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The Atlanta Steam are ready to take on the Omaha Heart in their LFL opener on June 3. (Pictured at a meet-and-greet last Saturday).

The Atlanta Steam (0-0) still have 18 days to wait before they play their first game of the 2016 LFL season which will come on June 3 when the Omaha Heart (1-0) visit the Infinite Energy Arena looking to end two years of Atlanta domination. While the revamped Omaha team already has more wins (1) than they have managed over the last two years, look for the Steam unleash a pent up fury that has been building over the last two months while preparing for the season and scoreboard watching.

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2015 No. 1 pick Lyle Thompson was one of three Georgia rookies to break the 60-point total in their first season. Image courtesy Khoi Ton.

Despite losing to East Division rival New England (11-8) in the opening round of the National Lacrosse League playoffs, Georgia (8-11) had a successful year in Georgia after relocating from Minnesota ahead of the 2016 season.

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Shayne Jackson (32) finished the season with 83 total points, second for the Swarm for the season. Image courtesy Paul Sasso.  

The Georgia Swarm (8-10) will travel to New England to play the Black Wolves (10-8) on Saturday evening in the opening round of the National Lacrosse League playoffs. The Swarm finished third in the East Division while the Wolves were second. The victor will advance to face the Buffalo Bandits (13-5) to decide the division title.

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Shayne Jackson (32) scored three goals in the loss to New England giving him a career high of 36 on the season. Image courtesy New England Black Wolves.

The Georgia Swarm (7-10) was defeated by the New England Black Wolves (10-6) on Sunday in Week 17 National Lacrosse League action. The loss at Mohegan Sun Arena snaps the Swarm three-game win streak, but Georgia can still earn a trip to the playoffs with a win at home in the final week of the regular season against the Vancouver Stealth (5-11).

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The Mountain View Bears remain the top ranked Gwinnett team in the most recent SCORE Atlanta 6A baseball ranking.

The Week 6 SCORE Atlanta AAAAAA baseball ranking that was released earlier this week has four Gwinnett County teams in the top six of the state ranking. The teams, Mountain View (No. 3), Collins Hill (No. 4), Norcross (No. 5), and Parkview (No. 6), are a combined 53-17 on the season with the majority of the losses coming in head-to-head competition.

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The G-Braves open the 2016 season on Thursday against the Norfolk Tides in Virginia. The Coolray Field opener is Thursday, April 14.

The Gwinnett Braves will open the 2016 campaign with a seven-game road trip that begins in Virginia on Thursday against the Norfolk Tides. The G-Braves will play a four-game set with the Tides that will be followed by a three-game series against Durham.

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The Austin Acoustics will play their first LFL game on Saturday when they visit the Seattle Mist for Week 1 of the 2016 season. 

When the 2016 Legends Football League (LFL) opens on Saturday with the Austin Acoustics, one of three first-year teams in the league this season, visiting defending league champion Seattle Mist, Austin won’t be the only ones taking part in their first LFL game. Dessie Mitcheson will be making her first appearance as the LFL sideline reporter.

Dessie Mitcheson

Like Austin, Dessie Mitcheson will be taking part in her first LFL game as the new league sideline reporter.

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Swarm rookie Randy Staats (#83) leads Georgia in points with 59 on the season. Image courtesy Paul Sasso.

The Georgia Swarm (4-9) played host to the Buffalo Bandits (9-4) at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena in Week 14 of the National Lacrosse League on Saturday night knowing that their postseason life was at stake, but that didn’t help the home team hold a 4th quarter lead on the way to a 18-14 loss-the fifth straight for the club.

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Georgia Swarm rookie Chad Tutton (44) had his first career hat trick in the loss to Calgary on Friday night. Image courtesy Mike Delrio.   

The Georgia Swarm (4-8) was home against the Calgary Roughnecks (6-7) on Friday night in a Week 13 non-division National Lacrosse League contest looking to end a three-game loss streak but, despite holding an 11-8 advantage late in the third quarter, the visitors scored six unanswered goals in the final quarter to go home with a 16-12 win.

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The Grayson Rams will have a new head football coach this season for the first time in 16 years because Mickey Conn is leaving for Clemson. Score Atlanta broke the news late last week that Conn will be joining the Tigers after accepting the Quality Control position.

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