Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The peanuts, beer, hotdogs and summer sun - it's baseball season in Georgia and we want to hear all about your favorite team!
Calling all sports fanatics -- Buford Patch wants you! Are you passionate about the Atlanta Braves? A local softball league? Attend every little league game? An expert on sabermetrics? Then we want hear all about it! Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors via Facebook and Twitter. The best thing about sharing your stuff on Patch is it's your space so it's your rules. Write as frequently, or …
Wednesday, May 15, 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. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In 2010, the National Collegiate Athletic Association deemed the junior offensive lineman ineligible for play because he tested positive for steroids.
By now, University of Georgia football fans know that the NCAA banned Kolton Houston from play as a freshman. An anabolic steroid injection while attending Buford High School has kept the junior offensive lineman riding the bench. Houston has said the steroids were used against his knowledge to speed healing of a shoulder injury. But, a couple of years later, he and his university are still fighting the decision. His lifetime ban may have been rescinded, but the NCAA isn't budging on his current ban, according to the AJC. He can play when his steroid levels are below the acceptable range, officials have said. (Steroids can linger in the system for years.) Head to ESPN to check out Houston's full video interview about the fight for his …
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. ~ Suwanee Patch
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:…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Class AAA finals are May 17.
The Buford girls soccer team continued its successful run in the Class AAA soccer playoffs in 2013 on Friday. The Wolves defeated Savannah Arts Academy 5-0 in the quarterfinals, according to the eurosports website. Buford will host St. Pius in the semifinals on Tuesday. St. Pius beat Chapel Hill 5-1 Friday. The championships will be on May 17, 5 p.m., at either Kennesaw State or the University of West Georgia, according to GHSA.net. -- Do you think the Buford girls will win it all in soccer? Share your predictions in the comments below.
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 see 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
Friday, May 10, 2013
Buford Wolves open football season with home game against Elbert County Aug. 30.
The Georgia High School Association just released the game schedule for football teams in Georgia. Buford High School’s 2013 football season starts with a game at home against Elbert County Aug. 30. BHS is in Region 7-AAA. Here’s the football schedule for the Buford High School Wolves: Click here to see the full schedule.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The United States Tennis Association is bringing the youth event to Dick's Sporting Goods in Buford on May 11.
The SmashZone Mobile Tour is coming to Buford. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will bring the youth-centered event to Dick's Sporting Goods Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Began in 2011, SmashZone introduces the sport of tennis to children in an interactive way. It began as the premier fan interactive attraction at the U.S. Open, according to a news release. It has attracted more than 2 million people. To read more on the event, click here.
The Atlanta outfielder began a rehab assignment Thursday at Coolray Field.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was in the lineup Thursday, but the Gwinnett Braves' losing streak continued. Heyward began an injury rehab assignment with Gwinnett after undergoing an appendectomy in April. He went 0-for-5 Thursday as the designated hitter in a 14-9 loss to Pawtucket at Coolray Field. It was the 12th straight loss for Gwinnett, now 12-23. A season-high crowd of 8,878 fans was on hand. Heyward is expected to remain with Gwinnett through the weekend series at Scranton (Pa.), and then be re-evaluated. See also: