Friday, May 24, 2013
Anne Marie Armstrong retains her position on the WNBA team, which announced its finalized roster May 22.
A Wesleyan School alumna will officially begin her WNBA career this Saturday, as the Atlanta Dream opens its season against the Tulsa Shock. Anne Marie Armstrong, who graduated from Wesleyan School four years ago, was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in April. However, the Atlanta Dream's 11-player roster was not finalized until this week, according to the team's website. So, if you are trying to find her on the court, look for jersey No. 3. The 6-foot-3-inch Armstrong will be playing the positions of guard and forward. Originally from Norcross, she is the only player on the Atlanta Dream's roster who attended a Georgia college. To see more on Armstrong, click here for her player profile.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Nicholas Poulos, 13, a student at the Peachtree Corners private school, bested 19 other competitors at the recent competition.
You could say the third time is the charm for Nicholas Poulos, a 7th grader at Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners. Poulos, 13, had made it to Round 3 (GISA Unit Finals) as a 5th grader and 6th grader only to lose out in the third round. This year, he was runner-up at Round 3 (GISA Unit Finals) which earned him a coveted spot at the State Championship. The young man, who lives in Tucker, became the 52nd Annual Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee championship on Friday besting Rohan Ramdeholl from North Gwinnett Middle School to win. "We've been on cloud nine since Friday," said Nicholas' mother Donna Poulos. "And Nicholas was just estatic to win," she added. The championship win means the young Poulus, who has attended …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Norcross High has some players going to big-name schools.
Gwinnett County’s football power reaches well beyond the Chattahoochee River, Blue Ridge Mountains and Okefenokee Swamp. How about all the way to the Atlantic, Pacific and Great Lakes? Here's a look at some of the commitments already announced at Norcross High as well as a look at some of the other Gwinnett schools: Editor’s Note: College commitment information often changes. If you see an omission or error, let us know via email or the comments below, and we'll update this list. NORCROSS Joseph Wilber will sign, and is leaning toward West Georgia. Running back Alvin Kamara will sign, and will pick between Georgia and Alabama. And here’s a school-by-school look at Gwinnett’s major college football commitments listed on Rivals.com and …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Chad Hall, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, is a 2005 graduate from the Peachtree Corners school.
How many of us can brag someone from our home town has played in the Super Bowl? Well, you can now. Wesleyan School grad Chad Hall, now a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, is on his way to Super Bowl 2013. It's something of a dream come true for the 26-year-old who during his years playing for the Wolves was the only player in the country to lead his team in rushing and receiving during his senior year. "It's unreal," Hall said in an interview with the Gwinnett Daily Post recently. "When you're 6 years old in the backyard, you're dreaming about playing in the Super Bowl. Now I get a chance to step on that field and soak up that atmosphere." After high school, Hall attended Air Force Academy where he started out as a quarterback then moved…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
On Tuesday night's agenda council to consider approving the private Peachtree Corners school's request to expand onto property currently Zoned R-100 and other items.
The Peachtree Corners City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the new city hall at 147 Technology Parkway. On the agenda: Community Development Director, Diana Wheeler, will update the City Council on several planning issues. In old business council to: Consider adopting the 2013 Council Meeting Calendar (deferred from Nov. 27 meeting) Consider adopting a solid waste program for commercial sanitation (not residential) which will allow the city to collect 3 percent of haulers gross revenue which is now collected by the county, (deferred from Nov. 27 meeting). Consider Buford Highway business owner Amer Habib's request for change in conditions to remove a permit deadline and reduce required buffer from 25 to 15 feet…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The private Peachtree Corners school has requested special permits on residential properties it currently owns in the Spalding Estates subdivision.
Wesleyan School, located on 53 acres fronting S.R. 141 and Spalding Drive, is seeking to expand its sports facilities to nearby residential parcels located adjacent to the campus. The residential properties are currently part of the Spalding Estates subdivision located across from the Norcross High School on Spalding Drive. The properties are currently zoned R-100 and combined equal over six acres. Three lots abut the school's current soccer fields and are located in the interior of the subdivision, the remaining two lots are adjacent to the school's existing tennis courts near the intersection of Spalding Drive and Spalding Terrace. Robert Binion, Chairman, of the Board of Trustees for Wesleyan School filed a letter of intent requesting …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Checks mark the predicted winners this week.
Gwinnett Football Predictions Last week's record: 10-2 (53-21 overall) Friday, Oct. 12 ✔ — Predicted Winner Idle: Duluth, South Gwinnett See also: Football Scoreboard, Oct. 5 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 28 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 21 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 14 Football Scoreboard, Sept. 7 Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Wesleyan senior, Drew Middleton, recently earned the Scout's highest rank.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Drew Middleton, son of Mark and Lynne Middleton of Peachtree Corners, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout through Boy Scout Troup 1963. Middleton led the renovation and refurbishment of a community area at the Atlanta Missions dormitories for his Eagle Scout project. Through this project, Middleton solicited funds that were used to paint and fully furnish a community area which provided the men that receive help from the Atlanta Mission a comfortable and functional place to fellowship with one another. The Atlanta Mission is an organization that provides emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment assistance and transitional housing to over 950 homeless men. During his tenure with Troup 1963, Middleton has served two …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Peachtree Corners high school football fans, here's a look at this week's games around Gwinnett. Blue Devils Myles Autry named our Player of the Week.
It's early in the season and a lot of things can happen between now and the playoffs. The Blue Devils are facing a tough opponent and the season's first regional game. The Big Game I That's what we're calling Friday's Norcross-North Gwinnett game in Suwanee. Big, because it could very well end up deciding the Region 7-AAAAAA. Big Game I, because we expect the season-ender between Grayson and Brookwood on Nov. 9 to have a similar role in determing the 8-AAAAAA title (thus Big Game II). The big question heading into this game is whether or not Norcross can step up after losing five straight times to the Bulldogs. The Blue Devils look to be as good defensively as they've ever been. In his posting on Norcross Patch after the Blue Devils 20-0 …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Which team is going to win Patch readers' Gwinnett Game of the Week, Dacula at Mill Creek?
Editor's Note: This week's Patch Gwinnett Game of the Week was determined by a weekly readers' poll that posts every Tuesday. This week, readers overwhelmingly chose Dacula vs. Mill Creek. For Mill Creek and Dacula high schools, last football season was a prime example why you can't take early games as make-or-break encounters. Cases in point: Dacula lost its first two games (including a 35-27 decision to Mill Creek), started 3-3, then won its next six games until losing to eventual Class AAAAA runner-up Walton in the state quarterfinals. Mill Creek started 3-0, then lost five of its final seven games to finish 5-5 and out of the playoffs. The neighboring programs begin their respective seasons against each other Friday at Mill Creek in…