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Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

GAC girls named state champs in golf, track

GAC girls named state champs in golf, track

NORCROSS, Ga. -- It's been a great season for the Lady Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian School.

Both the golf and track teams have been named state champions for Region AA.

The golfers clinched their victory Monday at Goshen Plantation Golf Club in Augusta, where they defeated rival Vidalia by one stroke.

Freshman Bailey Tardy was the low medalist with a score of one over par. Her fellow freshmen Elizabeth Mizell and Claire Maxa both shot an 84, while the final team member, junior Kathryn Fazekas, shot an 86.

The girls' track team placed first overall in Saturday's state championship in Albany, coming up from last place to beat Blessed Trinity, Decatur and Westminster for the title.

The relay team of Brittany Arnold (12th), Maileka Slayton (11th), Airica Palmer (9th) and Kayin Mujahid (11th) set a new AA record of 47.31 seconds in the 4x100 meter run and another record of 3:51:46 in the 4x400 meter run.

2012 NCAA Gymnastics Championship April 20-22 at Gwinnett Center

2012 NCAA Gymnastics Championship April 20-22 at Gwinnett Center

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

Meet The Harlem Globetrotters this Saturday at the Atlanta Greyhound Terminal

Meet The Harlem Globetrotters this Saturday at the Atlanta Greyhound Terminal

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Atlanta. Before you head out for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, bring your kids to meet the Harlem Globetrotters! Greyhound is the Globetrotters official North American tour carrier and in celebration of their partnership, Greyhound Bus is giving you the opportunity to meet the team, take pictures and get their autographs.

The details:

·         When: Saturday, Mar. 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

o   10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: Globetrotter’s perform “Magic Circle” Routine

o   10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Jerry Clark Foundation, bloggers and media can meet the team, take pictures and get autographs with the team

·         Where: Atlanta Greyhound Bus Terminal, 232 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Georgia Gwinnett College hires women's soccer coach

Georgia Gwinnett College hires women's soccer coach

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A veteran soccer coach has been chosen to lead the new women's soccer program at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Domenic Martelli comes to Gwinnett with 18 years of Division I coaching experience. He spent the last 12 seasons at Georgia State University, where he quickly became the winningest coach in school history.

"It's thrilling to be a part of what is beginning to take place at GGC," Martelli said. "This is a golden opportunity -- a college growing academically, technologically and, of course, athletically."

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