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Mike Delrio

After six seasons covering pro sports as a credentialed writer/photogrpaher in the Atlanta area, Mike began covering Gwinnett County High School sports in 2013 which led to the launch of Gwinnettsportsreport.com. GSR is a site that highlights prep and youth sports in Gwinnett County. While baseball. basketball, and football receive the majority of the attention, GSR will include updates and news on a variety of sports across the county.

GSR coverage of pro teams in the county began in June 2015.  

With many of the top athletes and teams in Georgia calling Gwinnett home, there is a never-ending stream of news and Gwinnettsportsreport.com looks forward to becoming one of your favorite sports blogs for updates on the outstanding athletes in our county.

 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:54

Georgia Swarm August Update

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Swarm sign free agent goalie Mike Poulin (Seen in action with Calgary last season) to a three-year deal. Image courtesy Calvin So.

The Georgia Swarm announced two new additions, including a Marietta native, and the re-signing of two other players to the club earlier this month. The moves are part of preparation for the Swarm’s second National Lacrosse League season as representatives of Atlanta.

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QB Dakota Hughes (18) will lead Atlanta against Chicago on the final week of the LFL 2016 regular season. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.

The Atlanta Steam (1-1-1) will be on the road to take on the Chicago Bliss (2-1-0) on the final weekend of the 2016 Legends Football League regular season, also known as the Lingerie Football League, in a game that is critical to the Atlanta franchise.

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Randy Staats led Georgia in scoring, and is a leading contender for the NLL Rookie of the Year after being selected with the No. 6 overall pick in last season's draft.

The National Lacrosse League released the official order of selection for the 2016 NLL Draft late last week, including compensatory selections awarded to teams ahead of the 2017 season, and the Georgia Swarm owns the Nos. 4, 8 and 10 selections in the opening round. The Swarm will have 12 picks, including 10 in the first three rounds, in this year’s draft.

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Atlanta to host Los Angeles in critical East vs West LFL contest. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.

The Atlanta Steam (1-0) will face the Los Angeles Temptation (2-1) on Saturday night in their final home game of the 2016 season in the first meeting between the two franchises. The outcome of the East-West meeting at the Infinite Energy Arena will have a big impact on the postseason life of both teams.

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The Atlanta Steam (1-0) will host the Los Angeles Temptation (2-1) at the Infinite Energy Arena on July 9 in an intra-conference Legends (a.k.a. Lingerie) Football League matchup that will be the first meeting ever between the teams.

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The Atlanta Steam prepare to take the field for their season opener against the Omaha Heart.

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The Gwinnett Daily Post released the highly-respected All-County Baseball First and Second Teams for the 2016 season earlier this week, including the Player, Pitcher, and Coach of the Year selections.

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The Atlanta Braves announced on Tuesday that John Moses has been selected as the new manager of the Gwinnett Braves. Moses replaces Rick Albert, who has been reassigned to the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:46

Former Breeze trio key to Steam success

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Former Jacksonville Breeze stars Adrian Purnell, Lauran Ziegler, and Dina Wojowoski are set for their second saeason with the Atlanta Steam.

Week 8 of the 2016 Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, season is here and the Atlanta Steam (0-0) will host the Omaha Heart (1-0) on Friday, June 3 at the Infinite Energy Arena in the Steam season opener. The East Division contest is the first of two home games this season.

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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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