor Hall and Alyssa Topf Team 2 – Ashley Stacy, Allison Patrick, Richy Cook, Lucy…
Jessica Still, 14, credits the community with helping her win 2nd place in a social media contest.
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. Get live reports and updates on the explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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Monday, April 15
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. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media. Follow ups will continue.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The competition will take place on April 19, 2013 in Loganville, Ga.
Once again Walton County Parks and Recreation will host MLB Pitch, Hit & Run. The competition will be held on April 19th at West Walton Park in Loganville. Registration for the event will begin at 5:30 and the competition will start promptly at 6 p.m. Pitching - throwing strikes to a designated target Hitting - Hit from a batting tee for distance and accuracy Run - Sprint from 2nd base to home plate for time
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division in Social Circle report that misinformation abounds about potential changes to the length of the 2013-2014 deer hunting season.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament comes to an end Monday in Atlanta's Georgia Dome with either Louisville or Michigan taking home the title.
When the dust settled after Saturday's final four play, it was the Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines that were left standing. USA Today gives details of Michigan's 61 - 56 win over Syracuse in the Georgia Dome Saturday. Louisville came out the victor with a 72-68 win in its game against Wichita State. The championship game betweem the Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines is at 9:23 p.m. Monday, April 8. All games will be televised by CBS (locally on CBSAtlanta, Channel 46). You can also follow all the action from the website -- via computer or mobile device. The final matchup is not a surprise to many. Prior to the Final Four coming to town, CBSSports.com experts had predicted that Louisville and Michigan would play in …