Sunday, May 19, 2013
Berkmar dethrones the defending champion Eagles in an all-Gwinnett final.
Berkmar High of Lilburn has ended the reign of Collins Hill's boys soccer team as large-school state champion. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kofi Twumasi and Awey Houry scored second-half goals Saturday, leading the Patriots to a 2-0 upset at Kennesaw State. It’s the first state title for Berkmar soccer. Collins Hill of Suwanee was making its sixth straight appearance in the title game. Twumasi scored to put the Patriots ahead 1-0 two minutes into the second half. Houry added a goal at the 15-minute mark. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Eagles survive Harrison on penalty kicks, and will face Berkmar in the final.
The Collins Hill boys soccer team still has a crown on its head, but it was getting wobbly there for awhile Thursday in Suwanee. The Eagles, who have been to the past five state title games, needed penalty kicks to defeat Harrison, 2-1, after ending regulation tied at 1 and going through two scoreless five-minute overtime periods. Eagles goaltender Jackson Taylor stopped a Harrison penalty shot to seal the victory. Thus Collins Hill will advance to Saturday's final against Gwinnett rival Berkmar, which defeated East Coweta on Thursday. The site is to be determined -- either at Kennesaw State or West Georgia University. It appeared that the Eagles might put the game away in regulation. Paul Ille scored at 25:40 of the second half for a 1-0 …
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. Suwanee 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. 2. Upload pictures and video of your …
Heyward continues his stint. The G-Braves return to Coolray on May 18.
When the Gwinnett Braves return to Coolray Field on May 18, yet another high-profile Atlanta Braves player is likely to join them. Pitcher Brandon Beachy, who is recovering from off-season arm surgery, could start the G-Braves' Sunday (May 19) game on a rehab assignment, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Beachy, 26, had so-called "Tommy John" elbow surgery in the off-season, and he could have several starts with Gwinnett before being activated again by Atlanta. He'll be familiar to Gwinnett fans -- Beachy pitched for the G-Braves in 2010 and 2011. Also, outfielder Jason Heyward continues his stint with Gwinnett, with no word yet on when he'll return to Atlanta. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Gwinnett Braves will hold a 5k and "Tripp Halstead Night" to raise money for the toddler injured in Barrow County last year.
The Gwinnett Braves announced Monday that they will hold a 5-k run to raise funds for Tripp Halstead, the Barrow County toddler injured when a tree limb hit him in the head during Hurricane Sandy last fall. The race called "Tripp's Trot" will take place Saturday, June 22, at 8 a.m. at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Registration is $25 before May 22 and increases to $35 the day of the event. There will also be a Fun Run. Registration for that is $20. Runners can register at trippstrot.com. The support will continue that day with "Tripp Halstead Night" at the G-Braves game against the Syracuse Chiefs. A portion of funds raised from the concession stands and a Tennis Toss after the game will go to the Halstead family. First pitch is at 7:…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Eagles are seeking their fourth state title in five years.
The Collins Hill boys soccer team kept alive its chance for a second straight state title with a 6-1 victory Saturday over Newnan in Suwanee. With the win, the Eagles advance to the semifinals Wednesday. They will take on Harrison, which defeated Centennial 2-1, according to scoreatlanta.com. The title game will be Saturday, May 18, with the site to be determined, according to ghsa.net. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Collins Hill finished with 21 shots, 14 of those on goal, vs. Newnan. "We're playing very well right now and a lot of guys are stepping up," Coach Michael Burrell told the Post. -- Do you think the Eagles will repeat as state champions in 2013? Share your predictions in the comments below.
Reviewing some top news stories from the Suwanee area.
Click on the links below for more information: MULTI-USE PATH APPROVED: The Gwinnett Commissioners did their part in approving funds for a multi-use path from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Buford Highway. It's the latest of several transportation projects approved for Suwanee. GAMBLING ARREST: A Suwanee man was among those arrested when Gwinnett Police Narcotics and Vice officials conducted a gambling raid on a Duluth bar. GWINNETT BRAVES: Jason Heyward became the latest Atlanta Braves player to check in at Coolray Field on an injury rehab assignment. RAPE SUSPECT APPREHENDED: A Gwinnett man who had been at large was located in Duluth. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: The 2013 schedules were released for Suwanee schools, who regularly are in the …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Collins Hill, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge will be competing again soon.
Hey, it may be spring, but football season is just a few months away. And the Suwanee schools' schedules have been determined. Again this season, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge will participate in the Corky Kell Classic in the Georgia Dome on Aug. 24. Collins Hill will open its season on Aug. 30 vs. Central Gwinnett. Collins Hill Eagles North Gwinnett Bulldogs Peachtree Ridge Lions Source: Georgia High School Association. -- How do you think the Suwanee teams will do in 2013? Share your predictions in the comments below.
The Eagles will face Newnan in Suwanee in the quarterfinals.
Collins Hill High has changed the game time for its Saturday (May 11) quarterfinal boys soccer playoff game in Suwanee, according to reports. The Eagles (15-5) have shifted the game with Newnan to a noon start, to accommodate Newnan's prom. Collins Hill has won two games in the 2013 playoffs after having played in the past five state title games in Class AAAAA. The Eagles have defeated West Forsyth and Central Gwinnett in the playoffs this season. -- Do you think the Eagles will win it all in 2013? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Weekend Schedule Friday Class AAAAAA Quarterfinals Girls Soccer: Tift County at Parkview, 6:30 p.m. Girls Soccer: Brookwood at Lowndes, 7 p.m. Class AAA Quarterfinals Girls Soccer: Buford at Savannah …
Here's a guide to finding where to tee it up.